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  • Extends information campaign

    2017-01-12 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security extends the information campaign «Stricter Asylum Regulations in Norway», and has created a new website that targets migrants without a right to protection in Norway.

  • Foreign Minister Brende condemns terror attack in Istanbul

    2017-01-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that struck civilians as they celebrated the New Year in Istanbul,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • NOK 2.7 billion in assistance in 2016 for those affected by the Syrian crisis

    2016-12-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has substantially increased its assistance for the Syrian crisis in 2016. ‘The war in Syria is affecting millions of people and has ramifications for the whole world. Norway has been at the forefront of efforts to mobilise more international

  • Self-driving vehicles, testing by the public in Norway

    2016-12-22 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    - The Norwegian Government wants to make it easier for Norwegians to put innovative technologies to use in their daily lives. Digitalization within the transport sector is providing many exciting opportunities of that kind. The development and

  • Exemption to import live American lobster

    2016-12-21 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment grants the firm Ph. Thorstensen an exemption to import live American lobster. The permit is given with strict conditions to prevent the release of live lobsters into the sea.

  • Terje Søviknes appointed new Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy

    2016-12-20 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Mr. Terje Søviknes (Progress Party) is appointed Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Prime Minister Erna Solberg's cabinet. Mr. Søviknes replaces Mr. Tord Lien, who was Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 16th of October 2013 until today.

  • Amendments in the regulations for the maximum permitted number of studs in studded tyres

    2016-12-20 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    “The Government is strongly engaged in road safety and the simplification of regulations to the advantage of consumers. It is vital that all Norwegian road users have access to all studded tyres that are developed in order for them to be in a

  • Norway elected to UN Peacebuilding Commission

    2016-12-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway will play an active and constructive role in the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We will use our experience in the areas of conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding to strengthen the UN’s work to promote peace and development,’ said

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2016-12-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisors.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-12-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Due to the changes in the Government today, changes have been made in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the government

    2016-12-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Norway provides NOK 2.7 billion to the World Bank’s Fund for the Poorest

    2016-12-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The World Bank is stepping up its fight against poverty. From July 2017 to June 2020, Norway will provide NOK 2.7 billion to the World Bank’s Fund for the Poorest, the International Development Association (IDA).

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Germany

    2016-12-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin in the strongest possible terms. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Germany in the fight against terrorism. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and our freedom,’

  • Ministry of Climate and Environment upholds permit for mining activities at Nussir and Ulveryggen

    2016-12-19 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment upholds the decision of the Norwegian Environment Agency of granting a permit under the Pollution Control Act, for mining activities at Nussir and Ulveryggen in Kvalsund municipality and disposal of tailings

  • Full normalisation of relations with China

    2016-12-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am pleased that we can announce the full normalisation of our political and diplomatic relations with China here in Beijing today. This joint statement opens up many opportunities for cooperation. We have already agreed to immediately resume

  • Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden sign "Memorandum of Understanding" on significant branches

    2016-12-19 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Finance Minister of Norway and Finland, the Minister for Business of Denmark and the Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs of Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to facilitate the cooperation regarding

  • Protection of problem gamblers most important

    2016-12-16 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Government will retain the current regulatory model that gives Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto a monopoly on the provision of gaming and betting services. No new licensing scheme will be introduced for foreign gaming and betting companies.

  • Change among the state secretaries

    2016-12-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Brage Baklien, political adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Finance Siv Jensen. He succeeds Mr. Paal Bjørnestad, who has been honourably discharged from the office.

  • Defence to the Oslo District Court Submitted

    2016-12-15 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Greenpeace Norden and Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth) have filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian Government claiming that the award of production licenses in the 23. licensing round violates Norwegian law. The Government disputes this and has

  • Countercyclical buffer increases

    2016-12-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided that the level of the countercyclical capital buffer requirement shall be increased to 2 per cent from 31 December 2017 . This is in line with the advice for Q4/16 from Norges Bank.