Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Filip Glas

Foreign Minister Børge Brende on Monday 13th of February visited a sunny Zagreb for meetings with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier. The discussed topics were security and stability in Southeast Europe, Croatia’s rising economy, and EU and NATO enlargement, in addition to bilateral issues.

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Photo: Terje Rakke.

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the Sami people. The 6th of February is the day of the Sami people, as this is the date the first joint meeting of the Sami was held in Trondheim, Norway. To celebrate the anniversary, several events are taking place to spread knowledge about the history and culture about this indigenous people.

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To cast some light on the importance of translators The Norwegian Literature Abroad (NORLA) have made an interview serie called “Translator of the month”, where readers get to know some of the people who translate into Norwegian. In January this was Munib Delalić who recently translated Per Pettersson’s “In Sibir” to croatian. He is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but has been living in...

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‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Berlin in the strongest possible terms. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Germany in the fight against terrorism. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and our freedom,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: Nina Koydl, Ethnographic Museum Zagreb.

The Norwegian Embassy in Croatia in cooperation with The Ethnographic Museum and the Croatian-Norwegian Society hosted an evening with an introduction to Norwegian christmas traditions. The event took place at the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, and gathered Norwegians as well as Croatians interested in learning more about how Norwegians celebrate the holiday.

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‘The economic restructuring of the Nordic region, the challenges faced by Europe, and international developments remind us of the importance of our shared values, our unity, and our solidarity. Strategic Nordic cooperation is crucial,’ said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg when she presented the programme for the Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017 at the Nordic...

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Photo: Jasenko Rasol .

The Norwegian Embassy in Croatia co-hosted the launching of the first beer produced by a newly established Norwegian-Croatian company. "Prvo Viško Pivo", which means the first beer from Vis, has been well received in Croatia and has already won an award. The company is currently in the process of establishing a brewery on Vis, a small island in the Adriatic located far away from the mainland.

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Around NOK 26 billion is being made available for reducing social and economic disparities in 15 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The negotiations on how this funding is to be used have already started.

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