Dmitry Kravchenko (33) went to Båtsfjord in Finnmark to ensure his family's future. On September 4 this year he disappeared at sea. The death of the snow crab fisherman helps to uncover inhumane conditions on the fishing boats and the hiding of responsibility.
In 2014 and 2015, Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian vessels rushed to Båtsfjord. The goal was to make billions of the snow crab - the new gold in the Barents Sea. But the Russian seamen ended up calling Båtsfjord «pirate port».
Jovsset Ánte Sara from Norway has to slaughter all but 75 reindeer of his 350-head herd. In practice, this means that, after culling, the reindeer herder has to get by with an annual income of 3,310 euros.
On 24 November, the sun rose above the horizon for the last time in Utsjoki, Finland’s northernmost municipality. For the next eight weeks or so, the northern part of Lapland will be clouded in an eerie dark blue until the sun rises again on 17 January.
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts has published its recommendations to the State of Finland for improving the situation of minority languages. The recommendations have been delayed because the report of the Finnish authorities to the Council of Europe was submitted more than six years after the deadline.