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  • 13 million USD to Ecuador for reduced deforestation

    2018-12-07 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Ecuador has fulfilled the requirements for a first payment of around USD 13 million for verified reductions in deforestation from Germany and Norway. The payment rewards a reduction of around 2.66 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions from

  • Norway to pay USD 70 million to Brazil

    2018-12-04 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway will pay USD 70 million (NOK 600 million) to Brazil for reduced emissions from deforestation in the Amazon in 2017, line with climate and forest cooperation between the two countries.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-12-03 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Embla Belsvik as political adviser to Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen from 1 January to 31 March 2019.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-11-30 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed political adviser Rikard Gaarder Knutsen as state secretary to Minister of Agriculture and Food Bård Hoksrud. Mr. Gaarder Knutsen resigns as political adviser.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2018-11-30 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has as of 14 December 2018 discharged Mr. Petter Kvinge Tvedt as state secretary to Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen.

  • Norway assumes presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty

    2018-11-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 30 November, Norway takes over the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty. ‘During our presidency, we will highlight the huge risk to civilians posed by anti-personnel mines and explosives in many countries, and the major social and economic

  • New ambassadors from Sweden, PLO, Cambodia and Belarus

    2018-11-29 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 29 November 2018.

  • Are you interested in European cooperation? New possibilities with EEA and Norway grants

    2018-11-29 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new database may connect Norwegian project partners with civil society organisations in 15 European countries. There are many exciting projects that can qualify for funding from the EEA and Norway Grants.

  • Toward a more humane drug policy

    2018-11-29 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway has put human rights and civil society on the agenda during its Presidency of the Council of Europe's cooperation on drug policies.

  • Increased funding for International Organization for Migration

    2018-11-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to provide NOK 15 million in core funding to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The funding was announced during the annual session of the IOM Council in Geneva on 27 November. The funding will be used to support IOM in

  • New submarines: Binding offer received

    2018-11-27 News story Ministry of Defence

    Norway and Germany will together negotiate a contract to procure six identical submarines. The commercial process towards the supplier has been ongoing since the summer of 2017, and the binding offer from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems was received on

  • Changes to Norway’s aid budget

    2018-11-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    According to new figures, ODA-approved refugee expenses in Norway have dropped by NOK 200 million this year. This will make it possible to increase allocations to various priority areas in the 2018 aid budget.

  • Norway maintains a high level of protection regarding American lobster imports

    2018-11-23 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has carried out amendments to the Regulation relating to alien organisms. The previous prohibition against imports of live American lobsters, with scope for granting of exemptions, has been replaced by the

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2018-11-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has as of 3 December 2018 appointed Ms. Anne Bramo as state secretary to Minister of the Elderly and Public Health Åse Michaelsen.

  • Prime Minister Solberg spoke to the marine experts

    2018-11-20 News story Government.no

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg addressed 160 of the world’s leading ocean experts.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-11-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 19 November 2018 appointed Mr. Kristoffer Aardal Hanssen as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Monica Mæland.

  • Draft withdrawal agreement by  EU and UK

    2018-11-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UK Government has approved the draft withdrawal agreement reached by EU and UK Brexit negotiators.

  • Norway strengthens relations with Georgia

    2018-11-13 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Georgia is an important partner for Norway. For many years, Georgia has shown itself to be a reform leader in the region, and we are now looking forward to establishing a Norwegian embassy in Tbilisi,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen

  • Norway joins UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

    2018-11-13 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Migration poses a major challenge to countries worldwide. For this reason, we need a common basis for political efforts to deal with migration more effectively. There is broad agreement that irregular migration must be more effectively managed and

  • Sri Lanka – political situation

    2018-11-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement on Sri Lanka from Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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