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  • One year after the parliamentary elections, Norway reiterates its condemnation of the military coup

    08/11/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On this day in 2020, parliamentary elections were held in Myanmar. In the elections, the people of Myanmar clearly expressed their will to continue on the path of democratic reform.

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    Amendment to the 2022 Fiscal Budget Proposal: A new and fairer course for the whole of Norway

    08/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Opportunities throughout the country, higher employment, labour market security, a fairer distribution of income and wealth and fairer climate policies are key priorities in the new government's proposed changes to the 2022 budget.

  • The National Budget: A green aid budget with a focus on solidarity

    08/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed an aid budget of over NOK 41 billion for 2022. In order to address the climate threat, the Government has proposed a significant increase in funding for efforts in the areas of renewable energy, food security and climate

  • Country assessment for week 45 (8–14 November): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    08/11/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Health and Care Services is introducing a requirement of travel quarantine for people arriving from Crete and the archipelagos of the Northern Aegean Islands, and the Southern Aegean Islands (Greece), the regions of North Jutland and

  • Amendment to the 2022 Fiscal Budget Proposal: Key figures in the Amendment to the 2022 Fiscal Budget Proposal

    08/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    To ensure simultaneous access to information that might be market sensitive, the Ministry of Finance publishes selected key figures prior to the budget launch at 12:00 am.

  • Peru reaching key milestones in rainforest protection

    06.11.2021 Separate website NICFI

    Photo by Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR. The payment will be made as soon as Peru has established its REDD+ financial mechanism and the plan for implementation. “The Joint Declaration of Intent has been a fruitful cooperation to halt deforestation

  • Ecuador’s continued reductions in deforestation attracts new climate finance from Norway

    06.11.2021 Separate website NICFI

    BIODIVERSTIY, NOT BITCOINS: Norway’s Minister of Climate and the Environment, Espen Barth Eide met Gustavo Manrique, Ecuador’s Environment Minister, during the climate summit in Glasgow in November. – In the face of the climate crisis, it is not

  • New guarantee initiative to generate investments in renewable energy in developing countries

    05/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is launching cooperation for the provision of guarantees to promote investment in renewable energy in developing countries. ‘This new initiative represents a significant boost to Norway’s global efforts to address climate change and increase

  • Meeting of international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on 17 November

    05/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt will chair a ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor group for Palestine, on 17 November. The meeting will take place in Oslo. It will also be possible to

  • Costa Rica and Norway team up to kick-start forest carbon market

    05.11.2021 Separate website NICFI

    Costa Rica is rewarded up to USD 10 million for its performance on reducing tropical deforestation. Photo: Costa Rica’s National Forest Financing Fund. Ministers Andrea Meza from Costa Rica and Espen Barth Eide from Norway made the announcement at

  • Energy Transition – from fossil fuels to renewables

    05/11/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, held this speech at the round table conference about renewable energy hosted by DNV, German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and the German embassy in Norway on 5th November 2021.

    By Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen

  • New ambassadors from the EU, Slovakia and Botswana

    04/11/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 4 November 2021.

  • White Paper no. 12 (2020–2021) - White Paper no. 12 (2020–2021)

    National minorities in Norway - A comprehensive policy

    04/11/2021 Report to the Storting Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The purpose of this White Paper is to describe developments in policy in respect of national minorities over the past two decades and to outline how the Government can help to reinforce the languages, culture and situation of national minorities in

  • Divorce and relationship breakdowns

    04/11/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    A spouse who does not wish to continue the relationship can apply to the county governor for a separation. After a separation of one year, either of the spouses can apply to the county governor for a divorce.

  • Previous national budgets

    04/11/2021 Article Ministry of Finance

    2022 The National Budget 2022 - Chapter 2.1 (pdf) The National Budget 2022 - Chapter 3.1 (pdf) Taxes 2022 - Chapter 1 2021 The Revised National Budget 2021 The National Budget 2021

  • Kompetanseforum om åpenhetsloven 28. oktober

    04/11/2021 Article Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Kompetanseforum ble avholdt 28. oktober med deltakelse fra relevante organisasjoner og eierdepartementer. Tema for forumet var Lov om virksomheters åpenhet og arbeid med aktsomhetsvurderinger (åpenhetsloven), med formål om bedre å forstå hvilke

  • 'Appalled by report on Ethiopia'

    04/11/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is appalled by findings in the report on Ethiopia by UN Human Rights stating reasonable grounds to believe that all sides have “committed violations of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law”. Civilians must be protected,

  • Foreign Minister: 'Alarmed by the situation in  Ethiopia'

    04/11/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am alarmed by the deteriorating situation in Ethiopia and the potential regional impact. Norway has consistently, including as member of the UN Security Council called for a cease-fire, dialogue between parties and unimpeded humanitarian access

  • Budget day

    04/11/2021 Article

    The Støre Government's Amendment to the 2022 Fiscal Budget Proposal will be published on these pages on 8 November 2021. This is an overview of the most important budget day publications:

  • Gender equality

    03/11/2021 Article Ministry of Culture

    We want to strengthen gender equality and create better protection against discrimination for all. A society free from discrimination is a prerequisite for equality and equal opportunities. Therefore, we must have strong and clear legislation that