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 The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.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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  • Foreign Minister Eide critical of new Russian bill against gay “propaganda”

    18/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am concerned by the fact that the Russian State Duma recently passed a bill that prohibits the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” aimed at under-18s. This is yet another example of respect for minorities being eroded in Eastern

  • Troika statement on Sudan and South Sudan

    14/06/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Following is the text of a joint statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, and United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague.

  • Norway adopts conscription for both men and women

    14/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Defence

    Today, 100 years after Norway introduced full voting rights for women, the Norwegian Parliament voted to adopt conscription for women as well as men. - This is an historic day for equality and for our armed forces, says Norway’s Defence Minister,

  • Government intends to ratify Nuclear Terrorism Convention

    13/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government intends to ratify the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (Nuclear Terrorism Convention). One of the main purposes of the Convention is to prevent terrorist groups from gaining access to nuclear

  • 22nd licensing round: 24 production licences

    13/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Norwegian Government has decided to award 24 production licenses in the 22nd licensing round - 20 in the Barents Sea and four in the Norwegian Sea. Twenty-nine companies will be offered participating interests, while 14 companies will be offered

  • India in Svalbard

    12/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    India’s interest in the Arctic is growing. 12 June Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide met Indian researchers in Ny-Ålesund and Longyearbyen.

  • Broker services regarding Cermaq

    12/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Trade and Industry

    The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry has on 11 June 2013 proposed to the Norwegian Parliament that the Ministry be authorized to increase its shareholding in Cermaq AS, and/or to sell its shares in the company. Independent brokers are now

  • A Guide to Human Rights Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains

    12/06/2013 News story Ministry of Trade and Industry

    The Norwegian Government wishes to contribute to strengthening the role of Norwegian businesses as engines for sustainable development and poverty reduction, while at the same time supporting the efforts of the UN and the ILO to promote responsible

  • New Norwegian-Russian ship reporting system in place

    07/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    “Safety at sea in the Barents area has been further strengthened through the introduction of the new Norwegian-Russian ship reporting system Barents SRS. The system is a tangible result of the good Norwegian-Russian cooperation on infrastructure and

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    07/06/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Mr. Erlend Grimstad (45), manager, Skedsmo, as state secretary to Minister of Agriculture and Food Trygve Slagsvold Vedum. Grimstad succeeds Mr. Harald O. Buttedahl, who today has

  • Deep concern about verdicts against NGO employees in Egypt

    05/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am deeply concerned about the severe sentences handed down against local and international representatives of NGOs in Egypt, including one Norwegian,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

  • Bruno Latour receives the Holberg Prize

    05/06/2013 News story Ministry of Education and Research

    The Holberg Prize was awarded today at a formal ceremony at Håkonshallen in Bergen. Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen presented the prize to the French anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour. Bruno Latour is professor at

  • Strengthened cooperation in the north

    04/06/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    “The twenty years of Barents cooperation have served to build trust across the borders in the region. This trust and the extensive contact between our countries have strengthened cooperation between Norway and Russia, not least in the north,” said

  • New Kirkenes Declaration on cooperation in the Barents region

    04/06/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Under the leadership of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the Barents Summit in Kirkenes has adopted a new declaration, 20 years after the start of the Barents cooperation. People-to-people cooperation remains at the core of the Barents cooperation,

  • Norway signs UN arms trade treaty

    03/06/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway will today be one of the first countries to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty. “Norway has worked systematically to bring about such a treaty. It is now crucial that as many countries as possible sign and ratify the treaty so that it enters into

  • Important agreement in Myanmar

    31/05/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Myanmar Government and the armed group Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have signed an agreement that brings the parties closer to a solution to the conflict in Kachin State.

  • Celebrations to mark 20 years of Barents cooperation – webcast

    31/05/2013 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is to host the celebrations in Kirkenes on 3-4 June to mark the 20th anniversary of the Barents cooperation.

  • Change among the political advisers

    31/05/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has as of 3 June 2013 appointed Mr. Jan Christian Vestre (26), manager, Oslo, as political adviser to Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske. He will succeed Mr. Torstein Tvedt Solberg, who will leave the post on

  • Norway condemns attack on Red Cross in Afghanistan

    30/05/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The local office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Jalalabad was attacked on 29 May by unidentified armed men. An Afghan guard was killed and one expatriate staff member was slightly injured in the attack.

  • Norway invites election observers

    30/05/2013 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The Ministry has invited the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the parliamentary election this autumn.