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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.

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.

The upcoming European Union elections are highlighting the gap between EU politics and high North affairs and it’s an issue that’s causing a bit of an identity crisis in northern Finland.

Erkki Tuomioja and Børge Brende

Norway and Finland are establishing an Arctic partnership for increased cooperation in the High North.

A proposed new amendment to Russia’s child protection law - which already bans “gay propaganda” - would also ban the distribution of “unpatriotic information” to children. Russian policy expert Julie Wilhelmsen says it fits with the government’s ongoing bid to win over Russian nationalists.

Marina Kovtun, who yesterday resigned from post as Governor of Murmansk Oblast, has good chances of winning the elections in September, both analytics and politicians say.

Marina Kovtun has resigned from her position Governor of Murmansk Oblast to be able to take part in the elections in September.