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Changes in the Government

Changes in the Government in January 2018 - Photo:Statsministerens kontor
Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg's new government appearing in front of the Royal Palace in Oslo on 17 January.

In an extraordinary session of the Council of State today, the King has made changes in the Government. Among the changes, Member of Parliament Mr. Ola Elvestuen has been appointed Minister of Climate and Environment.

Member of Parliament Ms. Trine Skei Grande has been appointed Minister of Culture.

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Mr. Jan Tore Sanner has been appointed Minister of Education and Integration.

Minister of Trade and Industry Ms. Monica Mæland has been appointed Minister of Local Government and Modernisation.

Minister of Immigration and Integration Ms. Sylvi Listhaug has been appointed Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration.

Minister of Education and Research Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen has been appointed Minister of Trade and Industry.

Minister of Culture Ms. Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland has been appointed Minister of Children and Equality.

Cyber Coordinator Ms. Åse Michaelsen has been appointed Minister for the Elderly and Public Health.

Member of Parliament Mr. Ola Elvestuen has been appointed Minister of Climate and Environment.

Member of Parliament Mr. Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup has been appointed Minister of International Development.

Lawyer Ms. Iselin Nybø has been appointed Minister for Research and Higher Education.

At the same time, Minister of Climate and Environment Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Children and Equality Ms. Solveig Horne, Minister of Justice and Public Security Mr. Per-Willy Trudvang Amundsen and Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Ms. Marit Berger Røsland have been honourably discharged from their offices.

The changes are active as of 16.00 hours today, 17 January 2018.

The Government represents the Conservative Party (C), the Progress Party (PrP) and the Liberal Party (L):

Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg (C)

Minister of Finance Ms. Siv Jensen (PrP)

Minister of Culture Ms. Trine Skei Grande (L)

Minister of Education and Integration Mr.Jan Tore Sanner (C)

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

Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Ms. Monica Mæland (C)

Minister of Health Mr. Bent Høie (C)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide (C)

Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration Ms. Sylvi Listhaug (PrP)

Minister of Trade and Industry Mr. Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (C)

Minister of Fisheries Mr. Per Sandberg (PrP)

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Ms. Anniken Hauglie (C)

Minister of Children and Equality Ms. Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland (C)

Minister of Agriculture and Food Mr. Jon Georg Dale (PrP)

Minister of Defence Mr. Frank Bakke-Jensen (C)

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Mr. Terje Søviknes (PrP)

Minister for the Elderly and Public Health Ms. Åse Michaelsen (PrP)

Minister of Climate and Environment Mr. Ola Elvestuen (L)

Minister of International Development Mr. Nikolai Eivindssøn Astrup (C)

Minister of Research and Higher Education Ms. Iselin Nybø (L)