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  • Defence-related exports from Norway in 2017

    22/06/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, the Government presented the annual white paper on exports of defence-related products. In 2017, Norway exported arms and military equipment worth around NOK 5.4 billion, up from NOK 3.6 billion in 2016.

  • New ambassadors from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania

    21/06/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 21 June 2018.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    21/06/2018 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks unchanged, in line with the quarterly advice from Norges Bank. The buffer requirement currently stands at 2 percent, as decided by the

  • Sudan: The Troika Condemns Continued Clashes in Jebel Marra, Darfur

    19/06/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The so-called troika in Sudan (USA, UK and Norway) has delivered a joint  statement on the ongoing clashes in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur.

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    New regulation on requirements for residential mortgage loans

    19/06/2018 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has adopted a new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans.

  • Awards in the 24. licensing round

    18/06/2018 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is awarding 12 new licenses in 47 blocks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Nine of the licenses are located in the Barents Sea, while three are located in the Norwegian Sea.

  • Positive development in the Afghanistan conflict during Eid

    16/06/2018 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

    15/06/2018 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

    13/06/2018 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

    13/06/2018 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

    13/06/2018 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

    12/06/2018 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

    11/06/2018 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

    07/06/2018 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

    07/06/2018 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

    07/06/2018 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

    04/06/2018 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'

    01/06/2018 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

    30/05/2018 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)

    28/05/2018 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).

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