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  • Results from Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine trials ‘very promising’

    2015-07-31 Press release Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The preliminary results of a Norwegian-led study in Guinea indicate that the first effective Ebola vaccine may have been successfully developed. ‘An effective vaccine would be a significant breakthrough in the fight against Ebola, and would be invaluable for the affected countries and the international community as a whole,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Results from Norwegian-led Ebola vaccine trials 'very promising'

    2015-07-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The preliminary results of a Norwegian-led study in Guinea indicate that the first effective Ebola vaccine may have been successfully developed. 'An effective vaccine would be a significant breakthrough in the fight against Ebola, and would be invaluable for the affected countries and the international community as a whole,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway joins criticism of Israel's settlement expansion

    2015-07-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway joins in the unanimous international criticism of yesterday's decision by the Israeli Government authorising the construction of up to 800 new housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This is incompatible with the support Israel has declared for a two-state solution, and casts doubt once again on the Netanyahu Government's commitment to the peace process,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Research Ethics

    2015-07-29 Article Ministry of Education and Research

    The Ministry of Education and Research has published a consultation paper with submitted proposed amendments to the Research Ethics Act. This will among other things put a formal responsibility on higher education research institutions to ensure that researchers act according to national ethical standards.

  • The 22 July Centre

    2015-07-24 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The exhibition in the 22 July Centre is about the terror attack in Oslo and on Utøya, 22 July 2011. This story is told at the location where the attack started – in the high-rise building in the government centre. The rooms here still show clear traces of the bomb explosion.

  • Environmentally displaced people

    2015-07-24 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    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 185 million people were displaced by disasters in the period 2008–14. The majority of these were internally displaced, and could return to their homes after a short period of time.

  • Memorial at the government offices on 22 July 2015 – four years after the terrorist attacks

    2015-07-23 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    Friends and relatives, President of the Storting (Olemic Thommessen), NATO Secretary General (Jens Stoltenberg), President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Anne Brasseur), ladies and gentlemen,

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • The July 22 Centre opened

    2015-07-22 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Today the July 22 Centre opened in the Government Administration Complex. The Centre houses an exhibition about the terrorist attack on 22 July and the ways is which the society confronted the terrorism in the period thereafter. "I am glad that the July 22 Centre is now open. Knowledge and openness are the most important defences against hatred, violence and extremism," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

  • Norway urges Israel to stop plans for forced relocation and demolition in West Bank

    2015-07-22 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway calls on Israel to stop the plans for forced relocation of the residents and demolition of the Palestinian village of Susiya in the West Bank. This is a very negative development, which in addition to uprooting the Palestinian villagers will make it much more difficult to rekindle the peace process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The decision of the Tariff Board of 27 May 2015 concerning the issue of Regulations on general application of collective agreements concerning passenger transport by tour bus

    2015-07-22 Article Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    This matter derives from a claim by the Yrkesorganisasjonenes Sentralforbund (YS) [Confederation of Vocational Unions]/Yrkestrafikkforbundet (YTF) [Union of Norwegian Transport Employees] of 12 August 2014 and concerns general application of the Bus Sector Agreement between the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and NHO Transport for the one part and the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) and Yrkestrafikkforbundet (YTF) [Union of Norwegian Transport Employees] for the other part.

  • Foreign Minister Brende condemns attack in Turkey

    2015-07-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack in the Turkish town of Suruc in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with those who have lost their loved ones, and with the people of Turkey,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Agreement between Norway and EU on EEA and Norway Grants and tariff-free quotas for fish

    2015-07-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and the EU have initialled an agreement on Norway’s contribution for a new period of the EEA and Norway Grants, with a view to reducing social and economic disparities in Europe. Parallel negotiations on better access for Norway to the EU market for its seafood have also been concluded.

  • Norway supports elections in Haiti

    2015-07-17 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will provide USD 400 000 to support the implementation of elections in Haiti in the coming months. ‘Norway wishes to support continued democratic development in the country, and we welcome the efforts of the Haitian authorities to hold these elections despite the difficult political situation in recent years,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • What characterises Norway’s peace and reconciliation work?

    2015-07-17 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation vary depending on the conflict in question and the local conditions. There are, however, some general features that are consistent throughout Norway’s efforts in this area. These include:

  • Information about the commemoration in the Government Administration Complex on 22 July

    2015-07-17 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Practical information and program for the commemoration in the Government Administration Complex on 22 July at 09.30.

  • Call for proposals; Development and Disarmament 2015

    2015-07-16 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Section for Legal and Financial Matters hereby announces funds for projects for development and disarmament for 2015.

  • Unified Effort - Expert Commision on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy

    2015-07-16 Report Ministry of Defence

    The Expert Commission on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy was appointed by the Norwegian Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, on 15 December 2014, and submitted its report on 28 April 2015. The Commission was asked to analyse the Norwegian Armed Forces’ ability to solve the most demanding tasks in crisis and war. The Commission has studied developmentsin the short term (the next four years) and the long term (the next 20–30 years).

  • Coastal states decide on measures to combat unregulated fishing in the Arctic Ocean

    2015-07-16 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and the other coastal states to the central Arctic Ocean, Canada, Denmark, Russia and the US, have signed a declaration on research cooperation and measures to combat unregulated fishing in the international part of the central Arctic Ocean.

  • Agreement reached on Financing for Development

    2015-07-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development. This is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Evaluations and reports

    2015-07-15 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On this page you can find links to agreements, reports and evaluations related to the EEA and Norway Grants.