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  • Norway to provide weapons to Ukraine

    28/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government has decided that Norway will give M72 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

  • The Government Pension Fund Global to exit Russia

    28/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today informed the Fund manager Norges Bank to immediately freeze all investments made by the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) in Russia. The Ministry has further requested Norges Bank to prepare a plan for the

  • Norway to increase support to Ukraine and provide military equipment

    27/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government has allocated up to NOK 2 billion for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, and will provide military equipment such as helmets and bulletproof vests to the war-torn country. The Government will also align itself with the

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to Russia

    27/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has now revised its travel advice for Russia and is advising against all travel to the country.

  • ‘I am hoping for a historic decision from the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi’

    25/02/2022 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Minister of Climate and the Environment Espen Barth Eide is travelling to Nairobi where Norway will hold the presidency of the fifth session of United Nations’ Environment Assembly. One of Norway’s key goals is to take a decision to start the

  • Norway strongly condemns Russian attacks

    24/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. This attack is a serious violation of international law and will have dramatic consequences for the people of Ukraine,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

  • Statement by the Nordic Ministers of Defence regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    24/02/2022 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic countries strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Nordic Ministers of Defence call on Russia to immediately cease its military action and withdraw its military forces from in and around Ukraine. Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a

  • Norway condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine

    24/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘Norway condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. This attack is a serious violation of international law and endangers the lives of innocent people,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre

  • Condemns Russia's attack on Ukraine

    24/02/2022 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I strongly condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine', Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt said.

  • OECD on the Norwegian economy: High activity and challenges for fiscal policy

    22/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Finance

    OECD today published their biannual survey of the Norwegian economy, with recommendations on how the government should face important challenges ahead. The report illustrates the high activity of the Norwegian economy heading out of the pandemic. At

  • Working to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities

    22/02/2022 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    On 16-17 February, the second Global Disability Summit was held in Norway. At the digital Summit, a number of world leaders stated their intention to give greater priority to working to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities in the years

  • Three in ten daycare facilities do not meet educational standards

    22/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    New figures show that three in ten daycare facilities in Norway do not meet the required educational standards. The government is now initiating work to develop a new strategy to provide children with better daycare provision, which will, among

  • Construction of the permanent 22 July Centre is beginning now

    22/02/2022 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    The 22 July Centre is returning to the Cabinet Building in the Government Quarter. Statsbygg has been tasked with building the permanent centre, which will be completed in 2025.

  • Norway to increase humanitarian support for civilians in Afghanistan

    21/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is alarming. Norway is therefore now increasing its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan by NOK 86 million. The support will be channelled through Norwegian humanitarian organisations,’ said Minister of Foreign

  • New state secretary

    18/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s Council of State, The King has appointed Mr. Odd Steinar Åfar Viseth as acting state secretary to Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård, in the period that state secretary Johan Vasara settles parental leave, effective as of 1 March 2022.

  • Government launches strategy for disability-inclusive development

    16/02/2022 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre opened the Global Disability Summit and launched Norway’s new strategy for promoting inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in Norwegian development cooperation.

  • Prime Minister opens the Global Disability Summit 2022

    16/02/2022 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will open the second global summit on inclusion of persons with disabilities today. The Summit is co-hosted by Norway, Ghana, and the International Disability Alliance (IDA), and is being held on a digital platform.

  • Norway is increasing its contribution to NATO enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania

    15/02/2022 News story Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is strengthening its force contribution in the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Lithuania with up to 60 soldiers with a core of one mechanized infantry unit.

  • New seeds to Svalbard vault enhances global food security

    13/02/2022 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Some 22 000 new seed samples from 10 gene banks in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Europe will be deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on 14 February 11:00 CET.

  • Only people with symptoms should get tested

    12/02/2022 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Government is no longer advising household members and corresponding close relations to get tested after close contact with a person with COVID-19. Now adults should only get tested if they develop symptoms, while children in