Thorbjørn Jagland

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Thorbjørn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2009
Deputy Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni
Preceded by Terry Davis
Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In office
1 January 2009 – 3 March 2015
Preceded by Ole Danbolt Mjøs
Succeeded by Kaci Kullmann Five
Prime Minister of Norway
In office
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
Monarch Harald V
Preceded by Gro Harlem Brundtland
Succeeded by Kjell Magne Bondevik
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Knut Vollebæk
Succeeded by Jan Petersen
17th President of the Storting
In office
10 October 2005 – 1 October 2009
Preceded by Jørgen Kosmo
Succeeded by Dag Terje Andersen
Personal details
Born Thorbjørn Johansen
5 November 1950 (1950-11-05) (age 66)
Drammen, Norway
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Hanne Grotjord
Alma mater University of Oslo
Religion Lutheranism
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Loudspeaker.png Thorbjørn Jagland (info • help) (born Thorbjørn Johansen, 5 November 1950[1]) is a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He is serving his second term as the Secretary General of the Council of Europe as of 2009. He served as the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 2009 to 2015.

Jagland studied economics at the University of Oslo. He started his political career in the Workers' Youth League, and served as national leader from 1977 to 1981.

Jagland served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1996 to 1997, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Storting from 2001 to 2005 and President of the Storting from 2005 to 2009.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lars Gisnås, "Men Bjørn vil være Hansen", Adresseavisen, 10 November 2001, p. 6

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