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prime minister government

Erna Solberg"s Government was appointed by King Harald V on 16 October 2013. The new government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP).

Prime Minister

Erna Solberg (52) Bergen
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Prime Minister is the most senior member of the Government, responsible for coordinating and leading the work of the Government.



Minister of Finance

Siv Jensen (44) Oslo
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

The Minister of Finance has a main responsibility for national economic policy and co-ordinates the preparation of the national budget.



Minister of Local Government and Modernisation

Monica Mæland (Born: 1968) Bergen
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Minister of Local Government and Modernisation is responsible for matters relating to housing and building policy, local government finances, ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, rural and regional policy, local administration, the conduct of elections, government employer policy, central governments buildings, security and administrative services, government services and communication, Sami and minority affairs, management tasks under the Planning and Building Act relating to urban development, municipal land-use planning, environmental impact analyses and county planning, and national mapping and geodata policy.



Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ine Eriksen Søreide (Born: 1976) Lørenskog
Member of Parliament (The Conservative Party)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the work of the Foreign Service, which includes 99 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.



Minister of Defence

Frank Bakke-Jensen (Born: 1965) Båtsfjord
Member of Parliament (The Conservative Party)

The Minister of Defence is responsible for the formation and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy. Frank Bakke-Jensen is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party of Norway. He was mayor of Båtsfjord from 2007 until his election to the Stortinget from Finnmark in 2009.



Minister of Climat and Environment

Ola Elvestuen (Born: 1967) Vestre Toten
Member of Parliament (Liberal Party)

The minister of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government.



Minister of Petroleum and Energy

Terje Søviknes (47) Os
Member of Parliament (Progress Party))

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy’s responsibility is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway’s energy resources.



Minister of Trade and Industry

Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (Born: 1978) Ålesund
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is responsible for designating industrial policy with an eye to the future. This includes involvement in any policy area that affects value creation. Married, two children



Minister of Transport and Communications

Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Born: 1972) Time
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen is responsible for policies relating to the transport of people and goods, telecommunication ands postal services.



Minister of International Development

Nikolai Astrup (Born: 1978) Oslo
Member of Parliament (Conservative party)

Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.


 










Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration

Tor Mikkel Wara (Born: 1964) Karasjok
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

Member of Parliament (PrP)

As the leadership of the Progress Party in 2006 changed hands from Carl I. Hagen to Siv Jensen, Wara was before the 2009 election spoken of as a possible Minister of Finance for the party in an eventual government, with the recent broad popular support for the party.



Minister of Education and Integration

Jan Tore Sanner (Born: 1965) Bærum
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Minister of Education and Integration is responsible for primary and secondary school, upper secondary and tertiary vocational education, educational loans and grants, adult education and skills and integration. The minister is also responsible for Nordic cooperation. Married, two children



Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (Born: 1977) Klæbu
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The minister of Children and Equality is responsible for the rights of consumers, families, children and young people, as well as for anti-discrimination and full equality between men and women.



Minister for the Elderly and Public Health

Åse Michaelsen (Born: 1960 ) Mandal
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway.



Minister of Culture

Trine Skei Grande (Born: 1969) Oslo
Member of Parliament (Liberal Party)

The Minister of Culture is responsible for cultural policy, religious and belief-related matters, media policy, sports policy, gaming and lottery regulation, and the coordination of government policy relating to the voluntary sector.



Minister of Health and Care Services

Bent Høie (Born: 1971) Randaberg
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Minister of Health and Care Services is responsible for government policy related to hospitals, municipal health care services, preventive measures, psychiatric health and drug addiction.



Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

Anniken Hauglie (Born: 1972) Oslo
Member of Parliament (Conservative Party)

The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs has the main responsibility for labour market policy, working environment and safety policy, pensions policy, and welfare and social policy.



Minister of Agriculture and Food

Jon Georg Dale (Born: 1984) Dalsbygda
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

The Minister of Agriculture and Food is responsible for implementing the Government´s policy concerning agriculture and food.



Minister of Fisheries

Per Sandberg (Born: 1960) Levanger
Member of Parliament (Progress Party)

As Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg (Progress Party) is responsible for fisheries and aquaculture management, seafood safety, fish health and welfare, framework conditions for the seafood trade and market access for Norwegian seafood.



Minister of Research and Higher Education

Iselin Nybø (Born: 1981) Randaberg
Member of Parliament (Liberal Party)

The Minister of Research and Higher Education is responsible for research policy and for higher education.