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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  • Norway for sanctions against South Sudan

    03.03.2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is co-sponsor of the resolution unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council today to impose sanctions on individuals in South Sudan. ‘After nearly 15 months of hostilities, it is a tragedy for the people of South Sudan that the parties to the conflict are not willing to pursue peace. The fact that a unified Security Council now supports sanctions shows how critical the situation is,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • NOK 50 million to innovation for combating poverty

    03.03.2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today launched a new competitive funding scheme that will provide up to NOK 50 million annually to innovative solutions that can help to combat poverty by 2030.

  • Riga NGO Forum

    03.03.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the Riga NGO Forum on 3 March 2015.

    By State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub

  • Statement at the UN Human Rights Council

    02.03.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Faced with violence and extremism, we must stand by the values that extremists are seeking to destroy: diversity, openness and participation. We must uphold the fundamental right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his statement.

    By State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen

  • Guidelines regarding the reinforcement of monetary donations to Norwegian museums

    02.03.2015 Guideline Ministry of Culture

    Issued by the Ministry of Culture on 10 February 2014, including revisions of 18 February 2015.

  • Communications Adviser Jenny K. Trøite

    Administrative staff Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    E-mail jktr@kmd.dep.no

    Phone + 47 22 24 67 77

    Mobile phone: + 47 900 24 610

  • Norwegian–German Energy Partnership: for a strong and competitive Europe

    27.02.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'Our two countries enjoy close relations on a broad range of topics, included energy. More often than not, we see eye to eye on international issues and have a shared approach to major challenges', said Minister of EEA and EU affairs Vidar Helgesen in his statement at an energy conference in Berlin.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Forest seed destined for Svalbard

    26.02.2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    For the first time forest tree seeds are officially deposited and stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Sylvi Listhaug together with her Swedish and Danish colleagues Sven-Erik Bucht and Dan Jørgensen, carried the first boxes of Nordic forest tree seeds in to the vault today. This is an important contribution to the conservation of genetic resources.

  • Animated short film about Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Crop diversity is precious

    26.02.2015 Sound and image Ministry of Agriculture and Food

  • Norway and Australia to cooperate on JSM-development

    26.02.2015 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the Australian Department of Defence have agreed to cooperate on the development of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM), following talks between Norwegian State Secretary Mr. Øystein Bø and his Australian colleague Mr. Stuart Robert during the Norwegian State visit to Australia this week. The agreement seeks to support the introduction of an advanced maritime strike weapon on the F-35 in the early 2020's time frame.

  • - The European energy union is important to Norway

    25.02.2015 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The European Commission today presented a communication on a European energy union. The aim is to ensure secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for citizens and businesses.

  • Speech by Øystein Bø at the State Visit to Australia

    25.02.2015 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    Keynot speech by deputy Minister of Defence of Norway Øystein Bø at a seminar February 23rd 2015 by Innovation Norway in Australia, in cooperation with the Defence and Security Industries Association of Norway and the Australian Industry Group Defence Council.

    By State Secretary Øystein Bø

  • Carbon funds receive good response to the second call for proposals

    25.02.2015 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    NEFCO has been assigned by the Government of Norway to manage a global carbon procurement facility to procure Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

  • Director General Kjetil Moen

    Administrative staff Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

    Department of Child Welfare Services

    E-mail Kjetil.Moen@bld.dep.no

    Phone +47 982 12 331

  • Norway concerned about situation in Venezuela

    24.02.2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very concerned about the situation in Venezuela following the arrest of Antonio Ledezma, the Mayor of Caracas. It is crucial that the Venezuelan authorities now ensure a prompt and impartial legal process for all the arrested members of the opposition in line with the principles of the rule of law,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Speech at  Australia National Maritime Museum

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We want healthy oceans for the sake of future generations, and we are strongly committed to conserving the unique Antarctic environment. I look forward to working with Australia on these crucial matters in the years ahead', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in his speech at Australia National Maritime Museum.

  • Why a country outside the EU thinks an EU member state should not leave

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    ' When we make choices about the future of Europe, it is worth considering what political forces will see themselves served by a weaker Europe and a weaker EU. British leadership is needed to help Europe counter such forces and emerge stronger, more free and more prosperous', said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen in his speech at British Influence in London.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Pictures

    Image archive Ministry of Defence

    These pictures of Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide can be used by media with creditation Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Press the pictures for high resolution downloads.

  • "Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas"

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    Annul address to Oslo Militære Samfund, 9 February 2015, from Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. "Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas". Original title in Norwegian: «Et forsterket og fornyet forsvar for fremtiden – vanskelige valg og dilemmaer».

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Why Britain should not leave the EU to be like Norway

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'When we make decisions about the future of Europe, we need to bear in mind the political forces that are likely to benefit from a weaker Europe and a weaker EU. There can be no doubt that more British influence is better for Europe than less', writes Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen