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  • Unacceptable glorification of terrorist attacks

    News story Date: 2017-05-26

    A Palestinian women’s centre in the village of Burqa on the West Bank has recently been named after Dalal Mughrabi. Dalal Mughrabi took part in a terrorist attack in Israel in 1978 that killed 37 civilians, including many children. The centre has received funding from Norway via the Palestinian Election Commission and UN Women to promote the participation of women in elections.

  • Air services negotiations with Iran

    News story Date: 2017-05-26

    Norway will, together with Denmark and Sweden, hold air services negotiations with Iran on 29 – 30 May 2017 in Copenhagen. The main purpose of the negotiations is to modernize and liberalize the existing air services agreements between the Scandinavian countries and Iran.

  • Web TV IMF: - Norway’s economy is recovering

    Press release Date: 2017-05-24

    Norway’s economy is beginning to recover, says The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The recovery is supported by strong domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

    Press release Date: 2017-05-23

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Manchester in the strongest possible terms. Our deepest sympathies go to those who have been affected and their families,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway signs cooperation agreement with Portugal on blue and green growth

    Press release Date: 2017-05-22

    Norway and Portugal have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants, for a total of more than NOK 900 million. Of this amount, NOK 550 million (EUR 62 million) will be used to strengthen business, research and climate cooperation.

  • Water intrusion at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    News story Date: 2017-05-22

    The Royal Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Statsbygg, Norway are implementing measures to prevent the season-dependent intrusion of water into the seed vault’s access tunnel. Until then: When water intrudes into the outer part of the seed vault, the water is immediately pumped out again by pumps that work around the clock. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's backup for crop collections. It currently safeguards more than 930,000 different varieties. The seeds are completely safe and no damage has been done to the facility. Globally, the Seed Vault is, and will continue to be, the safest backup of crop diversity.

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Speeches and statements

  • NATO, in need of reform

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-26

    “Never again.” This was the reaction in Norway and Denmark after World War II, a sentiment that has echoed for generations. We have learned from our history that we as small and open democracies back then and today are dependent on strong Allies to guarantee our freedom. For this reason, our countries were founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and strong defenders of liberal values during the Cold War. Together with Iceland, our two countries are NATO in the Nordic region.

  • Building health systems in the era of sustainable development

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-23

  • Opening remarks at Oslo Freedom Forum

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-23

    Opening remarks by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Oslo Freedom Forum, 23 May 2017.

  • Statement at the Council of Europe, Ministerial Session

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-19

    Statement by Norway, delivered by State Secretary Ms Tone Skogen at the Council of Europe, 127th Ministerial Session in Nicosia 19 May 2017.

  • Fostering decent work for sustainable global supply chains

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-19

    Statement by Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie at G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting May 19th 2017.

  • EU-Norway relations

    Speech/statement Date: 2017-05-18

    State Secretary Elsbeth Tronstad's keynote speech at the conference 'ARENA/COMOS conference: Towards a differentiated Europe' held at the University of Oslo on 18 May 2017.

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Broadcasts and video

  • Web TV

    IMF: - Norway’s economy is recovering

    Broadcast 2017-05-24, 12:30

    Norway’s economy is beginning to recover, says The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The recovery is supported by strong domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies.

  • Web TV Donor conference in Oslo for Nigeria and Lake Chad region on 24 February

    Broadcast 2017-02-24, 14:10

    Norway, together with Nigeria, Germany and UN Ocha will host an international donor conference in Oslo on 24 February. ‘A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. This crisis has been largely overlooked. We are therefore seeking to mobilise greater international involvement and increased funding for humanitarian efforts to prevent the situation from deteriorating further,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Web TV Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

    Broadcast 2017-02-24, 13:00

    Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February.

  • Web TV 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.

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