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  • Venezuela crisis needs to be resolved

    06/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The situation in Venezuela gives cause for great concern, and there is a danger that the violence will escalate further. Disproportionate use of force by the authorities against peaceful demonstrations is completely unacceptable. Further

  • Norway’s report on human rights to the UN

    05/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway’s third report to the UN Human Rights Council shows that the Government has done a great deal to strengthen human rights in Norway,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy to Brussels

    04/02/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Tuesday 5 February, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg, will attend the 4th EU-Norway Energy Conference in Brussels.

  • Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of the TIPH contributing countries

    01/02/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    We regret the unilateral decision by the Israeli government not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) after 31 January 2019.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    01/02/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Johannes Utvåg as political adviser to Minister of Defence, Mr. Frank Bakke-Jensen, as of 4 February.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    01/02/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Guro Angell Gimse as state secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Ms. Anniken Hauglie.

  • Statement regarding a Nordic-Baltic financial crisis simulation

    31/01/2019 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Nordic and Baltic financial stability authorities have conducted a joint financial crisis management exercise. The exercise was held from 22 to 23 January 2019 and involved 31 authorities from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,

  • New national strategy for cyber security

    30/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Office of the Prime Minister

    The Norwegian Government has launched a new national strategy to strengthen society's cyber security. Cyber security concerns everyone and is a key priority for the Government.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    30/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Gjermund Øystese as political adviser to Minister of International Development, Mr. Dag-Inge Ulstein.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    28/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim resigns as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, as of 28 January 2019.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    25/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Aksel Jakobsen as state secretary to Minister of International Development, Mr. Dag Inge Ulstein.

  • Elections needed to resolve crisis in Venezuela

    24/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I expect the Venezuelan Government to meet the legitimate demands of the Venezuelan people, and to respect the mandate and role of the democratically elected National Assembly under the Constitution. The Government must initiate a political process

  • Expanded Norwegian Government headed by four female leaders

    22/01/2019 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg expanded her Coalition Government Tuesday, to include the Christian Democratic Party along with coalition partners The Progressive Party and The Liberal Party.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    22/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Ms. Kristine Lie resigns as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Bård André Hoksrud, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Public Security Ingvil Smines

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    Changes in the Government

    22/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    22/01/2019 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.

  • New ambassadors from Turkey, Lebanon, Liberia and Mozambique

    17/01/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 17 January 2019.

  • Record number of Awards in Predefined Areas 2018

    15/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 83 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf) in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2018 (APA 2018).

  • Eriksen Søreide met with foreign minister Aidarbekov, Kyrgyz Republic

    15/01/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chingiz Aidarbekov, paid an official visit to Norway on 15 January. In Oslo, he met with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    11/01/2019 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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