Iceland: Guðni Jóhannesson Elected new President


Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is Iceland’s first new president in twenty years, and will replace President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson who is now stepping down after having served five consecutive terms.

Photo: Dmitri Korobtsov/Arctic15
The Arctic15 Conference, held in Helsinki’s retrofitted Cable Factor, brought together thousands of entrepreneurs - but only a handful from the Arctic.

Arctic15: An Arctic Conference Without the Arctic


Across the circumpolar north, entrepreneurs are solving economic, social, and environment issues with technical ingenuity and shrewd business strategies. So why weren’t they invited to attend the Arctic15 entrepreneurship conference in Helsinki recently?

Politimester Ellen Katrine Hætta i Øst-Finnmark politidistrikt

Leserinnlegg: Frykter for totalberedskapen 


– Det er ikke noen fornuftige grunner til at Finnmarks befolkning skal stilles dårligere beredskapsmessig enn befolkningen andre steder i landet, skriver politimester Ellen Katrine Hætta i dette innlegget.

A knowledge database on Arctic operators could create necessary indicators on how to define so-called sustainable Arctic development, says Tony Penikett, former Premier of Yukon Territories. (Photo: Linda Storholm/Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea Nordström)

– The Arctic needs a knowledge database on Northern operators


– An online catalogue is needed to provide a comprehensive overview of the employment record and regional impact of businesses operating in the Arctic, says Tony Penikett, former Premier of Yukon Territories.

DPA: EU will prolong sanctions against Russia


– The EU’s economic sanctions against Russia will likely stay in place for another six months after the bloc’s ambassadors agreed Tuesday to prolong them, according to a diplomat speaking to the German news agency DPA on conditions of anonymity.

Mock/rollespill under High North Dialogue 2015. (Foto: Hege Eilertsen)

– Nesten umulig for amerikanske forskere å få visum


Vanskeligere å få visum og enda mindre penger å reise for. Det kalde politiske klimaet mellom øst og vest rammer også deler av forskningssamarbeidet. Men ikke like hardt overalt.

Arctic Council meeting delegates posed in the shape of a big "20" on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the SAO meeting held 16-17 March. In September 2016 the Arctic Council is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. (Photo: Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström).

Samarbeidet fortsetter i nord, tross sanksjoner


Noe mer anstrengt forhold, men ekspertene frykter ikke sammenbrudd i samarbeidet i nordområdene. Dialog synes å være normen, men man ser lite fornyelse.