BarentsObserver Newsletter 2011-02-17

18 02 2011

1. Sweden makes Arctic Strategy
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Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says it is crucial that the sensitive
environment in the Arctic is protected.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886102

2. Yara: Mining in Lapland, enrichment on Kola
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Fertilizer giant Yara says it is favourable to ship ore tailings from its
coming Sokli mine in Finnish Lapland to existing concentrator plant in
Kovdor, just cross the Russian border.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885926

3. Thorvald Stoltenberg: “Ja – Pomor”
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ARKHANGELSK: Thorvald Stoltenberg, the founding-father of the Barents
Cooperation, was yesterday appointed Honorary Doctor of the Arctic
University in Arkhangelsk.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885947

4. Shtokman will come with LNG part
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-I can’t even imagine in the scariest dream that Shtokman will be built
without LNG, Gazprom?s head of export Aleksandr Medvedev told journalists
in London today.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885708

5. Will not ratify Convention on Sami rights
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Despite repeatedly critics from UN and EU, Finland has no intention to
ratify ILO-Convention No. 169.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885259

6. F-f-f-freezing Barents
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Frozen ?ice-free? port and 100 days of sub-zero temperatures ? the
Barents Region is experiencing an unusual cold winter.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885300

7. World’s first cross museum on Solovki
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Over 1,000 crosses will be on display on Solovki in the White Sea.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886293

8. Bildt wants open trade with Russia
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Russian membership in the World Trade Organization will give cooperation
based on mutual commitments, says Carl Bildt.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886284

9. Parliamentary committee to Murmansk
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The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence in the Norwegian
Storting will visit Murmansk in March.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886275

10. Eco-groups protest Yara’s cross-border plans
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Finnish and Russian environmentalists say they are amazed that Norwegian
fertilizers company Yara can push environmental arguments for why they
place enrichment of ore in Kovdor instead of in Lapland.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886153

11. Visa-free traveling to the test
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The EU and Russia might agree to make Kaliningrad Oblast a test region on
visa-free traveling.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886095

12. Total want to drill Barents with Rosneft
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Cooperates with Gazprom on Shtokman gas ? wants cooperation with Rosneft
on Barents oil.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4886032

13. Ratification hearings in mid-March
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Barents Sea delimitation treaty with Norway will be discussed in Russia?s
State Duma next month.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885694

14. Visa-free traveling by 2018?
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I believe that a visa-free regime between Russia and the EU could be
introduced in 2018, Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb says.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885592

15. Russia, Norway discuss military cooperation on high level
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The Head of the Russian General Staff Army General Nikolay Makarov today
started a two days long visit Norway to discuss future military cooperation
with Norwegian military and political leaders.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885491

16. Russia opens up for yachting
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Russia aims at drawing more sailing tourists and opens up Russian waters
for sailing boats and yachts under foreign flag.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4885169

17. Every fifth Russian man dies of alcohol
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The Russians drink an average of 15,76 liters of pure alcohol every year,
which makes them the fourth most-drinking country in the world, a new
report from the World Health Organization reads.
http://www.barentsobserver.com/newsletter.x/10396/820618/4884999

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21 08 2011
James P Howard

The snowe photograph looks like a very cold place to bee., not even in the summer season .

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