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  • Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

    05/03/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government is providing NOK 60 million over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka.

  • Norway calls on Pakistan and India to show restraint

    01/03/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am deeply concerned by the dangerous deterioration in relations between India and Pakistan following the terrorist attack on 14 February. Norway urges the parties to show restraint to prevent an escalation of the situation, and to resume

  • FAF 2019-2026: Future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector 2019-2026

    28/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Defence

    This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2019 - 2026.

  • Proposes all foetal reductions to abortion boards

    27/02/2019 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government is following recommendations from medical professionals in proposing that all foetal reductions should be reviewed by an abortion board.

  • The humanitarian situation in Venezuela

    26/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I condemn the use of force by regular and irregular security forces in Venezuela against people who are trying to bring aid into the country. All use of violence and threats against peaceful demonstrators must cease immediately,’ said Minister of

  • Norway to provide NOK 150 million in humanitarian support to Yemen

    26/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The crisis in Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. According to the UN, 80 % of the population will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019. Norway and other donor countries must provide support to ensure that the people of

  • Norwegian Foreign Minister visited Budapest

    22/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide met her Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó for political talks in Budapest today.

  • Change among the political advisers

    22/02/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Kristian Paulsen Wilsgård as political adviser to Minister of Public Security, Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, as of 26 February.

  • Troika statement on South Sudan 20 February

    20/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018

  • Changes among the political advisers

    19/02/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Ms. Kristine Lie resigns as political adviser to the Minister of Public Security, Ms. Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, as of 19 February.

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    The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2019 Preliminary Report

    18/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: Preliminary Report 2019.

  • Indonesia reports reduced deforestation, triggering first carbon payment from Norway

    16/02/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Indonesia confirms that carbon emissions from deforestation declined in 2017. When the emission figures are independently verified, Norway will guarantee payments to Indonesia for approximately 4.8 millions tons of CO2. This will be the first

  • Norway to disburse NOK 125 million to UNRWA

    16/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is in a critical financial situation and is facing a severe funding gap. That is why we like last year are disbursing the whole of our core contribution of NOK 125 million to UNRWA at

  • Ensuring two independent counts at elections

    15/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has today decided that all municipalities shall count the votes in the preliminary count by hand. “In this way, we will have two independent counts, ensuring the highest possible accuracy of the

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    Peer Review on «Enhancing whistleblower protection»

    13/02/2019 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    On 14-15 February The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs hosts a Peer Review on «Enhancing whistleblower protection through better collaboration between responsible authorities - a tool to prevent and tackle work-related crime».

  • Norway and the UN to host international conference on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

    12/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Together with the UN and other partners, Norway will host an international pledging conference to strengthen efforts to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises. The conference will take place in Oslo on 23-24 May.

  • Prime Minister to attend African Union Summit

    08/02/2019 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will be travelling to Ethiopia this weekend in connection with this year’s session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). The summit will bring together heads of state and government from most of the AU’s 55 Member

  • Brexit: Agreement covering citizen rights

    08/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The EEA/EFTA-states and the United Kingdom have come to an agreement covering citizen rights in case the United Kingdom leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Norwegian government to introduce a national strategy for artificial intelligence

    08/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    “Artificial intelligence has the potential to have a huge impact on developments in society. Artificial intelligence can provide us with new tools to resolve challenges in society, improve public services, and contribute to increased wealth creation

  • Invitation to tender – scheduled regional air services in Southern Norway 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2024

    07/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Transport

    The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications has today announced an invitation to tender for scheduled regional air services in Southern Norway.

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