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  • Norway contributing to Ebola response in DR Congo

    2018-05-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government has decided to provide NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NOK 2 million of this amount will be used on equipment developed in Norway and

  • Public consultation on a proposal for a new Media Liability Act

    2018-05-25 News story Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture has presented a proposal for a new media liability act which gathers and modernises current regulation relating to media liability and editorial independence.

  • Deforestation of Brazils Amazon slowed down in 2017

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon fell by 12 per cent in the forest year 2017, compared with the year before, according to confirmed figures reported by Brazil's Ministry of Environment. -This is good news and encouraging figures for the Amazon, the

  • New ambassadors from the Republic of Korea, Cyprus, Nepal and Nigeria

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 24 May 2018.

  • OAG reviews the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative

    2018-05-24 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On Tuesday, 15 May, the Office of the Auditor General published a report from its management audit of the Climate and Forest Initiative - NICFI. -The report provides several useful insights and reminders, and we will follow up on the suggested

  • Introductory Speech to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

    2018-05-23 News story Ministry of Children and Equality

    On behalf of the Government of Norway on the occasion of the interactive dialogue with the Committee on the Rights of the Child 23-24 May 2018.

  • Three new F-35 aircraft to Norway

    2018-05-23 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On May 22, three new F-35 aircraft landed at Ørland Air Base in Norway. Six aircraft are now on Norwegian soil. - Our new F-35s are a major investment and the most important acquisition to strengthen the defence capabilities of our Armed Forces,

  • Revised budget: Norway to provide an extra NOK 130 million for the fight against marine litter

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is playing a leading role in the global effort to eliminate marine litter. The Government is proposing to increase funding for Norway's development programme to combat marine litter by NOK 130 million in 2018. This programme is a key element

  • Revised budget: Government scaling up funding for Norad's Knowledge Bank

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government is proposing to increase its allocation to technical cooperation on taxation through Norad's Knowledge Bank by NOK 13 million. This is one step on the way to doubling our support for 'tax for development' by 2020,' said Minister of

  • Revised budget: Norway allocates additional NOK 116 million to humanitarian assistance

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway's humanitarian budget has never been bigger than it is now, but the needs created by the world's humanitarian crises are continuing to grow. The Government has therefore proposed increasing the humanitarian budget by NOK 116 million. The

  • Foreign Minister concerned about spiralling violence

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned about the spiral of violence we are now seeing on the border between Israel and Gaza. I urge political leaders on both sides, in the strongest possible terms, to calm the situation down and show restraint, to avoid further

  • Increased allocation for efforts to promote freedom of religion or belief

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government has proposed a NOK 10 million increase in its funding for civil society's international efforts to promote human rights. This additional funding will be used to strengthen efforts to promote freedom of expression and freedom of

  • The Norwegian Government continues with the planning of a demonstration project for CO2 capture, transport and storage

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Today the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy presented its assessment of the full scale carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) project in Norway. The Government proposes to fund FEED studies (Front End Engineering and Design studies) with 80

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    Revised Budget 2018: Stronger growth, lower unemployment and a more sustainable welfare state

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy has recovered from the downturn induced by the 2014 drop in the oil price and is now characterized by optimism and solid growth. The 2018 Fiscal Budget approved last autumn is still well adapted to the economic situation, and

  • Outline of economic developments and fiscal policy

    2018-05-15 Press release Ministry of Finance

    In order to ensure simultaneous access to potentially market sensitive information The Ministry of Finance here unveils selected key figures prior to the budget release, which takes place at 10:45. A table with more detailed projections will be

  • Norway to chair UN expert group on nuclear disarmament verification

    2018-05-14 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway, represented by Special Representative for Disarmament Knut Langeland, was today chosen to chair the UN Group of Governmental Experts to consider the role of verification in advancing nuclear disarmament. The Group has been established

  • Foreign Minister fears greater instability in Middle East following opening of embassy

    2018-05-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am concerned that the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital could lead to greater instability in the region and make it more difficult to bring the parties to the negotiating table. Norway's view has been clearly conveyed to the

  • Helping young Europeans find work

    2018-05-14 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Almost 14 million young people in Europe are not in employment, education or training. The new regional EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment supports the most vulnerable among them, to help them gain a foothold in the labour market.

  • Norwegian statement on the South Sudan peace process

    2018-05-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a statement Norway welcomes that the IGAD High-level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) for peace in South Sudan will reconvene on 17 May.

  • Foreign Minister regrets US decision to withdraw from nuclear deal

    2018-05-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'President Trump's announcement this evening that the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose US nuclear sanctions is regrettable,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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