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  • Wed, Dec 03, 2014
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    The Finnish company Fortum gets comprehensive ownership of hydropower capacities in Northwest Russia. The deal signed between the three companies will give Fortum ownership over all of TGC-1’s hydropower assets in Murmansk Oblast, the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast. In addition, the...
  • Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures from road authorities show that more than 600 people will die on regional roads in 2014. Despite improved road standards, lethal car accidents continue to haunt travellers in the Barents Region. The number of death collisions in higher in 2014 compared with the previous year. Talking to her...
  • Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Submitted by Elizaveta Vassilieva
    Around one third of Västerbotten's population aged 15 or older holds a higher education degree. Higher education is becoming an increasingly common trend in the Barents Region, BarentsObserver reports. In the last twenty-three years (1990-2013), the average rate of higher education attainment in...
  • Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    The national economy is faltering, but unemployment figures in Russia are historically low. Figures from Russia’s State Statistical Service(Rosstat) show that unemployment in the country in September reached a record-low 4,9 percent, a decrease of 0,5 percent year-on-year and of more than one...
  • Wed, Nov 05, 2014
    Submitted by Elizaveta Vassilieva
    EU dependency and weak economy in the meat sector may lead to job loss in Norway's second largest mainland business. Figures from Patchwork Barents show a declining trend in the number of cattle in the Barents Region, the BarentsObserver reports. For example, in the period 1999-2012 the number of...

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