Tagged: Kristin Halvorsen

New help for struggling Utøya survivors

Earlier this week it became known that several of the young terror victims are struggling to complete school and studies. The problems also affect siblings and those who have lost close friends. Wednesday, the...

Kristin Halvorsen resigns as SV party leader

Kristin Halvorsen has asked SV to find a new leader next year. Kristin Halvorsen has asked SV to find a new leader for next year. A murmur travelled through the assembly at SV’s election...

Norway’s most powerful woman

Kristin Skogen Lund, President of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and Executive Director of Telenor, was named Norway’s most powerful woman by Kapital magazine. It is the first time that a business leader...

Education for all becoming harder to achieve

Millions of children could miss the opportunity to go to school as a result of the financial crisis. The United Nations sounds the alarm in a new report on education. Lower economic growth and...

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...

Sigbjørn Johnsen appointed Minister of Finance

County Governor Sigbjørn Johnsen was today (Oct. 20) appointed to Minister of Finance. Johnsen, a veteran Labor Party politician, replaces Kristin Halvorsen of the Socialist Left Party (SV), who will move over to head the Ministry...

Norway will spend more oil money

The Norwegian economy has been affected by the global recession, but the downturn seems to be less severe than in most other countries, writes Norway’s Ministry of Finance on its website. The implementation of extensive...

A step closer to opening Lofoten/Vesterålen

The results of Norway’s general election clearly indicate that the Socialist Left and Liberals failed to win support for rejecting petroleum activity off the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands. This conclusion has been drawn by...

Norway’s red-green government to continue

“We have received the voters’ confidence to govern for another four years. With a red-green majority in Parliament we intend to renew and intensify our policy. We shall respect the confidence shown to us,”...

Norway excludes Israeli company from Pension Fund

Supplier of surveillance equipment for the separation barrier in the West Bank excluded from the Government Pension Fund – Global The Ministry of Finance has excluded the Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd. from the...