NATO seminar on the High NorthSeminar 21 June: NATO Parliamentary Assembly met in Tromsø for the seminar "Changes in the High North: implications for NATO and beyond"
NATO Parliamentary Assembly is a inter-parliamentary organisation of legislators from NATO members as well as 14 associate members. It provides a critical forum for international parliamentary dialogue on an array of security, political and economic matters and its principal objective is to foster mutual understanding among Alliance parliamentarians of the key security challenges facing the transatlantic partnership.
21 June the Assembly met in Tromsø, Norway, to discuss the following topics:
- Evolving economic and strategic trends in the High North
- Climate science and negotiations
- The legal/institutional framework of the Arctic and lessons learned from the Norwegian-Russian agreement
- Consequence management in the Arctic
- External actors: what role for NATO and the EU
- Nordic defence co-operation
The key note presentation was given by Jonas Gahr Støre, the Norwegian foreign minister.The speakers also included Geopolitics researcher Paal Sigurd Hilde from IFS and programme associated Clive Archer, Manchester Metropolitan University.See also
- media coverage in the Norwegian newspaper VG here
- seminar report from NATO PA
- IFS researcher Paal Sigurd Hilde comments in the Norweigan newspaper VG