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  • Norway sending large shipment of medical supplies to Ukraine

    08/03/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    There is a rapidly increasing need for medical supplies in Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. The war has led to shortages of all kinds of medicines, ranging from common painkillers to vital medicines such as insulin, heart medications and

  • Norway increases funding for UN efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees

    08/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is allocating NOK 250 million to UN efforts to provide assistance to Ukrainian refugees who have fled to Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt announced the allocation during her meeting with the UN

  • Terje Aasland appointed new Minister of Petroleum and Energy

    08/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Terje Aasland from Skien is the new Minister of Petroleum and Energy after Marte Mjøs Persen. He is a certified powerline worker, has been a parliament representative for 16 years and has been the leader of the of the parliament's Standing Committee

  • Changes among the political advisers

    07/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisers.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    07/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the Government

    07/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Forsvarsministeren avlyser Sverige-reise

    07/03/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    Forsvarsminister Odd Roger Enoksen må avlyse sin planlagte reise til Stockholm 8.-9. mars på grunn av korona. Enoksen skulle etter planen hatt møter med sin svenske kollega.

  • – Worrying reports of detentions in Russia

    06/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'There are worrying reports of widespread detentions of peaceful demonstrators in Russia', Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt said.

  • War against Ukraine affects relations with Russia

    05/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is reducing its contact with the Russian authorities to a minimum as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is in line with the actions of other European countries and allies. Cooperation that is essential to ensure Norway’s safety

  • Temporary collective protection for Ukrainians

    04/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Norway is offering temporary collective protection to Ukrainians and is establishing more places in reception centres.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    04/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisers.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    04/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has made changes in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes in the Government

    04/03/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.

  • Joint Statement on Arctic Council Cooperation following Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

    03/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States condemn Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and note the grave impediments to international cooperation, including in the Arctic, that Russia's actions have

  • Russia suspended from Council of the Baltic Sea States

    03/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) - Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the European Union - have decided to suspend Russia from further participation in the Council’s

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt on the blocking of Russian media outlets

    03/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Russia’s attacks on media freedom by blocking independent media outlets Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd are state censorship and human rights violations The Russian regime’s attempts to cover up its aggression in Ukraine will fail.

  • Most teachers and nurses live in their home county after completing their studies

    03/03/2022 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    A new report from Statistics Norway shows that people who train to become preschool teachers, teachers, nurses and social workers are more likely to study in their home county and remain there after completing their education. One important reason

  • Examinations cancelled by government

    03/03/2022 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    The government has decided to cancel most of the ordinary examinations scheduled for primary, lower and upper secondary school this spring.

  • Statement from Friends of Sudan

    02/03/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union, as members of the Friends of Sudan welcome the publication by the UN Integrated

  • UNEA: Agreement in Nairobi on global deal against plastic pollution

    02/03/2022 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    World leaders agreed on a new international, binding agreement on plastic pollution through a full lifecycle approach to be finalised by 2024. The decision marks a historical achievement in the global cooperation against plastic pollution.