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  • Norway to increase short term defence spending in 2022

    21/03/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    - Pending parliamentary approval, the Norwegian Government has allocated NOK 3 billion to increase the activity and preparedness of the Norwegian Armed Forces in 2022. The proposed spending will for the most part be dedicated to strengthen our

  • The Norwegian Government is offering financial security to Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian students in Norway

    19/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Norwegian Government wants to help Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian students in a difficult situation. Students who are struggling financially due to the war will now receive funding to cover their subsistence costs.

  • Press conference March 18, 2022: Post by the Minister of Justice and Public Security

    19/03/2022 Speech/statement Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    (The post must be compared with the post delivered) Thank you, Minister of Defence. The security situation in Europe has changed. This means that emergency preparedness in Norway must adapt correspondingly. The Norwegian Government wishes to

    By Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl Press conference  March 18, 2022

  • Strengthening civil emergency preparedness

    18/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government is proposing strengthening key aspects of emergency preparedness and civil protection

  • Sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law

    18/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    ‘Today, the most wide-ranging package of sanctions ever imposed by Norway has been incorporated by the Government into Norwegian law. The sanctions are a response to Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine and also an expression of Norway’s solidarity

  • New UN mandate in Afghanistan

    17/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘This is an important day for Afghanistan. The renewed mandate will enable the UN to continue its work in the country and provide assistance to civilians at this very difficult time. As the international community's leading representative in

  • APA 2022 for public consultation: Facilitating further exploration

    17/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today sent a proposal to announce the licensing round APA 2022 (Award in Pre-defined Areas) for public consultation.

  • The Region of Flanders and Norway join forces in the energy transition

    17/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On March 17, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, Mr. Jan Jambon (left) met with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland, in Oslo.

  • Petroleum Price Board and the norm prices

    17/03/2022 Article Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy collects information about sale of crude, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas from the Norwegian shelf. From 1 July 2011 the companies that submit reports to the Ministry shall report their sales

  • Statement at High-Level Pledging Event for Yemen

    16/03/2022 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Henrik Thune's statement at a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen.

    By State Secretary Henrik Thune

  • Teaming up with Google

    16.03.2022 Separate website NICFI

    Google, through its powerful platform Google Earth Engine, enables users to analyze and visualize global satellite images. Scientists, non-profits and others use Earth Engine for remote sensing research, predicting disease outbreaks, natural

  • Satellite imagery enables companies to act early on deforestation risks

    16.03.2022 Separate website NICFI

    Decoupling deforestation from commodities production is critical to climate and sustainability solutions. Today, over two-thirds of tropical deforestation occurs due to the production of just four commodities: cattle, soy, palm oil, and pulp and

  • Still not a user of the NICFI Satellite Data Program?

    16.03.2022 Separate website NICFI

    Anyone can access the NICFI Satellite Data Program by registering for free online. Photo: NASA. Photo: NASA Photo: NASA Open Through Norway’s International Climate and Forests Initiative (NICFI), anyone can access Planet’s high-resolution,

  • How to save rainforests with satellites? Highlights of the NICFI Satellite Data Program

    16.03.2022 Separate website NICFI

    The NICFI Satellite Data Program covers all the main forest regions of the world. Launched in 2020, the program has now been extended until September 2023. Photo: KSAT. Read the newsletter here Tropical forest loss is a major cause of climate change

  • The Holberg Prize

    16/03/2022 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

  • Enabling high Norwegian Gas Production

    16/03/2022 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved applications for revised production permits for the Oseberg, Troll and Heidrun fields.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    15/03/2022 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson's statement at a meeting with diplomats in Oslo 15 March.

    By State Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson Oslo, 15 March

  • Statement on mass execution in Saudi Arabia

    14/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The mass execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia on 12 March is deeply concerning. Norway opposes the use of the death penalty under any circumstances. We call on Saudi Arabia to impose a moratorium on the use of death penalty as a first step

  • Changes among the political advisers

    14/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Emilie Kirkeby-Garstad as political adviser to Minister of Justice and Public Security Emilie Enger Mehl.

  • A new normal for Norway

    14/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is booming. COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we are heading out of the pandemic. Economic growth is strong, unemployment is low. A shortage of labor is leading to mounting pressure. At the same time, the war in Ukraine