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  • Agreement on Bali package important for world trade

    05/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Reaching agreement on the Bali package is vital so that the Doha Round can be resumed, allowing the World Trade Organization to continue to work towards freer, fairer and more open world trade,” said State Secretary Morten Høglund when he delivered

  • AgustaWestland awarded contract

    04/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has awarded AgustaWestland Ltd. the contract for the delivery of new search and rescue helicopters to replace the current Sea King.

  • Putting victims first

    04/12/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The message from the EEA and Norway Grants conference on trafficking in human beings is clear: Protection of victims and securing their rights come first.

  • The fourth NEFAB Council meeting held in Oslo

    04/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Transport

    The fourth meeting of the NEFAB Council since the entry into force of the NEFAB State Level Agreement took place in Oslo on 27 November 2013. The Council addressed important issues regarding the further development of the NEFAB cooperation in the

  • Signed agreement on Air transport assets

    04/12/2013 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Nordic Defence Ministers take next step on cooperation on air transportation.

  • Increased support in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

    02/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is set to make a substantial increase in funding for international efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite good progress, many million people throughout the world are infected with these diseases every

  • Foreign Minister Brende concerned about new Egyptian protest law

    01/12/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned about the recent developments in Egypt. In Cairo, we have seen the use of force against demonstrators, the arrest of activists, and unreasonably harsh sentences. It is important that the authorities strengthen human rights in the

  • Closer cooperation with South Africa

    29/11/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway and South Africa have agreed to cultivate closer political contact and increased cooperation in the years ahead.

  • UN Resolution on Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders

    28/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Acting on a Norwegian initiative, the UN General Assembly has passed a landmark first resolution calling for the protection of women human rights defenders.

  • Norway and the EU agree to continue talks in the mackerel negotiations

    26/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Today, Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker met with EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to continue discussions on the negotiations between Norway, the EU, Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the management of mackerel in the

  • NorCaP Call for carbon credits launched

    25/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Climate and Environment

    In September 2013, the Norwegian government and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO signed an agreement to procure carbon credits for Norway in the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the Kyoto Protocol. The contract regulates

  • Follow the Meeting of the Parties to the European Protocol on water and health

    25/11/2013 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Leaders from health and environment in Europe meets to discuss water and health safety challenges in the region from November 25th to 27th.

  • Agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

    24/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - The preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme is a victory for diplomacy, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

  • Science has lost a great friend

    22/11/2013 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, in his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 86.

  • Authorisations to borrow in 2014

    22/11/2013 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance today presents a proposition to the Storting (Parliament) concerning authorisation for central government borrowing in 2014.

  • Change among the state secretaries

    22/11/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the Crown Prince Regent has appointed Mr. Morten Høglund, Special Adviser, as state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. At the same time Mr. Pål Arne Davidsen has been honourably

  • Norway to support pioneering climate and weather services programme in Africa

    21/11/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will double its funding for strengthening climate services in Africa. “The impacts of climate change are particularly severe for people living in poverty. Norway wants to help ensure that people in vulnerable areas are better equipped to deal

  • The 2014 Defence Budget – Increased operational activity in the Norwegian Armed forces

    20/11/2013 News story Ministry of Defence

    The Government proposes a real increase in the Defence Budget for 2014 by 22.4 million Norwegian kroner. Also including internal redistribution of resources, the operational activity in the Armed Forces is strengthened by 29.4 million Norwegian

  • Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen appointed new Chief of Defence

    20/11/2013 News story Ministry of Defence

    - In you, Norway gets a Chief of Defence who I am confident will serve our country and armed forces well, said Ine Eriksen Søreide, Norway’s Minister of Defence, at the ceremony at Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

  • Croatia joins the EEA

    20/11/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The negotiations between Norway and Croatia about Croatia’s membership in the EEA Agreement have been concluded. As part of the agreement, Norway will receive improved marked access for its fish exports to the EU and will contribute to social and

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