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  • Worrying developments in Turkey

    News story Published: 2016-07-28

    Norway’s Government is following developments in Turkey closely after the attempted coup d’état on 15 July. ‘We are especially concerned about the extensive measures against government employees and the media,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. He has discussed the situation with Turkey’s Foreign Minister, the presidency of the Council of the EU, and foreign ministers from a number of countries.

  • The EU proposes climate targets for Norway

    News story Published: 2016-07-20

    The European Commission has proposed a preliminary 2030 emissions reduction target for Norway. Efforts are shared among European countries and Norway’s target for reductions in sectors outside the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a reduction of 40% by 2030, over 2005 levels. Final target figures are subject to further calculations by the Commission.

  • Significant increase in Norway's aid to Iraq

    Press release Published: 2016-07-20

    'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is today attending the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington, DC.

  • Norway supports democracy in Turkey

    Press release Published: 2016-07-16

    'A coup d'état was attempted last night in Turkey, and the situation is extremely tense. Norway supports the democratically elected government and urges a rapid return to the democratic rule of order,' says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in France

    Press release Published: 2016-07-15

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Nice in the strongest possible terms. Once again, France has been hit by a terrorist attack. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France and the rest of the world in the war on terror. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and freedom,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway's Solberg congratulates May and thanks Cameron

    News story Published: 2016-07-13

    "I have today sent my congratulations to the new British Prime Minister Theresa May, and my words of gratitude to David Cameron for our excellent and close cooperation", says Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg

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  • 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.

  • Web TV Live streaming from Education Summit

    Broadcast 2015-07-07, 15:30

    Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Crown Prince Haakon will attend the opening of the Summit.

  • Web TV The IMF presents views on the Norwegian economy 2015

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:00

    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.

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