The Norwegian flag waving in the wind in front of the Acropolis.The Norwegian flag waving in the wind in front of the Acropolis.

This year, the Norwegian Embassy in Athens with resident Ambassador celebrates its 40th anniversary. However, the bilateral relations between Greece and Norway started close to 100 years ago. On the occasion of the anniversary, here is a short introduction to Greek-Norwegian relations over the past 96 years.

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Photo: Jo Nesbø © Håkon Eikesdal.

All fans of the books of Jo Nesbø are invited for a night dedicated completely to the Norwegian author and his “anti-hero” Harry Hole.

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The Rotunda is one of the cultural sites that are now accessible to disabled persons. 
Photo: Prospelasis.

The International Union of Architects (UIA) “Friendly Spaces” bestowed an international recognition to the Research Team of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for their research project “Prospelasis”.

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser.

The Nobel Assembly has announced that ‘The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was divided, one half awarded to John O'Keefe, the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain” .’ The Norwegian Government and Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulate Norwegian wife and husband, May-Britt and Edva...

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Photo: Kristina Stavropoulou.

Do you like taking pictures? Are you betwen 15 and 25 years old and would like to "have your say" and show what it's like being you? Then welcome to participate in the online photo competition "Having Their Say", a project funded by the EEA & Norway Grants and under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

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Photo: Petros Sordinas.

Dear visitor, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in Athens, created to provide you with information about Norway and about Norway’s relationship with Greece and Cyprus.

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Rita Severis proudly gives President Nicos Anastasiades a tour around the new centre. 
Photo: Christian Grotnes Halvorsen/UD.

Today it is the UN-controlled buffer zone that divides the Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. Hundred years ago, it was the colour of their clothing. Through funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, the Centre for Visual Arts and Research in Nicosia documents how the two groups lived peacefully together for hundreds of years.

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A blind child reading. Not enough has been done to reach vulnerable groups, such as girls, minorities, disabled children and children who are affected by crises and conflicts. 
Photo: GMB Akash/Panos/Felix Features.

Education does not guarantee political, social or economic sustainability. However, no country has eradicated poverty, promoted business development, prevented conflict or provided good health services to the population without a focus on education.

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Photo: Maria Tsakos Foundation.

Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL) and the ‘Maria Tsakos’ Foundation entering into a partnership on maritime research.

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Still from the film 'The glasses of diversity'.

The Bodossaki Foundation newly published the animated short film 'The glasses of diversity' as a part of their 'We are all Citizens' programme.

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Children singing in front of the statue of Ivar Aasen in Ørsta, celebrating his 200th anniversary in 2013. 
Photo: Noregs Mållag.

A Tale of Two Men (and Four Languages): September 26 is the European Day of Languages. This article is written in celebration of that day and is a short introduction to the Greek and the Norwegian language situations and Adamantios Koraïs and Ivar Aasen.

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One of the projects in Greece is the renovation of the 'Stoa of Attalos' museum in Athens. 

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway supports several projects in Greece and Cyprus.

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