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New political adviser in OED

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Office of the Prime Minister

The Office of the Prime Minister has from 8 February 2013 appointed Mr. Svein Sundsbø (69), Oslo, as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe. He succeeds Mr. Ivar Vigdenes, who left the post on 6 February.

The Office of the Prime Minister has from 8 February 2013 appointed Mr. Svein Sundsbø (69), Oslo, as political adviser to Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe. He succeeds Mr. Vigdenes, who left the post on 6 February.

Svein Sundsbø has held leading posts in Norwegian business and industry, and also at the Research Council of Norway and at the Agrarian Research Council of Norway. He was general secretary at the Norwegian Centre Party 1976-1984. Mr. Sundsbø was minister of agriculture in the Willoch Government 1985-1986, private adviser at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the same government 1984-1985 and private secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture in the Korvald Government in 1973.

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

To Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)
Mr. Sindre Fossum Beyer (Lab.)
Ms. Tonje Brenna (Lab.)

To Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell (Soc.)
Mr. Audun Garberg (Soc.)
Mr. Olav Magnus Linge (Soc.)

To Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Liv Signe Navarsete
(Cent.)
Ms. Anja Kristin Salte Hjelseth
Ms. Laila Melkevoll

To Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide (Lab.)
Ms. Kathrine Raadim (Lab.)

To Minister of Justice and Public Security Grete Faremo (Lab.)
Ms. Elisabeth Helmersen (Lab.)

To Minister of Finance Sigbjørn Johnsen (Lab.)
Ms. Randi Ness (Lab.)

To Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske (Lab.)
Torstein Tvedt Solberg (Lab.)

To Minister of Defence Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)
Mr. Atle Ottesen (Ap)

To Minister of Health and Care Services Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)
Ms. Astrid Huitfeldt (Lab.)

To Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)
Ms. Katrine Gramnæs (Soc.)

To Minister of Labour Anniken Huitfeldt (Lab.)
Mr. Martin Henriksen (Lab.)

To Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
Rigmor Aasrud
(Lab.)
Mr. Jon Reidar Øyan (Lab.)

To Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen (Lab.)
Mr. Tord Dale (Ap)

To Minister of Transport and Communications Marit Arnstad (Cent.)
Ms. Sigrid Brattabø Handegard (Cent.)

To Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe (Cent.)
Mr. Svein Sundsbø (Cent.)

To Minister of International Development Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås (Soc.)
Ms. Unni Berge (Soc.)

To Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Inga Marte Thorkildsen
(Soc.)
Ms. Kine Sperre Horsbøl (Soc.) – leave of absence 1 September 2012 – 8 March 2013
Ms. Linn Brodal (Soc.) – acting 29 August 2012 – 8 March 2013

To Minister of Agriculture and Food Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Cent.)
Ms. Anne Marie Aanerud (Cent.)

To Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik (Lab.)
Mr. Håvard Fossbakken (Lab.)