On July 23, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited Bratislava to meet her Slovak counterpart Mr. Robert Fico. She also met with Speaker of Parliament Mr. Andrej Danko and the deputy speaker, Mr. Martin Glvác. The visit also included a visit to a shelter for victims of domestic abuse and violence in Slovakia, funded through the EEA Norway grants mechanism.

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Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Timoleón Jiménez, head of the guerrilla group Farc-EP, today announced a historic agreement to bring an end to the conflict in their country. Foreign Minister Børge Brende took part in the formal ceremony in Havana, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Raúl Castro, among others.

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“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 Movement National Democratic Front of the...

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15. augusta 2016 zverejnil Národný kontaktný bod výzvu, v rámci ktorej sa môžete uchádzať o podporu na bilaterálnu aktivitu uskutočnenú v spolupráci s partnermi z Nórska, Islandu alebo Lichtenštajnska. Oblasti podpory pokrývajú spoluprácu v rámci kultúry, životného prostredia a sociálnych aktivít. Žiadatelia môžu zorganizovať spoločné podujatie, zúčastniť sa podujatia pripraveného partnerskou...

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This weekend a delegation from the Norwegian Embassy attended the cross-border cooperation Herkoles-weekend in the Prešov-Zakarpattia region. Children and youth from Norway, Ukraine and Slovakia met for an eventful weekend dedicated to biking, watersports and excursions.

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Photo: Christophe Vander Eecken.

The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is calling for bids for a Fund Operator to support the management of the EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation.

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Sunday, 31 July 2016 the Norwegian Embassy attended the grand opening of the EEA grants supported reconstruction project of the chapel at the Budatín Castle. Within a few months of intensive reconstruction, the chapel changed into an attractive cultural and social place for Žilina`s inhabitants and visitors. The new tower bell – the heart of the chapel - rang for the first time to announce this...

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As members of the international community, we consider advocating for respect for universal human rights to be a fundamental aspect of our work, our mission, and our world. We recall the affirmation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights without distinction of any kind. We affirm the principles of the Charter of the Fundamental...

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During the opening weeks of Slovakia’s first Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union, six Norwegian ministers and state secretaries visited Bratislava to attend the European Union`s informal ministerial meetings in July 2016.

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29.8. og 1.9.2016 er helligedager i Slovakia og den norske ambassaden er stengt. I nødsfall kan det oppnås kontakt på tlf. 00421 2 5910 0100 (Henvendelser settes over til Utenriksdepartementets (UD) operative senter)

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Today, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, Lars Andreas Lunde, and the Norwegian Ambassador Inga Magistad, met with the Mayor of Bratislava, Ivo Nesrovnal. During the meeting the mayor expressed his appreciation for the support given to different projects in the city financed under the EEA/Norway grants. The Norwegian delegation was later given a presentation of the...

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Today, the Norwegian Ambassador, Inga Magistad, met with the Slovak Minister of Defense, Peter Gajdoš. Topics discussed were bilateral cooperation and the upcoming ‪NATO‬ Summit in Warsaw.

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