Speeches and articles

On this page you can find speeches and articles from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministries.

NATO Back in Europe – a Return of Geography?

Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide held this speech at The Military Power Seminar 2014 at the Norwegian Red Cross Conference Centre, Oslo, November 20. Title for the seminar: NATO back in Europe – A Return of Geography?


International Organisations Career Development Roundtable

Oslo, 13 November 2014

State Secretary Hans Brattskar's speech at the International Organisations Career Development Roundtable in Oslo 13 November 2014.


Think Forest seminar: Forests and the bioeconomy: future steps

The role of the Norwegian forest sector in the bioeconomy


Remembrance Day in London, 10 November 2014

Speech by State Secretary Øystein Bø at Remembrance Day in London, 10 November 2014.


Address at parliamentary meeting on freedom of religion or belief

The Lagting Chamber, the Storting, 7 November 2014

Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende at parliamentary meeting on freedom of religion or belief at the Lagting Chamber, the Storting, 7 November 2014.


Norway, EU and Democracy

Oslo, 7 November 2014

'Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference. The theme you have chosen is highly topical and close to my political and European heart. A united Europe based on peace, democracy, freedom, solidarity and respect for basic human rights', said Minister Vidar Helgesen in his statement at Europabevegelsen's conference 2014.


Youth employment and social entrepreneurship: New ways forward

International Conference in Lisbon, 5 November 2014

'The EEA and Norway Grants are an important political instrument in Norway’s European policy. The purpose of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities in the internal market and to foster bilateral cooperation', State Secretary Ingvild Næss Stub said in a speech in Lisboa on 5 November.


Norwegian participation in Be He@lthy Be Mobile


Security in the Arctic – a Norwegian perspective

'Arctic security is about maintaining the Arctic as an area of stability, predictability and international co-operation', State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen said in his speech at the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik 2 November 2014.


Norway and Tanzania: A partnership for the future

Oslo, 31 October 2014

'Norway stands ready to support Tanzania in its vision to become a middle-income country by 2025', said State Secretary Hans Brattskar in his address at a Tanzania seminar in Oslo 31 October.