– I look forward to meeting Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov in Arkhangelsk, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende said to Parliament recently. But are the two actually meeting? A few days before Brende’s first trip to Russia in more than three years, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is scant about sharing details.
A new research report from the Norwegian National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) states that wild salmon contains a higher level of pollutants than farmed salmon does. However, the levels are very low for both.
A recent report from the Centre for Military Studies in Copenhagen encouraged Denmark to include Greenlandic authorities to a stronger degree when shaping its High North policy. “The Greenland Card” must be used against the USA.
The international negotiations about an agreement on regulating fisheries and cooperating on research in the Polar Sea are getting near the end. There is hope of agreeing.
– In this biting cold I found the warmest people I have ever met, Erika Vartdal says. Here you find the 22-year old’s “travelogue” from her internship with Norway’s northernmost foreign mission: The Consulate General in Murmansk, Russia.
Tomas Norvoll, President of Nordland County Government, calls for money from the national government for geological mapping of Norway. This funding was cut from the state budget in 2016 and has not been returned in the budget for 2017.
The significance of exports as a driver of economic growth is expected to grow in the near future, according to the Bank of Finland.
Eni has requested exploring for oil in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, and the Interior Department is now weighing the request.
Canadian Maggie MacDonnell won this year’s Global Teacher Prize for her work as a teacher in the Inuit village Salluit.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg brings a top-heavy team of ministers with her when she arrives in Bodø, Norway, on 21 April. High North News has learned that she will present the government’s new High North Strategy at the Conservative Party’s High North Conference.