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Foreigners to help plug Jokkmokk brain drain

The Local
post 7.Dec.2012, 02:59 PM
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Jokkmokk in Sweden's far north is hoping to entice foreigners to make their home on the Arctic Circle by offering cheap housing and a helping hand, all in a drive to help repopulate the area, The Local's Ann Törnkvist discovers.

"If we can't turn the tide around I really don't see much of a future," the municipality's integration coordinator Gunilla Nyberg tells The Local.

The population of the town of Jokkmokk, located just north of the Arctic Circle, has steadily shrunk since its peak of around 4,000 in 1990 to less than 2,800 today.

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johan rebel
post 10.Dec.2012, 07:13 PM
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Pity you can't see that vast and beautiful landscape for half the year 'cause it is dark day and night.
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post 13.Dec.2012, 12:04 PM
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so where are the links and contacts if one is interested
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David in Murjek
post 14.Dec.2012, 03:41 PM
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Information and contact details can be found at Future Jokkmokk - . For Swedes wanting information, contact Gunilla or Maria here - .
Johan. I was out on my snowmobile yesterday and could see for miles for at least 4 hours. Only ten more days and the days will just get longer and longer! And the snow brightens up everything so much!
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post 17.Dec.2012, 01:35 PM
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I am Bulgarian interesting to me is, I have worked in Spain and Italiya Germaniq
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