Ministry of Culture and Equality

Anette Trettebergstuen (Lab.)

Minister of Culture and Equality

The Ministry of Culture and Equality is responsible for the policy areas of culture, equality and discrimination, copyright, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.

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Statsminister Jonas Gahr Støre står på talerstolen og framfører regjeringens beklagelse til skeive.

Government apologises for past treatment of gay people by the Norwegian authorities

21/04/2022: On 21 April 2022, it is 50 years since the Storting repealed section 213 of the Penal Code, which had criminalised sexual relations between men. Between 1902 and 1950, 119 men were convicted due to section 213, most of them for having sexual relations with another man.

The new government gathered in front of the Norwegian royal castle

Fields of responsibility in Jonas Gahr Støre’s government

14/10/2021: Having been appointed by the King in a session of the Council of State at 10:00 am today, Jonas Gahr Støre’s government met for its first Council of State session at the Royal Palace at 12:00 noon. Here, the division of responsibilities between the members in the Government was decided.

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