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  • The Government’s plan for reopening Norwegian society and easing the coronavirus restrictions

    07/05/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government has today presented its plan for managing the COVID-19 crisis in the time ahead, and a timetable for lifting the most severe restrictions. All schools are expected to open for all years by the end of next week.

  • Norway endorses joint ministerial statement on Covid-19 and the multilateral trading system

    05/05/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 5 May, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and 41 other ministers responsible for the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a ministerial statement on Covid-19 and the multilateral trading system. The statement is an important

  • World unites to combat coronavirus

    04/05/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We welcome this joint international effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg, following the Coronavirus Global Response pledging conference hosted by the European Commission. The event marked the start of a global

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    03/05/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Ms. Gunhild Berge Stang has been appointed as acting state secretary to Minister of Culture and Equality, Mr. Abid Raja, from 4 May 2020.

  • Live webinar: Connected or muted? New opportunities for women’s participation in peace processes during the Covid-19 pandemic

    30/04/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Join a moderated high-level dialogue on women, peace and security and inclusive peace processes on 6 May 2020 at 15:00 CET.

  • Package of measures to support the oil and gas industry and the supply industry

    30/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    ‘Today we are presenting a major package of measures to maintain activity in the oil and gas industry and the supply industry. We are proposing temporary targeted changes to the taxation system to make it possible to carry out planned projects. In

  • Reducing oil production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    29/04/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The corona pandemic and the efforts to contain it in large parts of the world have had substantial impact on economic activity globally and thereby also for oil demand. In the current unprecedented situation cuts in oil production introduced by the

  • Statement regarding revised offer and negotiations with tkMS

    27/04/2020 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway and Germany will procure identical submarines together. A revised offer was received from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in February and negotiations are now ongoing.

  • Norway increases support for vulnerable migrants through IOM

    24/04/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing NOK 30 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which coordinates United Nations migration activities. Part of the funding will provide support to humanitarian efforts by IOM to inform migrants and other

  • Norway to play leading role in international coronavirus summit

    24/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The European Commission, under its President, Ursula von der Leyen, is to hold a virtual donor conference to mobilise political and financial support for efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Global Response Summit will be held

  • Norway presents revised marine management plans

    24/04/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Office of the Prime Minister

    Today, the Government presented its revised management plans for Norway’s sea areas - the Barents Sea-Lofoten area, the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea and Skagerrak. One management measure that is being introduced is a shift of the boundary for oil

  • Norway renews support for global ceasefire and stronger focus on the needs of people over politics

    24/04/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    As the global impact of the Covid-19 outbreak grows, Norway stresses that the appeal for global ceasefire is more important than ever.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    24/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Senior adviser, Mr. Erik Lunde, has been appointed as acting state secretary to Minister of Children and Family, Mr. Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, from 24 April to 8 May 2020.

  • Record Norwegian support for humanitarian efforts and protection

    24/04/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Large parts of this year’s record-high NOK 5.5 billion humanitarian budget is now being  disbursed to the United Nations, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Norwegian humanitarian organisations to strengthen the response including for

  • Financial Markets Report 2020: A resilient and modern financial system in a challenging time

    24/04/2020 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Government has submitted the annual Financial Markets Report to the Storting. The outlook for financial markets, both in Norway and internationally, is now strongly influenced by the coronavirus outbreak and the powerful measures that

  • Changes among the political advisers

    20/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Political adviser, Ms. Emma Lind, has been appointed as acting state secretary to Minister of Culture and Equality, Mr. Abid Raja, from 20 April to 30 April 2020.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    20/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Politcal adviser, Ms. Emma Lind, has been appointed as acting state secretary to Minister of Culture and Equality, Mr. Abid Raja, from 20 April to 30 April 2020.

  • Norway contributes to IAEA test-kits against Covid-19

    18/04/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway contributes NOK 22,5 million to Covid-19 test-kits provided by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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    The Government’s second press conference for children

    18/04/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research

    The Coronavirus situation has changed. To provide new answers, the Norwegian government, held a second press conference for children.

  • Questions and answers from the Government’s second press conference for children

    18/04/2020 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research

    Answers given at a press conference for children on 15 April by Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby and Minister of Children and Families Kjell Ingolf Ropstad.

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