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  • Increased allied training and exercises

    2018-08-15 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - I am pleased to announce that U.S. and Norwegian authorities recently agreed to extend and increase the rotational training and exercises in Norway for units from the USMC. As a result, the arrangement will continue beyond 2018 and may include up

  • Digital strategy for development policy

    2018-08-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The World Bank has made it clear that we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 without the use of new technologies in development cooperation. This is the starting point for the digital strategy for development policy that has

  • Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide launches new humanitarian strategy

    2018-08-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Humanitarian action is an important part of the Government’s international engagement, and Norway has increased its humanitarian budget by more than 50 % since 2013. We will maintain a high level of humanitarian funding in the coming years, but

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    Changes in the Government

    2018-08-13 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

    2018-08-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

  • Grants for CCS FEED-studies at Fortum Oslo Varme waste incineration plant

    2018-08-10 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will offer Fortum Oslo Varme grants for FEED-studies of CO2 capture at their waste incineration plant at Klemetsrud in Oslo. The Government has previously granted Norcem funding for FEED-studies of CO2 capture at

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs visiting Jordan

    2018-08-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, visited Jordan on August 6-7. The visit is an essential part of the preparations for the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) ministerial gathering in September.

  • 10 years since hostilities in Georgia in August 2008

    2018-08-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The conflict over Georgia’s breakaway regions must not be forgotten. Ten years have passed since August 2008, but the conflict is still unresolved. Russian troops remain on Georgian soil. Once again we call on Russia to comply with the August 2008

  • Norway supports new initiative to strengthen education for children with disabilities

    2018-07-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has entered into a partnership with the UK authorities and the World Bank to promote inclusive education. Norway will provide NOK 50 million over a three-year period to an initiative designed to strengthen efforts to ensure global education

  • Norway bans child marriages

    2018-07-25 News story Ministry of Children and Equality

    Amendments to the Marriage Act to prevent minors to enter marriage came into force July 1st 2018. The amendments sends a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that Norway does not accept people under the age of 18 years getting

  • Norwegian Presidency in the Council of the International Seabed Authority

    2018-07-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Ambassador Olav Myklebust of Norway was recently presiding over the meetings in the Council of the International Seabed Authority in Jamaica. The election of Myklebust as President of the Council for 2018 reaffirms Norway’s leading role in respect

  • US Secretary of Defense visits Norway

    2018-07-14 Press release Ministry of Defence

    US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis visited Norway on Saturday July 14th. — The United States is our closest and most important ally, and it is an honor to welcome Secretary Mattis to Oslo, said Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen in his

  • Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup appointed to High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

    2018-07-12 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup has been invited by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be a member of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

  • Norway increases support for mine clearance in Iraq and Syria

    2018-07-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Mine clearance is crucial to prevent the loss of civilian lives, to ensure access for emergency aid, and to enable hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people to return safely to their homes. This is why we are now increasing our support

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    Press Invitation: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis meets with Frank Bakke-Jensen and Ine Eriksen Søreide in Oslo

    2018-07-11 Press release Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The American Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis, will be visiting Oslo to have bilateral meetings with Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The press is invited to attend statements at the

  • 50 mill. USD partnership to protect Ecuador's rainforest

    2018-07-10 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway, Germany and Ecuador has entered a 50 million USD partnership to protect 13.6 million hectares of World’s most biodiverse rainforests.

  • NATO Summit: Allied unity and burden-sharing

    2018-07-10 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence

    Allied unity and the issue of burden-sharing will be among the central topics when heads of state and government convene for the NATO summit in Brussels on 11-12 July.

  • Norway to strengthen cooperation with Croatia on business development and justice and home affairs

    2018-07-03 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today Norway and Croatia signed MoUs under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme amounting to around EUR 103.4 million. Key focus areas will be business development and innovation, energy, and justice and home affairs.

  • Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

    2018-06-29 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Norway.

  • EnergyfactsNorway.no: Facts about Norwegian renewable energy in English

    2018-06-29 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian energy facts website EnergyfactsNorway.no is now available in English. The site contains facts about the Norwegian energy system, and can be a useful source of information for the energy sector, educational institutions, the public