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  • World Humanitarian Day – enormous unmet needs

    2016-08-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Today, on World Humanitarian Day 2016, I want to draw attention to the crises that often overlooked and underfunded. The Government is therefore increasing Norway's humanitarian funding for the crises in South Sudan and Yemen by NOK 60 million.

  • Norway concerned by arrests of activists in Azerbaijan

    2016-08-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The arrest of several people with links to the opposition, including Natiq Jafarli of the Republican Alternative movement, gives cause for concern,’ said State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tore Hattrem.

  • Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment to visit DRC rainforest

    2016-08-17 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next week.

  • Report: Bilateral relations strengthened under the EEA and Norway Grants

    2016-08-16 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The EEA and Norway Grants are an effective tool for strengthening relations between Norway and the beneficiary countries, an independent evaluation has concluded.

  • White paper on the role of the oceans in foreign and development policy

    2016-08-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'While the global importance of the oceans continues to increase, their sustainability is coming under threat. As a maritime nation, Norway can play a leading role in the vital efforts to safeguard the oceans through international cooperation. We

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2016-08-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Rikard Gaarder Knudsen as political adviser to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 15 August to 23 October 2016, while Ms. Toril Reynolds is acting state

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-08-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Toril Reynolds, political adviser, as acting state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 15 August - 23 October 2016, during the leave of absence of

  • Civilians in Aleppo in desperate need of help

    2016-08-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-08-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Ms. Birgitte Jordahl from her office as state secretary to Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

  • Prime Minister Solberg in Sri Lanka

    2016-08-12 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    On 12 and 13 August, Prime Minister Erna Solberg will have meetings with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and Leader of the Opposition Rajavarothiam Sampanthan from the Tamil National Alliance. These

  • Minister Tord Lien received the Utgard Plan for Development and Operations

    2016-08-09 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Tuesday, the Utgard Plan for Development and Operations was submitted by Statoil and partners to the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien.

  • Challenges in the export of organic salmon from Norway to the EU

    2016-08-08 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Norwegian companies who have pursued organic salmon production are experiencing challenges with export to the EU market.

  • Nordic sports minsters call for an increased international fight against doping in sport

    2016-08-06 Press release Ministry of Culture

    Minister of Culture, Linda Hofstad Helleland, invited the other Nordic sports ministers to a meeting in Rio to discuss measures to increase the number of female leaders in international sport.

  • Essential to step up international efforts in South Sudan

    2016-08-01 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The fighting in South Sudan is continuing. Norway supports proposals for a new regional protection force in the capital and a strengthening of the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Security Council must adopt targeted sanctions

  • Foreign Minister concerned by Israel’s recent announcements of settlement expansion

    2016-07-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I share the concerns that have been expressed by the UN, the EU and the US about Israel’s recent announcements of plans to build new settlement units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Worrying developments in Turkey

    2016-07-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s Government is following developments in Turkey closely after the attempted coup d’état on 15 July. ‘We are especially concerned about the extensive measures against government employees and the media,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • The EU proposes climate targets for Norway

    2016-07-20 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The European Commission has proposed a preliminary 2030 emissions reduction target for Norway. Efforts are shared among European countries and Norway’s target for reductions in sectors outside the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a reduction of

  • Significant increase in Norway's aid to Iraq

    2016-07-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,' said Minister of

  • Norway supports democracy in Turkey

    2016-07-16 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'A coup d'état was attempted last night in Turkey, and the situation is extremely tense. Norway supports the democratically elected government and urges a rapid return to the democratic rule of order,' says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in France

    2016-07-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Nice in the strongest possible terms. Once again, France has been hit by a terrorist attack. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France and the rest of the world in the war on terror. We will