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  • Bilateral meeting with the Finance Minister of China during G20 Summit

    2017-07-08 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Finance Ministers of China and Norway met in Hamburg in the margins of the G20 Summit Friday. The ministers discussed the global economic situation and the strong economic links between the two countries.

  • Foreign Minister returns stolen cultural artefact to Myanmar

    2017-07-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The illicit trade in cultural artefacts is a global problem and helps to finance international crime. ‘It is a pleasure for Norway to return a sculpture to the authorities in Myanmar. We hope this will set an example for others to follow,’ said

  • CO2-storage in Norway

    2017-07-03 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today Gassnova has assigned a contract to Statoil ASA regarding concept studies and FEED (front-end engineering and design) for a CO2- storage site on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Gassled - judgment from Borgarting Court of Appeal in Oslo, Norway

    2017-06-30 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, Borgarting Court of Appeal pronounced its judgment in the legal proceedings brought against the Norwegian State (represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy), by four companies with participating interests in Gassled (the Norwegian

  • Foreign Minister visits Somalia and Government intensifies engagement to promote stabilisation and resilience

    2017-06-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is today visiting Somalia. He is the first Norwegian foreign minister to do so. His visit coincides with the Government's launch of its strategic framework for Norway's engagement in promoting prevention,

  • USA, UK and Norway: Trilateral maritime security cooperation

    2017-06-29 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Today, Thursday June 29th 2017, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway signed a statement of intent to lay out guiding principles for trilateral partnership with P-8A Aircraft to address the changing security environment in the North

  • Jon Georg Dale asks Sweden and Finland to start mapping CWD incidents

    2017-06-28 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Norway will collect around 20,000 samples of various deer species in 2017 to map the extent of the contagious Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Norway's Agriculture and Food Minister Jon Georg Dale says that it is high time that other countries follows

  • Agreement to reduce food waste

    2017-06-28 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Children and Equality, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government and the food industry have signed an agreement to reduce food waste in Norway by 50 percent by 2030.

  • Norway takes the lead on antibiotic resistance

    2017-06-27 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Norwegian government has set clear goals nationally, and wants to take a leading role in reducing the use of antibiotics globally. It must be done in a one health multi sectorial approach. This was the main message when the Norwegian government

  • Norway is committed to the partnership with Brazil on reducing deforestation

    2017-06-23 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway remains a proud partner to Brazil on reducing deforestation, and considers this partnership a great success. Brazil's results in the form of reduced deforestation 2005-2014 is one of the biggest climate measures ever. Norway will continue its

  • Proposed reduction in the threshold for culling Golden Eagles

    2017-06-23 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has published a consultation paper on a proposed adjustments in the threshold for the culling of Golden Eagles that cause the loss of livestock. The proposal specifies that this will only apply to a temporary

  • The Government Pension Fund Global should be managed by a separate statutory entity

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System recommends that the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) be managed by a separate statutory entity demerged from Norges Bank.

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    Report of the Law Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission has today submitted its Report and proposal for a new central bank act to the Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (Progress Party). The Commission has further considered the organisation of Norges Bank and the Government Pension Fund

  • Norges Bank should have a committee for monetary policy and financial stability and an independent board

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System proposes the establishment of a committee for monetary policy and financial stability at Norges Bank. At the same time, the Commission proposes that the board of Norges Bank

  • Proposal on a new central bank act

    2017-06-23 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Commission on the Act relating to Norges Bank and the Monetary System proposes a new central bank act that lays down a clearly defined purpose for Norges Bank. Under the proposal, responsibility should also be conferred on Norges Bank for

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2017-06-22 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q2/17 from Norges Bank.

  • Will Extend USMC Rotational Training and Exercises in Norway

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The rotational U.S. Marine Corps force currently conducting cold weather training in Norway, will be extended.

  • New ambassadors from Mexico, Peru and Australia

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 21. June 2017.

  • FK Norway to move to Førde

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has decided that FK Norway will move to Førde in western Norway. The Government considers it important to ensure that Norway also has strong centres of international expertise outside Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • National memorial at Utøyakaia

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The government has decided that the national memorial in Hole after the terrorist attack of 22 July 2011 is to be located at the ferry pier Utøyakaia.“Utøyakaia was one of the most important places on that tragic day almost six years ago, and many