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  • Speeding up Guyana partnership

    2018-06-28 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Governments of Guyana and Norway met today in Oslo, Norway, agreeing to move their climate, forests, and sustainable development forward with speed and determination. "I am delighted that we now have strong agreement with the Government of

  • Solution found for migrant rescue ship Lifeline

    2018-06-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The migrant rescue ship Lifeline has docked in Malta after a group of European countries, including Norway, agreed to assist Malta and offer to resettle a number of the more than 200 migrants on board.

  • Australia and Norway strengthening oceans cooperation

    2018-06-27 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Australia and Norway launched their first bilateral dialogue on oceans in Canberra today to strengthen our cooperation in oceans management.

  • The Joint Strike Missile has proven advanced capabilities and has passed all the qualifying tests

    2018-06-27 Press release Ministry of Defence

    An important milestone has now been achieved, with the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) passing the last of its planned tests in the missile qualification programme. The development phase of the JSM is now in its final stage and is scheduled for

  • Norway steps up the fight against illegal deforestation with UN and INTERPOL

    2018-06-27 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Organized criminals make 50-152 billion USD a year illegally cutting down invaluable tropical forests and their activities have detrimental consequences for sustainable development in rainforest nations and the global climate.

  • Launches sale of remaining 37,800,000 shares in SAS

    2018-06-26 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian state represented by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries launches sale of its remaining 37,800,000 shares in SAS

  • Defence-related exports from Norway in 2017

    2018-06-22 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

    2018-06-21 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

    2018-06-21 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

    2018-06-19 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

    2018-06-19 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

    2018-06-18 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

    2018-06-16 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

    2018-06-15 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

    2018-06-13 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

    2018-06-13 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

    2018-06-13 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

    2018-06-12 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

    2018-06-11 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

    2018-06-07 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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