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  • Norway and Romania sign largest ever cooperation agreement

    2016-10-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Business development, research, energy and justice and home affairs will be key areas for cooperation between Norway and Romania over the next few years. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to twelve programmes.

  • Colombian Government and ELN to start negotiations

    2016-10-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is very good news that the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group ELN have now set a date for starting formal negotiations. It will not be possible to reach a comprehensive peace settlement in Colombia unless the ELN are also on board,’

  • Norwegian Government Follows Up Long Term Defence Plan with Significant Budget Increase

    2016-10-11 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian Government this week followed up on the new Long Term Defence Plan presented in June with a 2017-budget that involves a significant increase in the funding level for the Norwegian Armed Forces. In total, the Government proposes a NOK

  • Prime Minister congratulates President Santos on Peace Prize

    2016-10-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Prime Minister congratulates President Santos on Peace Prize

    2016-10-07 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘I would like to congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Joint statement on South Sudan

    2016-10-07 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a joint statement, the IGAD, Troika, and EU partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) condemn calls by opposition leaders in South Sudan for a renewal of armed conflict, and call on the government and armed opposition

  • Minister Helgesen congratulates President Santos on Peace Prize

    2016-10-07 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, congratulates Colombia's President Santos and the people of Colombia.

  • NOK 50 million for cultural heritage

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The government is earmarking NOK 50 million for the upgrading of museum facilities and churches.

  • A cultural budget for activity and economic restructuring: NOK 13.5 billion for the cultural sector

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The government’s proposed cultural budget for 2017 totals NOK 13.5 billion and has three primary focus areas: cultural and creative industries, cultural heritage and broadening the funding base for arts and culture.

  • Broader funding for Norwegian art and culture

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The government is continuing its efforts to secure wider funding for the cultural sector, with the aim of strengthening cultural life and reinforcing the sector’s financial base. The government has proposed an increase of NOK 5 million in support

  • Norway welcomes Guterres as next UN Secretary-General

    2016-10-06 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘I am pleased that the Security Council has recommended the appointment of António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General. He is highly qualified and has the personal qualities needed to head the UN in a world where more and more people are being

  • Development of a full-scale CCS project

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Government proposes to grant 360 million Norwegian kroner for the continued planning of a full-scale CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) demonstration facility in Norway. The Government also proposes continued operations at the Technology Centre

  • NOK 26 billion to reduce disparities in Central and Southern Europe

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Around NOK 26 billion is being made available for reducing social and economic disparities in 15 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The negotiations on how this funding is to be used have already started.

  • Norway intensifies efforts in fragile states and regions

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The refugee crisis and large-scale humanitarian crises arising from conflicts, wars and terrorism have meant that we have had to increase our focus on fragile states and regions. Conflicts, wars and terrorism have catastrophic consequences for

  • Support for global education doubled

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government is delivering on its promise to double support for global education. 'We propose a record high allocation of NOK 3.4 billion for aid for education in 2017. There are 263 million children and young people who do not go to school

  • World leader in global health

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government proposes an allocation of more than NOK 3 billion to global health in next year's budget. This will mean that, in the current parliamentary term, we will have increased our funding for this area by NOK 600 million. Our direct support

  • Record high humanitarian budget again in 2017

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'There are several major humanitarian crises in the world today. The Government is therefore planning to increase Norway's allocation for humanitarian aid to just over NOK 5 billion in 2017. A large part of this will go to efforts in Syria and the

  • Increased funding for High North-related efforts

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In the budget proposal for 2017, the Government proposes an increase in funding for High North-related efforts from NOK 2.7 billion in 2016 to NOK 3.4 billion in 2017.

  • Job creation and business development crucial in fight against poverty

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Job creation and economic growth are vital for combating poverty. This is why the business development and job creation have been key areas in the Government's development policy since 2013. In the budget for 2017, the Government proposes an

  • Historic level of funding for education, humanitarian aid and health

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2017 amounts to 1 % of Norway's GNI and sets out a historic level of funding in many areas. The present Government has doubled support for education, increased humanitarian aid by 50 %, and increased funding