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  • New ambassadors from Sweden, PLO, Cambodia and Belarus

    29/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 29 November 2018.

  • Are you interested in European cooperation? New possibilities with EEA and Norway grants

    29/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new database may connect Norwegian project partners with civil society organisations in 15 European countries. There are many exciting projects that can qualify for funding from the EEA and Norway Grants.

  • Toward a more humane drug policy

    29/11/2018 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway has put human rights and civil society on the agenda during its Presidency of the Council of Europe's cooperation on drug policies.

  • Increased funding for International Organization for Migration

    27/11/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to provide NOK 15 million in core funding to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The funding was announced during the annual session of the IOM Council in Geneva on 27 November. The funding will be used to support IOM in

  • New submarines: Binding offer received

    27/11/2018 News story Ministry of Defence

    Norway and Germany will together negotiate a contract to procure six identical submarines. The commercial process towards the supplier has been ongoing since the summer of 2017, and the binding offer from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems was received on

  • Changes to Norway’s aid budget

    23/11/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    According to new figures, ODA-approved refugee expenses in Norway have dropped by NOK 200 million this year. This will make it possible to increase allocations to various priority areas in the 2018 aid budget.

  • Norway maintains a high level of protection regarding American lobster imports

    23/11/2018 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has carried out amendments to the Regulation relating to alien organisms. The previous prohibition against imports of live American lobsters, with scope for granting of exemptions, has been replaced by the

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    23/11/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has as of 3 December 2018 appointed Ms. Anne Bramo as state secretary to Minister of the Elderly and Public Health Åse Michaelsen.

  • Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

    20/11/2018 News story Government.no

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    16/11/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 19 November 2018 appointed Mr. Kristoffer Aardal Hanssen as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Monica Mæland.

  • Draft withdrawal agreement by  EU and UK

    14/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UK Government has approved the draft withdrawal agreement reached by EU and UK Brexit negotiators.

  • Norway strengthens relations with Georgia

    13/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Georgia is an important partner for Norway. For many years, Georgia has shown itself to be a reform leader in the region, and we are now looking forward to establishing a Norwegian embassy in Tbilisi,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen

  • Norway joins UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

    13/11/2018 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    ‘Migration poses a major challenge to countries worldwide. For this reason, we need a common basis for political efforts to deal with migration more effectively. There is broad agreement that irregular migration must be more effectively managed and

  • Sri Lanka – political situation

    10/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement on Sri Lanka from Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Government of Norway nominates Minister Helleland as candidate to become next President of the World Anti-Doping Agency

    09/11/2018 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and her Government have announced their nomination of Linda Helleland, the Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality, to succeed Sir Craig Reedie as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

  • Export licences to Saudi Arabia

    09/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We have decided that, in the current situation, no new licences are to be granted for exports of defence-related products or dual-use items for military use to Saudi Arabia. We stopped processing new applications some time ago, pending this

  • Norway to open embassy in Georgia

    09/11/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has decided to open an embassy in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi.

  • Norway supports establishment of marine protected areas in Antarctica

    08/11/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway supports the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea, as well as the establishment of MPAs in other parts of Antarctica. It is not correct that Norway voted against a proposal on protection of the Weddell Sea, as some

  • Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide visits South Sudan

    06/11/2018 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am in Juba to show my support for the new peace agreement and the vital humanitarian efforts in South Sudan. A great responsibility now lies with the parties to comply with the agreement and build peace. Norway is increasing its support for

  • World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

    06/11/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child today announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany,

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