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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



6 July 2011: the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) organized a colloquium on Arctic Security. 

The purpose of the seminar was to closely examine the question how NATO and the European Union and its member states perceive security issues in the Arctic and how they, consequently, approach them. After a brief introduction of the GeoNor programme, two of its researchers tackled this question in introductory statements.
Helga Haftendorn, associated researcher of the GeoNor programme, concentrated on the security challenges in the Arctic and explained what role Nato could potentially play.  Stefan Steinicke, research assistant in working package 4 “Defining an interest: The European Union and the High North”, focused on EU member states and analysed their perceptions on the security relevance of the Arctic. Based on the presentations a lively debate ensued between researchers of SWP, external researchers and present diplomatic officials, which was moderated by Dr. Claudia Major. Read the cnclusions from the seminar here.





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