|Norway's justice minister resigns after July attacks|
| [11.11.2011, 04:38pm, Fri. GMT]|
|A Friday reshuffle in the Norwegian government places Espen Barth Eide as new Minister of Defense. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg reshuffled the government following the resignation of Minister of Justice Knut Storberget. New Minister of Justice is Grete Faremo who comes from the post as Defense Minister.Norway’s new Minister of Defense is Espen Barth Eide. He is well known among the actors in the Norwegian, Russian cooperation.|
Espen Bart Eide comes from the post as State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and visited Moscow as late as last week. He was also State Secretary for in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the period 2000-2001, and has been State Secretary in the Defense Ministry in the period from 2005 to 2010.
Before starting to work for the Government, Espen Barth Eide was a researcher in the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.