PM apologises for Breivik mistakes

Norway's prime minister has apologised in parliament for mistakes in the response to last year's bomb and gun rampage by Anders Breivik that killed 77 people.

Jens Stoltenberg also announced the establishment of a new emergency centre, better cooperation between rescue teams and the quicker flow of information during crises.

A government-appointed commission's report earlier exposed shortcomings in Norway's terror preparedness and blunders in police rescue operations saying a quicker response from them could have saved lives.

Speaking to MPs Mr Stoltenberg listed the main conclusions of the report and said: "For this I apologise."

Last week Breivik was convicted of terror for the attacks and sentenced to a 21-year prison term that can be extended for as long as he is considered a menace to society.