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  • Education and reorientation

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Government is creating jobs for the future by investing in education, research and innovation. In the national budget for 2017, the Government proposes to raise efforts on early intervention in primary schools and increase funding for research,

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    A budget to promote employment, welfare, and security

    2016-10-06 Press release Ministry of Finance

    “Norway will emerge stronger from the challenging restructuring the economy now experiences. The Budget for 2017 contains targeted measures to counteract unemployment in the regions and industries that are hardest hit by the drop in oil prices. The

  • Norway to maintain a high level of aid for Afghanistan

    2016-10-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway is a long-term partner for Afghanistan. We intend to maintain our current level of aid to the country, approximately NOK 700 million a year, in the period 2017 to 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Mr Brende

  • Important to continue the dialogue in Colombia

    2016-10-05 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende welcomes the continued dialogue between various political actors in Colombia following the referendum on the peace agreement. ‘I hope that it will be possible to find a solution to the difficult situation

  • Norway increases humanitarian support for Nigeria and the areas around Lake Chad

    2016-10-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The humanitarian crisis in parts of Nigeria and the areas around Lake Chad is having a severe impact on an already impoverished population. The Government is now increasing its aid to the region by NOK 20 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • White paper on UN complaints procedures

    2016-09-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government today presented a white paper assessing whether Norway should ratify the optional protocols on procedures for individual complaints under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on

  • Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

    2016-09-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Rafto Prize, Iraqi feminist Yanar Mohammed. She has for many years been a courageous champion of women's rights in Iraq,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Norwegian Minister of Culture announces her bid for the Vice-presidency of WADA

    2016-09-29 News story Ministry of Culture

    Statement from Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture:

  • Norwegian Prime Minister pays tribute to Shimon Peres

    2016-09-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘It was with great sorrow that I received news of the death of former President Shimon Peres. We have lost a great statesman and a courageous politician who never relinquished his vision of peace in the Middle East. Mr Peres maintained his

  • AIM Norway established as a state-owned limited company

    2016-09-27 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM Norway) was today established as a state-owned limited company. The company will be better suited for commercial activities in the intentional defence market by opening up for a broader ownership

  • Joining forces for international anti-doping work

    2016-09-27 News story Ministry of Culture

    - I am glad to say that we had a fruitful meeting, and that the president of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, appreciated the Norwegian initiative and support.

  • Norway to establish embassy in Mali

    2016-09-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Tore Hattrem as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.

  • New ambassadors from Sudan, Germany, Ukraine and Estonia

    2016-09-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their credentials to His Majesty King Harald V on 22 September 2016.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2016-09-22 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 Q3/16 from Norges Bank.

  • Norway increases funding to UN peace and security efforts

    2016-09-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage

  • APA 2016: High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway

    2016-09-21 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday 6th of September 2016. 33 companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas

  • Donors welcome strengthened economic cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian authorities

    2016-09-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ’Despite the financial hardship facing the Palestinian government, I welcome all constructive steps that will contribute to strengthening the Palestinian economy. Both parties have proven that through leadership and compromise, progress is

  • Chair's Summary of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC)

    2016-09-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    New York, 19 September 2016

  • Norway condemns bombing of aid convoy in Syria

    2016-09-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am appalled and horrified that a large aid convoy has been bombed today, and that crucial emergency relief for the people of Syria will not reach those in need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.