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World oil and gas industry covers all developed countries. For many states it is the main source of income and industry sector defining the stability of currency and internal economics.

(Nov. 18, 2016)

        Today the idea of building a Common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, held June 16, 2016, continues to actively develop.

        There are over 5000 indigenous peoples and nations in the world. Despite the apparent social and political advances of civilization, the world’s Indigenous peoples continue to experience great challenges at the hands of governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. Displacement, the loss of access to natural resources and human rights abuses are a frequent occurrence. As a result, indigenous peoples are being dragged to extinction in many parts of the world. One among many examples is the situation in Peru.

        Nowadays the Arctic is seen by many countries as a strategic region due to huge reserves of hydrocarbon resources and the strengthening of the role of factors and conditions underlying the political and energy security of the leading industrialized countries. Industrial development of the Arctic involves intensive exploitation of hydrocarbon resources, the development of transport, production of biological resources.

          On October 26th 2016 the fifth Norwegian-Russian Business Forum (NRBF) will be held in Oslo. Chair of the Board of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Ms Liv Monica Stubholt, emphasizes the need for this Forum especially in this present situation:

August of the current year will be marked by anniversary  – 75 years from the moment of escorting the first Arctic convoy (operation «Dervish»), which left the port of Liverpool on August 12, 1941 and having avoided any losses arrived to the ports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk on August 31. The convoy delivered the first 10 thousand tons of rubber, which was so essential for the Soviet industry, 3800 depth and limpet bombs and 15 «Hurricane» fighters.

          The value of economic cooperation with Russia in the Kirkenes area totals NOK 765 million, states a report by Akvaplan-niva’s Rune Rautio. The crossborder economic activity creates some 280 jobs in the trading sector, public administration, education and research. The report is not based on the total activity in Kirkenes, but on a sample of 73 important companies and public bodies.

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