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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.