Anniken Hauglie

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Anniken Hauglie

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Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
In office
16 December 2015 24 January 2020
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Robert Eriksson
Succeeded by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
Oslo City Commissioner for Knowledge and Education
In office
15 October 2013 21 October 2015
Governing Mayor Stian Berger Røsland
Preceded by Torger Ødegaard
Succeeded byTone Tellevik Dahl
Oslo City Commissioner for Welfare and Social Services
In office
25 January 2010 15 October 2013
Governing MayorStian Berger Røsland
Preceded by Sylvi Listhaug
Succeeded byØystein Eriksen Søreide
Personal details
Born (1972-09-10) 10 September 1972 (age 48)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)Lars Jacob Hiim

Anniken Hauglie (born 10 September 1972) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party who served as Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion from December 2015 to January 2020. [1]



Hauglie graduated from the University of Oslo in 2000, majoring in sociology, with a minor in political science, philosophy and ethics. She has also qualified in project management from BI Norwegian Business School in 2006.


Early career

Hauglie has previously worked at the Norwegian Consumer Council and as political advisor to the Ministry of Social Affairs, a social policy adviser in the second Bondevik Government (2001-2005) and has worked as a social policy adviser in the Conservative Party's parliamentary group until 2010. [2]

She is known for her opposition of Norway's law banning the purchase of sex. [3]

Oslo City Commissioner

From January 2010 to October 2013, she was Oslo's Commissioner for Social Services and head of child welfare, substance abuse and social services in the Department of the elderly and social services. [4] From 2011 onwards she expanded her responsibilities and became Commissioner for Health and Social Services. In October 2013 she became Commissioner for Knowledge and Education, an office she left when being appointed to Solberg's Cabinet in 2015.

Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion

Hauglie was appointed minister of labour and social inclusion on 16 December 2015 following a cabinet reshuffle.

In 2019, Hauglie came under scrutiny after the NAV scandal was revealed, where at least 78 innocent people had been imprisoned due to a misunderstanding of the EEA guidelines regarding the use of social security. By January 2020, she along with former ministers of Labour, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Justice Minister, were brought forward to a hearing to explain themselves and what had transpired. She stepped down as minister on 24 January 2020 after the Progress Party withdrew from government, and was succeeded by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen. [5]

Personal life

She is married to fellow politician Lars Jacob Him, with whom they have two children.

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  1. "Hauglie: My Choice To Resign". Stavanger Aftenblad. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Biography on Conservative Party website Archived December 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine (accessed 30 December 2013)
  3. Rip up prostitution law, says top Oslo politician. The Local June 22 2012 accessed January 1, 2014
  4. Endringer i sammensettingen og ansvarsfordelingen i Oslos byråd (Oslo City: Changes in the composition and responsibilities of Oslo city council) January 25 2010 (accessed 30 December 2013)
  5. "The Social Security Scandal". NRK. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Sylvi Listhaug
Oslo City Commissioner of Elderly and Social Services
Succeeded by
Øystein Eriksen Søreide
Preceded by
Torger Ødegaard
Oslo City Commissioner of Knowledge and Education
Succeeded by
Tone Tellevik Dahl
Preceded by
Robert Eriksson
Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Succeeded by
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen