Øystein Kåre Djupedal is a Norwegian politician. Djupedal was born in Oslo, is the son of the linguist Reidar Djupedal, he is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party, a member of Storting for Sør-Trøndelag County, where he has sat since the 1993 election. For two years, from 17 October 2005 until 18 October 2007, he was the Minister of Education and Research, he is former deputy chairman of SV. Storting biography Norwegian government release
Sigbjørn Johnsen is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party and was Norwegian Minister of Finance in the periods 1990-1996 and 2009-2013. He is a former member of parliament and County Governor of Hedmark since 1997, he was member of parliament for Hedmark between 1977 and 1997 and was the Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1996 during the Brundtland's Third Cabinet. He made a comeback in national politics when again he became Minister of Finance in 2009 Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet. After serving in the Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet, he resumed his duty as County Governor of Hedmark, he was the deputy chairman of the Workers' Youth League between 1975 and 1977
Åslaug Marie Haga is a Norwegian politician and the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. She was the leader of the Centre Party from 2003 to 2008. Haga was born in Nes, Akershus, she has a master's degree in political science from the University of Oslo. She joined the diplomatic corps, serving at the Norwegian delegation to the United Nations in New York in the late 1980s and at the Norwegian embassy in New Delhi in India in the early 1990s, she served as Minister of Culture from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, she was elected to the Storting from Akershus county, she was reelected in 2005. In 2003, while the Centre Party was an opposition party, she became party leader; as leader of the Centre Party, Haga was instrumental in swinging the party's political course to the left, bringing it into a coalition with the Labour Party and the Socialist Left Party for the first time. Following the success of this Red-Green Coalition in the 2005 parliamentary elections, the Centre Party entered the government, Haga succeeded Erna Solberg as Minister for Local Municipalities and Regional Development in the second cabinet Stoltenberg.
In September 2007, she became Minister of Petroleum and Energy, succeeding Odd Roger Enoksen, leaving the regional department to Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa. On 11 April 2008, Haga announced that she would not be seeking re-election to Parliament at the 2009 election, that she would step down as Centre Party leader before the election. On 19 June 2008, she resigned as Minister of Petroleum and Energy, as leader of the Centre Party, she cited health problems following a building violations scandal as her reason for resigning. Haga was the last of six ministers who have resigned during the second cabinet Stoltenberg. Haga was replaced as Minister of Petroleum and Energy by Terje Riis-Johansen. Haga replaced Cary Fowler as Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust in early 2013
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party. Kleppa is educated as a teacher at Kristiansand Teacher Training College in 1970, she worked as a teacher from 1967 to 1992 and is serving as Governor of Rogaland County, since 2013. She was the Minister of Social Affairs from 1997 to 2000 and was appointed Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development on 21 September 2007. On 20 October 2009, she became Minister of Transport and Communications, her political advisor is fellow Centre Party member Sigrid Brattabø Handegard. She was elected to the Parliament of Norway for the first time in 1993, has been reelected four times, lastly in 2009. From the 2005 elections until she was appointed to cabinet, she was the parliamentary leader for the Centre Party, she did not seek reelection in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013. "Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa". Storting
Anniken Scharning Huitfeldt is a Norwegian historian and politician for the Labour Party. She was born in Bærum as a daughter of public prosecutor Iver Sidsel Scharning, she is granddaughter of judge Otte Huitfeldt. Huitfeldt grew up in the small town of Jessheim, she attended Jessheim Upper Secondary School from 1985 to 1988, worked for one year as county secretary of the Workers' Youth League, the youth wing of the Labour Party. From 1989 to 1992 she studied at the University of Oslo, minoring in political science and history, from 1992 to 1993 she took a minor in geography at the London School of Economics. From 1993 to 1996 she took the master's degree in history in Oslo. Huitfeldt was involved in student politics while attending school, as a member of Akershus county school board rom 1986 to 1988, she was a central board member of the Norges Gymnasiastsamband from 1987 to 1988, in her native Ullensaker she was a member of the municipal equality committee. She chaired the Ullensaker branch of the Workers' Youth League from 1985 to 1988 and became a central board member in 1990.
She advanced to deputy leader in 1994 and was the Workers' Youth League leader from 1996 to 2000. From 2000 to 2001 she was the vice president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, she was elected as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Akershus for the terms 1993-1997 and 2001-2005, entered the Labour Party's central board in 2002, but worked as a researcher in the Fafo Foundation from 2000 to 2005. Among other things she wrote reports on child slavery, child marriage and women's rights. Huitfeldt was a board member of the Falstad Centre from 2000 to 2005 and Save the Children Norway from 2001 to 2005. Huitfeldt was elected as a full representative to Parliament for the first time in 2005, re-elected in 2009 and 2013, she served from 2005 to 2008 as deputy leader of the Standing Committee on Education and Church Affairs, since 2013 she leads the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence as well as the Enlarged Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. On 29 February 2008 she became Minister of Equality in Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet.
In a cabinet reshuffle in October 2009 she became Minister of Culture. On 21 September 2012 she was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, a post she held until Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet fell in October 2013, her seat in Parliament was covered by deputies Gorm Kjernli and Are Helseth
Trond Giske is a Norwegian politician who served as deputy leader of the Norwegian Labour Party from 2015 until his resignation in 2018 as a result of the so-called Giske affair. In December 2017 and in the context of the international Me Too controversy, Giske was accused of an extensive pattern of sexual harassment and sexual assault of young women, leading to the so-called Giske affair, which dominated Norwegian media for several weeks. After admitting to some of the accusations against him, Giske was asked to permanently resign by party leader Jonas Gahr Støre on 1 January 2018, which he subsequently did on 7 January 2018 shortly before the party executive committee were to debate the matter and shortly before Støre was about to state publicly that Giske needed to resign. On 25 January 2018 the Labour Party ruled that Giske had violated the party's rules against sexual harassment and that his behaviour disqualified him from holding offices or positions of trust in the party. In response Giske sought legal assistance against his own party.
Giske was elected into the Norwegian parliament for Sør-Trøndelag county in 1997, served as Minister of Education and Church Affairs in the first cabinet of Jens Stoltenberg from 2000 to 2001, as Minister of Culture and Church Affairs in Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet from 2005 to 2009 and as Minister of Trade and Industry from 2009 to 2013. As a cabinet member he several times faced accusations of cronyism by having appointed little-qualified close friends to well paid government jobs, which led to formal inquiries into his actions in the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs. Born 7 November 1966 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, he is the son of engineer Bjørn Giske and associate professor Norunn Illevold, he attended both University of Oslo and Norwegian University of Science and Technology receiving a degree in economy in 1997. Giske was an honorary member of the fraternity "Kjeller" during his studies. Active in the Workers' Youth League from an early age, Giske became the leader of its Trondheim branch in 1988, before becoming the leader of its Sør-Trøndelag branch the following year.
In 1992 Giske was elected head of the Workers Youth League as a whole. He served until 1996, the following year he was elected to the parliament, the Storting for the first time, he has since been reelected on three occasions. In March 2000 Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Giske as the new Minister of Education and Church affairs, he would serve in this capacity. 4 years the 2005 elections again swept the Labour party to power as a part of the Red-green coalition and Trond Giske was appointed Minister of Culture. He would remain in this position until October 2009, when as a part of a cabinet reshuffle he was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry, succeeding Sylvia Brustad. In January 2012, Giske received widespread attention for his opposition to the sale of TV 2 to a Danish company. Giske spoke out against the transfer of 100% of TV 2's shares to the Egmont Group, at a price of 2.1 billion NOK, despite Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg stating his government would have no opinion on the case.
It was reported that Giske threatened the head of the Telenor Group, Harald Norvik, with the loss of his position if the sale went through. One of the policies championed during Giskes tenure as minister has been the so-called "salary moderation"; the idea is that the leaders of state owned companies or companies where the Norwegian government was majority shareholder should not earn more in salary than their counterparts in the private sector. Giske called on board members and CEO's to adhere to this policy or risk being replaced; as a well known Labour politician in Norway, Giske has had numerous appearances in the media. He displays an interest in culturally related subjects such as film and football, he is well known for his personal friendship with members of the Royal family, namely Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her previous husband, the author Ari Behn. He is known for being a big supporter of his home town football club Rosenborg. Giske has several times faced accusations of cronyism by having appointed little-qualified close friends to well paid government jobs, which led to formal inquiries into his actions in the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs.
EntraIn October 2012 Trond Giske's long-time friend and Labour party colleague Rune Olsø was appointed CEO of Entra Eiendom, a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Olsø was to receive NOK 4.2 million in salary, perceived by some to be in violation of Giske's own policy of moderation. It was revealed that the chairman and vice-chairman of the board opposed the appointment of Olsø, but lost the vote due to pressure from members who had personal or political ties to Giske. In the wake of the affair, prime minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Bård Vegar Solhjell to handle the matter, as Giske had recused himself. Solhjell responded by firing three board members, including two, seen as having close ties to Giske. Ten days after the story broke, Rune Olsø resigned as CEO of Entra. TelenorIn October 2012 several media reported that Giske had demanded that his close friend and colleague Tore O. Sandvik be appointed to the board of directors of The Telenor Group though the board had stated that Sandvik "was not close to being qualified", the board objected due to the fact that Sandvik was considered one of Giske's closest friends.
According to the media reports Giske relented, but only after the board accepted another friend, Hallvard Bakke, instead.
Ola Borten Moe
Ola Borten Moe is a Norwegian politician and Member of Parliament for the Centre Party. He served as Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 2011 to 2013. Borten Moe was born in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, on 6 June 1976 to farmer Peder O. Moe and nurse Kari Borten, he is the grandson of former Prime Minister Per Borten, married to fellow MP Anna Ceselie Brustad Moe. As of June 2009 they have two children. Borten Moe was a member of the Trondheim city council for three four-year terms from 1995 to 2007, he was elected MP of the Norwegian Parliament from Sør-Trøndelag in 2005, after serving as deputy MP from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 2007 Borten Moe was a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment, from 2007 to 2009 the chairman of the Standing Committee on Business and Industry. Borten Moe became the minister of petroleum and energy on 4 March 2011. Since the turning towards the left of the Centre Party in the 2000s, Borten Moe is regarded as being among the "centrist" wing of the party, has been claimed to have the ambition of moving the party back towards the right.
He holds many traditional Centre Party issues such as opposition to the European Union, holding that "I think that we, within the frame of the Norwegian nation state has the opportunity of building a best possible society". He believes that too much power and competence have been centralised in the area surrounding the capital, Oslo. In October 2009, he traveled to Denmark to study the asylum policies of the country, he said that the number of asylum seekers coming to Norway was far too high, that Norway should learn from the policies of Denmark, tighten the Norwegian asylum policy. In 2010 he said it was important that Norwegians discuss which values Norwegian society should be based on in the future, he stated as the basic foundations: democracy, human rights, respect for individuals and equality between sexes, considered it dangerous to think about these values as platitudes. He compared radical Islam to Nazism, regarding the granting of asylum to terrorists, he questioned if one would have given asylum to extreme-right Germans after World War II when they risked death penalties in Germany.
"Ola Borten Moe". Storting