Webinar to mark the 25th anniversary of the first transfer to the fund. You will meet some of the key players during these years. What dilemmas have they faced, how were crucial decisions taken, and what has it meant for the development of the Norwegian society in the 21st century? The recording is in Norwegian with English subtitles.
Listen to Sigbjørn Johnsen and Jan Tore Sanner discuss with Knut Kjær the challenges facing a minister of finance in 1996 and in 2021. Kristin Halvorsen and Siv Jensen will be interviewed by Yngve Slyngstad about political support for the management of the fund. Jens Stoltenberg, Arne Skauge, Øystein Olsen and Svein Gjedrem will talk with Einar Lie about the establishment of the fund and the fiscal rule and what they have meant for the Norwegian economy. Ola Svenneby, Sondre Hansmark and Astrid Hoem will discuss challenges for the management of the fund and the framework ahead in a conversation with Anne Rokkan, and Nicolai Tangen will share his thoughts about how the fund is managed today. You will also meet VG’s “oil fund boy”, the newspaper journalist Thomas Kragerud, and hear his thoughts about the fund’s position in the minds of the Norwegian people.
At 11:00-12:00 CET: publication of and press conference on the fund's first half 2021 results. The report will be presented at Arendalsuka. The press conference will also be live-streamed.
Arendalsuka is a national annual event, where representatives from organisations, businesses and political parties from all of Norway meet and discuss central topics. Read more about Arendalsuka.
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