As parliament elections draw closer, several leading representatives of government junior partner Progress Party say they want an end to the sanctions against Russia. Among them is Bengt Rune Strifeldt, the party’s top candidate from Finnmark, the northern region bordering on the Russian neighbour.
The combination of scientific ambitions, organizational work and church activities gives a good balance, says the Russian Orthodox deacon who is appointed new leader of the Russian Arctic research institution.
The Skolt Sámi living in Neiden, Norway, look forward to reviving their language and culture now that a new Skolt Sámi museum has been opened in their village. «The State of Norway must act before the traditional knowledge is lost: the population gets older and older all the time,» says a young Skolt Sámi.
The Finnish Sámi Parliament has authorized its Executive Board to work for a truth and reconciliation process. Tuomas Aslak Juuso, the Second Vice-Chair of the Sámi Parliament says that the next step is to discuss the mandate of such a commission with the Government.
A group of local protesters and activists does not accept that the states try to control fishing and the management of fisheries in the River Teno (Tana). They are now collecting signatures for their declaration.
On June 15, during the live call-in with Vladimir Putin, oncology patient Darya Starikova complained to Vladimir Putin about the absence of doctors of narrow specialization and the unfinished polyclinic in Apatity, the town in the Kola Peninsula. The call set regional health authorities in motion.
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?