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Sep 06

Never before have so many people crossed the Norwegian- Russian border in the north, due to the newly introduced visa-freedom for the inhabitants in the border area


The newly introduced visa-freedom for the inhabitants in the border area counts for part of the increase. Cross-border contacts increase sharply over Europe’s northernmost border check-point, the Storskog, Borisoglebsk land border. 22,904 crossings where counted in August, up more than 4,000 compared with the same month last year, or twice as many as in August 2009.

Read more in the article by Thomas Nilsen at Barents Observer, 04.09.2012: http://barentsobserver.com/en/borders/all-time-high-border-04-09

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Project information
Project name: EUBORDERREGIONS
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €