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  • NOK 1.3 billion increase for climate and environment

    2017-10-12 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Government's budget proposal for 2018 has a clear climate and environment profile. A number of climate measures have been proposed that cut greenhouse gas emissions, both nationally and internationally. In addition, there are measures that

  • NOK 7.7 billion to global health and education

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Education and health are essential for sustainable development and poverty reduction in all countries. The Government will continue to increase funding for global health and education and is proposing a total allocation of NOK 7.7 billion for these

  • More money for rainforests

    2017-10-12 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The government proposes to grant 3 billion Norwegian kroner on next year's budget to help preserving rainforests. This is an increase from 2017 of 118 million Norwegian kroner.

  • A budget spurring on green competitiveness

    2017-10-12 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The government will strengthen Norway's green competitiveness and cooperate with industry to create new jobs. The Ministry of Climate and Environment will also spend more money on climate research, climate negotiations and on the UN climate panel.

  • Norwegian Government Proposes Significant Boost in Defence Expenditures

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The Norwegian government continues to give priority to the defence sector in its annual budget proposal through a NOK 3 billion increase in 2018. It shows the government’s commitment to increase defence spending every year to meet the ambitions set

  • NOK 1.3 billion increase in aid budget for 2018

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2018 is bigger than ever before and amounts to NOK 35.1 billion. This is NOK 1.3 billion more than in 2017. We are intensifying our efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and giving

  • Educating people for the future

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Education and Research

    The Government is strengthening Norway's competitiveness through its commitment to knowledge and research. In the state budget for 2018, the Government proposes, among other things, to strengthen efforts on early intervention in kindergarten and

  • Market Value

    2017-10-12 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFG equalled 8,018 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of June 2017. Investments in equities, fixed-income and unlisted real estate corresponded to 5,220 billion, 2,600 billion and 200 billion kroner, respectively,

  • Market Value

    2017-10-12 Article Ministry of Finance

    Aggregate market value of the Government Pension Fund was 8,238 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of June 2017. The GPFG accounted for in excess of 97 percent of total assets.

  • Fund Performance

    2017-10-12 Article Ministry of Finance

    From 1 January 1998 to the end of June 2017, the average annual nominal return on the GPFG was 5.9 percent as measured in the currency basket of the Fund. The nominal return net of asset management costs and inflation (net real return) is in the

  • Fund Performance

    2017-10-12 Article Ministry of Finance

    The GPFN generated a nominal rate of return of 3.7 percent in the first half of 2017, as measured in Norwegian kroner and before the deduction of asset management costs. The equity and fixed-income portfolios produced an aggregate return of 4.7

  • Greater engagement in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government is proposing a NOK 280 million increase in funding for stabilisation efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility. In addition, the Government proposes to triple support for efforts to combat global security

  • Norway to step up funding to alleviate humanitarian crises

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Government proposes an increase in humanitarian funding to an unprecedented level. 'Never before have so many people been affected by wars, conflicts and natural disasters. Given that more than 140 million people are in need of humanitarian

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    A budget for economic growth, job creation, and a sustainable welfare state

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The Government’s fiscal policy has been used actively to counter the effects of the oil price slump. The economy is now gradually recovering. In the fiscal budget for 2018, the use of petroleum revenues will therefore increase more slowly than in

  • Stepping up funding for job creation and renewable energy

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'Jobs must be created in developing countries if we are to succeed in combating poverty and achieving the sustainable development goals. This is why we are proposing to increase support for private-sector development by NOK 338 million in 2018,'

  • Key figures in the fiscal budget 2018

    2017-10-12 Press release Ministry of Finance

    To ensure simultaneous access to potentially market sensitive information in the fiscal budget, selected key figures are unveiled prior to the budget release.

  • Market Value

    2017-10-11 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFN was 220 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of June 2017. This represents an increase of about 8 billion kroner since the beginning of 2017. Almost 62 percent of the Fund capital was invested in equities, whilst the

  • The state ownership report

    2017-10-11 Article Reports and white papers on Norway's state ownership

    The ownership report is an annual report that provides an overview of the State’s ownership and how the companies have developed. It is intended to increase knowledge about both the ministries’ administration of the State’s ownership and about the

  • Diplomatic relations

    2017-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Oslo Diplomatic List (pdf) Diplomat in Norway. The purpose of this booklet is to provide information to diplomats and their families on how the various privileges and immunities under the Vienna Conventions are

  • World Day Against the Death Penalty 10 October 2017

    2017-10-10 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    World Day Against the Death Penalty is being marked today for the 15th year in a row, with events all over the world. 'The death penalty is irreversible. In all criminal justice systems there is a risk that mistakes will be made and innocent people