Photo: The Norwegian Embassy.Photo: The Norwegian Embassy

Norway is a substantial bilateral donor to BiH, aiming to support its stability and economic development. Brende emphasized that Norway stands behind BiH’s EU and NATO integration. He also affirmed Norway’s support for BiH’s territorial integrity. During his visit on 15 February, Minister Brende met with Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mladen Ivanic, Chairman of the BiH Presidency an...

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In a ceremony on 14 September, Ambassador Ms Guri Rusten presented her credentials to Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Bakir Izetbegovic.

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Norway reacted quickly to the humanitarian crisis related to the floods and landslides in Bosnia and Herzegovina last year with BAM 1.2 million to immediate emergency relief and humanitarian aid. Norway was one of the biggest bi-lateral donors and contributed with BAM 8 million to the reconstruction phase – mainly implemented by UNDP. In addition, Norway supported flood related de-mining and...

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Early phase of reconstruction of a primary school in Srbac. Norway financed furniture for this school. 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy.

The devastating floods and landslides in May left Bosnia and Herzegovina in urgent need of external relief. Norway has responded to this situation.

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House taken by landslide. 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy / Markus Kristian Aronsen.

‘On behalf of my government, I would like to express my sincere solidarity with the victims of this terrible tragedy. I am pleased to confirm that Norway has allocated over 5 million Euro (43 million Norwegian kroner) for relief and reconstruction efforts in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia, equally distributed between the two countries’, said Norwegian Ambassador Vibeke Lilloe today.

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Foreign Minister Brende visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Bekaadalen, Lebanon. Photo: Kristin Enstad, UD

‘The Government is proposing the largest humanitarian budget ever. Acute, large-scale crises in the Middle East and Africa make this concerted effort necessary. Norway’s humanitarian budget is being increased by one billion kroner in 2016,’ Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

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If you are from Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can visit siu.no here  and apply to do your Masters or PhD degree in Norway. If selected you will receive the same amount of economic support that Norwegian citizens do. This is an offer from the Norwegian government through the Quota Scheme. Please note that there are more cirteria you must fulfill. The aim of the scheme is the promo

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Second UN airplane landed in Banja Luka, carrying aid financed by Norway and USAID. 
Photo: UNDP BiH.

Two United Nations (UN) airplanes, carrying water filters, pumps, tanks and generators, landed at the airport in Banja Luka on Sunday the 25th of May. The cost of the equipment amounts to approximately 370,000 USD, and was provided by the Norwegian Government and USAID, while the UN handled the implementation of the operation.

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Norway and Bosnia-Hercegovina have since the mid-1990's developed an increasingly strong relationship. Jens Stoltenberg, who was the Norwegian Foreign Minister at that time, recognized BiH as an independent state in a latter 7th April 1992. The Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo was opened in April 1996. After many years of humanitarian and reconstruction aid, Norwegian development cooperation...

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