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  • 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

  • Words matter - Combating hate crime in Europe

    2013-11-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is a key partner of this year’s Fundamental Rights Conference through the EEA and Norway Grants. The conference is a high level annual event, organised by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

  • AgustaWestland to final negotiations

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government has decided to commence final negotiations with the company AgustaWestland Ltd. for the delivery of new search and rescue helicopters to replace the current Sea King.

  • Amendments to the 2014 Fiscal Budget

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The amendments to the 2014 Fiscal Budget are a first step of the new government towards a change of policy direction. The Government will promote growth of the Norwegian economy through targeted tax reductions, high priority on infrastructure and

  • The Government’s tax programme for 2014

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government’s proposal for 2014 marks a new direction for Norway's tax policy. The former government, Stoltenberg II, increased the tax level, whereas this Government is reducing taxes. The Government is giving priority to tax cuts promoting

  • Investing in teachers, higher education and research

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    Continuing and further education of teachers is the government’s most significant investment in the field of education and research. In addition, the Research and Development sector and the universities are being strengthened.

  • US and Norway Enhance Cooperation within Carbon Capture

    2013-11-07 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    US Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tor Lien, today agreed to enhance the cooperation between the United States and Norway within the field of carbon capture. The purpose of the accord is to speed

  • New breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

    2013-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Havana today the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC-EP, announced that they have reached an agreement on political participation. The agreement is to ensure broad participation in the political process.

  • Norway launches Jagland’s re-election

    2013-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The Government has decided to launch Thorbjørn Jagland’s candidacy for re-election to the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced.

  • Important step forward for Kosovo

    2013-11-04 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The local elections in Kosovo on Sunday were an important step forward for Kosovo, for the region, and for European cooperation on bringing about progress and development in the Western Balkans,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norwegian initiative to protect women human rights defenders

    2013-11-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Women fighting for human rights are particularly vulnerable. Their efforts should be encouraged, not curtailed or stigmatised. This week, Norway presents a new resolution to the UN General Assembly, aimed at protecting women human rights defenders.

  • New political advisers

    2013-10-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien from 4 November 2013, and Ms. Ulrikke Holmøy as political adviser to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • New political adviser

    2013-10-30 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 30 October 2013 appointed Mr. Lars Joakim Hanssen (38), political adviser, Frogn, as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug.

  • Study on Roma Inclusion

    2013-10-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Projects supporting Roma inclusion under the EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009 contributed to Roma empowerment, more inclusive policies and building bridges between Roma and non-Roma communities. This is one of the findings in an independent study on

  • New state secretaries

    2013-10-25 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen has been appointed as state secretary to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, Mr. Thor Sættem as state secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs