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The six Norwegian participants in the Makoni March 2016. These three women and three men have walked 650 km from Copenhagen to Nijmegen before starting the 160 km four day marches this Tuesday.

2016 marks the 100th year the Nijmegen Marches are organised, and as is tradition a significant group of Norwegians will participate. Lees meer

Ambassador Anniken Ramberg Krutnes

After five years as Norwegian Ambassador to the Netherlands, she has ended her term in The Hague. Ambassador Krutnes has conducted important work as ambassador, both with bilateral relations and multilateral institutions seated in The Hague. In addition to political relations ambassador Krutnes has focused on cultural relations and business links between Norway and The Netherlands.  Lees meer

Foto: Image by the ICC.

Thursday 7. July 2016, Norway signed an enforcement agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. According to the agreement, persons convicted by the ICC can serve their sentences in Norway, if so decided by the Court and accepted by Norway. This does not impose an obligation to accept any particular convict for serving of sentence in Norway, but sets out the general... Lees meer

The deposit of the instrument of ratification

On 1 July 2016 Norway, as the first State Party, ratified the Amendment to Article 124 in the Rome Statute. Article 124 contains a transitional provision allowing for States becoming a party to the Rome Statute to declare that it would not accept ICC’s jurisdiction over war crimes for a period of seven years after the entry into force of the Statute. The Assembly of State Parties (ASP) decided... Lees meer

Foto: Ambassaden i Haag.

“In order to achieve the objectives of the Paris climate agreement we need fast changes in the electricity sector and in private car transport, in addition to a strong energy efficiency improvement in all sectors.” – Eirik Wærness Lees meer

‘It doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part, but it means a lot to the people we are helping,’ says George Maragoudakis. He is an interpreter in the new asylum system in Greece, which has been developed with support from Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. Mr Maragoudakis is featured on the front of the 2015/2016 annual report for the EEA and Norway Grants. One section of the report... Lees meer

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society. Lees meer

A memorial for a Norwegian World War II pilot was revealed in Oosterhout May 3 rd .The monument is a collaborative project involving a Dutch foundation in Oosterhout and a Norwegian historical society from Flekkerøy. Sergeant Tormod Abrahamsen was killed in action November 3 rd 1944 and the “Study group air war Oosterhout 1940-1945” has placed the memorial exactly where the Norwegian Spitfire... Lees meer

From the left, Oda Helen Sletnes (Norway), Kurt Jaeger (Liechtenstein), Pieter De Gooijer (EU), Bergdís Ellertsdóttir (Iceland). 
Foto: The Norwegian Mission to the EU.

‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker. On the 3rd May 2016, the Government and the EU signed the agreements on Norway’s new contributions to the least prosperous countries in the EEA. Norway will... Lees meer

Karl Ove Knausgård (photo: André Løyning), Jostein Gaarder (photo: Niklas Lello), Sigrid Undset, 
Åsne Seierstad (photo: Knagge Forlag), Jo Nesbø (photo: Paal Audestad)

Norwegian literature is travelling more than ever before. Between 2004 and 2014, NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) has contributed funding to the translation of more than 3300 books, into no less than 63 languages. Norwegian is among the 15 most translated languages in the world. FICTION - Jostein Gaarder? Is he Norwegian? Yes, indeed. And he is not alone. Norwegian authors have stepped out... Lees meer