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  • Changes to regional measures in Viken and in Gran municipality

    News story Date: 10/04/2021

    On 16 March, the Government introduced new regional measures in all Viken county’s municipalities and in Gran municipality of Innlandet county. All 52 municipalities were assigned response level A, the most restrictive level. As recommended by the Directorate of Health, the National Institute of Public Health and the County Governor, the Government has decided that 20 municipalities will stay at response level A, 19 municipalities will be moved to response level B, whereas 13 municipalities no longer need regional measures. The changes will take effect starting midnight before Monday 12 April and last until Sunday 25 April.

  • The Government’s plan for a gradual reopening: Out of the crisis together

    Press release Date: 10/04/2021

    The reopening plan of Norway is not scheduled on specific dates, but it clarifies the conditions that must be met for the reopening to happen. The plan also sets out the order in which the various parts of society will reopen. Data, not dates, decide the pace of the reopening process. Children and young people will be prioritised; next, jobs and the business sector.

  • Myanmar: Unacceptable death sentences

    News story Date: 10/04/2021

    'The death sentence against 19 people in Myanmar is unacceptable and a deeply worrying development', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Stronger due process protection for children and parents

    News story Date: 09/04/2021

    Competence requirements, a greater focus on prevention, higher requirements of documentation and grounds, and more management and control at the local level. Children’s rights will be strengthened and access rules changed in line with the recommendations of the Norwegian Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). These are the key changes in the draft bill for a new Child Welfare Act. Its aim is to increase due process protection for families that receive assistance from the child welfare service, and to secure a safe upbringing for even more children.

  • Legislative proposal for transposing the Banking Package submitted to Parliament

    News story Date: 09/04/2021

    Today, the Norwegian Government has submitted to Parliament a legislative proposal for transposing the EU Banking Package (CRR2, CRD5, BRRD2) into Norwegian law.

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

    Press release Date: 09/04/2021

    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 the North Karelia Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from Europe.

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  • Web TV

    Meeting of donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on 23 February

    Broadcast 23/02/2021, 18:00

    ‘The parties reestablished relations in November last year. It is a positive sign that we can hold this AHLC meeting at a time when the Israeli and Palestinian authorities have resumed cooperation in crucial areas such as security, finance and health,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The press conference after the meeting will be streamed.

  • Web TV Minister of Foreign Affairs to take part in Arctic Frontiers

    Broadcast 03/02/2021, 10:30

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will participate in the Arctic Frontiers international conference on 2-3 February 2021. The press conference with the Minister 3 February at 10:30 can be seen at web tv.

  • Web TV A policy for growth and stability – for the people in the north and for the whole country

    Broadcast 27/11/2020, 11:00

    Ensuring that North Norway is a strong, vibrant region is important not only for the north, but also for the country as a whole. This is the message of the eight Government ministers who presented the new white paper on Norway’s Arctic policy today.

  • Web TV Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates World Food Programme

    Broadcast 09/10/2020, 12:30

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that it has awarded the Peace Prize for 2020 to the United Nations World Food Programme.

  • Web TV Launching international fisheries crime project

    Broadcast 16/09/2020, 10:00

    Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein launches a UN-led project on Wednesday 16 September to combat fishing crime.

  • Web TV The Government’s second press conference for children

    Broadcast 15/04/2020, 12:00

    The Coronavirus situation has changed. To provide new answers, the Norwegian government, held a second press conference for children.

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