THE EUROPEAN MIGRANT CRISIS: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF MURMANSK REGION AND NORWAY IN 2015-2016
Kamenskaya Tat'yana Sergeevna Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University)
Abstract. The article considers the key features of the European migrant crisis of 2015 and its influence on Norway - Russia relations. The author points out that the migrant crisis hampered cooperation between the border regions that had been established in the Soviet epoch and, consequently, required urgent measures to consolidate the partners’ efforts. Special attention is paid to analysing anti-crisis measures taken by the administration of Murmansk region and the northern provinces of Norway. The findings lead to the conclusion that close cooperation between the border regions contributed to solving the problem and stimulated the development of a constructive dialogue in the Arctic region.
Key words and phrases: миграционный кризис, беженцы, приграничное сотрудничество, Россия, Норвегия, Европейский Союз, арктический коридор, migrant crisis, refugees, cross-border cooperation, Russia, Norway, The European Union, arctic passage.
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