Embassy Events

The Norwegian Ambassador underlined important conditions for strengthening local governance, drawing on experiences from Norway and Kosovo. Read more

The Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad and First Secretary Stein-Ivar Lothe Eide visited North-Kosovo. The Ambassador stressed the importance of continued dialogue and cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia Read more

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad together with the Mayor of Gjilan, Mr. Lutfi Haziri. . 
Photo: Kosovo Local Government Institute .

February 16th The Norwegian Ambassador in Pristina, Mr. Per Strand Sjaastad and CEO of KLGI (Kosovo Local Government Institute), Mr. Besnik Tahiri visited the Gjilan region. The visit included both the original municipalities and the new municipalities founded after the decentralization processes in the region. Read more

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad together with Ombudsperson Hilmi Jashari and Mr Jorgen Steen Sorensen, consultant at Council of Europe

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad held an introductory speech regarding the implementation of European Human Rights Standards and the Reform of the Ombudsperson Institution on Wednesday 15th of February. Read more

Press Conference With Børge Brende and Enver Hoxhaj. 
Photo: Guri Solberg/UD.

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited Prishtina on 14 February 2017. Read more

Photo:  UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende will visit Prishtina on 14 February 2017. Read more

The Ambassador met on February 3rd with Ms. Milena Harito, the Albanian Minister for Innovation and Public Administration, and Director of Innovation Center Kosovo Mr. Uranik Begu. Read more

Due to security reasons, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina is introducing new routines for entering at the Embassy’s premises. Read more

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad and Norway's Honorary General Consul in Albania, Marinela Jazoj, discussed future plans for increasing cooperation between Norway and Albania, during the Ambassadors visit to Tirana 17-18 January Read more

Photo: IDM Albania.

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad spoke at a conference about building integrity in Albania’s security sector in Tirana 30 January. The ambassador underlined that in addition to strong legislation, one also needs strong implementation, oversight and enforcement for ensuring good and lasting results. Despite the security sector having some special needs and features, transparency and the applicatio... Read more

Mr. Gani Koci, Mr. Damian Gjiknuri and General Administrator of Konfindustria Mr. Gjergj Buxhuk. 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Tirana.

International Forum on the Albanian Power Exchange held in Tirana January 31, with the participation of Albanian Minister of Energy and Industry, Mr Damian Gjiknuri, and Kosovo Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mr. Gani Koci , together with partners from Energy Community Secretariat, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Nord Pool Consulting. Read more

Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina.

UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo held their annual event “Activate” on 11 January, with the aim to promote the innovative technologies and initiatives developed by the Lab and highlight the work of young social innovators involved in the Lab’s programmes. The Activate talks was followed by an exhibition, where young entrepreneurs of Kosovo presented their projects and initiatives to the guests. Read more

New age limit for couples to get family immigration in Norway, and new application fees for family immigration Read more

Closing ceremony with NGO AKTIV.

The Norwegian Ambassador to Kosovo, Per Strand Sjaastad, was Thursday 8th of December on a visit to Zvecan and Mitrovica. Read more

A Project Board Meeting was arranged by UNDP on December 7, as part of the anti-corruption week. The topic of discussion was Support to Strengthening Rule of Law in Kosovo, and promotion of rule of law and anti-corruption is essential in any society. Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad underlined that Kosovo have a strong anti-corruption legislation, but that good and lasting results also depend on... Read more

Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.

17. – 20. november deltok studentpraktikantene ved Ambassaden i Prishtina på praktikantsamling i Beograd sammen med andre norske praktikanter fra Sørøst-Europa og Tyrkia. 11 studentpraktikanter fra 7 ulike ambassader deltok, og programmet omfattet både faglige og sosiale aktiviteter. Read more

The European Center for Minority Issues Kosovo (ECMI) organized a launching event in Prishtina on 21 November, to present the project “Support to Education in Serbian Language in Kosovo”. The project aims to help improve the quality of Serbian-language education and increase employment of minority communities in Kosovo institutions. Read more

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad spoke at the KLGI Annual Conference and Inauguration Ceremony of the ‘Local Governance Academy - Six Generation’ in Prishtina 17 November, where he underlined that the overriding objective is to promote good governance on all levels – internationally, nationally as well as locally. Read more

Promoting women´s entrepreneurship is vital to boost employment and economic growth in Kosovo. Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad participated together with Minister of Trade and Industry Hykmete Bajrami and other speakers, at a conference on Women´s Entrepreneurship in Prishtina 15 November. Many thanks to Women´s Business Association (SHE – ERA), and other stakeholders, for strong and consistent... Read more

Ambassador Per Strand Sjaastad delivered his credentials to President Bujar Nishani, Thursday, 10th of November 2016. Read more