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  • Helping forest countries make sense of satellite data

    18.11.2021 Separate website NICFI

    NICFI supports SEPAL, a platform helping users make the most of complex satellite data. The screenshot shows 4 different analyses of a site from the Brazilian Amazon. Photo: FAO. Norway, through its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI

  • Palestinian state-building project faces considerable obstacles

    17/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Comprehensive, far-reaching measures are needed to reverse the negative economic trend in Palestine and strengthen the Palestinian institutions that the donors have been helping to develop for nearly three decades. I am pleased that the parties

  • Opening statement, AHLC Ministerial Meeting

    17/11/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Colleagues and friends, It is a privilege to welcome you all to Oslo. A warm welcome to Prime Minister Shtayyeh, Finance Minister Bishara and to Minister for Regional Cooperation Frej. I would like to thank the delegations for their productive

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt

  • Questions and answers about the coronavirus situation in Norway

    17/11/2021 Article Government.no

    Questions and answers from Norwegian ministries and other agencies.

  • Norway increases support for UN efforts targeting civilians in Afghanistan

    17/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We must do our part to maintain basic services for civilians and enable people in Afghanistan to support themselves. That is why Norway is now contributing NOK 200 million to a new UN fund for Afghanistan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken

  • National guidelines and planning functions

    17/11/2021 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The Government shall develop and communicate national goals and guidelines for planning in counties and municipalities. National expectations regarding planning, central government planning guidelines and central government planning provisions

  • Regional planning functions

    17/11/2021 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    Given that many planning issues affect circumstances beyond the individual municipality, the county authority is the regional planning authority. In the regional planning area, the key tools are regional planning strategy, regional planning,

  • Municipal planning functions

    17/11/2021 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The municipality is the local planning authority. The municipalities are responsible for preparing a municipal master plan with a social element and a land-use element, and for creating a municipal planning strategy. In addition, the municipalities

  • Norway increases support for UNRWA

    16/11/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East plays a key role in meeting the basic needs and safeguarding the rights of Palestine refugees, as well as in promoting regional stability. However, UNRWA is critically

  • Ministerial meeting of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on 17 November

    16/11/2021 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 at Oslo City Hall. Representatives from

  • Booster dose to be offered to all adults

    15/11/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is making provisions to offer all people over the age of 18 a booster dose.

  • Local measures offer the best results

    15/11/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Increasing number of COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospital, and the health services around the country are under pressure. The Norwegian Government is therefore introducing a few more national measures to reduce the infection rate, but

  • Convention Norway - Belgium

    15/11/2021 Article Ministry of Finance

    Tax treaty between Norway and Belgium The Convention between the Kingdom of Norway and the Kingdom of Belgium for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and for the prevention of fiscal evasion was signed on 23 April 2014

  • Municipalities in the Register

    15/11/2021 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The municipalities listed below are registered in Register for Governmental Approval of Financial Obligations (Local Government Act § 28 nr. 1) The register was last updated: 15.11.2021 Registered municipalities: 18 Last changes: In: 15.11.2021

  • Country assessment for week 46 (15–21 November): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    15/11/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Ministry of Health and Care Services is introducing a requirement of travel quarantine for people arriving from Andorra, the Balearic Islands (Spain), the region of Central Denmark, the regions Central Tavastland, South Karelia, and East Savo (

  • Norway’s Rolf Einar Fife elected as member of the UN International Law Commission

    12/11/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s Ambassador to the European Union, Mr. Rolf Einar Fife, was today elected as a member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). The election took place at the UN General Assembly in New York.

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    For the editors: Accreditation for the press. Meeting of international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on 17 November

    12/11/2021 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. Participants at the meeting will include representatives of Palestine

  • The North Sea as a platform for the Clean Energy Transition

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

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen held this speech at the energy seminar 'The North Sea as a platform for the Clean Energy Transition' when signing a MoU on the CCS between Norway and the Netherlands. The seminar was hosted at the

    By Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen

  • Intervention at NRCC Networking Meeting

    10/11/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson's intervention at the Norwegian Russian Chamber of Commerce' networking meeting in Oslo.

    By State Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson Oslo, 10 November

  • Prime Minister Støre meeting the King and Queen of the Netherlands

    10/11/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had a constructive meeting with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today. The close and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries was the focus of the discussion.