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On 15 June, the Mission of Norway to the EU in cooperation with the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Space Centre and the North Norway European Office is organized the seminar “The Arctic as the New Knowledge Frontier – Key Needs in Research and Space Related Technologies”. Read more

The NGO programme in Hungary that is funded by Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme is being run effectively and in line with the legal framework, according to an audit by the firm PKF Littlejohn. Read more

Norway to fund new migrant reception centre in Greece

The authorities in Greece and Norway have agreed to use funding from the EEA and Norway Grants to set up a new reception centre on the island of Lesvos, as part of Norway’s contribution to alleviating the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Read more

‘The Government is strengthening the Norwegian efforts in the Mediterranean by sending the vessel Siem Pilot and personnel to participate in Joint Operation Triton,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The vessel is to sail from Norway by the end of May. Read more

Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. Read more

Norway has submitted its 2030 climate target of at least 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more

– 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. Read more

– We need NGOs that can raise the voice of the general public and of vulnerable groups, and ensure that it is heard. That is why we attach importance to continuing our support to civil society, said State Secretarys Ingvild Næss Stub said in her keynote speech at the NGO Forum Riga 2015. Read more

En av våre lokalt ansatte medarbeidere flytter hjem til Norge for nye utfordringer. Norges største utenriksstasjon søker hans etterfølger, en kommunikasjonsrådgiver med gode kunnskaper om og interesse for Norges samarbeid med EU. Søknadsfrist: 10. april 2015. Read more

The European Commission today presented a communication on a European energy union. The aim is to ensure secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for citizens and businesses. Read more

“The EU and Norway have a strong partnership within the field of energy. I look forward to deepening the cooperation”, said Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien. Read more

An additional EUR 20 million of the Norway Grants is to be used to fight poverty in Romania, with particular focus on regions with a large number of Roma people. Read more

The Norwegian government suggests that Norway by 2030 reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent compared to the 1990 level. The Norwegian government aims for Norway to join the EU 2030 framework for climate policies in order for Norway and the EU to jointly fulfil their climate targets. Read more

Around 1400 participants from over thirty nations are gearing up for Arctic Frontiers 2015. The conference takes place from January 18th-23rd and is the most significant conference for Arctic issues in Norway. This year’s theme is climate and energy. Read more

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with Latvias Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, President Andris Berzins and Ms Inara Murniece, Speaker of the Saeima, 8th of December. Read more

New collective agreements and better health and safety standards are some of the results that have been achieved in 13 Central European countries through the Global Fund for Decent Work and Tripartite Dialogue under the Norway Grants. Read more

The Mission of Norway to the EU will be closed on Tuesday 11 November 2013 due to a public holiday (Armistice Day) in Belgium. Read more

On October 27, top government representatives from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, the USA and other countries gathered in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda to inaugurate the first Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in the Baltic and Nordic region. Read more

The Mission of Norway to the EU is cloced on 15 October 2014 due to an internal staff seminar. Read more

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today granted Statnett licenses for two new electricity interconnectors, one to Germany and one to the United Kingdom. In total, this will increase Norway’s interconnection capacity with near 50 percent. Statnett plans commissioning of the cable to Germany in 2018, while the cable to the UK is planned commissioned in 2020. Read more