The President of the Storting and the Storting are hosting the 65th Session of the Nordic Council in Oslo from 29th to 31st October 2013. Normal parliamentary business will be taking a short break during these three days.
A new coalition Government between the Conservative Party (H) and the Progress Party (FrP), with Erna Solberg as Prime Minister, was appointed by His Majesty The King on Wednesday 16th October. The Government is due to put forward its programme declaration in a sitting of the Storting at 12.00 on Friday 18th October.
“This year’s Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), goes directly to the heart of a conflict the world community is deeply concerned about,” says President of the Storting Olemic Thommessen.
His Majesty the King normally performs the State Opening of the Storting on the first weekday after the Storting has constituted itself. This year the State Opening will take place on Wednesday 9 October.