Norwegian EU-ambassador met President Barroso

The newly appointed Norwegian Ambassador to the EU, Oda Helen Sletnes, met the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, to hand over her creditials Tuesday 10 January.

15/02/2006 :: Ms Sletnes stated that the Norwegian government will be more proactive in safeguarding Norwegian interest’s vis-à-vis the EU and that it will pursue an active and transparent European policy in a broad range of areas.

Oda Helen Sletnes was appointed by the governement in Council of State in Oslo Friday 6 January. She comes from a position as Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she has been Director General in the European Department. She has previously also been Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Mission to the EU in Brussels for a period of four years (1997-2001).

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Oda Helen Sletnes, Norwegian Ambassador to the EUPhoto: Ministry of Foreign Affairs