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  • Changes among the state secretaries

    07/02/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms Hilde Johanne Barstad as state secretary to Minister of Justice and Public Security, Ms. Monica Mæland.

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    Meeting with prime ministers of Iceland and Liechtenstein

    04/02/2020 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg met Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Adrian Hasler in Oslo on 3 February.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    31/01/2020 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.

  • Press Information: State visit to Jordan

    30/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    King Harald and Queen Sonja have accepted the invitation from King Abdullah II to pay a state visit to Jordan in 2020. The visit is planned for 2-4 March.

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    29/01/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The main principles underlying Norway’s long-term engagement in the efforts to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine remain unchanged.

  • Norway signs Brexit agreement with the UK

    28/01/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Today, Norway signed an agreement with the UK relating to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Economic Area (EEA) as a result of Brexit.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    27/01/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has temporarily appointed Ms. Hannah Atic as political adviser to the Prime Minister, Ms Erna Solberg, from the 1st of March 2020 until the 16th og August 2020. Political adviser Mr. Peder Egseth has leave of absence

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    Changes in the Government

    24/01/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    24/01/2020 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

    24/01/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed several new political advisers.

  • Norway signs agreement on funding for Green Climate Fund

    23/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway has signed an agreement to provide NOK 3.2 billion in funding for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The Government is doubling Norway’s annual contribution to the Fund, making this the largest funding agreement Norway has ever signed with a

  • Verdict in the appeal lawsuit concerning Section 112 of the Constitution

    23/01/2020 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Borgarting Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Norwegian Government that the decision to award production licences in the 23rd licensing round is valid and that petroleum activity in the Barents Sea is not a breach on Section 112 of the

  • Norway concerned after attack in Yemen

    21/01/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned after the attack on a military camp in Yemen, resulting in more than 100 casualties. The attack undermines de-escalation and peace-efforts of the Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths’, which Norway supports. Only an

  • Two Norwegian children and their mother have received assistance to return to Norway from Syria

    18/01/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    One child who is thought to be seriously ill, the child’s mother and one sibling landed in Norway last night. Staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accompanied the family on their journey to Norway, with assistance from the Norwegian police.

  • APA 2019: New High Award Secures Further Exploration of the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    14/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 69 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2019 (APA 2019).

  • Continued commitment on capture and storage of CO₂

    08/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The government proposes to allocate a total of 628 million NOK for the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

  • Important milestone for CO₂ projects achieved

    08/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Numerous countries have agreed on allowing export of CO₂ for the purpose of geological storage offshore under the "London Protocol". The decision is an international breakthrough for capture, transport and storage of CO₂ (CCS) across borders and

  • Changes among the political advisers

    08/01/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Maria Moe as political adviser to Minister of Children and Families, Mr. Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, as of 8 January 2020.

  • Norway’s Minister of Defence on the situation in Iraq

    08/01/2020 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen’s comments after the attacks against two of the military camps of the anti-ISIL coalition in Iraq tonight:

  • Norway strongly condemns attacks on US embassy

    02/01/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    "Norway strongly condemns the attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad and coalition forces in Kirkuk. It is the responsibility of the Iraqi government to ensure the protection and safety of diplomatic missions in Iraq", the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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