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  • Nordic Defence ministers meet in Finland

    2017-11-06 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The meeting of the Nordic defence ministers will be held in Helsinki on 6 to 7 November. Finland holds the chairmanship of Nordefco in 2017.

  • – Receiving the first F-35 Lightning II is a major milestone for Norway

    2017-11-04 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On November 3rd, three Norwegian F-35 aircraft flew from Fort Worth, Texas and landed at Ørland Air Base, Norway.

  • Offering to the UN a two year long rotational concept on military transport aircraft to the UN’s peacekeeping operation in Mali

    2017-11-03 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - We are very pleased to announce that Denmark, Belgium, Norway and Portugal today signed a new Letter of Intent prolonging the air transport services to the UN mission in Mali from November 2018 till November 2020, says Norway`s Minister of Defence

  • Norway strengthening cooperation with Greece

    2017-10-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on funding totalling EUR 116.7 million under the EEA and Norway Grants. Job creation and business development will be a new and important priority area. The agreement also builds on

  • Information to the press regarding first F35's to Norway

    2017-10-29 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The time has come for Norway to receive our first F-35 Lightning II to norway. On the day of the Royal Norwegian Air Force's 73rd anniversary, on November 10th 2017, the F-35 aircraft arrival will be celebrated. The ceremony takes place at Ørland

  • Regulations relating to American lobster imports

    2017-10-27 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has sent out a consultation document with proposals for amendments to the Regulation relating to alien organisms. The proposed amendments entail that the current prohibition against imports of live American

  • Exports of defence-related products from Norway in 2016

    2017-10-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In 2016, Norway exported arms and military equipment for around NOK 3.6 billion. This is an increase of 10 % from 2015.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-10-27 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg, and resigns as political adviser.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-10-27 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Frode G. Hestnes as state secretary to Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie, and he has been appointed state secretary to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • New President of Efta Surveillance Authority

    2017-10-25 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Ambassador Bente Angell-Hansen will take over the presidency of the Efta Surveillance Authority on 1 January 2018. 'We look forward to continuing our close, constructive dialogue with the Authority under Ms Angell-Hansen's leadership,' said Minister

  • The National Budget for 2018: Continued focus on transport

    2017-10-25 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen says “With an increase of the transport budget of more than four billion kroner the government is contributing to reducing unemployment, increasing competitiveness for trade & industry and

  • Norway to increase humanitarian aid for Rohingya crisis

    2017-10-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The situation in the overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh is dire. Norway is now providing an additional NOK 25 million for humanitarian efforts to alleviate the Rohingya crisis,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Positive forest statistics from Brazil – but world rainforests under rising pressure

    2017-10-20 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Fresh figures from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) indicate that deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon decreased by 16 per cent in the past year compared with the year before. Nevertheless, forests in many parts of the world

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    Changes in the Government

    2017-10-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

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

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2017-10-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Due to the changes in the Government today, changes have been made in the list of state secretaries.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-10-20 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisers.

  • New ambassadors from Portugal, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan and Panama

    2017-10-19 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19. October 2017.

  • Realising the commercial potential of the sea

    2017-10-17 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Government aims to bolster Norway's profile as a leading maritime nation, and is allocating funds to secure more knowledge about new marine species and the Arctic.

  • Discontinuing coal activities at Svea and Lunckefjell

    2017-10-17 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Government is proposing a discontinuation of coal operations at Svea and Lunckefjell, and will allocate NOK 141 million for clean-up in the mines in 2018.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-10-16 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Syver Hanke as political adviser to Minister of Education and Research Henrik Asheim, in state secretary Magnus Thue’s leave of absence.