Aslak Sira Myhre, the director of the National Library of Norway, and Lubna Jaffery, the Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality talking together with material from Jon Fosse in front of them.

The Norwegian Government honours Jon Fosse

Press release 07/12/2023

On the occasion of Jon Fosse being awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Norwegian Government is establishing a new, annual initiative in honour of the author – an annual Fosse lecture, which will be held alongside an event organised by the National Library of Norway, where a Fosse stipend will also be awarded. In this way, the Government wants to demonstrate how important Fosse’s literary works are, both for Norway and internationally.

Tegninger av norske og ukrainske flagg som er hengt opp på et vindu mot en skolegård

Changes to the regulations for displaced Ukrainians

Press release 07/12/2023

Norwegian municipalities have done an outstanding job of settling and integrating displaced persons from Ukraine. Norway will continue this commitment, and take its share of the responsibility, but the level of arrivals must be sustainable over time. The Government is therefore implementing measures to handle the continuing situation with a high number of Ukrainian arrivals.

Statsminister Jonas Gahr Støre annonserte på FNs klimakonferanse i Dubai at Norge vil støtte oppstarten av et nytt fond for tap og skade som følge av klimaendringer med 270 millioner kroner.

Norway to provide NOK 270 million to new climate fund

Press release 02/12/2023

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre announced at the UN climate summit (COP28) in Dubai that Norway will provide NOK 270 million to the new fund for loss and damage associated with climate change (Loss and Damage Fund).

Grått kartutsnitt av Europa med Ukraina framhevet i blått.

Attack on Ukraine

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022. On this page you will find content about the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Norway.

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