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  • Peace agreement in South Sudan encouraging

    News story Published: 2015-08-27

    'It is encouraging that the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, yesterday signed the peace agreement with the opposition in South Sudan. Let us hope that this will bring an end to the tragic conflict, which has lasted for 20 months. I expect all parties to comply with the whole peace agreement, as it has now been negotiated. We cannot accept any attempts to opt out of parts of the agreement,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Potato seed deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    News story Published: 2015-08-26

    Delegations from Peru and Costa Rica will deposit potato seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week. State Secretary Hanne Maren Blaafjelldal participates at the seed deposit together with, among others, Costa Rica's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, mr Arauz Cavallini, and the Director-General of FAO, mr José Graziano da Silva.

  • Regulation on Solvency II

    News story Published: 2015-08-25

    The Ministry of Finance has today adopted a regulation to transpose detailed rules in the Solvency II Directive into Norwegian law. The main elements of the directive have already been transposed into Norwegian law in the new Financial Undertakings Act, which enters into force on 1 January 2016.

  • The EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report 2014-2015

    News story Published: 2015-08-23

    ‘Europe is lagging behind its global competitors. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, we are helping to stimulate job creation in Europe through innovation, research and education. Norwegian researchers and companies are also involved in many of the projects,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has been established

    News story Published: 2015-08-21

    Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO, now one of the largest research institutions  in Norway, was established today, merging staff and responsibilities from Bioforsk, The Norwegian Institute of Forestry and Landscape and The Norwegian Institute of Agricultural Economy Research. The Government is convinced that this 700 people strong pool of talent will contribute considerably to unlock the potential of bioeconomics in Norway.

  • Norway calls for return of Eston Kohver to Estonia

    Press release Published: 2015-08-19

    The Estonian police officer Eston Kohver has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Pskov regional court in Russia. 'This is a deeply disturbing development and I reiterate the call for Eston Kohver's immediate release and safe return to Estonia,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Speeches and statements

  • Statement at Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Annual General Meeting

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-26

    State Secretary Morten Høglund gave this statement at Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Annual General Meeting in Oslo  26 August 2015.

  • Opening speech at a Norwegian Korean Business Seminar

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-24

    State Secretary Morten Høglund's opening speech at a Norwegian Korean Business Seminar in Oslo on 24 August 2015.

  • Foreword to the EEA Grants Annual Report  2014-2015

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-24

    Through the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway make an important contribution to strengthening economic and social cohesion and strengthening bilateral relations in the EEA. The past year has been one of delivery. From the early results coming through, we can start to see how the programmes are generating positive change, write the EEA Ministers from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the foreword to the annual report.

  • Opening Speech at  FK Youth Camp 2015

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-19

    State Secretary Morten Høglund held this speech when he opened the FK Youth Camp 2015 outside Oslo 19 August.

  • Code of Conduct

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-19

    Minister of fisheries Elisabeth Aspakers speech 20-years with Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries - Aquaculture - Aqua-Nor, Trondheim

  • Opening Speech at the Aqua Nor Trade Fair 2015

    Speech/article Published: 2015-08-18

    Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker - Trondheim, Norway - 18 August 2015

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Broadcasts and video

  • 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

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:30

    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.

  • Web TV Launch of UN70: A new agenda

    Broadcast 2015-02-17, 10:00

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende launched the Ministry’s "UN70: A new agenda" project at an open meeting on 17 February.

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