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  • Wed, Sep 02, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    By end of August, a total of 84 702 people, or 3,1 percent of the national work force, were without jobs. That is an increase of almost 6000 people compared with the same month 2014, BarentsObserver reports. The northern parts Norway appear to be doing better than the rest of the country....
  • Tue, Sep 01, 2015
    Submitted by Sanja Stamenkovic
    Rural medicine is an interdisciplinary field of health care in rural areas. It incorporates a number of fields such as sociology, midwifery, nursing and economics. Health care and need of the rural population differs from urban in many ways. Rural residents are usually pooper than the urban, and...
  • Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    Submitted by Sanja Stamenkovic
    When the European Migrant crisis arose in Spring 2015, only a few could have foreseen declaring a state of emergency in Macedonia, on 20th August. Macedonia closed its' 45 km long border to Greece, and left a thousands of refugees stranded on the no man's land. Police turned violent and used tear...
  • Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    What skills do you need to find a job in Finnmark, and who risks staying unemployed in Murmansk Oblast? Patchwork Barents presents a list of the most demanded professions in Northern Norway and Russia. According to Norway's Employment Survey 2015, published by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare...
  • Thu, Aug 20, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures assembled by Patchwork Barents show that the regions of Lapland and Northern Ostrobotinia in 2014 produced respectively 368 GWh and 340 GWh, a year-on-year growth of 22 percent and 47 percent respectively. That is the quickest growth in wind power generation in the whole northern...

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