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  • Norway upholds its commitment to Syria operation

    07/03/2014 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Despite delays on the ground, Norway upholds its commitment to the OPCW-UN to transport Syrian chemical agents out of Syria within the deadline set by the UN Security Council.

  • Consensus to protect the central Arctic Ocean from unregulated fisheries

    05/03/2014 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Consensus to protect the central Arctic Ocean from unregulated fisheries. Senior officials of the five coastal States surrounding the central Arctic Ocean - Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Russian Federation and the

  • OECD launches their latest country survey on Norway

    05/03/2014 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Secretary General to the OECD Angel Gurría visits Norway today to launch their biannual survey on the Norwegian economy. Measures to lift productivity in the Norwegian economy are among the topics analysed in the survey. OECD also discusses the need

  • Norway condemns Russian military escalation in Crimea

    02/03/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Together with the other members of NATO, Norway condemns Russia’s military escalation on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Russia’s military activities in Crimea and the threats of further use of military force are a breach of international law.

  • Reform and fight against corruption vital in Ukraine

    27/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I welcome the formation of an interim government in Ukraine. It is vital for the country to re-establish a properly functioning government apparatus as quickly as possible after the recent turmoil, and to start essential reform processes,” said

  • 20,000 new seed samples deposited in Svalbard

    27/02/2014 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    A new shipment of seeds from food plants has been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. The shipment, that was transported to the seed vault in Longyearbyen this week, contains 20,000 seed samples from Japan, Brazil,

  • Norway condemns school attack in Nigeria

    26/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am deeply shocked by the terrorist attack on schoolchildren and other innocent people in Yobe in north-eastern Nigeria. Norway condemns both this latest atrocity and the recent violence against people in the neighbouring state of Borno in the

  • Norway holds back NOK 50 million of aid to Uganda

    24/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway deeply regrets the signing of a new and more stringent anti-gay bill by Uganda’s President today. The new law violates fundamental human rights and the Ugandan constitution. It will exacerbate the situation for an already vulnerable group,

  • Norway condemns use of cluster bombs in South Sudan

    22/02/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UN has reported that remnants of recently-used cluster munitions have been found in South Sudan. “It is completely unacceptable that cluster bombs have been used in the conflict in South Sudan. Norway condemns all use of cluster munitions,” said

  • Important resolution on humanitarian access in Syria

    22/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 22 February, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted an important resolution that puts pressure on the parties to the conflict in Syria to improve the humanitarian situation.

  • New hope in Ukraine

    21/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Following several days of violence that has shocked the world, it is very encouraging that the parties have today reached agreement on a way out of the crisis. If implemented successfully, the agreement could mark an important step towards

  • Norway aligns itself with EU sanctions against Ukraine

    20/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials. “The situation in the country is extremely serious, and the death toll keeps rising. Norway has decided to align itself with the sanctions agreed on by a united EU,” Foreign Minister

  • Norway strongly condemns violence in Ukraine

    19/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the use of violence in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The authorities have a responsibility to stop the violence immediately,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Many people have been killed and a great many

  • The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2014

    19/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2014. Preliminary Report from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements.

  • The fisheries negotiation with the EU postponed again

    18/02/2014 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    - I regret that Norway and the EU was not able to conclude at this time either, says Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker. We are already on overtime, and this could have been in place last year if the EU didn’t postpone and prolonge both this

  • Handover of Kiev city hall encouraging

    16/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I welcome the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have released a number of protesters from custody and that the protesters and opposition parties have transferred control of Kiev city hall to the city authorities,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Widespread violations of humanitarian law in Syria

    14/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Massive atrocities are being perpetrated against civilians in the war in Syria. The international community, with the UN Security Council in the lead, must stand together in insisting that the parties to the conflict must meet their humanitarian

  • Norway to provide NOK 60 million to the Central African Republic

    13/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The situation in the Central African Republic is critical. More than half of the population is in urgent need of protection and humanitarian assistance. The Government has therefore decided to provide a further NOK 60 million in humanitarian

  • Norway becomes eleventh State Party to the UN Arms Trade Treaty

    12/02/2014 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway’s Ambassador to the UN, Geir Otto Pedersen, deposited on 12 February Norway’s instrument of ratification, which makes Norway a State Party to the Arms Trade Treaty. Mr Pedersen submitted the document during a meeting at the UN in New York.

  • Swiss to stop immigration from Europe

    09/02/2014 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Swiss have agreed in a referendum to restrictions on immigration from the neighbouring countries. “It will be interesting to see what consequences this has for Switzerland’s relations with the EU,” said Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU

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