Russia Seeks UN Human Rights Council Seat

20/06/2018 kl 12:23 0 kommentarer

Russia has put forward its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) after the United States withdrew from participation in the Geneva-based body halfway through its three-year term.

- We appreciate that our owner says we also can calculate potential profits from selling Svea coal, however, this is nevertheless still the end of the coalmining era, says Managing Director Jan Morten Ertsaas of SNSK, the Svalbard coalmining company. (Photo with view over Svea: Arne O. Holm, Ertsaas: Private)

SNSK: – Positive, Yet Still the End

19/06/2018 kl 14:48 0 kommentarer

– We appreciate that our owner says we also can calculate potential profits from selling Svea coal, however, this is nevertheless still the end of the coalmining era on Svalbard.

State Secretary Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries gives the go-ahead for SNSK to sell new coal from the Svea mine on Svalbard as a part of the liquidation and cleanup process. – Our task is to make this a cost-efficient process, Simonsen says. (Photo Svea: Bjørtvedt/Wikimedia Commons, Simonsen: Arne F. Finne)

Coalmining in Svea, Svalbard still an option

18/06/2018 kl 13:44 0 kommentarer

– If extraction and sale of coal from the Svea mine can contribute to a cost-efficient cleanup process, then that is something we will consider, says State Secretary Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen.

UK research vessel RRS James Clark Ross outside Kapp Tatteshall, Greenland (Photo: Sindre Skrede/Creative Commons)

The UK’s new Arctic policy: More explicit, but still conservative

18/06/2018 kl 12:53 0 kommentarer

Although UK’s new Arctic policy framework supports the status quo, the strategy is more explicit when it comes to connecting Arctic interests to its broader foreign policy interests, as a part of ‘Global Britain’.

Nunavut Premier Quassa Loses Vote of No-Confidence

Nunavut Premier Quassa Loses Vote of No-Confidence

15/06/2018 kl 14:29 0 kommentarer

Premier Quassa, for the first time in the history of Nunavut, lost a vote of no-confidence on Thursday and has been replaced by Joe Savikataaq.

- Norway must stop talking to us through political slogans, Russia’s Ambassador to Norway Teimuraz O. Ramishvili said to High North News last year. In the same interview, he expressed in no uncertain terms that Russia is not very happy about American forces being placed in Værnes (Central Norway) on a rotational basis. It is not known whether the recent post on the Embassy’s Facebook page is written by the Ambassador himself or by others at the Embassy. (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Russia’s Embassy in Norway: – Gravely Concerned

15/06/2018 kl 10:24 0 kommentarer

– The situation has not changed: Be it Værnes in Central Norway, Rygge in Southern Norway or Setermoen i Northern Norway – Taking such steps raises grave concerns with us, Russia’s embassy says in a comment to the fact that the number of American marine soldiers in Norway will increase.

AEC Chairman of the Board, Tero Vauraste, is a giant in Arctic business. Many know him as head of the Finnish company Arctic Ltd. (Photo: Archè Photography)

Arctic Economic Council Welcomes Norwegian Bank as Partner

13/06/2018 kl 11:57 0 kommentarer

“Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge is our first member from the banking and finance sector, and we are very happy to have them contribute to the work of the Arctic Economic Council”, says Tero Vauraste, the Chairman of the AEC.

Further defense cooperation was a topic of discussion during the Nordic defense ministers’ meeting in Bergen this week, hosted by Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.

Vil ha flere amerikanske soldater til Nord-Norge

12/06/2018 kl 15:07 0 kommentarer

Regjeringen stiller seg positive til at amerikanske rotasjonsbaserte marinestyrker kan øve og trene i Norge i ytterligere fem år, og at dagens aktivitet kan utvides. Dersom dialogen med amerikanerne fører til enighet, vil det bety flere soldater både til Værnes i Trøndelag og Setermoen i Troms.

English or Danish as primary foreign language for future pupils in Greenland – that is the question. (Photo of the children: Kitte Witting)

A Long Way to Go for English in Greenland

11/06/2018 kl 12:48 0 kommentarer

There is still a long way to go before English replaces Danish as primary foreign language in Greenland.

Acquiring ownership of the Arctic, creating an overall marketing strategy and doing that with all feelings aboard has become a remarkable international success for the North Norwegian Opera and Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe/NOSO)

NOSO Built Strategic Success

11/06/2018 kl 08:00 0 kommentarer

The North Norwegian Opera and Symphony Orchestra took ownership of its northern identity and used it to build itself as an Arctic brand. – That is how we differentiate ourselves from the rest of the world, says NOSO Director Tor Lægreid.

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