Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in panel discussion with Pierre Vimont, Riina Kionka, and moderator Jan Techau. 
Photo: NorwayEU/Simon Johannsson.Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende in panel discussion with Pierre Vimont, Riina Kionka, and moderator Jan Techau. Photo: NorwayEU/Simon Johannsson

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, presented Norway’s views on the EU's foreign and security policy strategy at Norway House in Brussels on 20 April.

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‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker.

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First White Paper on Norway's energy policy in 17 years: security of supply, consequences for climate and economic growth must be considered together to secure an efficient and climate friendly energy supply.

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'Syria's neighbouring countries are shouldering a heavy burden and are facing major challenges. Norway will therefore contribute USD 10 million to a new financing initiative for Lebanon and Jordan,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The flow of refugees and migrants to Europe was on top of the agenda in Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s political talks in Brussels on March 2, 2016.

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The Norwegian ship Siem Pilot is participating in the Triton operation in the central Mediterranean. 
Photo: Kripos.

Norway is increasing its support to the handling of migrants in Greece. Since the new deal between the EU and Turkey on return of illegal migrants in Greece to Turkey, Norway and other European countries are sending more personnel to assist Greece in the registration and processing of migrants.

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Børge Brende and UNHCR during a school visit with syrian refugees in Beirut in 2014. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

Close to 12 million people have fled their homes because of the war in Syria, and the UN and its partners urgently need funding for their efforts in the coming years. ‘We must make sure that the UN is able to support the millions of people who have been forced to flee because of the war in Syria. That is why Norway is taking the lead and making a significant contribution to the UN Refugee Agenc...

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‘I condemn today’s terrorist attacks in Brussels in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathy are with those who have been hit by the attacks and their families. We stand together with Belgium and the Belgian people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, and First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans. 
Photo:  Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

In his annual foreign policy address to the Norwegian parliament on March 1, Foreign Minister Børge Brende emphasized European challenges and Norway’s relations with Europe.

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