KIRKENES: Russia’s General Consulate in Kirkenes outsources parts of the visa handling to a private company. Longer opening hours, free consultation and online applications are some of the advantages for the public.
Norway’s parliament Stortinget on Friday voted overwhelmingly to conscript women into its armed forces. The country becomes the first European and first NATO member to make military service compulsory for both genders.
KIRKENES: Russia’s metal-giant in Nikel is notoriously violating the maximum allowed limits for air quality on the Norwegian side of the border. Sør-Varanger Mayor Cecilie Hansen says enough is enough and files charges.
After half a year with financial difficulties for Northland Resources, their situation is solved in a € 240 million rescue plan. Last week machine operator Jörgen Norman and his colleagues could finally start up their giant diggers in northern Sweden again.
HAPARANDA: Despite hailing from four countries the young business owners voiced a single opinion during the Barents Reunion: The North is rich with opportunity but needs to think globally to support fledgling businesses, say Young Barents Entrepreneurs