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 The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.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 intensifies efforts for textile workers’ rights

    2013-08-30 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    “We must do whatever we can to ensure that the textile industry has safe workplaces with decent pay and good working conditions - for both men and women,” says Minister of International Development Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås. Increased trade is crucial

  • Conferences on responsible investment practice in the Government Pension Fund Global

    2013-08-30 News story Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance has asked the Strategy Council for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to write a report on the strategy for responsible investment. The report will be presented autumn 2013. The Strategy Council has recently organised

  • Invitation for nominations for the 23rd licencing round

    2013-08-29 Press release Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

    The Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe invited oil companies to nominate blocks they want to have included in the 23rd licencing round on the Norwegian continental shelf Wednesday. The numbered licencing rounds cover frontier areas on

  • Norway condemns attack on weapons inspectors in Syria

    2013-08-26 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

    2013-08-23 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

    2013-08-23 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.

  • Changes among the state secretaries

    2013-08-23 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

    2013-08-21 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

    2013-08-21 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

    2013-08-21 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

    2013-08-20 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

    2013-08-16 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

    2013-08-15 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

    2013-08-15 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

    2013-08-14 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

    2013-08-14 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

    2013-08-13 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

    2013-08-09 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

    2013-08-08 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

    2013-08-07 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