Sami parliaments, EU concerned by Russia shutting down Indigenous rights group

Sami parliaments, EU concerned by Russia shutting down Indigenous rights group

Last week’s ruling by a Moscow City court to dissolve the Centre for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North/Russian Indigenous Training Centre (CSIPN/RITC) is triggering...
On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, unease over military buildup grows

On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, unease over military buildup grows

SETERMOEN/KIRKENES, Norway — Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines train in the ice and snow as they learn how to...
Environmental groups are back in court to fight Norway’s Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups are back in court to fight Norway’s Arctic oil...

Green groups argued before a Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday that the government has violated the constitution by granting oil firms exploration rights in...
The US State Department is now hiring for a Greenland consulate

The US State Department is now hiring for a Greenland consulate

The American embassy in Copenhagen has begun its search for the first of the local hires that will staff what is expected to be...
EU grants more licenses in contested snow crab fisheries near Svalbard

EU grants more licenses in contested snow crab fisheries near Svalbard

The EU is once again planning to award 20 licenses for snow crab fishing near Svalbard, in violation of a ruling by the Norwegian...
Lavrov sees Norway as possible bridge builder between Russia and NATO

Lavrov sees Norway as possible bridge builder between Russia and NATO

Lavrov had bilateral talks with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide as they both were in Kirkenes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the...
Why Finland and Iceland want security politics in the Arctic Council

Why Finland and Iceland want security politics in the Arctic Council

The question of whether to include security issues in the Arctic Council is regularly raised in informal Arctic discussions. But at this year’s Arctic...
In Arctic Norway visit, Russia’s Lavrov says decision on pardoning convicted Norwegian spy will be made soon

In Arctic Norway visit, Russia’s Lavrov says decision on pardoning convicted...

KIRKENES, Norway — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that a decision on whether to pardon a convicted Norwegian spy jailed in...
Greenland government rejects resumption of air link with Nunavut

Greenland government rejects resumption of air link with Nunavut

The Greenland government has rejected the idea of using government-owned Air Greenland to re-establish a scheduled air service between Nunavut and Greenland, the Sermitsiaq newspaper...
Russia says it has collected enough proof to back its Arctic shelf claims

Russia says it has collected enough proof to back its Arctic...

The Russian Ministry of Defense says it has obtained comprehensive new proof that supports its claims on the Arctic shelf.The new information will be...