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  • Digital Single Market

    This letter was sent on 27 February 2015

  • Broadcasting

    Broadcasting entails the transmission of radio or TV programmes which are received directly and in real time by the public.

  • A good childhood lasts a lifetime

    The action plan A good childhood lasts a lifetime covers the period 2014-2017, and comprises 43 measures aimed at combating violence and sexual abuse against children and youth.

  • Norway providing an immediate NOK 30 million to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal

    'The international community needs to take immediate action. Norway has already announced that we will contribute NOK 30 million to the emergency relief effort,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Speech at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

    The essence of Arctic Council cooperation is to move forwards responsibly, guided by the best knowledge we can acquire, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende in his speech.

    By Børge Brende

  • Norway supports UN Special Envoy for Syria

    ‘Norway will continue to support the UN Special Envoy for Syria with an additional NOK 2.38 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The government is lowering the threshold for participation in sports

    Lowering the threshold for children and young people’s participation in sporting and physical activities is one of the main priorities in this year’s distribution of lottery funds.

  • Lawsuit over Gassled tariffs

    Gassled is a joint venture which owns a majority of the gas transport system on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The gas transport system consists of pipelines, platforms, onshore process facilities and receiving terminals abroad. Anyone who needs to transport Norwegian gas uses this system.

  • Web TV

    Funding for Store Norske on Svalbard

    The Norwegian Government contributes with funding for Store Norske’s mining company. The funds will be provided by the state purchasing properties from the company and potentially through a loan.

  • Norway concerned over sentencing of Azerbaijani human rights lawyer

    ‘Intigam Aliyev has played a significant role in the work to promote the rule of law in Azerbaijan. The prison sentence he has been given adds to our already deep concern about the human rights situation in the country,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • New international group of experts on education for disabled people

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has appointed an international group of experts on education for children and young people with disabilities. The group is to provide input to the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, to be held on 7 July.

  • Director General Espen Erlandsen

    The Asset Management Department


    Phone +47 22 24 41 85

    Mobile phone: +47 970 45 824

  • Director General Amund Holmsen

    Economic Policy Department


    Phone +47 22 24 45 00

    Mobile phone: +47 991 60 521

  • Norway’s international image is ‘resilient and stable’

    The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index were released in November 2014 . Norway was ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

  • Norway to provide NOK 50 million to support refugees in transit countries

    ‘We are facing an unprecedented situation in the Mediterranean region, where a growing number of refugees trying to reach Europe are losing their lives in the attempt. There have been further tragedies in the last few days. Several boats have capsized, and hundreds of people have drowned. Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Africa, with a view to preventing even more people from embarking on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Humanitarian disarmament

    When people are unable to lead normal lives because of undetonated cluster munitions or abandoned landmines, or because small arms have fallen into the wrong hands, the economic, social and humanitarian consequences are enormous. The objective of humanitarian disarmament is to prevent and reduce armed violence by focusing attention on the unacceptable humanitarian suffering caused by the use of weapons.

  • Environmentally displaced people

    The number of environmentally displaced persons – people who have been forced to flee their homes because of climate change or natural disasters – is growing all the time. The number varies dramatically from year to year, and it is difficult to establish with any certainty. According to estimates by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), around 116 million people were displaced by disasters in the period 2008–13. The majority of these were internally displaced, and could return to their homes after a short period of time.

  • Cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the most important UN organisation when it comes to the protection of people who have been forced to flee their homes.

  • Education in situations of crisis and conflict

    Half of the children who do not attend school today live in areas affected by crisis and conflict. The Government is therefore intensifying its efforts to promote the provision of education in fragile states and areas affected by crisis and conflict.

  • The Arctic Council

    The Arctic Council is the only circumpolar body for political cooperation at government level. It provides a forum for discussion between the eight Arctic states and representatives of indigenous peoples on issues of common interest. The Council promotes sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.