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April 20, At it's AGM Richard Milne, Financial Times, was elected new president of FPA, Norway





April 10, Tuesday, At its AGM Pierre Deshayes, AFP was elected new president of FPA, Norway

April 10, Tuesday at 18.00 FPA will have it's Annual General Meeting at NIPS, Klingenberggt 5, at 6 PM

December 9-11 NIPS will be the press center for the Nobel Institute during the Nobel ceremonies.

Sep 26, Tuesday at 10 AM, FPA invites it's members for the yearly Nobel speculations with Henrik Urdal, PRIO and Asle Sveen, historian

Aug 16, Thursday, at 11 AM, Rasmus Hansen, the Green party, meets members of FPA to briefing about the election.

Aug3, Thursday at 11 AM,  Siv Jensen, party leader Progress party, meets members of FPA to briefing about the election.

June 19, Monday at 11 AM, Press conference with The Rainbow Foundation and the organizers of the Interfaith Rainforest Conference

June 7,  Wednesday 9 AM Breakfast meeting with the Rafto foundation


May 16, Tuesday,  12 AM Press Lunch with Future Library

October 1, Thursday at 9.30 AM, FPA will have a "breakfast/brainstorming meeting" with PRIO-director Kristian Berg Harpviken and Nobeliana-historian Asle Sveen to speculate about the possible laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The meeting will be at NIPS.


November 11, Wednesday at 12 AM, FPA will meet Jøran Kallmyr (FrP), statssekretær i Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet at NIPS.


April 24, Friday at 6 PM the Foreign Press Association will have its annual general meeting at NIPS. All members are welcome!


April 21, Tuesday at 9 AM. Solveig Horne, Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, will meet the members of FPA at NIPS.


March 26, Thursday, at 9.15 AM we will meet the new director of the Nobel Institute, Olav Njølstad, at NIPS,

Klingenberg gt 5.


February 24, Tuesday: At 11. AM Fredrik Heffermehl will come to NIPS on Klingenberg gt 5, to present what the organisation Nobel Peace Prize Watch considers as the 25 candidates that should get the Peace Prize this year.


January 28, Wednesday: FPA will meet Prime Minister Erna Solberg at SMK. Please be there in time for security reason well ahead of the meeting at 11.45.


December 12, Friday: Time for our «Julebord», (Christmas dinner). True to tradition we have choosen a restaurant in honour of this year's Nobel Laurates, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai.

So there will be Indian/Pakistani food at Mehfel Restaurant, Kirkegata 15. We meet there at 19.30.


October 31, Friday 10-11 AM: FPA will meet Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs

at NIPS, Klingeberggt 5


October 21, Tuesday: Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien will be coming to the Press Centre.13:30-14:30.


Tuesday, October 21: It's time again for speculations about the next Nobel peace prize laureate! The announcement will be made on Friday 10 October at 11.00. One week before, we meet our two usual experts, PRIO's director Kristian Berg

Harpviken and Nobeliana's historian and writer Asle Sveen.

The meeting will take place at Nips.


June 10, Tuesday: The new International Press Centre at Klingenberggt 5, was opened by Foreign Minister Børge Brende 


May 23, Friday: FPA will be holding its yearly meeting tomorrow at 6pm at Nips.

NB: The press centre has moved. The new address is Klingenberggt 5 


May 6. Tuesday, at 8.30 AM. We will have our first breakfast meeting at the new NIPS with the Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen. Nips, Klingenberg gt 5, 5th floor.


May 2, Friday. For FPA members and visiting foreign journalists: On the day before the Norwegian Constitution Day there will be an information meeting at NIPS, Klingenberggt 5, at 4 pm: where to go, what to do, program etc You are all welcome!


April 28, Monday. The Foreign Press Association relocated to new offices in Klingenberggaten 5.


December 12, Thursday, Christmas party, Fuglen at 18 PM for drinks/Café Marhaba, Keysersgt 2, for the dinner at 19.45 PM.


October 23, Wednesday, Breakfast meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende


October 3, Thursday, Meeting with PRIO director Kristian Berg Harpviken and researcher/writter Asle Sveen. NIPS at 1 .00 PM. How controversial will this years Peace Prize be?


October 1, Tuesday, Meeting with Chess genius Magnus Carlsen, 12.00 AM, NIPS.


September 26, Wednesday, Breakfast meeting with Oslo Innovation Week, 08:30-10:30, Oslo City Hall, 7th floor


September 5, Tursday, Meeting with Erna Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party and likely our next Prime minister,  from 14.00 to 15.00 PM, at NIPS.


September 4, Wednesday, Meeting with Rasmus Hansson, the Oslo candidate for the green party MDG and one of the few surprises in this election campaign, 9.00 to 10.00 in Nips-


June 21, Friday, at 12.30 PM. Meeting with Central bank governor Øystein Olsen, at NIPS.

June 12, Summer Party at Smalhans, Wednesday 20.30 PM

May 27, Monday, at 10.00 AM. Presentation by 2022 - Oslo's application for the Olympic Winter games. The presentation is at Olav Vs gate 4, 2nd floor.


April 23, Tuesday at 08.30 AM, Sturla Henriksen, Director General of Norwegian Shipowners' Association, has invited the members of FPA for a breakfast meeting. The venue will be will be Rådhusgaten 25.


The yearly meeting in the Foreign Press Association, Norway was held April,10, Wednesday at 18.00 PM at NIPS. A new board was chosen, with Valeria Criscione as the leader.


6 March, Wednesday, 10.00 AM. Foreign minister Espen Barth Eide: Briefing about the direction of Norwegian foreign policy.


28 February, Thursday, 02.00 PM.Mona Juul  and Annette Abelsen  from the Foreign Ministry: Background briefing on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Norway will host an international conference on the subject in Oslo 4–5 March 2013.


15 January, Tuesday 08.30AM. Breakfast meeting with Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian. Oksnøyv 3. We will have a transport from NIPS at 08.05


12 December, Wednesday, 8 PM, Christmas dinner at Serranos in Bjørvika. It is located in the Opera Quarter (Bar Code) at Trelastgata 3 on the 1st floor. Pre-drinks at 7:00 PM at Oslo Mekaniske Verksted, which is just on the other side of the pedestrian bridge in Grønland. The address is Tøyenbekken 34.


4 December, Tuesday, 9.15 AM. Does the EU deserve the Peace Prize? Breakfast meeting with the EU ambassador in Oslo, János Herman and the leader of Nei til EU (the organisation against EU membership), Heming Olaussen.The meeting will take place at NIPS.


30 October, Tuesday, 2 pm. Special viewing of "The Modern Eye", an exhibition of Edvard Munch's paintings, for FPA:s members by the curator of the museum. 


24 October 10.00- 12.00: Head of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) Benedicte Bjørnland will meet with at NIPS. On the agenda is the security threat after the 22/7 terror attack.


8 October, 9.30: PRIO-director Kristian Berg Harpviken and professor Asle Sveen will come to Nips to speculate about possible Nobel peace prize laureates for 2012.


28 September, 1.00pm: meeting with Knut Bjarkeid, the director of Ila prison -where Breivik will be held in a foreseable future-, and Ellen Bjercke from the Norwegian Correctional Services


19 June , FPA Summer Party 2012at SüdØst Asian Cross Over


29 March, 10.00am: meeting with the Labour Youth movement
(AUF) chairman Eskil Pedersen in Nips


27 March, 14.30pm: meeting with Breivik's lawyers Geir Lippestad in Nips


22 March 6pm, General Assembly, FPA 


28 February, 11am: meeting with law professor Jo Stigen (University of

Oslo) to answer all our questions around the Breivik-case.


21 February, 9am; meeting meet with Øystein Olsen, governor of the Norwegian Central Bank, in Nips


31 January, 9am: meeting with the president of the Oslo District Court, Geir Engebretsen in Nips.


19 January,  10.30am, meeting with Minister of Oil and Energy, Ole Borten Moe.It will take place at R5, Akersgata 59. Meet up at the reception! 


14 December, Christmas Dinner at Food Story. Meeet up at 19pm!


21 November, meeting with Yngve Slyngstad, head of the oil fund, 9:15am in Nips.


7 October, Meeting with PRIO director Kristian Berg Harpviken 11.00am, in Nips.


7 April, 6pm: Annual meeting of the FPA


24 March, 1:30pm: meeting in front of NIPS, Haakon VIIs gate 10, to support the release of our friend and colleague Ammar Al-Hamdan.


4 Nov, 12.30pm: meeting with Kai Eide, former UN special envoy to Afghanistan


1 Oct, 13.15 pm: Meeting with former Prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, now head of the Oslo center for peace and human rights, looking at worthy candidates for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.


29 Sept, 12.30 pm: Meeting with Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace research institute in Oslo (Prio), ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement


5 September: Press trip to Kirkenes/Nikel/Murmansk (until the 10th)


30 August, 9.15 am: Meeting in Nips with Alexander Nikitin, former Soviet u-boat officer turned environmentalist whistleblower, and with Kristin Joergen, head of the Russian section of Bellona


30 June, 9.30am: Meeting with Industry minister Trond Giske about the Norwegian industry policy


10 June: Meeting with Mullah Krekar at 12.00am in Nips


9 June: Summer party in Kampen Bistro (Bøgata 21) at 7.30pm. Meeting first for a drink at Bjørn Lindahl's (Sørumgate 3A) from 6.00pm


7 June, 9.00am: Meeting with Sven Ombudstvedt, CEO of papermaker Norske Skog, in Nips


20 May, 9.15am: Meeting with Eurovision expert Inge Solmo at Nips


25 April, 6.00pm: Annual meeting in Nips. Appointment of a new board, review of the past and the coming years and many other items


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