Jens Stoltenberg

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Jens Stoltenberg

Norwegian politician, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party and the current Prime Minister of Norway add

Category: Politics

Born in 1959.

Countries: Norway (46%), (10%), Europe (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Thorbjorn Jagland, NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Linked to: Labour Party, Dagbladet, University of Oslo, Parliament of Norway




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Jens Stoltenberg was born in 1959 add something


Stoltenberg lived in Serbia from 1960 to 1963 while his father was ambassador to Yugoslavia add something


From 1979 to 1981 Stoltenberg was a journalist for "Arbeiderbladet"; between 1985 and 1989, he was the leader of the Workers' Youth League and between 1990 and 1992, leader of the Oslo chapter of the Labour Party add something


Thorbjorn Jagland - Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Jagland served as Party Secretary of the Norwegian Labour Party from 1986 to 1992, and subsequently Party Leader until 2002, when he was succeeded by Jens Stoltenberg


State Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment from 1990 to 1991 and as Minister of Industry from 1993 to 1996 in the Third Brundtland Cabinet, respectively add something


Until 1990 he had regular contacts with a Soviet diplomat who later was revealed to be a KGB agent add something


Hanne Harlem - She was personal secretary to Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs in 1990, personal secretary to the Minister of Children and Family Affairs in 1991 and Minister of Justice from 2000 to 2001, in Jens Stoltenberg's first cabinet


Having first been elected to Parliament in 1993 for the Oslo constituency, Stoltenberg served as add something


On 2 March 1995, the Norwegian newspaper "Verdens Gang" published the story add something


On 14 March 1995, twelve days later, Stoltenberg and former AUF leader Turid Birkeland admitted that 'advancing' money to pay for membership fees was a common and accepted practice at the time they were involved with the organization add something


Following the resignation of Brundtland in 1996, Thorbjørn Jagland was elected leader of the Labour Party and became Prime Minister, while Stoltenberg was appointed Minister of Finance, an office he held until 17 October 1997 when Jagland and the entire government resigned add something


In 1996 when Brundtland resigned, Thorbjørn Jagland stepped in for her and became the new Norwegian Prime Minister add something


Trond Giske - Giske was elected into the Norwegian parliament for Sør-Trøndelag county in 1997, and served as Minister of Education, Research and Church Affairs in the first cabinet of Jens Stoltenberg 2000-2001


The AUF membership scandal refers to the police investigation and subsequent court cases in Norway in early 1998 where four members of AUF stood accused of deliberately inflating membership numbers of their organization in order to receive increased government funding add something


However, on 17 March 1998, Stoltenberg was called in to give testimony in the case add something


In 2000 the first cabinet of Bondevik resigned following a motion of confidence add something


Following a motion of confidence against the First Bondevik Cabinet, Stoltenberg was appointed Prime Minister on 3 March 2000, despite being deputy leader of the party, and not the party leader add something


Stoltenberg's first cabinet governed Norway from 17 March 2000 to 19 October 2001 add something


Olav Akselsen - Akselsen has served six terms in the Norwegian Parliament for the Norwegian Labour Party, and was Minister of Petroleum and Energy in the first cabinet Stoltenberg from 2000 to 2001


Karita Bekkemellem - Karita Bekkemellem was the Minister of Children and Families in Jens Stoltenberg's short-lived 2000-2001 cabinet, and Minister of Children and Equality Affairs in the second cabinet Stoltenberg from 2005 to 2007


Trond Giske - In March 2000 Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg appointed Giske as the new Minister of Education and Church affairs


Thorbjorn Jagland - A new Labour cabinet, to be led by Jens Stoltenberg, was announced by King Harald V on 17 March 2000; although Jagland was still party leader at the time, he was passed over for the Prime Minister candidacy, and instead settled for Minister of Foreign Affairs


After poor results in the 2001 parliamentary election, and the subsequent fall of his government on 19 October of that same year, Stoltenberg successfully challenged Thorbjørn Jagland for the party leadership in 2002, and led the party to victory in the 2005 election by forming a Red-Green coalition government with the Centre Party and the Socialist Left Party add something


After the election in 2001, Stoltenberg and his cabinet were forced to resign, with the Labour Party suffering from its worst election campaign results since 1924 add something


In 2001, shortly after he had quit after his first term as prime minister, Stoltenberg gained some negative media attention when he crashed into a parked car in a parking lot add something


The 2001 election met with instability for the Labour Party, because of the voters' unhappiness with the lack of nursery schools, retirement homes and a declining standard of public education in Norway add something


The disastrous results of 2001 were quickly followed by a bitter leadership battle between Jagland and Stoltenberg add something


Olav Akselsen - The first cabinet Stoltenberg did not survive the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2001, as a second cabinet Bondevik was formed


In 2002, Jagland was replaced as party leader by Stoltenberg add something


The 2005 parliamentary election saw a vast improvement for Labour, and the party gained a majority in parliament together with the other "Red-Green" parties, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party add something


Having assumed office on 17 October 2005, Stoltenberg previously served as Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001 add something


Stoltenberg's second cabinet has governed Norway since 17 October 2005 add something


Truls Wickholm - He became a full member of Parliament in 2005, when Jens Stoltenberg became Prime Minister; continued from 2009, now as the deputy of Jonas Gahr Støre


Office of the Prime Minister (Norway) - It has since 2005 been led by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg


Thorbjorn Jagland - Jagland was widely perceived to have been passed over when Jens Stoltenberg formed his second cabinet in 2005


Thorbjorn Jagland - When Jens Stoltenberg formed his second cabinet in 2005, Thorbjørn Jagland served as Foreign Minister in the cabinet


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway) - They have been cabinet ministers in the Red-Green Coalition government headed by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg since October 17, 2005


Following Stoltenberg's re-election in 2009, the government has put further restrictions on immigration matters due to ongoing threats of terrorism, centralised and re-organised health care and public hospitals, dealt with the ongoing global recession and championed for environmentalist policies through private and corporate taxation add something


He was re-elected in 2009 for another term as Prime Minister of Norway add something


Socialist Left Party (Norway) - By 2009, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said his government would tighten the prevailing immigration policy, which would make it harder for immigrants to be granted asylum in Norway


On 22 July 2011, a bomb went off in Oslo outside the government building which houses the prime minister's office, killing at least eight people while wounding others add something


" The AUF girl mentioned is Stine Renate Håheim interviewed by CNN's Richard Quest on 23 July 2011 add something


In December 2011, in order to mark 100 years since Roald Amundsen reached the south pole on skis, Stoltenberg journeyed to Antarctica and replicated Amundsens feat add something


In August 2013, Stoltenberg revealed on his Facebook page that he had spent an afternoon working "incognito" as a taxi driver in Oslo add something


In his speech the same night, he announced that his cabinet would resign in October 2013 add something


He submitted his resignation on 14 October 2013 and left office two days later add something


In December 2013, Stoltenberg was appointed by the United Nations as a Special Envoy on Climate Change, alongside the former Ghanaian president John Kufuor add something


Helga Pedersen (Norway) - She remained in this capacity until the election defeat in the 2013 parliamentary elections, when former prime minster Jens Stoltenberg returned to the parliament


In March 2014 Stoltenberg was appointed by & NATO's North Atlantic Council as Secretary General of NATO and chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Anders Fogh Rasmussen add something


On 25 March 2014, Stoltenberg gave a speech to a Labour Party convention where he harshly criticized Russia over its invasion of Crimea, stating that Russia threatened security and stability in Europe and violated international law, and calling Russia's actions unacceptable add something


On 28 March 2014 & NATO's North Atlantic Council appointed Stoltenberg as designated successor of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the 13th Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the council, effective from 1 October 2014 add something


Stoltenberg will assume his position from 1 October 2014 add something


Anders Fogh Rasmussen - On 28 March 2014, Jens Stoltenberg was appointed as Rasmussen's successor as Secretary-General, and will take office on 1 October 2014


Pieter De Crem - The North Atlantic Council however agreed on 28 March 2014, on the former Norwegian socialist Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg


Anders Fogh Rasmussen - On 1 October 2014 as Rasmussen was succeeded by Jens Stoltenberg, the former Prime Minister of Norway


Under the Stoltenberg leadership, the alliance took a radically new position on propaganda and counter-propaganda in 2015 add something


A final strategy is expected in October 2015 add something


On 24 November 2015, Stoltenberg said "We stand in solidarity with Turkey and support the territorial integrity of our Nato ally" after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet for allegedly violating Turkish airspace for 17 seconds, near the Syrian border add something


2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for more cooperation with Russia in the fight against terrorism following a deadly attack on the headquarters of a French satirical weekly magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in January 2015


In 2016 he said "I am not religious and I have no relationship with any God. But i confess to one faith: "I am a Keynesian", according to Aftenposten add something


Ilham Aliyev - On 23 November 2017, President Ilham_Aliyev (Category:Aliyev_family) met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels


In January 2018, in response to the Turkish invasion of northern Syria aimed at ousting U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds from the enclave of Afrin, Stoltenberg said that Turkey is "the NATO Ally which has suffered most from terrorist attacks over many years and Turkey, as all of the countries, have the right to self defence, but it is important that this is done in a proportionate and measured way add something


Ursula von der Leyen - However, since 2018 she has been described as the favourite to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General of &NATO; she would in that case become the first woman to hold the office


In April 2019, Stoltenberg warned a joint session of the U.S. Congress of threat posed by Russia add something


Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty - On 4 January 2019, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that Russia might have its last chance to comply with the treaty if the country keeps the tensions rise