The Delegation to the Nordic Council

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In 1946 the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian ministers of justice decided to appoint a committee to draw up proposals on co-operation in the future on legislation in the Nordic region. In 1952 the Nordic Council became a reality. Finland joined the council in 1955. The formation of the council made it possible for Nordic parliamentarians to play a larger role in the process of developing co-operation on legislation.

Today the council has 87 members, elected among the members of the national parliaments. The composition of the council reflects the relative representation of the political parties in the national parliaments.

The Nordic Council holds its main session in the autumn.

Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament. The autonomous territories - Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland - also have Nordic secretariats.


The International Department
0026 Oslo

Phone: +47 23 31 30 50 

Delegation members

Position Name Party
Head of Delegation Mr Tetzschner, Michael  Conservative Party
Deputy Head of Delegation Mr Kolberg, Martin    Labour Party 
Member Ms Abrahamsen, Solveig Sundbø  Conservative Party 
Member Mr Asphjell, Jorodd  Labour Party 
Member Ms Benestad, Norunn Tveiten  Conservative Party 
Member Ms Bransdal, Torhild   Christian Democratic Party 
Member Mr Fylkesnes, Torgeir Knag  Socialist Left Party 
Member Ms Greni, Heidi  Centre Party 
Member Ms Grung, Ruth Labour Party 
Member Mr Jegstad, Nils Aage Conservative Party 
Member Mr Kjenseth, Ketil Liberal Party
Member Mr Lauvås, Stein Erik Labour Party 
Member Mr Leirstein, Ulf Progress Party
Member Ms Mathisen, Bente Stein Conservative Party 
Member Mr Njåstad, Helge André Progress Party
Member Ms Olsen, Ingalill Labour Party 
Member Ms Sandberg, Nina Labour Party 
Member Ms Synnes, Marianne Conservative Party 
Member Ms Søttar, Hanne Dyveke Progress Party
Member Ms  Toppe, Kjersti Centre Party 
Substitute member Ms  Christensen, Jette F. Labour Party 
Substitute member Ms Eskeland, Liv Kari Conservative Party 
Substitute member Mr Gharahkhani, Masud Labour Party 
Substitute member Ms Grande, Trine Skei Liberal Party
Substitute member Mr Gulati, Himanshu Progress Party
Substitute member Mr Hansen, Øystein Langholm Labour Party 
Substitute member Mr  Harberg, Svein Conservative Party 
Substitute member Ms Haukland, Marianne Conservative Party 
Substitute member Mr  Helleland, Trond Conservative Party 
Substitute member Ms  Lerbrekk, Solfrid Socialist Left Party 
Substitute member Ms  Moflag, Tuva Labour Party 
Substitute member Mr  Myhrvold, Ole André Centre Party 
Substitute member Mr Mørland, Tellef Inge Labour Party 
Substitute member Mr Saudland, Gisle Meininger Progress Party
Substitute member Ms  Sem-Jacobsen, Åslaug Centre Party 
Substitute member Mr  Soleim, Vetle Wang Conservative Party 
Substitute member Ms Staalesen, Siri Gåsemyr Labour Party 
Substitute member Mr Storehaug, Tore Christian Democratic Party 
Substitute member Mr  Thommessen, Olemic Conservative Party 
Substitute member Mr  Wiborg, Erlend Progress Party

See also

The Nordic Council website.