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  • Geographical redistribution of vaccines: 45% more doses for the 24 municipalities

    27/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    New projections from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health show that the planned redistribution of vaccine doses, resulting in a 60% increase for certain municipalities, would mean that municipalities with a low rate of infection would have to

  • Norway condemns actions of Belarusian authorities

    26/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, who were arrested on Sunday after the passenger flight they were on was diverted and forced to land in Belarus, must be released immediately. The same applies to more than 400 other political dissidents who are

  • ESRB recommends reciprocation of Norwegian capital requirements for banks

    26/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has issued a recommendation to other EEA states to reciprocate Norwegian capital requirements for banks. The recommendation concerns the new systemic risk buffer requirement and temporary risk weight floors

  • Norwegian students will not have to pay for staying at a quarantine hotel

    26/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Education and Research

    From 27 May, Norwegian students returning from studies abroad will not have to pay the fee if they must stay at a quarantine hotel.

  • Regional measures lifted for the municipalities in Viken county

    26/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has decided to lift the regional measures for the municipalities in Viken county. The infection situation indicates that these municipalities can now return to ordinary national rules. The changes will enter into effect on

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    Plans to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 22 July

    26/05/2021 News story Etter 22. juli

    A number of national and local events are being planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the government offices and Utøya on 22 July 2011. An overview of key memorial events to be held before and on 22 July itself is provided below.

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    Government Pension Fund Global: Twenty-fifth anniversary

    26/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    On Monday, 31 May, the Ministry of Finance and Norges Bank will be hosting a webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the first transfer to the Government Pension Fund Global. The webinar will be livestreamed and is open to the general public.

  • The next step of the reopening will be implemented on 27 May

    25/05/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is moving to Step 2 of the reopening plan on Thursday 27 May at 12 am. From that date, among other things, more people will be allowed to congregate than today, and kindergartens and schools will be able to move to the green

  • Changes to the quarantine hotel programme and easing of entry restrictions

    24/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The distinction between necessary and unnecessary travel is removed for entry into Norway so that travellers from the UK and countries in the EEA/Schengen area with a low rate of infection do not have to stay at a quarantine hotel. People who have

  • Entry restrictions: Changes to the documentation requirements for foreign nationals who reside in Norway

    24/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry has changed the documentation requirements for proving residence in Norway and thus the right to enter the country.

  • Statement on Belarus

    23/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is shocking and totally unacceptable that the Belarus regime forces a passenger flight to land in Minsk to arrest an opponent. I call for the immediate release of Raman Pratasevich', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Statement from the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East

    22/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway has pushed for a UNSC statement. I am pleased that the Council agrees on what is now imperative: that all parties adhere to the ceasefire and that immediate humanitarian aid is provided to the Palestinian civilian population, particularly in

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

    21/05/2021 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 a number of hospital districts in Finland from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ on the map showing the

  • Changes among the political advisers

    21/05/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed constituted State Secretary Reid Ivar Bjorland Dahl as political adviser to Minister of Children and Family Kjell Ingolf Ropstad from 2 August to 14 September 2021.

  • COVID-19 certificates – proposed amendments to the Control of Communicable Diseases Act

    21/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is presenting the Storting with a Proposition regarding temporary amendments to the Control of Communicable Diseases Act in order to establish a legal basis for COVID-19 certificates. The purpose of the new provisions is to

  • Statement on the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

    21/05/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I welcome the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. It was essential to bring an end to the violence. I commend Egypt, Qatar, the UN, the US and others for their efforts. The suffering inflicted on civilians during the eleven days of hostilities has

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended until 1 July

    21/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending its global advice against non-essential travel to all countries to apply until 1 July.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    21/05/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has decided to extend Reid Ivar Bjorland Dahls constitution as State Secretary to Minister of Children and Family until 15 July 2021.

  • Norway increases humanitarian aid to Gaza

    20/05/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am deeply concerned about the high number of casualties in Gaza, the suffering of the civilian population and the widespread destruction, especially of infrastructure that is vital to ensure a rapid and effective medical response. Humanitarian

  • Changes to regional measures for municipalities in Viken county

    20/05/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The infection levels in Viken county are still falling but remain high in some municipalities. The Norwegian Government has decided to make changes to the regional measures. Two municipalities will be kept at Level B, 4 municipalities will be moved