A good intelligence service is crucial for the defense of Norway, and makes it possible to defend the Uk against the threats we face. Norwegian intelligence has prevented terrorist attacks against Norway and Norwegian citizens.
In Monday's edition of Dagbladet ask Morten Strand of the government will have an intelligence service which put the Norwegian citizens ' lives in danger. The short answer is obviously no. Etterretningstjenestens main task is to protect our citizens. And they operate in accordance with Norwegian law.
the Norwegian authorities lead the careful supervision of the secret services. The parliament has decreased kontrollutvalget for intelligence, surveillance and security, often abbreviated to the EOS range. Anyone who believes that the secret services have wronged, may complain to the EOS range.Spionasjen against Norway's new initiative Comment
the access in all parts of the business to all our secret services and leads an independent control of these stay within the regulations. The committee has been greatly strengthened in the later years and the government will strengthen it further. We are also working with a new legal framework for the intelligence services.
Some parts of our defense must for obvious reasons be secret. The Norwegian E-service can not confirm or deny who is working for them, or how they work with recruiting, but Norwegian citizens are not rettsløse.
Etterretningstjenestens the foremost task is to provide information that is important for our security, but this critical our mission in society is to be resolved in a way that does not conflict with the policy or democratic principles.