Tagged: Sør-Varanger

Norway to continue with military border guards

Despite EU’s Schengen recommendations, Norway wants to continue with military conscripts to guard the border to Russia, writes the Barents Observer. EU’s Schengen recommendations and best practices guidelines for external borders control says the...

Kirkenes town mayor wants Nikel consulate office

The mayor of the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes, Linda Beate Randal, has written a letter to the Norwegian Foreign Minister, asking him to ease the visa application prosess for Nikel citizens by opening...

A joint Norwegian-Russian crime plan

  Head of police in the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes wants Norwegian and Russian police authorities to jointly elaborate a plan on cross-border crime prevention and crime investigation. “A cooperation agreement on the...

Pills against nuclear radiation in Finnmark

The public health service in Sør-Varanger, the Norwegian municipality bordering Russia, starts distribution of iodine pills to the population as a preventive health measure in case of a nuclear accident on the Kola Peninsula....