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  • First wounded soldiers from Ukraine arrive

    13/06/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The first wounded soldiers from Ukraine who are due to receive treatment in Norwegian hospitals have arrived in Norway.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    10/06/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has decided to extend Kjetil Vevle´s constitution as State Secretary to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre until 15 November 2022.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    10/06/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has extended the appointment for Ms. Emma Svarva Giskås as political adviser to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre as of 17 June 2022.

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    Press invitation: Press briefing with Norwegian and British Minister of Defense after JEF meeting

    10/06/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    14.-15. June, leaders from the ten countries in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will participate in meetings and a table-top exercise in Oslo. After the conclusion of the exercise, Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram and his British colleague

  • Midnight Sun Shines on Latest Svalbard Global Seed Vault Deposit

    10/06/2022 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault once again opened its door to seeds from around the world. Eleven genebanks from Africa, America, Asia and Europe deposiied a total of 19,391 seed samples this week.

  • Norway terminates its contract for the NH90

    10/06/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    - Regrettably we have reached the conclusion that no matter how many hours our technicians work, and how many parts we order, it will never make the NH90 capable of to meeting the requirements of the Norwegian Armed Forces. Based on a joint

  • IMF: Strong economic growth

    09/06/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The IMF conducts a yearly assessment of the Norwegian economy. As part of this year’s assessment an IMF delegation has spent over a week discussing recent economic developments and Norway’s economic policy with authorities, academic and financial

  • New ambassadors from South Africa and Tanzania

    09/06/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Two new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to King Harald  on 9 June 2022.

  • Three applications for permits to store CO2 in the North Sea

    08/06/2022 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from three companies that want to be allocated areas for future storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Norway has donated M109 to Ukraine

    08/06/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    Norway has donated 22 M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers. The donation also includes gear, spare parts and ammunition.

  • Norwegian exports of defence-related products in 2021

    03/06/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has presented the annual white paper on Norwegian exports of defence-related products. In 2021, Norwegian companies exported arms and military equipment worth around NOK 6.3 billion, as compared with NOK 6.7 billion in 2020.

  • Wounded soldiers from Ukraine to Norway

    01/06/2022 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government has decided to bring wounded soldiers from Ukraine to Norway for medical evacuation and treatment at Norwegian hospitals.

  • Increased support for combating sexualised and gender-based violence in crises

    01/06/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is increasing its support to scale up sexual and reproductive health services and the fight against sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises. Roughly NOK 232 million (USD 24.4 million) has been allocated to the UN Population

  • Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

    31/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. Norway and Ghana introduced the initiative and led the negotiation process leading up to the resolution.

  • NOK 100 million in support for development of the judiciary in the Western Balkans

    31/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    There is still a widespread need to support judicial reform in Western Balkan countries. The Norwegian Courts Administration is heading a five-year programme to strengthen the judicial systems in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro,

  • Ministry now to use the name ‘Belarus’ in Norwegian

    29/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

    From this point forward, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will use the name ‘Belarus’ instead of ‘Hviterussland’ when referring in Norwegian to the Eastern European country. The decision to change the name used in Norwegian takes effect on the

  • Council of Baltic Sea States holds first ministerial session in nine years

    25/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The war in Ukraine has made it all the more important for the remaining members of the Council to meet,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

  • Government seeks Storting’s approval for Swedish and Finnish Nato membership

    23/05/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, the Government requested the Storting’s consent to ratify the Nato accession protocols for Finland and Sweden. ‘We will do our utmost to ensure a swift accession process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

  • Norwegian businesses and organisations donating digital equipment to Ukraine

    20/05/2022 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    “Being able to communicate with loved ones by phone or via the internet is essential for temporarily dispaced citizens in Norway and for people still in Ukraine. I am therefore very pleased that Norwegian businesses and organisations are donating

  • Norway’s ninth periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture

    20/05/2022 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway has submitted its ninth periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture.