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  • Human rights

    Topic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The promotion of human rights and democratic principles is at the heart of Norwegian foreign policy. This policy is implemented both in international forums such as the UN, the OSCE and the Council of Europe, and at country level.

  • Immigration and integration

    Topic Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Education and Research

    The Ministry of Justice has responsibility for the Government’s immigration and integration policy. The government is working to reduce the number of asylum seekers without the need for protection, faster settlements of persons who receive residence

  • Public transport

    Topic Ministry of Transport

    The responsibility for local public transport services is split between the state, county councils and the municipal authorities. The state bears the overall responsibility for transport policy, stipulates framework conditions, finances key

  • The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt (GIEK))

    External organization Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (Garantiinstituttet for eksportkreditt (GIEK)) promotes Norwegian export and investment abroad by issuing guarantees on behalf of the Norwegian State. GIEK mainly offers guarantees for long-term export

    Web page: http://www.giek.no/en

  • Food, fisheries and agriculture

    Topic Government.no

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has chief responsibility for fisheries and the aquaculture industry, seafood safety and fish health

  • The coronavirus situation

    Topic Government.no

    Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

  • The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research - SIRUS

    External organization Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The National Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research is an independent research institute.

    Web page: http://www.sirus.no/

  • Lotteries and gaming

    Topic Ministry of Culture

    The Ministry of Culture has the overarching responsibility for the administration of gaming and lotteries in Norway, with the exception of horse racing and horse trotting. The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority is the specialist

  • The Norwegian System of Compensation to Patients

    External organization Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian System of Patient Injury Compensation, NPE, is a public agency under the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.

    Web page: http://www.npe.no/

  • Postal services

    Topic Ministry of Transport

    Postal services in Norway shall ensure that all citizens have access to high quality basic postal services. This is achieved through legislation and concessions.

  • The electricity grid

    Topic Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

  • Vy Group

    External organization Ministry of Transport

    Vy Group (Vygruppen AS), formerly NSB - Norwegian State Railways, is a limited company wholly state-owned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

    Web page: https://www.vy.no/en/the-vy-group/about-us

  • Norwegian Railway Authority

    External organization Ministry of Transport

    An administrative agency responsible for public interests in relation to safety issues on the railway. Oversees railway operators and handles applications for authorisation to engage in railway operation.

    Web page: http://www.sjt.no/

  • The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board

    External organization Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board is an independent body consisting of 21 members appointed by the Norwegian government.

    Web page: http://www.bion.no/index_eng.shtml

  • The Government Building Complex

    Topic Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    Regjeringskvartalet, the government building complex, is located in central Oslo. The terror attack of 22 July 2011 killed eight people, injured more than 200 people, and caused considerable damage to several buildings. The offices of more than 1800

  • ENOVA

    External organization Ministry of Climate and Environment

    Enova SF is a state enterprise owned by the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

    Web page: https://www.enova.no/about-enova/

  • Kommunalbanken

    External organization Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The objective of Kommunalbanken is to provide loans to municipal and county authorities, inter-municipal companies and other companies that perform local government services.

    Web page: https://www.kbn.com/

  • The Institute of Marine Research

    External organization Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Institute of Marine Research, with its head office in Bergen, serves in an advisory capacity to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and performs key tasks in the investigation and monitoring of fish stocks and marine mammals, the

    Web page: http://www.imr.no/

  • The Competition Authority

    External organization Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Competition Authority's main task is to enforce the Law on Competition. Businesses are obliged to inform the Competition Authority about mergers and acquisitions. The Authority can act on mergers and acquisitions that severly limits competition.

  • The Norwegian Seafood Council

    External organization Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian Seafood Council based in Tromsø, is responsible for joint marketing measures for fish and fish products at home and abroad. The Norwegian Seafood Council has local representatives in important markets around the world.

    Web page: http://www.godfisk.no/