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  • World unites to combat illegal fishing

    2017-05-29 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Fisheries ministers from around world have gathered in Oslo, and more than 50 countries were represented today when Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg opened the first meeting of the parties to an international agreement on combating

  • Unacceptable glorification of terrorist attacks

    2017-05-26 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Palestinian women’s centre in the village of Burqa on the West Bank has recently been named after Dalal Mughrabi. Dalal Mughrabi took part in a terrorist attack in Israel in 1978 that killed 37 civilians, including many children. The centre has

  • Air services negotiations with Iran

    2017-05-26 News story Ministry of Transport and Communications

    Norway will, together with Denmark and Sweden, hold air services negotiations with Iran on 29 - 30 May 2017 in Copenhagen. The main purpose of the negotiations is to modernize and liberalize the existing air services agreements between the

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    IMF: - Norway’s economy is recovering

    2017-05-24 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Norway’s economy is beginning to recover, says The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The recovery is supported by strong domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

    2017-05-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Manchester in the strongest possible terms. Our deepest sympathies go to those who have been affected and their families,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway signs cooperation agreement with Portugal on blue and green growth

    2017-05-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Portugal have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants, for a total of more than NOK 900 million. Of this amount, NOK 550 million (EUR 62 million) will be used to strengthen business, research and climate

  • Water intrusion at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2017-05-22 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Royal Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Statsbygg, Norway are implementing measures to prevent the season-dependent intrusion of water into the seed vault’s access tunnel. Until then: When water intrudes into the outer part of the seed vault,

  • Norway supporting efforts to fight cholera outbreak in Yemen

    2017-05-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The cholera outbreak in Yemen comes on top of an armed conflict and famine that are affecting a large proportion of the population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen by NOK 10 million, and will continue to follow the

  • The Norwegian government invites you to take part in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    2017-05-19 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The fight against antimicrobial resistance cannot be won by a single country. That is why the Norwegian Minister of Health- and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Mr. Jon Georg Dale and the Minister of Fisheries Mr.

  • The Norwegian government invites you to take part in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    2017-05-19 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The fight against antimicrobial resistance cannot be won by a single country. That is why the Norwegian Minister of Health- and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Mr. Jon Georg Dale and the Minister of Fisheries Mr.

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    Joshua French has arrived in Norway

    2017-05-17 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very glad to be able to confirm that the Congolese authorities decided yesterday to transfer Joshua French to Norway. Mr French arrived in Norway today and is now receiving necessary medical attention. The strain on Mr French and those closest

  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Berlin

    2017-05-16 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Tuesday 16 May, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes is visiting Berlin, to speak at a breakfast seminar with German parliamentarians.

  • Norway to host informal Nordic Prime Ministers’ meeting

    2017-05-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg will host a meeting of her Nordic colleagues in Bergen on 29 and 30 May.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2017-05-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Odd Hoen-Sevje as political adviser to Prime Minister Erna Solberg as of today 12 May 2017. He succeeds Mr. Hans Christian Kaurin Hansson, who will leave his post today.

  • Government increases support for sexual and reproductive health

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway is one of the largest donors to gender equality and women's health efforts, but the needs in this area are still great. In the revised budget, the Government has proposed to increase Norway's support for promoting sexual and reproductive

  • Increased support for religious minorities

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Religious minorities are particularly vulnerable in situations of war and conflict, and are overrepresented among those living in extreme poverty. In the revised budget, the Government has proposed an additional allocation of NOK 10 million to

  • Norway increases support to Tunisia

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Government has proposed to increase its support to Tunisia by NOK 10 million. It is important that Tunisia succeeds in its process of democratic consolidation and is able to stand out as a success story in a troubled region,’ said Minister of

  • Close to NOK 1 billion in additional famine relief in 2017

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed to increase its allocation to humanitarian efforts by NOK 274 million in the revised budget.

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    A budget to promote employment, welfare, and security

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The economic policies introduced in the 2017 Budget are proving effective. In the Revised Budget for 2017, the Government is therefore maintaining its focus on job creation, welfare, and security.

  • Free HPV vaccine to boys

    2017-05-11 Press release Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Government will offer HPV vaccine to all 7th grade boys as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme. The offer will be introduced from the school year 2018/2019.