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In February 2020 the attendants of the Barents Environmental Ministers’ Meeting visited SSAB HYBRIT site in Luleå.

International cooperation to reduce pollution in Barents region continues despite of pandemic (syke.fi)

Press release, April 6 2021 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Environment continues to be a high priority for the Barents cooperation. Foreign Ministers of the four Barents countries - Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden - emphasized it during the annual International Kirkenes Conference held on 17 February this year. “Environmental issues are high on the agenda of Barents cooperation. We have seen many success stories so far in the field of reducing pollution” says Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.

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