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  • Norway has ordered five Boeing P-8A Poseidon

    2017-04-04 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway has ordered five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide announced on 29 March in Oslo.

  • Sound management of the Government Pension Fund

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    - The Government Pension Fund represents our joint savings and is a key part of Norway’s fiscal policy framework. The Fund is managed in a transparent and sustainable manner. Both Norges Bank and Folketrygdfondet have performed well over time, says

  • Investment strategy decisions for the GFPG

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The equity share, investments in unlisted infrastructure, as well as guidelines for government bonds, are key issues addressed in the white paper on the management of the Fund in 2016.

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    Safeguarding Norway for the future

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister

    - Norway stands well equipped to face its future challenges. As a country, we have been lucky, and we have made wise decisions. The choices we make in the coming years must help to preserve Norway as a good country to live in for future generations,

  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg to visit China

    2017-03-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will lead a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China from 7 to 10 April. The main purpose of the visit is to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China.

  • Troika statement on South Sudan

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

  • New ambassadors from Spain, Namibia, Bahrain and Chad

    2017-03-30 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 30 March 2017.

  • Norway extends its force contribution to the International Coalition against ISIL

    2017-03-28 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Government extends the mandate for the Norwegian military force based in Jordan. The task remains unchanged: To train, advice and support to local Syrian groups in their fight against ISIL.

  • Norway increases famine response to NOK 673 million

    2017-03-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. 'We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its

  • First ever white paper on the place of the oceans in Norwegian foreign and development policy

    2017-03-24 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister

    'The Government is stepping up its efforts to promote Norway's ocean interests. We intend to make sustainable use of the oceans a global priority,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. This is the first time a Norwegian government has

  • State Secretary presented Norwegian CCS policy in the European Parliament

    2017-03-24 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    State Secretary Ingvil Smines Tybring‐Gjedde presented Norwegian CCS policy at a seminar in the European Parliament on Thursday.

  • Happy anniversary, Nordic countries!

    2017-03-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Helsinki Treaty - the foundation of Nordic cooperation - was signed 55 years ago today. This anniversary is being celebrated with events and flags flying throughout the region. ‘Strategic Nordic cooperation is absolutely essential,’ said Frank

  • Norway launches innovative learning games for children affected by war and crisis

    2017-03-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway has today launched a new development tool that makes it possible for children to learn to read in areas where schools have been bombed and teachers and families have been forced to flee. With the help of some of the world’s tech giants,

  • Three years since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea

    2017-03-16 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 18 March, it will be three years since Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. The international reactions to the annexation have been strong, and Norway stands together with its allies and partners in response to Russia's actions.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2017-03-16 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q1/17 from Norges Bank.

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    Invitation to Nordic-Baltic ministerial conference on digitalisation

    2017-03-14 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner and Minister for Nordic Co-operation and Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen are seeking closer Nordic-Baltic co-operation on digitalisation. On 24 and

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    The right to decide about one’s own life

    2017-03-09 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Office of the Prime Minister

    The Norwegian Government is strengthening the efforts to prevent and combat negative social control, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. An Action Plan consisting five priority areas and 28 measures was launched by Prime Minister Erna

  • Norway to co-host international conference for Syria on 5 April

    2017-03-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is to co-host an international conference on the future of Syria and the region on 5 April in Brussels. ‘In order to be able to address the humanitarian needs and support efforts to find political solutions to the Syria crisis, it is

  • Statement on Kosovo Security Force

    2017-03-09 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I urge Kosovo authorities to refrain from transformation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into an armed force without a constitutional change and an inclusive political process,' said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Norway adjusts its contribution to the Counter ISIL Coalition in Iraq

    2017-03-07 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Norway is currently providing approximately 60 military personnel to the Counter ISIL (C-ISIL) Coalition Training Centre in Erbil in North Iraq. The Norwegian government decided 6 March 2017, based on the C-ISIL Coalition´s needs, to move the