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  • Frode Elgesem appointed new chair of Norway’s National Contact Point for responsible business conduct

    Press release Date: 19/03/2019

    - I am pleased that Frode Elgesem, with his extensive experience in this area, will be the new chair of Norway’s National Contact Point for responsible business conduct. The NCP is a unique expert body with the important task of following up Norway’s commitment to promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Robust growth in the Norwegian economy

    Press release Date: 19/03/2019

    The Norwegian economy is in a cyclical upturn. Employment is increasing and unemployment is in decline. In the material to the government’s conference on the 2020 budget, growth in the mainland economy is forecasted to be above trend both this and next year.

  • Agreement reached with the UK on trade in goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit

    Press release Date: 18/03/2019

    Norway, Iceland and the UK have initialled a temporary agreement on trade in goods, should the UK leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement (no-deal Brexit).

  • Five years since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea

    News story Date: 15/03/2019

    ‘Five years have passed since Russia illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol on 18 March 2014. This act was a serious violation of international law and a challenge to the established international order. Norway therefore reiterates its condemnation of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian territory, which it urges Russia to reverse. Norway considers it essential that relations between states are guided by international law,’ said State Secretary Audun Halvorsen.

  • Norway to provide NOK 100 million to people with disabilities in developing countries

    Press release Date: 14/03/2019

    - There are 800 million people with disabilities in developing countries. I am delighted that we can now give a real boost to this vulnerable group, said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein, when he announced Norway’s allocation during his visit to New York yesterday.

  • Norway fulfils pledge to provide NOK 10 billion to Syria crisis

    Press release Date: 13/03/2019

    ‘Four years ago, Norway pledged NOK 10 billion to the aid effort in Syria. We have delivered on that promise. The funds from Norway have provided millions of people with access to education, food, health care, water and sanitation, and other services,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Speeches and statements

  • Chatham house - Energy Transitions 2019

    Speech/statement Date: 18/03/2019

    State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen gave this speech at the annual  Energy Transitions conference for 2019 at Chatham House in London.

  • Main speech at conference on Syria

    Speech/statement Date: 14/03/2019

    State Seceratry Marianne Hagen's main speech at the Ministerial conference on Syria in Brussels.

  • Speech to the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    Speech/statement Date: 14/03/2019

    The Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande's speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

  • Combatting Chronic wasting disease in Norway

    Speech/statement Date: 12/03/2019

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible neurologic disease (TSE) affecting cervids. The infectious agent is known to be a prion, a normal protein that in this disease misfolds and destroys the brain. The development of the disease is slow and always fatal. Affected cervids show loss of body condition and altered behaviour. Contrary to other TSE like BSE and scrapie, CWD prion proteins are also found outside the neurologic system like body fluids, lymphatic tissue and excreta.

  • As the web turns 30, digital goods must reach the most vulnerable

    Speech/statement Date: 11/03/2019

    Article from Minister of International Development, Dag-Inge Ulstein, and Minister of Digitalisation, Nikolai Astrup, together with Mitchell Baker (chairwoman of Mozilla) and Henrietta H. Fore (Unicef director). The article is published at Devex, the media platform for the global development community.

  • Arctic Gas to European Customers

    Speech/statement Date: 11/03/2019

    On March 8th, the international woman's day, we celebrated the opening of a new platform named after a leading figure in the Norwegian women’s rights movement in the late 1800s, Aasta Hansteen.

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Broadcasts and video

  • Web TV

    Peer Review on «Enhancing whistleblower protection»

    Broadcast 14/02/2019, 09:30

    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».

  • Web TV Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis meets with Frank Bakke-Jensen and Ine Eriksen Søreide in Oslo

    Broadcast 14/07/2018, 11:15

    The American Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis, will be visiting Oslo to have bilateral meetings with Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The press is invited to attend statements at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday July 14th.

  • Web TV Sustainable migration from poor to rich countries

    Broadcast 21/06/2018, 09:00

    Towards a new refugee and migration system?

  • Web TV New regulation on monetary policy

    Broadcast 02/03/2018, 13:30

    The King in Council has today issued a new regulation on monetary policy. The new regulation modernises the regulation issued in 2001.

  • Web TV Meeting with Peace Prize winner ICAN

    Broadcast 11/12/2017, 08:50

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2017, ICAN, on Monday 11 December.

  • Web TV The F-35 aircraft marks the start of a new era for the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Broadcast 10/11/2017, 13:15

    The F-35 remains crucial to the continued modernization of our Armed Forces and our ability to preserve Norwegian and allied security and interests. The Government marked the procurement with a ceremony at Ørland Air Base November 10th. – Today, we are marking an important milestone in the development of Norway’s defence capabilities: The arrival in Norway of the first F-35 Lightning II jets, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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