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  • Government announces more proactive trade policy

    Press release Published: 2015-05-29

    ‘Norway is a trading nation. Few countries are more dependent on foreign trade than we are. Today, the Government is presenting a white paper on its work to secure increased market access for Norwegian companies and better predictability for exports of goods and services and for investments,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Broad support for protecting education from attack

    Press release Published: 2015-05-29

    Representatives from some 60 countries are gathered in Oslo today to work for safer schools and universities in areas of armed conflict. ‘The Oslo Conference on Safe Schools marks the launch of a concerted global effort to ensure safe education for children and young people in countries affected by conflict. We are pleased that there is already broad support for this initiative, which Norway has worked actively to promote. The Government has announced today that it is providing a further NOK 10 million for work in this area,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

  • The Government Pension Fund Global – Investments in coal companies

    News story Published: 2015-05-28

    In the Report to Parliament on the management of the Government Pension Fund in 2014, which was submitted to Parliament 10 April, the Government presented plans for a new climate criterion for the exclusion of companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), together with a strengthening of active ownership.

  • Audit of NGO programme in Hungary

    Press release Published: 2015-05-28

    The NGO programme in Hungary that is funded by Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme is being run effectively and in line with the legal framework, according to an audit by the firm PKF Littlejohn.

  • Web TV The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy

    Press release Published: 2015-05-28

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The mission concludes that the Government's economic program is well adapted to the subdued growth in the Norwegian economy.

  • Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for assistance to the Palestinians

    News story Published: 2015-05-27

    ‘Today’s meeting of the donor coordination group for the Palestinian people took place at a time of uncertainty concerning resumption of the negotiations. It was therefore significant that both parties reaffirmed their commitment to our common goal of an independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security. This remains the cornerstone of the tripartite cooperation between Israel, Palestine and the donors,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Speeches and statements

  • Protecting education in conflict - protecting the future

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-29

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, held this opening speech at the "Oslo Conference on Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack" 29 May 2015.

  • 75th anniversary of the recapture of Narvik

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-28

    His Majesty The Crown prince, The President of the Storting and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide participated together at the 75th anniversary of the recapture of Narvik. The Minister of Defence held this speech during the opening ceremony.

  • Speech by Øystein Bø at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-27

    Norwegian Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Øystein Bø, held a speech at WWII Memorial Ceremony in Washington DC, May 25 2015. He also had an office call with his counterpart in Pentagon during his visit to the US.

  • Opening Speech at Oslo Freedom Forum

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-26

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende's opening speech at Oslo Freedom Forum - where the main topic was "Living in truth" with reference to  Vaclav Havel's essay «the Power of the Powerless» on how individuals can challenge suppression and unjustice.

  • Opening speech at EUIKT15

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-26

    European ICT-policy conference on the Digital Single Market in Oslo, 26 May 2015.

  • Drivers, dynamics and challenges of increased migration across the Mediterranean

    Speech/article Published: 2015-05-20

    State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub's speech at the seminar "A Humanitarian Crisis on the Doorstep of Europe" arranged by Prio (the Peace Research Institute Oslo) 20 August 2015.

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Broadcasts and video

  • Web TV The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:30

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy. The mission concludes that the Government's economic program is well adapted to the subdued growth in the Norwegian economy.

  • Web TV Launch of UN70: A new agenda

    Broadcast 2015-02-17, 10:00

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende launched the Ministry’s "UN70: A new agenda" project at an open meeting on 17 February.

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