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  • Mandate established for management of Government Bond Fund

    Press release Date: 29/03/2020

    The Act relating to the Government Bond Fund and Folketrygdfondet’s mandate for managing the fund both enter into force Friday 27 March. Folketrygdfondet, a state-owned asset manager, can begin making investments immediately. The bond fund was created with starting capital of NOK 50 billion.

  • New measures to curb the financial impacts of the coronavirus outbreak

    Press release Date: 28/03/2020

    Friday 27 March, the Government put forward additional financial measures to address the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Norway’s health-related measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

    News story Date: 27/03/2020

    The Government will allocate more than NOK 2 billion to the development of vaccines to protect us against pandemics. New digital solutions are being developed to make COVID-19 contact tracing easier.

  • Economic measures in Norway in response to COVID-19

    Press release Date: 27/03/2020

    The outbreak of COVID-19 is serious for life and health. To counter the outbreak, strong infection control measures have been taken in Norway as well as in other parts of the world. The outbreak will have a major impact on the economy and significantly weigh on economic activity. The uncertainty is huge.

  • Norwegian Government strengthens emergency preparedness capacity

    Press release Date: 27/03/2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the nature and level of the risks facing Norwegian society. The Government is therefore strengthening Norway’s emergency preparedness capacity in order to respond to the current situation.

  • WHO global corona study starts in Norway

    News story Date: 27/03/2020

    The World Health Organization has initiated a large clinial trial to assess promising treatments for covid-19. The first patient included will be a Norwegian patient. The international study is coordinated by John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive at The Research Council of Norway.

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    Norway's PM Holds Coronavirus Press Conference For Kids

    Broadcast 16/03/2020, 10:00

    Many children have questions about the Coronavirus. To provide answers, the Norwegian government, is holding a press conference for them.

  • Web TV OECD on Norway: High living standard, appropriate economic policy, but narrower fiscal space

    Broadcast 09/12/2019, 10:30

    The OECD today presented its biannual survey of the Norwegian economy with recommendations on how to meet challenges ahead. The survey emphasizes that economic growth is robust and economic policy appropriate. Yet, sustaining high levels of economic output and comprehensive public services for the future is a challenge.

  • Web TV Launch of new strategy against non-communicable diseases

    Broadcast 22/11/2019, 14:00

    Norway will launch first-ever strategy to combat non-communicable diseases as a pillar of international health and development cooperation on 22 November.

  • Web TV Norway to host Our Ocean Conference on 23-24 October

    Broadcast 24/10/2019, 09:00

    ‘The world is facing major challenges, and in the future there will be a need for more food, more jobs, more energy and more transport. The ocean holds the key to solving many of these challenges, but can only do so if we ensure that it is clean, healthy and productive. The Our Ocean conference will be an important meeting place for all those who want to improve the state of the ocean,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Web TV ‘Oslo Forum’ – annual retreat on conflict mediation 18-19 June 2019

    Broadcast 18/06/2019, 09:00

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide is hosting the annual Oslo Forum on 18 and 19 June, bringing together experts from all over the world for discussions on current peacemaking trends and challenges.

  • Web TV Launch of the white paper on Norway’s role and interests in multilateral cooperation

    Broadcast 14/06/2019, 14:00

    On Friday 14 June, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will present a new white paper on Norway’s role and interests in multilateral cooperation. German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas will participate at the launch and will speak on multilateralism together with Ms Eriksen Søreide.

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