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  • Words matter - Combating hate crime in Europe

    2013-11-08 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is a key partner of this year’s Fundamental Rights Conference through the EEA and Norway Grants. The conference is a high level annual event, organised by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

  • AgustaWestland to final negotiations

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Government has decided to commence final negotiations with the company AgustaWestland Ltd. for the delivery of new search and rescue helicopters to replace the current Sea King.

  • Amendments to the 2014 Fiscal Budget

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The amendments to the 2014 Fiscal Budget are a first step of the new government towards a change of policy direction. The Government will promote growth of the Norwegian economy through targeted tax reductions, high priority on infrastructure and

  • The Government’s tax programme for 2014

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government’s proposal for 2014 marks a new direction for Norway's tax policy. The former government, Stoltenberg II, increased the tax level, whereas this Government is reducing taxes. The Government is giving priority to tax cuts promoting

  • Investing in teachers, higher education and research

    2013-11-08 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    Continuing and further education of teachers is the government’s most significant investment in the field of education and research. In addition, the Research and Development sector and the universities are being strengthened.

  • US and Norway Enhance Cooperation within Carbon Capture

    2013-11-07 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    US Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Tor Lien, today agreed to enhance the cooperation between the United States and Norway within the field of carbon capture. The purpose of the accord is to speed

  • New breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

    2013-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Havana today the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC-EP, announced that they have reached an agreement on political participation. The agreement is to ensure broad participation in the political process.

  • Norway launches Jagland’s re-election

    2013-11-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The Government has decided to launch Thorbjørn Jagland’s candidacy for re-election to the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced.

  • Important step forward for Kosovo

    2013-11-04 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The local elections in Kosovo on Sunday were an important step forward for Kosovo, for the region, and for European cooperation on bringing about progress and development in the Western Balkans,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norwegian initiative to protect women human rights defenders

    2013-11-02 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Women fighting for human rights are particularly vulnerable. Their efforts should be encouraged, not curtailed or stigmatised. This week, Norway presents a new resolution to the UN General Assembly, aimed at protecting women human rights defenders.

  • New political advisers

    2013-10-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien from 4 November 2013, and Ms. Ulrikke Holmøy as political adviser to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • New political adviser

    2013-10-30 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 30 October 2013 appointed Mr. Lars Joakim Hanssen (38), political adviser, Frogn, as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug.

  • Study on Roma Inclusion

    2013-10-28 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Projects supporting Roma inclusion under the EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009 contributed to Roma empowerment, more inclusive policies and building bridges between Roma and non-Roma communities. This is one of the findings in an independent study on

  • New state secretaries

    2013-10-25 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen has been appointed as state secretary to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, Mr. Thor Sættem as state secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • Syrian Chemical Warfare Agents

    2013-10-25 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and the United States of America have over the course of the last few weeks held extensive discussions and exchanged relevant information on issues related to the possible destruction of Syrian chemical warfare agents in Norway. The two

  • Meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in Tromsø 29 October 2013. Deadline for media accreditation 23 October

    2013-10-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 29 October 2013, Norway’s Foreign Minister, Mr Børge Brende, will host the 14th session of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) in Tromsø, Norway. The meeting will mark the end of the Norwegian chairmanship of the Council.

  • Norway condemns bomb attacks in Iraq

    2013-10-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the bomb attacks in Iraq over the past few days, which appear to have killed more than 60 people. I am concerned by the recent surge in violence in Iraq. The situation in the rest of the region is serious, but we must not forget the

  • Tine Sundtoft in place as Climate and Environment Minister

    2013-10-16 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On Wednesday afternoon Tine Sundtoft was presented with the key card for the office of the outgoing Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell. Sundtoft will be Norway’s first Climate and Environment Minister.

  • New state secretaries

    2013-10-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Following the change of government at 12 noon today, where Erna Solberg’s government succeeded Jens Stoltenberg’s second government, the King in an extraordinary session of the Council of State at 12 noon appointed a number of state secretaries.

  • New political advisers

    2013-10-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Following the change of government at 12 noon today, where Erna Solberg’s government succeeded Jens Stoltenberg’s second government, the Office of the Prime Minister has as of 12 noon today appointed a number of political advisers in the ministries.