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  • Norwegian businesses and organisations donating digital equipment to Ukraine

    20/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    “Being able to communicate with loved ones by phone or via the internet is essential for temporarily dispaced citizens in Norway and for people still in Ukraine. I am therefore very pleased that Norwegian businesses and organisations are donating

  • Norway’s ninth periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture

    20/05/2022 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway has submitted its ninth periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture.

  • New knowledge about gender equality in the maritime industry

    20/05/2022 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    A new study shows that the share of women in the maritime sector remains low, and that structural, cultural and practical barriers can explain why few women work in the sector. The Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy, Bjørnar Skjæran, will now

  • Conflict and food insecurity on agenda in New York

    19/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘An increase in global food insecurity could lead to greater instability. Ensuring that people have enough food to eat is primarily about saving lives, but it will also help prevent new conflicts,’ said Minister of International Development Anne

  • Chair's summary from AHLC meeting 10 May

    19/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    This is the chair's summary from meeting of the Ad-Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) i n Brussels, 10 May 2022. Chair was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Ms Anniken Huitfeldt ant the host was EU High Representative Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles.

  • Updated estimate for Norwegian gas deliveries in 2022

    18/05/2022 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Based on production so far this year and the latest information on the coming months, the Norwegian authorities have updated the estimate for gas deliveries from the fields on the Norwegian shelf in 2022.

  • Nordic support for Finland and Sweden

    16/05/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘Finland’s and Sweden’s security is important to our security. Together with Denmark and Iceland, Norway stands ready to assist its Nordic neighbours by all means necessary should they be the victim of aggression on their territory before obtaining

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt on Finland’s decision to apply for membership in Nato

    15/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Finnish membership of Nato will be good for Finland, for the Nordic region and for Nato', Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt said.

  • Council of the Baltic Sea States to hold its first ministerial meeting in nine years

    13/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) will hold a ministerial meeting for the first time since 2013. The meeting will be held in Kristiansand on 24-25 May, and will be attended by foreign ministers and high-level representatives from ten of

  • Prime Ministers Johnson and Støre discussed the war in Ukraine and the green transition

    13/05/2022 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street on Friday. This was the first bilateral meeting between the two prime ministers. They signed a joint declaration on strategic cooperation between

  • Joint statement on Human Rights of Afghan Women and Girls

    13/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Joint statement supported by Norway's Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt on increased restrictions on the human rights of Afghan women and girls.

  • CCS cooperation with UK waste disposal industry

    13/05/2022 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    CO2 emissions from London’s household rubbish will be captured and stored beneath the North Sea in the carbon storage facility of the Norwegian Longship CCS project. Cory, one of the UK’s leading waste management and recycling companies, will store

  • Revised National Budget: Additional child-related expertise at asylum reception centres

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government proposes allocating NOK 17.2 million in funding to increase child-related expertise at asylum reception centres.

  • The Revised National Budget: Government proposes record-high aid budget of NOK 44.9 billion

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The war in Ukraine is having impacts across the globe. The number of people who have been displaced is rising and more people than ever before do not have enough to eat. The Government is proposing an increase of NOK 3.6 billion in the aid budget,

  • Revised state budget: Health and Social Services Ombudsman to be bolstered

    12/05/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government is bolstering the budget of the Health and Social Services Ombudsman in its revised state budget. This will enable it to continue serving patients and healthcare users throughout Norway.

  • Revised state budget: Government launches new public health campaign focusing on mental health

    12/05/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government wants to boost mental public health. This is why ‘ABC For Good Mental Health - A Public Health Campaign’ is being launched. Its goal is to increase public knowledge about mental health, promote good mental health and prevent mental

  • Revised state budget: Ombudsman for the Elderly to close

    12/05/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government has announced in its revised state budget that it intends to dissolve Ombudsman for the Elderly (Eldreombodet) as of 1 July 2023. As a result, the budget also proposes a NOK 1 million reduction to the service’s grant for the current

  • Norwegian support for farmers in Ukraine

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Food production in Ukraine is essential for the food security of people in a wide range of countries. Norway is increasing its support to Ukrainian farmers in order to facilitate continued agricultural production.

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    Revised National Budget: Sound economic governance

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is unusually strong and employment is at a record low. At the same time, however, Omicron, high electricity prices and war in Europe have necessitated unforeseen financial allocations. In the Revised Budget, the government has

  • Revised National Budget: Key figures in the Revised National Budget 2022

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    To secure equal access to information that might be market sensitive, the Ministry of Finance publishes selected key figures prior to launching the Revised National Budget at 10:45 a.m. More detailed estimates will be published with the Revised