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  • National Budget 2020: Full speed ahead in road and rail construction

    14/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Transport

    “The Government plans to continue its efforts to develop our nation and build a sustainable welfare society. This requires modern infrastructure, with efficient and safe transport options. We continue our efforts to improve the transport sector,

  • The Vocational Education Act

    14/10/2019 Law Ministry of Education and Research

    The objective of this Act is to ensure the provision of high quality tertiary vocational education and satisfactory conditions for students of tertiary vocational education.

    Read act at lovdata.no

  • The Independent Schools Act

    14/10/2019 Law Ministry of Education and Research

    The objective of this Act is to help facilitate the establishment and operation of independent schools, so that parents and pupils may choose other schools than the government schools, cf. Section 2 no. 2 of the (Norwegian) Human Rights Act.

    Read act at lovdata.no

  • The Student Financial Aid Act

    14/10/2019 Law Ministry of Education and Research

    The purpose of the student financial aid system is to contribute to equal opportunity to education regardless of geographical circumstances, age, gender, disability, financial and social circumstances.

    Read act at lovdata.no

  • The Professional Qualifications Act

    14/10/2019 Law Ministry of Education and Research

    The purpose of this Act is to allow professionals who are nationals of an EEA State or Switzerland to exercise their profession in Norway under the same conditions as professionals who obtained their professional qualifications in Norway, in

    Read act at lovdata.no

  • Launch of strategy to combat harmful practices

    11/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government launched its new strategy to combat harmful practices on the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child.

  • Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on the situation in northeastern Syria

    11/10/2019 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway is deeply concerned about Turkey’s unilateral military operation in northeastern Syria. We call on Turkey to cease this operation immediately and to respect international law. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed these views to the

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    Prime Minister congratulates Abiy Ahmed on Nobel Peace Prize

    11/10/2019 News story Office of the Prime Minister

    ‘The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that it has awarded the Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Abiy,’ said Prime Minister

  • Temporary regulations to ensure continued right of residence for British citizens in Norway

    11/10/2019 News story Ministry of Justice and Public Security

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has adopted a temporary regulation ensuring the right of continued residence for British citizens living in Norway and their family members.

  • Norway to provide bridging loan to Somalia

    10/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World Bank’s International Development Association. Technically, this is a loan to

  • ESRB warns of housing market vulnerabilities in Norway

    10/10/2019 News story Ministry of Finance

    The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) has issued a warning on medium-term residential real estate sector vulnerabilities in Norway. The ESRB said that these vulnerabilities may be a source of systemic risk to financial stability.

  • Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability (ACCTS)

    09/10/2019 Article Government.no

    Norway, together with New Zealand, Costa Rica, Fiji and Iceland, has agreed to start negotiations on an ambitious, binding agreement on climate change, trade and sustainability.

  • Statement at the Nordic-African Business Association Summit

    08/10/2019 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide held the opening statement at the Nordic-African Business Association Summit (Naba-Summit) in Oslo 8 October 2019.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide Naba-Summit, Oslo 8 October 2019

  • Market Value

    08/10/2019 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFG equalled 9,160 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of the first half of 2019. Investments in equities, fixed-income and unlisted real estate corresponded to 6,350 billion, about 2,560 billion and 250 billion kroner,

  • The Norwegian Government’s action plan for green shipping

    07/10/2019 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway’s maritime industry is a world leader in the development of low- and zero-emission solutions, and there are competitive companies in all segments of the industry.

  • Fund Performance

    07/10/2019 Article Ministry of Finance

    The GPFN generated a nominal rate of return of 6.6 percent in the first half of 2019, as measured in Norwegian kroner and before the deduction of asset management costs. The equity and fixed-income portfolios produced an aggregate return of 9.0

  • Market Value

    07/10/2019 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFN was 254.8 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of the first half of 2019. This represents an increase of about 2.5 billion kroner since the beginning of 2019. 60.3 percent of the Fund capital was invested in equities,

  • Fund Performance

    07/10/2019 Article Ministry of Finance

    Over the last 20 years, the average annual nominal return on the GPFG has been 5.6 percent as measured in the currency basket of the Fund. The nominal return net of asset management costs and inflation (net real return) is in the said period

  • Market Value

    07/10/2019 Article Ministry of Finance

    Aggregate market value of the Government Pension Fund was 9,414 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of the first half of 2019. The GPFG accounted for about 97 percent of total assets.

  • Proposal for Defence Budget 2020: The Norwegian Government increase the defence budget by more than 2 billion Norwegian kroner

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - The security situation has deteriorated. That is why this Government has increased its defence budgets every single year since we took office, and we will continue to strengthen the defence in the years to come, says Minister of Defence Frank

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