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  • A summary of the Financial Markets Report 2018 is now available in English

    2018-05-07 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance annually submits a report to the Parliament on developments in Norwegian and international financial markets. This summary corresponds to Chapter 1 of the report, which provides an overview of key policy developments, and a

  • Norway and The United Kingdom plans co-operation in the North Atlantic

    2018-05-04 Press release Ministry of Defence

    “In times like these, when the security landscape is complex and uncertain, we need close allies. I am especially pleased with the strong UK-Norwegian relations, says State Secretary Tone Skogen. Earlier this week Minister for Defence Procurement

  • Freedom of the press under threat

    2018-05-03 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture

    World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated for the 25th time today. The international focus for the day is the importance of the media as a watchdog keeping power in check.

  • Call for intensified efforts to promote global health

    2018-05-03 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Five million mothers and children throughout the world die every year from preventable causes. Norway established the Global Financing Facility with other donors to provide health services for women, children and adolescents in developing countries

  • Vidar Helgesen appointed Special Envoy to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy

    2018-04-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Vidar Helgesen has been appointed Norway’s Special Envoy to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The Panel was launched by Prime Minister Solberg earlier this year, and Mr Helgesen will be responsible for coordinating Norway

  • Proposal to ban child marriages in Norway

    2018-04-26 News story Ministry of Children and Equality

    - We want to send a clear message, nationally as well as internationally, that we do not accept people under the age of 18 years getting married in Norway, says Minister of Children and Equality, Linda Hofstad Helleland. The Norwegian Government

  • New funding period of EEA and Norway Grants for Lithuania

    2018-04-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and Lithuania signed MoUs on funding totalling EUR 117.6 million for the new funding period of the EEA and Norway Grants (2014-2021). Priority will be given to justice and home affairs, business development, research and health.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2018-04-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Christoffer Pederssen as political adviser to Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration Tor Mikkel Wara.

  • New ambassadors from Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador and Ghana

    2018-04-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19 April 2018.

  • New requirements on banks’ contingency arrangements for cash

    2018-04-17 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has clarified in a regulation that banks are required to have arrangements in place to be able to meet increased demand for cash owed to disruptions in the electronic payment systems.

  • New funding period for EEA and Norway Grants with Slovenia

    2018-04-17 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and Slovenia are signing MoUs on funding totalling EUR 37.7 million for the new funding period for the EEA and Norway Grants. The main focus areas are climate and education.

  • Action against Syrian chemical weapons

    2018-04-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The world has stood unified in condemnation of chemical weapons since the atrocities of World War I. The action taken by France, the United Kingdom and the United States against Syria last night is a clear signal that the use of such weapons has

  • Colombia and Norway strengthens cooperation to reduce deforestation

    2018-04-11 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    On Tuesday April 10th, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced an intention to expand their climate and forest cooperation for five more years. Simultaneously President Santos announced a historic ruling to

  • New agreement on Environment Protection

    2018-04-10 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway and Bulgaria signs new agreement on environment protection and climate change today in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The agreement has a total budget of 15.3 million euro.

  • A milestone for northern Norway

    2018-04-10 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, The Norwegian Government presents a proposition (draft resolution) to the Parliament (Stortinget) regarding the development plan for the Johan Castberg field. The proposition also includes a status for the petroleum industry.

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    Sound and responsible management of the Government Pension Fund

    2018-04-10 Press release Ministry of Finance

    "The management of our joint savings is sound. The Fund is managed in a transparent, responsible, long-term and cost-effective manner. Both Norges Bank and Folketrygdfondet have performed well over time", says Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance.

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    High safety level on the Norwegian Shelf

    2018-04-06 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Both the authorities and the social partners agree that the safety level on the Norwegian Shelf is high, and that a positive development has taken place over time. "But we have seen signals indicating that cooperation between the parties has come

  • Press Invite: Nordic defence ministers meet in Bergen

    2018-04-05 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic defence ministers will be meeting in Bergen, Norway, April 10.-11. On the agenda is regional security challenges, as well as further developing Nordic defence cooperation.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

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

    In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the Government

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

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.