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  • Speech by Øystein Bø at the State Visit to Australia

    25.02.2015 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    Keynot speech by deputy Minister of Defence of Norway Øystein Bø at a seminar February 23rd 2015 by Innovation Norway in Australia, in cooperation with the Defence and Security Industries Association of Norway and the Australian Industry Group Defence Council.

    By State Secretary Øystein Bø

  • Speech at  Australia National Maritime Museum

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We want healthy oceans for the sake of future generations, and we are strongly committed to conserving the unique Antarctic environment. I look forward to working with Australia on these crucial matters in the years ahead', said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in his speech at Australia National Maritime Museum.

  • Why a country outside the EU thinks an EU member state should not leave

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    ' When we make choices about the future of Europe, it is worth considering what political forces will see themselves served by a weaker Europe and a weaker EU. British leadership is needed to help Europe counter such forces and emerge stronger, more free and more prosperous', said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen in his speech at British Influence in London.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • "Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas"

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Forsvarsdepartementet

    Annul address to Oslo Militære Samfund, 9 February 2015, from Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. "Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas". Original title in Norwegian: «Et forsterket og fornyet forsvar for fremtiden – vanskelige valg og dilemmaer».

    By Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

  • Why Britain should not leave the EU to be like Norway

    24.02.2015 Speech/article Utenriksdepartementet

    'When we make decisions about the future of Europe, we need to bear in mind the political forces that are likely to benefit from a weaker Europe and a weaker EU. There can be no doubt that more British influence is better for Europe than less', writes Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

  • Education for the future

    20.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'If we are to achieve the goals we have to bring in the voice of youth in the discussion on how to build education for the future. I am very much looking forward to your comments and advise on this important topic', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his speech at Harvard Graduate School.

    By State Secretary Hans Brattskar

  • Countering Violent Extremism

    19.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We cannot eliminate the breeding ground of the extremists unless we create jobs and opportunities for young people', said Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his speech at the Washington D.C. Summit on countering violent extremism.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Youth participation

    13.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Hans Brattskar's speech at the Youth Leadership Conference in Oslo 15 February 2015.

    By State Secretary Hans Brattskar

  • The Protection of Journalists and Freedom of Expression in the Face of Conflict

    12.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'We need to do more to protect fundamental human rights and ensure safety for journalists. And that is the starting point for the discussion we are having here today', said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen in his speech at International Peace Institute.

    By State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen

  • A time for tough decisions and clear priorities

    02.02.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes a two-track approach in its work to prepare Norway to meet the challenges of the future. Both tracks involve promoting Norway’s interests and safeguarding the values we share with our allies and international partners, writes Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Opening speech at The Leangkollen Conference

    02.02.2015 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    The Atlantic Committee's annual conference.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • The digital consumer – opportunities and challenges

    30.01.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

    Commissioner, ministers, ladies and gentlemen […] We are living in a digital age, where technology is developing rapidly. For many people, the phone is the new computer – for others, a lack of internet access is a barrier against participation in

  • GAVI

    27.01.2015 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    Gavi replenishment intervention in Berlin, 27 January 2015.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Building Peace and Security in South Sudan: The Central Role of Women and Girls

    27.01.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech in Addis Ababa on 26 January 2015.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • How can investing in women and girls accelerate global development beyond 2015?

    24.01.2015 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    Remarks Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Ending Poverty through Parity, World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Reducing Tropical Deforestation Related to Key Agricultural Commodities

    23.01.2015 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    Closing remarks by Prime Minister Solberg, World Economic Forum, Davos 23 January 2015.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Statement at MDG Advocacy Group Meeting in Davos

    23.01.2015 Speech/article Office of the Prime Minister

    Together with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Prime Minister Erna Solberg is co-chairing the UN Secretary-General’s MDG Advocacy Group.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Arctic Frontiers 2015

    19.01.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The overall goal for Norway’s Arctic policy is to ensure that the Arctic remains an area of peace, stability and international cooperation, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende at Arctic Frontiers.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • A watershed for freedom of expression

    13.01.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On the flight home from Paris, having taken part in the historic rally against extremism and terrorism, it became increasingly clear to me that the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will stand as a watershed moment in the history of freedom of expression in Europe.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

  • Address at the opening of the Sea Change exhibition

    12.01.2015 Speech/article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I would like to extend my gratitude to the Literature House of Oslo for putting “Europe” on the agenda through a series of events this week', said State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub at the opening of the Sea Change exhibition 12 January.

    By State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub