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State secretary, Bjørn Haugstad, at the launch of NorCore Office, 8 December. 
Photo: Lars Eivind Måseide.

The Norwegian Contact Office for Research, Innovation and Education (NorCore) was launched in Brussels on 8 December. The new office is established as a cooperation between the Norwegian Research Council, Innovation Norway and The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education. The overall goal is to strengthen Norway’s participation in European research and education programmes. Read more

Norway and Bulgaria have signed agreements on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants. Justice and migration, the business sector, energy and enhanced Roma inclusion are priority areas for cooperation. Read more

How can Norway create Green Competitiveness? Find out here. Read more

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to see all of you here on this important day for those working with gender issues – The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Each year, 25 November marks the day to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to various forms of violence – simply because they are women. Gender equality is centra... Read more

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák (right) and Norwegian EEA/EU-Minister Elisabeth Vik Aspaker signed the deal in Bratislava on the 28 November. 
Photo: Rune Bjåstad, UD.

Norway and Slovakia have signed new MoUs on the EEA and Norway Grants. In the years ahead, important areas of cooperation will be business and innovation and climate change. Funding will also be used to develop cross-border cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine. Read more

Photo: Mission of Norway to the EU.

Each year, 25 November marks the day to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to various forms of violence simply because they are women. This year Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein launched the first assessment of gender programmes supported by the EEA/Norway Grants. Read more

Norway’s Minister of EEA and EU Affairs met with the EU Commission’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, on 14 November 2016. Read more

EEA-cooperation, the digital single market and sharing economy were among the issues discussed at the 46th meeting of the EEA Council was in Brussels 15 November 2016. Read more

Siv Jensen met with Commission officials and chaired the EFTA-side in annual talks with ECOFIN on 8 November. Read more

Minister Lien addressing the audience at The Economist Energy Summit. . 
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On Thursday, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, opened The Economist Energy Summit in London. Read more

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"The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial," said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she presented the programme for the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017 at the Nordic... Read more

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial conference in Argentina in December 2017 and the continuing work in the organization were among the topics discussed. Read more

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Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at FAFO's conference European Migration and Asylum Policies for the Future – Nordic Perspectives, in Oslo 21 October 2016. Read more

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to 12 programmes. The MoU with Romania is the first of a series of MoUs to be signed with the 15 beneficiary countries on the use of grants amounting to EUR 2.8 billion. Read more

Norway withdraws the requests concerning adaptation texts. Read more

Around NOK 26 billion is being made available for reducing social and economic disparities in 15 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The negotiations on how this funding is to be used have already started. Read more

‘Norway is a long-term partner for Afghanistan. We intend to maintain our current level of aid to the country, approximately NOK 700 million a year, in the period 2017 to 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Mr Brende announced Norway’s contribution at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan today. Read more

Norway’s foreign affairs minister Børge Brende discussed European security at a policy event at Norway House on 4 October. Read more

Organic food production and measures against antibiotics resistance were among topics during meetings in Brussel on 27 September. Read more

Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, spoke at Barack Obamas high-level “Leaders’ Summit on Refugees" in New York on 20th of September, encouraging world leaders to work together to solve the refugee issue. Read more