The Norwegian Intelligence Service (Etterretningstjenesten) will once again be a “budget winner” – it will be significantly strengthened next year. The service’s budget has almost doubled under the Solberg government.
Wednesday’s budget proposal states that the government will “continue the modernization and improvement of the Intelligence Service’s capacity with an increase of approximately NOK 140 million”.
The Conservative Party’s (H) MP Hårek Elvenes believes that the service is absolutely crucial for a good situational understanding and making the right decisions.
“The service’s budget has almost doubled under the Solberg government…
“The new Norwegian Intelligence Service law and increased budget will put the service in a better position to fulfill the assignments it gets from the Norwegian parliament (Storting),” he told news bureau NTB.
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