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The Foreigner Global terror threats in focus in Oslo. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a conference examining worldwide risks. Wednesday’s conference, entitled “A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response", aims to examine issues such as international terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, and piracy. It coincides with a visit to London by members of the Norwegian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice.Themes discussed on this week's study trip include cyber-crime, anti-terror, the Courts, and criminality among youths.

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Global terror threats in focus in Oslo

Published on Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 at 15:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a conference examining worldwide risks.



Wednesday’s conference, entitled “A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response", aims to examine issues such as international terrorism, cyber-attacks, organised crime, and piracy.

It coincides with a visit to London by members of the Norwegian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice.Themes discussed on this week's study trip include cyber-crime, anti-terror, the Courts, and criminality among youths.

“We are living in a globalised world, and many of the security threats facing us are also global,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials write about the Oslo conference. “All these can easily have serious consequence across national borders. We need to ask ourselves how Norway and Norway’s interests could be hit – both directly and indirectly.”

Norwegian Security Police announced in July this year that they had concrete information indicating that a terror attack was planned in Norway.

Four IS terrorists were suspected of being on their way to the Scandinavian country to carry out an assault on behalf of the organisation.

The information, which came from multiple sources, led to police and military personnel being placed on increased alert. This level was subsequently reduced, then normalised.

While a poll carried out subsequently showed many Norwegians were supportive to the Police Security Service (PST) choosing to inform the public in this way, the move drew criticism from former head of Denmark’s Security and Intelligence Service (PET) Hans-Jørgen Bonnichsen.

Speakers at Wednesday’s conference include former US Security coordinator and ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, Peter Neumann, and Truels Oerting, Head of Europol, European Cybercrime Centre.

Assistant Director of Interpol David Higgins, Charlotte Slente, Ambassador and Special Envoy for Fragile States in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Robin Niblett, Director of London’s Chatham House, will also be holding speeches.

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the event.



Published on Tuesday, 16th September, 2014 at 15:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: terror, oslo, norway, london.





  
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