Do you want to know what a petition resolution is or what is meant by duty of disclosure? Here is a list of explanations of terms that are frequently used in the Norwegian Parliament.

Velg bokstav


  • National Budget

    the Government’s report to the Storting on the economic policy and forecast for the coming year. The term used is Report to the Storting (meld. St. 1).
  • negative majority

    several motions of no confidence on the basis of different grounds will, when considered together, have a majority. This is despite the fact that there is no majority for any of them individually. In such a situation, it is the decision of the Government in question whether or not to resign.
  • negotiations (discussions)

    in the Storting there are often discussions between parties on different political questions; for example, in order to form a majority for a political alternative in one of the standing committees.
  • nomination

    the process within the political parties to decide who will be the candidates in an election. The political parties themselves appoint the individuals who will appear on the electoral lists.