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  • More family members may come to Norway

    23/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government has decided to allow more family members from outside the EU/EEA to visit relatives in Norway. Grandparents are among those who will now be able to visit. The rules on entry quarantine remain unchanged.

  • Change in the travel advice for the region of Kalmar in Sweden

    23/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to the region of Kalmar in Sweden.

  • Agreement reached with the UK on temporary arrangement for trade in goods from January

    21/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and the UK have agreed to enter into a temporary agreement on trade in goods that will come into effect on 1 January. The agreement will remain in place until a free trade agreement enters into force a few months later.

  • Norway to provide NOK 390 million to support crisis-affected people in the Sahel

    20/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A deterioration in the security situation, climate change and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are causing immense suffering and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region. Norway is announcing a contribution of NOK 390

  • Statement on the Israeli government’s desicion to expand settlements on occupied Palestinian territory

    16/10/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - Norway calls on the Israeli government to reverse the recently approved plans for the construction of close to 5000 new housing units on occupied Palestinian territory. The Norwegian government considers the settlements to constitute a violation

  • Minister of Finance attends high-level event on sustainable finance

    16/10/2020 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner attended a high-level event co-hosted by the IMF and the European Commission to mark the 1-year anniversary of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF).

  • Norway increases defence spending to strengthen its capability and readiness

    16/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On October 16th, the Norwegian government presented a new Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces. A continued increase in defence spending will strengthen the readiness and endurance of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    16/10/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Sondre Olsen as new political adviser to Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    16/10/2020 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.

  • Changes in the travel advice for areas in Finland

    15/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to six hospital districts in Finland.

  • Norwegian government hosts Equinor and Microsoft MOU signing for Northern Lights project

    14/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Office of the Prime Minister

    Equinor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to collaborate on the Northern Lights project.

  • The National Budget 2021: 80 billion kroner to improved transport nationwide

    14/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Transport

    “The government's transport policy binds the nation and its citizens closer together. We are building roads and railways at a rapid pace, which helps to create jobs. This is important at a time when we are striving to bring Norway out of the corona

  • Norway-India Joint Commission

    14/10/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Joint press release after the 6th Norway-India Joint Commission Meeting.

  • The data breach at the Storting

    13/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 24 August, the Storting (Norwegian parliament) disclosed that its email systems had been hacked. ‘This is a very serious incident, affecting our most important democratic institution. The security and intelligence services are cooperating closely

  • State ownership report 2019

    13/10/2020 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The ownership report is an annual report that provides an overview of the State’s ownership and how the companies have developed. It is intended to increase knowledge about both the ministries’ administration of the State’s ownership and about the

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    Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates World Food Programme

    09/10/2020 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that it has awarded the Peace Prize for 2020 to the United Nations World Food Programme.

  • Changes in the travel advice for Cyprus, Latvia and Liechtenstein

    08/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to Cyprus, Latvia and Liechtenstein, the regions of Gotland, Värmland, Västernorrland and Norrbotten in Sweden, and the Hospital Districts of North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjala

  • Norway observes the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

    08/10/2020 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Norway observed the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste at 29th September.

  • New ambassadors from Estonia and Spain

    08/10/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Two new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to the Crown Prince Regent on 8. October 2020.

  • Major focus on North Norway

    07/10/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research

    ‘The Arctic is our most important area of strategic responsibility. This is reflected in the budget proposal for 2021 and in the Government’s long-term priorities. We must safeguard Norwegian interests in the north and to do so we must further