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  • Norway is committed to the partnership with Brazil on reducing deforestation

    2017-06-23 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway remains a proud partner to Brazil on reducing deforestation, and considers this partnership a great success. Brazil's results in the form of reduced deforestation 2005-2014 is one of the biggest climate measures ever. Norway will continue its

  • Proposed reduction in the threshold for culling Golden Eagles

    2017-06-23 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has published a consultation paper on a proposed adjustments in the threshold for the culling of Golden Eagles that cause the loss of livestock. The proposal specifies that this will only apply to a temporary

  • The Government Pension Fund Global should be managed by a separate statutory entity

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System recommends that the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) be managed by a separate statutory entity demerged from Norges Bank.

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    Report of the Law Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission has today submitted its Report and proposal for a new central bank act to the Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (Progress Party). The Commission has further considered the organisation of Norges Bank and the Government Pension Fund

  • Norges Bank should have a committee for monetary policy and financial stability and an independent board

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System proposes the establishment of a committee for monetary policy and financial stability at Norges Bank. At the same time, the Commission proposes that the board of Norges Bank

  • Proposal on a new central bank act

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System proposes a new central bank act that lays down a clearly defined purpose for Norges Bank. Under the proposal, responsibility should also be conferred on Norges Bank for

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2017-06-22 Press release Ministry of Finance

    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 Q2/17 from Norges Bank.

  • Will Extend USMC Rotational Training and Exercises in Norway

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The rotational U.S. Marine Corps force currently conducting cold weather training in Norway, will be extended.

  • New ambassadors from Mexico, Peru and Australia

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 21. June 2017.

  • FK Norway to move to Førde

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has decided that FK Norway will move to Førde in western Norway. The Government considers it important to ensure that Norway also has strong centres of international expertise outside Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • New rules on deposit guarantee schemes and bank recovery and resolution

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has proposed new legislation to implement the deposit guarantee schemes directive and the bank recovery and resolution directive.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-06-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Daniel Sørdahl, regional adviser, Tromsø, as political adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EEA and EU Affairs), and political adviser Christian E. Haugen, Bergen, as political adviser in the

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-06-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen, political adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes. Holmen succeeds Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg, who has been honourably

  • Announcement of the 24th licensing round

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The licensing round includes a total of 102 blocks. Nine blocks are located in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea. The aim is

  • EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report for 2016-2017

    2017-06-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The results from over 6 000 projects are now coming in. The annual report for 2016-17 shows that the EEA and Norway Grants have reached millions of people in 16 beneficiary countries.

  • Peru combats deforestation

    2017-06-15 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Peru, Norway and Germany have agreed to affirm their partnership to reduce climate emissions from deforestation. Norway and Germany promise to pay Peru a total of about 400 million USD, aimed at projects to stop deforestation or for actual results

  • Changes in the subsistence requirement for family immigration

    2017-06-13 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is introducing a six month application deadline for family reunification with a reference person who has been granted protection in Norway, in order to be granted an exemption from the subsistence

  • The Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved in all countries - including Europe

    2017-06-07 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    - The Sustainable Development Goals commits all countries to make an effort both at home and abroad. The EU its 28 member states have an important responsibility in achieving the global goals, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Brussels 7 June.

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    Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    2017-06-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    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?

  • Dublin transfers to Greece

    2017-06-01 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has instructed the Directorate of Immigration to resume the proceedings on Dublin transfers to Greece.