World War II is still haunting the relationship between Russia and Japan because of a dispute over territory and lack of a peace agreement. Now, massive energy investments in Siberia are paving the way for new negotiations.
BY THOMAS HØY DAVIDSEN, FINANS
High up North between the icy Northern Pacific Ocean and the even colder Sea of Okhotsk lie the Kuril Islands like small beads of rock and stone.
Operations at oil fields Gudrun, Oseberg Syd, and Oseberg Øst have resumed after the Norwegian government proposed to solve the labor dispute in a court of arbitration. All fields are expected to return to full operation within days.
A majority in the European Parliament has spurned attempts to put a stop to a contentious proposal which would classify gas and nuclear power investments as sustainable. Greenpeace announces legal challenge.