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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  • Protecting education in conflict - protecting the future

    2015-05-29 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, held this opening speech at the "Oslo Conference on Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack" 29 May 2015.

    By Børge Brende

  • The Government Pension Fund Global – Investments in coal companies

    2015-05-28 News story Ministry of Finance

    In the Report to Parliament on the management of the Government Pension Fund in 2014, which was submitted to Parliament 10 April, the Government presented plans for a new climate criterion for the exclusion of companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), together with a strengthening of active ownership.

  • Audit of NGO programme in Hungary

    2015-05-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The NGO programme in Hungary that is funded by Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme is being run effectively and in line with the legal framework, according to an audit by the firm PKF Littlejohn.

  • 75th anniversary of the recapture of Narvik

    2015-05-28 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    His Majesty The Crown prince, The President of the Storting and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide participated together at the 75th anniversary of the recapture of Narvik. The Minister of Defence held this speech during the opening ceremony.

    By Ine Eriksen Søreide

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    The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy

    2015-05-28 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The mission concludes that the Government's economic program is well adapted to the subdued growth in the Norwegian economy.

  • Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for assistance to the Palestinians

    2015-05-27 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Today’s meeting of the donor coordination group for the Palestinian people took place at a time of uncertainty concerning resumption of the negotiations. It was therefore significant that both parties reaffirmed their commitment to our common goal of an independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security. This remains the cornerstone of the tripartite cooperation between Israel, Palestine and the donors,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Speech by Øystein Bø at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC

    2015-05-27 Speech/article Ministry of Defence

    Norwegian Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø, held a speech at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC, May 25 2015. He also had an office call with his counterpart in Pentagon during his visit to the US.

    By Øystein Bø

  • Young people and politicians gather to fight extremism

    2015-05-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Around 200 young people and representatives of governments and local authorities from throughout Europe will be gathering in Oslo on 4–5 June to come up with strategies that can help stem the tide of violent extremism.

  • Norway to fund new migrant reception centre in Greece

    2015-05-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The authorities in Greece and Norway have agreed to use funding from the EEA and Norway Grants to set up a new reception centre on the island of Lesvos, as part of Norway's contribution to alleviating the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

  • Opening Speech at Oslo Freedom Forum

    2015-05-26 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende's opening speech at Oslo Freedom Forum - where the main topic was "Living in truth" with reference to  Vaclav Havel's essay «the Power of the Powerless» on how individuals can challenge suppression and unjustice.

    By Børge Brende

  • Opening speech at EUIKT15

    2015-05-26 Speech/article Statsministerens kontor

    European ICT-policy conference on the Digital Single Market in Oslo, 26 May 2015.

    By Erna Solberg

  • Norway to provide an additional NOK 10 million in humanitarian aid to Rakhine state in Myanmar

    2015-05-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned about the plight of the refugees in the Indian Ocean. There is an urgent need to support measures in Rakhine state to prevent more people becoming victims of human trafficking. Norway is therefore providing an additional NOK 10 million in humanitarian aid to Rakhine state in Myanmar,' Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said.

  • Norway disappointed over lack of consensus at NPT Review Conference

    2015-05-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is disappointing that the Review Conference of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) did not result in consensus on an outcome document. Having said this, it is encouraging that the initiative on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons has now become an integral part of the discussions on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Final report: Future North

    2015-05-21 Report Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Final report from 'Knowledge Gathering –Value Creation in the North'.

  • Final report: Future North

    2015-05-21 Article Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Final report from 'Knowledge Gathering –Value Creation in the North'.

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    Oslo Conference on Safe Schools

    2015-05-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

  • Drivers, dynamics and challenges of increased migration across the Mediterranean

    2015-05-20 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the seminar "A Humanitarian Crisis on the Doorstep of Europe" arranged by Prio (the Peace Research Institute Oslo) 20 August 2015.

    By Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Foreign Minister concerned about death sentences in Egypt

    2015-05-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is unacceptable that more than 100 people, including former President Morsi, have been condemned to death in a summary trial. Norway has made it clear that we oppose the practice of holding mass trials that fail to comply with Egypt's international obligations,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Kavli Prize

    2015-05-18 Article Ministry of Education and Research

    The Kavli Prize recognises outstanding scientific research and honours highly creative scientists. The prizes also promote public understanding of scientists and their work.

  • Ludvig Holberg Memorial Prize

    2015-05-18 Article Ministry of Education and Research

    The Holberg Prize recognises path-breaking scientific work in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize shall in addition contribute to raising the status of these disciplines in society and to stimulating interest in these fields among children and young people.