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The Ministry of Justice’s goal is to ensure the security of individuals and society through effective preventive efforts and crisis management, and through good organisation of society’s emergency planning system. The Ministry of Defence is the government body resonsible for formulating and implementing Norwegian security and defence policy.

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Proposing 3.4% Defence Budget Increase in 2015

The Norwegian Government proposes to increase the defence budget by 3.4% in 2015, amounting to a total of NOK 1.460 billion. The budget ensures a considerable investment in relevant and modern capabilities that will ensure ensure enhanced operational abilities for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Government will also strengthen the ability of the Armed Forces to contribute to societal security, through measures such as a higher level of readiness for the Air Force’s helicopters at Rygge and Bardufoss.

Norway takes over chairmanship of the Missile Technology Control Regime

Norway is at the forefront of efforts to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. On 1 October, Norway took over the chairmanship of the international Missile Technology Control Regime.

“The nature of war, the role of the soldier – constant or changing?”

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Army Summit 2014, September 23, Akershus festning, Oslo. “The nature of war, the role of the soldier – constant or changing?”

Norway promises increased support for Iraq

‘Today’s meeting of the Security Council sends an important signal of international support for Iraq in its fight against the extremist organisation ISIL,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Global Security, Transnational Threats and Norwegian Interests

"Transnational threats are intertwined with the challenges of yesterday. This conference will help us refine the tools we need to counter them”, Foreign Minister Brende said when he opened the conference “A Nexus of Global Threats. Concepts and Response”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, when he opened the conference ""A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo.

Responding to the Nexus – The Case for NATO

Speech by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide at the conferende "A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo Sept. 17 2014. The title of her speech was "Responding to the Nexus – The Case for NATO".

NATO Wales Summit – Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond

The Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Rīga Conference 2014 September 12. The title of the speech was "NATO Wales Summit – Revitalizing the Trans-Atlantic Bond".

Multinational F-35-Summit to be held in Oslo on 25 September

For the first time the leaders of the multinational F-35-program will meet in Norway. This happens as all nine partner nations in the program assemble in Oslo for its second JSF steering board for 2014. The F-35 Program is expected to deliver around 3,000 aircraft for the nine partner nations as well as several direct export customers over the next 20 to 25 years and is the largest multinational technology development program of its kind since World War II. For the first time media will also be invited to cover the meeting from a dedicated press centre.

Defence cooperation between Ukraine and Norway

-Norway will send personnel to two exercises in Ukraine in September. Two staff officers are now participating in the Sea Breeze exercise in Odessa, and later in September two observers will take part in the exercise Rapid Trident. Norway has also volunteered to provide the deputy head of the NATO Liaison Office in Kiev. From Norway, we will be supporting Ukraine with advice and counsel,” says Øystein Bø, State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.

NATO is stronger after summit

"During the summit, NATO took steps that strengthen the alliance’s preparedness and response capability”, says Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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Ministry of Defence

Telephone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Fax: + 47 23 09 60 75

Address

Box 8126 Dep., N-0032 Oslo

Visiting address:
Myntgata 1

Contact information

Ministry of Defence

Telephone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Fax: + 47 23 09 60 75

Address

Box 8126 Dep., N-0032 Oslo

Visiting address:
Myntgata 1