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  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Norway condemns killings in Libya

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent killings committed in the name of the terrorist group ISIL in Libya. Our condolences and deepest sympathy go to the families of the deceased, to Egypt and the Egyptian people. The Coptic

  • Norway intensifies efforts to promote Women, Peace and Security

    16/02/2015 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    - Women are particularly affected by wars and conflicts. The Government is giving priority to intensifying Norway’s efforts to promote the women, peace and security agenda,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Today the Government presented a new

  • Japan-Norway Cooperation in Science and Technology

    16/02/2015 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    This week, the fifth Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on cooperation in science and technology was held in Oslo.

  • The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2015

    16/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2015. Preliminary Report.

  • Important ceasefire agreement, but implementation is crucial

    12/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The fact that the parties to the Ukraine conflict have agreed on a ceasefire is a positive and important step forward. It is now crucial that they meet their commitments and implement the ceasefire,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway welcomes commitment from Myanmar

    12/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway welcomes the "Deed of Commitment to Peace and National Reconciliation" signed in Napyitaw today by the Government of the Union of Myanmar, political parties and Ethnic Armed Groups.

  • Norway concerned about conviction of Malaysian opposition leader

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway shares the concern expressed by other members of the international community about the five-year sentence handed down to Malaysian opposition leader Mr Anwar Ibrahim.

  • Mid-term evaluation of NGO-programmes

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Our NGO programmes have increased the capacity of civil society in Central and Southern Europe and helped to mobilise citizens to voice their concerns and actively engage with governments.

  • Facts 2015 – Energy and Water Resources in Norway

    11/02/2015 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Facts 2015 - Energy and Water Resources in Norway is a publication intended to give an overview of energy production, transmission and consumption in Norway.

  • Norway calls for release of human rights defender in Bahrain

    10/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The human rights situation in Bahrain has deteriorated steadily since the start of the Arab Spring in 2011. The Norwegian authorities call for the release of the Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab,’ said State Secretary at the Ministry of

  • Norway to provide USD 20 million in emergency aid to South Sudan

    09/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing USD 20 million (NOK 150 million) in emergency aid to the civilian population in South Sudan. ‘Nearly 6.5 million South Sudanese have been affected by the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the violent political power

  • Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products

    09/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government proposal means that all tobacco products sold in Norway will have standardised packaging. The goal is to prevent tobacco use among children and young people.

  • Launches masterplan for marine research

    09/02/2015 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Minister of Fisheries, Elisabeth Aspaker, wants a clear prioritization of research funding.

  • The Troika expresses profound disappointment at South Sudan’s leaders’ failure to achieve peace agreement

    06/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Troika (the United Kingdom, the United States and Norway) are profoundly disappointed by South Sudan’s leaders’ failure to reach a comprehensive peace deal at recent talks.

  • A strong EU energy partnership is important for Norway

    06/02/2015 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    - The EU and Norway have a strong partnership within the field of energy. I look forward to deepening the cooperation, says Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien.

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) to be launched 1 July 2015

    06/02/2015 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) will be Norway’s largest interdisciplinary research institute in the agricultural and environmental sphere, and one of Norway’s largest research institutes. Alvhild Hedstein has been appointed

  • Norway condemns use of cluster munitions in Ukraine

    06/02/2015 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has reported findings that indicate that cluster munitions were used in an attack on the city of Luhansk on 27 January. ‘It is completely unacceptable that cluster munitions have been used in the

  • Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence: “A stronger NATO”

    06/02/2015 News story Ministry of Defence

    NATO’s ability to respond rapidly to crisis situations and challenges on NATO’s periphery were at the top of the agenda when NATO defence ministers met in Brussels on 5 February.