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  • Norway to co-host international conference for Syria on 5 April

    2017-03-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to co-host an international conference on the future of Syria and the region on 5 April in Brussels. ‘In order to be able to address the humanitarian needs and support efforts to find political solutions to the Syria crisis, it is

  • Statement on Kosovo Security Force

    2017-03-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I urge Kosovo authorities to refrain from transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force without a constitutional change and an inclusive political process,' said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Norway adjusts its contribution to the Counter ISIL Coalition in Iraq

    2017-03-07 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway is currently providing approximately 60 military personnel to the Counter ISIL (C-ISIL) Coalition Training Centre in Erbil in North Iraq. The Norwegian government decided 6 March 2017, based on the C-ISIL Coalition´s needs, to move the

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    Media Pluralism Commission delivers its report, Norwegian media pluralism - A stronger media policy for the public

    2017-03-07 Press release Ministry of Culture

    Today, Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland was presented the Official Norwegian Report (NOU) 2017:7, Norwegian media pluralism - A stronger media policy for the public, by Knut Olav Åmås, chair of the Media Pluralism Commission.

  • Nordic 5G Action Plan

    2017-02-28 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    The Finnish Minister Mrs. Anne Berner, the Swedish Minister Mr. Peter Eriksson and the Norwegian State Secretary Mr. Reynir Jóhannesson have discussed the possibility of joining forces to facilitate the development of 5G, by establishing a

  • New seeds from Syria to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2017-02-27 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    For the first time, seeds that had been retrieved from secure storage have been returned to the seed vault in Svalbard. Forced to retrieve seed deposits from Svalbard in the fall of 2015, the international research centre ICARDA, previously

  • Norway urges Israel to cancel demolition order

    2017-02-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Israeli authorities have issued an order for the demolition of several buildings and other infrastructure in the Bedouin village Khan al Ahmar in the West Bank.

  • Chair's Outcome Statement

    2017-02-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The conference brought together 24 countries, 20 international and regional organisations, and representatives of local and international civil society and in total, pledges for financial support surpassed USD 672 million. Read the chair's outcome

  • Oslo Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region raises $672 million to help people in need

    2017-02-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    At the conference, 14 donors pledged $458 million for relief in 2017 and an additional $214 million was announced for 2018 and beyond.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2017-02-24 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 1 March 2017 appointed Mr. Arne-Petter Lorentzen as political adviser to Minister of Justice and Public Security Per-Willy Amundsen.

  • Norway will provide NOK 1.6 billion over three years to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region

    2017-02-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende announced today that Norway will provide NOK 729 million in aid to north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in 2017. This area has been hard hit by Boko Haram's campaign of terror, poverty, lack of

  • Norway to provide NOK 135 million in emergency aid to South Sudan

    2017-02-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is now so severe that the UN has declared a famine in parts of the country. ‘The situation is acute. We must act now to save lives. Norway is therefore providing NOK 135 million for emergency relief efforts in

  • Mid-Term Review of the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014

    2017-02-22 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The EEA and Norway Grants 2009-14 will deliver agreed results and produce long-term impacts when the funding period terminates later this year, an independent mid-term review concludes.

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    The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2017 – Preliminary Report

    2017-02-20 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements.

  • Government increases support for women's health and safe abortion

    2017-02-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway plays a leading role in the work to promote global health, and is one of the largest donors to gender equality and women's health efforts. The Government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by NOK 85 million

  • Sudan – joint Troika statement

    2017-02-17 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a joint statement the Troika (USA, United Kingdom and Norway) expresses its continued support to the African Union led peace process.

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    Increased equity share in the Government Pension Fund Global and adjustment to the expected rate of return in the fiscal policy guidelines

    2017-02-16 Press release Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister

    The government has today made two decisions significant to the management of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and to fiscal policy. The government will submit to parliament a recommendation to increase the equity share in the fund to 70 per

  • Norway provides NOK 64 million for efforts to prevent famine in Somalia

    2017-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. 'A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its

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    Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

    2017-02-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February.

  • Norway and the EU single market

    2017-02-13 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement ensures that Norway can take part in the EU single market, and thus benefit from the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital. It guarantees non-discrimination and equal rules and competition