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  • 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

  • Financial Markets Report 2015

    2016-09-16 News story Ministry of Finance

    Selected chapters of the Financial Markets Report 2015 are now available in English.

  • The Norwegian State has sold shares in Entra ASA

    2016-09-15 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    On 15 September 2016, the Norwegian State represented by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries (the "Ministry") sold 30 million shares in Entra ASA for gross proceeds of NOK 2.49 billion. I am very pleased with the transaction, says the

  • Lowest number of asylum seekers since 1997

    2016-09-13 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    By the end of August, a total of 2 248 asylum seekers had been registered in Norway this year, a decrease of 73 % compared with last year. The number of people seeking asylum in Norway has not been so low since 1997.

  • Important agreement reached by Israeli and Palestinian authorities

    2016-09-13 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘I would like to congratulate both parties on reaching agreement on the collection of electricity payments. This is the most extensive agreement between Israeli and Palestinian authorities for a very long time. Both parties have shown a willingness

  • Important to Abide Cessation of Hostilities plan for Syria

    2016-09-10 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The US and Russia have agreed on a plan for nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria. ‘I welcome this urgently needed agreement. This is a long sought after chance that the world community cannot afford to miss. I encourage all parties to work

  • Norway condemns North Korea’s nuclear test

    2016-09-09 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway condemns the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today. ‘The DPRK has once again defied a united international community by carrying out a fifth nuclear test,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge

  • Intensifying efforts to promote gender equality and women's rights

    2016-09-02 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Gender equality and women's rights are key to promoting development. A new era requires new answers, and we are now modernising our approach to these issues. I am therefore pleased to present a new ambitious Action Plan for Women's Rights and

  • Change among the political advisers

    2016-09-01 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 1 September 2016 appointed Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. He succeeds Mr. Peder Weidemann Egseth, who has returned to the Conservative Party’s

  • Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Solberg and Prime Minister May

    2016-08-31 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg had a telephone conversation today with her British counterpart, Theresa May. The topics they discussed included Brexit and post-Brexit bilateral relations between Norway and the UK.

  • Starting the 24th licencing round - Invitation to nominations of blocks

    2016-08-29 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Government hereby invites oil companies to nominate blocks for the 24th licencing round on the Norwegian continental shelf. The numbered licencing rounds cover frontier areas opened for petroleum activities, with the greatest potential for large

  • Tightening of immigration rules

    2016-08-26 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    Several of the legislative amendments adopted by the Storting in June are now being implemented, and more will enter into force this autumn.

  • Breakthrough in Philippine peace process

    2016-08-26 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial

  • Historic agreement on final peace deal in Colombia

    2016-08-25 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Colombian government and the FARC announced today that they have come to agreement on a final peace accord. The accord concludes more than four years of negotiations. The armed conflict, which has persisted for five decades, has claimed more

  • Philippine peace talks in Oslo

    2016-08-22 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,' said Minister of