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  • Countercyclical buffer increases

    Press release Date: 17/06/2021

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has decided that the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks shall be increased to 1.5 percent from 30 June 2022, in line with the quarterly advice from Norges Bank.

  • Norway concerned about decision in the Hungarian parliament

    News story Date: 16/06/2021

    'Norway is deeply concerned about decision in the Hungarian parliament targeting rights of LGBTIQ persons in the bill against pedophilia and for protecting children', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Entry of international COVID-19 vaccination into the Norwegian Immunisation Registry SYSVAK

    News story Date: 16/06/2021

    Entry of COVID-19 vaccination abroad in the Norwegian Immunisation Registry SYSVAK is now being permitted. This is conditional on the vaccine having been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In addition, the vaccinated person must have a Norwegian national identity number or D number.

  • Increasing support to combat hunger crisis in Tigray

    Press release Date: 15/06/2021

    ‘I am deeply concerned about the many civilians who are affected by the steadily worsening hunger crisis in Tigray. Norway will increase its humanitarian aid to Tigray by NOK 20 million, bringing the total up to roughly NOK 130 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Launch of Norway’s new Freedom of Expression strategy

    News story Date: 15/06/2021

    Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will present a new strategy for the promotion of freedom of expression Tuesday 29th of June at 2 PM (CET).

  • Fewer Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses than expected

    News story Date: 15/06/2021

    Fewer vaccine doses from Pfizer-BioNTech will be delivered in July, August, and September than expected. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is recommending an adjustment to the interval between vaccine doses and possible combinations of mRNA vaccines in order to minimise delays to the vaccination programme.

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    Meeting of donor group for Palestine (AHLC) on 23 February

    Broadcast 23/02/2021, 18:00

    ‘The parties reestablished relations in November last year. It is a positive sign that we can hold this AHLC meeting at a time when the Israeli and Palestinian authorities have resumed cooperation in crucial areas such as security, finance and health,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The press conference after the meeting will be streamed.

  • Web TV Minister of Foreign Affairs to take part in Arctic Frontiers

    Broadcast 03/02/2021, 10:30

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will participate in the Arctic Frontiers international conference on 2-3 February 2021. The press conference with the Minister 3 February at 10:30 can be seen at web tv.

  • Web TV A policy for growth and stability – for the people in the north and for the whole country

    Broadcast 27/11/2020, 11:00

    Ensuring that North Norway is a strong, vibrant region is important not only for the north, but also for the country as a whole. This is the message of the eight Government ministers who presented the new white paper on Norway’s Arctic policy today.

  • Web TV Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates World Food Programme

    Broadcast 09/10/2020, 12:30

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that it has awarded the Peace Prize for 2020 to the United Nations World Food Programme.

  • Web TV Launching international fisheries crime project

    Broadcast 16/09/2020, 10:00

    Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein launches a UN-led project on Wednesday 16 September to combat fishing crime.

  • Web TV The Government’s second press conference for children

    Broadcast 15/04/2020, 12:00

    The Coronavirus situation has changed. To provide new answers, the Norwegian government, held a second press conference for children.

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