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The MIKON flagship program in the Fram Centre is using both social and environmental sciences to examine how High North industrial development will affect the natural world, regional societies like the Sami and economic activity.

On the backdrop of political chill, trade between Finland and Russia is falling sharply. Also tourism between the countries is in a downswing.

We will nose out and destroy all foodstuff imported illegally from countries subjected to the sanction regime, Russian authorities say.

The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.

Swedish ore production reached an all-time high in 2014. Base metals and precious metals increased most, while iron ore production remained at the same level as the year before.

Can be the first direct intercontinental flight across the Atlantic from the Barents Region.

Pskovavia has no plans to restart the flight from northern Russia to Tromsø. 

Employers in the Russian Arctic region owe their employees almost 180 million rubles.

The nickel company is ready to sell a string of non-core assets, among them the Arkhangelsk Sea Port.

Norwegian concrete producer Ølen Betong in Murmansk has to expand production due to huge orders from Yamal LNG.

A quarter of all companies with Norwegian ownership in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk have disappeared since 2012, but still the activity is high, especially when compared to Finland and Sweden.

Ida Kronsell marches without hesitation across a field of rubble in the biggest pit of the Sydvaranger iron-ore mine, outside Kirkenes.

A €60 million government loan will keep Norway’s Arctic coal company afloat for another couple of years.

As iron ore prices reach a ten-year low Swedish mining giant LKAB has to start discharging workers.

Syktyvkar, capital of the Komi Republic, is declared the most dynamically growing city in the Russian part of the Barents Region.