I am Trine Skei Grande, Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party of Norway. AMA
Hi reddit! I am Trine Skei Grande, leader of the Liberal Party of Norway, Venstre. I live in Oslo with my two cats, and am as far as I know the only person to quote Star Wars in a Norwegian parliamentary debate. Proof here. Ask me anything!
I have been a member of the Norwegian parliament from Oslo since 2001. There's a general election in Norway in September, and if the people wants me to, I'll stay there for a good while longer. We haven't been in government since 2005, so we're crossing our fingers for that.
While we're focused on the environment, small business, and education, civil rights are very important to us. Perhaps most importantly for reddit, we've been against criminalisation of non-commercial file sharing since 2007, and we've fought against the Data Retention Directive in Parliament and issues like the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement through our European friends in ALDE.
I presented a keynote in English to the Canadian organisation Equal Voice here, about the progress of women's rights in Norway. Sorry for the accent :o)
Edit: Thanks for all the questions so far! I'll keep an eye on the thread and answer more questions, but I have to take a few breaks – got to pack for a trip to Svalbard tomorrow morning!