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  • The meeting of the President of the Storting, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Photo: Mikhail Palinchak.

    Norwegian politicians urged to remember Ukraine conflict

    The Storting’s delegation, currently paying an official visit to Ukraine, is gaining insight into the country’s challenges of achieving reform while in conflict with Russia.

  • Jorodd Asphjell (at right) takes the baton from outgoing BSPC President Jørgen Pettersson of Åland. Photo: Ralf Roletschek.

    Norway assumes BSPC presidency

    Jorodd Asphjell was chosen to serve as the new president of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) at this year’s conference in Åland.

  • Svein Roald Hansen. Photo: Storting.

    Social rights and the Western Balkans on the agenda in Sofia

    The head of the Storting’s Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees, Svein Roald Hansen (Labour Party), took part in a meeting in Sofia for members of national parliamentary committees focused on European Union affairs.

  • The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence meets members of the Russian Federation Council. Photo: Storting.

    Open and useful talks in Moscow

    The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, led by Anniken Huitfeldt, visited Moscow on 31 May at the invitation of Konstantin Kosachev, the chair of the Russian Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Anniken Huitfeldt. Photo: Stortinget.

    Foreign Affairs Committee visits Moscow

    The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence visits Moscow 31 May 31–1 June for talks with the chair of the Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Head of Delegation Christian Tybring-Gjedde (Progress Party) and members Trond Helleland (Conservative Party) and Hårek Elvenes (Conservative Party) participated on behalf of the Storting’s Delegation to the NATO PA. Photo: Storting.

    NATO PA’s Spring Session

    The Storting took part in the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, 25–28 May.

  • Head of the Norwegian Delegation to PACE, Ingjerd Schou. Photo: Council of Europe.

    Suspected corruption-like activity in PACE

    A report published on 22 April has concluded that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has organisational weaknesses that leave it vulnerable to corruption. The report concludes that there are reasons to strongly suspect that corruption-like activity has taken place.

  • President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen. Photo: Storting

    New President elected

    The Storting has elected Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen as President of the Storting. She succeeds Olemic Thommessen, who announced his resignation on 8th March.

  • Photo: Storting.

    Time for dialogue, hope for a thaw

    “Fake news”, climate change, arms control, migration and international terrorism were on the agenda at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Winter Meeting on 22–23 February.

  • Storting President Olemic Thommessen and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: National People’s Congress/Bi Nan.

    President of China meets Nordic, Baltic parliamentary presidents

    High-level political meetings have been in focus as the Nordic and Baltic parliamentary presidents visit China.

  • Nordic and Baltic parliamentary presidents photographed during a gathering at Lillehammer in August 2017. Photo: Storting.

    Nordic and Baltic parliamentary presidents to travel to China

    President of the Storting Olemic Thommessen will be travelling to China on an official visit together with his Nordic and Baltic counterparts. The objective of the visit is to strengthen connections between the Nordic and Baltic parliaments and the National People’s Congress of China.

  • Local elected officials taking part in International Migrants Day with President of the Storting Olemic Thommessen (right) and Fifth Vice President Abid Raja. Photo: Storting.

    The Storting commemorates Migrants Day

    For the third consecutive year, the Storting invited municipal and county council representatives with minority backgrounds to spend a day at the Storting.

  • ICAN's Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and the President of the Storting Olemic Thommessen. Photo: Storting.

    This year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate visited the Storting

    This weekend the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. On Monday 11 December, representatives of the campaign visited the Storting.

  • Mr Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting. Photo: Storting.

    Speech at the Nobel Banquet 2017

    Speech by Mr Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting, at the Nobel Banquet December 10th 2017.

  • Photo: Anders B. Wilse/Oslo Museum.

    Castbergian Child Laws part of world’s documentary heritage

    In 1915 the Storting adopted the Castbergian Child Laws. Now the laws have been enshrined in the UNESCO register of world documentary heritage, also known as the Memory of the World Register.

  • Estonian Member of Parliament Liisa Oviir with the Norwegian delegation, Cecilie Myrseth and Kårstein Eidem Løvaas. Photo: Storting.

    Storting members at space conference in Estonia

    The theme of the 19th European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) in Tallinn on 6-7 November is how to create more jobs in space-related activities.

  • Michael Tetzschner at the podium in Helsinki. Photo: Storting.

    Leadership of Nordic Council in 2018

    Norway has been assigned the presidency of the Nordic Council for 2018. The goal is to help keep the Nordic region sustainable and secure, with particular emphasis on health, education, ocean affairs and defence.

  • Nordic energy cooperation in focus at Nordic Council session

    The Nordic Council is meeting this week in Helsinki for its 69th Session. The session is to end with Norway assuming the presidency of the Nordic Council for 2018.