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  • Dublin transfers to Greece

    2017-06-01 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has instructed the Directorate of Immigration to resume the proceedings on Dublin transfers to Greece.

  • Disappointed that US to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    2017-06-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    ‘I am very disappointed that the Trump administration has decided to withdraw the US from the most important climate agreement the world has ever seen. Our efforts to combat climate change will continue undiminished,’ said Prime Minister Erna

  • NOK ten million to fight against illegal fishing in developing countries

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    'Illegal fishing is contributing to overexploitation of marine resources. Norway has some of the best managed fish stocks in the world. This is because we have good routines for controlling catches. We are now increasing our support for developing

  • Norwegian gifts to mark Finland's centenary

    2017-05-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture

    In 2017, Finland will celebrate its centenary of independence. Norway is marking the centenary by strengthening the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund and providing funding for a Norwegian sculpture.

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    Energy policies of Norway in a global context

    2017-05-30 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Tuesday, the International Energy Agency presents the evaluation of Norwegian energy policies in Oslo.

  • IEA: Energy policies of Norway in a global context

    2017-05-29 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    Watch the live stream of The International Energy Agency's (IEA) presentation on 30th of May, 08.30 CEST/GMT+2 on this page.

  • World unites to combat illegal fishing

    2017-05-29 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Fisheries ministers from around world have gathered in Oslo, and more than 50 countries were represented today when Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg opened the first meeting of the parties to an international agreement on combating

  • Unacceptable glorification of terrorist attacks

    2017-05-26 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Palestinian women’s centre in the village of Burqa on the West Bank has recently been named after Dalal Mughrabi. Dalal Mughrabi took part in a terrorist attack in Israel in 1978 that killed 37 civilians, including many children. The centre has

  • Air services negotiations with Iran

    2017-05-26 News story Ministry of Transport and Communications

    Norway will, together with Denmark and Sweden, hold air services negotiations with Iran on 29 - 30 May 2017 in Copenhagen. The main purpose of the negotiations is to modernize and liberalize the existing air services agreements between the

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    IMF: - Norway’s economy is recovering

    2017-05-24 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Norway’s economy is beginning to recover, says The International Monetary Fund (IMF). The recovery is supported by strong domestic demand and accommodative macroeconomic policies.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

    2017-05-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Manchester in the strongest possible terms. Our deepest sympathies go to those who have been affected and their families,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norway signs cooperation agreement with Portugal on blue and green growth

    2017-05-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and Portugal have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants, for a total of more than NOK 900 million. Of this amount, NOK 550 million (EUR 62 million) will be used to strengthen business, research and climate

  • Water intrusion at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    2017-05-22 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The Royal Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Statsbygg, Norway are implementing measures to prevent the season-dependent intrusion of water into the seed vault’s access tunnel. Until then: When water intrudes into the outer part of the seed vault,

  • Norway supporting efforts to fight cholera outbreak in Yemen

    2017-05-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The cholera outbreak in Yemen comes on top of an armed conflict and famine that are affecting a large proportion of the population. Norway is therefore increasing its humanitarian support to Yemen by NOK 10 million, and will continue to follow the

  • The Norwegian government invites you to take part in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    2017-05-19 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    The fight against antimicrobial resistance cannot be won by a single country. That is why the Norwegian Minister of Health- and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Mr. Jon Georg Dale and the Minister of Fisheries Mr.

  • The Norwegian government invites you to take part in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    2017-05-19 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The fight against antimicrobial resistance cannot be won by a single country. That is why the Norwegian Minister of Health- and Care Services, Mr. Bent Høie, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Mr. Jon Georg Dale and the Minister of Fisheries Mr.

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    Joshua French has arrived in Norway

    2017-05-17 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am very glad to be able to confirm that the Congolese authorities decided yesterday to transfer Joshua French to Norway. Mr French arrived in Norway today and is now receiving necessary medical attention. The strain on Mr French and those closest

  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Berlin

    2017-05-16 News story Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    On Tuesday 16 May, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes is visiting Berlin, to speak at a breakfast seminar with German parliamentarians.

  • Norway to host informal Nordic Prime Ministers’ meeting

    2017-05-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg will host a meeting of her Nordic colleagues in Bergen on 29 and 30 May.

  • Change among the political advisers

    2017-05-12 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Odd Hoen-Sevje as political adviser to Prime Minister Erna Solberg as of today 12 May 2017. He succeeds Mr. Hans Christian Kaurin Hansson, who will leave his post today.