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

Photo: EEAS Oslo.

EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas discussed global science cooperation with Norwegian ministers in Oslo. Read more

The EEA and Norway Grants are an effective tool for strengthening relations between Norway and the beneficiary countries, an independent evaluation has concluded. Read more

Photo: Olav Heggø.

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