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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.

Investment program for the mining and metallurgical company aims to bring the production up-to-date.

The Tapuli iron mine project in northern Sweden does not jeopardize the health and safety of the local population, the Swedish government concludes.

Two years after it started construction works, Acron’s Northwest Phosphorous Company last week officially lauched the Oleniy Ruchey project, the major phosphorous mine located in the central parts of the Kola Peninsula.

Regional authorities protest against the planned privatization of the Naryan-Mar Sea Port.

Could trigger a billion euro investment into mining and enrichment process in Rauna east of Rovaniemi.

The Russian Government is no longer interested in supporting the grand-scaled plans to make Murmansk a hub for transportation and logistics in the High North.

Russia’s new customs strategy will help the country integrate in the international economy, the government says.

The former adviser to the governor of Murmansk, Gennady Shubin, was Thursday arrested on suspicion of embezzlement of billions of rubles from the regions power and utilities sector.

Chinese investors are interested in investing in the construction of a deep-water harbor in Arkhangelsk.

Norilsk-Nickel, the largest air-polluter in the Barents Region, doubles the payout to shareholders by paying 90 percent of its net profit in dividends.

Amid plummeting profits, Russian mining and metallurgy giant Norilsk Nickel prepares a new and comprehensive company strategy.

The Phosagro company is believed to be part of the major corruption case currently unfolding around Yara, the Norwegian fertilizers producer. The case directly involves Apatit, the Phosagro subsidiary based in the Kola Peninsula.

Finnish Lapland as Christmas destination attracts travel agencies in Moscow and St. Petersburg to set up charter trains.