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  • MFA - Revised national budget 2018

    2018-05-15 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government presented its revised national  budget for 2018 Tuesday 15 May. Here are the most important figures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Revised budget: Norway to provide an extra NOK 130 million for the fight against marine litter

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is playing a leading role in the global effort to eliminate marine litter. The Government is proposing to increase funding for Norway's development programme to combat marine litter by NOK 130 million in 2018. This programme is a key element

  • Revised budget: Government scaling up funding for Norad's Knowledge Bank

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government is proposing to increase its allocation to technical cooperation on taxation through Norad's Knowledge Bank by NOK 13 million. This is one step on the way to doubling our support for 'tax for development' by 2020,' said Minister of

  • Revised budget: Norway allocates additional NOK 116 million to humanitarian assistance

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The

  • Foreign Minister concerned about spiralling violence

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned about the spiral of violence we are now seeing on the border between Israel and Gaza. I urge political leaders on both sides, in the strongest possible terms, to calm the situation down and show restraint, to avoid further

  • Increased allocation for efforts to promote freedom of religion or belief

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has proposed a NOK 10 million increase in its funding for civil society's international efforts to promote human rights. This additional funding will be used to strengthen efforts to promote freedom of expression and freedom of

  • The Norwegian Government continues with the planning of a demonstration project for CO2 capture, transport and storage

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy presented its assessment of the full scale carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) project in Norway. The Government proposes to fund FEED studies (Front End Engineering and Design studies) with 80

  • The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework

    2018-05-15 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Government Pension Fund Global and the fiscal rule have since 2001 set out the plan for the phasing-in of petroleum income and investment returns to the Norwegian economy. The Government Pension Fund Act stipulates that the State’s net cash flow

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    Revised Budget 2018: Stronger growth, lower unemployment and a more sustainable welfare state

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy has recovered from the downturn induced by the 2014 drop in the oil price and is now characterized by optimism and solid growth. The 2018 Fiscal Budget approved last autumn is still well adapted to the economic situation, and

  • Outline of economic developments and fiscal policy

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    In order to ensure simultaneous access to potentially market sensitive information The Ministry of Finance here unveils selected key figures prior to the budget release, which takes place at 10:45. A table with more detailed projections will be

  • Norway to chair UN expert group on nuclear disarmament verification

    2018-05-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway, represented by Special Representative for Disarmament Knut Langeland, was today chosen to chair the UN Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament. The Group has been established

  • UN Crime Commission

    2018-05-14 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the UN Crime Commision-meeting i Vienna, 14 May 2018.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Foreign Minister fears greater instability in Middle East following opening of embassy

    2018-05-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am concerned that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could lead to greater instability in the region and make it more difficult to bring the parties to the negotiating table. Norway's view has been clearly conveyed to the

  • Helping young Europeans find work

    2018-05-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Almost 14 million young people in Europe are not in employment, education or training. The new regional EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment supports the most vulnerable among them, to help them gain a foothold in the labour market.

  • Norway's Prime Minister - Time in Office

    2018-05-11 Article Government.no

    Name From To Years Months Days 1. Frederik Due 27.02.1841 08.03.1844 3 0 10 08.03.1844 17.06.1856 12 3 9 17.06.1856 16.12.1858 2 5 29 17 9 19 2. Einar Gerhardsen 25.06.1945 05.11.1945 0 4 11 05.11.1945

  • Our Oceans - Our Future

    2018-05-10 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and the co-organisers, the Nippon Foundation and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, for giving me the opportunity to speak on oceans and the

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, May 10th.

  • Norway in Europe. The Norwegian Government’s strategy for cooperation with the EU 2018–2021

    2018-05-09 Plans/strategy Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government’s strategy for cooperation with the EU in the period 2018-2021 has two main messages. Firstly, our cooperation with the EU must help to realise the Government’s vision for our part of the world: a Europe that is secure, free, and

  • Norwegian statement on the South Sudan peace process

    2018-05-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a statement Norway welcomes that the IGAD High-level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) for peace in South Sudan will reconvene on 17 May.

  • Foreign Minister regrets US decision to withdraw from nuclear deal

    2018-05-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'President Trump's announcement this evening that the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose US nuclear sanctions is regrettable,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Announcement of Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018

    2018-05-09 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is announcing this year’s licensing round in mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf - Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2018.