Prime Minister’s Press Releases

Prime Minister congratulates Thorbjørn Jagland

‘I would like to congratulate Thorbjørn Jagland on his re-election. It reflects the strong support for his reform work in the Council of Europe. In these times of crisis in Europe, with major challenges relating to human rights and democracy, the Council of Europe is more important than it has been for a very long time,’ said Prime Minister ...Full Article

Prime Minister summarizes state of the nation

Prime Minister Erna Solberg held an annual press conference at her residence in Parkveien in Oslo on Wednesday, where she summarized the past year and the state of the nation. ...Full Article

‘No private school for my kids’, says Norway PM

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has pledged not to send her two teenage children to private schools, a day after Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess revealed that their two ...Full Article

Government to double support for global education

‘Education is key to reducing poverty. The Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly ...Full Article

Norway PM gives hope to Afghan interpreter

The Afghan interpreter deported from Norway on Tuesday night may be allowed to return, after Norway’s Prime Minister called for the Minister of Justice to look at the treatment ...Full Article

Prime Minister announces new plans for the government buildings

Prime Minister Erna Solberg held a press conference on Sunday afternoon to announce the government’s plan for the new government buildings.  The much-debated highrise, “høyblokka,” which was the target ...Full Article

Statement at 124th Session of the Committee of Ministers

As we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Council of Europe, we find ourselves at a pivotal point in the history of Europe. The Secretary General’s report on human ...Full Article

Norway’s former PM Jens Stoltenberg named new Nato chief

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg adjusts his spectacles during a news conference in Oslo.  BRUSSELS: Former Norwegian premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next Nato chief on Friday, stepping ...Full Article

Solberg to up oil fund’s green tech holdings

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said that she plans to plough more of the country’s oil money into renewable energy investments, using its vast $840bn oil fund to ...Full Article