The MIKON flagship program in the Fram Centre is using both social and environmental sciences to examine how High North industrial development will affect the natural world, regional societies like the Sami and economic activity.
EU Commissioner Guenter Verheugen says he can sympathise with Russias decision to raise timber export duties, although it is outraging Finnish and Swedish importers. “The importers have been treating Russia as a third-world country,” he said in an interview this week.
A new agreement between the Russian Railways and the regional administrations of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Komi Republic and Perm Kray opens up for a revitalization of the Belkomur railway project. The projected railway links the Urals with the Barents Sea.
-The development of a transport connection between the Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug is vital for regional industry and economy, deputy governor of the Nenets AO administration said during a visit to Komi this week.
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development yesterday announced the winners of the tender on special economic port status. Murmansk was considered among the favourites in the tender, but still failed to acquire the favourable status.