News and Updates

News and Updates 2021
Finland is taking over the Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council from Norway. We invited Foreign Minister of Finland to shed light on their priorities for the next period.

Daria Makhotina and Martin Gamst Johnsen are leading the work the Barents Regional Youth Council and we asked them to share their views on including young people in the Barents Cooperation

Norwegian Sami Parliament member Piera Heaika Muotka has been chairing the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples (WGIP). We spoke to him here about his experiences with the Barents Cooperation.

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs replied to our questions prior to the BEAC Ministerial in Tromsoe.

Gøril Johansen has been leading the Norwegian BEAC Chairmanship during 2019-2021 and we asked her to share her views on the Barents Cooperation

Agenda of the upcoming XVIII Ministerial Meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council has been published. For agenda in Russian, please scroll down.

Media Advisory including media accreditation and contacts has been published

We asked Mikael Bergström, who has been chairing the Barents Regional Committee under the Västerbotten chairmanship at the Barents Regional Council (2019-2021), to share his views on the Barents Cooperation.

Michael Siebert from the European External Action Service shares his views about cross-border cooperation from the European perspective

Ann Linde is the Foreign Minister of Sweden. We spoke to her here about her thoughts on prosperity, the environment, and gender equality in the Barents Cooperation.

Chair of the Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues Jörgen Gyllenblad shares his thoughts on the exceptional period of digital meetings

Senior Adviser Paal Iversen has been chairing the Working Group on Transport and we asked him to share his views on the cooperation in the Barents region.

State Secretary for European Affairs and the Arctic Mr. Carsten Grønbech-Jensen will represent Denmark at the upcoming 18th BEAC Ministerial Meeting in Tromsø. We spoke to him about Denmark’s perspectives on the Barents Cooperation.

Prior to the upcoming BEAC Ministerial Meeting we asked the Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson to share his thoughts about the cooperation in the Barents Region.

Elise Nyborg is our new Intern at the Secretariat for fall 2021. We asked her to tell us a bit about herself.

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