Former State Secretary Hans Brattskar's speeches and articles

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  • NOK 2.5 billion increase in aid budget for 2019

    ‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

  • Increased support for the Western Balkans

    ‘We cannot take stability in the Western Balkans for granted. Developments this summer and early autumn have shown that there is still a need for international support and engagement in the region. The Government is therefore proposing an increase of around NOK 55 million in the allocations to the Western Balkan countries, bringing our support for the region to just over NOK 374 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • National Budget 2019: New reporting requirements for tip income

    An employee receiving tip income is liable to pay income tax on this payment. However, contrary to the general rules, the employer is not liable to report such income to the Tax Authorities. Tip income is therefore rarely taxed in practise. In the budget proposal for 2019, the Government proposes to make tip income subject to the general reporting requirements.

  • Norway to increase funding for human rights

    ‘Human rights are coming under increasing pressure in various parts of the world. This is why the Government has proposed an increase of NOK 88 million in its support for promoting human rights in next year’s budget, to a total of NOK 680 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • A ‘women’s billion’ in support for women’s rights and gender equality

    The Norwegian Government is proposing to allocate at least NOK 1 billion in support for women’s rights and gender equality as part of the 2019 aid budget. This is an increase of more than NOK 68 million. In addition to this ‘women’s billion’, Norway is funding measures to improve women’s and maternal health as part of its global health efforts, and promoting women’s rights in other areas of development policy.

  • Dramatic increase in funding for efforts to combat marine litter

    ‘Norway is playing a leading role in the global efforts to promote clean and healthy oceans. The oceans are being filled with waste, and we must put a stop to this before it is too late. That is why we have launched a development programme to combat marine litter, and in the budget for 2019 we have proposed an increase of NOK 400 million for efforts in this area, an increase of NOK 250 million from the 2018 budget,’ said Minister of Development Nikolai Astrup.

  • Increased funding for technical cooperation in development policy

    The Knowledge Bank was established under Norad (the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) on 1 March 2018 to coordinate and strengthen technical cooperation and knowledge-sharing in areas where Norway has particular experience and expertise.

  • More than a billion kroner for renewable energy

    ‘The lack of access to energy is still a barrier for international development. The Government has therefore increased its grants towards renewable energy from NOK 570 million in 2018 to more than NOK 1 billion in 2019. In addition, we are stepping

  • Climate-resilient agriculture key to combating undernourishment

    ‘It is the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people who are being hardest hit by climate change. Increasingly, a lack of food and failing harvests are causing instability and conflict. Climate change adaptation is essential for achieving the SDGs. We therefore intend to increase Norway’s funding for promoting food security and climate-resilient agriculture by NOK 60 million in next year’s budget,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.

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    National Budget 2019: A budget to promote employment, welfare and security

    "The Norwegian economy is doing well. Businesses are investing more and employment is rising throughout the country. We are using the good times to secure a sustainable welfare state and a safer Norway", says Minister of Finance Siv Jensen.

  • National Budget 2019: Tackling base erosion and profit shifting

    The Norwegian Government proposes changes to the rules on interest limitation and corporate tax residency. The proposals will curb profit shifting and base erosion and level the playing field for national and multinational businesses.

  • National Budget 2019: Outline of economic developments and fiscal policy

    The Ministry of Finance unveils selected key figures prior to the budget release, which takes place at 10:00, to ensure simultaneous access to potentially market sensitive information. A table with more detailed projections will be released together with the budget.

  • The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework

    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 from the petroleum industry shall in its entirety be transferred to the Government Pension Fund Global, and that resources in the Fund can only be transferred to the budget pursuant to a decision by Parliament.

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    Congratulations to Murad and Mukwege on winning Nobel Peace Prize

    ‘I would like to congratulate Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018. They have been awarded the prize for their fight against sexual violence in armed conflicts,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

  • Joint Statement - Norway and Sri Lanka

    Joint Statement by H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway andHon. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, on the Occasion of the Official Visit fromSri Lanka to Oslo, 5 October 2018.

  • Norway increases support for victims of earthquake in Indonesia

    ‘The situation is critical in the areas of Indonesia that were hit by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 28 September. The Government is now increasing Norway’s support for the rescue efforts by NOK 10 million (around USD 1.2 million), to NOK 24 million (around USD 3 million),’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

  • National Pollinator Strategy

    A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

  • National Pollinator Strategy

    A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

  • Celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup's introduction at the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

    By Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup Oslo, 2 October

  • The speech from the throne by His Majesty The King on the occasion of the opening of the 163th session of the Storting

    The Storting, October 2 2018.

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