DEMONSTRATION: Mixed crowd for the DEMONSTRATION: Mixed crowd for the "yes" and the "no" vote in 1994. . Photo: Flickr / Nei til EU

Norway congratulates Croatia with its two first years in the European Union. Our country is a warm supporter of the cooperation between European countries, and encourages EU integration in South-East Europe. However, why has a non-EU country been supporting the Croatian EU-path, you might ask?

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Nidarosdomen in Trondheim. Photo: Mariusz Kluzniak / Flickr

Did you know that several Norwegian cities have established official relations to Croatian cities, such as Zagreb and Split? The cities of Tromsø, Trondheim and Sandnes are living symbols of the friendship between our two countries, and we are sure that the local inhabitants will welcome you in a friendly way.

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Photo: The National Foundation for Development of Civil Society.

The NGO Fund Operator of the EEA and Norway grants in Croatia, The National Foundation for Civil Society Development, signed the funding contracts with seventeen NGOs on Tuesday 16 June. The best evaluated projects concerning youth and democratization and human rights received financial support amounting to 4,6 million kuna in total, which is secured by contributions of Norway, Iceland and...

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The award-winning Norwegian movie Me and my Moulton by the director Torill Kove was a part of Animafest Zagreb.

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OPTIMISTIC VIEW: Minister of Trade, Ms. Monica Mæland. 
Photo: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

The export and import statistics for 2014 show an increase in economic cooperation between Norway and Croatia. Norway’s Minister of Trade, Ms. Monica Mæland, thinks that the economic relation between our two countries will develop rapidly in the years to come.

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Photo: MFA.

Representatives from some 60 countries are gathered in Oslo today to work for safer schools and universities in areas of armed conflict. ‘The Oslo Conference on Safe Schools marks the launch of a concerted global effort to ensure safe education for children and young people in countries affected by conflict. We are pleased that there is already broad support for this initiative, which Norway ha...

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‘The recommendations concerning reform of UN peacekeeping operations that were submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today give us a unique opportunity to strengthen UN peacekeeping. The world needs a UN that has the capacity to prevent and bring an end to violent conflicts as effectively as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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On Wednesday 13 May, Norwegian Ambassador Mr. Ofstad was honored by the Union of Autonomous Trade Unions of Croatia (UATUC) for his longstanding work for equality, responsibility and dialogue between the private and public sector.

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Prime Minister Erna Solberg will open the event for youth representatives on 4 June. 
Photo: Norwegian Government.

Around 200 young people and representatives of governments and local authorities from throughout Europe will be gathering in Oslo on 4–5 June to come up with strategies that can help stem the tide of violent extremism.

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