Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden chat with the Prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City.
Norway cancels Russia meetings over Crimea March 20 2014 - http://www.thelocal.no Norway has cancelled a string of future diplomatic meetings with Russia in protest at the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Climate and Environment minister Tine Sundtoft had cancelled a trip to Moscow next week, while the country was pulling out of Northern Eagle, a joint naval exercise held with Russian and the United States. "The Climate Minister will not travel, and there are several other points of contact that are not going to be implemented," Solberg told Norway’s VG newspaper. However Solberg stressed that it was nonetheless important to maintain a relationship with Russia, particularly around their far-Northern border. "It is important for the situation in the north that we maintain our relationship with Russia because we have strong common interests," she said. She said that Nato had not prevented Russia’s ambassador to Norway from observing Cold Response, the Nato exercise held in far northern Norway, which ended on Thursday. "We did not throw them out," she said. "However, we are greatly concerned about what is happening in Ukraine." Note: Erna Solberg Born: February 24 1961, Bergen, Norway She is a Norwegian politician who has been leader of the Conservative Party since 2004 and Prime Minister of Norway since October 16 2013. - Solberg is Norway’s second female Prime Minister after Gro Harlem Brundtland. Her father, Asbjørn Solberg (1925 – 1989), worked as an consultant in the Bergen Sporvei Her mother, Inger Wenche Torgersen (1926–), was an office-worker. Solberg has two sisters. She is married to Sindre Finnes, a business man, with whom she has two children. Note: Kristine «Tine» Sundtoft Married and lives (or works) in Oslo / Twitter:https://twitter.com/TSundtoft Born:April 19 1967, Lillesand in Aust-Agder County, Norway She is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative party. She has been Minister of the Climate and Environmentin Solberg’s Cabinet since October 16 2013. (The name was changed from The Ministry of the Environment to the Ministry of Climate and Environment on January 1 2014) Sundtoft graduated with a degree in business administration from the BI Norwegian Business School in 1990. More Info
Photo I: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg // Photo II: Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft