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  • Norway takes over presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

    01/07/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Starting on 1 July, Norway will lead the cooperation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States. During its presidency, Norway will give priority to cooperation on the green transition in industry and transport, civil protection, increasing the

  • All parties in Tigray should seize this opportunity

    29/06/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The unilateral ceasefire in Tigray is important. All violence must end. A political solution is vital to end the conflict’, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • New strategy for promoting freedom of expression in foreign and development policy

    29/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Freedom of expression is one of the most important rights we have in open and democratic societies. Defending freedom of expression means defending the right of all individuals to express their opinions and participate in society on an equal

  • Norway increases support for Covid-19 vaccination in Syria

    29/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway remains deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Syria, which has further deteriorated during the Covid-19 pandemic. That is why Norway is now providing NOK 20 million to the World Health Organization to support vaccination

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    Launch of strategy to combat modern slavery

    29/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Join Dag-Inge Ulstein, Norwegian Minister of International Development, for the launch of the strategy Born to live in freedom - Strategy to strengthen development efforts to combat modern slavery (2021-2025) on Thursday 1 July 14:00 - 15:00.

  • Opens new chapter in the energy cooperation between the UK and Norway

    28/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Norwegian minister for oil and energy, Tina Bru and the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng, met in Oslo on Monday for talks on energy issues.

  • Norway welcomes the release of Saudi human rights defenders

    28/06/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I welcome the news about the release of Saudi human rights defenders Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah. Saudi authorities should release all human rights defenders', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Norway condemns killings of MSF employees in Tigray

    25/06/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I condemn the killing of three Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employees in Tigray, Ethiopia. Extending my heartfelt condolences to their families and colleagues', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said. 

  • The Norwegian Government launches a new action plan for the LGBTIQ population and works towards a ban on conversion therapy

    24/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Office of the Prime Minister

    Today, Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Culture and Equality Abid Raja, Minister of International Development Dag Inge Ulstein, and Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie presented the Norwegian Government's new action plan to

  • Revised rules for elections to Longyearbyen Community Council

    24/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Government proposes a mandatory residency period of three years in a Norwegian municipality (kommune) for non-Norwegian citizens in order to be eligible for suffrage and standing for election for Longyearbyen Community Council.

  • Norway strongly condemns targeting of civilians in Tigray

    24/06/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway strongly condemns the deliberate targeting of civilians during the bombing of a market place in Tigray', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Norway is connecting to the EU Digital COVID certificate (EUDCC) gateway

    24/06/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    On Thursday 24 June, Norway will connect to the EU’s Digital COVID certificate gateway. People who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 during the past 6 months and have a valid COVID certificate may therefore enter Norway. They will

  • Measures for people with disabilities in connection with the pandemic

    24/06/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on people with disabilities. A working group appointed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services has proposed measures in the field of health and care services to mitigate the consequences of the

  • Norway to provide NOK 100 million to increase food security in Niger

    23/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian authorities are entering into an agreement to allocate NOK 100 million in support to be used to provide healthy and nutritious food for the population in Niger. The funding will be channelled through a joint project between Care Norway

  • Launch of the new Sahel strategy

    23/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein launched the new strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region today. Support for civil society and efforts to promote good governance are

  • Awards in the 25th Licensing Round

    23/06/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers Norske Shell, Equinor, Idemitsu Petroleum Norway, INEOS E&P Norway, Lundin, OMV (Norway) and Vår Energi four production licenses in the 25th licensing round. One is located in the Norwegian Sea and three

  • Securing the Gene Pool for Future Agriculture and Food Production

    22/06/2021 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Genetic diversity is the foundation of agriculture. It enables crops to adapt to different growing conditions, breeding of strong and healthy farm animals and our forests to cope with climate change. The overall goal of this national strategy is to

  • Changes to infection control measures for travel operations in Svalbard and for cruises along the Norwegian coast

    18/06/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    ‘The Norwegian Government is now easing several infection control measures that apply to travel operations in Svalbard and cruises along the Norwegian coast. This includes an end to the requirement to present a negative result from a test for

  • The Norwegian Government is continuing to reopen society

    18/06/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government is continuing to reopen society, and is moving to Step 3 of the reopening plan. People can now have more guests at home, more people can attend events, and working from home will be less of a requirement. Children and

  • Changes in the travel advice for countries and areas in Europe

    18/06/2021 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 Poland, Romania and  certain hospital districts in Finland from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ on the map showing