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  • 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.

  • Science has lost a great friend

    2013-11-22 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, in his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 86.

  • Authorisations to borrow in 2014

    2013-11-22 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance today presents a proposition to the Storting (Parliament) concerning authorisation for central government borrowing in 2014.

  • Change among the state secretaries

    2013-11-22 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the Crown Prince Regent has appointed Mr. Morten Høglund, Special Adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. At the same time Mr. Pål Arne Davidsen has been honourably

  • Norway to support pioneering climate and weather services programme in Africa

    2013-11-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will double its funding for strengthening climate services in Africa. “The impacts of climate change are particularly severe for people living in poverty. Norway wants to help ensure that people in vulnerable areas are better equipped to deal

  • The 2014 Defence Budget – Increased operational activity in the Norwegian Armed forces

    2013-11-20 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Government proposes a real increase in the Defence Budget for 2014 by 22.4 million Norwegian kroner. Also including internal redistribution of resources, the operational activity in the Armed Forces is strengthened by 29.4 million Norwegian

  • Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen appointed new Chief of Defence

    2013-11-20 News story Ministry of Defence

    - In you, Norway gets a Chief of Defence who I am confident will serve our country and armed forces well, said Ine Eriksen Søreide, Norway’s Minister of Defence, at the ceremony at Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

  • Croatia joins the EEA

    2013-11-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The negotiations between Norway and Croatia about Croatia’s membership in the EEA Agreement have been concluded. As part of the agreement, Norway will receive improved marked access for its fish exports to the EU and will contribute to social and

  • New Minister of Defence is Ine Eriksen Søreide

    2013-11-20 News story Ministry of Defence

    New Minister of Defence is Ine Eriksen Søreide. New State Secretary is Øystein Bø. New Political Adviser is Audun Halvorsen. Following the resignation tendered by Jens Stoltenberg’s second government October 14, the King in a Council of State

  • Croatia joins the EEA

    2013-11-20 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The negotiations between Norway and Croatia about Croatia’s membership in the EEA Agreement have been concluded. As part of the agreement, Norway will receive improved marked access for its fish exports to the EU and will contribute to social and

  • Government to provide additional NOK 140 million to the Philippines

    2013-11-18 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Government is proposing to increase its humanitarian assistance to the Philippines by an additional NOK 140 million. This will bring Norway’s total contribution to the relief effort following the devastating typhoon that has affected some 13

  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg meets with Bill Gates in Oslo

    2013-11-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Mr Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, met in Oslo today to discuss the well-established partnership between Norway and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They also mapped out

  • Change among the state secretaries

    2013-11-15 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Ingvild Næss Stub, State Secretary, as state secretary to Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen, after having honourably discharged her from the office as state secretary

  • Norway to contribute to destruction of Syrian chemical weapons and to increase assistance to Syria and neighbouring countries

    2013-11-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has decided to offer to provide a civilian cargo ship to transport Syrian chemical weapons, and to make a Norwegian frigate available to serve as a military escort. In addition, Norway is providing NOK 100 million in funding to help

  • Extended deadline for invitation to tender for the Værøy-Bodø helicopter route

    2013-11-14 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    “No offers were received within deadline on the Værøy-Bodø helicopter route. We are therefore extending the deadline to 10 December,” says the Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

  • Fish first on the Government's EU agenda

    2013-11-14 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Mackerel negotiations were top of the agenda when Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker met with EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki in Oslo.

  • Norway increases humanitarian assistance to the Philippines

    2013-11-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to the Philippines by an additional NOK 20 million. Combined with the funding Norway has provided through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, Norway’s total contribution so far will amount to NOK

  • New political adviser

    2013-11-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has from 12 November 2013 appointed Ms. Benedicte Staalesen (30), Senior Consultant, Randaberg, as political adviser to Prime Minister Erna Solberg (20 per cent) and to Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister

  • Report from the Strategy Council on Responsible Investment

    2013-11-11 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Strategy Council today presented a report on the GPFG's strategy for responsible investments. - The Council offers several recommendations on how we can strengthen the Fund's efforts further, says Minister of Finance Siv Jensen.

  • Norway gives NOK 20 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines

    2013-11-10 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing NOK 20 million in immediate humanitarian aid to the Philippines. “I would like to express my sympathy with the Philippine people who have been so badly hit by this disaster. We are following the humanitarian situation in the