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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented plans for a new comprehensive Ocean Strategy at the Ocean Conference in Bergen 31 May 2016.

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In true Scandinavian style, the Scandinavian Australian Association (SAA) is organizing a Midsummer celebration in Canberra on Saturday June 25th. Midsummer (Sankthansaften in Norwegian) is an ancient festival celebrating both the Summer Solstice and St. John the Baptist.

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During peak seasons, visa applications can take up to 30 days to process.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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In its capacity as Contact Point Embassy for NATO in Australia, the Norwegian Embassy facilitated a visit by senior officials from NATO HQ in Brussels to Canberra, The Embassy also co-organised a public seminar at the ANU on the upcoming NATO Summit on Warsaw.

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Ambassador Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to the Queens Representative of the Cook Islands, Mr Tom Marsters, on 18 May

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What are the opportunities and obstacles for women reaching leadership roles in foreign services? Representatives from Australia, Japan, the USA and Norway addressed national experiences in a recent DFAT-hosted event.

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Photo: Hordaland fylkeskommune, Flickr.com, BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Norgesskolen is a three week summer school in Norwegian language and culture for children of Norwegian parents or for children and youth aged between 9 and 18 who wish to maintain contact with the Norwegian language and culture.

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For the attention of Norwegian citizens: A representative from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications for passport from Norwegian citizens at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Tuesday 6 September 2016. If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, please email the Consulate at Norwegian.Consulate@wilh.com.au  within c.o.b. Wednesday 31 

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Bergen Summer Research School is an annual cross-disciplinary research school for PhD student and junior researchers.

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Do you want to study, explore Norway and make friendships across national borders? University of Oslo is arranging the 70th session of their International Summer School from 25 June to 5 August.

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Northern lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. 
Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen / Innovation Norway .

Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, or visit the world-famous Norwegian fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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