Ministry of Defence
Publisher Ministry of Defence
On 15 November the Storting adopted Norway’s new Long Term Defence Plan. Now begins the job of putting the contents of the plan into effect. This article explains a bit about the way forward.
Norway offers to contribute to NATO’s stronger presence in the eastern member countries. The new security policy situation in Europe is at the top of the agenda for NATO’s Summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July.
About the ministry
The Norwegian Government this week followed up on the new Long Term Defence Plan presented in June with a 2017-budget that involves a significant increase in the funding level for the Norwegian Armed Forces. In total, the Government proposes a NOK 1.9 billion increase year on year, of which NOK 1.14 billion addresses specific measures recommended by the Long Term Defence Plan.
The Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has worked on the project for future submarines since 2007. The Norwegian Government decided in 2014 to investigate options for new submarines. This process is near its conclusion, and a recommendation is planned to be presented to the Government in 2017.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)
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