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  • NOK 325 million in humanitarian aid to the Lake Chad region

    03/09/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin today at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The conference (Oslo II) is

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    31/08/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    31/08/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Ms. Karine Skaret resigns as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Jon Georg Dale, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Transport and Communication, Mr. Jon Georg

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    Changes in the Government

    31/08/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In the session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Johan Sverdrup phase 2: - A new milestone for Norway's largest industrial project

    27/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    - The development plans for Johan Sverdrup phase 2 means that Norway's largest industrial project is passing a new milestone, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Terje Søviknes.

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    Energy stocks in the Government Pension Fund Global

    24/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen, today received a report on energy stocks in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) from a commission headed by professor and rector Øystein Thøgersen.

  • New ambassadors from India, Germany, Pakistan and the UK

    23/08/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 23. August 2018.

  • NOK 30 million to new humanitarian innovation programme

    17/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Innovation Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched an innovation programme that will facilitate partnerships between humanitarian organisations and private companies. The aim of the programme is to develop innovative technological

  • FK Norway renamed Norec and moved to Førde

    16/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup opened FK Norway’s new head office in Førde and presented the agency’s new name and instructions.

  • Increased allied training and exercises

    15/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - I am pleased to announce that U.S. and Norwegian authorities recently agreed to extend and increase the rotational training and exercises in Norway for units from the USMC. As a result, the arrangement will continue beyond 2018 and may include up

  • Digital strategy for development policy

    13/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The World Bank has made it clear that we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 without the use of new technologies in development cooperation. This is the starting point for the digital strategy for development policy that has

  • Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide launches new humanitarian strategy

    13/08/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Humanitarian action is an important part of the Government’s international engagement, and Norway has increased its humanitarian budget by more than 50 % since 2013. We will maintain a high level of humanitarian funding in the coming years, but

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    Changes in the Government

    13/08/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    13/08/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Talks

    10/08/2018 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, and Norway.

  • Grants for CCS FEED-studies at Fortum Oslo Varme waste incineration plant

    10/08/2018 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will offer Fortum Oslo Varme grants for FEED-studies of CO2 capture at their waste incineration plant at Klemetsrud in Oslo. The Government has previously granted Norcem funding for FEED-studies of CO2 capture at

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs visiting Jordan

    09/08/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, visited Jordan on August 6-7. The visit is an essential part of the preparations for the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) ministerial gathering in September.

  • 10 years since hostilities in Georgia in August 2008

    07/08/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The conflict over Georgia’s breakaway regions must not be forgotten. Ten years have passed since August 2008, but the conflict is still unresolved. Russian troops remain on Georgian soil. Once again we call on Russia to comply with the August 2008

  • Norway supports new initiative to strengthen education for children with disabilities

    30/07/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has entered into a partnership with the UK authorities and the World Bank to promote inclusive education. Norway will provide NOK 50 million over a three-year period to an initiative designed to strengthen efforts to ensure global education

  • Norway bans child marriages

    25/07/2018 News story Ministry of Children and Equality

    Amendments to the Marriage Act to prevent minors to enter marriage came into force July 1st 2018. The amendments sends a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that Norway does not accept people under the age of 18 years getting

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