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  • Opened the IO-Conference in Trondheim

    2014-09-30 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, opened the international IO-Conference for researchers and industry in Trondheim. In his speech, he adressed the central importance of research and innovation in the petroleum industry.

  • Idea phase for the new government building complex

    2014-09-29 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    "We want input and ideas from the public to help create the new government building complex," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, Jan Tore Sanner. Work is to commence on designing the layout of the new complex. The government

  • Startup phase for the new government building complex

    2014-09-29 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    "The new government building complex should be modern. We will create a living, safe urban area with the best working conditions and the work starts now," says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, marking the occasion of

  • The global health and education initiative Vision 2030

    2014-09-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new set of global sustainable development goals for the period up to 2030 are to be adopted at the UN General Assembly in 2015.

  • Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

    2014-09-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate the Russian human rights association Agora and its chair, Pavel Chikov, as this year’s recipients of the Rafto Prize,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Gaza conference in Cairo on 12 October

    2014-09-26 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Governments of Egypt and Norway, together with President Mahmoud Abbas, are hosting a conference entitled ‘Reconstructing Gaza’ in Cairo on 12 October. Political and financial support is urgently needed to re-establish services and enable early

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2014-09-26 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with advice from Norges Bank. The Financial Supervisory Authority has stated that it concurs with the advice.

  • Congratulates Bergen with the awarding of the World Championship in cycling in 2017

    2014-09-25 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey congratulates Bergen with the awarding of the World Championship in cycling in 2017.

  • - Norway is an important energy partner for the EU

    2014-09-25 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Thursday, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, participated in the joint EU/Norway conference on "A reinforced energy partnership between Norway and the EU" in Brussels. He also had a meeting with Günther Oettinger,

  • Urgent need for emergency relief in Somalia

    2014-09-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Three years after the last famine in Somalia, another hunger crisis is looming. According to the UN, one million people are in urgent need of emergency response. The Norwegian Government is therefore increasing its humanitarian support for Somalia

  • Peru, Germany, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

    2014-09-24 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Peru will take immediate and decisive action to reduce its forest related emissions towards making the forest- and agriculture sector carbon neutral within 2021 and recognize millions of hectares of indigenous peoples’ land claims.

  • Liberia and Norway launch climate and forest partnership

    2014-09-24 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Liberia and Norway has entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation in Liberia.

  • Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom pledge renewed support to REDD+

    2014-09-23 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom, three of the largest supporters of forest conservation, announced today their continued financial commitment to REDD+, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

  • Liberia and Norway launch climate and forest partnership

    2014-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Liberia and Norway today entered into a partnership to improve forest governance, strengthen law enforcement, and support efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation in Liberia. The partnership aims at

  • Norway launches climate and forest partnerships with Peru and Liberia

    2014-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway will donate up to 2, 8 billion NOK to Peru and Liberia in support of their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to deforestation.

  • Peru, Germany, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

    2014-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Peru will take immediate and decisive action to reduce its forest related emissions towards making the forest- and agriculture sector carbon neutral within 2021 and recognize millions of hectares of indigenous peoples’ land claims. Norway commits to

  • Norway to align itself with strengthened restrictive measures against Russia

    2014-09-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In response to Russia’s continued violation of international law in Ukraine, the EU introduced new restrictive measures against Russia on 12 September. As previously indicated, the Government will align itself with these measures.

  • Palestine in a critical phase

    2014-09-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Palestine is in a critical phase, and the coming months will be decisive for both political and economic developments. The donor countries must contribute funds for the reconstruction of Gaza. However, only easing the restrictions can make the

  • Norway promises increased support for Iraq

    2014-09-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Hope of democratic dialogue in Sudan

    2014-09-18 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UK, the US and Norway, which make up the Troika, issued a joint statement today supporting the African Union’s efforts to bring about a ceasefire in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. ‘It’s vital to bring together all the parties in