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  • The Government’s plan for a gradual reopening: Out of the crisis together

    10/04/2021 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The reopening plan of Norway is not scheduled on specific dates, but it clarifies the conditions that must be met for the reopening to happen. The plan also sets out the order in which the various parts of society will reopen. Data, not dates,

  • Myanmar: Unacceptable death sentences

    10/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The death sentence against 19 people in Myanmar is unacceptable and a deeply worrying development', Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said.

  • Plan for a gradual reopening

    09/04/2021 Article Government.no

    As an increasing number of people are vaccinated, we will need an overarching plan for easing national infection control measures and a gradual reopening of society.

  • Proposals for new rules to increase transparency around and participation by foreign shareholders

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian government is proposing new rules that will increase transparency around foreign owners of shares in Norway, as well as increasing the opportunities for foreign shareholders to participate in the general meetings of companies in which

  • Stronger due process protection for children and parents

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Children and Families

    Competence requirements, a greater focus on prevention, higher requirements of documentation and grounds, and more management and control at the local level. Children’s rights will be strengthened and access rules changed in line with the

  • Legislative proposal for transposing the Banking Package submitted to Parliament

    09/04/2021 News story Ministry of Finance

    Today, the Norwegian Government has submitted to Parliament a legislative proposal for transposing the EU Banking Package (CRR2, CRD5, BRRD2) into Norwegian law.

  • Changes in the travel advice for some Nordic countries and areas

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Based on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s weekly assessment of the Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to change the status of Iceland and the North Karelia Hospital District in Finland from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ on the map showing

  • Simplification of the benchmark index for the Government Pension Fund Global

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    In the white paper Government Pension Fund 2021, the Government proposes that no additional markets are to be added to the GPFG equity benchmark at the present time. Concurrently, the smallest companies are to be omitted from the equity benchmark.

  • Norwegian participation in EU programmes 2021–2027

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Government plans for Norway to participate in a number of EU programmes during the period 2021-2027. While some of this is a continuation of existing programme cooperation, Norway also intends to take part in new programmes.

  • Strengthening of the ethical framework for the Government Pension Fund Global

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government strengthens the ethical framework for the Government Pension Fund Global. The proposed modifications are largely in line with the recommendations of the Ethics Committee.

  • Responsible long-term management of the Government Pension Fund

    09/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance today published the white paper The Government Pension Fund 2021. The white paper addresses the Government efforts in further developing the investment strategy and strengthening of the responsible investment framework. The

  • Meld. St. 24 (2020–2021) - The Government Pension Fund 2021

    Chapter 1: Executive summary

    09/04/2021 Report to the Storting Ministry of Finance

  • Reports and letters

    09/04/2021 Article Ministry of Finance

    2021 MSCI Report: Benchmark Selection Analysis (February 2021) Government Pension Fund Global - benchmark index for equities - letter from Norges Bank to the Ministry of Finance (01.02.2021) Government Pension Fund Global – benchmark index for

  • Spring and Annual Meeting at IMF and IMFC

    09/04/2021 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Nordic Baltic Constituency (NBC) consists of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The constituency submits a statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, IMFC.

  • Security Council Open Debate on Mine Action

    08/04/2021 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Statement by State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte in the UN Security Council high-level open debate on mine action.

    By State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte 8 April

  • Statement on the US’ decision to restart assistance for the Palestinian people

    08/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Norway welcomes the US plans to restart economic, development and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, including to UNRWA', the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said..

  • ‘We need youth leadership’

    08/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In a joint statement issued prior to the annual UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) Youth Forum, Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein and youth delegates of the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU) stressed that the

  • The Prime Minister’s address about the plan for reopening

    07/04/2021 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Address by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Storting about the plan for the reopening of society, 7 April 2021.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Increased funding for humanitarian efforts highlighting protection and food security

    05/04/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Norway is increasing its support for efforts to protect civilians, improve food security and provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people in countries affected by crisis and conflict, and is providing a record-high NOK 6.3 billion in

  • Fake calls from a Ministry of Foreign Affairs telephone number

    01/04/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received reports of fake calls being made from one of its telephone numbers, +47 23 95 00 00, by someone claiming to represent the Ministry. The caller claims there is something wrong with the person’s residence