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  • UN Climate Summit 2014

    23/09/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Co-chairs, Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen, The international response to climate change is lagging far behind what is necessary. The effects of climate change are being felt on all continents. Unmitigated climate change

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Opening Address at the AHLC-meeting in New York

    22/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Gaza cannot be pacified or dealt with in isolation from the other constituent part of the prospective Palestinian state. The state-building project will never become a reality without the reintegration of Gaza and the West Bank - politically,

  • Global Security, Transnational Threats and Norwegian Interests

    17/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    "Transnational threats are intertwined with the challenges of yesterday. This conference will help us refine the tools we need to counter them”, Foreign Minister Brende said when he opened the conference “A Nexus of Global Threats. Concepts and

  • Responding to the Nexus – The Case for NATO

    17/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    Speech by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide at the conferende "A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo Sept. 17 2014. The title of her speech was "Responding to the Nexus - The Case for NATO".

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • NATO Wales Summit – Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond

    16/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Rīga Conference 2014 September 12. The title of the speech was "NATO Wales Summit - Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond".

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Introductory speech at EU Heads of Mission meeting

    09/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Finance

    "I am very glad to be here because European cooperation is so important to us, both economically and politically. The EU and EU member countries are among our closest partners. The geopolitical crisis in Ukraine has reminded us how important it is

    By Minister of Finance Siv Jensen

  • Address at the Estonian–Norwegian Business Forum

    03/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - The synergy that can be achieved by bringing together Estonian ICT expertise and Norwegian experience in the field of green technology makes us confident that we can develop successful solutions not only for Estonia and Norway, but also for third

    By Former Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Europe – 25 year after the fall of the Berlin Wall

    02/09/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'This year - 2014 - is a year of anniversaries. A year in which to commemorate events of pivotal importance for Europe, as both a geographical and a political entity', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his opening address at the Europe Conference

    By Former Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • EU: Time to stand up for the liberal society

    28/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'As we approach the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU should demonstrate in no uncertain terms that it will not accept the re-establishment of an illiberal state within its borders', writes Minister Vidar Helgesen in a letter

    By Former Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Perspectives on the future of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    26/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    We have the resources, we have world class suppliers and we have a predictable and stable framework. After more than 40 years of petroleum production, the NCS is still attractive - with a promising future.

    By Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien

  • Speech at Offshore Northern Seas 2014

    25/08/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Your Majesty, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be here at the Offshore Northern Seas – the ONS - and to speak to such a distinguished audience. Norway became a petroleum-producing country back in June 1971 – two years after

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • About the Conflict in Eastern Congo

    22/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway closely follows the development in Eastern Congo. Though demanding challenges remain, especially with regard to prevailing insecurity, human rights violations and the dire conditions of internally displaced persons, we acknowledge that

  • How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

    22/08/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so', write Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende in an

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Statement on the situation in the Middle East

    22/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over the Gaza Strip, violence has flared up and inflicted an intolerable toll on civilians',

    By Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith

  • Address at Girl Summit 2014

    22/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Norwegian government is strongly committed to the fight against FGM (female genital mutilation), and child marriage, early and forced marriage, at home and in our international engagement', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at

  • Opening of Euro Pride

    10/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Children and Families

    Good evening to all of you. A special welcome to our international guests! I am happy and proud to take part in the opening of Euro Pride 2014 and Pride House! After all it is this summer’s most beautiful fairytale in Oslo. As you all probably

  • Speech at CISV summer camp

    08/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity to speak to you. I hope you are having a great time here in Norway. I would like to start out by asking you a question: Have you ever found that things don’t work out exactly

  • General Debate Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

    07/07/2014 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'While shaping the post-2015 development agenda, we must not forget that our most immediate priority is to achieve the current Millennium Development Goals before the end of 2015', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his speech in New

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Women in Parliament

    03/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Check against delivery Your Excellency President Paul Kagame, Speaker of the Chamber of deputies, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Members of Women in Parliament’s Global Forum, Fellow members of the Millennium Advocacy Group, Ladies and Gentlemen

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Speech at Nthulu Primary School

    02/07/2014 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, and especially all you schoolchildren I would like to thank you all for welcoming us so warmly to Nthulu Primary School today. A special thanks to the school management and to all the learners who have shared

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

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