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  • Calling on everyone to stand up for human rights

    2016-12-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today is Human Rights Day. “In addition to celebrating all the progress made every day, we have to roll up our sleeves and work to preserve and strengthen implementation of the rights the world community agreed on in 1948. Each and every one of us

  • The world needs a stable oil market

    2016-12-10 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    By Tord Lien, Minister of petroleum and energy, Norway

  • Strengthened cooperation with Bulgaria in the judicial and business sectors

    2016-12-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Bulgaria have signed agreements on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants. Justice and migration, the business sector, energy and enhanced Roma inclusion are priority areas for cooperation.

  • New ambassadors from Morocco, Vietnam, Cuba and Iran

    2016-12-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 8 December 2016.

  • Media Invitation to High level event: Colombia - Peace, Climate change and forests

    2016-12-08 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Media invitation to the high level event: Colombia in Peace: the role of natural resources, rural development and forests.

  • NOK 39.7 million to the fight against fisheries crime

    2016-12-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    'Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world's fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

    2016-12-05 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, on Sunday 11 December.

  • Press release: - Indonesia's Peat Moratorium could benefit people, welfare and climate

    2016-12-05 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Indonesia's President Jokowi today issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland. According to the government regulation issuing the moratorium, activities that degrade the hydrological functions of peat are illegal. The moratorium could - if

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    Conference: The impact of fiscal policy on the economy

    2016-12-02 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance’s advisory panel on macroeconomic models and methods hosts a conference on the impact of fiscal policy on the economy, on Tuesday 13th December.

  • The Norwegian Government Has Decided to Procure Five P-8A Poseidon

    2016-12-01 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Government decided 25th November to procure five P-8A Poseidon for delivery in 2021 to 2022. The decision taken in the Government has been proposed to the Parliament, which is expected to reach a resolution regarding the procurement

  • Colombian peace agreement approved

    2016-12-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is

  • Minister Hauglie announces new white paper on petroleum safety

    2016-11-30 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The Government has stated that it will draw up a new white paper on safety on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Ministers of sports met in Budapest

    2016-11-29 News story Ministry of Culture

    Today, the Minister of Culture gave a speech at the Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sports

  • Strengthened cooperation with Slovakia on business and climate change

    2016-11-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Slovakia have signed new MoUs on the EEA and Norway Grants. In the years ahead, important areas of cooperation will be business and innovation and climate change. Funding will also be used to develop cross-border cooperation between

  • Half a billion kroner in humanitarian support for Syria crisis

    2016-11-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have

  • Security Council must adopt measures to stop conflict in South Sudan

    2016-11-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is deeply concerned about the escalating ethnic violence in South Sudan. The warring parties have committed themselves to a ceasefire a number of times, but the promises have not been kept.

  • New chance for peace in Colombia

    2016-11-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The signing of a new peace agreement gives Colombia the chance to bring an end to decades of armed conflict. Recent armed confrontations show that the ceasefire is fragile, and there is no time to lose in implementing the peace agreement,’ said

  • Norwegian Minister of Culture Ms. Linda Hofstad Helleland elected Vice-President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

    2016-11-20 Press release Ministry of Culture

    Norwegian Minister of Culture Ms. Linda Hofstad Helleland was Sunday elected to serve as Vice-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA's Foundation Board was responsible for the election.

  • Establishment of Artica Svalbard Foundation

    2016-11-17 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture, the Fritt Ord Foundation and Sparebank1 Nord-Norge’s Cultural Business Development Foundation are joining forces to establish a new foundation with a mandate to promote artistic and cultural activity on Svalbard - the Artica

  • Norway provides NOK 47 million in aid to the Central African Republic

    2016-11-17 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The population of the Central African Republic is suffering because of the armed conflict, attacks on civilians and the grave humanitarian situation. The UN and the various aid organisations have only received around 30 % of the funding they need