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Changes in the Government

Changes in the Government was made in an extraordinary session of the Council of State the King Thursday 18 October.

19/10/2007 :: Ms. Tora Aasland (64), (County Governor of Rogaland),(Bryne), has been appointed Minister in the Ministry of Education, responsible for research and higher education

Minister Erik Solheim (52), (Oslo) has been appointed Minister of the Environment while retaining responsibility for development affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ms. Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen (44), (Head of section), (Oslo), has been appointed Minister in the Ministry of Children and Equality responsible for anti-discrimination affairs in the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion.

Mr. Bård Vegar Solhjell (36), (State Secretary), (Son), has been appointed Minister of Education.
At the same time the following ministers have been honourably discharged from their offices:

Minister of the Environment, Ms. Helen Bjørnøy.
Minister of Education, Mr. Øystein Djupedal.
Minister of Children and Equality, Ms. Karita Bekkemellem.
The changes are effective as of 5.15 pm today.

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 Petroleum and Energy:
Ms. Åslaug Marie Haga (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 Development Cooperation:
Mr. Erik Solheim (Soc.)

Minister of Trade and Industry:
Mr. Dag Terje Andersen (Lab.)

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

Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion:
Mr. Bjarne Håkon Hanssen (Lab.)

Minister for Children and Equality:
Ms. Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen (Lab.)

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

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

Minister of Health and Care Services:
Ms. Sylvia Kristin Brustad (Lab.)

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

Minister of Agriculture and Food:
Mr. Terje Riis-Johansen (Cent.)

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

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

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Minister Erik Solheim was yesterday appointed Minister of the Environment while retaining responsibility for development affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Photo: Erlend Engh Brekke