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  • Standing together for stability in Northern Europe

    2014-11-13 News story Ministry of Defence

    The security situation in Europe featured prominently when defence ministers and other representatives from twelve countries met in Oslo 12 - 13 Nov., 2014.

  • Forestry is bioeconomy

    2014-11-13 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    - Managing natural resources, particularly forests - and particularly in Europe, will be important for the development of the economy, employment, energy security and the environment, said Sylvi Listhaug, The Norwegian minister of Agriculture and

  • Norway’s international image ‘strong and stable’

    2014-11-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index were released today. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence.

  • High-level Symposium in Oslo on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

    2014-11-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 23 November, Norway will host the Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan.

  • Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug in Brussels

    2014-11-12 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Thursday November 13th the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food will give a presentation on 'Forests And Bioeconomy' - future steps' at a seminar hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI) at the European Parliament.

  • Joint Statement on Peace Negotiations in Sudan

    2014-11-11 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome the convening of negotiations between the Government of Sudan and both the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North and the Darfur elements of the Sudan

  • The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

    2014-11-11 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘We are now embarking on the next phase of our efforts in the Arctic. We will pursue an active policy to translate knowledge and resources into jobs and value creation,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

    2014-11-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed a total allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion for High North activities in 2015, an increase of well over NOK 0.5 billion from 2014.

  • Norway prepared to provide military contribution to international coalition against ISIL

    2014-10-30 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Government has decided that Norway will offer to provide military personnel to assist in training Iraqi forces. The proposed contribution is around 120 military personnel for one year, with the possibility of an extension.

  • Norway pledges NOK 300 million to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa

    2014-10-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors

  • Nordic energy efficiency and humanitarian support initiative in eastern and southern Ukraine

    2014-10-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Nordic foreign ministers have decided to provide early assistance to Ukraine in the field of humanitarian reconstruction and energy efficiency. The aid is to be made available for the affected and vulnerable regions of eastern and southern

  • Global security threats – concepts and response

    2014-10-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The global security landscape is dominated by complex threats such as international terrorism and organised crime, but also rapid development in conventional threats and economic warfare. How does this affect Norwegian interests? Moreover, how

  • Reducing the salt in food

    2014-10-27 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Today the Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie received the food industry’s targets for reducing the salt content in various food groups by 2018.

  • Norway doubles humanitarian support for Jordan

    2014-10-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600.000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community.

  • Norwegian National Championship in poker and private poker teams legalized

    2014-10-17 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture has adopted amendments in the regulations relevant to lotteries with the result that now a Norway may arrange a National Championship in poker. Permission is now given for up to five regional qualification tournaments and

  • New state secretaries in Norway

    2014-10-17 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed new state secretaries.

  • Norwegian Foreign Minister in Liberia: Norway pledges a further NOK 75 million to the fight against Ebola

    2014-10-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and

  • Government Proposes 3.4% Defence Budget Increase in 2015

    2014-10-13 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Government proposes to increase the defence budget by 3.4% in 2015, amounting to a total of NOK 1.460 billion. The budget ensures a considerable investment in relevant and modern capabilities that will ensure ensure enhanced

  • License granted for electricity interconnectors to Germany and the UK

    2014-10-13 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today granted Statnett licenses for two new electricity interconnectors, one to Germany and one to the United Kingdom. In total, this will increase Norway’s interconnection capacity with near 50

  • High level conference in Cairo: USD 5.4 billion to Palestine

    2014-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A total of USD 5.4 billion in assistance to Palestine was pledged at today’s international donor conference for Gaza and Palestine. ‘This solid result demonstrates massive international support for the Palestinian people. It sends a strong signal