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  • Suspension of EEA and Norway Grants to Hungary

    09/05/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has decided to suspend further disbursements of funds to Hungary under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. The reason for this is that the Hungarian Government has moved the implementation and monitoring of the Grants scheme out of the central

  • CEF Digital: Norway will become part of the EU’s Digital Single Market

    07/05/2014 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Government has decided that Norway will participate in the EU programme CEF Digital. This programme will develop a single Digital Service Infrastructure in Europe within working life, health, justice, education and commerce.

  • Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Grete Faremo on appointment as head of UNOPS

    07/05/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate Grete Faremo on her appointment as Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). I am pleased that Norway will now hold the top position in a UN organisation that is so important for the

  • Egypt in breach of international obligations

    06/05/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The death sentences in Egypt in recent months are a clear breach of human rights and of Egypt’s international obligations. Norway condemns these sentences, and we have raised the matter directly with the Egyptian authorities,’ said Foreign Minister

  • Facts 2014 – All you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities

    05/05/2014 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    This article is about the annual book on the Norwegian petroleum sector for 2014, Facts 2014, which now is replaced by NorwegianPetroleum.no

  • Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo on 20 May

    05/05/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to host a pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • Monument at Sørbråten postponed by one year

    30/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is transparent, dignified and foreseeable.

  • Stronger Norwegian-British cooperation

    30/04/2014 News story Ministry of Defence

    The close bilateral relations between Norway and the United Kingdom and the tense security situation in Europe topped the agenda as Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide met her British colleague, Philip Hammond, in London on Tuesday 29

  • Norwegian–Croatian cooperation on education and innovation

    29/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Croatia and Norway are now strengthening cooperation on green industry innovation and business development, and signed an agreement to this effect in Zagreb this afternoon.

  • Monument at Sørbråten postponed by one year

    28/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is transparent, dignified and foreseeable.

  • New round of death sentences in Egypt

    28/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “It is shocking and unacceptable that an Egyptian court has once again pronounced a summary judgment - this time passing 683 death sentences. We are now witnessing a situation where Egyptian courts are seriously undermining the country’s reputation

  • New agreement on Norwegian support for UN human rights efforts

    28/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Geneva, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 250 million to support the UN’s human rights efforts over the next three years.

  • Open meeting with Gordon Brown on global education

    25/04/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr Gordon Brown met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende this week in Oslo

  • Norway condemns attacks on civilians and UN personnel in South Sudan

    18/04/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’

  • NATOs utenriksministermøte

    18/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Deeply worrying developments in eastern Ukraine

    13/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Developments in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours give cause for concern. It is deeply regrettable that once again people have been killed as a result of the political conflict in the country,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway to host donor conference for South Sudan

    12/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “South Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the armed conflict in the country. We cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. In response to a request from the UN, Norway will hold a conference in Oslo in May to mobilise

  • Dignified resolution of the Pioneer diver case

    10/04/2014 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    In December 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of seven North Sea divers, finding that the Norwegian State has violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the right to respect for private and

  • APA 2014 - Acreage announcement

    07/04/2014 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) 2014. The aim is to award new production licences in the announced areas at

  • A sound and responsible management of the Government Pension Fund

    04/04/2014 Press release Ministry of Finance

    "The Government is today presenting a report to Parliament (Storting) on the management of the Government Pension Fund in 2013. - The Fund has served us well and it gives important contributions to the financing of our welfare state", says Minister

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