Vidar Helgesen, Minister for Europe and Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Norway discusses the European refugee crisis.

Vidar Helgesen is the current Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister of Norway and responsible for EU and EEA Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A politician from Norway's Conservative Party, Minister Helgesen served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2001-2005. Between 2006 and 2013 he was the Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.