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  • Norway launches Jagland’s re-election

    06/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The Government has decided to launch Thorbjørn Jagland’s candidacy for re-election to the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende announced.

  • Important step forward for Kosovo

    04/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The local elections in Kosovo on Sunday were an important step forward for Kosovo, for the region, and for European cooperation on bringing about progress and development in the Western Balkans,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Norwegian initiative to protect women human rights defenders

    02/11/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Women fighting for human rights are particularly vulnerable. Their efforts should be encouraged, not curtailed or stigmatised. This week, Norway presents a new resolution to the UN General Assembly, aimed at protecting women human rights defenders.

  • New political advisers

    31/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Elnar Remi Holmen as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien from 4 November 2013, and Ms. Ulrikke Holmøy as political adviser to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • New political adviser

    30/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 30 October 2013 appointed Mr. Lars Joakim Hanssen (38), political adviser, Frogn, as political adviser to Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug.

  • Study on Roma Inclusion

    28/10/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Projects supporting Roma inclusion under the EEA and Norway Grants 2004-2009 contributed to Roma empowerment, more inclusive policies and building bridges between Roma and non-Roma communities. This is one of the findings in an independent study on

  • New state secretaries

    25/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, Ms. Kristin Holm Jensen has been appointed as state secretary to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner, Mr. Thor Sættem as state secretary to Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

  • Syrian Chemical Warfare Agents

    25/10/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and the United States of America have over the course of the last few weeks held extensive discussions and exchanged relevant information on issues related to the possible destruction of Syrian chemical warfare agents in Norway. The two

  • Meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in Tromsø 29 October 2013. Deadline for media accreditation 23 October

    21/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 29 October 2013, Norway’s Foreign Minister, Mr Børge Brende, will host the 14th session of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) in Tromsø, Norway. The meeting will mark the end of the Norwegian chairmanship of the Council.

  • Norway condemns bomb attacks in Iraq

    18/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the bomb attacks in Iraq over the past few days, which appear to have killed more than 60 people. I am concerned by the recent surge in violence in Iraq. The situation in the rest of the region is serious, but we must not forget the

  • Tine Sundtoft in place as Climate and Environment Minister

    16/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On Wednesday afternoon Tine Sundtoft was presented with the key card for the office of the outgoing Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell. Sundtoft will be Norway’s first Climate and Environment Minister.

  • New state secretaries

    16/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Following the change of government at 12 noon today, where Erna Solberg’s government succeeded Jens Stoltenberg’s second government, the King in an extraordinary session of the Council of State at 12 noon appointed a number of state secretaries.

  • New political advisers

    16/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Following the change of government at 12 noon today, where Erna Solberg’s government succeeded Jens Stoltenberg’s second government, the Office of the Prime Minister has as of 12 noon today appointed a number of political advisers in the ministries.

  • Fields of responsibility in Erna Solberg’s government

    16/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Having been appointed by the King in an extraordinary session of the Council of State at 10:00 today, Erna Solberg’s government met for its first Council of State session at the Royal Palace at 12:00. Here, the division of responsibility between the

  • Tine Sundtoft new Climate and Environment Minister

    16/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On Wednesday the Norwegian Council of State appointed Tine Sundtoft (46) as the new Minister for Climate and the Environment. Sundtoft was previously Chief County Executive in Vest-Agder.

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