Norwegian ambassador: A more restrictive society” is not the answer

Published 4 August 2011

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Norway that left at least seventy-six people dead, Svein Sevje, Norway’s ambassador to Israel, said in an interview that the Norwegian government will not become a surveillance state and instead focus on maintaining freedom and transparency; “The answer to this is not closing in and a more restrictive society, it’s more transparency, more involvement, that must be the answer,” Ambassador Sevje said; “Our prime minister and foreign minister have stated that Norway will still be recognizable tomorrow,” he said; the ambassador added that some new security measures will be introduced, but he hopes that they will not come at the cost of democratic freedoms

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