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  • Enova supports Equinor’s pilot project for floating offshore wind

    29/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Enova has decided to grant Equinor, along with its partners, NOK 2.3 billion in a funding commitment for what could turn out to be the world’s largest floating offshore wind park.

  • New ambassadors from China, Mexico, Iceland and Bulgaria

    29/08/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 29 August 2019.

  • Norway supports UN efforts for international control of the arms trade

    27/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is participating in the fifth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in Geneva this week. During the general debate, Norway announced that it will be contributing to the Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF).

  • Review of the equity benchmark for the Government Pension Fund Global

    27/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has received assessments from Norges Bank on the composition of the equity benchmark for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The Ministry’s assessments will be presented in the report on the Government Pension Fund in

  • New free trade agreement: Better trade terms and a commitment to combat illegal logging

    25/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The European Free Trade Association (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein) concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) late on Friday, the 23rd of August.

  • Norway's contribution to the Amazon Fund for 2019

    16/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Brazilian government has dissolved by decree the Amazon Fund Guidance Committee (COFA) and Amazon Fund Technical Committee (CTFA). Thus, given the current circumstance, Norway has no legal and technical basis for providing the annual

  • UK and Norway Reinforce North Atlantic Security

    15/08/2019 News story Ministry of Defence

    The UK and Norway reinforced their commitment to joint anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic at RAF Lossiemouth today.

  • Logging moratorium in Indonesia's forests made permanent

    13/08/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Indonesia is making the logging moratorium in primary forest and carbon-rich peatlands permanent. The ban covers 66 million hectares, which is larger than the combined area of Germany and Italy. The ban is signed by President Joko Widodo and was

  • Change among the political advisers

    08/08/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Naomi Ichihara Røkkum as political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen, in political adviser Ms. Marit Kristine Vea’s leave of absence from 9 August to 9 September 2019.

  • 11 years since hostilities in Georgia in August 2008

    07/08/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The conflict over Georgia’s occupied regions must not be forgotten. Eleven years on, Russian troops remain on Georgian soil and the conflict is still unresolved. Once again we call on Russia to comply with the August 2008 ceasefire agreement and

  • A historic opportunity for Sudan

    06/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway congratulates the parties on having reached a peace agreement for Sudan, and thanks the AU and Ethiopia for their important contributions to the negotiations. This is a good start to an important process and a historic opportunity for Sudan

  • Announcement about Venezuela

    02/08/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    We announce that the representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela are continuing the negotiations that were initiated in Oslo within the framework of a negotiation table that works in a continuous and efficient manner.

  • Troika Statement on the South Sudan Peace Process - July 2019

    29/07/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the troika (the United States, United Kingdom and Norway) have made a new statement on the South Sudan peace process:

  • Norway to lead UN’s central platform for development policy

    25/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mona Juul, Norway’s Ambassador to the UN, was today elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) for a one-year period.

  • Press release: Norway to send assistance to Ebola victims in DR Congo

    19/07/2019 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    -The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is serious. We are therefore sending equipment and a team of experts to the country, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Announcement about Venezuela

    18/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela are continuing the negotiations that were initiated in Oslo within the framework of a negotiation table that works in a continuous and efficient manner.

  • Norway increases contribution to UN Environment

    18/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is increasing its support to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to NOK 360 million. A new three-year agreement will be signed when Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein meets with the head of UNEP, Inger Andersen

  • Norway enters into partnership with the UN Tax Committee

    15/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, on 15 July, Norway and the United Nations marked the start of a new partnership on strengthening international tax policy and enhancing domestic tax capacity. Norway will provide a total of NOK 35 million to the UN Tax Trust Fund over the

  • White paper on the new government building complex

    12/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    “Opinions are divided on the new government building complex. There are feelings and views related to the physical reminders of the terrorist attack on 22 July 2011, the history of the area, and how the new government building complex will work in

  • Announcement about Venezuela

    11/07/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    We announce that the representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela are continuing the negotiations that were initiated in Oslo.

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