Balanced Arctic Strategy for the EU

15-09-2020 - 17:49 AFET
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A proactive and ambitious revised EU Artic policy needs to address two major challenges: accelerated climate change and increased geoeconomic and geopolitical competition. This paper, requested by AFET, analyses the implementation of the 2016 EU Joint Communication on 'An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic', the specificities of the EU context and the major geopolitical challenges related to climate change, security and resources in the region of growing strategic importance.