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Norway shared experiences on land transport, aviation and maritime affairs with attachés from 29 EU and EFTA member states during a visit to Norway on 29 June-1 July 2016. Read more

Norwegian state secretary, Tom Cato Knutsen, receiving the PIN-prize on behalf of the Norwegian governement  . 
Photo: Simon Johannsson/EU-del.

Norway received the "Road Safety PIN Award for Outstanding Progress in Road Safety" in Brussels on June 20. Read more

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society. Read more

Photo: Christophe Vander Eecken.

’It doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part, but it means a lot to the people we are helping,’ says George Maragoudakis. He is an interpreter in the new asylum system in Greece, which has been developed with support from Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. Read more

Minister Elisabeth Aspaker with EU Commissioner Corina Crețu. 
Photo: Mission of Norway.

The Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Elisabeth Aspaker, met with the European Commission to discuss the priorities for the new period of the EEA and Norway Grants. Read more

Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister, Børge Brende, and High Representative of the EU, Federica Mogherini, at the Europe Conference in Oslo. 
Photo: Rune Bjåstad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

EU’s High Representative, Federica Mogherini, discussed EU’s new global strategy with Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Børge Brende in Oslo. Read more

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The Norwegian Refugee Council and the Mission of Norway to the EU gathered around 60 people for a discussion on Europe’s response to the refugee crisis - a humanitarian perspective, at Norway House on 9 June. Read more

Minister of EEA and EU affairs, Elisabeth Aspaker, holding her speech at the launch event. 
Photo: Simon Johannsson/EU-del.

"Our vision is to work together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe", said Minister of EEA and EU affairs, Elisabeth Aspaker, at the launch of the third program period of the EEA and Norway Grants. Read more

The temporary border controls of persons arriving Norway by ferry will continue until June 11, 2016. Read more

‘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. Read more

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. Read more

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... Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Photo: Simon Johannsson.

‘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. Read more

Photo: Simon Johannsson/NorwayEU.

"We need more, not less cooperation with the EU on the common challenges facing Europe", said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker, pointing out the Single Market strategy, migration, climate and energy among the main priorities in the Government´s Eurpean work programme for 2016. Read more

Photo: Anders Aalbu/@NorwayEU.

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. Read more

Photo: Norway MFA.

Norway has decided to allocate a total of NOK 35 million for emergency measures to address the migration crisis in Greece. Read more