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  • Unacceptable glorification of terrorist attacks

    2017-05-26 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Palestinian women’s centre in the village of Burqa on the West Bank has recently been named after Dalal Mughrabi. Dalal Mughrabi took part in a terrorist attack in Israel in 1978 that killed 37 civilians, including many children. The centre has

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

    2017-05-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Manchester in the strongest possible terms. Our deepest sympathies go to those who have been affected and their families,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway signs cooperation agreement with Portugal on blue and green growth

    2017-05-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Portugal have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants, for a total of more than NOK 900 million. Of this amount, NOK 550 million (EUR 62 million) will be used to strengthen business, research and climate

  • Norway supporting efforts to fight cholera outbreak in Yemen

    2017-05-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The cholera outbreak in Yemen comes on top of an armed conflict and famine that are affecting a large proportion of the population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen by NOK 10 million, and will continue to follow the

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    Joshua French has arrived in Norway

    2017-05-17 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very glad to be able to confirm that the Congolese authorities decided yesterday to transfer Joshua French to Norway. Mr French arrived in Norway today and is now receiving necessary medical attention. The strain on Mr French and those closest

  • Government increases support for sexual and reproductive health

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is one of the largest donors to gender equality and women's health efforts, but the needs in this area are still great. In the revised budget, the Government has proposed to increase Norway's support for promoting sexual and reproductive

  • Increased support for religious minorities

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Religious minorities are particularly vulnerable in situations of war and conflict, and are overrepresented among those living in extreme poverty. In the revised budget, the Government has proposed an additional allocation of NOK 10 million to

  • Norway increases support to Tunisia

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Government has proposed to increase its support to Tunisia by NOK 10 million. It is important that Tunisia succeeds in its process of democratic consolidation and is able to stand out as a success story in a troubled region,’ said Minister of

  • Close to NOK 1 billion in additional famine relief in 2017

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed to increase its allocation to humanitarian efforts by NOK 274 million in the revised budget.

  • Norway and Estonia strengthen their business and research cooperation

    2017-05-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Estonia are signing MoUs on new cooperation programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants that total EUR 68 million. Priority will be given to research and innovation.

  • Donors, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered for AHLC meeting in Brussels

    2017-05-05 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini led a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Palestine (AHLC) which took place in Brussels Thursday 4 May.

  • Chair's Summary of the Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC)

    2017-05-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the AHLC met today in Brussels, to review the Palestinian state building process and to discuss ways to improve and sustain the Palestinian economy in its effort to maintain the viability of the two-state solution. The meeting was

  • Norway and Benin agree to strengthen cooperation

    2017-04-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A governmental delegation from Benin is on a working visit to Norway from 27 to 28 April to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

  • NOK 550 million to combat youth unemployment in Europe

    2017-04-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway cannot solve the problem of youth unemployment in Europe. But we can help to identify and develop measures that work, and that others can copy,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • 20th anniversary of cooperation to prohibit chemical weapons

    2017-04-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü on the OPCW's 20th anniversary. Throughout these years, the OPCW has done very important work towards achieving the goal of a

  • Norway increases humanitarian support to Yemen

    2017-04-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen is very dramatic. Immense suffering is being inflicted on the civilian population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen to a total of NOK 212 million in 2017,' said Minister of Foreign

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    A strategy to promote peaceful, innovative and sustainable development in the Arctic

    2017-04-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Growth in North Norway is higher than in the rest of the country and benefits Norway as a whole. The Government will step up its overall efforts in the north, to make North Norway one of our most innovative and sustainable regions,’ said Prime

  • The future course of Norwegian foreign and security policy

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence

    The Government will intensify European cooperation and redouble its efforts in unstable areas to the south and east of Europe, while maintaining and further developing its transatlantic cooperation. These are some of the main conclusions in the

  • Intensified Norwegian efforts in fragile states

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government will increase Norway's efforts and presence in unstable countries and areas in Europe's southern neighbourhood. Norway is establishing two new embassies in the region, in Mali and Tunisia.

  • Norway willing to shoulder its share of responsibility for security in Europe

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government intends to put Norway forward for chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2020.