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  • Norway and Germany enter into extensive cooperation on naval defence materiel

    2017-08-22 News story Ministry of Defence

    Today, the German and Norwegian Ministers of Defence formally marked the start of a long-term cooperation on new submarines and naval missiles. Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, met her German colleague, Ursula von der Leyen, at Eckernföerde

  • Joint statement of partnership and cooperation between the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Macedonia

    2017-08-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Republic of Macedonia and the Kingdom of Norway share a vision of a free and democratic Europe built on the principles of peace, justice, and the rule of law.

  • Ethiopia Norway sign forest protection agreement

    2017-08-16 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Governments of Norway and Ethiopia have taken an important step towards supporting Ethiopia’s climate friendly economic development. The Government of Norway has allocated up to NOK 600 million for sustainable forest management and forest

  • Expert group assessing the management of the GPFG

    2017-08-14 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess Norges Banks management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The group is comprised of professor Magnus Dahlquist at the Stockholm School of Economics and professor Bernt Arne

  • Aid for education makes a real difference

    2017-08-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    -263 million children and young people are currently out of school. This has major consequences in social, economic and security terms, not only for the countries that are lagging behind, but also for the rest of the international community. That is

  • Expert group assessing unlisted equity investments in the GPFG

    2017-08-09 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group as a part of the work to assess whether the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) should be allowed to invest in equity in unlisted companies. The expert group is comprised of associate professor

  • Norway endorses the EU declaration on Venzuela

    2017-08-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has endorsed the EU declaration on Venezuela where the union and its member states regret the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to go ahead with the election of a Constituent Assembly on 30 July.

  • Norway steps up humanitarian aid to Yemen

    2017-07-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen gives cause for great concern. The cholera outbreak has now spread throughout the country, which is also suffering from armed conflict and a food crisis. It is crucial that the international community makes a

  • Good solution for transport of nuclear power station

    2017-07-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is pleased with Russia's plans for the transport of a floating nuclear power plant along the coast of Norway in the summer of 2018. 'These plans are in line with the Norwegian authorities' request that safe transport can be ensured,' Foreign

  • Statement on the detention of human rights defenders in Turkey

    2017-07-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway joins statement by the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe on the detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey.

  • Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

    2017-07-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union.

  • Slovakia and Norway continue successful cooperation on Climate and Environment

    2017-07-18 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On his visit to Norway on the 28th to the 30th of June, Slovakia's State Secretary for environment, Norbert Kurilla, met State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry for Climate and Environment, Lars Andreas Lunde.

  • The Norwegian Government steps up the efforts to turn waste into resources and reduce marine litter

    2017-07-17 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian government presented a White Paper to Parliament on 21 June 2017 on waste policies in a circular economy with an emphasis on increasing reuse and recycling. The White Paper also presents a Plastic Strategy in order to reduce marine

  • Norway to join international centre for countering hybrid threats

    2017-07-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway signed an agreement today on participation in the newly established, Finnish-led European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

  • The death of Liu Xiaobo

    2017-07-13 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s comment on the death of Liu Xiaobo

  • Rainforest Foundation UK misleads the public about the international community's efforts to preserve Congo's forests

    2017-07-13 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In recent weeks, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has been running a campaign aimed at Norway and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), who work jointly to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)`s efforts to preserve its vast

  • Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

    2017-07-12 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 10 July, Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to two years in prison for statements made in media interviews in 2015 and 2016.

  • Norway intensifies efforts to fight global disease outbreaks

    2017-07-11 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed us how quickly diseases can spread across borders, and how devastating their effects can be on lives, health and economic development. That is why we are now intensifying our efforts to ensure that vaccines

  • Norway contributes to new fund for women’s entrepreneurship

    2017-07-11 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway is providing NOK 90 million to a new fund that aims to strengthen entrepreneurship among women. The fund, which will be administered by the World Bank, is being launched at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, where Norway is participating as a guest

  • Broad Norwegian engagement in Myanmar

    2017-07-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited Myanmar on 5-6 July. ‘The country is undergoing a huge process of change, after the transition from military rule to a partly civilian government. Norway will continue its broad engagement in support