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  • Norway trebles funding to combat Ebola

    2014-09-17 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than the world can respond to it. There are not enough health workers in the field, and dying people are being turned away by hospitals. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 58.7 million to

  • Licensing requirements to apply to all exports of old military equipment

    2014-09-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing the principle ‘once military, always military’ into its regulations for the export of defence-related products. This means that products manufactured for military purposes may not be exported without

  • Multinational F-35-Summit to be held in Oslo on 25 September

    2014-09-11 News story Ministry of Defence

    For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for its second JSF steering board for 2014. The F-35 Program is expected to deliver around

  • Unacceptable police raid on EEA and Norway Grants fund operator in Hungary

    2014-09-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘By ordering the police raid on 8 September, it is clear that the Hungarian authorities are continuing their harassment of civil society organisations, and that they have no intention of fulfilling their obligations under the agreements Hungary has

  • Talks on leasing prison capacity in the Netherlands

    2014-09-08 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    "We inherited a challenging situation with inadequate prison capacity from the previous government. In order to substantially increase our prison capacity in the short term, we are now in talks with Dutch authorities concerning the leasing of

  • Norway deplores Israel’s expropriation of land in the West Bank

    2014-09-01 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Israel’s expropriation of land in the West Bank is in violation of international law and is a setback for the efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Middle East,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norwegian support to dialogue and cooperation in Cyprus

    2014-08-29 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The last few months, the UN has given important positions in Cyprus to two Norwegians. Did you know that Norway also provides substantial support for dialogue and reconciliation across the divide through the EEA and Norway Grants?

  • Norway to provide a further NOK 50 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq

    2014-08-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore

  • New follow-up plan for veterans in Norway

    2014-08-26 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian government has released a follow-up plan for the support and care of personnel before, during and after international service.

  • Ceasefire in Gaza encouraging

    2014-08-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘After 50 days of violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is encouraging that a ceasefire agreement has been reached,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • New deadline for the parties in South Sudan

    2014-08-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is regrettable that the parties to the conflict in South Sudan have failed to fulfil their obligations to introduce a ceasefire and establish a framework for the formation of a transitional government, as they agreed in June. I urge the parties

  • The Minister of Petroleum and Energys calendar during Offshore Northern Seas (ONS).

    2014-08-25 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Minister of Petroleum and Energys calendar during Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Monday 25th of August 12.30 Host at the Summit Lunch 14.30 Tour of the exhibition area together with HRH Crown Prince

  • Historic peace talks on Colombia

    2014-08-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘This has been a historic week in the peace negotiations in Colombia. Never before in any peace process have the victims been invited to participate at the negotiating table,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Supply and service industry visit in southern Norway

    2014-08-22 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien visited National Oilwell Varco in Søgne, outside Kristiansand, on Tuesday the 12th of August. National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in providing goods and services for the petroleum industry.

  • Environmental and Energy efficiency co-operation with Ukraine

    2014-08-21 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    A youth delegation from Ukraine visited the Ministry of Climate and Environment August 2014.

  • MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going

    2014-08-18 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest

  • Norway and Egypt to host donor conference for Gaza

    2014-08-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza. The invitations to the conference, to be held in Cairo, will be duly extended

  • Restrictive measures against Russia

    2014-08-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has today adopted new restrictive measures against Russia, in line with the decision announced on 11 August. The new regulations were adopted today by the King in Council, and enter into force immediately.

  • Norway to implement new restrictive measures against Russia

    2014-08-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Government will align itself with the EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia. Since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, Norway has stood united with the EU and other like-minded countries in responding to Russia’s violations of

  • Norway concerned by failure to meet South Sudan peace deadline

    2014-08-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The failure to meet the deadline for establishing a transitional government in South Sudan is unacceptable and puts millions of people’s lives at risk,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.