Historical archive

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

In the historical archive, you can find information from previous governments. Among the documents found here are press releases, news articles and speeches from earlier government periods. The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.

Documents which are moved to the archive are not updated, so the information in the archive is mostly of historical value.

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  • Norway freezes all budget support to Malawi

    11/10/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    There are clear signs that substantial funds have been embezzled from the Malawian Ministry of Finance. The President has asked the World Bank and the UK for assistance in investigating what seems to be a serious case of corruption. The Norwegian

  • Norway has ratified the Nagoya Protocol

    11/10/2013 News story Ministry of the Environment

    Norway has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing to genetic resources. Norway deposited the instrument of ratification at the UN Treaty Event. The event coincided with the opening of the General Assembly on 24 September - 2

  • To the Editor: Prime Minister to inform the Storting on Monday

    11/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    On Monday 14 October at approximately 10.40, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will ask for the floor in the Storting after the presentation of the budget proposal, to inform the Storting that his government will tender its resignation. This will take

  • Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates the OPCW on the Nobel Peace Prize

    11/10/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    “I congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW has achieved almost universal adherence to the ban on these weapons, which cause terrible human suffering,” said Prime

  • Norway concerned about developments in Libya

    10/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The abduction of Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan gives further cause for concern about the political and security situation in Libya,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Exports of defence-related products from Norway in 2012

    04/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government is today presenting the annual white paper to the Storting on Norwegian exports of defence-related products, export control and international non-proliferation efforts.

  • Norway to cut funding to Afghanistan

    04/10/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is proposing cuts in its civilian assistance to Afghanistan from NOK 750 to 700 million in 2014.

  • NEFCO to purchase carbon credits for Norway

    03/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has signed an agreement with the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, NEFCO, to purchase carbon credits in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). Through this agreement Norway will purchase up to

  • Norway welcomes UN statement on the humanitarian crisis in Syria

    02/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway is pleased that the UN Security Council has finally reached agreement on a strong statement that condemns the serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Syria, and calls for unhindered humanitarian access,” said

  • Companies need to listen to the groups they affect

    02/10/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Companies should engage with and take into account the groups affected by their activities. Stakeholder engagement was the topic of two meetings arranged in 2013 by KOMpakt - the Government’s consultative body on matters relating to corporate social

  • Norway concerned about developments in Egypt

    01/10/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The situation in Egypt is unstable. The decision by an Egyptian court to ban the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities gives cause for concern. In order to ensure that democracy continues to develop in Egypt - which the Egyptian transitional government

  • Sudan must respect fundamental human rights

    29/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway is extremely concerned about the acts of violence in Sudan over the last few days in connection with the protests and demonstrations, and about the disproportionate use of force. Sudan must respect fundamental human rights, and this includes

  • Norway welcomes UN Security Council agreement on Syria

    27/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am very pleased that the UN Security Council and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally managed to reach agreement on a robust resolution about the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” said Foreign Minister

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    27/09/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State the King has honourably discharged three from their offices as of 1 October 2013: Ms. Tone-Helen Toften in the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, Mr. Geir Pollestad in the

  • The third NEFAB Council meeting held in Oslo

    27/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Transport and Communications

    The third meeting of the NEFAB Council since the entry into force of the NEFAB State Level Agreement took place in Oslo on 19 September 2013. The Council addressed important issues regarding the future strategic direction of NEFAB, including

  • Norway congratulates Bahrain Center for Human Rights on award of 2013 Rafto Prize

    26/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “The prize recognises the courageous and valuable work of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to promote respect for fundamental human rights in Bahrain. In Norway’s view, independent voices and institutions are vital for promoting freedom of

  • Norway invests 23,4 million USD in crop diversity

    26/09/2013 News story Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    Norway pledges 40 million NOK or about 6,7 million USD to the Benefit Sharing Fund of the International Treaty and in addition also donates 100 million NOK equal to about 16,7 million USD to the endowment fund of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

  • New hope for a lasting solution

    25/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The international group of donors to Palestine has expressed its strong support for the new round of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians 20 years after the Oslo Accords. "The donors want to contribute, but it is the Palestinian

  • Norway appoints Commission to inquire into online higher educational courses

    25/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Norwegian Government has appointed a Commission to investigate how Norwegian educational authorities and institutions shall relate to the rapid developments of higher educational courses supplied through the Internet.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

    22/09/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the appalling terrorist attack on a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, on 22 September. The attack must be investigated and those responsible brought to justice,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.