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  • Norwegian delegation in Afghanistan

    18/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Norwegian delegation is in Kabul for talks with the Taliban, the UN and representatives of Afghan civil society about the serious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

  • APA 2021: Great interest in further exploration activity on the Norwegian shelf

    18/01/2022 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 53 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the licensing round APA 2021.

  • Country assessment for week 3 (17–23 January): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    14/01/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Health and Care Services is introducing a requirement of travel quarantine for people arriving from Romania. The changes will enter into effect on Monday 17 January at 12 am. The figures show a continued rise in infections throughout

  • Vaccination of children and adolescents against COVID-19

    14/01/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    A vaccine will be offered to children aged 5-11 if so requested by their parents or guardians. This vaccination is provided on a voluntary basis, and there is no general recommendation to vaccinate all children in this age group.

  • Changes to the TISK strategy

    14/01/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is making changes to the TISK strategy (testing-isolation-tracing-quarantine). Transmission quarantine is being replaced with more self-testing, and people who receive a positive test result must notify their close contacts.

  • Use of COVID-19 certificates being considered for events and venues that serve food or alcohol

    14/01/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has tasked the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health with considering concrete proposals for Regulations regarding use of the COVID-19 certificate at events and venues that serve food

  • The Norwegian Government is easing measures

    14/01/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Culture and Equality, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    There continues to be a need for national measures. The infection rate is expected to remain high in the coming weeks, but Norwegian society is better equipped to handle the virus. Several measures can therefore be eased now.

  • Norway’s key leadership tasks in UN Security Council

    14/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In its second year as a member of the UN Security Council, Norway will co-chair the Informal Expert Group on Climate and Security together with Kenya. Norway will also continue to hold the subsidiary body chair positions it was given in 2021.

  • Country assessment for week 2 (10–16 January): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    13/01/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Health and Care Services is introducing a requirement of travel quarantine for people arriving from seven regions in Finland, four regions in Sweden, the island of Sardinia, and the archipelago of the Azores. The changes will enter

  • Discussed the security situation with the British Secretary of State for Defence

    13/01/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    The challenging security situation in Europe was the main topic when ministers Wallace and Enoksen met in in Oslo on Thursday 13th of January.

  • New ambassadors from Algeria and Morocco

    13/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Two new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 13 January 2022.

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    Norway co-hosts the Thematic Pre-Summit on Disability Inclusion in the Health Sector

    10/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Wednesday 12 January, Norway, Ghana, International Disability Alliance (IDA) and World Health Organisation (WHO) host the Thematic Pre-Summit on Disability Inclusion in the Health Sector.

  • Foreign Minister condemns sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi

    10/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I condemn today’s sentencing to four years in prison of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The military regime is using the judicial system to silence political opponents and crush the National League for Democracy', Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Changes among the political advisers

    10/01/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Emma Svarva Giskås as political adviser to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, in the period 10 January to 16 June 2022.

  • Expert group report on Norges Bank’s active management of the GPFG

    07/01/2022 News story Ministry of Finance

    On 3 January 2022, the expert group reviewing Norges Bank’s active management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) submitted its report to the Ministry of Finance.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    07/01/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Political adviser Kjetil Vevle has been appointed as acting state secretary to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre as of 7 January 2022.

  • New state secretary

    07/01/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has appointed political adviser Kjetil Vevle as acting state secretary to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, in the period that state secretary Andreas Bjelland Eriksen settles parental leave, effective as of 7

  • Troika and EU Joint Statement on Sudan 4 January 2022

    04/01/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union underscore their continued support for the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people.

  • Programme of work for the UN Security Council under Norway’s leadership in January

    04/01/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The programme of work for the UN Security Council in January is now in place. ‘Norway is ready to shoulder its responsibility and lead the Security Council in January. We will focus in particular on the role of women in promoting peace, the

  • Norway condemns attack in  Myanmar

    29/12/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway condemns the attack in Kayah, Myanmar, killing at least 35 civilians, inclusive children and two Save the children staff.