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  • Sudan – joint Troika statement

    2017-02-17 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a joint statement the Troika (USA, United Kingdom and Norway) expresses its continued support to the African Union led peace process.

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    Increased equity share in the Government Pension Fund Global and adjustment to the expected rate of return in the fiscal policy guidelines

    2017-02-16 Press release Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister

    The government has today made two decisions significant to the management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and to fiscal policy. The government will submit to parliament a recommendation to increase the equity share in the fund to 70 per

  • Norway provides NOK 64 million for efforts to prevent famine in Somalia

    2017-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. 'A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its

  • Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

    2017-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February.

  • UK and Norway affirm important energy relationship

    2017-02-10 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today (February 10 2017), the UK Energy Minister Jesse Norman and the Norwegian Energy Minister Terje Søviknes held their first meeting at the Oslo Energy Forum.

  • Peace talks under way between ELN guerrilla group and Colombian Government

    2017-02-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is very good news that the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group ELN have now started formal negotiations. A lasting peace settlement in Colombia will not be possible unless the ELN are also on board,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Foreign Minister Brende strongly criticises Israeli expropriation law

    2017-02-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Israel's adoption of a law legalising settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land, in violation of international law, is deeply worrying,' said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Readmission Agreement between Norway and Pakistan

    2017-02-06 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway has signed a Readmission Agreement with Pakistan. The Agreement was signed in Islamabad by the Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan on 25 January 2017.

  • Foreign Minister Brende in Afghanistan

    2017-02-04 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is visiting Kabul today for meetings with President Ashraf Ghani, Acting Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and Minister of Finance Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, among

  • Norway congratulates Morocco on its membership in the African Union (AU)

    2017-02-03 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende welcomes the decision by the African Union (AU) to accept Morocco as a member.

  • Germany chosen as strategic partner for new submarines to Norway

    2017-02-03 Press release Ministry of Defence

    After a comprehensive evaluation process, The Norwegian Government decided on Germany as strategic partner for new submarines. The partnership is based on a German-Norwegian common purchase and lifetime management of identical, new submarines.

  • 'Denial of entry to Russia is deeply regrettable'

    2017-02-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is deeply regrettable that some members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence will not be allowed to visit Russia, despite having received an invitation from the Chair of the Council of the Federation Committee for Foreign

  • Norway and Malta sign new agreements on EEA and Norway grants

    2017-02-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Malta have signed new agreements on Norway's contribution to social inclusion and poverty reduction. Refugees and migrants will be an important target group.

  • Troika statement after declaration from the AU, Igad and UN on South Sudan

    2017-01-31 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Joint statement from UK, US and Norway welcoming the joint declaration from the AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) and the UN expressing concern about continued fighting and violence in South Sudan.

  • Gassled court case – main hearing in Borgarting Court of Appeal in Oslo

    2017-01-31 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Oslo District Court rejected in September 2015 the claims against the Norwegian State in the case related to tariffs in Gassled. The judgement from Oslo District Court was appealed by the four plaintiffs with participating interests in Gassled. The

  • New Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force

    2017-01-27 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Brigadier General Tonje Skinnarland was appointed Major General and Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force today (CRNORAF).

  • The Philippines: Third round of peace talks

    2017-01-26 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate the Philippine Government and the communist movement NDFP on having completed a constructive third round of peace talks. Both sides are still showing great willingness to find a solution to the conflict. I am pleased

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-01-26 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 30 January 2017 appointed Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim (26), Rana, as political adviser to Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg. She will succeed Ms. Greta Johanne Solfall, who will leave the post.

  • Solution in sight for organic salmon

    2017-01-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    A solution is in sight for Norwegian organic salmon after Iceland today dropped its requests for adaptations to the EU rules.

  • The Nordic region – the most integrated region in the world

    2017-01-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We are taking over the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers at a time when the world is rapidly changing. Strategic Nordic cooperation is essential, and benefits all the Nordic countries,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs and Minister