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What is Arctic Five

Handbook of Research on International Collaboration, Economic Development, and Sustainability in the Arctic
The five Arctic littoral states (Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the USA) claiming the leadership in the Arctic Council.
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Arctic Europe Between National Interests and Arctic Governance
Igor Kochev (Tomsk State University, Russia) and Wim Heijman (Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6954-1.ch006
From an economic point of view, melting ice is making the Arctic ocean increasingly important for a number of countries – Arctic states as well as non-Arctic states. Also, the EU has clear interests in the area. This chapter provides a brief description of those interests and its implications on the EU's relationship with the Arctic partners. This note takes seven aspects of the EU-relations with the Arctic states into consideration (i.e., the institutional framework, the EU Arctic interests and policies, shipping, fishing, marine mammals, offshore oil and gas operations, and the EU's Arctic partners).
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