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  • Statement on the situation for the political opposition in Hong Kong

    13/11/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We are deeply concerned that four members of the political opposition in Hong Kong have been disqualified from the Legislative Council. We encourage the authorites of Hong Kong and China to suspend the decision and guarantee the democratic rights

  • Changes in the travel advice for the Faroe Islands and certain hospital districts in Finland

    12/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has recommended removing the quarantine requirement for travellers from the Faroe Islands and certain hospital districts in Finland. These areas will therefore be excepted from the Ministry of Foreign Affair’

  • Norway steps up efforts to combat non-communicable diseases in low-income countries

    11/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will contribute an additional USD 133 million to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in low-income countries from 2020 to 2024. “Non-communicable diseases are the leading killers of our time. As is so often the case, the world’s

  • Foreign Minister on the passing away of Dr. Saeb Erakat

    10/11/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I extend my deep condolences to the family of Saeb Erakat, the PLO and the Palestinians, whom he represented so vigorously. Dr. Erakat will be remembered for his tireless devotion to peace and a negotiated twostate-solution. I will remember with

  • Continuation of controls at the internal borders

    10/11/2020 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    On 16 March, Norway reintroduced controls at the internal borders as a measure to limit the spread of Covid-19. The Government has decided to continue these measures and will, in line with our obligations, notify the EU of this.

  • Norway's revised National Forestry Accounting Plan for 2021-2025 finalised

    10/11/2020 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Land use, land use change and forestry are key parts of the agreement between EU, Norway and Iceland on joint fulfilment of our 2030 emission targets. Norway has submitted its revised National Forestry Accounting Plan, including the forest reference

  • Prime Minister met head of European Commission

    09/11/2020 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Green transformation and the COVID-19 pandemic was the key topics at the meeting between Prime Minister Erna Solberg and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, today.

  • New measures necessary for aviation sector in crisis

    09/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport

    The government is to expand and strengthen the measures available to the Norwegian aviation sector, and will shortly propose changes to the loan guarantee scheme and increase the funding available for underwriting of airline routes.

  • The Norwegian State will not provide further support to Norwegian Air Shuttle or for the launch of a new airline

    09/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Transport

    Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA ("Norwegian") and Erik G. Braathen’s new airline company have both requested financial support from the Norwegian State in addition to the support schemes that have already been established for the industry. The government

  • The Corona situation: Revision of requirement for negative Covid-19 test to enter Norway

    09/11/2020 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has made changes to the groups that are exempt from the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test on entry to Norway. These changes enter into force at midnight.

  • Norway has responded to the European Commission concerning the regulation of digital platforms

    09/11/2020 News story Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Norwegian Government has submitted Norway’s contribution regarding the EU's announced regulation of digital platforms, the Digital Services Act. The contribution makes it clear that Norway supports the EU’s initiative to develop a new regulatory

  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulates Joe Biden

    07/11/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to congratulate Vice-President Joe Biden on his election victory. The US is Norway’s most important ally and we work closely together in many areas. I look forward to developing the cooperation

  • Requirement of negative Covid-19 test to enter Norway

    07/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government has today announced the introduction of the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test when entering Norway. Foreign nations who cannot present documentation of such a test can be refused entry.

  • The Corona situation: Requirement to stay at quarantine hotel

    07/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government is introducing a requirement that people in entry quarantine must stay at a quarantine hotel during the 10-day quarantine period. This requirement will not apply to people who reside in Norway or own a home or holiday home in Norway.

  • New ambassadors from Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Greece

    06/11/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to  King Harald V on 5. November 2020.

  • Changes in the travel advice for areas in Finland

    05/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now advising against non-essential travel to the following hospital districts in Finland: the Itä-Savo Hospital District, Lappi Hospital District and Länsi-Pohja Hospital District.

  • Stay at home, have as little social contact as possible

    05/11/2020 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway stands at the beginning of the second wave of infection. The virus is spreading rapidly and all counties now have outbreaks of infection. The Government is therefore introducing new national infection control measures.

  • Notification of changes in banks’ capital requirements from year-end 2020

    05/11/2020 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has notified relevant EU/EEA authorities of changes in the systemic risk buffer requirement, temporary risk weight floors for real estate exposures, and the identification of domestic systemically important banks. The

  • Condolences to Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs

    04/11/2020 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide has extended her condolences to Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg following the attack in Vienna 2 November.

  • Foreign Minister takes part in Council of Europe Ministerial Meeting

    04/11/2020 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide speaks at the Council of Europe Ministerial Meeting on 4 November. Originally scheduled to be held in May, the session is held by videoconference this year.