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  • Europe is at a crossroads and needs a strong Nordic region

    2016-11-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial,’ said

  • CCS on the agenda in meeting with Šefčovič

    2016-11-01 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) was among the main subjects in the meeting between Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien and Vice President in the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič. The two met in Slovakia's capital Bratislava 28 October in

  • Norway urges South Africa, Burundi and Gambia to reconsider withdrawal from ICC

    2016-11-01 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the world's first permanent international criminal court, and has 124 states parties, including 34

  • Important with stability in the Horn of Africa

    2016-10-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the Horn of Africa between 25 and 29 October. ‘The region is facing armed conflict, humanitarian crisis and political instability. It is in Norway’s interest to support measures which can contribute

  • Strong UN support for Norwegian disarmament resolution

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am pleased that Norway's resolution on enhancing nuclear disarmament verification has received the solid backing of 177 UN countries. Being able to establish that disarmament is actually taking place is crucial for ensuring confidence in

  • Agreement on establishment of marine protected area in Antarctica

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I welcome the decision to establish a marine protected area in the Ross Sea in Antarctica. This is an important milestone in the international management of the Southern Ocean and in the conservation of marine resources,’ said Minister of Foreign

  • Report from the expert committee on green competitiveness

    2016-10-28 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    The government’s expert committee on green competitiveness today delivered its report, with proposals and recommendations to the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg and Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2016-10-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has today appointed Ms. Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde, student and member of Oslo City Council, as political adviser to Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, during state secretary Magnus Thue’s leave of

  • Norway votes against nuclear disarmament resolution in the UN

    2016-10-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Concrete steps towards disarmament and non-proliferation are the key to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons. Tangible and credible initiatives are needed in this area if we are to make headway. Norway will not support proposals that would

  • Norway to continue to support United Nations Environment Programme

    2016-10-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Erik Solheim signed a three-year agreement today on continued Norwegian financial support for UNEP.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns terrorist attack in Quetta

    2016-10-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I condemn last night’s terrorist attack on a police training centre in Quetta in Pakistan in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with the families of those who have been killed and injured,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Norway welcomes USMC rotational training and exercises

    2016-10-24 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The U.S. Marine Corps will establish a limited rotational force presence of approximately 330 Marines in Vaernes, Norway beginning in January 2017.

  • Ministers meet to discuss international trade in Oslo

    2016-10-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial

  • State Ownership Report 2015

    2016-10-21 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The State Ownership Report is an annual publication that gives an overview and review of all of the companies with state ownership, emphasizing the companies' performance last year.

  • New ambassadors from Greece, India, Honduras and Moldova

    2016-10-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 20 October 2016.

  • Norway increases humanitarian support to Afghanistan

    2016-10-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Several hundred thousand Afghans who have been refugees in Pakistan are now returning home. This has created a vast need for humanitarian aid. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Afghanistan by NOK 64 million,’ Foreign

  • Norway provides NOK 53 million to drought victims in Malawi

    2016-10-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Malawi is on the brink of the most serious humanitarian crisis in its history. We have therefore reallocated around NOK 53 million to alleviate the acute need in the country,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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    Report on the Equity Portion of the Government Pension Fund Global

    2016-10-18 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen (Progress Party), today received a report on the equity portion of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) from a Government appointed Commission.

  • First deposition of seeds from Singapore

    2016-10-18 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    By the hand-over of the seedbags of rice to Jon Georg Dale, the Minister of Agricultre and Food, the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) in Singapore became the depositor number 70 to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Seed Cermony took place

  • European CCS Forum in Oslo

    2016-10-14 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The state secretary, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde addressed the Global CCS Institute's European CCS Forum in Oslo October 13. Her message was clear: