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Arctic Council members met in Moscow this week, and experts agree that Russia’s growing rift with the West has not put a stopper in on-going cooperation to protect the Arctic. But increasing tension could jeopardize the project – and the future wellbeing of the threatened area.
October 14, 2016
Reindeer are by far the most common herd animals attacked by predators in Finland.
October 12, 2016
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment points out that for instance Sodankylä in northern Finland already possesses solid expertise as it is the home of a satellite data centre.
October 05, 2016
Russia represents a greater threat to Finland, according to a new report out on Tuesday. The Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs says that Finnish decision-makers have to be alert to Russia’s use of energy policy in geopolitics, and the lack of western-style market mechanisms in Russia.
August 31, 2016
British tourists will find it easier to get to Lapland this winter after Norwegian announced a new route from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi.
August 18, 2016
Erna Solberg is to consider a proposal to give Finland the peak of Halti mountain in Lapland as a present to make a hundred years of Finnish independence.
July 28, 2016
Salmon fishing disputes that have plagued the Tenojoki river area for decades have risen to the surface once again after hard-line gear restrictions were implemented by Norwegian and Finnish government authorities. Residents of Utsjoki, the northernmost city in Finland, stand sharply divided over the new proposed rules.
July 14, 2016
The nuclear waste disposal firm Posiva Solutions has announced that it will provide assistance to Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima in disposal of its spent nuclear fuel waste.
June 23, 2016
The revenues of reindeer herding businesses doubled during the last fiscal year mainly because of higher meat prices and lower production costs.
June 07, 2016
When the Kautokeino parish in Norway banned same-sex marriages in its church, sexual and gender minority Sápmi Pride Festival decided to move it’s festival from Inari, Finland to Kautokeino, Norway.
June 03, 2016