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  • Changes among the state secretaries

    13/03/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Reduction of the countercyclical buffer

    13/03/2020 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has decided to follow Norges Bank’s advice to reduce the countercyclical capital buffer requirement from 2.5 to 1 percent with immediate effect. Norges Bank says that there is a risk of a pronounced economic downturn

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    Changes in the Government

    13/03/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Enough food for everyone

    12/03/2020 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Following the Government’s announcement on 12 March of new, far-reaching measures to combat COVID-19, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has received a number of enquiries about food supply.

  • Norwegian citizens may face new measures when entering other countries

    11/03/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to make Norwegian citizens aware of the fact that certain countries are introducing measures and/or restrictions for people entering their countries. This will affect Norwegian citizens or others travelling to

  • One step closer to CO2 storage in the North Sea

    06/03/2020 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Together with Shell and Total, Equinor has completed drilling a test well for CO2 storage in the North Sea. The objective is to investigate whether the reservoar in the area is suited for storage of CO2. The preliminary results are promising.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    06/03/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn elected president for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5)

    06/03/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Minister of Climate and Environment Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn is confirmed as the president for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Mr. Rotevatn assumes this position after his predecessor Mr. Ola Elvestuen.  

  • Norway assists Somalia en route to debt relief

    06/03/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway carried out a loan operation on 5 March that enabled Somalia to pay off all its debt arrears to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The loan of almost USD 366 million was repaid within 5 hours. The Norwegian central

  • Contributions to the migration situation in Greece

    04/03/2020 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In order to provide help for vulnerable migrants and improve the situation on the border with Turkey, Norway has offered to send beds, mattresses and tents to Greek authorities. This is in addition to considerable Norwegian support in other areas

  • Norway to provide NOK 125 million to UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

    03/03/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘UNRWA plays a key role in meeting the basic needs of Palestine refugees and in safeguarding their rights. The work of the organisation is also helping to prevent further instability in the Middle East. That is why Norway is now disbursing NOK 125

  • Award of Production Licenses in APA 2019

    03/03/2020 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On 14th  February 2020, the King in Council awarded 69 new production licenses in the APA 2019 licensing round (Awards in Predefined Areas).

  • Changes in the Government

    02/03/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the Crown Prince Regent has made changes in the Government.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    02/03/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State, the Crown Prince Regent has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide on signing ceremonies in Doha and Kabul

    29/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway welcomes the joint declaration in Kabul and the agreement in Qatar between the United States and Taliban.

  • Norway condemnes the attacks on Idlib

    28/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is deeply concerned about the dramatic escalation in Idlib.

  • Statement by Foreign minister Ine Eriksen Søreide on the Israeli settlements

    28/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    I am deeply concerned about Israel’s planned settlement construction in Givat Hamatos and Har Homa in East Jerusalem, as well as in the E1 area in the West Bank.

  • Norway to reconsider judicial cooperation with Poland under the EEA and Norway Grants

    27/02/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is concerned about developments regarding the rule of law in Poland. An independent judiciary is a vital component of any well-functioning democracy and is essential for safeguarding fundamental human rights. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Coronavirus: Norwegian authorities are closely monitoring the situation

    27/02/2020 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The first cases of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Norway. The Norwegian health authorities are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared for more cases.

  • Major Seed deposit at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Longyearbyen

    25/02/2020 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

    Today, 36 genebanks from all continents deposited seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, at a deposit event hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister and co-chair ofthe UN group of SDG Advocates, Erna Solberg. President of Ghana and co-chair Nana Addo

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