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  • Amendments to environmental regulations in Svalbard

    09/02/2024 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian Government has adopted several amendments to the environmental regulations in Svalbard. The purpose is to protect wildlife, and one of the largest wilderness areas left in Europe.

  • Norway provide more NASAMs to Ukraine

    09/02/2024 News story Ministry of Defence, Office of the Prime Minister

    The Government proposes to the Norwegian Parliament to order a further ten launch units and four fire control centers of the air defense system NASAMS from Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace (KDA). This is done in addition to repurchasing the equipment

  • Norway providing NOK 275 million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

    07/02/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The war in Gaza started four months ago today. The situation is catastrophic. There is a shortage of all essential items and people are facing daily threats to their lives and safety. UNRWA is the backbone of humanitarian efforts in Gaza. I am

  • Important dialogue with China

    05/02/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It's important to maintain dialogue and cooperation with China on current international affairs and the global economy. We have discussed the wars in the Middle East and Ukraine, the situation in the Red Sea, and the need for cooperation on climate

  • Norway and USA agree on additional agreed facilities and areas under the SDCA

    02/02/2024 News story Ministry of Defence

    Today, Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram and U.S. ambassador to Norway, Marc Nathanson, signed an amendment agreement under the Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement (SDCA). The agreement declares intent to establish eight additional agreed

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    Norway’s support to Ukraine is of vital importance

    02/02/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine is helping Ukraine both to defend its people and territory against Russia’s attacks and to maintain critical public functions.

  • Norway extends agreement on medical evacuation from Ukraine

    02/02/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Norway is extending its cooperation with the EU on transporting Ukrainian patients to Norway and other European hospitals for medical treatment. Norway will continue the medical evacuation operation until November 2024.

  • Norway to open embassy office in Moldova

    02/02/2024 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is strengthening its presence in Moldova by opening an embassy office in the capital Chișinău.

  • Ongoing concerns about situation in Myanmar three years after coup

    01/02/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The situation in Myanmar is deeply worrying. Three years after the military coup, the country is contending with a humanitarian crisis that has led to widespread human suffering,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Joint Statement Marking Three Years Since the Military Coup in Myanmar

    01/02/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The following is the text of a joint statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union, and the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,

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    New measures to ensure continued control of immigration

    30/01/2024 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion, Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is continuing with full force. More than half of the Ukrainian refugees who arrive in the Nordic countries seek protection in Norway. Norway will continue to provide support for Ukrainians, but is imposing more

  • Norway and Norwegian literature in focus at the Cairo International Book Fair

    29/01/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘As Guest of Honour at the Cairo Book Fair we have a unique opportunity to make Norwegian authors more widely known in the Arabic-speaking world. In difficult times such as these, cultural cooperation and dialogue can help to build bridges and

  • Statement on UNRWA

    28/01/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement by Norway’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Espen Barth Eide, on the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

  • Statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the International Court of Justice's order

    26/01/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague today announced an order in South Africa's case against Israel.

  • Changes in the Government

    23/01/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Changes among the political advisers

    23/01/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Ms. Signe Bjotveit resigns as political adviser to Minister of Research and Higher Education, Ms. Sandra Borch, and is appointed as political adviser to Minister of Research and Higher Education, Mr. Oddmund Hoel.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    23/01/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has made changes among the state secretaries.

  • New ambassadors from Egypt, Qatar, Oman and Zambia

    19/01/2024 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four ambassadors presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 18 January 2024.

  • Norway allocates two billion Norwegian kroner to increase production capacity of ammunition

    17/01/2024 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian government allocates two billion kroner to increase production capacity in the Norwegian defence industry, mainly for artillery ammunition. The government has already allocated approximately one billion NOK to increase the Norwegian

  • 62 new production licenses offered in the APA 2023 licensing round

    16/01/2024 Press release Ministry of Energy

    The Norwegian Ministry of Energy offers 62 new production licenses on the Norwegian continental shelf in the APA 2023 licensing round. Last year, 47 licenses were awarded.

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