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  • Framtidige anskaffelser til forsvarssektoren 2018-2025 (FAF 2018-2025)

    2018-03-14 News story Ministry of Defence

    This document gives an overview of future acquisitions for the Norwegian Defence Sector in the period 2018 - 2025.

  • Four years since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea

    2018-03-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol violated fundamental principles of international law. It has therefore had major consequences not just for Ukraine but also for the international order and for global security,' said State

  • Key figures for the Norwegian economy - March 2018

    2018-03-12 News story Ministry of Finance

    Economic growth is likely to pick up further over the next two years, and will already this year be above trend. Improved labour market conditions is set to continue.

  • Norway’s Deputy Minister Visits Malawi with International Treaty

    2018-03-07 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Hanne Maren Blafjelldal, Norway’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food joined FAO’s International Treaty Secretary, Kent Nnadozie, on a very special field mission in Africa today - to visit farmers’ fields in Malawi.

  • Norway to increase support to the Western Balkans by NOK 140 million in 2018

    2018-03-07 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is almost doubling its development assistance to the Western Balkans, with an increase from NOK 175 million in 2017 to NOK 319 million in 2018.

  • Capital in a time of change

    2018-03-02 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Press release from the Capital Access Commission

  • New report on business and industry's access to capital

    2018-03-02 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    According to a new report, there is a potential for improvement in the capital market, for example when it comes to connecting entrepreneurs and investors.

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    New regulation on monetary policy

    2018-03-02 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The King in Council has today issued a new regulation on monetary policy. The new regulation modernises the regulation issued in 2001.

  • Working group on a central credit register in Norway

    2018-02-28 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Ministry of Finance has appointed a working group to assess whether a central credit register should be established in Norway, as prescribed by a regulation from the ECB on the collection of granular credit and credit risk data. The

  • Norway’s military contribution to the fight against ISIL in 2018

    2018-02-28 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway will continue its contribution to the fight against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Norway will maintain its troop contributions from the Army and the Special Forces after March 2018, and will in addition deploy a medical unit to Iraq.

  • Chronic Wasting Disease: All known animals in Nordfjella dispatched

    2018-02-27 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Norwegian Environment Agency reports that the last known group of wild reindeer of Zone 1 in Nordfjella has been felled. Now the area is to be searched to make sure it is cleared of animals. 17 cases of CWD have been detected in reindeer from

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2018-02-27 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Fredrik Tronhuus as political adviser to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie, in political adviser Julie Midtgarden Remen’s leave of absence.

  • 1 million seed samples are now stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2018-02-26 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Today, just over 76,000 new seed samples were carried into Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. This means that the seed vault now holds more than 1 million seed samples from gene banks worldwide. Norway's Miinister for Agriculture and

  • Norway increases funding for UN human rights efforts

    2018-02-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway entered into a four-year agreement on support for UN human rights efforts. 'Human rights and democracy are under considerable pressure in many parts of the world. It is therefore important that Norway is increasing its support to the

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    The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2018 Preliminary Report

    2018-02-26 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: Preliminary Report 2018

  • Norway supports civilian capacity building for the G5 Sahel joint force

    2018-02-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The increased funding will go to a civilian component of the G5 Sahel cooperation, including capacity building within international humanitarian law and human rights.

  • The government proposes to allocate 100 million NOK to upgrade the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2018-02-23 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    After ten years of operation, it is time for technical improvements at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The measures are part of a long-term plan to enhance the performance and extend the viability of the seed vault. The government is now proposing a

  • Ten-year anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2018-02-22 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale in cooperation with Crop Trust and NordGen is pleased to host a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Svalbard Global Seed Vault. From February 25. to 27., depositors and partners from all over the

  • Norwegian Government calls on aid sector to intensify efforts to prevent sexual exploitation

    2018-02-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup are urging all partner organisations that receive funding from Norway to intensify their efforts to prevent sexual harassment, violence and

  • Norway concerned over State of Emergency in Ethiopia

    2018-02-21 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'As a good friend and strategic partner of Ethiopia I was concerned when learning of the re-imposition of a State of Emergency in Ethiopia, so soon after the last State of Emergency was lifted,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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