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  • 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

  • Norway chairs the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on the DPRK

    15/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    As a member of the UN Security Council, Norway will chair the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006). Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York, will

  • The government’s recommendations for Easter

    12/03/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Easter holidays are in just a few weeks’ time, which is why the government has today announced a series of recommendations on how to enjoy the holidays in a Covid-safe manner.

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

    12/03/2021 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 Pohjois-Savo Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the status

  • More people must go into hotel quarantine and entry restrictions to be extended

    12/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Anyone undertaking unnecessary leisure travel abroad must stay at a quarantine hotel when they return to Norway. In addition, the current strict entry restrictions are being extended, which generally means that only foreigners residing in Norway

  • Infections from animals and the environment to humans − a growing problem

    12/03/2021 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    People can contract diseases caused by pathogens found in both animals and the environment. Pandemics seem to be getting more frequent. Why? Moreover, can new pandemics be avoided? These were some of the topics that the Norwegian Minister of

  • UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab visits Oslo

    11/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bilateral relations and the cooperation in the UN Security Council and Nato were the main focus when UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Vital to end the global hunger pandemic

    11/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Six of ten people who are starving live in a country affected by war and conflict. ‘We must ensure greater accountability for the use of starvation as a weapon of war,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.

  • The Foreign Minister on the UN Security Council’s Presidential Statement on Myanmar

    11/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It's Important that the UN Security Council remains united and has sent a clear message to military in Myanmar', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Mæland requests leave from the Storting to make a statement on the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS

    10/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Monica Mæland, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, has today written to the President of the Storting requesting leave to give an oral statement about the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS.

  • NSM notifies Rolls-Royce that it is considering blocking the sale of Bergen Engines

    10/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The National Security Authority (NSM) today notified Rolls-Royce that the Norwegian government is examining whether the planned sale of Bergen Engines AS to TMH Group should be blocked under the Security Act.

  • Changes to the vaccine strategy

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government will follow the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s recommendation to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine to people over the age of 65 based on new knowledge around the vaccine’s effectiveness on this demographic group. Following

  • Income protection for locked out EEA citizens

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The government is to introduce a new compensation scheme for non-Norwegian employees who are unable to work in Norway due to the current tight border restrictions. This proposal will see all affected employees compensated for the period from 29

  • Infections must fall

    10/03/2021 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The new strain of the virus is spreading quickly and infection rates are on the rise. Municipalities suffering from outbreaks have introduced strict measures. If infections do not fall, the government will be obliged to quickly introduce new

  • Norway to disburse NOK 125 million to UNRWA

    09/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East plays a key role in safeguarding the basic needs of Palestine refugees, and has shown itself to be highly adaptable during the pandemic. Despite the closure of schools, UNRWA

  • Longship: Approval of plans for CO2-storage

    09/03/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the development plan for Northern Lights, which is the storage part of the Longship project. The final state support agreements with the companies were signed before the weekend.

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

    08/03/2021 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 ‘

  • Joint N5 statement regarding gender equality and the rights of all women and girls

    08/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Foreign Ministers of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark mark the International Women's Day 2021 with strong commitment to Gender Equality and the rights of all women and girls.

  • Norway and Chile establish bilateral ocean dialogue

    01/03/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Chile is the third country with which Norway has established a formal ocean dialogue. ‘The MoU on establishing an ocean dialogue is not only a sign of our close bilateral cooperation with Chile on the oceans, but also shows our shared international