Tagged: Government

Solheim congratulates new Director for Development Policy

Hege Hertzberg (50) has been appointed Director for Development Policy in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim commented: “I congratulate Ms Hertzberg on this appointment,...

Norway joins cooperation on energy grid in the North Sea

Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, signed a political declaration on strengthening the regional cooperation on development of an offshore energy grid in the North Sea region. On the side...

New agreement with the NGU

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and the Geological Society of Norway (NGU) have entered into a joint venture agreement. Both parties agree to develop the collaboration and joint ventures. “The NPD and NGU have...

Grete Faremo new Minister of Defence

Grete Faremo is Norway’s new Minister of Defence. She received the keys for her new office from her predecessor, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, who as of today is Minister of Health. Espen Barth Eide and Ragnhild...

Norway’s PM: An excellent team for safe governance

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg today presented a number of changes in the Government. Seven ministers have been given new fields of responsibility while six new ministers have been appointed. ”I am proud of...

Lofoten stays off-limits …for now

The newly-elected Norwegian government today ruled out opening the Lofoten and Vesteraalen areas to exploration until 2013 at the earliest, reports Upstream Online. In a statement released today, the Labor-led government said that it...

Milestone for Norwegian research

On September 7, the Research Council of Norway (RCN) awarded NOK 181 million for research infrastructure. The allocation is the first of a national investment initiative that runs to 2017. The allocation means the...

Two Norwegians detained in Congo

Tjostolv Moland (28) and Joshua French (27) from Norway have been jailed in Africa for three months accused of killing their driver/translator on May 5. The court case will finally start on Friday August 14,...