About: EU Arctic policy

Arctic Agenda 16-03-2021

The presence of the EU’s Arctic future

The circumpolar North is back on the EU’s agenda as the Commission and the External Action Service are currently preparing an update to the EU’s Arctic policy, writes Andreas Raspotnik. Andreas Raspotnik is a Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute,...
Arctic Agenda 04-03-2021

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

The Arctic is once again at the centre of geopolitical and strategic discussions, mainly for one reason - climate change - and it is imperative to act now, write Virginijus Sinkevičius and Boris Herrmann.
Arctic Agenda 09-02-2021

We want to choose our way of life, Arctic youth urge policymakers

As the EU works on its Arctic policy update, to be published by the end of this year, youth representatives from the European Arctic have called on policymakers to ensure that Arctic youth and Indigenous peoples are included in the actions that will directly affect their futures.
Arctic Agenda 10-12-2020

EU needs to be prepared for rapid developments in the Arctic

The Arctic is a unique region and is becoming more important in international politics. The region is under high attention as the Arctic itself is changing, mostly due to climate change. However, with the attention, also must come the responsibility,...
Arctic Agenda 23-07-2020

With geopolitics in mind, EU opens consultation on future Arctic strategy

Four years after the EU adopted its Arctic Policy, it is preparing work on a new strategy document. In the meantime, the race for the Arctic accelerates. The EU’s new Arctic Ambassador, Michael Mann, appointed in April, told EURACTIV earlier...
Arctic Agenda 04-06-2020

EU’s new Arctic policy still work in progress, ambassador admits

Under the helm of the Finnish presidency last autumn, the EU's new maritime and space policies made special reference to the Arctic region, and ministers agreed to update the EU’s Arctic policy strategy drafted in 2016.
Arctic Agenda 30-01-2020

Arctic countries puzzled about EU’s engagement in the region

Three years after the EU adopted its Arctic Policy, it is preparing work on a new strategy document. But countries in the region are confused about what the bloc really wants. Last December, the Council of Ministers under Finnish leadership,...
Arctic Agenda 28-01-2020

New ‘Arctic paradox’ emerges, as economy and ecology seek balance

As the world pushes for stronger climate measures to stop the destruction of the Arctic, many countries are also keen to take advantage of the region's new opportunities in shipping, mining, drilling and security.