Minister of Economic Development of the Murmansk region Elena Tikhonova took part in the IV meeting of the working group meeting on cross-border traffic and development of cross-border infrastructure of the intergovernmental Russian-Finnish commission on economic cooperation. The meeting was held in Kuusamo (Finland) at the end of the August. The parties agreed on a list of priority projects that will be implemented within the framework of cross-border cooperation programs such as the EU-Russia "South-East Finland - Russia", "Karelia" and "Kolarctic." Projects aimed at development of motorways Kola - Verhnetulomskiy - "Lotta" and Kandalaksha - Alakurtti - "Salla." has received a status of initiatives with higest priority in the Murmansk region.