It was a day of celebration for the Sami representatives who crossed the borders from nearby Finland and Russia to take part in the long-awaited opening of the museum in Neiden, the Norwegian Skolt Sámi village.
Sweden has ten times more electric cars than Finland, thanks to subsidies, while Norway has over a hundred times more, thanks to the green vehicles’ VAT-free status. What will Finland’s decision-makers have to do to convince the Finns to buy 250,000 electric cars by the year 2030?
The Sámi Parliament of Finland is starting a series of public hearings on the Nordic Sámi Convention. In Utsjoki, locals are both for and against the convention, which unifies Sámi rights and culture in the Nordic region.
The Sámi parliaments of Finland and Norway plan to jointly ask for international help, says Tiina Sanila-Aikio, the Chair of Finland’s Sámi Parliament. The Teno Fishery Agreement was recently approved in both countries. The local fishery associations of Utsjoki plan to submit a complaint on the issue.
According to a new order issued recently by the governor, Vice-Governor Alexei Tyukavin has lately taken over most of the governor's key functions. Marina Kovtun, the current Governor of Murmansk region has only housing and financial inspection left under her control.
International conference "Fishing in the Arctic" takes place in Murmansk this week. Senator Igor Zubarev, who is now a subject in an investigation by the tax and prosecutor’s office, will represent the Republic of Karelia.