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    Revised National Budget: Sound economic governance

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is unusually strong and employment is at a record low. At the same time, however, Omicron, high electricity prices and war in Europe have necessitated unforeseen financial allocations. In the Revised Budget, the government has

  • Revised National Budget: Key figures in the Revised National Budget 2022

    12/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    To secure equal access to information that might be market sensitive, the Ministry of Finance publishes selected key figures prior to launching the Revised National Budget at 10:45 a.m. More detailed estimates will be published with the Revised

  • Nordic Defence Ministers joint statement on strengthening Nordic defence cooperation

    11/05/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed European defence and security policy. In light of the ongoing crisis, Nordic solidarity and defence cooperation is more important than ever.

  • Statement from Foreign Minister on the killing of journalist

    11/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply disturbed by the killing of Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on the West Bank', said Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt.

  • Ambitious offshore wind initiative

    11/05/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Today, the Government is presenting a major initiative to promote offshore wind power. The aim is to use offshore wind power to generate new electricity on a par with the total amount of electricity currently produced in Norway. The initiative will

  • Meeting of the international donor group for Palestine (AHLC): increased cooperation on economic issues

    10/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘There has been increased cooperation between Israel and Palestine in recent months to find solutions to key issues relating to the economy, infrastructure and trade. However, there are still no political negotiations between the parties. Violence

  • Condemns Russia's cyber attack on satellite connections

    10/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We stand with our allies and partners, condemning Russia's cyber-attack on satellite connections in February. The reckless attack affected Ukraine and Europe as a whole, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said.

  • Norway to provide EUR 155 million to Syria

    10/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The conflict in Syria has been going on for 11 years, and the humanitarian situation is becoming increasingly critical. We must do what we can to help the 14.6 million Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Norway will

  • Additional NOK 100 million to help the Ukrainian government administration

    09/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has decided to increase its budget support to Ukraine to NOK 300 million. Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt announced the additional support during her visit to Ukraine on 8 May.

  • Statement on Taliban and women's rights

    09/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is completely unacceptable that the Taliban is placing restrictions on women’s rights. I am deeply concerned by the announcement stating that women in Afghanistan must cover their faces in public, are not allowed to drive and can only leave

  • Joint statement on climate

    06/05/2022 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The text of the following readout was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Norway on the occasion of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to Oslo, Norway.

  • Statement on terror attack in Israel

    06/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I strongly condemn the heinous terror attack in Elad as Israel’s Yom Haatzmaut was coming to a close, killing at least three and wounding several others. My thoughts are with the families and victims. To encourage and glorify such terror is deeply

  • New ambassadors from Niger, San Marino and Burundi

    05/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 5 May 2022.

  • Increased support for humanitarian innovation

    04/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The gap between humanitarian need and available funding grows wider every year. Innovation is one of the keys to increasing the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance. We need to find smarter and better ways of working so we can provide

  • Prime Minister participated in Nordic-Indian summit in Copenhagen

    04/05/2022 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at a Nordic-Indian summit held in Copenhagen today. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre also had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister

  • Changes among the political advisers

    02/05/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Anette Kristine Davidsen as political adviser to Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran as of 2 May 2022.

  • New sanctions against Russia incorporated into Norwegian law

    29/04/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Norway has introduced additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine. The new sanctions encompass restrictive measures prohibiting the transport of goods by road by Russian transport operators and access to ports of vessels

  • The Norwegian Government is expanding the temporary collective protection scheme for Ukrainians

    29/04/2022 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government is expanding the temporary collective protection scheme for displaced people from Ukraine. Ukrainian citizens who were in Norway on 24 February 2022 can also receive collective protection now.

  • Proposal for temporary amendments to the Child Welfare Act to handle the increase in refugees from Ukraine to Norway

    29/04/2022 News story Ministry of Children and Families

    A large number of children are expected to arrive in Norway in the same period of time and many may require help from the child welfare service. The Norwegian Government is proposing necessary adaptations today to prepare the services to receive

  • Temporary legislative changes proposed to ensure readiness to receive large numbers of displaced Ukrainians

    29/04/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The situation in Ukraine and the surrounding areas is unpredictable and Norway is planning in order to be able to receive a large number of displaced persons. High numbers of arrivals will increase pressure on basic welfare services, including