A deal has been reached that will halt commercial salmon fishing in Greenland and the Faroe Islands for the next 12 years to allow adult wild Atlantic salmon to return to rivers in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
The Nordic ministers for energy are promising to strengthen the Nordic Region’s global leadership in the field of climate-smart energy. This is just one of several messages in a declaration adopted by the ministers at a meeting on 22 May.
Henrik Old, the Faroese transport minister, has been heavily criticized by some of his own coalition colleagues after stating earlier this week that he still wants to prioritize construction of the tunnel between the villages of Fámjin and Ørðavík on Suðuroy.
Faroese foreign minister Poul Michelsen has been critical of the Danish government for withholding sensitive foreign policy information, making it difficult for Faroese authorities to make informed decisions.
“The #MeToo movement has turned the Nordic Region on its head, uncovering systematic failures, a lack of leadership, and ignorance in many parts of our society in a somewhat dramatic fashion”, state the Nordic ministers for culture – including Faroese minister of culture, Ms. Rigmor Dam.
The Arctic Circle Faroe Islands Forum will be held at the Nordic House today and tomorrow. The aim of the seminar is to explore the successes and challenges in building dynamic economies and sustainable communities in the Arctic.
The Faroese minister of culture has called on the Danish education ministry to bring back Faroese language courses into the Copenhagen Uni curriculum after news emerged last month that Copenhagen University has decided to drop Faroese as an optional subject this year.