Arctic: Remarks by Commissioner Sinkevičius during following the adoption of the new Arctic Policy

14 Oct: Arctic: Remarks by Commissioner Sinkevičius during following the adoption of the new Arctic Policy

(Source: EEAS)

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The European Union engagement in the Arctic is not a matter of convenience or the way to prove our importance in geopolitical field.

It is a necessity. First of all, because the Arctic is home for hundreds of thousands of Europeans. Secondly, environment crisis and climate change already showed us that what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Similarly, global actions and demand patterns do not stay out of the region. Geopolitical competition is growing and the balance in the Arctic has been lost in climate field. We have to bring …