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  • 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

  • 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.