Next January marks the 20th anniversary of the Barents cooperation. The event provides an opportunity to review lessons learned after 20 years of cooperation and identify new challenges and priorities for the future cooperation. BarentsObserver invites you to voice your views here.
Foreign Ministers of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia at a Barents Council meeting. From left: Erkki Tuomioja, Jonas Gahr Støre, Carl Bildt and Sergey Lavrov. In the articles below, you can learn all about the Barents cooperation and its further development.
The Pasvik valley and Jarfjord area in Sør-Varanger municipality have the highest measured concentrations of SO₂in all of Norway. The source is the nickel industry in neighboring municipality of Pechenga.
The current situation in Ukraine makes cross-border cooperation with the neighboring countries even more important, Barents Secretariat leader Rune Rafaelsen says. At the same time, Norway has joined NATO’s condemnation of Russia’s military escalation on the Crimea peninsula.