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.
The Storting has elected Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen as President of the Storting. She succeeds Olemic Thommessen, who announced his resignation on 8th March.
“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.
High-level political meetings have been in focus as the Nordic and Baltic parliamentary presidents visit 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.
For the third consecutive year, the Storting invited municipal and county council representatives with minority backgrounds to spend a day at 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.
Speech by Mr Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting, at the Nobel Banquet December 10th 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.