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The new EEA and Norway Grants programme period for 2014-2021 was launched in Brussels yesterday by Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Elisabeth Aspaker.For the period 2014-2012, Norway will provide approximately 2.8 billion euros in support to 15 EU member states. Of these, Bulgaria is be the fourth biggest beneficiary, and will receieve 210 M Euros in the period 2014-2021. This is an... Read more

Photo: Norwegian Mission to the EU.

‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway and Telenor Bulgaria organized a business breakfast on Innovation in the ICT sector on the 7th of April. The event was opened by Carina Ekornes, Charge d'affaires a.i. Royal Norwegian Embassy. She talked about the importance of continuing the development of the relations between Norway and Bulgaria after the closing of the Embassy. Read more

The report was presented for project partners and promoters at a seminar in Warsaw on 2 March. 
Photo: MFA/Christian Grotnes Halvorsen .

Norwegian employee and employer organisations have played an important part in the results achieved in 13 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The projects have increased understanding of tripartite dialogue and the principles of decent work in general, while the concrete results have mainly been at local level. Read more

– Utdanning er veien ut av fattigdom for mange romfolk i Europa. Derfor bruker Norge EØS-midler på tiltak som gjør romfolk i stand til å bedre sin egen livssituasjon, sier EØS/EU-minister Elisabeth Aspaker. Nylig åpnet hun en førskole for rombarn i Bulgarias hovedstad Sofia. Read more

On 25 February 2016, H.E. Mrs. Guro Katharina Vikør, Ambassador opened the international conference "Innovations in Bulgarian agriculture: first steps on the path of EMI-AGRI" in Plovdiv. Read more

Minister Aspaker together with two of the children at the newly opened preschool. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

- Education is the way out of poverty for many Roma people across Europe. Norway utilizes the EEA and Norway Grants to fund measures enabling Roma people to improve their living conditions, says Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker. On Wednesday she opened a pre-school for Roma children in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Read more

From March 1st, all inquiries regarding visa applications to Norway and Sweden must be directed to the Finnish embassy in Sofia. Read more

‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK... Read more

‘The World Health Organization needs NOK 23 million in immediate contributions for its efforts to fight the Zika virus. When I met Director-General Chan yesterday, I promised that Norway will quickly provide NOK 10 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

The Norwegian Embassy organized a seminar on good governance and transparency together with Innovation Norway and Telenor Bulgaria. Read more

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New Norwegian initiative to promote freedom of expression and independent media The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. January 18th... Read more

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne. Read more

For first time ambassadors in Sofia carried out special meeting to discuss the support needed for the Roma integration policy in Bulgaria. It was organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy following initiative of H.E. Guro Katharina Vikor and Center “Amalipe”. It brought together the ambassadors of Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, USA as well as of Norway,... Read more

Photo: Petar Yordanov, Innovation Norway.

On 10 December 2015, H.E. Ms. Guro Katharina Vikør and Mr. Emili Iliev, Mayor of Strumyani municipality, opened together the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) at “Chrekezov” Ltd. Read more

On Thursday morning, the Norwegian government will introduce temporary border controls, to prevent people without the required travel documents from entering the country. Read more

The Norwegian Ambassador hosted the first networking event of the newly established Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group (NBBG). The Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group was established in 2015 as a non-profit organization with the support of the Norwegian Embassy in Bulgaria and Telenor. Read more

Photo: Telenor.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy organized a business breakfast on corporate social responsibility called “CSR – contributing to growth and sustainable development” on the 12th of October. The event was organized in cooperation with Innovation Norway, Telenor Bulgaria and CSR Bulgaria. Read more

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg joins fellow Heads of State and Government for an historic summit to adopt the world's new development agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals constitute an ambitious and universal plan to eradicate all poverty in the world and facilitate sustainable development over the next 15 years. Read more

Photo: Telenor Bulgaria.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Telenor Bulgaria launched the newly established Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group on the 23rd of September at the Norwegian Residence. The Business Group is established with the purpose of encouraging the good business practices and the development of the economic relations between Norway and Bulgaria. Read more