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.
All municipalities in Arkhangelsk Oblast have been requested to establish local youth parliaments. The local assemblies will help raise focus on social and economical problems among young people, regional authorities say.
Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari is the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Ahtisaari was born in what today is Russian Karelia, he studied in the northern town of Oulu and has in his political career repeatedly argued that the European Union’s primary responsibility is to be patient with Russia and help it achieve democratic stability.