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 The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.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 condemns attack on weapons inspectors in Syria

    26/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    UN weapons inspectors were today shot at while attempting to verify the claims that chemical weapons have been used on the outskirts of Damascus.

  • Norway condemns terrorist attacks in Lebanon

    23/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The terrorist attacks in Tripoli this week and in Beirut last week have killed dozens of people and wounded several hundred more. "Norway condemns the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Lebanon over the past weeks. Our thoughts go to those

  • Additional NOK 350 million to be allocated to humanitarian crises

    23/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government intends to increase the humanitarian budget by NOK 350 million. The funds will primarily be channelled to Syria, but the crisis in South Sudan and the area around the Great Lakes in Africa will also receive Norwegian support.

  • Travel Industry

    23/08/2013 Article Ministry of Trade and Industry

    The promotion of Norway at home and abroad, innovation and the establishment of new enterprises, cooperation, quality control and an increase in the level of knowledge are all central elements for the travel and tourism industry.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    23/08/2013 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Ms. Kathrine Raadim, political adviser, Oslo, as acting state secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide during Ms. Gry Larsen’s leave of absence 7 September 2013-9 May 2014.

  • Norway condemns attacks on religious institutions in Egypt

    21/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am shocked by the widespread burning of churches that has taken place in Egypt over the past week. Norway condemns these acts of violence. All political groups in Egypt must now distance themselves clearly and unequivocally from the burning of

  • Repeal of exclusions from the Government Pension Fund Global

    21/08/2013 News story Ministry of Finance

    At the recommendation of the Council on Ethics, the Ministry of Finance has decided to revoke the exclusions of the companies Africa Israel Investments Ltd. and Danya Cebus Ltd. The reason for the decision is that the companies are no longer

  • Weapons producers remain excluded from the Government

    21/08/2013 News story Ministry of Finance

    The American company Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) and the American company Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin) were excluded from the Fund in 2005 due to their production of cluster munitions. In recommendations to the Ministry of

  • Making Sense of Science

    20/08/2013 Speech/statement Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen's Opening Presentation at the Innovation Norway Seminar.

    By Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

  • Competency for a New Era – English version

    16/08/2013 News story Ministry of Defence

    On 14 June the Norwegian parliament (Stortinget) adopted the white paper “Competency for a new era”, Meld. St. 14 (2012-2013). The report is now available in English.

  • Norway is to be at the forefront of the fight for women’s rights

    15/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Women’s rights are increasingly coming under pressure in many countries. Today the Government launched its new Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy. Norway is, and will continue to be, at the forefront

  • Norway first in the world to audit developing country debt

    15/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A new report of developing countries’ debt owed to Norway, was presented in Oslo yesterday. “Norway is the first country in the world to have carried out an independent audit of debt agreements. We are doing this to make sure that we are living up

  • Norway condemns attacks on demonstrators in Cairo

    14/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway condemns the disproportionate use of violence against demonstrators in Egypt. I have talked today to Egypt’s interim Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi. My message was that everything must be done to prevent a blood bath, that the security

  • Deeply concerned over the lack of humanitarian space in Somalia

    14/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “I am deeply concerned over the difficult working conditions for humanitarian workers in Somalia, and the security risks for those seeking to access aid. The population is in need of humanitarian support in many areas of the country, and the right

  • Opening Address, Aqua Nor 2013

    13/08/2013 Speech/statement Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    Opening Address, Aqua Nor 2013, 13 August (Summary in English)

    By Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

  • Foreword to Viewing Nuclear Weapons through a Humanitarian Lens

    09/08/2013 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Espen Barth Eide, wrote this foreword in the publication "Viewing Nuclear Weapons through a Humanitarian Lens" from Unidir (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research).

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide

  • Government triples funding for combating forest crime through Interpol

    08/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Government is stepping up its efforts to combat deforestation. Around 40 % of logging in tropical forests is illegal. “The world’s “green lungs” need to be protected. The Government’s decision to triple its support for Interpol is a

  • Equal conditions of competition throughout the EEA

    07/08/2013 Article regjeringen.no

    The main purpose of the EEA Agreement is to allow the EEA EFTA countries to participate in the EU’s internal market. The internal market was established with a view to removing obstacles to trade and introducing common rules for the free movement of

  • International observers will follow Norway’s general election in September

    06/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Carter Center will observe Norway’s general election in September.

  • Zimbabwe elections marred by irregularities

    04/08/2013 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “Norway is pleased that the elections in Zimbabwe passed off peacefully, in contrast to the previous elections in 2008. This is a step in the right direction. But unfortunately there are clear indications that these elections were marred by so many

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