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  • Government increases humanitarian efforts

    Press release Date: 2018-12-18

    ‘Once again, it seems likely that humanitarian needs will reach record heights. The UN global humanitarian appeal estimates that more than 130 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2019. As 2018 draws to a close, Norway has disbursed an additional NOK 240 million from the humanitarian budget to alleviate the worst and most underfunded crises,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Working group report on credit data reporting and a common database

    News story Date: 2018-12-17

    A working group that has assessed the potential for Norwegian participation in the European Central Bank’s AnaCredit project on credit reporting, has submitted its report to the Ministry of Finance. The working group recommends improving existing arrangements rather than introducing new reporting requirements now, but AnaCredit should be reassessed later.

  • New cooperation agreement between Norway and the African Union (AU)

    News story Date: 2018-12-17

    Norway and the African Union (AU) have signed a three-year cooperation agreement, with a framework of NOK 180 million over three years, to strengthen the political dialogue and cooperation between Norway and the AU.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    Press release Date: 2018-12-14

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has discharged Mr. Tom Erlend Skaug as state secretary to Minister of Children and Equality Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland, and appointed him again as state secretary in a 50 percent position to Minister of Children and Equality, and a 50 percent position to Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner.

  • New ambassadors from Slovenia, Burkina Faso and Jamaica

    News story Date: 2018-12-13

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 13 December 2018.

  • Countercyclical buffer increases

    Press release Date: 2018-12-13

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has decided that the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks shall be increased to 2.5 percent from 31 December 2019, in line with the quarterly advice from Norges Bank.

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    Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis meets with Frank Bakke-Jensen and Ine Eriksen Søreide in Oslo

    Broadcast 2018-07-14, 11:15

    The American Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis, will be visiting Oslo to have bilateral meetings with Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The press is invited to attend statements at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday July 14th.

  • Web TV Sustainable migration from poor to rich countries

    Broadcast 2018-06-21, 09:00

    Towards a new refugee and migration system?

  • Web TV New regulation on monetary policy

    Broadcast 2018-03-02, 13:30

    The King in Council has today issued a new regulation on monetary policy. The new regulation modernises the regulation issued in 2001.

  • Web TV Meeting with Peace Prize winner ICAN

    Broadcast 2017-12-11, 08:50

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2017, ICAN, on Monday 11 December.

  • Web TV The F-35 aircraft marks the start of a new era for the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Broadcast 2017-11-10, 13:15

    The F-35 remains crucial to the continued modernization of our Armed Forces and our ability to preserve Norwegian and allied security and interests. The Government marked the procurement with a ceremony at Ørland Air Base November 10th. – Today, we are marking an important milestone in the development of Norway’s defence capabilities: The arrival in Norway of the first F-35 Lightning II jets, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Web TV Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    Broadcast 2017-06-06, 09:30

    Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway contributes to strengthening the civil society sector in Europe. What has been achieved so far and which opportunities are available for Norwegian actors to get involved in partnership projects?

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