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  • Norway and the EU to establish air ambulance in Tromsø

    16/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    As part of the EU’s civil protection mechanism known as RescEU, plans have been announced to establish an air ambulance with a permanent base in Tromsø. This aircraft will be used to transport patients with serious infectious diseases across the

  • Norway signs Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States

    16/04/2021 News story Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    "The United States of America is Norway’s most important ally, and we have shared more than 70 years of close, constructive defence cooperation. The Agreement both updates and further develops the agreements and cooperation already in place between

  • A Broader Basis for Making Decisions concerning Viral Vector Vaccines

    15/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The final decision concerning the use of the AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines will be taken by the Norwegian Government. A committee of experts, both foreign and national, will be appointed to examine the consequences of using or not using

  • Invitation to tender on the routes Stokmarknes – Bodø, Stokmarknes – Tromsø, Ørsta-Volda – Oslo and Florø – Oslo

    15/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Transport

    The Ministry of Transport has today published and invitation to tender procedure for the operation of the routes Stokmarknes - Bodø, Stokmarknes - Tromsø, Ørsta-Volda - Oslo and Florø - Oslo.

  • The government unveils the first step of its reopening plan

    15/04/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Following advice from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the government is implementing the first step of its reopening plan at 12 am on Friday 16 April. Some restrictions will also be eased for events

  • Withdrawal of Allied forces from Afghanistan

    14/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence

    Today Nato decided that all Allied forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a few months. ‘Norway supports this decision. Everything is now in place for a coordinated, orderly and deliberate drawdown. We will continue to stand with

  • Record-high Norwegian development assistance

    13/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway provided an all-time high of NOK 39.5 billion in development aid in 2020, which is 1.11 % of Norway’s gross national income (GNI).

  • Norwegian Government to increase funding for climate change adaptation and the fight against hunger

    13/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    ‘Food production is becoming increasingly difficult, and more people are going hungry. We must focus more strongly on adaptation to climate change. The Government’s new strategy on climate change, hunger and vulnerability will play a part in this,’

  • Norway calls on Russia to reverse its military deployments in and around Ukraine

    12/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - ­Norway is seriously concerned about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in and around Ukraine. Norway calls on Russia to reduce tension by immediately reversing its military deployments, and by using its influence on the armed formations

  • Changes to regional measures in Viken and in Gran municipality

    10/04/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    On 16 March, the Government introduced new regional measures in all Viken county’s municipalities and in Gran municipality of Innlandet county. All 52 municipalities were assigned response level A, the most restrictive level. As recommended by the

  • The Government’s plan for a gradual reopening: Out of the crisis together

    10/04/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The reopening plan of Norway is not scheduled on specific dates, but it clarifies the conditions that must be met for the reopening to happen. The plan also sets out the order in which the various parts of society will reopen. Data, not dates,

  • Myanmar: Unacceptable death sentences

    10/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The death sentence against 19 people in Myanmar is unacceptable and a deeply worrying development', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Proposals for new rules to increase transparency around and participation by foreign shareholders

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian government is proposing new rules that will increase transparency around foreign owners of shares in Norway, as well as increasing the opportunities for foreign shareholders to participate in the general meetings of companies in which

  • Stronger due process protection for children and parents

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Children and Families

    Competence requirements, a greater focus on prevention, higher requirements of documentation and grounds, and more management and control at the local level. Children’s rights will be strengthened and access rules changed in line with the

  • Legislative proposal for transposing the Banking Package submitted to Parliament

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Norwegian Government has submitted to Parliament a legislative proposal for transposing the EU Banking Package (CRR2, CRD5, BRRD2) into Norwegian law.

  • Changes in the travel advice for some Nordic countries and areas

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of Iceland and the North Karelia Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing

  • Simplification of the benchmark index for the Government Pension Fund Global

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    In the white paper Government Pension Fund 2021, the Government proposes that no additional markets are to be added to the GPFG equity benchmark at the present time. Concurrently, the smallest companies are to be omitted from the equity benchmark.

  • Norwegian participation in EU programmes 2021–2027

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Government plans for Norway to participate in a number of EU programmes during the period 2021-2027. While some of this is a continuation of existing programme cooperation, Norway also intends to take part in new programmes.

  • Strengthening of the ethical framework for the Government Pension Fund Global

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government strengthens the ethical framework for the Government Pension Fund Global. The proposed modifications are largely in line with the recommendations of the Ethics Committee.

  • Responsible long-term management of the Government Pension Fund

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance today published the white paper The Government Pension Fund 2021. The white paper addresses the Government efforts in further developing the investment strategy and strengthening of the responsible investment framework. The