Tag Archives: 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 Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen, and the Minister of Research and Education, Tora Aasland, met with  representatives of the national support group, ...

Kristin Halvorsen resigns as SV party leader

Kristin Halvorsen has been SVs party leader since 1997.

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 gathering at Rockefeller when the Socialist Left Party leader Kristin Halvorsen announced that her time as SV leader is over. "I decided long ago ...

Norway’s most powerful woman

Kristin Skogen Lund. Photo: Telenor

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 climbs to the top of the magazine’s rankings. VG “We have never had a business woman with so much power and influence ...

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 increasing poverty could put a stop to the last decade’s progress towards the goal of education for all. This is the conclusion ...

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 ...

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 of Education. Halvorsen claimed she was "extremely satisfied" by the change, since education has long been one of SV's top priorities. Sigbjørn ...

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 liquidity and credit policy actions, as well as expansionary fiscal and monetary policy measures, has stabilised the economy and provided stimulus to ...

A step closer to opening Lofoten/Vesterålen

Per Terje Vold. Photo: OLF

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 Per Terje Vold, chief executive of the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF), after the election to the Storting (parliament) on September ...

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,” says Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The Prime Minister expresses his gratitude to party leaders Liv Signe Navarsete of the Centre Party and ...

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 Government Pension Fund – Global, on the basis of the Council on Ethics’ recommendation. The Council on Ethics has found that ...