The Murmansk region’s growing importance in the energy economy and
logistics creates opportunities also for Finnish companies
Exploitation of Russia’s northern energy and ore natural resources as well as traffic through the North-East Passage are significantly adding to the importance of the Murmansk region and creating markets for companies operating in the sectors of Arctic transport, energy and environmental technology. The Murmansk region has a key position in exploitation of Russia’s northern energy and ore natural resources and as a node for navigation through the North-East Passage. A northward shift of Russia’s geopolitical centre of gravity, growth of the world economy and factors associated with climate change have given questions relating to development of the Murmansk region and use of the North-East Passage greater topical relevance than they earlier had. The growing importance of Arctic regions has been accentuated in the strategies of the major powers in the region and of the EU. Finland also began creating her own Arctic regions strategy in the autumn of 2009 (statement by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs 2009).
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Myllylä, Yrjö (2010). The Murmansk region’s growing importance in the energy economy and logistics creates opportunities also for Finnish companies. In the book: Kuusi, Osmo & Hanna Smith & Paula Tiihonen (eds.) (2010). Russia 2030 based on contracts. Publication of the Committee for the Future 6/2010. 170-180. <http://web.eduskunta.fi/dman/Document.phx?documentId=vy14010113558959&cmd=download>
See also ”Logistic in Barents -project”