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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

Defining an interest: the European Union and the High North

Commissioner Joe Borg: Towards an EU Arctic policy

December 2008: The Commission Communication of 20 November on the "European Union and the Arctic" is an important contribution to dealing with the challenges faced by the Arctic, in an open dialogue with the Arctic States, the people living in the Arctic and with other stakeholders.

The Communication aims at developing an EU Arctic policy to better coordinate EU policies in areas such as environment, energy, research, fisheries and external relations, which have an impact on the Arctic region. The emerging policy should meet three main policy objectives:

  • Protecting and preserving the Arctic in unison with its population
  • Promoting sustainable use of resources
  • Contributing to enhanced Arctic multilateral governance.

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