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  • Frode Berg handed over to Norwegian authorities

    15/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Frode Berg was handed over to the Norwegian authorities in Lithuania at 11:00 today (Norwegian time). Mr Berg will return home to Norway and will be reunited with his family.

  • Presse Information: Launch of new strategy against non-communicable diseases

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will launch first-ever strategy to combat non-communicable diseases as a pillar of international health and development cooperation on 22 November.

  • Appointment of members to the Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Committee in Norges Bank

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The King in Council has today appointed Professor Ingvild Almås and economist Jeanette Strøm Fjære as external members of the new committee on monetary policy and financial stability in Norges Bank. Also, Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Deputy

  • New regulation on requirements for residential mortgage loans

    15/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has adopted a new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans.

  • Norway increases support for sexuality education in developing countries

    14/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Research

    ‘Girls and boys need knowledge about their bodies, relationships and living together as well as about health and rights if they are to make good choices and develop positive relationships. This is why Norway is increasing funding for comprehensive

  • Press Information: Global anti-landmine summit in Oslo 25-29 November

    11/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The world has come a long way towards eliminating landmines, but unfortunately there is still a considerable way to go before we reach the goal of a mine-free world. A growing number of civilians are being maimed and killed as a result of renewed

  • Press Information: Media Advisory: The Oslo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World

    11/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is hosting the 4th Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. The conference takes place in Oslo 25-29 November

  • Bård Vegar Solhjell new Director General of Norad

    08/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bård Vegar Solhjell was today appointed new Director General of Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. Mr Solhjell will leave his current position as Secretary General of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Norway.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    08/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Political adviser Ms. Maria Kristina Göthner is temporarily appointed as state secretary to Minister of Education and Integration, Mr. Jan Tore Sanner, from 1 January 2020 to 15 May 2020. In the same period the Office of the Prime Minister has

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    08/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed political adviser Ms. Maria Kristine Strandskog Göthner as temporarily state secretary to Minister of Education and Integration, Mr. Jan Tore Sanner, in the period that state

  • Costs related to the campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council

    08/11/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The costs directly related to Norway’s campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council amounted to NOK 23,4 million (USD 2,55 million) in the period 2016- 30 June 2019.

  • Major Milestone: Norway declares IOC for F-35A

    06/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On November 6th 2019 Norwegian air chief Major General Tonje Skinnarland declared Norway's F-35As operational, after completing a deployment in November meant to validate that they are able to operate the jets away from Norway's home base, Ørland

  • NOK 245 billion in net revenue from the petroleum industry in 2020

    06/11/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian State’s net cash flow from the petroleum industry in 2020 is estimated to about NOK 245 billion.

  • The appeal case in the lawsuit regarding the 23rd licensing round

    05/11/2019 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The appeal case concerning the validity of the decision regarding the production licenses under the 23rd licencing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf started in Borgarting Court of Appeal 5 November.

  • New suppliers for the seed vault

    01/11/2019 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    For the first time, seeds were received from the Slovak gene bank, as well as from Poland, to Svalbard's Global seed vault. With the two new suppliers, deposits from 78 different gene banks are now stored in the vault.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    01/11/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Geir Inge Sivertsen as state secretary to Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, as of 4 November 2019.

  • Norway increases support for crisis-hit population of South Sudan

    31/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The humanitarian situation for people in South Sudan is dire. According to the UN, 7.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. ‘The humanitarian crisis has now been exacerbated by heavy rains and floods. Norway is therefore increasing its

  • Norway signed maritime delimitation agreements with Iceland and Denmark/the Faroe Islands

    30/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In connection with the Nordic Council’s session in Stockholm, Norway has signed two maritime delimitation agreements, with Iceland and Denmark/the Faroe Islands. State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte signed the agreements on behalf of Norway. An

  • Norway to provide 2 million NOK to support new international partnership on plastic waste

    24/10/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Today, Norway announced a contribution to the new established partnership on plastic waste under the Basel Convention. The partnership aims at securing better treatment of plastic waste and avoiding plastic pollution, in particular to the oceans.

  • Commitments worth NOK 583 billion for the ocean at the Our Ocean conference in Oslo

    24/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am very pleased with the great engagement shown at the Our Ocean conference these two days in Oslo. 370 commitments have been made, at a total value of at least NOK 583 billion (63 billion dollars),” said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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