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  • The July 22 Centre opened

    Press release Published: 2015-07-22

    Today the July 22 Centre opened in the Government Administration Complex. The Centre houses an exhibition about the terrorist attack on 22 July and the ways is which the society confronted the terrorism in the period thereafter. "I am glad that the July 22 Centre is now open. Knowledge and openness are the most important defences against hatred, violence and extremism," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

  • Norway urges Israel to stop plans for forced relocation and demolition in West Bank

    News story Published: 2015-07-22

    ‘Norway calls on Israel to stop the plans for forced relocation of the residents and demolition of the Palestinian village of Susiya in the West Bank. This is a very negative development, which in addition to uprooting the Palestinian villagers will make it much more difficult to rekindle the peace process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Foreign Minister Brende condemns attack in Turkey

    Press release Published: 2015-07-20

    ‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack in the Turkish town of Suruc in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with those who have lost their loved ones, and with the people of Turkey,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Agreement between Norway and EU on EEA and Norway Grants and tariff-free quotas for fish

    Press release Published: 2015-07-20

    Norway and the EU have initialled an agreement on Norway’s contribution for a new period of the EEA and Norway Grants, with a view to reducing social and economic disparities in Europe. Parallel negotiations on better access for Norway to the EU market for its seafood have also been concluded.

  • Norway supports elections in Haiti

    News story Published: 2015-07-17

    Norway will provide USD 400 000 to support the implementation of elections in Haiti in the coming months. ‘Norway wishes to support continued democratic development in the country, and we welcome the efforts of the Haitian authorities to hold these elections despite the difficult political situation in recent years,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Information about the commemoration in the Government Administration Complex on 22 July

    Press release Published: 2015-07-17

    Practical information and program for the commemoration in the Government Administration Complex on 22 July at 09.30.

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  • 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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