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  • Changes in the travel advice for Saudi Arabia and Ukraine

    Press release Date: 30/07/2021

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of Saudi Arabia and Ukraine from ‘grey’ to ‘purple’ on the map showing the status for quarantine on entry to Norway from abroad.

  • Step 4 will not be implemented at this time

    News story Date: 29/07/2021

    Due to uncertainty concerning the Delta variant and the increased infection rates both in Norway and internationally, the Norwegian Government has decided not to implement Step 4 of the reopening plan at this time. In the middle of August a new assessment will be made as to whether we can move to Step 4.

  • Further easing of entry restrictions

    Press release Date: 26/07/2021

    An increasing proportion of the population have been vaccinated and this means that we are now in a position to ease some of the current travel restrictions. However, while we are further opening the border, we must be prepared for the possibility that the situation may change rapidly. The infection situation remains complex and serious in many places around the world,’ says Monica Mæland, Minister of Justice and Public Security.

  • Norway’s strategy for developing a green, circular economy

    News story Date: 23/07/2021

    The Government’s ambition is for Norway to play a pioneering role in the development of a green, circular economy that makes better, more efficient use of resources. Norway will play this role by further developing policy and policy instruments both nationally and in cooperation with the EU, to develop a framework for value creation and green competitiveness in Norway.

  • No agreement reached on EEA and Norway Grants funding for Hungary

    Press release Date: 23/07/2021

    The donor countries and Hungary failed to agree on how the funding for civil society was to be administered. Therefore no funding will be provided to Hungary for the implementation of programmes during the current period, and Hungary looses access to the approximately NOK 2.3 billion allocated to Hungary under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme.

  • Cyber operation against the Storting

    Press release Date: 19/07/2021

    On 10 March, the Storting (Norwegian parliament) disclosed that its email systems had been compromised. The breach exploited security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software.

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  • Web TV

    Launch of strategy to combat modern slavery

    Broadcast 01/07/2021, 14:00

    Join Dag-Inge Ulstein, Norwegian Minister of International Development, for the launch of the strategy Born to live in freedom – Strategy to strengthen development efforts to combat modern slavery (2021-2025) on Thursday 1 July 14:00 – 15:00.

  • Web TV Launch of Norway’s new Freedom of Expression strategy

    Broadcast 29/06/2021, 14:00

    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).

  • Web TV 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.

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