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  • Norwegian support to dialogue and cooperation in Cyprus

    29/08/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The last few months, the UN has given important positions in Cyprus to two Norwegians. Did you know that Norway also provides substantial support for dialogue and reconciliation across the divide through the EEA and Norway Grants?

  • Norway to provide a further NOK 50 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq

    26/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore

  • New follow-up plan for veterans in Norway

    26/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian government has released a follow-up plan for the support and care of personnel before, during and after international service.

  • Ceasefire in Gaza encouraging

    26/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘After 50 days of violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is encouraging that a ceasefire agreement has been reached,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • New deadline for the parties in South Sudan

    26/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘It is regrettable that the parties to the conflict in South Sudan have failed to fulfil their obligations to introduce a ceasefire and establish a framework for the formation of a transitional government, as they agreed in June. I urge the parties

  • The Minister of Petroleum and Energys calendar during Offshore Northern Seas (ONS).

    25/08/2014 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Minister of Petroleum and Energys calendar during Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Monday 25th of August 12.30 Host at the Summit Lunch 14.30 Tour of the exhibition area together with HRH Crown Prince

  • Historic peace talks on Colombia

    23/08/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘This has been a historic week in the peace negotiations in Colombia. Never before in any peace process have the victims been invited to participate at the negotiating table,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Supply and service industry visit in southern Norway

    22/08/2014 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien visited National Oilwell Varco in Søgne, outside Kristiansand, on Tuesday the 12th of August. National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in providing goods and services for the petroleum industry.

  • Environmental and Energy efficiency co-operation with Ukraine

    21/08/2014 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    A youth delegation from Ukraine visited the Ministry of Climate and Environment August 2014.

  • MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going

    18/08/2014 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest

  • Norway and Egypt to host donor conference for Gaza

    18/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza. The invitations to the conference, to be held in Cairo, will be duly extended

  • Restrictive measures against Russia

    15/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has today adopted new restrictive measures against Russia, in line with the decision announced on 11 August. The new regulations were adopted today by the King in Council, and enter into force immediately.

  • Norway to implement new restrictive measures against Russia

    11/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The Government will align itself with the EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia. Since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, Norway has stood united with the EU and other like-minded countries in responding to Russia’s violations of

  • Norway concerned by failure to meet South Sudan peace deadline

    10/08/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The failure to meet the deadline for establishing a transitional government in South Sudan is unacceptable and puts millions of people’s lives at risk,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Norway condemns persecution in northern Iraq and calls for international investigation

    10/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by NOK 50 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Aspaker about russian ban

    08/08/2014 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    I am informed that the measures carried out by Russia against the import of foodstuffs from the EU, Canada, USA and Australia also will have an impact on the Norwegian seafood industry. We are following the situation carefully, and we are in a close

  • Norway condemns attacks on religious minorities in the Middle East

    07/08/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am deeply concerned about the ISIL offensive and the fact that the Iraqi authorities are losing control of more and more large areas of the country. This has also had serious consequences for the situation of Christians and religious minorities

  • Foreign Minister Brende: ‘Regrettable Russian import ban’

    07/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Russia’s import ban is completely unreasonable. The fact that Russia is implementing these measures shows how important it is that we stand together with our allies and partners in responding to Russia’s destabilisation of Ukraine. I agree with the

  • Foreign Minister Brende concerned about South Sudan peace talks

    05/08/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very concerned about the latest setback in the South Sudan peace talks. I urge both parties to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan

    05/08/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I condemn the killing of a Norwegian People’s Aid employee in South Sudan yesterday,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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