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 The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.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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  • Comment on rejection of Snowden's application

    2013-07-02 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

    2013-07-02 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.

  • Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg: Speech at Gay Pride reception

    2013-07-02 Speech/statement Office of the Prime Minister

    Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's speech at a reception in Oslo, on the occasion of Oslo Gay Pride 2013.

    By Former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

  • International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts

    2013-07-01 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    "The IAEA must remain the primary instrument of the international community both for ensuring that nuclear materials are used in the safest and securest way possible and for preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons", said State Secretary

    By Former State Secretary Torgeir Larsen

  • Norway and Seychelles enter into agreement on transfer of pirates

    2013-07-01 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

  • Remarks on Norway´s accession to the TAC

    2013-07-01 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    I am honored to sign the ASEAN Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia in the presence of your excellences, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Espen Barth Eide on Norway's accession.

    By Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide

  • Well-conducted elections in Albania

    2013-07-01 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

    2013-07-01 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

    2013-07-01 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

    2013-06-30 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

    2013-06-28 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

  • Norway strengthens efforts to prevent torture

    2013-06-28 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway has ratified the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture. “Torture is unacceptable and nothing can justify its use. It is therefore vital that we support efforts to strengthen international rules relating to the prevention of

  • Recommend demolition of the damaged buildings

    2013-06-27 Press release Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs

    Today, Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud received the report ”Choice of concept study for the future Government Quarter” from an independent consulting group consisting of Metier, Opak and LPO architects.

  • Strengthening Resource Management – New Gas Tariffs

    2013-06-27 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has today set new lower tariffs for future agreements on treatment and transport of gas for most of the Gassled transport system. The objective is to facilitate sound resource management on the Norwegian

  • ” Norwegian Aquaculture – Management Policies and Regulations”

    2013-06-26 Speech/statement Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs

    Brønnøysund, 2013

    By Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen

  • Strengthening the European Court of Human Rights

    2013-06-25 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Yesterday, Norway was one of the first countries to sign Protocol No. 15 amending the European Convention on Human Rights. “The Protocol may lead to faster processing of important human rights cases in Strasbourg,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • The State of Norway has concluded acquisition of shares in Cermaq ASA on the Oslo Stock Exchange

    2013-06-25 Press release Ministry of Trade and Industry

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on the morning of 25 June that the State of Norway intended to acquire up to 5 million shares in Cermaq ASA on the same day on the stock exchange at the same share price as cleared in the reverse Dutch

  • The State of Norway acquires shares in Cermaq ASA at NOK 108.00

    2013-06-25 Press release Ministry of Trade and Industry

    On Monday 24 June, the State of Norway (the State) purchased 9,46 million shares in Cermaq ASA at NOK 108.00 per share. In addition, the State will on Tuesday 25 June purchase up to 5 million Cermaq shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange at the same

  • The State of Norway acquires shares in Cermaq ASA at NOK 108.00

    2013-06-25 Press release Ministry of Trade and Industry

    On Monday 24 June, the State of Norway (the State) purchased 9,46 million shares in Cermaq ASA at NOK 108.00 per share. In addition, the State will on Tuesday 25 June purchase up to 5 million Cermaq shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange at the same

  • VAT representatives - legislative amendments from 1. July 2013

    2013-06-24 News story Ministry of Finance

    1th of July 2013 amendments are made in the legislation concerning VAT representatives. Firstly, representatives are no longer responsible for the payment of VAT. Secondly, the requirement to send invoices through the representative is abolished.

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