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  • Change among the state secretaries

    2018-02-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Frida Blomgren as state secretary to Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande.

  • The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

    2018-02-16 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local

  • HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit to visit New York on 7-8 March

    2018-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit will visit New York on 7-8 March. On 7 March, she will present Innovation Norway's Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award. On International Women's Day, 8 March, she will give the opening speech at a global event hosted

  • Norway to increase support to Iraq to USD 44 million

    2018-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Iraqi cities have been freed from the terrorist group ISIL's control. We are now increasing our aid to the liberated areas, so that even more internally displaced people can return home safely,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide,

  • Expert group to review energy stocks in the GFPG

    2018-02-13 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today appointed an expert group to review whether the Government Pension Fund Global (GFPG) should invest in energy stocks. The move follows up on advice from Norges Bank in November 2017 to remove the oil and gas sector

  • Crown Prince Haakon to visit Texas on 13-14 March

    2018-02-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    HRH Crown Prince Haakon will visit Austin, Texas, on 13-14 March, to participate at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. He will be accompanied by a number of Norwegian entrepreneurs, representatives of technology companies and players

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-02-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Petter Erik Kaland Melsom as political adviser to Minister of Finance Siv Jensen, in political adviser Julia Sanna Maria Brännström Nordtug’s leave of absence.

  • New MoU on a mandate for the Nordic-Baltic Stability Group

    2018-02-09 News story Ministry of Finance

    The heads of relevant ministries, central banks, financial supervisory authorities and resolution authorities in the Nordic and Baltic countries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation and coordination on cross-border

  • New ambassadors from Georgia, the United States and New Zealand

    2018-02-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 8 February 2018.

  • Norway takes a leading role on sustainable ocean industries globally

    2018-02-02 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The United Nations "Global Compact" is announcing a new Business Action Platform for Oceans. Norway will take a leading role.

  • Norway pledges NOK two billion to the Global Partnership for Education

    2018-02-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is one of the largest donors to the Global Partnership for Education and we urge other donors to increase their support. Together we will continue our efforts to ensure that all children and young people have access to education, especially

  • Extraordinary meeting of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC) in Brussels

    2018-01-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The members of the donor group for Palestine reiterated today their strong support for a resumption of peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Germany: Learning e-mobility from Norway

    2018-01-31 News story Ministry of Transport and Communications

    A delegation from Baden-Württemberg in Germany recently spent several days in Norway. One hour of their tight schedule was set aside for a meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen. Coming from a country

  • New ambassadors from Nicaragua, Holy See, South Africa and Guyana

    2018-01-25 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 25 January 2018.

  • Norway establishes international high-level panel on sustainable ocean economy

    2018-01-25 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Today, Prime Minister Erna Solberg is launching the plans for a High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Ms Solberg will chair the panel, which will be made up of heads of state and government from a broad range of coastal states,

  • Norway provides NOK 125 million to UN agency for Palestine refugees

    2018-01-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am deeply concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the underfunding of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Today Norway has paid its core contribution of NOK 125 million, and I urge other donors to pay

  • 146 million available for European regional cooperation projects

    2018-01-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland have announced that NOK 146 million is now available under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme for projects promoting cross-border cooperation in Europe.

  • Ola Elvestuen appointed as new Minister of Climate and Environment

    2018-01-19 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    At the State Council on Friday the 17 of January, Ola Evestuen was appointed as Minister of Climate and Environment.

  • Trine Skei Grande becomes Minister of Culture

    2018-01-19 News story Ministry of Culture

    “Cultural policy is more important than ever, and key for the development of an inclusive society. Culture builds community, and is an important factor in finding a new direction for Norwegian society,” says newly appointed Minister of Culture Trine

  • Changes in the Ministry

    2018-01-18 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State , the King has made changes in the Government. The Ministry of Education and Research now has two ministers and integration as a new responsibility.