Friday, September 21, 2012

Changes in the Norwegian Government
The Prime Minister of Norway; Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: The Office of the Prime Minister.

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has appointed Ms. Hadia Tajik, Member of Parliament, as Minister of Culture. At the same time Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm has been honourably discharged from her office.

Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre is appointed Minister of Health and Care Services, and Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen is new Minister of Defence. Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt is new Minister of Labour and Mr. Espen Barth Eide is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The changes are active as of 3 pm today.

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. Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)

Minister of Justice and Public Security
Ms. Grete Faremo (Lab.)

Minister of Finance
Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen (Lab.)

Minister of Trade and Industry
Mr. Trond Giske (Lab.)

Minister of Defence
Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen(Lab.)

Minister of Health and Care Services
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre (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 Labour
Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)

Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
Also Minister for Nordic cooperation.
Ms. Rigmor Aasrud (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 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.)

Minister of Culture
Ms. Hadja Tajik (Lab.)

Press release, 21.09.2012

No.: 120/12

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