Dear reader; Where does the limit between a state employee and an agent for a totalitarian regime go? What is certain is that Russia is not about to slow down its activities in the Arctic. Here is the week as seen from the north.
Russian authorities are building in the north.
Norway must strengthen its defense significantly – and in a time of tension and rearmament it is more important than ever with an eye towards reassurance, said the Chair of the Norwegian Defense Commission to HNN's journalist Astri Edvardsen.
The commission will present the new defense recommendations on Tuesday. HNN will follow up.
"We need to consider the strategic significance that Northern Norway has in the changed security policy situation," said Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security, to journalist Hilde-Gunn Bye as we met up with the minister during Øvelse Nord [Exercise North].
A number of nuclear submarines
We are covering more than security policy, even though it is a large part of the news this week. Check out High North News for more.
I wish you a wonderful weekend on behalf of the editorial staff,
News Editor, Trine Jonassen
This newsletter has been translated by Birgitte Annie Molid Martinussen.