Public administration

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The modernisation and development of the public sector affects many policy areas. The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is the coordinating ministry in the Government’s modernisation efforts.

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Moving election work to Tønsberg

The Government has decided that the responsibility for organising elections in Norway will be moved out of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation to an election directorate. The election directorate will be located in Tønsberg. “We want to safeguard transparency and independence in election work, so we are moving this responsibility out from a politically run ministry,” says Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

Internet voting pilot to be discontinued

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation has decided to discontinue further internet voting pilot projects. Such pilots were carried out during the parliamentary elections in 2011 and 2013.

A future-oriented Government Building Complex

“History will unite with the future. We will change, but also preserve. The new Government Building Complex will be modern, stimulate vibrant and safe urban spaces and create good jobs, while also preserving our history,” says Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway will become part of the EU’s Digital Single Market

The Government has decided that Norway will participate in the EU programme CEF Digital. This programme will develop a single Digital Service Infrastructure in Europe within working life, health, justice, education and commerce.

What can the Digital Agenda for Norway do for Europe?

"Our government platform is strongly emphasising ICT as a driver for innovation, growth and modernisation of the public sector", said State Secretary Paul Chaffey in his address at a conference about European ICT policy held in Oslo.

Y-blokkas endeveggFoto: Statsbygg

The integrated artwork in the damaged government buildings

No decision has yet been made concerning re-use or demolition of the H-block and Y-block. Any Government decisions concerning the artwork in the damaged government buildings will be dealt with in accordance with Norwegian law.

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On rural regional policy

English summary of the Norwegian Government’s white paper to the Parliament on rural and regional policy: Meld. St. 13 (2012–2013) Ta heile Noreg i bruk.

Meld. St. 23 (2012–2013)

Digital Agenda for Norway

Amendments to the Political Parties Act (2012)

In this proposition the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs proposes legislative amendments that are to facilitate greater transparency and control of the funding of political parties in order to follow the recommendations of the Council of Europe represented by GRECO to Norway.

On the Act relating to certain circumstances concerning political parties (Party Act - 2005)

In this Bill, the Ministry of Government Administration and Reform presents a proposal for a new Act relating to certain circumstances concerning political parties.

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