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  • New, bigger and modern

    01/01/2014 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    On 1 January, Norway opened a new, bigger ministry devoted to modernising and developing the public sector.

  • Release of political prisoners in Myanmar a positive step

    31/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “It now looks as if all the remaining political prisoners in Myanmar will be released. This is a positive development and essential for the democratisation process. The issue has been part of the agenda in the long-standing dialogue between Norway

  • Change of Name: The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    30/12/2013 News story Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The Ministry of Labour changes name to The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 01.01.2014.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Russia

    29/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The bomb attack in Volgograd has claimed many innocent lives. All indications are that this was an act of terrorism. Norway condemns this atrocious act in the strongest possible terms,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • NOK 50 million for emergency relief in South Sudan

    26/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has deteriorated as a result of increasing hostilities throughout the country. As in all armed conflicts, civilians are suffering the most. The UN has called for immediate aid to address the emerging

  • Judgment against human rights activists in Egypt

    23/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned about the yesterday’s judgment against three Egyptian human rights activists. It is crucial that the Egyptian authorities respect democractic principles in this critical period prior to the elections and referendum on the

  • Critical phase for South Sudan

    22/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “South Sudan is in a critical phase, with reports of fighting in several parts of the country. The coming hours and days will be decisive. If efforts to initiate political dialogue do not succeed, there is a danger of all-out civil war along ethnic

  • Anti-gay bill in Uganda

    21/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned about the discrimination against sexual minorities in Uganda. The bill that has now been passed by the Ugandan parliament is in violation of fundamental human rights, and will exacerbate the situation for an already vulnerable group,

  • Fear of civil war in South Sudan

    20/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The political leaders in South Sudan must take responsibility for stopping the violence and resolving the conflict through political talks. Unless the violence is brought under control soon, I am afraid the situation could develop into a new civil

  • The Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, received the quality assurance report for the application for hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022.

    20/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Culture

    The quality assurance report for the application for the Government guarantees and funding to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022 was received by the Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, on December 20, 2013.

  • The Ministry of the Environment becomes the Ministry of Climate and Environment

    20/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In order to clarify the Ministry's responsibilities, on 1 January 2014 the Ministry of the Environment will change its name to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

  • Norway condemns attack on UN base in South Sudan

    19/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We condemn the attack on the UN base in Jonglei in South Sudan on 19 December. The UN is there to protect civilians. It is unacceptable that they themselves are targeted,” said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Government signs search and rescue helicopter contract

    19/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Norwegian government has today signed the contract with AgustaWestland for the delivery of 16 new all-weather search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. Acquiring new rescue helicopters will be of major significance for the next 30 to 40 years and

  • Serbia to start negotiations on EU membership

    19/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Serbia will start negotiations on accession to the EU in January. This was decided at the Council of the European Union meeting on 17 December.

  • Norway concerned about crisis in South Sudan

    18/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The violent clashes in South Sudan in recent days give serious cause for concern. We urge all parties to refrain from the use of violence and to help find a political solution to the conflict,” said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

  • Press invitation: Signing of Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter Contract

    17/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    On Thursday the Norwegian government and AgustaWestland will sign a contract for the delivery of 16 all-weather SAR helicopters. The total investment cost of the contract is 6,25 billion kroner (NOK).

  • Concern about lesbian and gay rights in India

    13/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We are concerned about the decision by India’s Supreme Court that a provision of the Indian penal code on sex between persons of the same gender is not in contravention of the Constitution. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and

  • Norway gives NOK 20 million to UNICEF’s work in the Central African Republic

    13/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The situation in the Central African Republic is now so serious that the UN humanitarian system has decided to operate collectively at the highest level to mobilise staff, equipment and other resources. Norway is therefore allocating NOK 20 million

  • Norway contributes US$ 61 million to the UN’s Emergency Response Fund

    13/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway pledged US$ 61 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for 2014 at the CERF High-Level Conference in New York on 13 December 2013.

  • Brende substitute for Helgesen

    13/12/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has transferred the responsibility for EEA and EU affairs to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende for the period when Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen will be on leave, from 28

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