Changes among the political advisers

After the changes in the Government today, the Office of the Prime Minister has made changes among the political advisers.

Mr. Jens Frølich Holte has been appointed state secretary to Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Marit Berger Røsland in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and resigns as political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen.

Ms. Iris Aunvik Tveten resigns as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner.

Ms. Maria Kristine Göthner resigns as political adviser to Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner until 7 June 2018.

Ms. Maren Aasan has been appointed political adviser to Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland.

Ms. Hedvig Heyerdahl Moser has been appointed political adviser to Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Marit Berger Røsland in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Saliba Andreas Korkunc has been appointed political adviser to Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie as of 23 October 2017.

Mr. Thor Arne Englund has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen.

Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim resigns as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, and has been appointed as political adviser to Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Ms. Marte Ziolkowski resigns as political adviser to Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide, and is appointed as political adviser to Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen.

The changes are active as of today, 20 October 2017, unless otherwise stated.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP). The political advisers are:

To Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C)
Mr. Odd Hoen-Sevje (C)

To Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (PrP)
Ms. Julia Sanna Maria Brännström Nordtug (PrP)

To Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Ms. Rikke Høistad Sjøberg (C) - leave of absence from 8 September 2017 to 7 June 2018
Ms. Maria Kristine Göthner (C) – acting from 20 October 2017 to 7 June 2018

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

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

To Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen (C)
Mr. Thor Arne Englund (C)

To Minister of Children and Equality Solveig Horne (PrP)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (C)
Saliba Andreas Korkunc (H) – from 23 October 2017

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Mr. Bård Ludvig Thorheim (C)

To Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Mr. Espen Teigen (PrP)

To Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg (PrP)
Ms. Veronica Pedersen Åsheim (PrP)

To Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie (C)
Ms. Julie Midtgarden Remen (C)

To Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Ms. Maren Aasan (C)

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Ms. Margrete Dysjaland (PrP)

To Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Ms. Marte Ziolkowski (C)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes (PrP)
Mr. Christian E. Haugen (PrP)

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen (PrP)
Mr. Arne-Petter Lorentzen (PrP)

To Minister of Education and Research Henrik Asheim (C)
Ms. Hannah Sumeja Atic (C)
Mr. Syver Hanke (C) – acting from 16 October to 31 December 2017

To Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Marit Berger Røsland (C)
Ms. Hedvig Heyerdahl Moser (C)