Do you want to know what a petition resolution is or what is meant by duty of disclosure? Here is a list of explanations of terms that are frequently used in the Norwegian Parliament.

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  • EEA Agreement

    regulates trade and other economic conditions between the EU and EFTA. The Agreement entails that the EFTA States that have endorsed the Agreement operate under the same conditions as EU Member States in the internal market, making them liable to EU provisions on competition and the four freedoms – movement of goods, capital, services and persons.
  • election defeat

    the result of an election leads to a change in the political balance of power in the Storting, which in turn gives grounds for a new government. This is the most common cause for a change in government.
  • election threshold

    a set, minimum threshold for the allocation of compensation seats. In Norway, the election threshold is fixed at 4%. This means that a party must have more than 4% of the total vote in an election to be able to have a compensation seat.
  • electoral list

    the political parties’ lists of candidates in the different constituencies (counties) for the general election.
  • electoral roll

    the municipal lists of all those entitled to vote in an election.
  • electoral system

    a legal system that governs how the election of the people who will represent the voters, for example in the Storting, is carried out.
  • enabling Act

    Act whereby the Storting delegates to the Government and public administration the drafting of further rules and regulations within the area covered by the Act.
  • Enactment of a Bill

    decision made after the first reading of a Bill in the Storting.
  • escheat

    escheat is a legal term used in cases where property or land reverts to its original owner – usually the state or the crown – free of charge;
  • EU

    the European Union (EU) is a political and economic organization of 28 European states.