NORWAY, 17 OCT 2023: Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre has presented his new government in Oslo today. Four ministers are out, as part of a reshuffle after disappointing results in mid-term elections. According to Støre, none of his former ministers wanted to leave. Most prominent departure is the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Anniken Huitfeldt suffers from a scandal, as her husband has traded in shares in state-controlled companies including Norway’s defence giant Kongsberg. Former Climate Minister Espen Barth Eide steps back into his old role as Foreign Minister, which he held in the years 2012 and 2013. The ministers for fisheries, local government and labour policy were sacked as well.
NEWS IN BRIEF by Nordicreporter.com