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  • 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.

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    A budget to promote employment, welfare, and security

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The economic policies introduced in the 2017 Budget are proving effective. In the Revised Budget for 2017, the Government is therefore maintaining its focus on job creation, welfare, and security.

  • Free HPV vaccine to boys

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government will offer HPV vaccine to all 7th grade boys as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. The offer will be introduced from the school year 2018/2019.

  • 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.

  • EU energy market rules included in the EEA Agreement

    2017-05-08 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Rules for the European energy market (the Third Energy Marked Package) were incorporated into the EEA Agreement on Friday, in a meeting in the EEA Joint Committee.

  • 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

  • Announcement of Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017

    2017-05-02 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is announcing this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf - Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017.

  • 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.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2017-04-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Thor Arne Englund as acting political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen for the period 28 April 2017 - 23 July 2017, while Mr. Jens Frølich Holte is acting state

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-04-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Jens Frølich Holte as state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 28 April 2017 - 23 July 2017, during Mr. Tom-Christer Nilsen’s

  • Prime Minister Solberg discussed sustainable development with the President of Ghana

    2017-04-28 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg phoned President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana today to discuss the work of increasing engagement, commitment and results in the campaign to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN.

  • 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.

  • Celebration of The King and Queen’s 80th birthdays

    2017-04-26 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway will both celebrate their 80th birthdays in 2017. In this connection, there will be several events in Oslo on 9 and 10 May that will be open to members of the public and the press. On Tuesday 9

  • 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

  • Agreement on Swedish expansion of the certificate system

    2017-04-21 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian and Swedish Governments have agreed that Sweden can extend the certificate scheme with a new goal of 18 TWh new renewable electricity in 2030.