Siv Jensen
Norwegian politician
Siv Jensen
Siv Jensen is a Norwegian conservative-liberal politician, and the current leader of the Progress Party. She was the Progress Party's candidate for Prime Minister in the 2009 parliamentary election, and will be also the party's candidate for Prime Minister in the 2013 parliamentary election.
Siv Jensen's personal information overview.
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Siv Jensen
View family, career and love interests for Siv Jensen
News abour Siv Jensen from around the web
Norway needs to wean economy off oil: finance minister
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Camilla Knudsen and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Weak productivity growth is the Norwegian economy's biggest challenge and reducing reliance on its massive offshore oil sector is the new government's main priority, finance minister Siv Jensen said on Tuesday. "We will also work on large structural reforms going forward." Norway was Western Europe's best performing economy in 2012, expanding 3.4 percent thanks to record oil investments. The new government has already approved tax cuts for individuals and corporations to boost growth on the mainland - seen slowing to 2 percent this year - and has promised to lower taxes further in future. "We are working on reducing special Norwegian (import) duties that are damaging Norway's ability to compete," Jensen said.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Norway's anti-immigration party likely to enter government this week
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Survivors of the Utøya island massacre in 2011, perpetrated by an anti-immigration extremist, are concerned this will lead to a rise in social hostility Norway's anti-immigration Progress party is likely to come to power for the first time as junior partner in a centre-right coalition, according to opinion polls about Monday's parliamentary election. Despite a backlash against the party following the massacre of 69 people by Anders Breivik in 2011, Progress has recovered in the polls, appealing to one in seven voters. Breivik, 34, was a member of the Progress party in his youth before he lost faith in it and in democracy, and adopted the radical anti-Muslim views that underpinned his attacks. Under the leadership of Siv Jensen, it is poised to enter government as a junior partner in a coalition led by Erna Solberg, a Conservative who is potentially Norway's next prime minister. Polls have hardly moved since the beginning of August, with Labour and the Conservatives forecast to att ...
Article Link:
Guardian (UK) article
Norway's Progress Party seeks big changes in new government
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Gwladys Fouche and Balazs Koranyi OSLO (Reuters) - Siv Jensen narrowly missed becoming Norway's prime minister four years ago. Now another chance of entering government appears within her grasp, as her opposition Progress Party looks set to become the kingmaker after elections on September 9. Progress is on course to finish third behind the Conservatives and the ruling Labor party - and without Progress, the center-right opposition has little chance of forming a majority government. ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
China Worker - almost 5 years
極端右翼分子在庭審期間以殺害77人而自誇 佩瑞克-維斯特蘭德(Per-Åke Westerlund),瑞典社會主義正義党(RättvisepartietSocialisterna,工人國際委員會(CWI)瑞典支部) 安德斯•貝林•布雷維克(Anders Behring Breivik)為去年殺害數十人而自吹自擂,這也顯示了他對勞工運動和伊斯蘭的仇恨。他在審判第二天的講話中再次攻擊「文化馬克思主義者」和移民。 布雷維克被控於2011年7月22日在奧斯陸地區的於特島(Utøya)謀殺77人和謀殺未遂42人。他極端殘酷和精心策劃的襲擊是完全出於政治動機。他的行動是極右翼中共同存在的反伊斯蘭和種族主義思想的極端表達。 而這為庭審期間布雷維克法庭上的發言內容再一次證明。他形容自己是一個「愛國者」和「戰鬥的民族主義者。」 前一天,法院出示了一張布雷維克手持槍支的照片。在他的制服有一個徽號,他宣稱他是經過認證的獵殺馬克思主義者和多元文化叛徒的「獵人」。 根據布雷維克的說法,挪威在第二次世界大戰後成為一個「文化馬克思主義專政政權。」挪威社會民主工黨(The Social Democratic Labour Party)引入了「女權主義、配額和性革命,在此僅舉數例。因此一個社會主義的平等社會得以建立。」   事實:77人被殺,42人謀殺未遂 7月22日(週五),安德斯•貝林•布雷維克在奧斯陸的政府大樓H樓(Høyblokka)外引爆950公斤重的汽車炸彈。八人當場死亡,兩百人受傷,其中九人重傷。 因為這是仲夏季節的星期五下午,所以該地區的人數比平時要少得多。 布雷維克接著去了於特島上挪威工黨的青年營,在那裡他殺害了六十九人。 以種族主義的方式,布雷維克描述道,「挪威已變成一個多元文化的國家,整個國家有如此多的移民,以至於我們自己有可能成為自己的國家中的少數族裔。」他尤其針對穆斯林。布雷維克將他們標記為暴力因素,說必須阻止他們。 他的論點非常接近瑞典民主黨的觀點(瑞典議會中的一個種族主義政黨)。瑞典民主黨的國會議員肯特-艾克瑞什(Kent Ekeroth)多年來一直警告說瑞典正在「伊斯蘭化」。 今年4月11日,艾克瑞什在他的博客上援引另一個作者的說法警告,「瑞典人口平衡的變化正在有利於那些來自遙遠國度的移民。」 布雷維克還讚揚歐 ...
Article Link:
China Worker article
Progress popularity up
The Foreigner - almost 5 years
COMMENTARY: Norway’s Progress Party (FrP) and leader Siv Jensen are gaining more voter favour whilst some other officials are suffering a slight political puncture, the latest opinion poll shows.     To view the rest of this article, click here.
Article Link:
The Foreigner article
Lessons from Norway - Le Monde Diplomatique
Google News - over 5 years
Norway's anti-immigrant FrP party leader, Siv Jensen, stated, soon after the attacks, that “an extremist” conducted these “repulsive” attacks and that “we stand together in this tragedy”. So events like this can actually play a role in mainstreaming
Article Link:
Google News article
Lei av å måles - Morgenbladet
Google News - over 5 years
Siv Jensen ønsker Kåre Willoch velkommen etter og sier at Frp har kjempet en ensom kamp for å øke bevilgningene til politiet. I motvind: Frp-leder Siv Jensen er forundret over hvor opptatt journalistene er av enkelte meningsmålinger, og vil ikke svare ... - -
Article Link:
Google News article
Stoltenberg og Jensen rykende uenige - VG Nett
Google News - over 5 years
Frp-leder Siv Jensen kaller det hele en bløff. NRKs valgdebatt fra Stokka sykehjem i Stavanger mandag viste med all mulig tydelighet at de to partiledere står svært langt fra hverandre i synet på hva som er virkeligheten innenfor pleie- og
Article Link:
Google News article
Europe's far right influence mainstream Islamophobia discourse - The Muslim News
Google News - over 5 years
Party leader Siv Jensen has complained that, “The reality is that a kind of sneak-Islamisation of this society is being allowed…We are going to have to stop this.” Anti-immigration tendencies in Sweden have been championed by the Sweden Democrat party
Article Link:
Google News article
Jens back on the campaign trail - Views and News from Norway
Google News - over 5 years
They pointed fingers at each other, but also nodded while others spoke and even broke into laughter on a few occasions, like when Progress Party leader Siv Jensen speculated what would happen if her doctor one day suggests that she should move into a
Article Link:
Google News article
After the storm: Time to go beyond the obvious responses by Cas Mudde* - Sunday's Zaman
Google News - over 5 years
In fact, various “counterjihadist” authors (such as Oslo-based American author Bruce Bawer) and radical right politicians (such as Norwegian Progress Party leader Siv Jensen) used the opportunity to condemn the shooter as a madman while at the same
Article Link:
Google News article
Election campaign finally cranks up - Views and News from Norway
Google News - over 5 years
Siv Jensen, head of the opposition Progress Party, was, for example, out on the campaign trail herself on Saturday and keen to win back at least some of the support her party enjoyed earlier this year. She started off her appeal to voters, though,
Article Link:
Google News article
Norway massacre and the axis of Islamophobia - Socialist Worker
Google News - over 5 years
Its leader, Siv Jensen, declared on national TV that the party aimed to ban the hijab—the Muslim headscarf—in schools and deport parents who allowed their daughters to wear it. Secondly, there are parties like the FN in France, the Sweden Democrats
Article Link:
Google News article
Police: Norway suspect considered other targets -
Google News - over 5 years
Progress Party leader Siv Jensen said after the attacks that she was "embarrassed and disgusted" to find out that Breivik was a former member of the party. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
Article Link:
Google News article
Norway - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
Norwegian leader of the Fremskrittspartiet or Progress party, Siv Jensen (2nd R), and other Ministers attend a mass at the Domkirken Church in Oslo on July 24, 2011, for victims of the July 22 terrorist
Article Link:
Google News article
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Siv Jensen
  • 2013
    Age 43
    On 16 October 2013 Jensen was appointed Minister of Finance as the Progress Party joined a minority coalition government led by the Conservative Party, the party's first ever government participation.
    More Details Hide Details Jensen's first national budget included proposals of cutting taxes, and spending more of Norway's oil wealth, and she also appointed a committee to consider changes to the 4% budgetary rule of Oil Fund spending. Jensen has described her party to be a "classical liberal party and also a very democratic party", and that its "basic main focus areas are individual freedom, individual rights, less state and more individual freedom", also that the party is "in favor of more competition instead of less. Because we fight state monopolies because they don't do good for competition, for price levels, for people's ability to choose between different distributors. That's our basic ideology behind the party". Having been called a "Norwegian Margaret Thatcher" in the British press, Jensen has said she views former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as one of her "political heroes". Considering Thatcher "a controversial politician who dared to stand for something," Jensen has expressed support for Thatcherite policies such as "there is no alternative (to market economy)".
    Ahead of the 2013 election Jensen continued working for a broad centre-right coalition, and endorsed Erna Solberg for Prime Minister.
    More Details Hide Details Although seeing its vote drop significantly, she led the Progress Party into government coalition talks for the first time in its history.
    As she was appointed to the government cabinet in 2013, deputy representative Mazyar Keshvari has met as a regular member in her place.
    More Details Hide Details
    For the 2013 parliamentary election she supported prospects of a coalition government headed by the Conservative Party, and led her party into the Solberg Cabinet, the Progress Party's first ever government participation.
    More Details Hide Details Siv Jensen was born in Oslo to self-employed Tore Jensen (1926–1989), and Monica Kjelsberg (born 1939), owners of a shoe store during her childhood. While she holds that her neighbourhood was a nice place to grow up, her home was the scene of numerous burglaries.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    In 2011, newspaper Aftenposten wrote that the Progress Party during Jensen's leadership, had experienced their "two best national elections".
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In January 2010 she attacked the IPCC, accusing the report from the panel of being based on fraudulent data.
    More Details Hide Details She referred to the erroneous statement of Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035, ice melting predictions by Al Gore and Jonas Gahr Støre, questions of statistical sampling, and emails from climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit. Besides three half-sisters, Jensen has one younger brother, businessman Tom Einar, and one younger sister, Nina Jensen, secretary-general for the Norwegian WWF. Her great-grandmother was the early feminist Betzy Kjelsberg. Although she was once engaged, Jensen has never married. Jensen has stated to be a "proud member of the Church of Norway", while expressing some personal doubt about certain Christian doctrines. She has criticised church leaders for getting too involved in politics, particularly in regard to some church leaders publicly voicing opposition to Norwegian oil drilling. In 2006, a biography on Siv Jensen was released, written by Martine Aurdal, chief editor of the feminist magazine Fett, later chief editor of the left-wing news magazine Ny Tid.
    In response to an incident in early 2010, where thousands of Muslims demonstrated in Oslo, she changed her claim of a "sneak-Islamisation" of Norway, to instead claim that the debate now was of a full-blown Islamisation.
    More Details Hide Details During the demonstration (a response to newspaper Dagbladet publishing a Muhammad cartoon in the context of a news story) Islamist Mohyeldeen Mohammad had notably "warned" of a "9/11" or "7/7" in Norway to applause from the crowd. About climate change, Jensen said in December 2008 that "we can see that climate changes are happening, but they have been happening for as long as the world has existed. The question is whether they are man-made or not, or whether they are dangerous or not. Just some 30 years ago, all these scientists said that the world was getting colder, and now they have changed their mind and say that the world is getting warmer. So is that what's happening, or isn't it?" Regardless, she is largely supportive of expanding and researching into renewable energy production.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Further, in March 2009, she stated that the fight against radical Islam "is the most important fight of our time."
    More Details Hide Details She said that she, as a classical liberal, would always fight against totalitarian ideas such as communism and nazism, and that radical Islam "is a dark and scary ideology." She also accused the other parties of being cowardly, ignoring the questions raised by the Progress Party, and claimed that "it is probably an expression of the fact that they don't understand what's happening in society around them. They close their eyes and try to present themselves as tolerant and liberal, when in fact they are deeply intolerant." Both these controversies resulted in large popular gains for the Progress Party in polls.
    In February 2009, Jensen held a speech where she warned about what she called a "sneaking Islamisation" (snikislamisering) of Norway on the background of a public debate about allowing hijab as part of the police uniform, and demands from Muslim groups of Muslim-only education and special food in prisons.
    More Details Hide Details The speech turned out to be highly controversial in the other parties. She used the immigrant-heavy Malmö, Sweden city district of Rosengård to illustrate failed integration policies, claiming that Sharia law had replaced Swedish law and that emergency staff could not drive into certain areas. The statements proved highly controversial in Sweden, and the Progress Party was invited to a tour around Rosengård by the mayor and police chief of Malmö, which it accepted. Jensen did however not join the tour herself.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    During the speech, which was held amid the 2008–09 Oslo riots, Jensen and pro-Israel demonstrators were suddenly attacked by violent rioters throwing rocks, and Jensen was forced to leave the podium.
    More Details Hide Details
    Jensen is a staunch supporter of Israel, and has stated that she is "not afraid to defend Israel's right to defend itself." She visited the Israeli city of Sderot in the summer of 2008 and experienced Hamas bombing first hand, forcing her and her company to run for the air-raid shelter.
    More Details Hide Details She strongly opposed the Norwegian government's decision to recognise Hamas as she holds that "you don't negotiate with terrorists, you just don't." Jensen has in addition advocated moving the Norwegian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, while also being open to accepting a future recognition of a Palestinian state. In January 2009, in light of the Gaza War, she held an appeal at a demonstration called "Let Israel live" in support of Israel in Oslo. The Progress Party's general Israel-policy, supported by the appearance at the demonstration by Jensen and the fact that Christian Democratic Party leader Dagfinn Høybråten had not joined the demonstration, resulted in many Christian Democratic voters turning to the Progress Party. Soon after, the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) went public, fearing that Jensen might be the target of attacks.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    As leader of the Progress Party, Jensen took the initiative to talks with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg in early 2007, seeking to build a broad centre-right coalition for the 2009 election.
    More Details Hide Details Amid unresolved dispute among the centre-right parties, she launched herself as candidate for Prime Minister for the 2009 election and received a record share of the vote of 22.9%, although the parties combined ultimately lost out to the centre-left coalition.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, Carl I. Hagen, chairman of the party since 1978 resigned to become vice president of parliament, and Jensen assumed leadership of the Progress Party to no internal opposition.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2004
    Age 34
    While many had been speculating about the viability of the party and its future after Hagen resigning, a 2004 survey showed that Jensen enjoyed better general support than him, which was explained by her not being as controversial.
    More Details Hide Details Many had also predicted a more moderate course for the party with her being the leader, but she stood firmly by the policies of the party. Her leadership-style has however been considered to be softer than that of Hagen. In May 2009, Jensen held a lecture in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom at the invitation of Conservative Party MP Malcolm Rifkind. Media director Alex Try of the think tank Henry Jackson Society, who was responsible for the arrangement, said that the main background for the invitation was her "engagement in questions about terrorism and challenges attached to the multicultural society." Up to one-hundred MP's, business leaders and key persons in British politics was expected to show up at the arrangement. Jensen said that "we have much to learn from the British, but when it comes to the immigration policy I think Britain has failed completely".
  • 2001
    Age 31
    She also supported Hagen in the 2001 internal conflict, and stated the same year that Hagen had been like a father figure for her.
    More Details Hide Details She became first deputy chairman of the Progress Party in 1998, and parliamentary leader of the party in 2005.
    From 2001 to 2005 Jensen chaired the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, having been a member of the committee since 1997, and from 2005 to 2013 she was a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
    More Details Hide Details She played a central role in budget negotiations with the centrist government of Kjell Magne Bondevik, and her work chairing the Finance Committee led her to become increasingly more profiled as a leader-figure within her party. During the early 1990s conflict within the party between the younger libertarians and party chairman Carl I. Hagen, Jensen stood on the side of Hagen.
    She chaired the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs from 2001 to 2005, and in 2006 succeeded long-time chairman Carl I. Hagen as leader of the Progress Party.
    More Details Hide Details Jensen was the Progress Party's candidate for Prime Minister in the 2009 parliamentary election, which saw record high results for the party.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    Born and raised in Oslo, Jensen graduated with a degree in business studies from the Norwegian School of Economics. She was first elected to parliament in the 1997 parliamentary election, and has later been re-elected for four consecutive terms.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1992
    Age 22
    She worked as a sales consultant for Radio 1 from 1992, until dedicating her professional life to politics full-time in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Her political interest was according to herself sparked at her elementary school Marienlyst where discussions were common in class. These discussions would include two students who were members of the Socialist Youth, one being her socialist-turned best friend. Jensen however soon found herself strongly opposed to their views. She joined the Progress Party in 1988, in part having been introduced to the party through her mother. Sometime before joining the party, she had briefly been a member of the Young Conservatives, for about a week. Jensen has been a member of the Storting from the Oslo constituency since first being elected in 1997, while having served as a deputy representative from 1993 to 1997.
    Afterwards she enrolled in the Norwegian School of Economics, receiving her degree in business studies in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1985
    Age 15
    After completing Marienlyst elementary school in 1985, Jensen attended upper secondary school at Oslo Commerce School in Oslo's Frogner district, graduating in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1980
    Age 10
    Her parents were divorced around 1980, and her father soon moved to Sweden.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother was for a short while active in the Ullern Progress Party, until finding out that politics was "not her thing".
  • 1969
    Born on June 1, 1969.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)