BarentsObserver Newsletter 2011-02-10

10 02 2011

1. Finland expands Arctic cooperation with Russia
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Possible establishment of joint shipbuilding enterprise to build high-tech Arctic vessels.

http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883502 

2. Barents Region?s father appointed Honorary Doctor
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The founding-father of the Barents Cooperation, Thorvald Stoltenberg,
becomes the first honorary doctor of the new Arctic University in
Arkhangelsk.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883474

3. Stubb welcomes more Russians
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Finland?s Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb opens state-of-the-art visa
centre in St. Petersburg with 83 service counters and more than 200
employees.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883171

4. Russian fiscal policy must change for Shtokman!
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The Shtokman project is not economical justifiable with today?s Russian
fiscal policy, says one of the main partners in the project.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4882879

5. Looming diamond catastrophe
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The development of Lukoil?s Verkhotina diamond project in Arkhangelsk
Oblast will lead to an environmental catastrophy of major proportions,
local activists and researchers warn.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883579

6. Russia honors Norwegian diplomat
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Norway?s top diplomat and next Consul General to Murmansk Ųyvind
Nordsletten is awarded with the Russian Order of Friendship by President
Dmitry Medvedev.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883203

7. Yamal to fuel Northwest Russia
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Gas from the Yamal Peninsula will cover the current deficit in Northwest
Russia, a leading representative of Gazprom says.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4883158

8. Sky- and scuba dive the North Pole
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You can take part in the first ever North Pole above and below expedition,
if you are willing to pay ?53,000.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4882902

9. Russia, Finland join efforts for environment
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Vladimir Putin called Tarja Hallonen on Tuesday to tell about Russia?s
efforts to improve the environmental situation in the Baltic including
Karelia.

http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10350/820618/4882870

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