Tone Skogen (born 12 September 1953) is a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Conservative Party, and a State Secretary in Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She served as a member of Akershus county council for sixteen years, and was a State Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry between 2001 and 2005, as a part of Bondevik's Second Cabinet. She works as a head of department in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and has been a board member of Ruter, Vinmonopolet and Oslo University Hospital. She grew up at Østerås and resides at Fossum.
The politics of Norway take place in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic constitutional monarchy. Executive power is exercised by the Council of State, the cabinet, led by the Prime Minister of Norway. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the legislature, the Storting, elected within a multi-party system. The judiciary is independent of the executive branch and the legislature.
Kjell Magne Bondevik is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician. As leader of the Christian Democratic Party, he served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005, making him Norway's longest serving non-Labour Party prime minister since World War II. Currently, Bondevik is president of the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights.
Dagfinn Høybråten is a Norwegian politician. He was the leader of the Christian Democratic Party 2004–2011. He was also Parliamentary leader from 2005 when he was elected as Member of Parliament representing Rogaland. He was Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament from 2011 to 2013. He was President of the Nordic Council in 2007. Høybråten was granted leave from his duty as Member of Parliament from March 2013 to take up the position as Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers. He was elected Board Member of the GAVI Alliance in 2006 and Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2015.
Laila Dåvøy is a Norwegian nurse and politician for the Christian Democratic Party. She is a former member of the Norwegian parliament and a former Minister and leader of the Norwegian Nurses' Union.
Morten Andreas Meyer is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.
Thorhild Widvey is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party who served as Minister of Culture from 2013 to 2015, and Minister of Petroleum and Energy from 2004 to 2005.
Lars Peder Brekk is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party. He was private secretary to the Minister of Fisheries 1985-1986, and himself Minister of Fisheries in 2000. He was elected to parliament in 2005 and served as Minister of Agriculture and Food from 2008 to 2012. He was acting leader of the Centre Party from June to September 2008.
Per Olaf Lundteigen is a Norwegian farmer and politician for the Centre Party.
Elisabeth Aspaker is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and she is the current county governor of Troms og Finnmark county. She was also the Minister of European Affairs from 2015-2016 and Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2013 to 2016. From 2013 to 2015, she also served as Minister of Fisheries.
Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet was the Government of Norway from 17 October 2005 to 16 October 2013. It was a coalition between the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party, known as the Red–Green Coalition. On 9 September 2013, the coalition was defeated in the 2013 election.
Hans Olav Syversen is a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.
Line Henriette Holten Hjemdal is a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party and former 5th Vice President of the Storting.
John-Ragnar Aarset is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.
Sylvi Graham is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.
Cathrin Bretzeg is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.
Guri Størvold is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.
Helge Eide is a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.
In Norway, a state secretary is a partisan political position within the executive branch of government. Contrary to the position secretary of state in many other countries, a Norwegian state secretary does not head his or her ministry, rather, they are second in rank to a minister. Resembling a de facto vice minister, the state secretary, however, cannot attend a Council of State, and does not act as a temporary minister in case of illness or other leave of absence.
Elsbeth Tronstad is a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party. She is currently State Secretary in Solberg's Cabinet.
Bjørn Haugstad is a Norwegian civil servant and former politician for the Conservative Party.