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  • Changes in the travel advice for one hospital district in Finland

    12/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of the Pohjois-Savo Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the status

  • More people must go into hotel quarantine and entry restrictions to be extended

    12/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Anyone undertaking unnecessary leisure travel abroad must stay at a quarantine hotel when they return to Norway. In addition, the current strict entry restrictions are being extended, which generally means that only foreigners residing in Norway

  • Infections from animals and the environment to humans − a growing problem

    12/03/2021 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    People can contract diseases caused by pathogens found in both animals and the environment. Pandemics seem to be getting more frequent. Why? Moreover, can new pandemics be avoided? These were some of the topics that the Norwegian Minister of

  • UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab visits Oslo

    11/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bilateral relations and the cooperation in the UN Security Council and Nato were the main focus when UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Vital to end the global hunger pandemic

    11/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Six of ten people who are starving live in a country affected by war and conflict. ‘We must ensure greater accountability for the use of starvation as a weapon of war,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.

  • Remarks at the UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Conflict-Driven Hunger

    11/03/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minster of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein’s remarks at the UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Conflict-Driven Hunger.

    By Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein 11. mars

  • Useful links

    11/03/2021 Article Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Information on Europe

  • The Foreign Minister on the UN Security Council’s Presidential Statement on Myanmar

    11/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It's Important that the UN Security Council remains united and has sent a clear message to military in Myanmar', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Mæland requests leave from the Storting to make a statement on the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS

    10/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Monica Mæland, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, has today written to the President of the Storting requesting leave to give an oral statement about the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS.

  • NSM notifies Rolls-Royce that it is considering blocking the sale of Bergen Engines

    10/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The National Security Authority (NSM) today notified Rolls-Royce that the Norwegian government is examining whether the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS to TMH Group should be blocked under the Security Act.

  • OG21 – Oil and gas in the 21st century

    10/03/2021 Article Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The national technology strategy for the oil- and gas sector OG21 was established in 2001. It is organised by way of a board appointed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and a secretariat. OG21 is to enhance value creation on the Norwegian

  • Energi21 – National strategy for research and development of new energy technology

    10/03/2021 Article Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Energi21 is the Norwegian strategy for research, development and commercialisation of new climate friendly energy technologies. Established in 2008 it focuses on enhanced value creation and efficient use of resources in the sector by putting efforts

  • The Holberg Prize

    10/03/2021 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

  • Changes to the vaccine strategy

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government will follow the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s recommendation to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over the age of 65 based on new knowledge around the vaccine’s effectiveness on this demographic group. Following

  • Income protection for locked out EEA citizens

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The government is to introduce a new compensation scheme for non-Norwegian employees who are unable to work in Norway due to the current tight border restrictions. This proposal will see all affected employees compensated for the period from 29

  • Infections must fall

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The new strain of the virus is spreading quickly and infection rates are on the rise. Municipalities suffering from outbreaks have introduced strict measures. If infections do not fall, the government will be obliged to quickly introduce new

  • The COVID-19 situation

    09/03/2021 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg's address to the Storting on the COVID-19 situation, 9 March 2021.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Norway to disburse NOK 125 million to UNRWA

    09/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East plays a key role in safeguarding the basic needs of Palestine refugees, and has shown itself to be highly adaptable during the pandemic. Despite the closure of schools, UNRWA

  • Longship: Approval of plans for CO2-storage

    09/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the development plan for Northern Lights, which is the storage part of the Longship project. The final state support agreements with the companies were signed before the weekend.

  • Supervision of foster homes

    08/03/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    The municipality where the foster home is located is responsible for supervision of all children in foster homes.