Annual threat assessment 2014

Introduction

The threats to Norway and Norwegian interests in 2014 will continue to form a complex and varied picture. Politically motivated violence in the form of extreme Islamism will continue to represent a serious problem, and the Service’s most important task in 2014 will be to prevent persons with close links to Norway from becoming involved in terrorist attacks. The emergence of an active extreme Islamist group will lead to greater polarisation between the various extremist groups in Norway, and could increase the threat from right-wing extremist groups. In 2014 Norway will also continue to be the target of foreign intelligence activity, which can be extremely damaging to Norwegian economic, political and security interests.