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  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2017-06-22 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 for Q2/17 from Norges Bank.

  • Will Extend USMC Rotational Training and Exercises in Norway

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The rotational U.S. Marine Corps force currently conducting cold weather training in Norway, will be extended.

  • New ambassadors from Mexico, Peru and Australia

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 21. June 2017.

  • FK Norway to move to Førde

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has decided that FK Norway will move to Førde in western Norway. The Government considers it important to ensure that Norway also has strong centres of international expertise outside Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • National memorial at Utøyakaia

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The government has decided that the national memorial in Hole after the terrorist attack of 22 July 2011 is to be located at the ferry pier Utøyakaia.“Utøyakaia was one of the most important places on that tragic day almost six years ago, and many

  • New rules on deposit guarantee schemes and bank recovery and resolution

    2017-06-21 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has proposed new legislation to implement the deposit guarantee schemes directive and the bank recovery and resolution directive.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-06-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen, political adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes. Holmen succeeds Mr. Kjell-Børge Freiberg, who has been honourably

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-06-21 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Daniel Sørdahl, regional adviser, Tromsø, as political adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EEA and EU Affairs), and political adviser Christian E. Haugen, Bergen, as political adviser in the

  • Announcement of the 24th licensing round

    2017-06-21 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The licensing round includes a total of 102 blocks. Nine blocks are located in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea. The aim is

  • EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report for 2016-2017

    2017-06-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The results from over 6 000 projects are now coming in. The annual report for 2016-17 shows that the EEA and Norway Grants have reached millions of people in 16 beneficiary countries.

  • Peru combats deforestation

    2017-06-15 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Peru, Norway and Germany have agreed to affirm their partnership to reduce climate emissions from deforestation. Norway and Germany promise to pay Peru a total of about 400 million USD, aimed at projects to stop deforestation or for actual results

  • Changes in the subsistence requirement for family immigration

    2017-06-13 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is introducing a six month application deadline for family reunification with a reference person who has been granted protection in Norway, in order to be granted an exemption from the subsistence

  • The Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved in all countries - including Europe

    2017-06-07 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    - The Sustainable Development Goals commits all countries to make an effort both at home and abroad. The EU its 28 member states have an important responsibility in achieving the global goals, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Brussels 7 June.

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    Conference: Working Together for a Strong Civil Society in Europe

    2017-06-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway contributes to strengthening the civil society sector in Europe. What has been achieved so far and which opportunities are available for Norwegian actors to get involved in partnership projects?

  • Dublin transfers to Greece

    2017-06-01 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has instructed the Directorate of Immigration to resume the proceedings on Dublin transfers to Greece.

  • Disappointed that US to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    2017-06-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    ‘I am very disappointed that the Trump administration has decided to withdraw the US from the most important climate agreement the world has ever seen. Our efforts to combat climate change will continue undiminished,’ said Prime Minister Erna

  • NOK ten million to fight against illegal fishing in developing countries

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    'Illegal fishing is contributing to overexploitation of marine resources. Norway has some of the best managed fish stocks in the world. This is because we have good routines for controlling catches. We are now increasing our support for developing

  • Norwegian gifts to mark Finland's centenary

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture

    In 2017, Finland will celebrate its centenary of independence. Norway is marking the centenary by strengthening the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and providing funding for a Norwegian sculpture.

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    Energy policies of Norway in a global context

    2017-05-30 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Tuesday, the International Energy Agency presents the evaluation of Norwegian energy policies in Oslo.

  • IEA: Energy policies of Norway in a global context

    2017-05-29 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Watch the live stream of The International Energy Agency's (IEA) presentation on 30th of May, 08.30 CEST/GMT+2 on this page.