Ministry of Defence
Annul 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".
NATO has now agreed to a Norwegian offer to host a major, high-visibility exercise in the alliance’s northernmost area in 2018.
NATO’s ability to respond rapidly to crisis situations and challenges on NATO’s periphery were at the top of the agenda when NATO defence ministers met in Brussels on 5 February.
About the ministry
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 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.
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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Phone: + 47 23 09 80 00
Address: Pb. 8126 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Myntgata 1, 0032 Oslo