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  • Norway increases its humanitarian support to the Central African Republic

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am very concerned about the security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic. Norway welcomes the decision by the UN Security Council to authorize an expanded peacekeeping force, in order to contribute to the protection of

  • Syria: Denmark and Norway offer to transport chemical weapons

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW, Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to the transportation of chemical warfare agents out of Syria. Denmark will lead the maritime operation, whereas

  • Denmark and Norway offer to transport chemical weapons out of Syria

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW, Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to the transportation of chemical warfare agents out of Syria. The joint operation will include naval frigates and

  • Condemns attack in Yemen

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende strongly condemns the suicide attack in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in which more than 50 people, including national and international civilian health workers, were killed.

  • No change to the decision to reduce tariffs in the transportation system Gassled

    2013-12-06 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, upholds the decision to reduce tariffs in the gas transportation system Gassled. The decision, which entered into force 26 June this year, only affects gas transported after 1 October 2016. Tariffs for

  • - The research communities play a key role

    2013-12-06 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Wednesday minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, delivered the opening speech at the petroleum research-conference OG21 Forum.

  • The world has lost its greatest political icon

    2013-12-06 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    “It was with great sorrow that I received the news that Nelson Mandela has died. On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to express our deep sympathy with his widow, Graça Machel, the rest of his family, and the Government and people of

  • Agreement on Bali package important for world trade

    2013-12-05 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Reaching agreement on the Bali package is vital so that the Doha Round can be resumed, allowing the World Trade Organization to continue to work towards freer, fairer and more open world trade,” said State Secretary Morten Høglund when he delivered

  • AgustaWestland awarded contract

    2013-12-04 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has awarded AgustaWestland Ltd. the contract for the delivery of new search and rescue helicopters to replace the current Sea King.

  • Putting victims first

    2013-12-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The message from the EEA and Norway Grants conference on trafficking in human beings is clear: Protection of victims and securing their rights come first.

  • The fourth NEFAB Council meeting held in Oslo

    2013-12-04 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    The fourth meeting of the NEFAB Council since the entry into force of the NEFAB State Level Agreement took place in Oslo on 27 November 2013. The Council addressed important issues regarding the further development of the NEFAB cooperation in the

  • Signed agreement on Air transport assets

    2013-12-04 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic Defence Ministers take next step on cooperation on air transportation.

  • Increased support in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

    2013-12-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is set to make a substantial increase in funding for international efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite good progress, many million people throughout the world are infected with these diseases every

  • Foreign Minister Brende concerned about new Egyptian protest law

    2013-12-01 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned about the recent developments in Egypt. In Cairo, we have seen the use of force against demonstrators, the arrest of activists, and unreasonably harsh sentences. It is important that the authorities strengthen human rights in the

  • Closer cooperation with South Africa

    2013-11-29 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and South Africa have agreed to cultivate closer political contact and increased cooperation in the years ahead.

  • UN Resolution on Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders

    2013-11-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Acting on a Norwegian initiative, the UN General Assembly has passed a landmark first resolution calling for the protection of women human rights defenders.

  • Norway and the EU agree to continue talks in the mackerel negotiations

    2013-11-26 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Today, Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker met with EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to continue discussions on the negotiations between Norway, the EU, Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the management of mackerel in the

  • NorCaP Call for carbon credits launched

    2013-11-25 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In September 2013, the Norwegian government and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO signed an agreement to procure carbon credits for Norway in the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the Kyoto Protocol. The contract regulates

  • Follow the Meeting of the Parties to the European Protocol on water and health

    2013-11-25 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Leaders from health and environment in Europe meets to discuss water and health safety challenges in the region from November 25th to 27th.

  • Agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

    2013-11-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - The preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme is a victory for diplomacy, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.