Changes in the Norwegian Government



    Changes in the Norwegian Government

    Dec 16, Oslo: In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the government.

    Ms. Elisabeth Aspaker, Minister, has been charged with the responsibility for EEA and EU Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Minister, has become Minister of Climate and Environment. Ms. Sylvi Listhaug, Minister, has been charged with the responsibility for Immigration Affairs in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and Social Inclusion Affairs in the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.

    Mr. Per Sandberg, Member of Parliament, has been appointed Minister of Fisheries.  Ms. Anniken Hauglie has been appointed Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. Ms. Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland, Member of Parliament, has been appointed Minister of Culture. Mr. Jon Georg Dale, State Secretary, has been appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food.

    At the same time, Ministers Thorhild Widvey, Tine Sundtoft and Robert Eriksson have been honourably discharged from their offices.
    The responsibility as chief of staff at the Office of the Prime Minister will no longer be held by a minister. State Secretary Julie Brodtkorb has taken over this responsibility. Elisabeth Aspaker has also been appointed Norwegian member of the Nordic Council of Ministers, responsible for the coordination of Nordic cooperation affairs.

    The changes are active as of 13.00 today, 16 December 2015. It is intended that during the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion will have its name changed to the Ministry of Children and Equality.
    The Government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP):

    Prime Minister
    Ms. Erna Solberg (C)

    Minister of Finance
    Ms. Siv Jensen (PrP)

    Minister of Local Government and Modernisation
    Mr.Jan Tore Sanner (C)

    Minister of Transport and Communication
    Mr. Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)

    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Mr. Børge Brende (C)

    Minister of EEA and EU Affairs,  also minister of Nordic cooperation affairs
    Ms. Elisabeth Aspaker (C)

    Minister of Trade and Industry
    Ms. Monica Mæland (C)

    Minister of Climate and Environment
    Mr. Vidar Helgesen (C)

    Minister of Children and Equality
    Ms. Solveig Horne (PrP)

    Minister of Health and Care Services
    Mr. Bent Høie (C)

    Minister of Justice and Public Security
    Mr. Anders Anundsen (PrP)

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy
    Mr. Tord Lien (PrP)

    Minister of Defence
    Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)

    Minister of Immigration and Integration
    Ms. Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)

    Minister of Education and Research
    Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)

    Minister of Fisheries
    Mr. Per Sandberg (PrP)

    Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
    Ms. Anniken Hauglie (C)

    Minister of Culture
    Ms. Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (C)

    Minister of Agriculture and Food
    Mr. Jon Georg Dale (PrP)

    The Olso Times

     
     

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