The first “Project 23550” multipurpose Arctic patrol ship. (Illustration: Russian Ministry of Defense)

Construction Begins on Russian Navy’s First Arctic Patrol Ship

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Keel of First-in-Class ‘Project 23550’ Ship Laid in St Petersburg.

The Nordic countries share many Arctic policy priorities but also differ in crucial areas. (Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org)

Security still the main element in Nordic Arctic Strategies

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“The Nordic countries share many political priorities for the Arctic – first and foremost to maintain the Arctic as a low-tension region – but they also put different emphasis on environmental concerns and economic opportunities,” say Anna Karlsdóttir and Lisbeth Greve Harbo from the Nordic Centre for Spatial Development (Nordregio) in Stockholm.

The EU Questioned Norway on Snow Crabs

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The Members of the European Parliament did not go soft on Norwegian Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg when questioning him about why Norway denies EU vessels the right to catch snow crab in Norwegian waters.

Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg goes to China in May, bringing a business delegation along. (Photo: Paul Paiewonsky/PPPHOTO.NO)

Norwegian Fisheries Minister Sandberg goes to China

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Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg will visit China in the end of May, bringing with him a business delegation.

Russia holds the key to a solution to the conflict in the Ukraine and to a reduction of the restrictive measures, State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland (Conservatives) writes in her response to the Chairwoman of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The picture shows Røsland photographed in Reykjavik fall 2016. (Photo: Linda Storholm)

Argues that NRCC sends out unfortunate signals

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State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce sends out ‘unfortunate’ signals.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s map over the Norwegian shelf with the new area marked with yellow.

Resource estimates for the Barents Sea doubled

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New estimates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate show that the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously estimated.

World Press Freedom Index: Russia in 148th place

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An annual ranking composed by the Reporters Without Borders non-governmental organization has placed Russia in 148th place, behind countries such as Uganda or South Sudan.

A live glassblowing demonstration at LuMel studios in Whitehorse, Yukon (Photo:: Greg Sharp).

Finding community and healing in 1,200 degree glass

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Walking down the streets of Whitehorse, Yukon, in the frigid -40° C weather, the last thing you expect to see is an open door.

Paratroopers from the 4-25th jump at Fort Greely, Alaska in October, 2016. (Photo:  US Army photo by Spc. Donald Williams, United States Army Alaska.)

US Army Decides to Keep its Arctic Paratroopers at Full Strength

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In a reversal, US Army planners have decided to keep the nation’s only Arctic paratrooper unit at full-strength for the time being.

The government's vision is that the High North shall be a peaceful, creative and sustainable region. – To achieve this we need an overall strategy that connects foreign and domestic policy, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says. (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Solberg argues Russia should be positive about Svalbard meeting

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers NATO’s planned Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Svalbard in May a provocation. – I actually believe the Russians should rather regard this more positively, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says to High North News.

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