Contents tagged with Norway

  • Lithuania to Import more Gas from Norway than Russia in 2016

    In 2016, Lithuania will import more gas from Norway than from Russia, as stated by the Minister of Energy of Lithuania, Rokas Masiulis, Reuters reports.

    Russian Gazprom enjoyed a monopoly on the Lithuanian gas market before the end of 2014, when Lithuania opened a floating liquefied gas terminal.  This allowed tankers from Norway to supply gas to Lithuania.

    The volume of imports of liquefied natural gas to Lithuania this year is expected to triple following the signing of two new agreements …

  • Ukraine to start producing 3D mine detectors in joint project with Norway

    Ukraine and Norway will begin a joint project that will see the production of 3D mine detectors to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces locate and disarm land mines in the war-torn Donbas region, according to the Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, Egor Bozhok, in an interview with UNIAN.

    “We are now working out the details of this project with the allies and the core committee of NATO. We expect that somewhere during the next couple of months, we'll be able to talk about beginning the …

  • Norway Suspends Deportation of Refugees to Russia

    Norwegian authorities temporarily stopped the deportation of refugees that had come into the country from Russia, reported the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. According to ministry representatives, Russia expressed a wish to discuss the coordination of refugee return procedures at greater length, so their deportation is suspended until further notice.

    This week it became known that Norway began to send back to Russia those immigrants who crossed the Russian-Norwegian border and in recent months …

  • Norway will not take refugees entering from Russia.

    Norway said it will send refugees entering from Russia back.

    Syrian refugees which arrive in Norway through Russian border will be sent back if they previously have stayed in Russia for a lengthy period of time.

    “Some persons who apply for a refugee status have lived in Russia for a long time. This would imply that they are not escaping war or poverty and do not require Norway to  provide their safety since Russia has already done so " said the justice and national safety minister of Norway …