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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

  • Intensified efforts and closer cooperation on human rights

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘Human rights are under considerable pressure. In response to this, we are increasing our support for human rights efforts by NOK 77 million in 2020,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Minister of International Development creates new budget item for vulnerable groups

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government’s annual budget proposal includes an allocation of NOK 466 million for vulnerable groups under a new budget item created for this purpose.

  • NOK 1.4 billion increase in aid budget

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government has proposed to increase the total aid budget from NOK 37.8 billion to NOK 39.2 billion. The Government will intensify Norway’s work to promote achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its climate-related efforts,

  • Government increases support for foreign policy research

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government will increase its allocation to research on Europe and Asia by NOK 11 million.

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    National Budget 2020: A budget to promote employment and welfare

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Norwegian economy is in its third year of economic expansion. Employment growth is strong and the registered unemployment rate has fallen to levels last seen in 2008. Non-oil business investments are at a 10-year high. These positive

  • National Budget: International cooperation, humanitarian aid and human rights are priorities

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    ‘In a rapidly changing world, it is important that the Government pursues an active foreign policy that safeguards Norway’s interests, economy and jobs,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • NOK 500 million to climate-related disaster risk reduction and hunger prevention

    07/10/2019 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government will allocate NOK 500 million to efforts to promote climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and hunger prevention. The funding will be provided under the aid budget.

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