Tagged: High North

Arctic neighbors

Norwegian and Swedish ambassadors make week-long visit to Alaska By David Moe Norwegian American Weekly During the week of June 20, the people of Alaska had important visitors from Scandinavia: Norway’s Ambassador to the...

On the Edge: Up in the High North

A few weeks ago, I once again had the privilege of visiting Svalbard. Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the archipelago of Svalbard features the most northerly town in the world...

Desire for broad cooperation in the North

“In order to maintain an effective operational defence we have to work closely together with our European neighbours,” says defence minister Grete Faremo following the extended Nordic-Baltic meeting of defence ministers held in Oslo...

New partnerships in the Northern Dimension

The Foreign Ministers in the Northern Dimension have agreed to cooperate more closely on transport and logistics, and culture. Norway will focus in particular on maritime transport. “The Northern Dimension, with its concrete projects...

White paper on nuclear safety presented today

Today the Government will present a white paper on nuclear safety cooperation with Russia in the High North. “Our efforts to ensure that Russian nuclear waste does not harm the environment or fall into...

No race for the Arctic

Norway sees very little likelihood of conflict regarding the Arctic; on the contrary, there are significant opportunities for cooperation. This was made clear by Otto Mamelund, Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

Eco-friendly Norwegian Coast Guard vessel

The new Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Barentshav can now refuel natural gas close to the areas it is protecting in the Barents Sea, reports the Barents Observer. The Norwegian company Barents NaturGass is...