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  • Fear of civil war in South Sudan

    2013-12-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The political leaders in South Sudan must take responsibility for stopping the violence and resolving the conflict through political talks. Unless the violence is brought under control soon, I am afraid the situation could develop into a new civil

  • The Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, received the quality assurance report for the application for hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022.

    2013-12-20 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The quality assurance report for the application for the Government guarantees and funding to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022 was received by the Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, on December 20, 2013.

  • The Ministry of the Environment becomes the Ministry of Climate and Environment

    2013-12-20 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In order to clarify the Ministry's responsibilities, on 1 January 2014 the Ministry of the Environment will change its name to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

  • Norway condemns attack on UN base in South Sudan

    2013-12-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We condemn the attack on the UN base in Jonglei in South Sudan on 19 December. The UN is there to protect civilians. It is unacceptable that they themselves are targeted,” said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Government signs search and rescue helicopter contract

    2013-12-19 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian government has today signed the contract with AgustaWestland for the delivery of 16 new all-weather search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. Acquiring new rescue helicopters will be of major significance for the next 30 to 40 years and

  • Serbia to start negotiations on EU membership

    2013-12-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Serbia will start negotiations on accession to the EU in January. This was decided at the Council of the European Union meeting on 17 December.

  • Norway concerned about crisis in South Sudan

    2013-12-18 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The violent clashes in South Sudan in recent days give serious cause for concern. We urge all parties to refrain from the use of violence and to help find a political solution to the conflict,” said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Signing of Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter Contract

    2013-12-17 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    On Thursday the Norwegian government and AgustaWestland will sign a contract for the delivery of 16 all-weather SAR helicopters. The total investment cost of the contract is 6,25 billion kroner (NOK).

  • Concern about lesbian and gay rights in India

    2013-12-13 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We are concerned about the decision by India’s Supreme Court that a provision of the Indian penal code on sex between persons of the same gender is not in contravention of the Constitution. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and

  • Norway gives NOK 20 million to UNICEF’s work in the Central African Republic

    2013-12-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The situation in the Central African Republic is now so serious that the UN humanitarian system has decided to operate collectively at the highest level to mobilise staff, equipment and other resources. Norway is therefore allocating NOK 20 million

  • Norway contributes US$ 61 million to the UN’s Emergency Response Fund

    2013-12-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway pledged US$ 61 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for 2014 at the CERF High-Level Conference in New York on 13 December 2013.

  • Brende substitute for Helgesen

    2013-12-13 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has transferred the responsibility for EEA and EU affairs to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende for the period when Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen will be on leave, from 28

  • Changes in the ministries

    2013-12-13 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has decided the changes in the ministries that were announced at the change of government on 16 October 2013.

  • Countercyclical buffer at 1 pct.

    2013-12-12 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided that the level of the countercyclical buffer should be 1 per cent from the 1st of July 2015. Norges Bank has given advice that the level of the buffer should be 1 per cent. The Financial Supervisory

  • New Way to Finance Health in World's Less Developed Nations

    2013-12-11 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Results-Based Financing can get 20 percent more health care with same funds. Countries and major donors including Norway are changing the way they finance maternal and child, malaria, tuberculosis and hiv/Aids health programs in low-income countries

  • The world honours Mandela

    2013-12-10 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    HRH Crown Prince Haakon and Prime Minister Erna Solberg are representing Norway in the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg today, Tuesday 10 December.

  • Agreement reached on global trade agreement

    2013-12-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The results of the Ministerial Conference in Bali are very encouraging after many years of stalemate. This is an important step forward in the global effort to reduce poverty worldwide, and will give a badly needed stimulus to the world economy,”

  • Norway increases its humanitarian support to the Central African Republic

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am very concerned about the security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic. Norway welcomes the decision by the UN Security Council to authorize an expanded peacekeeping force, in order to contribute to the protection of

  • Syria: Denmark and Norway offer to transport chemical weapons

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW, Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to the transportation of chemical warfare agents out of Syria. Denmark will lead the maritime operation, whereas

  • Denmark and Norway offer to transport chemical weapons out of Syria

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW, Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to the transportation of chemical warfare agents out of Syria. The joint operation will include naval frigates and