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  • Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Rafto Prize winner

    2016-09-29 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Rafto Prize, Iraqi feminist Yanar Mohammed. She has for many years been a courageous champion of women's rights in Iraq,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • The Norwegian Minister of Culture announces her bid for the Vice-presidency of WADA

    2016-09-29 News story Ministry of Culture

    Statement from Linda Hofstad Helleland, Minister of Culture:

  • Norwegian Prime Minister pays tribute to Shimon Peres

    2016-09-28 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘It was with great sorrow that I received news of the death of former President Shimon Peres. We have lost a great statesman and a courageous politician who never relinquished his vision of peace in the Middle East. Mr Peres maintained his

  • AIM Norway established as a state-owned limited company

    2016-09-27 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM Norway) was today established as a state-owned limited company. The company will be better suited for commercial activities in the intentional defence market by opening up for a broader ownership

  • Joining forces for international anti-doping work

    2016-09-27 News story Ministry of Culture

    - I am glad to say that we had a fruitful meeting, and that the president of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, appreciated the Norwegian initiative and support.

  • Norway to establish embassy in Mali

    2016-09-23 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2016-09-23 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has honourably discharged Mr. Tore Hattrem as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.

  • New ambassadors from Sudan, Germany, Ukraine and Estonia

    2016-09-23 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Four new ambassadors to Norway presented their credentials to His Majesty King Harald V on 22 September 2016.

  • Countercyclical buffer unchanged

    2016-09-22 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with the advice for Q3/16 from Norges Bank.

  • Norway increases funding to UN peace and security efforts

    2016-09-21 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Violent conflicts are increasing in number and in complexity. Their humanitarian consequences are devastating, and a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes. ‘Preventing conflicts is infinitely preferable to repairing the damage

  • APA 2016: High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway

    2016-09-21 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday 6th of September 2016. 33 companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas

  • Donors welcome strengthened economic cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian authorities

    2016-09-20 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ’Despite the financial hardship facing the Palestinian government, I welcome all constructive steps that will contribute to strengthening the Palestinian economy. Both parties have proven that through leadership and compromise, progress is

  • Chair's Summary of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC)

    2016-09-20 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    New York, 19 September 2016

  • Norway condemns bombing of aid convoy in Syria

    2016-09-19 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I am appalled and horrified that a large aid convoy has been bombed today, and that crucial emergency relief for the people of Syria will not reach those in need,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Kjartan Sekkingstad safe in the Philippines

    2016-09-18 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘It is with satisfaction and relief that I can confirm Kjartan Sekkingstad has now been taken to safety in the Philippines after he was released yesterday. This has been a challenging case and an extraordinary strain on Sekkingstad himself and his

  • Regional Management Authorities decided culling of wolves

    2016-09-18 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian Regional Management Authorities decided last Friday to authorize the culling of 47 wolves in Norway. Such decisions are usually appealed to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The ministry will handle the appeals prior to the

  • Regional Management Authorities decided culling of wolves

    2016-09-18 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Norwegian Regional Management Authorities decided last Friday to authorize the culling of 47 wolves in Norway. Such decisions are usually appealed to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The ministry will handle the appeals prior to the

  • Norway’s main priorities for the UN General Assembly

    2016-09-17 News story Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    World leaders are meeting in New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, which will open with a week of high-level meetings beginning on 19 September. ‘The UN General Assembly is a unique arena. I look forward to promoting

  • Strengthening efforts to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

    2016-09-17 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved more than 20 million lives. Norway has been a key supporter of the Global Fund from the outset. We are now increasing Norway’s contribution, and will provide NOK 2

  • Faulty Cooling Lines Identified on Two Norwegian F-35s

    2016-09-16 News story Ministry of Defence

    This summer Norway received its third and fourth F-35 at the Partner Training Center at Luke Air Force Base where they participate in the training of Norwegian and partner nation pilots. Several faulty cooling lines have now been identified in the