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  • Norway to establish embassy in Mali

    Press release Published: 2016-09-23

    ‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    Press release Published: 2016-09-23

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Tore Hattrem as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.

  • New ambassadors from Sudan, Germany, Ukraine and Estonia

    News story Published: 2016-09-23

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their credentials to His Majesty King Harald V on 22 September 2016.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    Press release Published: 2016-09-22

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q3/16 from Norges Bank.

  • Norway increases funding to UN peace and security efforts

    Press release Published: 2016-09-21

    Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage they cause once they begin. It is also cheaper. Norway will now increase its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund by NOK 115 million over a period of three years,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • APA 2016: High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway

    Press release Published: 2016-09-21

    The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday 6th of September 2016. 33 companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas exploration licenses in these areas.

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  • Web TV

    Making peace in practice

    Broadcast 2016-06-06, 15:00

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende and the UN invite you to meet some of the top experts on peace negotiations and discuss how to make peace in practice.

  • Web TV Webcast: World No Tobacco day

    Broadcast 2016-05-31, 09:00

    We now see a global domino effect in implementing plain packaging of tobacco products. WHO launches this year’s World No Tobacco Day from Oslo Tuesday, 31 May.

  • Web TV The IMF says Norway’s economic institutions have proven their effectiveness

    Broadcast 2016-05-19, 10:00

    Today a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented its annual assessment of the Norwegian economy and Norwegian economic policy.

  • Web TV Culture budget targets both innovation and tradition

    Broadcast 2015-10-07, 13:00

    The Government’s cultural policy is aimed at promoting a cultural sphere based on local participation. Culture is where the people are. Delegating authority to and strengthening the regions will thus continue to comprise an important part of the cultural policy framework in years to come.

  • 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 2015

    Broadcast 2015-05-28, 10:00

    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.

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