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  • Foreign Minister Brende deplores ‘agreement’ between Russia and Abkhazia

    25/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I regret the so-called agreement on alliance and strategic partnership entered into between Russia and the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia. Norway will maintain its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,’ said Minister

  • High-level symposium on women’s rights in Afghanistan

    23/11/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Much has been achieved for women in Afghanistan, but the situation is fragile, and life for girls and women in the country is still more difficult than almost anywhere else in the world. They are afraid of being forgotten, and that the progress

  • Increased support for clean cookstoves in developing countries

    21/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Cooking claims lives in many parts of the world. More than four million people die every year from air pollution caused by cooking, heating and the use of paraffin lamps. Women and young children in rural communities top the statistics. ‘Norway will

  • Government appoints commission on Afghanistan

    21/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government, by Royal Decree, has appointed a commission to evaluate and draw lessons from Norway’s civilian and military involvement in Afghanistan during the period 2001-2014.

  • Agreement on release of five Colombians

    20/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Cuba have announced that the Colombian Government and the Farc-EP have agreed on terms for the release of five people that are being held by Farc. One of them is General Ruben Dario Alzate.

  • Terrorist attack in Jerusalem

    18/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem in the strongest possible terms,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Standing together for stability in Northern Europe

    13/11/2014 News story Ministry of Defence

    The security situation in Europe featured prominently when defence ministers and other representatives from twelve countries met in Oslo 12 - 13 Nov., 2014.

  • Forestry is bioeconomy

    13/11/2014 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    - Managing natural resources, particularly forests - and particularly in Europe, will be important for the development of the economy, employment, energy security and the environment, said Sylvi Listhaug, The Norwegian minister of Agriculture and

  • Norway’s international image ‘strong and stable’

    12/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index were released today. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

  • High-level Symposium in Oslo on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

    12/11/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 23 November, Norway will host the Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan.

  • Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug in Brussels

    12/11/2014 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Thursday November 13th the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food will give a presentation on 'Forests And Bioeconomy' - future steps' at a seminar hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI) at the European Parliament.

  • Joint Statement on Peace Negotiations in Sudan

    11/11/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome the convening of negotiations between the Government of Sudan and both the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North and the Darfur elements of the Sudan

  • The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

    11/11/2014 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘We are now embarking on the next phase of our efforts in the Arctic. We will pursue an active policy to translate knowledge and resources into jobs and value creation,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

    10/11/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed a total allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion for High North activities in 2015, an increase of well over NOK 0.5 billion from 2014.

  • Norway prepared to provide military contribution to international coalition against ISIL

    30/10/2014 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Government has decided that Norway will offer to provide military personnel to assist in training Iraqi forces. The proposed contribution is around 120 military personnel for one year, with the possibility of an extension.

  • Norway pledges NOK 300 million to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa

    30/10/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors

  • Nordic energy efficiency and humanitarian support initiative in eastern and southern Ukraine

    29/10/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Nordic foreign ministers have decided to provide early assistance to Ukraine in the field of humanitarian reconstruction and energy efficiency. The aid is to be made available for the affected and vulnerable regions of eastern and southern

  • Global security threats – concepts and response

    28/10/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The global security landscape is dominated by complex threats such as international terrorism and organised crime, but also rapid development in conventional threats and economic warfare. How does this affect Norwegian interests? Moreover, how

  • Reducing the salt in food

    27/10/2014 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Today the Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie received the food industry’s targets for reducing the salt content in various food groups by 2018.

  • Norway doubles humanitarian support for Jordan

    21/10/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600.000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community.