Norway in the UK

Photo: Siri Aronsen.

On Tuesday 9 December, the ambassador Mona Juul presented her Letter of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after being escorted to Buckingham Palace in a State landau from the Royal Mews. Read more

Photo: Visit Norway.

The 2014 results of the international image and reputation survey "The Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index" were recently released. Norway is ranked 13th of 50 countries that have global influence. Read more

Photo: The Norwegian- British Chamber of Commerce, NBCC.

Team Norway in the UK, represented by the Norwegian- British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), will be hosting a seminar at the Geological Society on October 16th, where a panel of senior representatives from the business community and government officials across the UK and Norway will examine the business and cultural impact of women quotas on public company boards. Read more

Norwegian Ambassador to the UK Ms. Mona Juul. 
Photo: Siri Aronsen/MFA.

From September 1st 2014, Ms. Mona Juul replaces Mr. Kim Traavik as the Norwegian Ambassador to the UK. Read more

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Borge Brende, will be in London on the 12th of June to attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Read more

Photo: Nicole Gumatay.

“Norway has never before been more sovereign, and never before so tied up with International and European law”, Professor Fredrik Sejersted said at the seminar, held in occasion of the bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution. Read more

Photo: Derek Wade, British Royal Navy.

The close bilateral relations between Norway and the UK and the tense security situation in Eastern Europe dominated the agenda as Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide visited her British colleague, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, in London on Tuesday 29th April. Read more

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The Norwegian Minister for Fisheries, Ms Elisabeth Aspaker, celebrates Norwegian Seafood in the UK during the 2014 Norwegian Seafood Summit taking place in London 23 January. Read more

Photo: Thea Gunnes.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Børge Brende visited London on the 27th-28th November for an extensive programme that included a meeting with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mr William Hague and a seminar on the opportunities and possibilities in the Arctic. Read more

Photo: Rea Parashar .

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon attended a symposium on astrophysics at the Royal Society in London 20th November where several young Norwegian and British researchers and students met to discuss topics within astrophysics. Read more

Photo: Forsvarets forum/Erling Eikli.

The Norwegian Ambassador hosted a Remembrance Day lunch 11th of November for Norwegian and British veterans in his Residence at 10 Palace Green in London. Veterans from the Second World War and from succeeding armed conflicts, including Afghanistan participated. Read more

Photo: Legatum Prosperity Index ™ .

Norway is ranked the most prosperous country in the world in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, followed by Switzerland and Canada. Read more

Photo: VisitOSLO/Rod Costa .

“We respond to climate change by making a global commitment and by taking local action”, said Governing Mayor of Oslo, Mr. Stian Berger Røsland, on the nomination of the Norwegian capital in the Waste Management category during the recent City Climate Leadership Awards in London. Read more

Norway and the UK will look for opportunities for collaboration regarding the future training, operations and sustainment of the F-35 in Europe. This is the conclusion after Norwegian State Secretary Mr Eirik Øwre Thorshaug met with his UK colleague, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Mr Phillip Dunne on 5 September. Read more

A new tax treaty between Norway and the United Kingdom was signed in HM Treasury 14 March 2013 by Ambassador Kim Traavik and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke MP on behalf of their respective Governments. Read more

Photo: Norwegian Embassy.

Labour MP Dame Joan Ruddock recently hosted a conference in the House of Commons on the topic of the Norwegian quota act which states that at least 40 per cent of board members in limited companies must be of either sex. Around 70 participants from Parliament and other parts of public and private life met five Norwegian experts outlining different aspects of the law. Read more

Photo: Bjørn Stuedal.

The Norwegian Minister of the Environment, Mr Bård Vegar Solhjell, participated in an international seminar about rainforest preservation in London on 29th November. Read more

Photo: Ruter.

Oslo, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a lot in common. But despite the similar size of the cities, the public transport systems differ a great deal. Nordic Horizons have in cooperation with Scottish Cities Alliance invited common management company Ruter and their Development Director Hanne Bertnes Norli to Edinburgh and Stirling to talk about Oslo and Akershus’s integrated system of trams, metros,... Read more

Photo: Kristoffer Sandvik Monsen.

Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet journalists Espen Sandli and Linn Kongsli Hillestad received the Innovation Prize for their project “Null CTRL” at this year’s European Press Awards. Read more

Photo: Vidar M. Husby.

The Research Council of Norway, the National Library of Norway, Norvik Press Ltd and UCL's Department of Scandinavian Studies welcome you to a one-day seminar on 9 April 2014 to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution of 1814. Read more