Law and order
Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
The Government is working to ensure safe communities, to reduce everyday crime, and the individual's need for legal protectionand Security.
The Ministry of Justice and Public Security is responsible for ensuring that the Norwegian legislation is of high quality.
Security is vital to people’s fundamental freedom. Individuals should be able to feel safe in and outside their homes. Security in day-to-day life and better emergency preparedness is one of the Government's priority areas.
In the National Budget for 2015, the Ministry enlisted ten new goals for the sector.
– The Government proposes to deny entry to Norway to people who have committed serious criminal offenses abroad. This means that multiple offenses may form the basis for rejection, even when they lie far back in time, says the Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen.
"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.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) states that the threat level in Norway is on the way back to where it was when they presented their threat assessment in February 2014.
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