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  • Norway strongly condemns the mass murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

    20/04/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway strongly condemns the mass murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The killings are claimed by groups affiliated with Isil. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go to their families and to the people of Ethiopia’, Foreign Minister Børge

  • 170 semi-trailers full of fish to the EU

    20/04/2015 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    "Every year more than 1.3 million tonnes of seafood are sent from Norway to the EU. That is equivalent to 170 fully loaded semi-trailers every day throughout the whole year. During the first three months of the year, a new record was set for seafood

  • Norwegianpetroleum.no replaces Fact sheet

    20/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Up until 2014, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate published a booklet containing factual information about the Norwegian petroleum activities. While the paper edition is now history, up-to-date content will

  • Oslo to host global summit on education for development

    19/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6-7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

  • NOK 100 million for efforts to remove fossil fuel subsidies

    17/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway will provide support to developing countries that are seeking to reduce subsidies for coal and other fossil fuels. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will free up more funding for sustainable development

  • Norway supports efforts to eliminate gas flaring by 2030

    17/04/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘When associated gas is flared, or burned, during oil production, this is both harmful for the climate and a waste of resources. Norway is therefore providing NOK eight million to the World Bank initiative Zero Routine Flaring by 2030,’ said

  • Norway concerned over jailing of Azerbaijani pro-democracy activist

    17/04/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The jailing of Rasul Jafarov adds to our concern over the situation for democracy and human rights in Azerbaijan,’ said State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bård Glad Pedersen.

  • Norway will implement EU Timber regulation

    17/04/2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    As a member of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) and party to the EEA agreement Norway will implement the EU timber regulation. The regulation will enter into force in Norway on the 1 May 2015. By this date, Norway will operate on the same

  • Approves mineral development at Engebø mountain

    17/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation approves mineral development at Engebø mountain in the municipality of Naustdal. - The government is accommodating for business development and new job opportunities in the county. At the

  • All set for new Norwegian titanium mine

    17/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    A new mining project could create 500 new jobs on a national basis. - There are large values hidden in our mountains that can contribute to important value creation in local communities, says Minister of Industry and Trade Monica Mæland.

  • Radio digitisation in 2017

    16/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Government has set a date for the switch-off of Norway’s FM radio stations, having concluded that the criteria for the technology shift are now met. The decision to switch off all FM radio stations in 2017 follows up the radio digitisation

  • Norway increases support for education in Lebanon

    15/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Most of the 665 000 children who have fled from Syria to Lebanon are still not going to school. Norway is therefore increasing its support for education in Lebanon, and will provide NOK 45 million for these efforts in 2015,’ said Minister

  • Meeting between Prime Minister Solberg and Indonesia’s President

    14/04/2015 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg met Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jarkarta today, for talks on climate and forest cooperation, maritime cooperation, business and human rights.

  • Norway and Indonesia to intensify efforts to protect rainforest

    14/04/2015 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    At a meeting with Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Jakarta on Tuesday, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo expressed his full support for the continuation and strengthening of the rainforest agreement between Norway and Indonesia.

  • Information to the press: State Secretary Morten Høglund to visit Nepal and India 14–17 April

    14/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Morten Høglund will visit Nepal from 14 to 15 April and India from 16 to 17 April. The purpose of the visit to Nepal is to engage in political talks and dialogue on Norway’s extensive development cooperation with the country. In

  • Norway to provide NOK 30 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen

    10/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We are deeply concerned about the dramatic developments in Yemen. The conflict is having a severe impact on the civilian population and there is an urgent need for emergency aid. Norway is therefore providing NOK 30 million in humanitarian

  • Norway and South Africa seeking to increase the number of women mediators

    10/04/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Fifteen years after the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, there are still very few women around the negotiating tables in peace processes. ‘Norway and South Africa are now taking steps to increase the

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    The Government Pension Fund: New climate criterion for the exclusion of companies from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG)

    10/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government will introduce a new criterion to exclude companies whose conduct to an unacceptable degree entail greenhouse gas emissions. Together with a strengthening of active ownership, this represents a responsible investment practice that

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    The Government Pension Fund: Further development of the management of the Government Pension Fund

    10/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government is today submitting its report to the Storting on the management of the Government Pension Fund in 2014.

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    The Government Pension Fund: Expert group to advice on real estate and infrastructure investments

    10/04/2015 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to review real estate and infrastructure investments in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). - We are continuously looking at how changes to the investment strategy may improve the return