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Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák (right) and Norwegian EEA/EU-Minister Elisabeth Vik Aspaker signed the deal in Bratislava on the 28 November. 
Photo: Rune Bjåstad, UD.

Norway and Slovakia have signed new MoUs on the EEA and Norway Grants. In the years ahead, important areas of cooperation will be business and innovation and climate change. Funding will also be used to develop cross-border cooperation between Slovakia and Ukraine.

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EEA-cooperation, the digital single market and sharing economy were among the issues discussed at the 46th meeting of the EEA Council was in Brussels 15 November 2016.

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Siv Jensen met with Commission officials and chaired the EFTA-side in annual talks with ECOFIN on 8 November.

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Photo: Nordisk Råd.

"The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial," said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she presented the programme for the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017 at the Nordic...

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Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at FAFO's conference European Migration and Asylum Policies for the Future – Nordic Perspectives, in Oslo 21 October 2016.

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Each year, 25 November marks the day to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to various forms of violence simply because they are women. This year Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein launched the first assessment of gender programmes supported by the EEA/Norway Grants.

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Norway’s Minister of EEA and EU Affairs met with the EU Commission’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, on 14 November 2016.

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Minister Lien addressing the audience at The Economist Energy Summit. . 
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On Thursday, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Tord Lien, opened The Economist Energy Summit in London.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende played host when ministers from 25 countries and the Director-General of the WTO gathered in Oslo for informal talks on Friday and Saturday. International trade, preparations for the WTO's next ministerial conference in Argentina in December 2017 and the continuing work in the organization were among the topics discussed.

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Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to 12 programmes. The MoU with Romania is the first of a series of MoUs to be signed with the 15 beneficiary countries on the use of grants amounting to EUR 2.8 billion.

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