As Nordic Correspondents I have over the years worked for media as Focus, Financial Times Deutschland, Die Welt, The Art Newspaper, The Wall Street Journal and others. I report about Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. And this is my blog.

There are many blogs out in the net, but so far reflections on Northern Europe written by foreign correspondents are missing. Now this is going to change. In the future I, correspondents Clemens Bomsdorf, will fill the gap. High North is a term used in geopolitics and stands for the area north of the polar circle. From a German perspective, Northern Europe starts north of Flensburg (well, Bavarians might draw the line a bit more southward) and everything North of Copenhagen is the High North. That´s why the blog is called HighNorth.

My aim is to give Germany an understanding of Northern Europe beyond the big political events I usually report about for my media. On this site I blog about stories behind the news, analyze (though it remains to be seen, what I am going to analyze), tell everyday life stories from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Probably much more I am not even aware of right now will occur.

Hence, this site will be full of the views of one foreigner, which might also be interesting for people from the Nordic region. To begin with I will only blog in German, since the language is widely spoken here (i.e. North of Flensburg) and even more widely understood. For this reason I presently do not see the necessity to bother anybody with my moderate Scandinavian writing skills (let alone Finnish).

Clemens Bomsdorf,

born 1976 in Köln, residues in Northern Europe since 2001. He has been living in Stockholm until 2005, when he moved to Copenhagen. He studied political sciences and economics at University of Cologne and graduated from the School of Journalism there. In addition he received a Masters degree from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm / Stockholm School of Economics in 2004. Supported by a scholarship of the International Journalists Programmes he reported from Iceland for two month in early 2002.
Since 2004 he works as foreign correspondent, covering the Nordic countries. In the years 2012 to 2014 he was correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and today writes as a self-employed for media as Focus, art, Kunstzeitung and others.

In 2015 he received the Norwegian-German Willy-Brandt-award, which earlier had been given to Egon Bahr, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jostein Gaarder as well as Jan Garbarek.

Contact: Tel.: +45 50 121 005 Mail: bomsdorf@weltreporter.net



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