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.
The borders between the countries in the Barents Region must be kept open for goods and people, leader of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat underlines. Local cross-border cooperation is a back-channel for continued interaction between the countries, he argues.
At least 16 people are presumed dead and two others were wounded when a helicopter carrying top regional officials and senior company officials from Apatit crashed in a lake south of Murmansk on Saturday.
Finland is having second thoughts to Rosatom’s involvement in the planned nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki south of Oulu in northern Finland. Environment Minister Ville Niinistö calls energy cooperation with the Russian company ‘a step back’.
Four days of artwork, public discussions, workshops and concerts in Nikel, Kirkenes and Zapolyarny. The arts project Dark Ecology aims to open the discussion about artificial environments - the how and why of modern human landscapes.
A new border-crossing point between Norway and Russia is one step closer to realization as Norway’s Armed Forces have offered to clear the building site of WWII explosives for a lot less than civilian contractors.