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  • The Nordic region – the most integrated region in the world

    News story Published: 2017-01-23

    'We are taking over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers at a time when the world is rapidly changing. Strategic Nordic cooperation is essential, and benefits all the Nordic countries,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs and Minister for Nordic Cooperation Frank Bakke-Jensen, who launched Norway's Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers today.

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs submits a reply to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA)

    News story Published: 2017-01-23

    The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has sent a letter of formal notice to Norway regarding the rules on general application of coverage of costs for travel, board and lodging in the shipbuilding industry.

  • Healthy oceans – greater prosperity

    News story Published: 2017-01-23

    ‘By 2050, the world population may reach 10 billion. We will need healthy and productive seas and innovative technology so that we can obtain more food, medicines and energy from the oceans’, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • New ambassadors from Switzerland, Iraq, the Czech Republic and Rwanda

    News story Published: 2017-01-19

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19. January 2017

  • The Colombian government and the ELN have agreed to start peace talks

    News story Published: 2017-01-18

    ‘I am very pleased that the Colombian government and the guerrilla group ELN have overcome the latest obstacles and that formal negotiations can commence,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Colombian government and the ELN agreed today to start negotiations on 7 February.

  • New round of peace talks between Philippine Government and communist movement NDFP

    News story Published: 2017-01-18

    ‘I am pleased that representatives of the Philippine Government and the communist movement NDFP are now meeting for a new round of talks. Despite challenges along the way, the parties have shown great willingness and dedication over the last six months to work for peace, after almost 50 years of conflict. One reflection of this is that the ceasefires that were announced in August have held until today,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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    Colombia

    Broadcast 2016-12-13, 14:00

    NEWS: High level event Tuesday Dec 13th in Oslo: "Colombia: Climate Change, Peace and Forests." Watch live stream on this page! Vea el evento "Colombia: Paz, Cambio Climático y Bosques"

  • Web TV Conference: The impact of fiscal policy on the economy

    Broadcast 2016-12-13, 12:00

    The Ministry of Finance’s advisory panel on macroeconomic models and methods hosts a conference on the impact of fiscal policy on the economy, on Tuesday 13th December.

  • Web TV Making peace in practice

    Broadcast 2016-06-06, 15:00

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende and the UN invite you to meet some of the top experts on peace negotiations and discuss how to make peace in practice.

  • Web TV Webcast: World No Tobacco day

    Broadcast 2016-05-31, 09:00

    We now see a global domino effect in implementing plain packaging of tobacco products. WHO launches this year’s World No Tobacco Day from Oslo Tuesday, 31 May.

  • Web TV The IMF says Norway’s economic institutions have proven their effectiveness

    Broadcast 2016-05-19, 10:00

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy.

  • Web TV Culture budget targets both innovation and tradition

    Broadcast 2015-10-07, 13:00

    The Government’s cultural policy is aimed at promoting a cultural sphere based on local participation. Culture is where the people are. Delegating authority to and strengthening the regions will thus continue to comprise an important part of the cultural policy framework in years to come.

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