News

On this page you can find press releases and news articles from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries.

Nordic energy efficiency and humanitarian support initiative in eastern and southern Ukraine

The Nordic foreign ministers have decided to provide early assistance to Ukraine in the field of humanitarian reconstruction and energy efficiency. The aid is to be made available for the affected and vulnerable regions of eastern and southern Ukraine.


Global security threats – concepts and response

The global security landscape is dominated by complex threats such as international terrorism and organised crime, but also rapid development in conventional threats and economic warfare. How does this affect Norwegian interests? Moreover, how should Norway respond?


Norway announces new contribution to Guyana for its continued low deforestation

The Guyana-Norway climate and forest partnership continues to make significant progress. In 2012, Guyana kept deforestation and forest degradation at very low, though increased, levels. Based on this result, combined with improvements in forest governance in 2012-13, Norway today announces that it will contribute 35 million USD to the implementation of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy.


Norway doubles humanitarian support for Jordan

‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600.000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community. Therefore, we will increase our assistance to Jordan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


The Norwegian State sells its shares in Cermaq ASA

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has today accepted to sell the Norwegian State's shares in the fish-farming company Cermaq to Mitsubishi Corporation.


New state secretaries in Norway

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed new state secretaries.


Norwegian Foreign Minister in Liberia: Norway pledges a further NOK 75 million to the fight against Ebola

‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and speed up the response, the situation will continue to deteriorate,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


License granted for electricity interconnectors to Germany and the UK

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today granted Statnett licenses for two new electricity interconnectors, one to Germany and one to the United Kingdom. In total, this will increase Norway’s interconnection capacity with near 50 percent. Statnett plans commissioning of the cable to Germany in 2018, while the cable to the UK is planned commissioned in 2020.


High level conference in Cairo: USD 5.4 billion to Palestine

A total of USD 5.4 billion in assistance to Palestine was pledged at today’s international donor conference for Gaza and Palestine. ‘This solid result demonstrates massive international support for the Palestinian people. It sends a strong signal that the world is standing together to rebuild Gaza. We expect that Israel will do its part to reverse its access restrictions on Gaza, so that the assistance actually reaches the civilian population, and the society can be rebuilt,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.


Gaza: Clear requirements by donors

‘The Gaza war this summer shows that the cycle of violence must be broken. Fundamental steps are needed to open up Gaza and generate growth and development for the people there. That will require new policies from both Israel and the Palestinians,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.