Circulars

Circulars are information from the ministry to affected parties about interpretations of laws and regulations. This is an overview of circulars from the Ministries. 

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  • Opening of the Exhibition «Yiddish far ale – Jiddish for alle»

    2015-09-03 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of  EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen's opening statement to the exhibition "Yiddish far ale - Jiddish for alle" at The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo 3 September.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • State secretary Øystein Bø’s speech on Norwegian Security and Defense Policy at MSPO 2015 in Poland

    2015-09-03 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    MSPO is the 22nd International Defence Industry Exhibition. State secretary Øystein Bø in Norway's Ministry of Defence held this speech on Norwegian Security and Defense Policy at MSPO 2015 in Poland.

    By State secretary Øystein Bø

  • Key Projections

    2015-09-02 Article Ministry of Finance

    Key Projections lists economic forecasts for 2015 and 2016 by various institutions.

  • Norwegian initiative to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage

    2015-09-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) invites to a conference dedicated to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage. The conference will be held in Sofia on 16 September under the patronage of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

  • Norway opens prison in the Netherlands

    2015-09-02 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen today opened the Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. The first inmates are already in place.

  • Calls for proposals

    2015-09-02 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Grant scheme Deadline Grants for projects in ODA-approved OSCE countries in Eurasia The main objectives of the grant scheme are democratic and social development in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,

  • Diplomatic relations

    2015-09-01 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Vic-terrasse.jpg The Oslo Diplomatic List (pdf) Diplomat in Norway The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to diplomats and their families on how the various privileges and immunities under the Vienna Conventions are implemented in

  • NOK 200 million to support reforms in Ukraine

    2015-09-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to provide NOK 200 million in budget support to Ukraine to support the Ukrainian Government's work to carry out reforms. 'This support for Ukraine is important for helping to achieve essential restructuring and modernisation,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Arctic's unique role in influencing the global climate

    2015-08-31 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the Glacier Conference, Session 1 in Anchorage on 31 August.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Step backwards for freedom of expression in Egypt

    2015-08-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Yesterday's conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists is a step backwards for freedom of expression in Egypt,' said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen.

  • NOK 10 million to new pilot export programme for Norwegian computer games companies

    2015-08-27 Press release Ministry of Culture

    Today saw the launch of the Go Global Games pilot programme, a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Culture, the Norwegian Film Institute and Innovation Norway. The aim of the programme is to help Norwegian computer game companies to international markets and increase sales and export revenues from Norwegian Computer games.

  • Voting at Election Day

    2015-08-27 Article Election Portal: valg.no

    If you vote on Election Day, 14 September (or 13 September in municipalities that have two-day elections) you must vote in the municipality in which you are registered as an elector.

  • Municipalities that have two-day elections

    2015-08-27 Article Election Portal: valg.no

    192 municipalities have election day both on Sunday 13 September and on Monday 14 September.

  • Export control

    2015-08-27 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The export control system is intended to ensure that strategic goods, services and technology are only exported from Norway in accordance with Norwegian security and defence policy, and that exports of dual-use goods do not contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical and biological weapons) or their means of delivery.

  • Peace agreement in South Sudan encouraging

    2015-08-27 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is encouraging that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, yesterday signed the peace agreement with the opposition in South Sudan. Let us hope that this will bring an end to the tragic conflict, which has lasted for 20 months. I expect all parties to comply with the whole peace agreement, as it has now been negotiated. We cannot accept any attempts to opt out of parts of the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Potato seed deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2015-08-26 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Delegations from Peru and Costa Rica will deposit potato seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week. State Secretary Hanne Maren Blaafjelldal participates at the seed deposit together with, among others, Costa Rica's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, mr Arauz Cavallini, and the Director-General of FAO, mr José Graziano da Silva.

  • Statement at Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Annual General Meeting

    2015-08-26 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Morten Høglund gave this statement at Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Annual General Meeting in Oslo  26 August 2015.

    By State Secretary Morten Høglund

  • The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Carnegie Corporation of New York: Promoting Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding

    2015-08-25 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining efforts to promote innovative approaches in the broad and evolving field of peacebuilding.

  • Regulation on Solvency II

    2015-08-25 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today adopted a regulation to transpose detailed rules in the Solvency II Directive into Norwegian law. The main elements of the directive have already been transposed into Norwegian law in the new Financial Undertakings Act, which enters into force on 1 January 2016.

  • Opening speech at a Norwegian Korean Business Seminar

    2015-08-24 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Morten Høglund's opening speech at a Norwegian Korean Business Seminar in Oslo on 24 August 2015.

    By State Secretary Morten Høglund