Speeches and articles by Minister of Industry Monica Mæland

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  • Expert group assessing unlisted equity investments in the GPFG

    The Ministry of Finance has appointed an expert group as a part of the work to assess whether the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) should be allowed to invest in equity in unlisted companies. The expert group is comprised of associate professor Trond Døskeland at the Norwegian School of Economics and professor Per Strömberg at the Stockholm School of Economics.

  • Article IV consultations

    Under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the IMF visits Norway and holds bilateral discussions every year. A staff team collects economic and financial information, and discusses with officials the Norwegian economic developments and policies.

  • Norwegian National Action Plan for a Healthier Diet – an outline

    The objectives of the Public HealthReport to the Storting (White paper) Meld. St. 19 (2014-2015) Coping and opportunities - provide the foundation for the National Action Plan for a Healthier Diet:

  • Norway endorses the EU declaration on Venzuela

    Norway has endorsed the EU declaration on Venezuela where the union and its member states regret the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to go ahead with the election of a Constituent Assembly on 30 July.

  • Norway steps up humanitarian aid to Yemen

    'The humanitarian situation in Yemen gives cause for great concern. The cholera outbreak has now spread throughout the country, which is also suffering from armed conflict and a food crisis. It is crucial that the international community makes a joint effort to ensure that the UN humanitarian appeal is met. Norway is increasing its humanitarian aid to Yemen by NOK 10 million. Humanitarian access must be granted so that emergency relief can reach the civilian population,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

  • Good solution for transport of nuclear power station

    Norway is pleased with Russia's plans for the transport of a floating nuclear power plant along the coast of Norway in the summer of 2018. 'These plans are in line with the Norwegian authorities' request that safe transport can be ensured,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

  • Statement on the detention of human rights defenders in Turkey

    Norway joins statement by the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe on the detention of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey.

  • Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

    The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union.

  • Foreign Minister Brende concerned about judicial reforms in Poland

    This afternoon Poland's lower house of parliament passed a bill on the Supreme Court that has triggered strong reactions both at home and abroad. The proposed changes would give politicians considerable influence in appointing judges, thereby weakening the rule of law in Poland.

  • One year closer

    Status report for Norway's progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

    One year closer - Status report 2016 (pdf) Norway's progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Slovakia and Norway continue successful cooperation on Climate and Environment

    On his visit to Norway on the 28th to the 30th of June, Slovakia's State Secretary for environment, Norbert Kurilla, met State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry for Climate and Environment, Lars Andreas Lunde.

  • The Norwegian Government steps up the efforts to turn waste into resources and reduce marine litter

    The Norwegian government presented a White Paper to Parliament on 21 June 2017 on waste policies in a circular economy with an emphasis on increasing reuse and recycling. The White Paper also presents a Plastic Strategy in order to reduce marine litter.

  • Norway to join international centre for countering hybrid threats

    Norway signed an agreement today on participation in the newly established, Finnish-led European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

  • The death of Liu Xiaobo

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s comment on the death of Liu Xiaobo

  • Rainforest Foundation UK misleads the public about the international community's efforts to preserve Congo's forests

    In recent weeks, Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has been running a campaign aimed at Norway and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), who work jointly to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)`s efforts to preserve its vast rainforests.

  • Norway calls for release of Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain

    On 10 July, Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to two years in prison for statements made in media interviews in 2015 and 2016.

  • Speech at the Family Planning Summit in London

    State Secretary Laila Bokhari's speech at the Family Planning Summit in London 11 June 2017.

    By State Secretary Laila Bokhari Family Planning 2020, London, 11 June 2017

  • Norway intensifies efforts to fight global disease outbreaks

    ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed us how quickly diseases can spread across borders, and how devastating their effects can be on lives, health and economic development. That is why we are now intensifying our efforts to ensure that vaccines are available when the next outbreak occurs,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the G20 meeting in Hamburg.

  • Norway contributes to new fund for women’s entrepreneurship

    Norway is providing NOK 90 million to a new fund that aims to strengthen entrepreneurship among women. The fund, which will be administered by the World Bank, is being launched at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, where Norway is participating as a guest country.

  • Broad Norwegian engagement in Myanmar

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited Myanmar on 5-6 July. ‘The country is undergoing a huge process of change, after the transition from military rule to a partly civilian government. Norway will continue its broad engagement in support of the peace process and sustainable development,’ said Mr Brende.