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  • 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

  • Condemns attack in Yemen

    2013-12-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende strongly condemns the suicide attack in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in which more than 50 people, including national and international civilian health workers, were killed.

  • No change to the decision to reduce tariffs in the transportation system Gassled

    2013-12-06 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, upholds the decision to reduce tariffs in the gas transportation system Gassled. The decision, which entered into force 26 June this year, only affects gas transported after 1 October 2016. Tariffs for

  • - The research communities play a key role

    2013-12-06 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Wednesday minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, delivered the opening speech at the petroleum research-conference OG21 Forum.

  • The world has lost its greatest political icon

    2013-12-06 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    “It was with great sorrow that I received the news that Nelson Mandela has died. On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to express our deep sympathy with his widow, Graça Machel, the rest of his family, and the Government and people of

  • Agreement on Bali package important for world trade

    2013-12-05 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Reaching agreement on the Bali package is vital so that the Doha Round can be resumed, allowing the World Trade Organization to continue to work towards freer, fairer and more open world trade,” said State Secretary Morten Høglund when he delivered

  • AgustaWestland awarded contract

    2013-12-04 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has awarded AgustaWestland Ltd. the contract for the delivery of new search and rescue helicopters to replace the current Sea King.

  • Putting victims first

    2013-12-04 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The message from the EEA and Norway Grants conference on trafficking in human beings is clear: Protection of victims and securing their rights come first.

  • The fourth NEFAB Council meeting held in Oslo

    2013-12-04 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    The fourth meeting of the NEFAB Council since the entry into force of the NEFAB State Level Agreement took place in Oslo on 27 November 2013. The Council addressed important issues regarding the further development of the NEFAB cooperation in the

  • Signed agreement on Air transport assets

    2013-12-04 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic Defence Ministers take next step on cooperation on air transportation.

  • Increased support in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

    2013-12-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is set to make a substantial increase in funding for international efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite good progress, many million people throughout the world are infected with these diseases every