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Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.

October 15, 2015
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Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.

October 15, 2015
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A series of high-level talks were held in the run-up to today’s session in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.

October 15, 2015
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Statement delivered by Foreign Minister Lavrov ahead of Barents meeting is bound to stir controversy in Finland 

October 15, 2015
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The Norwegians are known as staunch supporters of the Barents Cooperation. But they show a clearly fading engagement in the Barents Regional Council. 

October 15, 2015
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We want to strengthen cross-border regional cooperation in the Barents Region, the new Chair of the Barents Regional Council says.

October 14, 2015
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Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.

October 14, 2015
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The BarentsObserver editor gets compensation from Barents Secretariat board.

October 14, 2015
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Mind the governance gap! Arctic municipalities and industrial megaprojects.

October 14, 2015
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Suenjel Skolt Sámi community archive

UNESCO places the Suenjel Skolt Sámi community archive onto an important register of world heritage.

October 13, 2015
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The Barents region is the exception to an ecological deficit in Europe. But the long-term trend shows a reduction in biocapacity also in the north. 

October 13, 2015
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Warming soils will allow long-dormant bacteria to wake up and begin converting inert mercury to its more toxic form, say scientists.

October 13, 2015
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The Norwegian Coastal Administration has developed a mobile application that makes mapping of oil spills easier and faster.

October 13, 2015
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