Changes in the ministries

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has decided the changes in the ministries that were announced at the change of government on 16 October 2013.

In today’s session of the Council of State, the King has decided the changes in the ministries that were announced at the change of government on 16 October 2013.

The financial implications have been taken into the 2014 state budget. The changes will take place as of 1 January 2014.

Changes

  • Responsibility for most affairs under the Ministry of Government Administration, Renewal and Church Affairs will be transferred to the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, which will have its name changed to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation (KMD).
  • Responsibility for church affairs will be transferred from the Ministry of Government Administration, Modernisation and Church Affairs, to the Ministry of Culture.
  • Broadband affairs will be transferred from the Ministry of Government Administration, Modernisation and Church Affairs to the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
  • The Ministry of Government Administration, Modernisation and Church Affairs will be abolished.
  • The Department of Planning will be transferred from the Ministry of the Environment to the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.
  • Responsibility for climate and forest affairs will be transferred from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Ministry of the Environment, which will have its name changed to the Ministry of Climate and Environment (KLD).
  • Responsibility for climate quotas affairs will be transferred from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
  • Responsibility for coastal affairs will be transferred from the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs to the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
  • A new Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries will be established, consisting of two ministries which will be abolished: the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.
  • The Ministry of Labour will have its name changed to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (ASD).

Two ministers in NFD
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries will have two ministers: Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker and Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland. Mæland will also be administratively responsible for the Ministry.

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After today’s changes in the ministries, the government list looks as follows as of 1 January 2014:

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 at the Office of the Prime Minister,
responsible for EEA and EU Affairs,
also Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr. Vidar Helgesen (C) – leave of absence 28.12.2013-22.01.2014

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

Minister of Foreign Affairs
also responsible for EEA and EU Affairs 28.12.2013-22.01.2014
Mr. Børge Brende (C)

Minister of Culture
Ms. Thorhild Widvey (C)

Minister of Fisheries
also minister of Nordic cooperation affairs

Ms. Elisabeth Aspaker (C)

Minister of Climate and the Environment
Ms. Tine Sundtoft (C)

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

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

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

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Mr. Robert Eriksson (PrP)

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

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

Minister of Defence
Ms. Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide (C)

Minister of Agriculture and Food
Ms. Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)

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