On this page we have the opportunity to talk to the Foreign Ministers and other High Representatives of the Barents countries and regions to shed light on the results and the future of the cooperation.
The Nenets Autonomous Okrug just took over the Barents Regional Council (BRC) Chairmanship from Västerbotten. We asked the new Chair, Mr. Governor Yury Bezdudny to share his views on the Barents Cooperation.
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
We are very much looking forward to hosting the 18th Ministerial Meeting in Tromsø on 26 October, when we will hand the chairmanship over to Finland. The meetings will be streamed online for everyone to follow.
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs replied to our questions prior to the BEAC Ministerial in Tromsoe.
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.
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.
Gøril Johansen has been leading the Norwegian BEAC Chairmanship during 2019-2021 and we asked her to share her views on the Barents Cooperation
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.
Chair of the Joint Working Group on Health and Related Social Issues Jörgen Gyllenblad shares his thoughts on the exceptional period of digital meetings
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
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.
Ministerial Adviser Henna Haapala has been chairing the Working Group on Environment and we asked her to share her views on the cooperation in the Barents region.
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.