More from: Life and Public

«We are absolutely not not talking about any kind of secession,» says Finnmark County Council leader Ragnhild Vassvik
August 19, 2018
The 190-kilometer opening stage around the Varanger fjord took place close to Norway’s northern borders with Finland and Russia.
August 16, 2018
After 41 years on the force, retiring deputy head of the Lapland Police Department Seppo Kinnunen is worried how his team will cope in the future. He says the large distances and lack of resources in the north already have his unit extremely overextended.
August 13, 2018
A young Sámi artist from Inari, Finland, made images of what Sápmi, the land of the Sámi, might look like in a hundred years. Sunna Kitti’s works of art are partly gloomy, but they also show a spirit of hope and community.
August 06, 2018
She is under serious pressure from her own security services, but gets solid backing from the country’s Commander in Chief.
November 04, 2017
The Oktyabrsky District Court of Murmansk has sentenced Svetlana Makarova to four years behind bars.
October 31, 2017
In regional healthcare, everything will be reduced except the Ministry of Health
October 30, 2017
It fell into the sea off the coast of Barentsburg, Svalbard, with eight people on board.
October 26, 2017
«They are doing massive enquiries, inspections and other kind of intimidations», says Marina Kovtun.
October 23, 2017
Governor Marina Kovtun’s former top aide is put behind bars on suspicion of serious fraud.
October 23, 2017
With the appointment of Ine Eriksen Søreide as foreign minister, all three top posts in the Norwegian cabinet are held by women.
October 20, 2017
The merger with neighbouring Troms will not affect our work with the Barents Cooperation, says head of the Finnmark County Ragnhild Vassvik.
October 18, 2017
Mack, the world’s largest brewery within the Arctic Circle, will deliver half a million liters of beer to government-owned Systembolaget.
September 28, 2017
Igor Koshin leaves office after more than three years as leader of the Nenets Autonomous District. New head of the Arctic region is top bureaucrat from the federal government Aleksandr Tsybulsky.
September 28, 2017
Russia says it will block access to the social media network unless Facebook agrees to store the users’ personal data on servers in Russia.
September 27, 2017
«We know everything about you,» the interrogators told, but continued to ask about who organized and financed the pride parade that took place in Norway’s border town of Kirkenes this weekend.
September 25, 2017
“Love has no borders” was the slogan when 200 people turned out for Pride Parade in Norway’s border town to Russia.
September 23, 2017
Leading Sámi advocates Veikko Feodoroff, Tanja Sanila and Sergei Kp. Fofonoff were all hoping that the Skolt Sámi in Finland could choose between several candidates in the election of a new official representative for the nation.
September 21, 2017
The regional court has put an end to disputes between regional authorities and several retirees who had given the state their houses in return for the right to reside in a nursing home.
September 21, 2017
Prices are more up in Umeå and Luleå than in Stockholm.
September 20, 2017
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund hit the stunning $1,000,000,000,000 on Tuesday.
September 19, 2017
Youth in Murmansk defied rain and warnings from FSB and teamed up for Alexey Navalny’s public meeting.
September 18, 2017
Leader of Norway’s Foreign Ministry announces that he leaves office less than a week after his Conservative Party won re-election, and heads for the top post in the World Economic Forum.
September 15, 2017
The FSB and police have a clear message to local youth as presidential hopeful Navalny prepares for his visit to the Arctic city.
September 14, 2017