The European Union and the Arctic
- Developments and perspectives 2010-2014af Adele Airoldi
The report updates to September 2014 reports published in 2008 and 2010 on the same subject. It analyses the policy statements on Arctic issues released from 2010 by the EU institutions, and the EU’s role-building in the Arctic political framework, notably the Arctic Council. It describes how the EU’s role in the Arctic is seen in strategies and policy papers of Member States, and reports on the EU’s relations with other Arctic actors, particularly indigenous peoples. It gives an overall view of the status of the main EU policies with relevance for the Arctic, and identifies the main challenges the EU has to face for progressing towards an integrated and coherent Arctic policy.