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Thorbjørn Jagland

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Thorbjørn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe
In office
1 October 2009 – 18 September 2019
DeputyGabriella Battaini-Dragoni
Preceded byTerry Davis
Succeeded byMarija Pejčinović Burić
Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In office
1 January 2009 – 3 March 2015
Preceded byOle Danbolt Mjøs
Succeeded byKaci Kullmann Five
Prime Minister of Norway
In office
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
MonarchHarald V
Preceded byGro Harlem Brundtland
Succeeded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byKnut Vollebæk
Succeeded byJan Petersen
17th President of the Storting
In office
10 October 2005 – 1 October 2009
Preceded byJørgen Kosmo
Succeeded byDag Terje Andersen
Personal details
Thorbjørn Johansen

(1950-11-05) 5 November 1950 (age 73)
Drammen, Norway
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Hanne Grotjord
Alma materUniversity of Oslo

audio speaker iconThorbjørn Jagland  (born Thorbjørn Johansen, 5 November 1950[1]) is a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He was the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 2009 through 2019. 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.


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

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