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  • New agreement on Environment Protection

    2018-04-10 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway and Bulgaria signs new agreement on environment protection and climate change today in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The agreement has a total budget of 15.3 million euro.

  • A milestone for northern Norway

    2018-04-10 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today, The Norwegian Government presents a proposition (draft resolution) to the Parliament (Stortinget) regarding the development plan for the Johan Castberg field. The proposition also includes a status for the petroleum industry.

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    Sound and responsible management of the Government Pension Fund

    2018-04-10 Press release Ministry of Finance

    "The management of our joint savings is sound. The Fund is managed in a transparent, responsible, long-term and cost-effective manner. Both Norges Bank and Folketrygdfondet have performed well over time", says Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance.

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    High safety level on the Norwegian Shelf

    2018-04-06 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Both the authorities and the social partners agree that the safety level on the Norwegian Shelf is high, and that a positive development has taken place over time. "But we have seen signals indicating that cooperation between the parties has come

  • Press Invite: Nordic defence ministers meet in Bergen

    2018-04-05 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic defence ministers will be meeting in Bergen, Norway, April 10.-11. On the agenda is regional security challenges, as well as further developing Nordic defence cooperation.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2018-04-04 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the Government

    2018-04-04 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Norway provides additional humanitarian aid to Yemen

    2018-04-03 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide took part in the UN international donor conference for Yemen today. 'This is currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis,' she said. 'It is absolutely essential that civilians are ensured

  • Norwegian response to use of a nerve agent in the UK

    2018-03-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The use of a nerve agent in Salisbury is a very serious matter. This is the first time a chemical weapon has been used on European soil since World War II. Such an incident must have consequences. Norway stands together with the United Kingdom,

  • Government wants Arctic internet

    2018-03-23 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, broadband coverage in the High North is poor and unstable. The Government now wants Norwegian satellites to make broadband communications available in the Arctic.

  • Government Pension Fund Global: Expert group to assess the fixed-income investment framework

    2018-03-21 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today appointed an expert group to review the fixed income investment framework of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG).

  • Mobilisation for energy and clean water to Gaza

    2018-03-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The international community has now mobilised to secure more drinking water and energy for Gaza. This is an important step towards improved living conditions for the people of Gaza. At the same time, it is crucial that all parties now work to

  • Change among the political advisers

    2018-03-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Mr. Espen Teigen resigns as political adviser to Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration Sylvi Listhaug.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2018-03-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State, the King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the Government

    2018-03-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Eriksen Søreide on the nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom

    2018-03-15 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to express our solidarity with the United Kingdom following the shocking nerve agent attack in Salisbury. All use of such nerve agents is forbidden under the Chemical Weapons Convention. This attack is a breach of international law and

  • New ambassadors from Italy, Poland, the Philippines and Bangladesh

    2018-03-15 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Fours new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 15 March 2018.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2018-03-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the countercyclical capital buffer requirement for banks unchanged, in line with the quarterly advice from Norges Bank.

  • Framtidige anskaffelser til forsvarssektoren 2018-2025 (FAF 2018-2025)

    2018-03-14 News story Ministry of Defence

    This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2018 - 2025.

  • Four years since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea

    2018-03-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol violated fundamental principles of international law. It has therefore had major consequences not just for Ukraine but also for the international order and for global security,' said State

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