Swedish police get help from Norway during Eurovision

Swedish police get help from Norway during Eurovision

It's going to be a party here: April 11 at the Malmö Arena, with Eurovision in early May. Photo: JOHAN NILSSON/TT / AFP / NTB

Norwegian police will assist in ensuring security during Eurovision in Sweden.

It writes Afternoonbladet referring to an interview with police spokesman Nils Norling on Tuesday SVT scan.

– The police define Eurovision as a very special national event and the police come from both Norway and Denmark to help the Swedish police maintain security, Norling explains in this interview.

In an email to VG, head of the Norwegian Police Directorate's Police Operations Division, Torgeir Haugen, confirms that the Swedish police sent a request for assistance to the Norwegian police, which was accepted.

– The mission is to send Norwegian personnel for a week to help deal with any possible demonstrations or signs that may appear in connection with the implementation of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, writes Torcare Haugen.

Police spokesman Nils Norling. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT / TT Nyhetsbyrån / NTB

He adds that 100,000 visitors will arrive in Malmö between May 5 and 11, the grand finale. The police in Malmö have also received several applications to hold demonstrations over the event.

– In principle, the police will be everywhere in Malmö during this period with additional reinforcements stationed by various landing representatives, Norling says.

When asked whether police officers from Norway and Denmark would be armed in Malmö, Nils Norling replied:

– they will have their usual equipment while they are here – and there are also likely to be Norwegian and Danish police cars in Malmö this week.

Torgeir Haugen writes more nThe Orsk Police receives such requests from time to time, and the implementation of such assistance is in line with the current “Prüm decision”.

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– This is an agreement the government has with the European Union regarding a set of rules that allow the Norwegian police to participate in joint operations with police in other countries. Its purpose, Hagan writes, would be to help maintain order and security and prevent crime.

The group representing Norway at this year's Eurovision in Malmö is Gåte. Gåte won the MGP final by a historically narrow margin – six points ahead of KEiiNO. The committee is also considering for a time whether to boycott the entire event because of Israel's participation.

– But now we are ready to say that we choose to participate, explained singer Gunhild Sundli NRK In February.

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