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  • Fri, Sep 18, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures from regional statistical office Murmanskstat, the regional branch office of federal Rosstat, show that regional fishery processing facilities the first six months of 2015 produced 19,3 thousand tons, 13 percent less than in the same period 2014, BarentsObserver reports. The weak results...
  • Wed, Sep 16, 2015
    Submitted by Sanja Stamenkovic
    According to the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria 660 people were killed and 8639 injured in total of 7018 road accidents in 2014 on the Bulgarian roads. NSI is claiming that the number of people killed increased by 9,8% from 2013 to 2014. July and September were the deadliest months with...
  • Mon, Sep 14, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    According to the Federal Agency for Tourism, only three thousand Russians visited Norway in the first quarter of 2015. This is 33.6 percent less than in the same period of the previous year, when 4.7 thousand Russian tourists travelled to Norway. Overall, in 2014, Norway hosted 22.8 thousand...
  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    The Norwegian government has approved the development of the Kvitfjell and Raudfjell wind parks outside the city of Tromsø. That will make the region the biggest producer of wind power in the whole Arctic, BarentsObserver reports. The new parks will have an annual capacity of up to 800 GWh, enough...
  • Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    Submitted by Birgitte Wisur Olsen
    What crops can be grown in the North — where the spring is almost nonexistent, but the midnight sun shines twenty-four hours a day for two months? "This is not bad," says Tone Aandahl with sheer joy in her voice as she grabs a good handful of potato grass, pulls it up and digs up almond potatoes...

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