Former State Secretary Hans Brattskar's speeches and articles

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  • Address at conference on sustainable development goals and energy

    State Secretary Marianne Hagen's address at a conference on sustainable development goals and energy (SDG7) arranged by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

    By State Secretary Marianne Hagen Bangkok, 22 February

  • Ten-year anniversary of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale in cooperation with Crop Trust and NordGen is pleased to host a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Svalbard Global Seed Vault. From February 25. to 27., depositors and partners from all over the world will meet in Longyearbyen to attend the "Seed Vault Summit", and to be present when a new seed delivery from 20 international gene banks is carried into the seed vault.

  • Norwegian Government calls on aid sector to intensify efforts to prevent sexual exploitation

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup are urging all partner organisations that receive funding from Norway to intensify their efforts to prevent sexual harassment, violence and abuse committed by employees in the aid sector.

  • Norway concerned over State of Emergency in Ethiopia

    'As a good friend and strategic partner of Ethiopia I was concerned when learning of the re-imposition of a State of Emergency in Ethiopia, so soon after the last State of Emergency was lifted,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • Modernisation of the Monetary Policy Regulation

    In the Financial Markets Report for 2016, the Ministry of Finance announced that work had begun to modernise the Monetary Policy Regulation. The current regulation was laid down in 2001. The wording of the current regulation reflected the challenges that were of relevance at the time, and there is a need to bring it up to date.

  • Successful F-35 drag chute test in Norway

    While The US Air Force is completing another round of cold-weather testing of the F-35A at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Norway completed a successful verification of the drag chute system at Ørland Air Force Base in Norway February 16th.

  • Digitalisation strategy for the higher education sector 2017-2021

    In order for higher education and research in Norway to leverage the potential of technology to improve student learning, make the range of study options available on a wide scale, and support outstanding research, the focus on use of technology for

  • Report on cases of financial irregularities in 2017

    Foreign Service Control Unit

    Foreign Service Control Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made this report on cases of financial irregularities in 2017.

  • Change among the state secretaries

    In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Frida Blomgren as state secretary to Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande.

  • The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

    The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.

  • Ochanomizu University

    Speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, Japan, 14 February 2018.

    By Prime Minister Erna Solberg

  • Legalisation

    Legalisation may be necessary for an official document to have legal effect in another country.

  • HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit to visit New York on 7-8 March

    HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit will visit New York on 7-8 March. On 7 March, she will present Innovation Norway's Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award. On International Women's Day, 8 March, she will give the opening speech at a global event hosted by Innovation Norway and UN Women, bringing together thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss how to achieve the financial inclusion of women.

  • Norway to increase support to Iraq to USD 44 million

    'Iraqi cities have been freed from the terrorist group ISIL's control. We are now increasing our aid to the liberated areas, so that even more internally displaced people can return home safely,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, who is participating today in the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq.

  • Terms of reference for an Expert group appointed to review energy stocks in the GPFG

    The Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and the petroleum revenue spending guidelines are designed to support sustainable high growth and stable development in the mainland economy. As part of this, the State's net cash flow from the petroleum industry is transferred to the fund in its entirety. Fund withdrawals are used to cover the non-oil central government budget deficit and should over time reflect the expected real return of the GPFG (the fiscal rule).

  • National strategy on access to and sharing of research data

    Research data should be shared and reused more widely.

  • Expert group to review energy stocks in the GFPG

    The Ministry of Finance has today appointed an expert group to review whether the Government Pension Fund Global (GFPG) should invest in energy stocks. The move follows up on advice from Norges Bank in November 2017 to remove the oil and gas sector from the Fund’s equity benchmark index. Furthermore, the Ministry is today seeking views on Norges Bank’s advice in a public consultation and requesting additional information from Norges Bank.

  • Crown Prince Haakon to visit Texas on 13-14 March

    HRH Crown Prince Haakon will visit Austin, Texas, on 13-14 March, to participate at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference. He will be accompanied by a number of Norwegian entrepreneurs, representatives of technology companies and players representing the Norwegian music industry.

  • Reports from the Nordic-Baltic Office at the IMF

    The Nordic Baltic Office prepares biannual reports on recent policy developments in IMF.

  • Changes among the political advisers

    The Office of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Petter Erik Kaland Melsom as political adviser to Minister of Finance Siv Jensen, in political adviser Julia Sanna Maria Brännström Nordtug’s leave of absence.