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  • Positive development in the Afghanistan conflict during Eid

    2018-06-16 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I applaud the parties to the conflict for a ceasefire which has been successful so far, and wish all Afghans a happy Eid. It is now important to turn the trust that has been created into a willingness to reach a lasting peace,’ said Minister of

  • Development is more than aid

    2018-06-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Over the years, Norwegian aid has been spread too thinly, both geographically and thematically. If we are to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and make the best possible use of our aid funds, we must concentrate our efforts,’ said

  • Norway confirms EDI-measures at Rygge

    2018-06-13 Press release Ministry of Defence

    -The Norwegian government is positive towards the proposed EDI-measures at Rygge Air Station, and are satisfied that the plans will move ahead, says Minister of Defence, Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2018-06-13 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Karine Skaret as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale as of 20 June 2018. Ms. Skaret resigns as political adviser to Minister of the Elderly and Public Health Åse

  • Norway opens for continued USMC rotational training and exercises

    2018-06-13 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - The Norwegian government has decided to welcome continued USMC rotational training and exercises in Norway, with a volume of up to a total of 700 marines, initially for a period of up to five years, says Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • Norway requests WTO dispute settlement consultations with the United States

    2018-06-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'In Norway's view, the additional tariffs imposed by the US on steel and aluminium imports are a violation of the WTO rules. Today we have therefore requested dispute settlement consultations with the US in the WTO. The WTO and its dispute

  • For the editors: UN Secretary-General to Norway and Oslo Forum

    2018-06-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide is hosting the annual Oslo Forum, a meeting place for leaders from all over the world, at Losby Manor outside Oslo on 19 and 20 June. UN Secretary-General António Guterres will also take part at this

  • Norwegian Government increases humanitarian aid to Gaza

    2018-06-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In response to the acute humanitarian situation, Norway is providing an additional NOK 15 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza. This funding will be used to purchase medicines and other medical supplies and to increase treatment capacity in Gaza's

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    IMF: In the midst of a healthy recovery

    2018-06-07 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is in the midst of a healthy recovery, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Higher growth and rising employment warrants a neutral fiscal stance.

  • Norway and Japan expand scientific and technological cooperation

    2018-06-07 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    On June 6th 2018 the 6th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on cooperation in science and technology was held in Tokyo. The Joint Committee Meeting brought together representatives from several ministries, government agencies and research

  • Norwegian Prime Minister to take part in G7 summit

    2018-06-04 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been invited to participate in the G7 summit in Canada. She will be introducing the topic of sustainable use and management of the oceans in a special outreach session.

  • Syria's decision to recognise breakaway regions of Georgia 'in violation of international law'

    2018-06-01 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 29 May, Syria announced its intention to establish diplomatic relations with the Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

  • Norway to provide an additional NOK 30 million for emergency relief in Somalia

    2018-05-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will provide a further NOK 30 million to alleviate the situation in Somalia. The funds will be channelled through the Somalia Humanitarian Fund, which is administered by the UN, and through Save the Children Norway and Norwegian Church Aid.

  • IFS conference: Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)

    2018-05-28 News story Ministry of Defence

    On Wednesday 30 May, representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland and the UK will discuss the multinational contingency force JEF. Key note speaker is the Norwegian Minister of Defence, Frank Bakke-Jensen (MoD).

  • Norway contributing to Ebola response in DR Congo

    2018-05-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government has decided to provide NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NOK 2 million of this amount will be used on equipment developed in Norway and

  • Public consultation on a proposal for a new Media Liability Act

    2018-05-25 News story Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture has presented a proposal for a new media liability act which gathers and modernises current regulation relating to media liability and editorial independence.

  • Deforestation of Brazils Amazon slowed down in 2017

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell by 12 per cent in the forest year 2017, compared with the year before, according to confirmed figures reported by Brazil's Ministry of Environment. -This is good news and encouraging figures for the Amazon, the

  • New ambassadors from the Republic of Korea, Cyprus, Nepal and Nigeria

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 24 May 2018.

  • OAG reviews the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On Tuesday, 15 May, the Office of the Auditor General published a report from its management audit of the Climate and Forest Initiative - NICFI. -The report provides several useful insights and reminders, and we will follow up on the suggested

  • Introductory Speech to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

    2018-05-23 News story Ministry of Children and Equality

    On behalf of the Government of Norway on the occasion of the interactive dialogue with the Committee on the Rights of the Child 23-24 May 2018.