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  • Norway to provide NOK 115 million to UN Peacebuilding Fund

    2017-12-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing NOK 115 million in funding to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. ‘Conflict prevention is good development policy and smart aid. That is why we are now increasing our contribution to the UN Peacebuilding Fund,’ said Minister

  • Restrictive measures against Venezuela

    2017-12-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has today introduced restrictive measures against Venezuela. These measures are a response to the negative developments in the country.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-12-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen as state secretary to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes, as of 22 December 2017.

  • New ambassadors from DR Congo, Luxembourg and Mauritania

    2017-12-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 14. December 2017.

  • Closer cooperation with Latvia

    2017-12-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and Latvia are signing MoUs under the EEA and Norway Grants amounting to EUR 102.1 million. Research and innovation and climate and environment are key priority areas.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2017-12-14 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.

  • Troika Statement on Peace Process in South Sudan

    2017-12-13 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Norway.

  • Sovereign wealth funds in new climate initiative

    2017-12-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    A working group of representatives from a number of sovereign wealth funds has been established at the One Planet Summit in Paris. The group will look into what investors can do to address the financial risks posed by climate change. The Government

  • Brazil sees reduced payments from Norway following increased deforestation in the Amazon

    2017-12-08 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway's rainforest payment to Brazil is sharply reduced this year compared with last year. Brazil is paid NOK 350 million (~ USD 42 million) based on the deforestation rate in the Amazon in 2016. The reduction is due to increased deforestation and

  • Norway to provide NOK 420 million to the UN emergency response fund in 2018

    2017-12-08 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway will increase its contribution to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) from NOK 380 million to NOK 420 million a year for the next four years. 'This will mean greater predictability for our humanitarian partners and more effective

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-12-08 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Knut Morten Johansen as state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

  • Deeply concerned over decision on Jerusalem

    2017-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could lead to greater instability in the region and push the parties further away from the negotiation table. The outstanding issues in the conflict between the

  • Norway to maintain its support for UN Refugee Agency

    2017-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway announced today that it will provide NOK 350 million in core funding for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in 2018.

  • Ministry of Transport and Communications’ State Secretary Tommy Skjervold in Brussels to discuss drivers’ winter driving qualifications and fair competition for freight transport

    2017-12-05 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    - Norway is a country where winters are long and winter driving conditions are tough. We must make sure that everyone who drives on Norwegian roads, particularly heavy vehicle drivers, has the necessary skills to handle these conditions. We also

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    Meeting with Peace Prize winner ICAN

    2017-12-04 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2017, ICAN, on Monday 11 December.

  • Culling of wolves

    2017-12-01 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment has allowed for the culling of two wolf packs this winter. In addition, a new decision has been made regrding the licensed culling of wolves outside the designated wolf zone.

  • Agreement on unregulated fishing in the Arctic Ocean

    2017-12-01 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    During the final round of negotiations this week in Washington, D.C., an international agreement was achieved to prevent unregulated fishing in the central Arctic Ocean.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-12-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has of 11 December 2017 honourably discharged Mr. Sigbjørn Aanes as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg. At the same time, Mr. Rune Alstadsæter has of 11 December been appointed state

  • Troika Statement on Peace Process in South Sudan

    2017-11-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Norway.

  • New ambassadors from Japan, Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Yemen

    2017-11-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 30 November 2017.