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  • Protection of problem gamblers most important

    2016-12-16 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Government will retain the current regulatory model that gives Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto a monopoly on the provision of gaming and betting services. No new licensing scheme will be introduced for foreign gaming and betting companies.

  • Change among the state secretaries

    2016-12-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Brage Baklien, political adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Finance Siv Jensen. He succeeds Mr. Paal Bjørnestad, who has been honourably discharged from the office.

  • Defence to the Oslo District Court Submitted

    2016-12-15 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Greenpeace Norden and Natur og Ungdom (Nature and Youth) have filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian Government claiming that the award of production licenses in the 23. licensing round violates Norwegian law. The Government disputes this and has

  • Countercyclical buffer increases

    2016-12-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided that the level of the countercyclical capital buffer requirement shall be increased to 2 per cent from 31 December 2017 . This is in line with the advice for Q4/16 from Norges Bank.

  • Foreign Minister Brende to visit Liberia

    2016-12-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende will visit Liberia on 15 December. Mr Brende will be present when President Johnson Sirleaf opens the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, which has been rehabilitated with support from Norway.

  • New regulation on requirements for residential mortgage loans

    2016-12-14 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has adopted a new regulation on requirements for new residential mortgage loans. The new regulation replaces the current regulation which is set to expire at the end of 2016. The new regulation takes effect from 1 January

  • Bloodbath in Aleppo must stop

    2016-12-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The bloodbath in Aleppo must stop. Reports from the UN of civilians and aid workers being summarily executed over the last 24 hours give cause for serious concern. I hope that the agreement that has apparently been reached on the evacuation of

  • Norway provides NOK 380 million to the UN's Emergency Response Fund

    2016-12-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The many large-scale, protracted humanitarian crises in the world today have created a tremendous need for emergency aid. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund ensures that aid can quickly reach those who need it when acute crises arise, and

  • Colombia to build environment-friendly peace

    2016-12-13 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    What is next for Colombia? The peace agreement is one of the first in history that put heavy emphasis on environment and sustainability as part of the peace building process. Today in Oslo, Colombia's Government share their plans on the way forward.

  • Prime Minister Solberg met Nobel Peace Prize laureate

    2016-12-11 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos today. President Santos is in Norway in connection with receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016, which he was awarded yesterday.

  • Calling on everyone to stand up for human rights

    2016-12-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today is Human Rights Day. “In addition to celebrating all the progress made every day, we have to roll up our sleeves and work to preserve and strengthen implementation of the rights the world community agreed on in 1948. Each and every one of us

  • The world needs a stable oil market

    2016-12-10 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    By Tord Lien, Minister of petroleum and energy, Norway

  • Strengthened cooperation with Bulgaria in the judicial and business sectors

    2016-12-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Bulgaria have signed agreements on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants. Justice and migration, the business sector, energy and enhanced Roma inclusion are priority areas for cooperation.

  • New ambassadors from Morocco, Vietnam, Cuba and Iran

    2016-12-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 8 December 2016.

  • Media Invitation to High level event: Colombia - Peace, Climate change and forests

    2016-12-08 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Media invitation to the high level event: Colombia in Peace: the role of natural resources, rural development and forests.

  • NOK 39.7 million to the fight against fisheries crime

    2016-12-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    'Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world's fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

    2016-12-05 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will meet the Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, on Sunday 11 December.

  • Press release: - Indonesia's Peat Moratorium could benefit people, welfare and climate

    2016-12-05 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Indonesia's President Jokowi today issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland. According to the government regulation issuing the moratorium, activities that degrade the hydrological functions of peat are illegal. The moratorium could - if

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    Conference: The impact of fiscal policy on the economy

    2016-12-02 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance’s advisory panel on macroeconomic models and methods hosts a conference on the impact of fiscal policy on the economy, on Tuesday 13th December.

  • The Norwegian Government Has Decided to Procure Five P-8A Poseidon

    2016-12-01 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Government decided 25th November to procure five P-8A Poseidon for delivery in 2021 to 2022. The decision taken in the Government has been proposed to the Parliament, which is expected to reach a resolution regarding the procurement