Article in The Guardian 12. 02.15 "A ban on beggars in Norwegian cities is not the answer to homelessness", by BAS Professor Harald N Røstvik

"How a national ban would play out is hard to say. Not even Arendal has started to punish well-meaning citizens who help the poor. Some activists say they would gladly go to jail for such a worthy cause." Read more.

Harald N. Røstvik  about the ban on beggers in The Guardian,Thursday 12 February 2015.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/12/ban-beggars-norwegian-cities-homeless