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Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Russia, Norway and the High North - past, present, future

Maritime delimitation treaty
27 April 2010, President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia and the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced that an the near forty years of negotiations had reached a breakthrough and that an agreement would be signed. 

“I believe this will open the way for many joint projects, especially in the area of energy,” President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia said at a news conference. “This is a historic day. We have reached a breakthrough in the most important outstanding issue between Norway and the Russian Federation,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. The agreement is subject to ratification by the legislature of each country. 

To read the joint statement - see link to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
See also - Russia and Norway reach accord on Barents sea, The New York Times

15 September 2010, the treaty was signed in Murmansk. 


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