Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg celebrating 50

Today, March 16 Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is celebrating his 50th Birthday together with 350 invited guests. Stoltenberg took office in October of 2005; he was previously Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001. He has also been the leader of the Norwegian Labor Party since 2002. 

Stoltenberg grew up in a political family. His father, Thorvald Stoltenberg, is one of the most prominent politicians in Norway and a former Foreign Minister; his mother Karin Stoltenberg was a junior minister.

He was raised in the Waldorf Education system as formulated by Rudolf Steiner, and educated at the Oslo katedralskole and the University of Oslo. He likes to spend his summer vacations on the Hvaler Islands in the Oslo fjord. In the winter he is an active cross-country skiier, writes Wikipedia.

On Stoltenberg’s facebook profile you can wish him a Happy Birthday! The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is one of many who congratulates the Norwegian Prime Minister in a video message on Facebook.

Jens Stoltenberg visits Grorud school in 2008. Photo: Arbeiderpartiet.

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