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Don Quixote battled windmills in a 1605 novel by Cervantes. The confused Spanish knight would likely think twice before attacking the Norwegian behemoth soon to be built. 
Photo: Sway.

The world’s largest wind turbine is to be built in Norway. Innovative technology will make the production of renewable energy far more efficient. Read more

Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have called on NATO to support efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. “Our aim is to reduce the importance of nuclear weapons in NATO’s security policy,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Read more

The Government has today decided that Norway will join the EU’s External Borders Fund. The purpose of the fund is to ensure uniform and adequate control of the external borders of the Schengen area and efficient management of migration flows. Read more

Alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal, Kitzbühel, January 2010.

Norwegians like to think they are born with skis on their feet. But will their country’s illustrious history of polar expeditions and skiing innovations actually help Norwegian skiers to compete against the crème-de-la-crème at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver? And will Norway be rewarded once again for fair play? Read more

Photo: www.reliefweb.net.

Norwegian aid to the earthquake victims in Haiti is to be increased to NOK 100 million (USD 17.5 millon). Read more

The next seminar in the process towards a new Strategic Concept for NATO will take place in Oslo 14 January 2010. The Oslo-seminar is organised jointly by Germany, Romania, Spain and Norway and will be devoted to NATO’s partnerships. Read more

Photo: Arild Lyssand/MFA Norway.

In April this year, at a conference on melting ice in Tromsø, Norway, former US Vice President Al Gore and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre requested an international panel of internationally renowned scientists to produce a report on the status of the ice and snow covered regions of the world. Read more

His candidacy for the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe was in the focus of Thorbjørn Jagland’s visit to Slovakia . Read more

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Oľga Algayerová received on November 21, 2008 State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway Elisabeth Walaas. Read more

This year’s Rafto Prize has been awarded to Bulambo Lembelembe Josué for his efforts to promote hope, peace and human dignity in Eastern Congo. This Norwegian human rights prize attracts considerable international interest, partly due to the fact that several Rafto Laureates have later been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.   Read more

The first annual Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms will take place in New York on Thursday 25 September.   Read more

The first annual Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms will take place in New York on Thursday 25 September.   Read more

Transparency and trust are driving forces behind the management of Norway’s revenues from the energy sector. The Government Pension Fund has been a forerunner for other Sovereign wealth fund (SWF). Read more

Government representatives, the heads of international oil, gas and mining companies, and NGOs will be attending the EITI Board meeting in Oslo on Thursday 27 September 2007 Read more