Keel of First-in-Class ‘Project 23550’ Ship Laid in St Petersburg.
“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 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.
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg will visit China in the end of May, bringing with him a business delegation.
State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce sends out ‘unfortunate’ signals.
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.
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.
Walking down the streets of Whitehorse, Yukon, in the frigid -40° C weather, the last thing you expect to see is an open door.
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 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.