Prime Minister of Norway running country from his iPad

Governing Norway? There’s an app for that.  Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, like thousands of others, has been stranded by the volcanic cloud hanging over Europe. But he seems to be managing:  Stoltenberg, who was in town for President Obama’s nuclear summit, was due to return to his country Thursday. But thousands of flights to northern ...

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Governing Norway? There's an app for that. 

Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, like thousands of others, has been stranded by the volcanic cloud hanging over Europe. But he seems to be managing

Stoltenberg, who was in town for President Obama's nuclear summit, was due to return to his country Thursday. But thousands of flights to northern Europe were cancelled because of volcanic ash from the exploding Eyjafjallajokull volcano. 

Governing Norway? There’s an app for that. 

Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, like thousands of others, has been stranded by the volcanic cloud hanging over Europe. But he seems to be managing

Stoltenberg, who was in town for President Obama’s nuclear summit, was due to return to his country Thursday. But thousands of flights to northern Europe were cancelled because of volcanic ash from the exploding Eyjafjallajokull volcano. 

His solution? Stoltenberg pulled out the iPad he’s presumably just bought and has started to govern his country with it.

"Due to the delays, I’ll be working from New York," Norwegian newspapers reported the president as saying.

 

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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