Norway and the United States // Last updated: 4/16/2014 //

On April 10, 2014, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited Washington and met with the Friends of Norway Caucus in the House of Representantives. The meeting took place in the Capitol, and was chaired by three of the Caucus co-chairs, Rick Larsen (D-WA), Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). The fourth co-chair, James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) was unable to attend. Also participatin...

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and then Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Photo taken during NATO Secretary General's visit to Norway, May 2013)
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

On March 28, the North Atlantic Council decided to appoint Mr. Jens Stoltenberg Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg will assume his duties as Secretary General on Oct. 1, 2014, when Mr. Fogh Rasmussen’s term expires after five years and two months at the helm.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Foto: Thomas Haugersveen.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

“I would like to congratulate Jens Stoltenberg on his appointment as Secretary General of NATO. In Jens Stoltenberg, NATO has found a strong, unifying Secretary General. Today, Jens Stoltenberg has been given an important task that carries a great deal of responsibility. I am confident that he will carry out this task to the benefit of all NATO countries. The government looks forward to...

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 4/18/2014 //

Most Norwegians like to go up into the mountains during Easter holiday. There, they will go skiing, watch bad detective shows on TV, do crossword puzzles and eat. Chocolate, oranges, coffee and hot dogs are probably the most common things found in the backpacks of cross-country skiiers. Once you think you’ve gone far enough to earn it, make a little camp, build a fire and enjoy the sun!...

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 4/8/2014 //

Norgesskolen is a community of Norwegian children living abroad, as well as a network across cultures and borders. This is a fun place to learn Norwegian! A stay at Norgesskolen is the foundation for lifelong friendships.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.
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Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/11/2014 //

The 26th Nobel Peace Prize Forum took place in Minneapolis March 1-9, on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. On Law and Business Day (Friday, March 7) Embassy 1st Secretary Juliana Baffoe lectured on the topic of “Constitutions New and Old: Common Ground” together with U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim.

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/10/2014 //

This year scholarship funds of 162.000 US dollars will be awarded to Ibsen projects worldwide. Apply now!

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