Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg ( born March 16, 1959 in Oslo) is a Norwegian politician of the Social Democratic Workers' Party. He was twice Prime Minister of Norway, from March 2000 to October 2001 ( Government Stoltenberg I) and again from 2005 to 2013 ( Government Stoltenberg II).

On March 28, 2014, he was appointed with effect from 1 October 2014, NATO Secretary General. He follows the Dane Anders Fogh Rasmussen after.


Jens Stoltenberg is a son of the Norwegian politician Thorvald Stoltenberg and Karin Stoltenberg (born Heiberg ). His family is originally from Northern Germany (probably Stoltenberg in Holstein ) and emigrated to Norway in the 17th century. Jens Stoltenberg is married to Ingrid Schulerud and has two children.

After attending the Rudolf Steiner School and the prestigious Oslo Katedralskole he studied until 1987 economics at the University of Oslo. At times he worked as a journalist.

Political career

Since 1993, Stoltenberg is for the Workers' Party ( norw Arbeiderpartiet ) Member of the Norwegian Parliament, the Storting.

From 1979 to 1989 he was a board member of the youth wing of the Labour Party work ern Ungdomsfylking ( UP) and from 1985 to 1989 its chairman and vice-president of the Socialist Youth International ( IUSY ) in the years 1985 to 1989. Since 1985, he is a board member of the Labour Party and was from 1990 to 1992 Chairman of the workers' Party of Oslo. He was a member of the Defence Committee from 1990 to 1992, member of the Social Committee from 1991 to 1993 and Chairman of the Petroleum and Energy Committee in 1997 to 2000.

Since 1990, Jens Stoltenberg repeated member of the Norwegian government, initially to 1991 as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Environmental Protection from 1993 to 1996 as the economy and energy minister, then until 1997 as Minister of Finance.

From March 2000 until the defeat of the Social Democrats Stoltenberg was Prime Minister in the 2001 elections. In November 2002 he released Thorbjørn Jagland on as chairman of the Workers' Party.

For the election to the Storting in 2005 Jens Stoltenberg top candidate was his party. Based on a red-red- green coalition, he was on 17 October 2005 as the successor to Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik again. His election victory of 2005, he repeated in the parliamentary elections of 2009, when the Social Democrats with 35.4 percent of the vote again strongest force were.

In the parliamentary election on 8 and 9 September 2013, the Labour Party remained under Stoltenberg's leadership, although the largest party in the Storting, but did not get the previous coalition total enough mandates to educate the government can. It was replaced on October 16, 2013 by the bourgeois government Solberg. Stoltenberg led since the parliamentary faction of the Social Democrats.

On March 28, 2014, the North Atlantic Council Stoltenberg new Secretary-General certain. He will take office as the successor of Anders Fogh Rasmussen on 1 October 2014.