PM makes changes to her government
Prime Minister Erna Solberg has made a number of changes to her government after two of her ministers asked to be removed from their portfolios.
The formal notice of the changes as published on the Prime Minister’s website is as follows:
“Changes in the government
Press release | Published: 2016-12-20
In a session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government.
Mr. Frank Bakke-Jensen, Member of Parliament, has been appointed Minister of EEA and EU Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Terje Søviknes, Mayor, has been appointed Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
Mr. Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen, State Secretary, has been appointed Minister of Justice and Public Security.
At the same time, Ministers Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, Anders Anundsen and Tord Lien have been honourably discharged from their offices.
The changes are active as of 18.00 hours today, 20 December 2016.
The Government represents the Conservative Party (C) and the Progress Party (PrP):
Ms. Erna Solberg (C)
Minister of Finance
Ms. Siv Jensen (PrP)
Minister of Local Government and Modernisation
Mr.Jan Tore Sanner (C)
Minister of Transport and Communication
Mr. Ketil Solvik-Olsen (PrP)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Børge Brende (C)
Minister of Trade and Industry
Ms. Monica Mæland (C)
Minister of Climate and Environment
Mr. Vidar Helgesen (C)
Minister of Children and Equality
Ms. Solveig Horne (PrP)
Minister of Health and Care Services
Mr. Bent Høie (C)
Minister of Defence
Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)
Minister of Immigration and Integration
Ms. Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)
Minister of Education and Research
Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)
Minister of Fisheries
Mr. Per Sandberg (PrP)
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Ms. Anniken Hauglie (C)
Minister of Culture
Ms. Linda Hofstad Helleland (C)
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Mr. Jon Georg Dale (PrP)
Minister of EEA and EU Affairs,
also minister of Nordic cooperation affairs
Mr. Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Mr. Terje Søviknes (PrP)
Minister of Justice and Public Security
Mr. Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen (PrP)”