Photo: Christian L. Elgvin/ tinagent.com.Photo: Christian L. Elgvin/ tinagent.com

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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God jul og godt nytt år! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Embassy will be open on the following days :

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Ambassador Larsen together with some of the representatives from the NGOs.

Ambassador Sjur Larsen opened his home to 40 Greek NGOs that receive funding from the EEA and Norway Grants this Christmas. 'An inspiring event,' the Ambassador said after the gathering. 'It is always wonderful to meet so many nice and dedicated people!'

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The EEA and Norway Grants funds a number of projects in Cyprus related to social development, environment and climate change, civil society, cultural heritage and research. Below is an overview of current projects.

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Christmas is just a few days away when I write these lines, and as every year, the last few weeks before the holidays are busy at the Norwegian Embassy.

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Kjøllefjord Wind Farm, Finnmark. 
Photo: Kristian Løksa/ Statkraft .

Climate change has been an increasingly hot topic at global conferences since the first World Climate Conference took place 35 years ago. In December 2014, the Conference of the Parties in Lima discussed elements for a draft negotiating text for the next climate agreement.

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Key areas of support are marine and water management, renewable energy, the NGO fund, asylum and migration, and research.

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