Enhancing International Cooperation, Solidarity, Local Capacities and Humanitarian Action for Refugees in Africa


Opened the IO-Conference in Trondheim

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, opened the international IO-Conference for researchers and industry in Trondheim. In his speech, he adressed the central importance of research and innovation in the petroleum industry.


Statement at Global Citizens Festival


Human Rights Up Front: Preventing Human Rights Crises Worldwide

'A worsening human rights situation is often a telling sign of an impending crisis. We must learn to respond to these signs', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his opening intervention at the Trygve Lie Symposium 2014 in New York 26 September.


Gaza conference in Cairo on 12 October

The Governments of Egypt and Norway, together with President Mahmoud Abbas, are hosting a conference entitled ‘Reconstructing Gaza’ in Cairo on 12 October. Political and financial support is urgently needed to re-establish services and enable early recovery in Gaza.


Countercyclical buffer unchanged

The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with advice from Norges Bank. The Financial Supervisory Authority has stated that it concurs with the advice.


United Nations General Assembly Sixty-ninth Session


To end poverty we need peace

Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Columbia University in New York 25 September 2014.


Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

‘I would like to congratulate the Russian human rights association Agora and its chair, Pavel Chikov, as this year’s recipients of the Rafto Prize,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


2nd EU-Norway Energy Conference

Tord Lien- Brussels 25 September 2014 : Norway is an important partner for the EU when it comes to security of supply. This is reflected in today’s agenda where we highlight energy security in both gas and power markets.