High safety level on the Norwegian Shelf
Both the authorities and the social partners agree that the safety level on the Norwegian Shelf is high, and that a positive development has taken place over time.
Norway provides additional humanitarian aid to Yemen
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide took part in the UN international donor conference for Yemen today. 'This is currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis,' she said.
Norwegian response to use of a nerve agent in the UK
‘The use of a nerve agent in Salisbury is a very serious matter. This is the first time a chemical weapon has been used on European soil since World War II. Such an incident must have consequences.
Government wants Arctic internet
Today, broadband coverage in the High North is poor and unstable. The Government now wants Norwegian satellites to make broadband communications available in the Arctic.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Eriksen Søreide on the nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom
‘I would like to express our solidarity with the United Kingdom after the shocking nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
Crown Prince Haakon visits Texas March 13-14
Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon is visiting the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival March 13-14 to promote Norwegian music and entrepreneurship.
Norway to increase support to the Western Balkans by NOK 140 million in 2018
Norway is almost doubling its development assistance to the Western Balkans, with an increase from NOK 175 million in 2017 to NOK 319 million in 2018.
Ambassador's Blog: On International Women’s Day, Strides Have Been Made but Equality Gaps Persist
Amb. Aas' blog has a new home at The Washington Diplomat. Read his latest musings, on the gender equity gap, via the link below.
Praktikantplass ved Ambassaden i Washington DC
Ambassaden i Washington D.C. tilbyr hver vår og høst 3-4 praktikantplasser. Søknadsfrist for høsten er 24. mars, 2018.
Norway’s military contribution to the fight against ISIL in 2018
Norway will continue its contribution to the fight against the terrorist organisation ISIL. Norway will maintain its troop contributions from the Army and the Special Forces after March 2018, and will in addition deploy a medical unit to Iraq.
Amb. Aas on BBC discussing Norwegian winter sports success
On Feb. 23, 2018, Ambassador Aas appeared on BBC to talk winter sports and get to the bottom of the eternal question: What makes Norwegians so good in the Winter Olympics? Watch the segment here.