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Norway steps up efforts to combat non-communicable diseases in low-income countries

NordenBladet — Norway will contribute an additional USD 133 million to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in low-income countries from 2020 to 2024. “Non-communicable diseases are the leading killers of our time. As is so often the case, the

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Norway: Stay at home, have as little social contact as possible

NordenBladet – Norway stands at the beginning of the second wave of infection. The virus is spreading rapidly and all counties now have outbreaks of infection. The Government is therefore introducing new national infection control measures. “My message to the

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Norway’s revised National Forestry Accounting Plan for 2021-2025 finalised

NordenBladet — Land use, land use change and forestry are key parts of the agreement between EU, Norway and Iceland on joint fulfilment of our 2030 emission targets. Norway has submitted its revised National Forestry Accounting Plan, including the forest

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Norway: The Corona situation: More information about quarantine hotels

NordenBladet — In order to limit import infection, on 5 November 2020 the Government introduced arrangements involving quarantine hotels, effective from 9 November 2020. Further information about who has a duty to stay at the quarantine hotels and how the

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Norway: Continuation of controls at the internal borders

NordenBladet — On 16 March, Norway reintroduced controls at the internal borders as a measure to limit the spread of Covid-19. The Government has decided to continue these measures and will, in line with our obligations, notify the EU of

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Norway has responded to the European Commission concerning the regulation of digital platforms

NordenBladet – The Norwegian Government has submitted Norway’s contribution regarding the EU’s announced regulation of digital platforms, the Digital Services Act. The contribution makes it clear that Norway supports the EU’s initiative to develop a new regulatory framework for digital

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Norway: The Corona situation: Revision of requirement for negative Covid-19 test to enter Norway

NordenBladet — The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has made changes to the groups that are exempt from the requirement of a negative Covid-19 test on entry to Norway. These changes enter into force at midnight. On Friday 6

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Norway: Prime Minister Erna Solberg met head of European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen

NordenBladet — Green transformation and the COVID-19 pandemic was the key topics at the meeting between Prime Minister Erna Solberg and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, today. – European cooperation is essential to our efforts to

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Norway: King Harald returns to work following heart surgery

NordenBladet – King Harald has been back at work for the first time following successful heart surgery last month. King Harald was declared healthy enough to be able to resume duties from 1 November, Oslo’s Royal Palace said in a

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Norway: Notification of changes in banks’ capital requirements from year-end 2020

NordenBladet – Today, the Ministry of Finance has notified relevant EU/EEA authorities of changes in the systemic risk buffer requirement, temporary risk weight floors for real estate exposures, and the identification of domestic systemically important banks. The changes in capital

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Norway’s Royal Guard Camp infected by Covid-19

NordenBladet – The main camp of Norway’s Royal Guard in Oslo has been infected by Covid-19. A total of six people have been diagnosed with coronavirus. On October 26th the Armed Forces wrote that three employees and two soldiers in

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Norway: Corona infection rates skyrocket

NordenBladet – Norwegian health authorities were sounding new alarms on Monday, after another weekend with record-high increases in new cases of Corona infection. They describe the situation as “serious” and warn that it’s critical to keep the spread of the

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Norway: Crown Prince Haakon and Queen Sonja hold lunch for Norway’s Health Authorities

NordenBladet – Crown Prince Regent Haakon, together with his mother Queen Sonja, have received leaders of the Norwegian health authorities at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The royals invited them to lunch on October 29th 2020 to thank them for

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Norway: Old firing range returned to the wild

NordenBladet – A huge portion of Norway’s scenic and iconic Dovre Mountain plateau has been returned to its natural state, more than 20 years after the Norwegian Parliament decided to shut down a military firing range at the site. Hikers

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Norway: Oil price decline threatens jobs

NordenBladet – A sudden decline in oil prices has raised new fears of more job losses in Norway. The value of Norway’s currency also sank after oil prices fell around 13 percent in the past week, and the Oslo Stock

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Norway: More family members may come to Norway

NordenBladet – The Government has decided to allow more family members from outside the EU/EEA to visit relatives in Norway. Grandparents are among those who will now be able to visit. The rules on entry quarantine remain unchanged. ‘I hope

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