Norwegian Ministry of Finance


Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Finance (Norwegian: Finansdepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1814. The ministry is responsible for state finance, including the state budget, taxation and economic policy in Norway. It is lead by Kristin Halvorsen (Socialist Left). The department must report to the legislature, Storting).

Organization

The ministry is divided into the following sections:
* Political staff
* Information Unit
* Asset Management Department
* Budget Department
* Financial Markets Department
* Tax Law Department
* Tax Policy Department
* Economic Policy Department
* Department of Administrative Affairs

Political staff

* Minister Kristin Halvorsen (Socialist Left) [cite web |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fin/The-Ministry/The-Minister-of-Finance.html?id=1594 |title=The Minister of Finance Kristin Halvorsen |accessdate=2007-06-27 |author=Norwegian Ministry of Finance]
* State Secretary Roger Schjerva (Socialist Left)
* State Secretary Roger Sandum (Socialist Left)
* State Secretary Kjersti Markusson (Socialist Left)
* State Secretary Geir Axelsen (Labour)
* State Secretary Bjørn Arild Gram (Centre Party)
* Political Adviser Sylvi Annie Bratten (Socialist Left) [cite web |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fin/The-Ministry/Other-Political-Staff.html?id=238 |title=Other political staff |accessdate=2007-06-27 |author=Norwegian Ministry of Financen]

ubsidiaries

The following government agencies are subordinate the ministry:) [cite web |url=http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fin/The-Ministry/Underliggende-etater.html?id=115192 |title=Management of Subordinate Agencies |accessdate=2007-06-27 |author=Norwegian Ministry of Finance]
* Pension Fund Global
* National Insurance Scheme Fund
* Norges Bank
* Norwegian Customs and Excise Authorities
* Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority
* Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management
* Norwegian National Collection Agency
* Norwegian Tax Administration
* Statistics Norway

The ministry also owns 19.1% of the Nordic Investment Bank

References

ee also

* List of Norwegian Ministers of Finance

External links

* [http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fin.html?id=216 Official web site]


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