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.
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
Tromsø-based IT-entrepreneur Yngve Bergheim says the Barents Region has great network potential for developing east-west businesses. Teaming up with Morten Brugård, the goal is to create a cluster of “silicon valleys” in the region.
TROMSØ: “We have highly qualified unemployed workers, while northern Norway lacks labor. It’s a win-win situation,” said Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja at the opening of the Finnish House on Tuesday after meeting Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
TROMSØ: Norwegian export of seafood continues to grow. Only in February the export amounted to NOK 5.4 billion (€651.6 million), representing an increase of NOK 1.2 billion or 29 percent compared to February 2013. Although salmon still accounts for a major part of the export, demand for cod - both salted and fresh, has grown considerably.