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Norway's new minister pledges green evangelism

A reshuffle of Norway's centre-right coalition government on Friday has included appointment of a new environment minister. At 31, Knut Arild Hareide is one of Norway's youngest-ever ministerial appointments. He replaces Børge Brende, who will now head trade and industry. Mr Hareide is deputy leader of the governing Christian Democrat party and a former state secretary in the finance ministry. His aim, he told journalists, was to make environment "trendy" and to inject an element of "evangelism" into the ministry, which would pursue "more aggressive" policies. See press release.

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