NATO announces new leader, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

NATO announces new leader, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

March 28 (UPI) -- NATO announced the appointment of Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General designate on its website Friday.
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Oettinger reassures Norway on undersea grid link to Britain

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A planned power interconnector between Norway and Britain now threatened by regulatory hurdles is important to Europe's future, the EU's energy chief says.

Center-right coalition gains control of Norway's government

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The center-right opposition in Norway swept into power, winning a clear majority and ending eight years of Labor Party rule, results indicated.

Norwegians turn right politically, 'Iron Erna' poised to become P.M.

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Norwegians veered right politically Monday, putting Conservative Erna Solberg on track to become the country's second female prime minister, results showed.

Norway's prime minister moonlights as cabbie to take public's pulse

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says he did a little incognito moonlighting as a taxi driver recently to take the public's pulse.

Dubai pardons woman sentenced after she reported she was raped

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 22 (UPI) -- A Norwegian woman sentenced to prison after reporting she was raped in Dubai was pardoned by Dubai's ruler, Norway's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Russia, Norway settle border issues

OSLO, Norway, June 5 (UPI) -- There's been no damage to Russian oil interests by enacting a treaty over maritime borders with Norway, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

Norway touts LNG for polluted Baltic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 8 (UPI) -- The polluted Baltic Sea has the potential to become a pilot area for the use of liquified natural gas as an alternative shipping fuel, Norway's prime minister says.

Reports: Raid ends Algeria gas plant siege

IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- At least 23 hostages, an American among them, and 32 captors are dead after a Saturday raid ended the siege at an Algerian natural-gas plant, officials said.

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Norway PM apologizes for terror response

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has apologized for the government's poor response following last year's terror attacks by a right-wing extremist.

Norwegians show support for prime minister

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Despite calls for his resignation, polling shows a majority of Norwegians want Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to remain in office.

Norway newspaper calls for P.M. to resign

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A major Norwegian newspaper Tuesday called for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg to resign, blaming his government for failing to prevent Anders Breivik's attack.

Norway marks grim massacre anniversary

OSLO, Norway, July 22 (UPI) -- A solemn ceremony was held Sunday in Oslo by Norway's royal couple and prime minister in remembrance of the massacre of 77 people a year ago.

Salmond touts Norway green interconnector

BERGEN, Norway, May 16 (UPI) -- A high-voltage interconnector between Scotland and Norway can help forge a powerful renewable energy alliance between the nations, a Scottish leader says.
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Jens Stoltenberg
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert shakes hands with Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference at Olmert's Residence in Jerusalem on December 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Blumenfeld/POOL)

 Jens Stoltenberg (help·info) (born 16 March 1959) is a Norwegian politician, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party and the current Prime Minister of Norway. Having assumed office on 17 October 2005, Stoltenberg previously served as Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001.

Having first been elected to Parliament in 1993 for the Oslo constituency, Stoltenberg served as 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. 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. While in parliamentary opposition, Stoltenberg served in the standing committees on energy affairs. Following a motion of confidence against the First Cabinet Bondevik, Stoltenberg was appointed Prime Minister on 3 March 2000, despite being deputy leader of the party, and not the party leader.

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 (Sp) and the Socialist Left Party (SV). He was re-elected in 2009 for another term as Prime Minister of Norway.

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