Researchers from the University of Wroclaw and Oslo University Hospital are searching for new and improved cancer therapies. 
Photo: Christophe Vander Eecken.Researchers from the University of Wroclaw and Oslo University Hospital are searching for new and improved cancer therapies. Photo: Christophe Vander Eecken

‘Europe is lagging behind its global competitors. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, we are helping to stimulate job creation in Europe through innovation, research and education. Norwegian researchers and companies are also involved in many of the projects,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen.

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Photo: The Norwegian Parliament.

The President of the Norwegian Parliament, Olemic Thommessen, paid an official visit to Romania June 22-23. He was accompanied by a delegation of parliamentarians from various Norwegian political parties. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the dialogue between the Norwegian and the Romanian parliaments, as well as expressing Norway's support for the democratic progress in Romania.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy has a temporary vacancy for a position of EEA and Norway Grants assistant.

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Photo: The Norwegian Embassy.

  Recycling of waste has only recently started in Romania. The current recycling rate is still not more than 2% ( Eurostat, 2012 ). EU requirements are  50% waste recycling by 2020. The project Sigurec, funded by Norway, will promote the selective collection of waste from the population and will contribute to improving the overall recycling rate in Romania. In partnership with big retail

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The projects contribute to job creation, reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, waste collection & treatment, new green products and more. The funding has been provided through the Green Industry Innovation Programme under the Norway Grants. All the funds have successfully been allocated and projects are well under implementation.

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I Norge er valgdagen for kommunestyrevalget og fylkestingsvalget 2015 mandag 14. september . Velgere som ikke er i Norge på valgdagen den 14. september, kan forhåndsstemme i utlandet fra 1. juli til og med 4. september (for å være sikre på at stemmen når frem i tide til å bli registrert). Dette gjelder både for velgere som er bosatt i utlandet, og velgere som oppholder seg midlertidig i utlande...

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Photo: The Norwegian Film Institute.

Norway was once again very present at this year’s edition of the TIFF, in the frame of a unique project: NORWAVE. It covered more than 16 film screening in various sections of the festival, a Bent Hamer retrospective, Norwegian music, seminars and events combining several arts, special guests as well as informal meetings.

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Photo: Frode O. Andersen/Utenriksdepartementet .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende opened the conference, and states represented at the conference were encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest.

Minister of EEA and EU affairs, Mr. Vidar Helgesen visited Romania April 14 – 15. Mr. Helgesen met with Prime-Minister Victor Ponta, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu and Minister of EU Funds Marius Nica. He also visited projects funded by Norway to help reduce social and economic disparities in Romania.

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