Tagged: Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen

Changes among the state secretaries

The Office of the Prime Minister has as Jan. 13 appointed Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen, state secretary, as acting state secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister for the duration of Ms. Rita...

Norway to offer Tamiflu over the counter

Norway is allowing over-the-counter sales of flu medicines Tamiflu and Relenza in response to the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus, reports AP. The policy goes into effect on Nov. 5, and will last until the...

Norway recommends swine flu shots nationwide

Norway’s Health Ministry has recommended that everyone in Norway should be vaccinated against swine flu. There has been an upturn in Swine flu cases in Norway lately. The new Health Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (former Defence...

Grete Faremo new Minister of Defence

Grete Faremo is Norway’s new Minister of Defence. She received the keys for her new office from her predecessor, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, who as of today is Minister of Health. Espen Barth Eide and Ragnhild...

Harald Sunde new Chief of Norwegian Defence

  Lieutenant General Harald Sunde was appointed General and new Chief of Defence by the King in Council on May 29. “It is with great joy and anticipation that I welcome Harald Sunde as...

Fallen officer’s body back in Norway

The body of the Norwegian intelligence officer, Trond Petter Kolset (30) from Steinkjer killed in Afghanistan last Friday has been flown back to Norway. The plane landed at the Gardermoen military airfield Tuesday afternoon. The bier was received...

Norwegian officer killed in Afghan bomb attack

Oslo April 17 – A Norwegian officer was killed Friday by a bomb in northern Afghanistan, Norway’s defence forces, in a disclosure some hours after Afghan officials had reported a suicide attack but had...

Norway welcomes Albania and Croatia to NATO

  Albania and Croatia completed the NATO accession process on 1 April, and are now full members of the Alliance. “I welcome Albania and Croatia as new members of NATO,” says Norwegian Prime Minister...

Norway to send military field hospital to Chad

Norway will soon send a military field hospital to Chad to strengthen the UN military operations on the border with the troubled region of Darfur in Sudan, said reports reaching here from Oslo Friday....