Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is a Government Office with responsibility for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy.


Bilde av Ine Eriksen Søreide

"Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas"

Annual address to Oslo Militære Samfund, 9 February 2015, from Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. "Strengthening and renewing our Armed Forces for the future – hard choices and dilemmas".

Unified Effort - Expert Commision on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy

The Expert Commission on Norwegian Security and Defence Policy was appointed by the Norwegian Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, on 15 December 2014, and submitted its report on 28 April 2015. The Commission was asked to analyse the Norwegian Armed Forces’ ability to solve the most demanding tasks in crisis and war. The Commission has studied developmentsin the short term (the next four years) and the long term (the next 20–30 years).


Government Proposes 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.

Annual report NORDEFCO 2014

The Nordic Defense Cooperation NORDEFCO produces tangible results through intensified security political dialogue, capacity building activities, training and exercises, capability development and armaments cooperation, as well as cooperation in military operations.

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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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