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  • Eirik Sivertsen (Labour Party) speaks during the 14th Arctic Parliamentary Conference. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward / Storting.

    High North dialogue in the Storting “an important forum”

    The Storting’s Delegation for Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation is meeting the Minister of Foreign Affairs this week for its biannual High North dialogue. The agenda will include an exchange of information from recent Arctic summits, and an update on the Government’s High North white paper.

    (17.06.2021)
  • Kari Henriksen. Photo: Storting.

    Kari Henriksen in contention for key international post

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) will be electing a new president on 5th–6th  July. Kari Henriksen MP (Labour Party) is one of the two candidates in contention for this important post.

    (08.06.2021)
  • The Storting building. Photo: Storting.

    Guided tours in Parliament

    We regret to inform you that all guided tours and school visits have been cancelled until further notice. This is due to the evolving situation related to the coronavirus. 

    (28.05.2021)
  • The Storting’s public gallery. Photo: Storting.

    Public gallery reopens

    Since Monday 31st May it has again been possible to follow the sittings in the Storting Chamber from the public gallery.

    (28.05.2021)
  • Signatures with their seals in the Constitution of 1814. Photo: Storting.

    Proposals to amend the Constitution

    Forty proposals to amend the Norwegian Constitution have been submitted during the 2017-2021 parliamentary term. The Storting will vote on these proposals during the next four-year term, after this autumn’s parliamentary election.

    (19.05.2021)
  • Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, President of the Storting, on the balcony 17th  May 2020. Photo: Storting.

    What’s happening at the Storting on 17th May?

    On Constitution Day 1821, the Storting sent a letter to the government of the day notifying it of its decision on the new Norwegian flag. This 17th May, exactly 200 years later, the Storting is displaying some of the original designs that were considered when Norway was in the process of choosing a flag of its own.

    (14.05.2021)
  • Åsunn Lyngedal (Labour Party) and Kårstein Eidem Løvaas (Conservative Party) during the European Interparliamentary Space Conference 2021. Photo: Morten Brakestad/Storting.

    Summary of the resolution from the European Interparliamentary Space Conference 2021

    MPs from 12 nations, and a number of European leaders took part in the conference on 10th May, which was hosted by the Storting.

    (11.05.2021)
  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen. Photo: Storting.

    Peace, freedom and democracy must never be taken for granted

    On Saturday 8th May – Norway’s Liberation Day and Veterans Day – Tone W. Trøen, President of the Storting and Anniken Huitfeldt, Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, spoke to honour and commemorate all those who fought for peace and freedom on behalf of Norway.

    (10.05.2021)
  • Åsunn Lyngedal and Kårstein Eidem Løvaas chair the conference. Photo: Storting.

    European leaders meet for space conference

    Business development, national space laws, and satellites in the Arctic are among the central items on the agenda of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC), which takes place on Monday 10th May.

    (10.05.2021)
  • The proposal Frederik Meltzer put forward was the flag we now know as the Norwegian flag. Photo: Archives of the Storting.

    The bicentenary of the Norwegian flag

    This year, the Norwegian flag celebrates its bicentenary. In May, it will be 200 years since the Storting chose what is now one of the most powerful symbols of sovereignty, community and democracy in Norway.

    (29.04.2021)
  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen. Photo: Storting.

    International day in the Storting

    Foreign policy will be the centre of attention in the Storting on Thursday 22nd April. Among the items on the agenda will be a debate on the Government’s foreign policy statement, a presentation of the interparliamentary delegations’ annual report, and a digital reception for the diplomatic corps.

    (22.04.2021)
  • Head of the Storting’s Delegation for Arctic Cooperation, Erik Sivertsen. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward / Stortinget.

    Conference statement from the 14th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region

    The conference statement from the Arctic parliamentary conference calls on the governments of the Arctic Region to strengthen cooperation on climate change, improve accessibility to digital infrastructure, and listen to the views of the region’s young people.

    (16.04.2021)
  • Eirik Sivertsen, Chair of the Storting’s Delegation for Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation. Photo: The Storting.

    Follow the Arctic parliamentary conference live

    The Storting is hosting the 14th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region this week. It will be held digitally on 13th–14th April. The conference will be livestreamed, and you will be able to follow it here.

    (13.04.2021)
  • Eirik Sivertsen, Chair of the Storting’s Delegation for Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation. Photo: The Storting.

    Stronger Arctic cooperation on climate change

    The Storting is hosting the 14th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region on 13th–14th April. Climate change and heightened Arctic cooperation in the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will top the conference agenda.

    (09.04.2021)
  • “The attack on us shows that at worst cyberattacks can have serious consequences for our democratic processes,” said Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, President of the Storting. Photo: Storting

    New cyberattack on the Storting

    The Storting has once again been the target of a cyberattack. The attack is connected to vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange, which several organizations have been affected by.

    (11.03.2021)
  • «Sosialdemokratisk ikon» (Social Democratic Icon), by Tom Gundersen. Photo: Storting.

    Art exhibition in Eidsvolls plass

    The Storting has not been able to arrange its regular art tours in recent months. However, you can now see some of our collection in the exhibition “The Art of Politics”, which is currently on display outside the Storting.

    (24.02.2021)
  • Art exhibition in Eidsvolls plass

    The Storting has not been able to arrange its regular art tours in recent months. However, you can now see some of our collection in the exhibition “The Art of Politics”, which is currently on display in Eidsvolls plass.

    (24.02.2021)
  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen and First Vice-President Eva Kristin Hansen in Eidsvolls plass, the forthcoming site of the new Anna Rogstad statue. Photo: Storting.

    Who will win the contest to make the Storting’s first statue of a woman?

    The competition to determine who designs and makes the statue of Anna Rogstad, Norway’s first female Member of Parliament (MP), is underway.

    (23.02.2021)
  • Lion outside the Storting. Photo: Storting.

    Sittings in the Storting in the week starting 1st February

    All the sittings timetabled to take place in the Chamber will do so as normal from the week starting Monday 1st February onwards. Other parliamentary business, including the online hearings that have been scheduled in the time ahead, will also take place as planned.

    (29.01.2021)
  • Lion outside the Storting. Photo: Storting

    Heightened infection control measures in the week starting 25th January

    The Storting is stepping up its infection control measures due to an increased risk of infection in the Oslo region.

    (25.01.2021)
  • Eirik Sivertsen (Labour Party), head of the Storting’s Delegation for Arctic Parliamentary Cooperation, pictured here at a meeting in 2019. Photo: Storting

    The Storting’s High North dialogue with the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The heads of the Storting’s international delegations are meeting Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday 20th January for an exchange of information about political cooperation in the High North.

    (20.01.2021)
  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen. Photo: Storting

    The President of the Storting sends her condolences

    Earlier this week, the police confirmed that there was no longer any hope of finding further survivors after the landslide in Gjerdrum. President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, on behalf of the Storting, would like to express her profound grief and sympathy to all those who have been affected by the disaster.

    (07.01.2021)
  • The Storting building. Photo: Storting.

    Sittings in the Storting to start a week later than planned

    The Storting’s Presidium has made the decision to postpone the start of sittings after Christmas by one week. The first sitting of 2021 will now be held on Monday 18th January.

    (07.01.2021)
  • Anna Rogstad. Photo: National Library of Norway

    The Storting honours its female pioneers

    A century has passed since female representation became a permanent feature of life in the Storting. To mark this historic milestone in Norwegian democracy, the Presidium has made the decision to have a statue of Anna Rogstad erected in Eidsvolls plass and has commissioned a new portrait of Karen Platou to be hung in the Storting.

    (14.12.2020)
  • One of the lion statues in front of the Storting building. Photo: Storting.

    Changes to the guidelines on the parliamentary party group grants

    The Storting has recently adopted some important changes to the guidelines on how the parliamentary party groups may use the public grants they receive. 

    (11.12.2020)
  • The Storting building. Photo: Storting.

    The Storting extends the autumn session by an extra day

    The Storting’s Presidium has made the decision to extend the autumn session by an extra day to ensure that the Fiscal Budget proceedings will be completed on time. The last sitting before Christmas will now take place on Saturday 19th December.

    (04.12.2020)
  • The Storting. Photo: Storting

    Public gallery to be temporarily closed

    The Storting’s Presidium has recommended to the Storting that the public gallery be temporarily closed as an infection control measure. The same decision was made in March when the COVID-19 pandemic first came to Norway. 

    (11.11.2020)
  • Kari Henriksen. Photo: Peter Mydske/Storting.

    MPs to monitor elections in the USA and Georgia

    Kari Henriksen (Labour) will lead a team of election observers in the USA, while Jette Christensen (Labour) will be monitoring the parliamentary elections in Georgia on 31st October.

    (30.10.2020)
  • Stortingsbygningen. Foto: Stortinget

    The Storting steps up its infection control measures

    Members of the Storting (MPs) are recommended to use facemasks when they are not able to maintain the minimum one-metre distance from others. Committee travel has been cancelled until the end of the year, and, wherever possible, people must keep a distance of at least two metres if they have to attend meetings in person.

    (30.10.2020)
  • Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner presenting the National Budget Wednesday 7th October. Photo: Storting

    The 2021 Fiscal Budget

    On Wednesday 7th October, Minister of Finance Jan Tore Sanner presented the National Budget and the Government’s draft Fiscal Budget proposal for 2021 to the Storting.

     

    (08.10.2020)
  • Photo: Anita Arntzen/KONTRA Produksjon/Storting.

    Speech on the occasion of the State Opening of the Storting 2020

    Speech by Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, the President of the Storting, 2nd October 2020.
    (02.10.2020)