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  • Full victory to Norway over snus producer Swedish Match

    2017-11-06 Press release Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Oslo County Court today delivered a verdict stating that the requirement for standardised packaging of snus is a legitimate measure in line with the EEA Agreement.

  • Main features of the tax programme for 2018

    2017-11-06 Article Ministry of Finance

    In order to sustain the positive development, the Government is giving priority to tax changes that strengthen the growth capacity of the economy, facilitate structural adjustment and create new jobs. The tax burden continues to be shifted from

  • National Budget 2018 - A Summary

    2017-11-06 Article Ministry of Finance

    Faced with the most severe oil and gas price slump in 30 years, the Government has over the last few years actively used fiscal policy to counter unemployment. This has worked as intended. Targeted fiscal policy has, along with low interest rates

  • Nordic Defence ministers meet in Finland

    2017-11-06 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The meeting of the Nordic defence ministers will be held in Helsinki on 6 to 7 November. Finland holds the chairmanship of Nordefco in 2017.

  • – Receiving the first F-35 Lightning II is a major milestone for Norway

    2017-11-04 Press release Ministry of Defence

    On November 3rd, three Norwegian F-35 aircraft flew from Fort Worth, Texas and landed at Ørland Air Base, Norway.

  • Offering to the UN a two year long rotational concept on military transport aircraft to the UN’s peacekeeping operation in Mali

    2017-11-03 Press release Ministry of Defence

    - We are very pleased to announce that Denmark, Belgium, Norway and Portugal today signed a new Letter of Intent prolonging the air transport services to the UN mission in Mali from November 2018 till November 2020, says Norway`s Minister of Defence

  • Safety of Journalists Covering Conflict and Sensitive Issues

    2017-11-02 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Tone Skogen's speech at a Conference on the safety and protection of journalists and the fight against impunity at the Oslo and Akershus University College on 2 November 2017.

    By Former State Secretary Tone Skogen Oslo and Akershus University College, 2 November 2017

  • The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework

    2017-11-02 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Government Pension Fund Global and the fiscal rule have since 2001 set out the plan for the phasing-in of petroleum income and investment returns to the Norwegian economy. The Government Pension Fund Act stipulates that the State’s net cash flow

  • The Norwegian Ministry of Defence program for financing research on security and defence policy

    2017-11-02 Article Ministry of Defence

    Support is given to research on topics that are relevant for the MoD and the Norwegian Armed Forces.

  • Learning to Realize Education’s Promise

    2017-11-02 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide's address at the presentation of World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.

    By Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide Norad (Oslo), 2 November

  • Commission on climate risk and the Norwegian economy

    2017-10-31 Article Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Climate and Environment

    On 6 October 2017, the Norwegian Government appointed an expert commission to assess climate-related risk factors and their significance for the Norwegian economy. The commission, which has been asked to deliver its recommendation to the Ministry of

  • The role of Norsk Tipping

    2017-10-31 Article Ministry of Culture

    Norsk Tipping is a government-owned limited company that holds exclusive rights to a number of games being offered in Norway.

  • Norway’s gaming policy

    2017-10-31 Article Ministry of Culture

    The Government will continue its policy of safeguarding the needs of persons addicted to gaming and of ensuring that income from gaming is held for the benefit of good causes.

  • Supervision, control and monitoring

    2017-10-31 Article Ministry of Culture

    The Gaming Authority was established in 2001 as a supervisory body for the administration and control of private lotteries and state controlled gaming. The Norwegian Parliament’s intention was to strengthen control with the growing gaming and

  • Norway strengthening cooperation with Greece

    2017-10-31 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Today, Norway and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on funding totalling EUR 116.7 million under the EEA and Norway Grants. Job creation and business development will be a new and important priority area. The agreement also builds on

  • Opening speech at seminar on human rights defenders

    2017-10-30 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    State Secretary Audun Halvorsen's opening speech at a seminar on "Environmental human rights defenders under threat from business operations". The seminar was organised by Amnesty International Norway and Rainforest Foundation Norway.

    By State Secretary Audun Halvorsen Oslo, 30 October

  • Information to the press regarding first F35's to Norway

    2017-10-29 Press release Ministry of Defence

    The time has come for Norway to receive our first F-35 Lightning II to norway. On the day of the Royal Norwegian Air Force's 73rd anniversary, on November 10th 2017, the F-35 aircraft arrival will be celebrated. The ceremony takes place at Ørland

  • Regulations relating to American lobster imports

    2017-10-27 News story Ministry of Climate and Environment

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has sent out a consultation document with proposals for amendments to the Regulation relating to alien organisms. The proposed amendments entail that the current prohibition against imports of live American

  • Exports of defence-related products from Norway in 2016

    2017-10-27 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In 2016, Norway exported arms and military equipment for around NOK 3.6 billion. This is an increase of 10 % from 2015.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    2017-10-27 Press release Office of the Prime Minister

    Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim has been appointed state secretary to Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg, and resigns as political adviser.