Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2011

In Osteuropa 2-3/2011

Compromise as Routine
Russian-Norwegian Conflict Resolution in the Barents Sea

Geir Hønneland

Deutsche Fassung


In April 2010, Russia and Norway surprisingly resolved their border dispute in the Barents Sea. Crucial for the signing of the agreement on the future maritime boundary was the negotiation routine gained over the previous 40 years. Cooperation in the fishing industry and, since the end of the 1980s, in environmental protection as well built trust between the two countries. Compromise became the norm, even when positions were far apart beforehand.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2011, pp. 257–270)