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  • Reply to EFTA Surveillance Authority on general application of travel, board and lodging

    2017-04-07 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The social partners are currently working to find solutions on coverage of costs for travel, board and lodging in the regulations on general application of collective agreements.

  • Prime Minister Solberg to visit China

    2017-04-06 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    On Friday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg will start a four-day official visit to China. The main purpose of the visit is to meet the Chinese leadership and re-establish political and economic cooperation.

  • Government to double support for renewable energy

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Access to renewable energy is crucial for sustainable development and job creation in poor countries. In the white paper on the Sustainable Development Goals and Norwegian development policy, the Government therefore proposes a doubling of its

  • Support for religious minorities doubled

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Few groups are more vulnerable in wars and conflicts than religious minorities. They are subject to severe abuse in several countries. The list is long: ISIL's attacks on the Yazidis in Iraq, the pressure on Christian minorities in the Middle East,

  • Concerted effort to advance the 2030 Agenda in development policy

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The overall aims of Norwegian aid are to fight poverty and alleviate suffering. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are bringing the countries of the world together in a concerted effort to eliminate poverty by 2030. In the white paper on the

  • Reindeer Husbandry. Old tradition - unique opportunities

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Ecological sustainability and increased production are the basis of the unique opportunities in reindeer husbandry. The Parliamentary White Paper presents strategies and measures the industry can adopt to better exploit its potential in a rational

  • Stad Ship Tunnel – the first of its kind

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    - Stad Ship Tunnel is an important project on the western coast of Norway, which will provide greater predictability and safety for transport by sea. It will create opportunities for establishing new ferry and shipping routes, and transfer of

  • Norway to provide NOK 2.3 billion to alleviate Syria crisis in 2017

    2017-04-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘This year, Norway will provide at least NOK 2.3 billion in aid to Syria and the neighbouring countries. We are following up our pledges from the London conference in 2016 and giving substantial support to civilians affected by this horrific

  • Norway has ordered five Boeing P-8A Poseidon

    2017-04-04 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway has ordered five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide announced on 29 March in Oslo.

  • Sound management of the Government Pension Fund

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    - The Government Pension Fund represents our joint savings and is a key part of Norway’s fiscal policy framework. The Fund is managed in a transparent and sustainable manner. Both Norges Bank and Folketrygdfondet have performed well over time, says

  • Investment strategy decisions for the GFPG

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The equity share, investments in unlisted infrastructure, as well as guidelines for government bonds, are key issues addressed in the white paper on the management of the Fund in 2016.

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    Safeguarding Norway for the future

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister

    - Norway stands well equipped to face its future challenges. As a country, we have been lucky, and we have made wise decisions. The choices we make in the coming years must help to preserve Norway as a good country to live in for future generations,

  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg to visit China

    2017-03-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will lead a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China from 7 to 10 April. The main purpose of the visit is to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China.

  • Troika statement on South Sudan

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

  • New ambassadors from Spain, Namibia, Bahrain and Chad

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 30 March 2017.

  • Norway extends its force contribution to the International Coalition against ISIL

    2017-03-28 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Government extends the mandate for the Norwegian military force based in Jordan. The task remains unchanged: To train, advice and support to local Syrian groups in their fight against ISIL.

  • Norway increases famine response to NOK 673 million

    2017-03-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. 'We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its

  • First ever white paper on the place of the oceans in Norwegian foreign and development policy

    2017-03-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    'The Government is stepping up its efforts to promote Norway's ocean interests. We intend to make sustainable use of the oceans a global priority,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. This is the first time a Norwegian government has

  • State Secretary presented Norwegian CCS policy in the European Parliament

    2017-03-24 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    State Secretary Ingvil Smines Tybring‐Gjedde presented Norwegian CCS policy at a seminar in the European Parliament on Thursday.

  • Happy anniversary, Nordic countries!

    2017-03-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Helsinki Treaty - the foundation of Nordic cooperation - was signed 55 years ago today. This anniversary is being celebrated with events and flags flying throughout the region. ‘Strategic Nordic cooperation is absolutely essential,’ said Frank