Finland and Norway to Resume Relations with Russia*

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Finland and Norway plan to unfreeze trade and economic relations with Russia despite the sanctions imposed on it because of Crimea. Both countries are increasingly less willing to comply with the sanctions that are actually affecting their economic interests

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Finland and Norway to Resume Relations with Russia*

Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Valentina Tzoneva

Finland and Norway plan to unfreeze trade and economic relations with Russia despite the sanctions imposed on it because of Crimea. Both countries are increasingly less willing to comply with the sanctions that are actually affecting their economic interests. Financial Times notes that these are signs of warming up of relations. Last week, Norwegian officials met with Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, Sergei Donskoy. The two sides agreed on the exchange of seismic data for exploration of oil and gas deposits on the Arctic shelf along their common border. The Press Service of the Government of Norway reported that the two sides also discussed the possible resumption of the dialogue on trade and the economy.

“We are positive about resumption of political dialogue on trade and economic cooperation with Russia, which is already…

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  1. PeaceFrog says:

    Much of the substance in the article, was originally published on November 30, 2016 by the Financial Times:
    https://www.ft.com/content/269a73e4-b70b-11e6-ba85-95d1533d9a62

  2. Thanks for the link PeaceFrog. When I try it from New Zealand I get a pay wall (ie I have to buy a subscription to see it). Do you know if there are any free links anywhere?

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