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  • Friends of Sudan Statement

    22/09/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Friends of Sudan condemn attempts to undermine Sudan’s peaceful political transition.

  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru travels to Brussels

    22/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru will visit Brussels on 30th September and 1st October to participate at a CCS seminar, meeting Belgium's Minister of energy Tinne van der Straeten og and participate at the 5th energy conference between

  • Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister Tina Bru to energy event Seanergy 2021

    21/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    This week, Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister, Tina Bru, participates at the french offshore renewable energy event, Seanergy 2021. Programme at Seanergy 2021, Nantes, France: Wednesday, 22th of september: 09:30: Official Opening – Seanergy

  • Changes among the political advisers

    20/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, The Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisers.

  • Changes in the Government

    20/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    20/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • People in risk groups to be offered a free flu vaccine from their municipality

    20/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is now making sure that the municipalities offer a free flu vaccine to people who belong to the risk groups. They can also get the vaccine from their GP for a NOK 50 fee. People who have an exemption card can get the vaccine

  • What does 'Normal everyday life with increased emergency preparedness’ mean?

    20/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is now presenting more details about what 'Normal everyday life with increased emergency preparedness’ means. When the time comes to move to ‘Normal everyday life with increased emergency preparedness’, the pandemic will

  • Downscaled TISK to be introduced in the municipalities

    20/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has decided to introduce downscaled TISK in the municipalities from 27 September. When the time comes to move to ‘Normal everyday life with increased emergency preparedness’, downscaled TISK will be kept for a transitional

  • Country assessment for week 38 (20–26 September): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    20/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    All of the changes will enter into effect on Monday 20 September at 12 am. The changes will appear in the COVID-19 Regulations and the interactive map on FHI.no from Monday 20 September. Countries in Europe A quarantine requirement is being

  • Endringar blant statssekretærane

    17/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, state secretary Lucie Katrine Sunde-Eidem has been honourably discharged as state seceratary to Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø.

  • Cross border Trade Cooperation Agreement between Norway and the United Kingdom

    16/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Norway and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement on cross-border trade in electricity and cooperation on electricity interconnection.

  • Expert group to review Norges Banks active management of the GPFG

    15/09/2021 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to evaluate Norges Bank's active management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The group consists of Professor Rob Bauer at the University of Maastricht, Professor Charlotte

  • APA 2021: Great interest in the Norwegian continental shelf

    15/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from 31 companies in connection with the announcement of APA 2021.

  • Norway to increase humanitarian support to Afghanistan

    13/09/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Over 18 million people in Afghanistan are currently in need of protection and life-saving assistance. Half of the children under age 5 are on the brink of acute malnutrition. At the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in

  • OECD distribute survey to Norwegian respondents for new report on the Norwegian R&I system

    13/09/2021 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    OECD is supporting Norway to commence a new revision cycle by helping to monitor and follow-up on the outcomes of the 2017 OECD Innovation Policy Review of Norway.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    13/09/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Anders Robertsen Høgalmen as political adviser to Minister of Research and Higher Education Affairs.

  • Country assessment for week 37 (13– 19 September): Changes to entry restrictions for several countries and areas

    10/09/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government has decided to introduce entry restrictions and a quarantine requirement for Slovakia. Five regions in Finland and one region in Sweden will turn green, and the duty to stay at a quarantine hotel is being lifted for Cyprus,

  • Consultation on extending the Interim Act relating to Entry Restrictions

    10/09/2021 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security proposes extending the Interim Act relating to Entry Restrictions for Foreign Nationals out of Concern for Public Health. The proposal has now been sent out for consultation.

  • Statement on the new government in Lebanon

    10/09/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway welcomes the formation of a new government in Lebanon. Priority should be put on enacting necessary reforms to get the country out of the current crisis. Norway will continue to support the people of Lebanon', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine