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  • Norway supports civilian capacity building for the G5 Sahel joint force

    2018-02-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The increased funding will go to a civilian component of the G5 Sahel cooperation, including capacity building within international humanitarian law and human rights.

  • The government proposes to allocate 100 million NOK to upgrade the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2018-02-23 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    After ten years of operation, it is time for technical improvements at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The measures are part of a long-term plan to enhance the performance and extend the viability of the seed vault. The government is now proposing a

  • Press invitation: Ten-year anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2018-02-22 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale in cooperation with Crop Trust and NordGen is pleased to host a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Svalbard Global Seed Vault. From February 25. to 27., depositors and partners from all over the

  • Norwegian Government calls on aid sector to intensify efforts to prevent sexual exploitation

    2018-02-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup are urging all partner organisations that receive funding from Norway to intensify their efforts to prevent sexual harassment, violence and

  • Norway concerned over State of Emergency in Ethiopia

    2018-02-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'As a good friend and strategic partner of Ethiopia I was concerned when learning of the re-imposition of a State of Emergency in Ethiopia, so soon after the last State of Emergency was lifted,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Successful F-35 drag chute test in Norway

    2018-02-20 Press release Ministry of Defence

    While The US Air Force is completing another round of cold-weather testing of the F-35A at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Norway completed a successful verification of the drag chute system at Ørland Air Force Base in Norway February 16th.

  • 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.