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  • 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

  • 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

  • Foreword to the EEA Grants Annual Report  2014-2015

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

    Through the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway make an important contribution to strengthening economic and social cohesion and strengthening bilateral relations in the EEA. The past year has been one of delivery. From the early results coming through, we can start to see how the programmes are generating positive change, write the EEA Ministers from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the foreword to the annual report.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • The EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report 2014-2015

    2015-08-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Europe is lagging behind its global competitors. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, we are helping to stimulate job creation in Europe through innovation, research and education. Norwegian researchers and companies are also involved in many of the projects,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

  • Key Projections

    2015-08-21 Article Ministry of Finance

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

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has been established

    2015-08-21 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO, now one of the largest research institutions  in Norway, was established today, merging staff and responsibilities from Bioforsk, The Norwegian Institute of Forestry and Landscape and The Norwegian Institute of Agricultural Economy Research. The Government is convinced that this 700 people strong pool of talent will contribute considerably to unlock the potential of bioeconomics in Norway.

  • Organic food production

    2015-08-20 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    By 2020, 15 per cent of national food production and consumption is to be organic.

  • Food security

    2015-08-20 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The issue of food security is to guarantee everyone access to sufficient and safe food - even in times of crisis. Self-sufficiency is important for food security.

  • Food safety

    2015-08-20 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    In comparison to other countries, Norway has few problems with food as a disease vector. Although food safety is generally good, it requires a sustained effort to ensure that food remains safe.

  • Food and Consumers

    2015-08-20 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Norwegian consumers take a great interest in how food is produced, processed and traded in Norway, and consumer opinion is given considerable weight when formulating food policies.

  • Food

    2015-08-20 Article Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Food is public health and it is delight, it is national and international, trendy and traditional. Food determines family budgets and social economics, regional policy and industrial policy, management of fisheries and - not least - of agriculture.

  • Norway calls for return of Eston Kohver to Estonia

    2015-08-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Estonian police officer Eston Kohver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Pskov regional court in Russia. 'This is a deeply disturbing development and I reiterate the call for Eston Kohver's immediate release and safe return to Estonia,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces additional funding for forgotten humanitarian crises

    2015-08-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

  • Opening Speech at  FK Youth Camp 2015

    2015-08-19 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Morten Høglund held this speech when he opened the FK Youth Camp 2015 outside Oslo 19 August.

    By State Secretary Morten Høglund