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  • Joint statement of partnership and cooperation between the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Macedonia

    2017-08-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Republic of Macedonia and the Kingdom of Norway share a vision of a free and democratic Europe built on the principles of peace, justice, and the rule of law.

  • Aid for education makes a real difference

    2017-08-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    -263 million children and young people are currently out of school. This has major consequences in social, economic and security terms, not only for the countries that are lagging behind, but also for the rest of the international community. That is

  • Norway endorses the EU declaration on Venzuela

    2017-08-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has endorsed the EU declaration on Venezuela where the union and its member states regret the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to go ahead with the election of a Constituent Assembly on 30 July.

  • Norway steps up humanitarian aid to Yemen

    2017-07-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen gives cause for great concern. The cholera outbreak has now spread throughout the country, which is also suffering from armed conflict and a food crisis. It is crucial that the international community makes a

  • Good solution for transport of nuclear power station

    2017-07-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is pleased with Russia's plans for the transport of a floating nuclear power plant along the coast of Norway in the summer of 2018. 'These plans are in line with the Norwegian authorities' request that safe transport can be ensured,' Foreign

  • Statement on the detention of human rights defenders in Turkey

    2017-07-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway joins statement by the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe on the detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey.

  • Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

    2017-07-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union.

  • Norway to join international centre for countering hybrid threats

    2017-07-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway signed an agreement today on participation in the newly established, Finnish-led European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

  • Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

    2017-07-12 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 10 July, Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to two years in prison for statements made in media interviews in 2015 and 2016.

  • Broad Norwegian engagement in Myanmar

    2017-07-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited Myanmar on 5-6 July. ‘The country is undergoing a huge process of change, after the transition from military rule to a partly civilian government. Norway will continue its broad engagement in support

  • Foreign Minister returns stolen cultural artefact to Myanmar

    2017-07-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The illicit trade in cultural artefacts is a global problem and helps to finance international crime. ‘It is a pleasure for Norway to return a sculpture to the authorities in Myanmar. We hope this will set an example for others to follow,’ said

  • Foreign Minister visits Somalia and Government intensifies engagement to promote stabilisation and resilience

    2017-06-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is today visiting Somalia. He is the first Norwegian foreign minister to do so. His visit coincides with the Government's launch of its strategic framework for Norway's engagement in promoting prevention,

  • New ambassadors from Mexico, Peru and Australia

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 21. June 2017.

  • FK Norway to move to Førde

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has decided that FK Norway will move to Førde in western Norway. The Government considers it important to ensure that Norway also has strong centres of international expertise outside Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report for 2016-2017

    2017-06-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The results from over 6 000 projects are now coming in. The annual report for 2016-17 shows that the EEA and Norway Grants have reached millions of people in 16 beneficiary countries.

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    Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    2017-06-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway contributes to strengthening the civil society sector in Europe. What has been achieved so far and which opportunities are available for Norwegian actors to get involved in partnership projects?

  • Disappointed that US to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    2017-06-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    ‘I am very disappointed that the Trump administration has decided to withdraw the US from the most important climate agreement the world has ever seen. Our efforts to combat climate change will continue undiminished,’ said Prime Minister Erna

  • NOK ten million to fight against illegal fishing in developing countries

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    'Illegal fishing is contributing to overexploitation of marine resources. Norway has some of the best managed fish stocks in the world. This is because we have good routines for controlling catches. We are now increasing our support for developing

  • Norwegian gifts to mark Finland's centenary

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture

    In 2017, Finland will celebrate its centenary of independence. Norway is marking the centenary by strengthening the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and providing funding for a Norwegian sculpture.

  • 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