Atle Staalesen

Content by Atle Staalesen

TROMSØ: The difficult situation elsewhere in the world has not spread to the Arctic, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says as he officially opens the new Arctic Economic Council Secretariat.

Scandals surrounding the aquaculture industry in Murmansk get new twist as tons of rottening salmon is found dumped outside a local farm.

As it celebrates its 100-years anniversary, the Murmansk Sea Port struggles with its lowest goods turnover in more than 10 years.

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.

Two Norwegian researchers have crisscrossed the great underwater Arctic structure and obtained unique information about its geology.

Refugees find Arctic route to Norway via Russia, but appear to shun neighboring Finland.

As Russian President Vladimir arrives in Beijing for a state visit, oil company Rosneft announces drilling contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) in joint project with Statoil.

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

Major phosphorous producer Apatit boosts its capacity with up to 25 percent as it opens new mine in the Kola Peninsula.

In a bid to meet consumer demands in European Russia, company sends 3000 tons of frozen Pacific salmon across the Northern Sea Route.