Former Minister of Finance Kristin Halvorsen (Socialist Left Party)

(17.10.2005 - 20.10.2009)

Born: 1960

The Minister of Finance, who has the main responsibility for national economic policy, co-ordinates the preparation of the national budget. Finance minister Kristin Halvorsen was born in Horten on 2 September 1960. Kristin Halvorsen was appointed Minister of Finance in 2005. She has been a member of the Parliament since 1989, and was elected to lead the Socialist Left Party party in 1997. She was a member of the Parliament Standing Committee on Finance from 1989-1997.

Education:
Social Education, intermediate subject 1981
Criminology, elementary courses 1982

Work Experience

2005 -

Minister of Finance (from 17 October)

1997  -

Leader of the Socialist Left Party of Norway

1989 -

Member of Parliament (Stortinget) representing Oslo

2001 – 2005

Member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs

2001 – 2005

Member of the Parliament's delegation in connection with the European Parliament

1997 – 2001

Member of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs

1997 – 2001

Member of the Consulting Agency Regarding EEC matters

1989 – 1997

Member of the Standing Committee on Finance

Other
Other activities include Deputy Member of the Committee on Ex-Gratia Payment of Compensation (1996) and Observer at the United Nation General Meeting (1985).
 

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