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Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.

Alexander Stubb, famous in the Barents Region for branding the north as the world´s most sexy region, is put on track to take over after Jyrki Katainen.

Murmansk has seen its first demonstration against Norway’s adoption of EU’s sanctions against Russia. On Monday a dozen people gathered to protest against foreign influence on Norwegian policy.

Former Speaker of Murmansk Duma Vasily Shambir was arrested on August 12 at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, trying to leave the country while under investigation.

“The Government will support the EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia. Norway has since the start of the crisis in Ukraine stood together with the EU and neighboring countries in our reactions to Russia’s violation of international law. We will do the same this time,” says Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

Russia should review its international treaty obligations, and reconsider those that fall out of line with Russian law, deputy chairman of the Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation Konstantin Dobrynin says.

As a response to the sanctions from the international community, Russia is creating a list of ”aggressor states”, in which all EU countries will be included.

Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.

Alexander Stubb, famous in the Barents Region for branding the north as the world´s most sexy region, is put on track to take over after Jyrki Katainen.

Northern Norway Regional Health Authority plans to invest more than 12 billion NOK (€1.48 billion) in new hospitals and equipment in the coming years.

The pressure against Russian NGOs is getting harder. In Murmansk two youth organizations are under investigation for failing to register as foreign agents.

The oil-rich Nenets Autonomous Okrug grabs back the government powers it previously lost to neighboring Arkhangelsk Oblast.

The Nordic cooperation is a natural platform for meeting the challenges facing the Nordic region, Europe and the rest of the world, the Nordic Prime Ministers say.

Eurosceptic far-right groups gain support in EU-Barents, but the winner in the northernmost region of the EU is Paavo Väyrynen, Finland’s signature to the 1993 Kirkenes declaration.

Russian politician and tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov suggests dividing Russia into federal districts proceeding from economic expedience, not necessarily regional borders.