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  • Changes among the state secretaries

    28/04/2017 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Jens Frølich Holte as state secretary to Minister of Transport and Communication Ketil Solvik-Olsen for the period 28 April 2017 - 23 July 2017, during Mr. Tom-Christer Nilsen’s

  • Prime Minister Solberg discussed sustainable development with the President of Ghana

    28/04/2017 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg phoned President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana today to discuss the work of increasing engagement, commitment and results in the campaign to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN.

  • NOK 550 million to combat youth unemployment in Europe

    26/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway cannot solve the problem of youth unemployment in Europe. But we can help to identify and develop measures that work, and that others can copy,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen.

  • Celebration of The King and Queen’s 80th birthdays

    26/04/2017 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway will both celebrate their 80th birthdays in 2017. In this connection, there will be several events in Oslo on 9 and 10 May that will be open to members of the public and the press. On Tuesday 9

  • 20th anniversary of cooperation to prohibit chemical weapons

    26/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü on the OPCW's 20th anniversary. Throughout these years, the OPCW has done very important work towards achieving the goal of a

  • Norway increases humanitarian support to Yemen

    25/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen is very dramatic. Immense suffering is being inflicted on the civilian population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen to a total of NOK 212 million in 2017,' said Minister of Foreign

  • Agreement on Swedish expansion of the certificate system

    21/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian and Swedish Governments have agreed that Sweden can extend the certificate scheme with a new goal of 18 TWh new renewable electricity in 2030.

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    A strategy to promote peaceful, innovative and sustainable development in the Arctic

    21/04/2017 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    ‘Growth in North Norway is higher than in the rest of the country and benefits Norway as a whole. The Government will step up its overall efforts in the north, to make North Norway one of our most innovative and sustainable regions,’ said Prime

  • The future course of Norwegian foreign and security policy

    21/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence

    The Government will intensify European cooperation and redouble its efforts in unstable areas to the south and east of Europe, while maintaining and further developing its transatlantic cooperation. These are some of the main conclusions in the

  • Intensified Norwegian efforts in fragile states

    21/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government will increase Norway's efforts and presence in unstable countries and areas in Europe's southern neighbourhood. Norway is establishing two new embassies in the region, in Mali and Tunisia.

  • Norway willing to shoulder its share of responsibility for security in Europe

    21/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government intends to put Norway forward for chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2020.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    21/04/2017 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Sunniva Ihle Steinstad, head of communication, as state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg. At the same time, State Secretary Julie Margrethe Brodtkorb has been honourably

  • New ambassadors from Thailand, Chile and Nicaragua

    20/04/2017 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 20 April 2017.

  • Norway to export genetic material to China

    20/04/2017 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Today, The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale and Chinese Minister Zhi Shuping signed a protocol to regulate quarantines and health requirements for the export of genetic material from the 'Norwegian Red' breed of dairy cattle

  • An important step towards full scale carbon capture and storage

    19/04/2017 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, Gassnova has awarded contracts for concept studies on carbon capture to three industrial actors.

  • The National Transport Plan 2018-2029: A National Transport Plan for better and safer daily travel

    12/04/2017 Press release Ministry of Transport

    “Improvements to the infrastructure will ensure that the nation has easier and safer daily travel, reduced travelling time, increased mobility and will as a result be more competitive. None of us knows what the future will bring, but we are making

  • Future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector 2017-2025

    11/04/2017 News story Ministry of Defence

    This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2017 - 2025.

  • Meeting between Prime Minister Solberg and President Xi Jinping

    10/04/2017 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Prime Minster Erna Solberg today met Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. ‘I told President Xi how much I appreciated the warm reception we have been given during our visit, and the willingness shown to rebuild

  • Norway and China agree to strengthen cooperation

    07/04/2017 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg was today received by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. ‘We had a very constructive conversation about how we can expand and strengthen relations between our two countries,’ said Prime

  • Reply to EFTA Surveillance Authority on general application of travel, board and lodging

    07/04/2017 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The social partners are currently working to find solutions on coverage of costs for travel, board and lodging in the regulations on general application of collective agreements.

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