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  • Changes among the political advisers

    28/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim resigns as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, as of 28 January 2019.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    25/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Aksel Jakobsen as state secretary to Minister of International Development, Mr. Dag Inge Ulstein.

  • Elections needed to resolve crisis in Venezuela

    24/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I expect the Venezuelan Government to meet the legitimate demands of the Venezuelan people, and to respect the mandate and role of the democratically elected National Assembly under the Constitution. The Government must initiate a political process

  • Expanded Norwegian Government headed by four female leaders

    22/01/2019 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg expanded her Coalition Government Tuesday, to include the Christian Democratic Party along with coalition partners The Progressive Party and The Liberal Party.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    22/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, Ms. Kristine Lie resigns as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Bård André Hoksrud, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Public Security Ingvil Smines

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    Changes in the Government

    22/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    22/01/2019 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • New ambassadors from Turkey, Lebanon, Liberia and Mozambique

    17/01/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 17 January 2019.

  • Record number of Awards in Predefined Areas 2018

    15/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy offers 83 production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf) in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2018 (APA 2018).

  • Eriksen Søreide met with foreign minister Aidarbekov, Kyrgyz Republic

    15/01/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chingiz Aidarbekov, paid an official visit to Norway on 15 January. In Oslo, he met with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

    11/01/2019 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

  • Signing of U.S. - Norway Bilateral Maritime Arrangement

    11/01/2019 News story Ministry of Defence

    January 9th 2019, the United States and Government of Norway signed an Arrangement which advances maritime threat response collaboration between the two nations. At a ceremony, hosted by the White House National Security Council, the Arrangement was

  • Norwegian Government launches new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    11/01/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government’s new National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is being launched today at the Nobel Peace Center. The goal is to ensure that the rights, needs and priorities of both women and men are safeguarded throughout all Norwegian

  • Statement on the 11th parliamentary election i Bangladesh

    03/01/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway commends the many Bangladeshis who exercised their democratic right to vote on election day, 30 December 2018, and welcomes the opposition’s decision to contest the elections for the first time in 10 years,’ said State Secretary Marianne

  • Norway provides NOK 75 million to UN Peacebuilding Fund

    28/12/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is providing NOK 75 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund. A good deal of this funding will be channelled to the vulnerable Sahel region.

  • Troika statement on South Sudan 21 December

    22/12/2018 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Troika (United States, Norway, and the UK) join IGAD in condemning the harassment and abuse of monitors from the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mission (CTSAMVM) on Tuesday 18 December.

  • Brexit: Preparedness in the financial markets area – follow-up of EU Commission decisions

    20/12/2018 News story Ministry of Finance

    In a press release 16th November 2018, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance stated that if the EU takes measures in the Financial Markets area to address Brexit without a transition period, the Norwegian authorities will ensure corresponding and

  • Regulation on contract continuity

    20/12/2018 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has today adopted a temporary regulation allowing firms established outside the EEA, which 29th March 2019 could conduct investment activities in Norway based on home state authorisation and supervision according to

  • Endringer blant de politiske rådgiverne

    20/12/2018 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth as political adviser to Prime Minister Erna Solberg, as of 14 January 2019.

  • Benedicte Bjørnland appointed as new Police Commissioner

    20/12/2018 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Government has appointes Marie Benedicte Bjørnland som ny as Commissioner for the National Police Directorate.

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