Emilie Enger Mehl, Celebrity | Reality star will be Norway’s next Minister of Justice

Emilie Enger Mehl will be the new government’s youngest minister.

On Thursday, Jonas Gahr Støre presented his new government, where it was announced that the post of Minister of Justice will go to Emilie Enger Mehl from the Center Party.

Enger Mehl is the new government’s youngest minister, and the youngest ever justice minister. She is 28 years old.

Watch Nettavisen’s studio broadcast with editor-in-chief Gunnar Stavrum and political journalist Henrik Heldahl where they discuss the new ministers:

But Emilie Enger Mehl is not just a politician. She is also a reality star, and became known to the Norwegian TV audience for the first time when she won the NRK program “Anno” in 2015.

TV current in the new year

But not enough. Emilie Enger Mehl will also be seen in a new reality series on the TV screen again this New Year. She is one of the participants in the new season of «Kompani Lauritzen».

The series has already been recorded, and will therefore not affect her future work in a new government.

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On the other hand, she dropped parts of the election campaign for the Center Party to participate in the popular TV 2 program. When Nettavisen met her before filming, she stood firm in the choice to leave the election campaign and had good faith that the party would succeed.

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– Leaving the election campaign and going into a bubble like this, and not being able to participate in the sprint was something I had to think about. But I thought “Kompani Lauritzen” is such a positive program, which is about unity and building each other up, so I think the participation can be positive in the long run, she said.

Watch a video interview with our recent Minister of Education, Tonje Brenna (Labor Party), here:


Trained lawyer

Enger Mehl, who has a law degree, has already made a name for herself in politics after a period in the Storting where she has sat for three years on the Justice Committee and one year on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

The 28-year-old is, like party leader Slagsvold Vedum, from Hedmark.

As mentioned, Emilie Enger Mehl is a lawyer, and has a master’s degree in law from the University of Oslo. She was elected to the Storting in 2017, and has since been on leave from her position as an associate in Elden law firm.

From 2013 to 2015, Enger Mehl was a member of Senterungdommen’s central board, where from 2014 she was organizational deputy chair. From 2011 to 2015, she was deputy leader and leader of Hedmark Senterungdom.

This will be Jonas Gahr Støre’s government

• Prime Minister: Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor Party)
• Minister of Finance: Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp)
• Minister of Foreign Affairs: Anniken Huitfeldt (Labor Party)
• Minister of Defense: Odd Roger Enoksen (Sp)
• Minister of Justice: Emilie Enger Mehl (Sp)
• Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion: Hadia Tajik (Labor Party)
• Minister for Children and Families: Kjersti Toppe (Sp)
• Minister of Transport and Communications: Jon-Ivar Nygård (Labor Party)
• Minister of Petroleum and Energy: Marte Mjøs Persen (Labor Party)
• Minister of Health and Care Services: Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor Party)
• Minister of Trade and Industry: Jan Christian Vestre (Labor Party)
• Minister of Local Government and District: Bjørn Arild Gram (Sp)
• Minister of Culture and Gender Equality: Anette Trettebergstuen (Labor Party)
• Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs: Bjørnar Skjæran (Labor Party)
• Minister of Climate and Environmental Protection: Espen Barth Eide (Labor Party)
• Minister of Education and Research: Tonje Brenna (Labor Party)
• Minister for Development Aid: Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Sp)
• Minister of Research and Higher Education: Ola Borten Moe (Sp)
• Minister of Agriculture and Food: Sandra Borch (Sp)

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