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 The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.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 welcomes resumption of negotiations

    21/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I welcome the news that negotiations between Israel and the PLO may be resumed. A resolution to this conflict is urgently needed,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Norway regrets claims by a UN report linking Norwegian development efforts to commercial interests in Somalia

    19/07/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has for many years provided extensive assistance to Somalia both humanitarian, as well as to support efforts for peace and reconciliation and for reconstruction and development of a country who has suffered so much from hungers and wars. This

  • Norway condemns attack on UN and AU in Sudan

    15/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway condemns the attack against UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan on 13 July. “The attack must be investigated and those responsible brought to justice,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Norway concerned about increase in arrests and other forms of detention in Egypt

    11/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We are concerned about the increase in arrests and other forms of detention over the last two days. There is reason to believe that some of these are politically motivated. This development is undermining the transitional government’s goal of a

  • To the editor: Prime Minister’s programme on 22 July

    09/07/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will participate at several commemorations two years after the 2011 terrorist attacks against the Government Quarter and Utøya.

  • Two bidders are invited to further negotiations for new SAR helicopters

    09/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Justice and the Police

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has informed the four bidders that further negotiations will be held with the two companies AgustaWestland and Eurocopter for the replacement of the current Sea King fleet.

  • Norway concerned about Pakistan’s reintroduction of death penalty

    08/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned about Pakistan’s decision to reintroduce executions for prisoners with death sentences,” commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. The moratorium against executions that was introduced in 2008 came to an end on 30 June

  • Human rights must be respected in Egypt

    05/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned by reports that lawfully elected political leaders are being detained and arrested in Egypt. I am also concerned about the reported crackdown on TV stations and journalists. I urge all parties to show restraint, respect democratic

  • Changes among the political advisers

    05/07/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has from 8 July 2013 appointed Mr. Sven Jørund Kolstø (25), Trondheim, as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Liv Signe Navarsete. He succeeds Ms. Anja Hjelseth, who resigned

  • Immigration authorities have considered Norwegian PEN’s request

    04/07/2013 News story Ministry of Justice and the Police

    The Ministry of Justice and Public Security received on Wednesday a request from Norwegian PEN to transfer Edward Joseph Snowden to Norway through the scheme for resettlement of refugees.

  • Army must ensure security and defend democracy in Egypt

    04/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway regrets that the political process did not lead to a broadly supported solution for Egypt and that the army finally intervened, removed President Morsi from power and suspended the constitution. Norway has consistently encouraged President

  • Egypt must find a political solution to the crisis

    02/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am deeply concerned about the deadlocked political situation in Egypt. If the parties fail to find a political solution in the next few hours, the government could collapse, throwing the country into a serious crisis,” said Minister of Foreign

  • Comment on rejection of Snowden's application

    02/07/2013 News story Ministry of Justice and the Police

    The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has rejected an application for asylum from Mr. Edward Joseph Snowden.

  • Norway condemns executions in Gaza

    02/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I condemn Hamas’ recent execution of two men in Gaza,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. The two men executed on 22 June were sentenced to death for collaborating with Israel.

  • Norway and Seychelles enter into agreement on transfer of pirates

    01/07/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We have made great progress in combating piracy off the Horn of Arica, but the risk of it increasing again will remain until there is peace and stability in Somalia,” said Minister of International Development Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås during his

  • Well-conducted elections in Albania

    01/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Albania’s parliamentary elections on 23 June were considered free and democratic by international observers. This shows that the country has made further progress in living up to international standards,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen

  • Norway congratulates Croatia on EU membership

    01/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “It is a pleasure to be able to congratulate Croatia on becoming the EU’s 28th member state. The country has implemented an extensive programme of reforms. Croatia will soon become a member of the EEA and as such will also be a key partner for

  • Norway signs Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in South East Asia

    01/07/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Brunei, Norway acceded to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in a ceremony attended by Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide and the ten ASEAN foreign ministers.

  • Norway enters into agreement on development cooperation with Somalia

    30/06/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “After more than 20 years of civil war, Somalia now has the best opportunity to create a lasting peace. This is why I travelled to Mogadishu to show that Norway stands side-by-side with the Government and supports its work to bring about a positive

  • Serbia and Kosovo closer to the EU

    28/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    - The statement of the EU Council marks an important step forward for European cooperation for Serbia and Kosovo. This progress is based on the two countries' effort to normalise their relations. I commend the Governments of Kosovo and Serbia for