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Changes in the Government

In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State the King has appointed Mr. Lars Peder Brekk (52), Member of Parliament, Rørvik, as Minister of Agriculture and Food. Minister of Petroleum and Energy Åslaug Haga has been honourably discharged from her post. At the same time several ministers have been given new responsibility:

In today’s extraordinary session of the Council of State the King has appointed Mr. Lars Peder Brekk (52), Member of Parliament, Rørvik, as Minister of Agriculture and Food. Minister of Petroleum and Energy Åslaug Haga has been honourably discharged from her post.

At the same time the following ministers have been given new responsibility:

  • Minister of Trade and Industry Dag Terje Andersen has become Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion.
  • Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion Bjarne Håkon Hanssen has become Minister of Health and Care Services.
  • Minister of Health and Care Services Sylvia Brustad has become Minister of Trade and Industry.
  • Minister of Agriculture and Food Terje Riis-Johansen has become Minister of Petroleum and Energy.

The changes are effective as of today at 6.45 pm.

Due to the changes in the Government, changes have also been made among the state secretaries and the political advisors.

The Government represents the Labour Party (Lab.), the Socialist Left Party (Soc.) and the Centre Party (Cent.). The government list now is as follows:

Prime Minister:
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)

Minister of Finance:
Ms. Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)

Minister of Agriculture and Food:
Mr. Lars Peder Brekk (Cent.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)

Minister of Research and Higher Education:
Ms. Tora Aasland (Soc.)

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development:
Ms. Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa (Cent.)

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

Minister of the Environment and International Development:
Mr. Erik Solheim (Soc.)

Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion:
Mr. Dag Terje Andersen (Lab.)

Minister of Transport and Communications:
Ms. Liv Signe Navarsete (Cent.)

Minister of Health and Care Services:
Mr. Bjarne Håkon Hanssen (Lab.)

Minister of Justice and the Police:
Mr. Knut Storberget (Lab.)

Minister of Culture and Church Affairs:
Mr. Trond Giske (Lab.)

Minister of Trade and Industry:
Ms. Sylvia Brustad (Lab.)

Minister of Government Administration and Reform:
Ms. Heidi Grande Røys (Soc.)

Minister of Petroleum and Energy:
Mr. Terje Riis-Johansen (Cent.)

Minister of Children and Equality:
Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt

Minister of Education:
Mr. Bård Vegar Solhjell (Soc.)

Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs:
Ms. Helga Pedersen (Lab