Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Changes in the Government

Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister of Norway. 
Photo: Office of the Prime Minister

In yesterday’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Marit Arnstad, lawyer, Skatval, as Minister of Transport and Communications, and Mr. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Member of Parliament, Ilseng, as Minister of Agriculture and Food.

At the same time Ministers Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa and Lars Peder Brekk have been honourably discharged from their offices.

The changes are active as of yesterday at 12.15 pm.
The Government represents the Labour Party (Lab.), the Socialist Left Party (Soc.) and the Centre Party (Cent.). The government list is now as follows:
Prime Minister
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)
Minister of the Environment
Mr. Bård Vegar Solhjell (Soc.)
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Ms. Liv Signe Navarsete (Cent.)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)
Minister of Justice and Emergency Planning
Ms. Grete Faremo (Lab.)
Minister of Finance
Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen (Lab.)
Minister of Trade and Industry
Mr. Trond Giske (Lab.)
Minister of Health and Care Services
Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)
Minister of Education and Research
Ms. Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)
Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen (Lab.)
Minister of Culture
Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)
Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
Also Minister for Nordic cooperation.
Ms. Rigmor Aasrud (Lab.)
Minister of Labour
Ms. Hanne Bjurstrøm (Lab.)
Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs 
Ms. Lisbeth Berg-Hansen (Lab.)
Minister of Transport and Communications
Ms. Marit Arnstad (Cent.)
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Mr. Ola Borten Moe (Cent.)
Minister of Defence
Mr. Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)
Minister of International Development
Mr. Heikki Holmås (Soc.)
Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Ms. Inga Marte Thorkildsen (Soc.)
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Mr. Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Cent.)

Press release, 18.06.2012

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