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  • New ambassadors from Ireland, Namibia and Malaysia

    20/09/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19 September 2019.

  • Norway elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency

    19/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway was elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the period 2019-2021 at the organisation’s General Conference today.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    19/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has decided not to change the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks.

  • Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali

    13/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents

  • New agreement with World Bank steps up tax assistance efforts

    12/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Sound, transparent tax systems that increase government revenue and improve the distribution of wealth are essential for the very poorest countries to achieve poverty reduction and sustainable development. Through this agreement with the World Bank

  • Milestone for cooperation on CCS in Europe

    05/09/2019 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, European Commission and Gassnova gathered central actors from politics and industry to the high level conference on CCS in Oslo on September 5th.

  • APA 2019 - Large interest for the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    04/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of petroleum and Energy has received a great number of applications from 33 oil companies in the licensing round Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2019.

  • Press Conference with EU Commissioner for climate and energy, Minister of Petroleum and Energy and Minister of Climate and Environment

    02/09/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy invites to a press conference with EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg and Minister Ola Elvestuen in Oslo on September 5th.

  • Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

    29/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Enova has decided to grant Equinor, along with its partners, NOK 2.3 billion in a funding commitment for what could turn out to be the world’s largest floating offshore wind park.

  • New ambassadors from China, Mexico, Iceland and Bulgaria

    29/08/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 29 August 2019.

  • Norway supports UN efforts for international control of the arms trade

    27/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is participating in the fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva this week. During the general debate, Norway announced that it will be contributing to the Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF).

  • Review of the equity benchmark for the Government Pension Fund Global

    27/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has received assessments from Norges Bank on the composition of the equity benchmark for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The Ministry’s assessments will be presented in the report on the Government Pension Fund in

  • New free trade agreement: Better trade terms and a commitment to combat illegal logging

    25/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The European Free Trade Association (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein) concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) late on Friday, the 23rd of August.

  • Norway's contribution to the Amazon Fund for 2019

    16/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Brazilian government has dissolved by decree the Amazon Fund Guidance Committee (COFA) and Amazon Fund Technical Committee (CTFA). Thus, given the current circumstance, Norway has no legal and technical basis for providing the annual

  • UK and Norway Reinforce North Atlantic Security

    15/08/2019 News story Ministry of Defence

    The UK and Norway reinforced their commitment to joint anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic at RAF Lossiemouth today.

  • Foreign Minister worried about the situation in Hongkong

    15/08/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Worried about situation in Hongkong. Violence and escalation must be avoided. Crucial to safeguard human rights and rule of law in Hongkong under the framework of “one country, two systems”', says Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Logging moratorium in Indonesia's forests made permanent

    13/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Indonesia is making the logging moratorium in primary forest and carbon-rich peatlands permanent. The ban covers 66 million hectares, which is larger than the combined area of Germany and Italy. The ban is signed by President Joko Widodo and was

  • Change among the political advisers

    08/08/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Naomi Ichihara Røkkum as political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen, in political adviser Ms. Marit Kristine Vea’s leave of absence from 9 August to 9 September 2019.

  • 11 years since hostilities in Georgia in August 2008

    07/08/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The conflict over Georgia’s occupied regions must not be forgotten. Eleven years on, Russian troops remain on Georgian soil and the conflict is still unresolved. Once again we call on Russia to comply with the August 2008 ceasefire agreement and

  • A historic opportunity for Sudan

    06/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway congratulates the parties on having reached a peace agreement for Sudan, and thanks the AU and Ethiopia for their important contributions to the negotiations. This is a good start to an important process and a historic opportunity for Sudan

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