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ECHR rejects complaint about prison conditions by man who committed 2011 Norway killings and bombing

The case concerned complaints by the applicant, whose previous name was Anders Behring Breivik, about his conditions of detention. In its decision in the case, which was brought under the applicant’s new name of Fjotolf Hansen as Hansen v. Norway (application no. 48852/17), the European Court of Human Rights, sitting as a Committee of three […]

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Statoil donates 5 million NOK to Red Cross efforts in Syria

Statoil donates 5 million NOK to Red Cross to help the situation of people affected by the war in Syria. Due to the war we are seeing a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, and especially the situation in the town of Aleppo is critical. In Aleppo thousands of desperate people are living in the midst of […]

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Unintended release of radioactive iodine at the Halden Reactor in Norway

Monday 24. October at 1.45 PM an unintended release of radioactive iodine occurred in relation to the handling of test fuel in the reactor hall of the Halden Reactor. The release represents no threat for IFE’s employees or the environment. During the handling of fuel in the reactor hall a technical failure occurred, leading to […]

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Historic agreement on final peace deal in Colombia

The Colombian government and the FARC announced today that they have come to agreement on a final peace accord. The accord concludes more than four years of negotiations. The armed conflict, which has persisted for five decades, has claimed more than 220,000 lives and produced millions of internally displaced refugees. ‘This is a triumph for […]

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Philippine peace talks in Oslo

‘The Philippine government and the Communist movement NDFP are coming to Oslo to resume formal peace negotiations in a conflict which has been running for 47 years. We are very committed to offering our support in this process,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway is the facilitator when Philippine authorities and the Communist […]

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NORWAY: 1996 Hague Convention enters into force

Norway’s ratification of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention will strengthen our cooperation with other states when parental conflicts and child welfare cases arise that involve more than one country. The Convention will enter into force on 1 July 2016. ‘The child welfare services will now have a framework and various tools that will make […]

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Norway intensifies efforts to fight ISIL

‘The advance of ISIL affects our security. We are now stepping up Norway’s efforts by increasing our contribution to the international coalition against ISIL,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. ISIL has used extreme violence to take control of areas in Syria and Iraq. Armed conflict and ISIL’s brutal campaign of violence have forced people to […]

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Norway steps up humanitarian assistance to the Sahel

Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to the Sahel to NOK 70 million in 2016. ‘The humanitarian situation in the Sahel region is dire. Food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts, climate change and rapid population growth are all taking their toll,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who visited Mali this week. Mr Brende […]

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Nearly 10 000 Syrian immigrants in Norway – Statistics Norway

At the beginning of 2016 there were 698 600 immigrants and 149 700 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. The highest relative growth in 2015 was among immigrants from Syria. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January 2016 Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total Immigrants Norwegian-born to immigrant parents Immigrants and Norwegian-born […]

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Norway supports tighter international sanctions against North Korea (DPRK)

‘Norway supports the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council today of a resolution to impose tighter measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in response to its recent nuclear test and rocket launch,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway co-sponsored the resolution 2270 (2016) together with a number of other like-minded […]

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Norway steps up efforts to help refugees in Greece

The authorities in Greece and Norway have agreed that an additional NOK 31 million of the funds provided to Greece under the EEA and Norway Grants should be used to deal with the flow of refugees into Greece. This means that a total of NOK 231 million will be used for this purpose in the […]

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Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste: Annual Threat Assessment 2016

PST expects that the threats to Norway and Norwegian interests in 2016 will continue to form a complex and varied picture. Assessing future threats will involve reviewing large quantities of unverified information from many different sources. Events in other countries will also have direct and indirect effects on the security situation in Norway. Developments in […]

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