Budget 2015 in brief
- King and Queen of Norway will get 10.5 million kroner next year to spend, while the Crown Prince couple will get 8.7 million kroner. An increase of respectively 500,000 kroner and 400,000 kroner.
- Extra 100 million kroner allocated to shortening waiting lists for places in Norwegian kindergartens.
- 55 billion kroner will be spent on infrastructure, an increase of 5 billion kroner.
- Aid to third world countries to increase by 1 billion kroner – Still less than target of 1% of the gross national income.
- Local governments will receive 6.2 billion kroner in 2015.
- Norwegian armed forces will have their budget increased by 3.4 percent next year.
- 1.4 billion kroner boost to the public sector to ensure greater efficiency.
- 183 million kroner on immigration – focus on more deportations of illegal residents and making them faster.
- Child Protection Services will receive 150 million kroner more next year.
- Norwegian healthcare will receive 2 billion kroner more for patient treatment.
- PST will receive 68 million kroner more next year.
- Norway’s support to Ukraine will increase from 40 million kroner to 200 million kroner to help ease Russian pressure on the country.
The Norwegian government will set aside 164 billion kroner ($25 billion) from its oil fund next year towards its national budget.
Norway's oil fund is expected to be more than 6,000 billion kroner ($925 billion) at the end of this year.