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  • Statement about Rafah from Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide

    29/05/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The development in Rafah is catastrophic and unacceptable. We have warned in the strongest possible terms against the consequences of an attack for the people of Rafah', said Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.

  • Norway recognises Palestine today

    28/05/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘For over 30 years, Norway has been one of the strongest advocates of a Palestinian state. Norway’s recognition of Palestine as a state today represents a milestone in Norwegian-Palestinian relations,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth

  • New Seeds in Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    28/05/2024 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Svalbard Global Seed Vault welcomes shipments from four new depositors. The world’s largest repository of crop diversity raises the number of the samples in its care to 1.29 million.

  • Syria crisis demands continued attention

    27/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The crisis in Syria must not be forgotten, even at a time of many ongoing conflicts and wars. 90 per cent of the Syrian population live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Norway will therefore provide NOK 500 million in support to the work by

  • Foreign Minister Eide: Broad international agreement to strengthen Palestinian institutions and promote the two-state solution

    26/05/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The critical situation in Palestine was the topic when Norway’s Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide chaired two ministerial meetings on Palestine in Brussels today.

  • Joint statement by Norway and partners: Escalating conflict in Myanmar

    24/05/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Australia, Canada, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States released a statement on the escalating conflict in Myanmar.

  • Norway contributes NOK 100 million in budget support to Palestine

    24/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The financial situation for the Palestinian Authority is acute. They need money to pay for basic services, such as health and education, for the population. Therefore, Norway is now transferring NOK 100 million in budget support’, said Minister of

  • Joint statement on minimization of highly enriched uranium

    23/05/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Joint statement between the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway concerning minimization of highly enriched uranium.

  • Joint Statement by the Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group

    23/05/2024 News story Ministry of Defence

    Today, Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group - comprising Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom - met in Palanga and gave the following statement:

  • Restricting the possibilities of entry for Russian citizens

    23/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The government is now further restricting the opportunity for entry to Norway for the purpose of tourism. The change will be in effect as of 29 May.

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    Norway recognises Palestine as a state

    22/05/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Norwegian Government has decided that Norway will recognise Palestine as a state. In the midst of a war, with tens of thousands killed and injured, we must keep alive the only alternative that offers a political solution for Israelis and

  • International Day for Women in Maritime

    18/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    May 18th is the International Day for Women in Maritime, an annual event initiated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the United Nations. The purpose of this day is to highlight women's participation in the industry and emphasize

  • 80 years since the deportation of the Crimean Tatars

    18/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    May 18 marks the 80th anniversary of the forced deportation of the Crimean Tatars. Today, they are once again being persecuted by the Russian occupying power. Norway reiterates its condemnation of Russia’s illegal occupation and human rights

  • Revised National Budget: Boosting access to diabetes medications and reducing national insurance user fees

    16/05/2024 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government’s revised national budget contains proposals for individual grants for the diabetes medication Rybelsus and the rationing of Ozempic in pharmacies.

  • Revised National Budget: NOK 250 million to bolster the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority

    16/05/2024 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    As part of its revised national budget, the Norwegian government is proposing an increase in its funding to the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority through a permanent grant of NOK 250 million. This proposal is in light of the challenging

  • Revised National Budget: Waiting times to be reduced – the government strengthens hospitals with NOK 2 billion

    16/05/2024 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government wants to reverse the trend and reduce hospital waiting times. This is why it is proposing total additional funding of NOK 2 billion for hospitals in its revised national budget.

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    Launch of Norway's new humanitarian strategy

    15/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide and Minister of Development Cooperation Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim will launch the government's new strategy for Norwegian humanitarian policy on Wednesday 15 May.

  • Norwegian humanitarian policy in a time of crises

    15/05/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A greater number of protracted armed conflicts, declining respect for international humanitarian law, accelerating climate change and record numbers of people experiencing food shortages and hunger. This is the bleak backdrop for Norway’s new

  • Norway to increase support to refugees in Ukraine and Moldova

    15/05/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway is allocating an additional NOK 170 million to the UN Refugee Agency for the refugee response in Ukraine and Moldova,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Mr Støre met today with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who is in

  • Strengthened cooperation between Norway and Switzerland on CCS and CDR

    14/05/2024 News story Ministry of Energy

    Today, Norway and Switzerland signed a Declaration of Intent to strengthen cooperation on carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon dioxide removals between our two countries.

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