Ministry of Justice and Public Security
There has been a significant increase in the number of refugees applying for political asylum in Norway over the past days. Norwegian authorities therefore finds it necessary to get information concerning the identity and background of the applicants as early as possible after crossing the borders to Norway, and to be able to identify if there are individuals in these groups who should be given special attention by the police.
The Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen today opened the Norgerhaven prison in the Netherlands. The first inmates are already in place. 2014, the Ministry hosted the Conference against Radicalization and Violent Extremism. The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Mr. Anders Anundsen, opened the Conference.
"We inherited a challenging situation with inadequate prison capacity from the previous government. In order to substantially increase our prison capacity in the short term, we are now in talks with Dutch authorities concerning the leasing of detention space in the Netherlands," says Anders Anundsen, Minister of Justice and Public Security.
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The Norwegian Government's action plan to combat radicalisation and violent extremism.
The Act provides the basis for regulating and controlling the entry and exit of foreign nationals and their stay in the realm, in accordance with Norwegian immigration policy and international obligations.
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