News from the Capital

Innovation for global health and education

The Norwegian business sector and various relevant experts have submitted a total of 116 proposals for how Norway can help to achieve a new set of ambitious goals and targets for education and global health over the next 15 years. This is in response to the Government’s invitation under ‘Vision 2030’ to provide input to the negotiations in the ...Full Article

11 set for jail after superstore chain raid

11 people arrested after Lime Minipris – one of Norway’s biggest food store chains – was raided on Monday, will be remanded in custody for a month on Thursday ...Full Article

Unacceptable police raid on EEA and Norway Grants fund operator in Hungary

‘By ordering the police raid on 8 September, it is clear that the Hungarian authorities are continuing their harassment of civil society organisations, and that they have no intention ...Full Article

Priorities for Norway at the UN General Assembly 2014

UN General Assembly Meeting Hall. Photo: Nick Corble, UN The 69th session of the UN General Assembly will open with a week of high-level meetings from 22 to 26 ...Full Article

EU: Time to stand up for the liberal society

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl once said that it was in Hungary that the first stone was removed from the Berlin Wall. This month marks 25 years since Hungary ...Full Article

Norway to provide a further NOK 50 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq

‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and ...Full Article

Isis gang of four sparked Norway’s terror alert

What next for PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland and Norway’s terror threat? Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix Four terrorists connected to Isis were responsible for the recent terror alert ...Full Article

About the Conflict in Eastern Congo The Christian Council of Norway’s conference, 22 August 2014

Thank you for inviting me to this conference on Eastern Congo. It is a pleasure for me to address you here today and have this opportunity to meet with ...Full Article

How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan Argument in Foreign Policy on 21 August 2014 by Rajiv Shah, Valerie Amos, Kristalina Georgieva and Børge Brende

After half a year of fighting, the world’s newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink — if they choose to ...Full Article

Norway and Egypt to host donor conference for Gaza

‘The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza. The invitations ...Full Article
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