News and press releases

Showing 1161-1180 of 1350 hits.

Sort by: Published Relevance

  • Humanitarian Pledging Conference for South Sudan in Oslo on 20 May

    2014-05-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to host a pledging conference for South Sudan in Oslo on Tuesday 20 May. The conference is being organised in cooperation with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • Monument at Sørbråten postponed by one year

    2014-04-30 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is transparent, dignified and foreseeable.

  • Stronger Norwegian-British cooperation

    2014-04-30 News story Ministry of Defence

    The close bilateral relations between Norway and the United Kingdom and the tense security situation in Europe topped the agenda as Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide met her British colleague, Philip Hammond, in London on Tuesday 29

  • Norwegian–Croatian cooperation on education and innovation

    2014-04-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Croatia and Norway are now strengthening cooperation on green industry innovation and business development, and signed an agreement to this effect in Zagreb this afternoon.

  • Monument at Sørbråten postponed by one year

    2014-04-28 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The government wishes to ensure that the process surrounding the construction of monuments marking the 22 July tragedies is transparent, dignified and foreseeable.

  • New round of death sentences in Egypt

    2014-04-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “It is shocking and unacceptable that an Egyptian court has once again pronounced a summary judgment - this time passing 683 death sentences. We are now witnessing a situation where Egyptian courts are seriously undermining the country’s reputation

  • New agreement on Norwegian support for UN human rights efforts

    2014-04-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Geneva, Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 250 million to support the UN’s human rights efforts over the next three years.

  • Open meeting with Gordon Brown on global education

    2014-04-25 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr Gordon Brown met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende this week in Oslo

  • Norway condemns attacks on civilians and UN personnel in South Sudan

    2014-04-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the killing and injuring of civilians in South Sudan in recent days. These attacks are clear violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, which both parties to the conflict have signed. Leaders on both sides of South Sudan’

  • NATOs utenriksministermøte

    2014-04-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Deeply worrying developments in eastern Ukraine

    2014-04-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Developments in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours give cause for concern. It is deeply regrettable that once again people have been killed as a result of the political conflict in the country,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway to host donor conference for South Sudan

    2014-04-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “South Sudan is experiencing a humanitarian crisis as a result of the armed conflict in the country. We cannot simply stand by and watch this happen. In response to a request from the UN, Norway will hold a conference in Oslo in May to mobilise

  • Dignified resolution of the Pioneer diver case

    2014-04-10 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    In December 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of seven North Sea divers, finding that the Norwegian State has violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the right to respect for private and

  • APA 2014 - Acreage announcement

    2014-04-07 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is announcing this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf - Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2014. The aim is to award new production licences in the announced areas at

  • A sound and responsible management of the Government Pension Fund

    2014-04-04 Press release Ministry of Finance

    "The Government is today presenting a report to Parliament (Storting) on the management of the Government Pension Fund in 2013. - The Fund has served us well and it gives important contributions to the financing of our welfare state", says Minister

  • Change among the state secretaries

    2014-04-04 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Lars Jacob Hiim, as state secretary to Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland. At the same time Mr. Eirik Lae Solberg has been honourably discharged from the same office.

  • NOK 150 million allocated to business projects in the north

    2014-04-04 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Promoting economic activity and providing jobs in the north are important objectives of Norway’s High North policy. Our High North efforts have so far focused on increasing knowledge, but now we need to translate this into concrete value creation.

  • Expert group on investments in coal and petroleum companies

    2014-04-04 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group to assess the Government Pension Fund Global's (GPFG) appropriate use of policy instruments and investments in coal and petroleum companies.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2014-04-04 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice from Norges Bank. The Financial Supervisory Authority has stated that it concurs with the advice.

  • Violence and arrests in Venezuela

    2014-04-03 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Since the beginning of February, Venezuela has been hit by a wave of protests and political unrest. More than 35 people are reported to have been killed. Many others have been injured. A number of protesters have also been arrested.