Elisabeth Aspaker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elisabeth Aspaker
Elisabeth Aspaker.JPG
Minister of European Affairs
In office
16 December 2015 – 20 December 2016
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Frank Bakke-Jensen
Minister of Fisheries
In office
16 October 2013 – 16 December 2015
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
Succeeded by Per Sandberg
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
12 September 2005
Constituency Troms
Personal details
Born (1962-10-16) 16 October 1962 (age 54)
Harstad, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Tromsø

Elisabeth Aspaker (born 16 October 1962) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and has been Minister of European Affairs since 2015 and Minister for Nordic Cooperation since 2013. From 2013 to 2015, she also served as Minister of Fisheries.[1]

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Troms in 2005. She previously served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament during the terms 1989–1993 and 1997–2001.

From 1986 to 1990 she was the deputy leader of the Norwegian Young Conservatives. During the cabinet Syse, she was private secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Justice and the Police. During the second cabinet Bondevik, she was appointed political advisor in the Ministry of Education and Research before being promoted to State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Care Services in 2004.

On the local level she was a member of Harstad municipal council from 1991 to 1995, and of its executive committee from 1999 to 2001. From 1991 to 1999 she was a member of Troms county council, serving as deputy county mayor beginning in 1995.

Before entering politics, she worked as a teacher. Aspaker was educated at Tromsø lærerhøgskole and Harstad University College, both of which today is a part of the University of Tromsø.


  1. ^ Press release from the Office of the Prime Minister (16 October 2013) Fields of responsibility in Erna Solberg’s government Regjeringen.no. Retrieved 4 November 2013 (in Norwegian)

External links[edit]