Sep 30, 2015

Press release, Kirkenes, Murmansk, Luleå, Oulu, September 29th 2015

On Monday 28th of September, Thomas Nilsen was fired from his position as chief editor of the online news site BarentsObserver by the owners of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the three Northern Norwegian county administrations.


Jun 18, 2015


Mar 18, 2015
More than a hundred journalists from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia are to meet tomorrow in the city of Oulu, Finland, to discuss their professional matters, to consider the development processes in the Barents region and just to have friendly talks.
Dec 20, 2014

Then we go!

May 21, 2010

Barents Press secretariat are open on SAS Radison Blu in Bodø. Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island doesn't admit of solution, but we are here!

Generalmotets secretariatPhoto: Robert Sandström

Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen, Arne Egil Tønset, Helge Lyngmoe and Dag Kristoffersen to your service in Bodø.

In the secretariat you will meet Alexander Kjønsø Karlsen and Dag Kristoffersen. Behind then you can see Arne Egil Tønset, chairman BP Norway and member of BPI, and Helge Lyngmoe, member of the international Board.

Robert Sandström, Chairman of the international Board

This happened today, Friday 21:

Arrival delegations

12:00 – 23:00
Registration at the hotel

Lunch at Radisson

Arrival delegations from Murmansk and Archangelsk

CANCEL (Ash from Eyjafjallajokull on Island.)


Arrival delegations from Sweden, Finland and Karelia


Dinner at Radisson


Film at the hotell: From Vardø with Love – a Russian-Norwegiandocumentary about music and good neighbours in The Cold War; about  ordinary people and neighbours, living on the top of Europe during the Cold War, when mutual suspicion and power games ruled international politics and relations between East and West.

CANCEL (Film stop in Tromsø.)

A story about a little brass band from the island of Vardø in North-eastern Norway and their adventurous trip to Murmansk in 1959.

Without any visas, exuberantly defying bureaucracy and the cold war, Vardø Town Band set off in a fishing boat to visit their Soviet neighbours. It became a trip they never would forget, and it would have major consequences.

Social gathering at the hotel.

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