Tagged: Tromsø

IKEA considers new warehouse in Tromsø

Furniture giant IKEA confirms that it considers the construction of a new warehouse in northern Norway. The city of Tromsø says it is negotiating several site locations with the company. People in northern Norway...

Children’s houses established in Norway

A year and a half after the first children’s house was established in Norway, almost 700 children who have been exposed or subjected to abuse have received assistance, care and treatment at children’s houses...

Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice

The Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget will host the 29th Conference of Council of Europe Ministers of Justice in Tromsø 18-19 June 2009. 210 participants from 47 countries will be...

Oil company invests in Tromsø University

  Support for Geological Research in the north Det norske has made a commitment to support the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Tromsø by funding a grant of NOK 8.7 million,  for...

Protests against Israeli travel restrictions

  Israel’s ambassador to Norway was Friday summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs, where he received a protest from Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre against Israel’s refusing to allow two Norwegian delegations entry...

Arctic Council keeps EU in the cold

The Arctic Council will not let the EU get permanent observer status, despite the union’s growing interest in the High North. A dispute with Canada might be what prevents the union from getting into...

Støre pleased with Tromsø Declaration

On April 29 the eight Arctic Council Ministers ratified the Tromsø Declaration. The declaration is the guideline for the work in the Arctic Council the next two years.   The Arctic Council met at ministerial...

Canada eyes Arctic Research Centre in Oslo

  Canada will open an international Arctic research centre in Oslo as part of a new diplomatic effort to defend the country’s interests in the far north, reports the The Canadian Press. The new centre...

Gore calls melting ice a global wake-up call

TROMSØ April 28 – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore, ministers from Europe, the Americas and Asia, and some of the world’s leading experts on snow and ice melting met in Tromsø, Norway, today....