Jens Stoltenberg

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Jens Stoltenberg (born 16 March 1959) was the Prime Minister of Norway. He took office in October of 2005; he was previously Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001. He has also been the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party since 2002. He has been a Member of Parliament from Oslo since 1993.


  • We have a high standard of living. … In Norway, we've tripled our income since 1970. In the rest of western Europe, income has merely doubled.
  • But the answer to the attacks must be more democracy and more openness. Otherwise, those who were behind them will have achieved their goals.
  • Reconquer the streets, the markets – the public spaces, with the same message of opposition: We are devastated, but we will not give up. With torches and roses, we deliver this message to the world: We do not let fear break us. And we do not let the fear of fear silence us.
    • The City Hall Square Speech, July 25. 2011 (Aftenposten).
  • Evil can kill a person, but never conquer a nation.
    • The City Hall Square Speech, July 25. 2011 (BBC).

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