Tag Archives: 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 Skjærvik’s maternity leave. At the same time Mr. Roger Solheim, political adviser, has been appointed acting state secretary in the Ministry of ...

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 middle of 2010. On Nov. 3 the new appointed Health Minister, Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (former Defence Minister), said: "We are offering the drugs without prescription to ...

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 Minister) announced Oct. 23 that the government is recommending that Norway's entire population, except children under 6 and pregnant women in the ...

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 Mathisen will continue as Deputy Minister and Political Advisor. Faremo, from Arendal, has made a comeback in government, having served as Justice Minister ...

Harald Sunde new Chief of Norwegian Defence

Lieutenant General Harald Sunde saluting the Norwegian Chief of Defence. Photo: Thomas Kjemperud

  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 the new Chief of Defence to take over from General Sverre Diesen in the autumn. General Sunde has all the necessary qualities to ...

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 with full military honors, followed by a closed ceremony, in part to protect the identity of intelligence personnel present, according to Aftenposten. Defense Minister ...

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 spoken only of two wounded soldiers. The Norwegian military in Olso said the officer was flown by helicopter to the German ...

PM at NATO Summit: Norway to increase support for Afghanistan

NATO Secretary Jaap de Hoop Scheffer; Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France crossing the "Passerelle de deux rives" from Germany into France

In his statement at the NATO Summit in Strasbourg April 4, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced that Norway will increase its support to Afghanistan by a total of USD 30 million. The money will be used to train the Afghan army and police with a view to enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister ...

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 Jens Stoltenberg. "Their accession to the Alliance will enhance regional security and stability, and we look forward to cooperating closely with both Albania and ...

Norway to send military field hospital to Chad

Minister of Defence Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen. Photo: Nordtrade.com.

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. The Norwegian government decided last December to send a military field hospital to Chad in 2009 in response to a UN request. The ...