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  • Environmental solution for the shipwreck of the WW II submarine U-864

    Press release Date: 2018-10-15

    The Norwegian Government has concluded on capping the U-864 shipwreck with clean masses, thereby preventing future mercury pollution from the wreck and the surrounding seabed.

  • Norway to provide NOK 450 million for development in Somalia

    Press release Date: 2018-10-12

    During the World Bank’s annual meeting in Bali, Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup signed an agreement committing Norway to contribute NOK 450 million to Somalia through the World Bank’s Multi Partner Fund for Somalia for the next three-year period.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    Press release Date: 2018-10-12

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn as state secretary to Minister of Climate and Environment, Mr. Ola Elvestuen. At the same time, Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn, has been discharged as state secretary to Minister of Justice and Public Security, Mr. Tor Mikkel Wara.

  • Continued focus on transport and communications

    Press release Date: 2018-10-09

    “The government’s focus on transport and communications links the nation ever closer together. We are building roads and railways at a pace never before seen, with particular focus on technology. In pursuing our objectives in this sector we are making life easier for the majority of citizens, supporting the competitiveness of our trade, industry and commerce, and developing and expanding population and commercial regions. The government proposes an investment of 73.1 billion kroner in transport and communications. This is an increase of 5.4 billion kroner or 7.9 percent compared to the balanced budget for 2018. This proposal results in an impressive 75 percent increase in the transport and communications budget since 2013”.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    Press release Date: 2018-10-09

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 10 October 2018 appointed Mr. Bjørn Siem Knudsen as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg.

  • Increased efforts on carbon capture and storage

    Press release Date: 2018-10-08

    In the national budget for 2019, the Norwegian government proposes to allocate about NOK 670 million to work on carbon capture and storage (CCS). This is an increase of more than NOK 160 million compared to the final budget for 2018.

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

    Broadcast 2018-07-14, 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 2018-06-21, 09:00

    Towards a new refugee and migration system?

  • Web TV New regulation on monetary policy

    Broadcast 2018-03-02, 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 2017-12-11, 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 2017-11-10, 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.

  • Web TV Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    Broadcast 2017-06-06, 09:30

    Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway contributes to strengthening the civil society sector in Europe. What has been achieved so far and which opportunities are available for Norwegian actors to get involved in partnership projects?

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