Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.

Finland’s Finance Ministry says Finnish public finances will remain in deficit until the end of the decade, even if government implements proposed deep spending cuts.

 “This sends a clear message to Russia that things aren’t so good when it comes to basic journalistic values in Norway either” The firing of BarentsObserver’s Editor Thomas Nilsen has led to massive reactions from journalists and other protectors of press freedom. 

”We will continue to publish good Barents stories as long as we can”

They first refused to give the newspaper editorial freedom. Today they followed up with the dismissal of Editor Thomas Nilsen.

70 years ago, on September 25 1945, the last Soviet troops left Norway, nearly one year after they liberated the region from Nazi occupation.

The Nenets organization Yasavey Manzara is the first indigenous peoples´ organization in the Barents Region to be declared as “foreign agents”.

Although the Social Democrat / Green government has been in power for a year, this is the first time they will be governing with their ow

We have been put on the foreign agent list because of the authorities’s dislike of sexual minorities, the Rakurs LGBT group says.

Falling demands make the airline Norwegian give up flights from Oslo to Saint Petersburg after nearly ten years in service.

Wistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden accepted the Bjørnson Award via a live video link from Russia.

Open cross-border channels for contact and dialogue is key for peace and stability, says Laila Dalhaug, Acting General Secretary of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

After a decade with plenty of jobs, unemployment in Norway takes an upturn.