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  • Military transport corridor to be established in the north

    20/06/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence

    ‘The fact that Norway, Sweden and Finland are now united in NATO is good for Norwegian, Nordic and Allied security. And today we have achieved an important milestone. We have agreed to establish a military transport corridor through North Norway,

  • Strengthening security and defence cooperation in the northern Nordic region

    20/06/2024 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence

    Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Finnish President Alexander Stubb were in Bodø on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Discussions at the high-level meeting were focused on the efforts to strengthen

  • Finland and Norway sign a Memorandum of Understanding

    20/06/2024 News story Ministry of Defence

    Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram and Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between the two countries in Bodø, Norway, on 20 June 2024.

  • Awarding four new licenses for CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf

    20/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Energy

    Today, the Norwegian Ministry of Energy announces offers for four new exploration licenses related to CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf. All the licenses are in the North Sea.

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    OECD on the Norwegian economy: High activity and lower inflation

    20/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Finance

    OECD today published their biannual survey of the Norwegian economy, with recommendations on how the government should face important challenges ahead. The survey points to increasing activity in the Norwegian economy. It also emphasises the

  • Kim Friele Memorial Prize awarded to Støttegruppa 25. juni and Insight

    19/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Culture and Equality, Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘We are all striving to provide everyone - both in Norway and internationally - with a safe and inclusive society. A society where LGBT+ people can live free and good lives and love whoever they want. Støttegruppa 25. juni, the support group for

  • Strengthened energy ties to Belgium

    18/06/2024 News story Ministry of Energy

    A large business delegation from Belgium is visiting Norway this week. Several Belgian energy companies participate in the delegation, which is led by Princess Astrid. During the visit, a joint declaration on offshore wind and an agreement of intent

  • Norway to increase support for protection of civilians in Ukraine

    17/06/2024 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is increasing its humanitarian support to Ukraine by a total of NOK 50 million. The funds will be channelled through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and UNICEF to promote civilian protection and the reintegration of

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    Press conference: OECDs Economic Survey of Norway

    17/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Finance

    On Thursday 20 June at 10:00 the OECD will present a new Economic Survey of Norway to Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Centre Party).

  • Norway increasing its support to UNRWA

    17/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘UNRWA is the backbone of the humanitarian response in Gaza. The war, accusations made by Israel, continuous attacks on the organisation and funds withheld by major donors, have put UNRWA in an extremely difficult financial situation. In this

  • Must secure peace on Ukraine’s terms

    16/06/2024 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    This weekend, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre took part in the international Summit on Peace in Ukraine, which was hosted by Switzerland in response to a request by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. ‘The summit focused on securing peace on

  • Norway to provide over NOK 1 billion to secure electricity in Ukraine

    16/06/2024 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will provide NOK 1.1 billion in support to Ukraine to secure the country’s electricity supply. ‘Russia is carrying out massive, systematic attacks to paralyse the power grid, but Ukrainians are working day and night to maintain essential

  • Summit on Peace in Ukraine

    15/06/2024 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    This weekend, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is taking part in an international summit on peace in Ukraine. Participants will include Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and leaders representing some 90 other countries.

  • Rolf Folland new head of the Norwegian Military Mission in Brussels

    14/06/2024 News story Ministry of Defence

    Rolf Folland has today been appointed as lieutenant general and new head of the Norwegian Military Mission in Brussels.

  • Food security in Africa: Norway commits five-year funding to civil society

    13/06/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Climate-adapted rice production, preservation of local seeds and increased yields for small-holder farmers. These are just some of the ingredients when Norway commits NOK 1 billion, approx. USD 94 million, to civil society organizations’ work for

  • Humanitarian conference sends clear message: suffering in Gaza must cease

    13/06/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The message to everyone who participated in the humanitarian conference for Gaza is clear: we must find solutions that end the suffering, and in the longer term, we must focus on rebuilding Gaza,’ said Minister of International Development Anne

  • New ambassadors from Thailand and Mauritania

    13/06/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Two ambassadors presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 13 June 2024.

  • Norway donates mortar ammunition to Ukraine

    13/06/2024 News story Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Ukraine's need for firepower is extensive and urgent. After dialogue with the Norwegian Armed Forces, we have assessed what we can do further donations from the Norwegian Armed Forces' stockpiles, which can quickly be transferred to Ukraine to help

  • Calling for urgent action to end hunger

    12/06/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A champions call to scale up action to end hunger, was issued today by Norway, Brazil and Sierra Leone. The three countries are co-chairs in the Alliance of Champions for Food System Transformation. With Norway as host, a lunch was convened in Oslo

  • Norway to serve as chair of OCHA’s donor support group

    12/06/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Starting today, Norway will take over as chair of the donor support group of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). As chair, Norway will focus on securing financing to meet rising humanitarian needs, as well as on

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