Office of the Prime Minister (Norway)
|Office of the Prime Minister|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Norway|
|Minister responsible||Jens Stoltenberg
|Agency executive||Nina Frisak, Secretary to the Government|
The Norwegian Office of the Prime Minister (Norwegian: Statsministerens kontor) is a political and bureaucratic office that assists the Cabinet of Norway and the Prime Minister of Norway in the leadership of the Cabinet and Government. It has since 2005 been led by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Labour Party). Minister and Chief of Staff is Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen. They are deputized by eight state secretaries, Mina Gerhardsen Inger-Anne Ravlum, Snorre Wikstrøm, Svein Fjellheim, Hans Kristian Amundsen and Rita Skjærvik (all Labour), Dagfinn Sundsbø (Centre Party) and Tor Brostigen (Socialist Left Party). The office has about 60 employees.
Since the establishment of the first Norwegian government, in 1814, the Prime Minister has had secretaries to help him with tasks, though these were not collectively assigned to his office until 1945. The office was given the current title in 1950, but not formally created until 1956. In 1969 the central secretariat for the entire cabinet also became part of the Office of the Prime Minister.1
- Office of the Prime Minister. "Statsministerens kontor blir til" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-04-26.
- Official web site (English)