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A previously unknown coronavirus has spread from China to large parts of the world, including Europe and Norway.
Major Seed deposit at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Longyearbyen
Today, 36 genebanks from all continents deposited seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, at a deposit event hosted by Norwegian Prime Minister and co-chair ofthe UN group of SDG Advocates, Erna Solberg. President of Ghana and co-chair Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other members of the Group of Advocate salso participated at the event.
A budget to promote employment and welfare
The Norwegian economy is in its third year of economic expansion. Employment growth is strong and the registered unemployment rate has fallen to levels last seen in 2008. Non-oil business investments are at a 10-year high. These positive developments are expected to continue. Non-oil GDP is projected to increase by 2.7 per cent this year and 2.5 per cent next year.
Erna Solberg (Conservative Party)
The Prime Minister is the most senior member of the Government, responsible for coordinating and leading the work of the Government.
Trine Skei Grande (Liberal Party)
Minister of Education and Integration
The Minister of Education and Integration is responsible for primary and secondary school, upper secondary and tertiary vocational education, educational loans and grants, adult education and skills and integration. The minister is also responsible for Nordic cooperation.
Jan Tore Sanner (Conservative Party)
Minister of Finance
The Minister of Finance has a main responsibility for national economic policy and co-ordinates the preparation of the national budget.
Monica Mæland (Conservative Party)
Minister of Justice and Public Security
The Minister of Justice and Public Security is responsible for the judicial system, the correctional services, the police and prosecuting authorities, asylum and immigration, civil protection, preparedness and the Polar areas.
Bent Høie (Conservative Party)
Minister of Health and Care services
The Minister of Health is responsible for government policy related to hospitals, municipal health care services, preventive measures, psychiatric health and drug addiction.
Ine Eriksen Søreide (Conservative Party)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the foreign service, which includes more than 100 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H)
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs has the main responsibility for labour market policy, working environment and safety policy, pensions policy, and welfare and social policy.
Linda Hofstad Helleland (Conservative Party)
Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation
The Minister of Regional Development and Digitalisation is responsible for steering regional and district development policy, IT policy, electronic communications, privacy protection, and policies towards Sami and national minorities in the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
Nikolai Astrup (Conservative Party)
Minister of Local Government and Modernisation
The Minister of Local Government is responsible for steering administrative policy, local government finances, local administration and the conduct of elections, planning, housing and building policy, coordinating the government’s work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, national mapping and geodata policy, government employer policy, central government building and property management, administrative responsibility for county governors, contact with the Royal House of Norway, and administrative responsibility for the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
Iselin Nybø (V)
Minister of Trade and Industry
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is responsible for designating industrial policy with an eye to the future. This includes involvement in any policy area that affects value creation.
Knut Arild Hareide (KrF)
Minister of Transport
The Minister of Transport is responsible for policies relating to the transport of people and goods, telecommunication ands postal services.
Dag Inge Ulstein (Christian Democratic Party)
Minister of International Development
The Minister of International Development is responsible for international development efforts in countries outside the OSCE, the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. He is also responsible for development cooperation under the auspices of the UN system, the World Bank, the regional development banks and other global funds and programmes. In addition, he is responsible for Norad, Norec and Norfund.
Henrik Asheim (Conservative Party)
Minister of Research and Higher Education
The Minister of Research and Higher Education is responsible for research policy and for higher education.
Abid Q. Raja (Liberal Party)
Minister of Culture and Equality
The Minister of Culture and Equality is responsible for cultural policy, equality- and discrimination policy, media policy, sports policy, gaming and lottery regulation, and the coordination of government policy relating to the voluntary sector.
Tina Bru (Conservative Party)
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
The Minister of Petroleum and Energy’s responsibility is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.
Sveinung Rotevatn (Liberal Party)
Minister of Climate and Environment
The minister of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government.