The Norwegian government is on Twitter with personal accounts for the prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs and their accounts for their institutions. The royal court is represented by the Crown Prince and Princess.

Tweets from Norway leaders

Royal Couple of Norway Det kongelige hoff

King Harald V of Norway is not on Twitter but his son, Crown Prince Haakon is. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway tweet on the @Kronprinsparet account, literally meaning “Crown Princely Couple”, sometimes in Norwegian but mostly in English, reflecting the couple’s high-level international engagement and network. They travel a lot, promote Norway and Norwegian business abroad, and engage in a number of causes from climate change and poverty to various UN missions. The Crown Prince is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum in Davos and a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, and assignments like these are their Twitter material. More than half of their tweets are retweets often of the personal account of @CrownPrincessMM Mette-Marit and also from the official fund of the Crown Prince and Princess, @kppfond.

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Det kongelige hoff


Official twitter stream on behalf of Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 04/01/2009
Language: Norwegian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.28
Retweets: 53%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.23
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 36%
Most mentioned @CrownPrincessMM (98), @Davos (26), @UNAIDS (23), @Kronprinsparet (21), @UNDP (16), @johnhopebryant (11), @GlobalDignityNo (9), @tvaksjonen (7), @HelenClarkUNDP (7), @GlobalDignity (6).
Average of retweets 7

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Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg is not only one of the happy few leaders that @BarackObama is following, but Norway’s prime minister is also the second most conversational world leader on Twitter. What is even more amazing is that @Erna_Solberg writes and tweets herself despite suffering from dyslexia and making the occasional spelling mistake. She became Norway’s second femail prime minister in September 2013 but is on Twitter since 24 September 2008, and is tweeting mainly in Norwegian. @ErnaSolberg mixes both official tweets related to governmental issues and personal tweets. She uses a humoristic tone of voice when she tweets about personal matters, and she is open about her dyslexia. The tweet that has received most retweets and favorites was sent in June 2013 to her political opponent, former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg: “OK @JensStolentberg I am ready for the challenge #2election”.

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Erna Solberg


Statsminister i Norge. Jobber for et samfunn med muligheter for alle. For saker til forvaltningen, henvend deg til rette myndighet for saksbehandling.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 09/24/2008
Language: Norwegian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.28
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.13
Replies/Tweet: 0.73
Tweets retweeted: 40%
Most mentioned @Hoyre (94), @StavronEdvin (39), @nicecap (29), @konservativ (28), @SteinarBl (23), @GroVesHag (22), @BentHHoyre (22), @jensstoltenberg (20), @C_Askenberg (19), @Trinesg (19).
Average of retweets 11

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Government of Norway SMK

The Norwegian government has a news feed combining the news from all its departments on the @Regjeringen (government) account and the Prime Minister’s office tweets official news, meetings and the agenda of Prime Minister Erna Solberg under the handle @Statsmin_kontor. The prime minister’s office rarely retweets, @mentions or @replies to its followers. The most retweeted was the announcement of a minute of silence on 25 July 2011 in memory of the victims of the Utøya massacre.

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Statsministerens kontor bistår statsministeren i å lede og samordne arbeidet i regjeringen.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 04/28/2009
Language: Norwegian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.62
Retweets: 8%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.20
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 41%
Most mentioned @erna_solberg (117), @jensstoltenberg (57), @Regjeringen (4), @kldep (4), @jonasgahrstore (3), @borgebrende (3), @Utenriksdept (3), @NATO (2), @AndersFoghR (2), @UNICEF (2).
Average of retweets 3

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Foreign Minister of Norway Børge Brende

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende made his debut on Twitter in May 2009 when he was head of the Norwegian Red Cross. @BorgeBrende mainly retweets messages from other accounts including the institutional account of the ministry rather than posting himself and only two percent of his tweets are @replies. When he writes his own tweets, they are mostly about international affairs, current issues or conflicts. He writes his posts both in English and Norwegian and mutually follows 20 other world leaders. In his most retweeted tweet he boasts about the size of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, valued at US$720 billion.

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Børge Brende


Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/11/2009
Language: Norwegian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.81
Retweets: 70%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @erna_solberg (6), @LaurentFabius (5), @WilliamJHague (5), @jensstoltenberg (4), @WSJ (4), @HarvardBiz (3), @ianbremmer (3), @sikorskiradek (3), @carlbildt (3), @kristinclemet (3).
Average of retweets 9

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Foreign Ministry of Norway Utenriksdepartement

The foreign ministry in Oslo has a Norwegian (@Utenriksdept) and an English language (@NorwayMFA) Twitter account and is among the top five best connected foreign ministries mutually following 86 world leaders on the English account and 22 on the Norwegian account and. @Utenriksdept tweets on average three times per day, and almost two thirds of its tweets contain @mentions of other users, namely the personal accounts of Foreign Minister @BorgeBrende. The tweet that garnered the most retweets and engagement was sent on the 20 May 2013 when the manager of the account accidently tweeted while having his mobile in his pockets: “Ooooooooooonmj vjuvv”. @Utenriksdept followed up quickly explaining that “Tweeting while having the mobile phone in your pockets can happen to the best of us J And, no, we are not developing a new coded language”. This accident showed that @Utenriksdept is reactive and has a sense of humor. The foreign ministry also curates two Twitter lists with 38 ambassadors and 23 embassies and missions on Twitter.

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Utenriksdepartementets offisielle profil, med siste nytt fra UD. Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For tweets in English, visit us here: @NorwayMFA

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 09/14/2009
Language: Norwegian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.77
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.86
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 64%
Most mentioned @borgebrende (694), @EspenBarthEide (291), @SVHeikki (280), @jonasgahrstore (194), @Arvinn (55), @ttlar (48), @erna_solberg (39), @Utenriksdept (31), @jensstoltenberg (30), @NorwayUN (29).
Average of retweets 4

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Foreign Minister of Norway Vidar Helgesen

Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Minister for EU affairs joined Twitter in June 2011, and is tweeting personally. @VidarHelgesen mainly retweets posts from other accounts as more than half of his posts are retweets. The tweets that have been most favorited were respectively about agreements in the EU Parliament about free mobile roaming in EU within year 2015, and announcing his attendance at an annual meeting for @europeiskungdom, the Norwegian organisation for European Youth.

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Vidar Helgesen


Klima- og miljøminister / Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 06/23/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.42
Retweets: 58%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.30
Replies/Tweet: 0.13
Tweets retweeted: 23%
Most mentioned @kristinclemet (19), @Int_IDEA (12), @tordlien (9), @jasnoen (8), @jantoresanner (8), @paalfrisvold (7), @StenRHelland (7), @carlbildt (7), @istub (7), @ronneberg (7).
Average of retweets 3

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