Visit of Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian Prime Minister. During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso stated that they together shared the analysis that the relationship between the EU and Norway was rock-solid, and that it was a political and economic stronghold in difficult economic times. He added that it brought about concrete economic and political gains for both sides. Norway benefited for example from access to the largest integrated market in the world – the EU market. The President continued by saying that he was happy that this meeting confirmed once again their mutual commitment to develop further the very special relationship between the country and the EU. It was a source of confidence, stability and prosperity for both sides.