Štátny tajomník Ministerstva zahraničných vecí a európskych záležitostí Slovenskej republiky Peter Javorčík prijal dnes (28. mája) veľvyslankyňu Nórskeho kráľovstva na Slovensku Ingu Magistad. Počas stretnutia sa partneri venovali pokrokom v rokovaniach medzi Európskou úniou a krajinami Európskeho hospodárskeho priestoru (EHP), pokračovaniu finančného mechanizmu Európskeho hospodárskeho priesto...

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende participates in the opening of a girl school in Rafat on the West Bank on May 20, 2015. 
Photo: Frode O. Andersen/Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nórske ministerstvo zahraničných vecí organizuje na konci tohto týždňa medzinárodnú konferenciu s názvom Ochrana vzdelania pred útokmi. Konferencia sa koná v dňoch 28. a 29. mája v Osle. Účastníci konferencie, ktorú zastrešuje nórsky minister zahraničných vecí Børge Brende, sa budú zaoberať podporou Dohovoru o bezpečných školách.

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Norwegian composer Morten Gaathaug (b. 1955) is coming back to Bratislava again. The composer will perform a concert in Studio 2 of the Slovak Radio (Slovenský Rozhlas) together with Moyzes Quartet on 3 June 2015 at 19.00 and the concert will be recorded. Morten Gaathaug is no foreigner in the Slovak capital as he studied at the VŠMÚ (Slovak musical arts college) in Bratislava in 1981 - 1982...

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Celebration of  National Day at the open-air museum in Martin. 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Bratislava .

As has become a tradition, The Norwegian Embassy celebrated 17th of May, the National Day, together with the Norwegian students of medicine in the city of Martin, situated in the central North of Slovakia. Since more than 500 Norwegian students live here, this city has the largest Norwegian population in Slovakia. The students showed up in a festive mood and the weather was good. A lively...

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Od septembra 2014 do konca tohto roku realizuje takmer 70 slovenských škôl projekt Modré školy. Rozličné typy opatrení v areáloch škôl a inovatívne vzdelávacie postupy sú súčasťou programu Prispôsobenie sa zmene klímy – prevencia povodní a sucha, ktorý je financovaný z grantov EHP a Nórska, ako aj štátneho rozpočtu SR.

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I am encouraged to see the consolidated efforts now undertaken in Slovakia to fight violence against women and domestic violence. Last year the government introduced a national strategy and an action plan to address this evil. The plan is now being implemented; new counselling centres and shelters for victims are established and information campaigns and measures are introduced to raise awarene...

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Not only can he captivate his readers through his crime-novels, he is equally able to captivate a living audience, too. Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø was in Bratislava yesterday and had a debate with his fans in Martinus bookstore. And the guests inhaled his every word and every story. The 55 years old Norwegian had the attention of everyone in the room – and not only because he is famous. He is a...

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By the support of EEA/Norway grants, the Comenius University and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) held a conference about the regional defence cooperation between the four Visegrad countries (The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) and the five Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland). The report builds upon the contributions and debates from this...

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Photo: CH - Visitnorway.com/Vigeland-museet/BONO .

Norway tops the rankings’ of this years’ Mothers Index, which assess the wellbeing of mothers and children in 179 countries. The index is part of Save the Children’s annual report of State of the World’s Mothers.

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Very few Roma students study at Slovak universities. According the UNDP’s survey (2007) 0,4% of the Roma population between 15-29 years finished university education in Slovakia. The gap between Roma and non-Roma in achieving higher education degree is very large.

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World map . 
Photo: Bill Frymire/ Masterfile/ NTB scanpix  .

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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One of the most popular and successful crime novel writers of the planet is coming to Bratislava. Jo Nesbø, Norwegian writer (and also musician), will come on 6th May as guest of the Slovak publishing house Ikar which has sold more than 200.000 of his books across Slovakia.

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