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  • Colombia: Ceasefire between the Government and the ELN guerrilla group

    05/09/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Colombian Government and the ELN have today agreed on a temporary bilateral ceasefire. ‘I would like to congratulate the Colombian Government and the ELN on this important ceasefire. It shows that both parties have a real desire to find joint

  • Financial Markets Report 2016 - 2017

    05/09/2017 News story Ministry of Finance

    Selected chapters of the Financial Markets Report 2016 - 2017 are now available in English.

  • Norway deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Rakhine - ‘The authorities have a particular responsibility to stop the violence’

    04/09/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘We are deeply concerned about the escalation of violence and the deterioration in the humanitarian situation of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Rakhine state in Myanmar. All groups must show restraint. The authorities, under the leadership of

  • Strengthening cooperation with the Czech Republic in important areas

    04/09/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and the Czech Republic signed an MoU on the allocation of the funding under the EEA and Norway Grants for the period 2014-2021. Priorities include research and education, climate change and the environment, human rights, and culture.

  • Norway condemns North Korea's nuclear test

    03/09/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway strongly condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Increased security measures for election procedures

    01/09/2017 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    - Our election administration system is well tested and secure. We wish, however, to avoid any speculation or uncertainty pertaining to the election results. Security and trust are vital for the conduct of elections. We are therefore augmenting

  • Changes among the political advisers

    01/09/2017 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Iris Aunvik Tveten as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, in political adviser Ms. Rikke Høistad Sjøberg’s leave of absence (from 8 September 2017 to

  • Huge interest in boosting youth employment in Europe

    01/09/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    More than 300 project proposals were submitted to the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment by the deadline in August.

  • Increased science cooperation with China

    30/08/2017 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    Norway and China signed a joint Action Plan today to increase cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the period 2017-2020.

  • Successful round of consultations between Norway and China

    29/08/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The first round of talks in the new political consultation mechanism between Norway and China was held in Oslo this week. The Chinese delegation was headed by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Chao. Norway's delegation was at senior official

  • Nordic and Baltic countries stand together in the fight against terrorism

    25/08/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende met his seven Nordic and Baltic colleagues in Oslo today.

  • Norway and Germany enter into extensive cooperation on naval defence materiel

    22/08/2017 News story Ministry of Defence

    Today, the German and Norwegian Ministers of Defence formally marked the start of a long-term cooperation on new submarines and naval missiles. Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, met her German colleague, Ursula von der Leyen, at Eckernföerde

  • Joint statement of partnership and cooperation between the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Macedonia

    18/08/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Republic of Macedonia and the Kingdom of Norway share a vision of a free and democratic Europe built on the principles of peace, justice, and the rule of law.

  • Ethiopia Norway sign forest protection agreement

    16/08/2017 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Governments of Norway and Ethiopia have taken an important step towards supporting Ethiopia’s climate friendly economic development. The Government of Norway has allocated up to NOK 600 million for sustainable forest management and forest

  • Expert group assessing the management of the GPFG

    14/08/2017 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess Norges Banks management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The group is comprised of professor Magnus Dahlquist at the Stockholm School of Economics and professor Bernt Arne

  • Aid for education makes a real difference

    14/08/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    -263 million children and young people are currently out of school. This has major consequences in social, economic and security terms, not only for the countries that are lagging behind, but also for the rest of the international community. That is

  • Slovakia visit to study Norwegian successes with electric transportation

    14/08/2017 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Visit of delegation from the Slovakian Ministry of Economy to study Norwegian successes with expansion of electric transportation. The Ministry of Economy is responsible for electromobility in Slovakia and wanted see how the Norwegian experience can

  • Expert group assessing unlisted equity investments in the GPFG

    09/08/2017 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group as a part of the work to assess whether the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) should be allowed to invest in equity in unlisted companies. The expert group is comprised of associate professor

  • Norway endorses the EU declaration on Venzuela

    04/08/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has endorsed the EU declaration on Venezuela where the union and its member states regret the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to go ahead with the election of a Constituent Assembly on 30 July.

  • Norway steps up humanitarian aid to Yemen

    25/07/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen gives cause for great concern. The cholera outbreak has now spread throughout the country, which is also suffering from armed conflict and a food crisis. It is crucial that the international community makes a

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