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  • Norwegian state secretary in talks with Belarusian opposition leader

    26/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We are impressed by the Belarusian people’s courage and tenacity, and by the untiring efforts of Ms Tikhanovskaya,’ said State Secretary Audun Halvorsen.

  • Changes in the travel advice for one hospital district in Finland

    26/03/2021 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 the Länsi-Pohja Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the status for

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 15 May

    26/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The global travel advice is now being extended to apply until 15 May 2021.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    26/03/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The Crown Prince Regent has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Norway will continue to promote the Istanbul Convention

    26/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    This week the President of Turkey issued a decree annulling Turkey’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence - the Istanbul Convention. Norway is deeply concerned by

  • Authorisation of indirect acquisition

    24/03/2021 News story Ministry of Finance

    CDP Equity S.p.A. and Intesa S.p.A. have applied for authorisation to acquire indirectly a qualifying holding in Oslo Børs ASA, Verdipapirsentralen ASA and Fish Pool ASA, through the acquisition of a stake of approximately 7,3 % and 1,3-1,5 % in

  • These are the recommendations for the Easter holidays

    24/03/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    These are the government recommendations on how to enjoy the holidays in a Covid-safe manner.

  • The Government is implementing stricter national measures

    24/03/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    In order to prevent the spread of infection to the areas with low infection rates the Government, following the recommendations of the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, is implementing stricter national

  • Yemen: Norway welcomes Saudi announcement

    24/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway welcomes the Saudi announcement expressing readiness for a nationwide ceasefire and a comprehensive political solution in Yemen', Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Support for the victims of the fire in Cox's Bazar

    23/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is essential to assist victims in Cox’s Bazar', the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Agreement regarding submarine acquisition contract

    23/03/2021 News story Ministry of Defence

    In 2017, Norway and Germany entered into a strategic, maritime cooperation on materiel, aimed at the acquisition of identical submarines and naval strike missiles. The defence materiel organisations of Norway and Germany, NDMA and BAAINBw, have

  • Limited expansion of exemption scheme to include specialist personnel who are involved in the construction, operation or maintenance of infrastructure

    22/03/2021 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    In order to avoid the border closure having an excessive impact on infrastructure projects, the application-based exemption scheme is to be expanded to include specialist personnel who are required for the construction, operation or maintenance of

  • Changes in the travel advice for some hospital districts in Finland

    19/03/2021 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 the Central Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the North Karelia Hospital District in Finland from ‘

  • Security Council’s Press Statement on Yemen: 'A clear signal to the parties to the conflict'

    18/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway welcomes that the UN Security Council has agreed on an important Press Statement condemning the violent escalation in Marib, as well as the attacks against Saudi Arabia and expressing concern about the military escalation elsewhere in Yemen.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged Q1 2021

    18/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has decided to follow Norges Bank’s advice not to change the countercyclical capital buffer requirement of 1 percent for banks.

  • Norway ramps up support to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

    18/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has signed a two-year agreement with World Health Organization (WHO) for an amount of 220 Million NOK (US$ 26 million) to support activities aiming at reducing mortality and morbidity from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes,

  • Grave humanitarian situation in Tigray

    16/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Over 100 days after the outbreak of the conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia, the humanitarian situation remains grave.

  • Strict regional measures to be introduced throughout Viken county municipality

    16/03/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Viken county municipality is experiencing heightened rates of infection involving the English strain of the virus, and is unable to contact trace a significant proportion of these infections. Following the recommendations of the county governor, the

  • Brighter days ahead

    16/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government’s conference on the 2022 budget is premised on the assumption that vaccination of adults and lifted containment measures will spur high growth in the Norwegian economy. How fast growth will pick up largely depends on the speed of

  • Still enormous humanitarian need in Syria 10 years after war began

    15/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Today marks 10 years since the start of the war in Syria. More than half a million Syrians have been killed. Over 13 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid. Some 12 million have been forced to flee their homes. That is why Norway is