A century after Karen Platou (Conservative Party) first took her seat in Parliament as a regular Member of Parliament (MP), a new portrait of the pioneer has been unveiled in the Storting.
A proposal that instructs the Office of the Auditor General to carry out a special investigation into the MPs’ financial arrangements has been tabled by the Storting’s Presidium to the Storting as a whole.
On 16th December 2021, the Storting’s Presidium made the decision to broaden the terms of reference of the independent review board which was set up earlier this autumn. Its scope will now include a review of all the financial schemes and arrangements available to MPs.
The Storting’s Presidium has adopted a set of revised guidelines for the allocation of commuter accommodation to MPs.
Here is a summary of the most recent infection control measures implemented in the Storting.
The journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be coming to the Storting on Saturday 11th December. The Nobel Peace Prize winners will meet the President of the Storting and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
Politicians from two of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s (NATO PA) committees are currently taking part in a study trip to Oslo, Kirkenes and Tromsø. The aim of their visit is to find out more about Norwegian security policy and defence technology.
On Thursday 25th November, the Storting elected Masud Gharahkhani (Labour Party) as the new President of the Storting. Kari Henriksen (Labour Party) has been elected as Fourth Vice President.
Here is a summary of the ongoing and planned reviews of the Storting’s arrangements for MPs.
Eva Kristin Hansen announced her resignation as President of the Storting on Thursday 18th November. She will remain in the post until a new President has been elected by the Storting.
The composition of the independent review board that has been set up to conduct a revision of the rules and regulations for the MPs’ commuter accommodation scheme has now been made public. See below for a list of the review board’s members.
On Monday 8th November, Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum presented the Government’s proposed changes to the 2022 Fiscal Budget.
Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be making a courtesy call on the Storting during their state visit to Norway.
The COVID crisis and greater cooperation are among the matters under discussion during the Nordic Council’s session in Copenhagen from 1st to 4th November. The Storting is taking part with a completely new delegation.
The President of the Storting, Eva Kristin Hansen, will welcome the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to the Storting on Thursday 4th November during the latter’s official visit to Norway.
The Storting’s 169 MPs have been invited to a gala dinner at the Royal Palace on Thursday 28th October, a tradition that began 115 years ago.
Norway’s new Government was appointed by the King in a session of the Council of State on Thursday 14th October.
The Storting elected its Presidium on Saturday 9th October. Eva Kristin Hansen (Labour Party) is the new President of the Storting. Here is a full list of the Presidium’s members.
The 166th Storting convened for the first time on 1st October, and will be constituted on 9th October. The State Opening will take place on Monday 11th October. The Government’s Fiscal Budget proposal for 2022 will be submitted the following day.
The 2017 – 2021 parliamentary term was formally brought to a close on Thursday 30th September. One consequence of this was that the term of last session’s Presidium of the Storting (comprising a President and five Vice Presidents) also ended.