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The EU’s Arctic Policy: Between Vision and Reality. CEPOB #5.19, August 2019

Stepien, Adam and Raspotnik, Andreas (2019) The EU’s Arctic Policy: Between Vision and Reality. CEPOB #5.19, August 2019. [Policy Paper]

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    > The EU’s Arctic policy statements have so far been primarily aggregations of existing actions, wrapped in high-level rhetoric. > EU policy-makers have not yet developed a convincing Arctic narrative to broadly engage the EUropean public in Arctic matters. > Although no dramatic changes took place in the Arctic in the last years, security questions and high politics have become more visible. > The current main themes of the EU’s Arctic policy – climate, sustainable development and international cooperation – should be kept. Climate change should not be the only pillar of the EU’s Arctic engagement. Policymakers need to propose concrete future-oriented actions for issues such as marine litter. At the same time, the EU should not openly raise security questions. > To operationalize its policies, the EU should re-consider the current institutional set-up of its Arctic policy, including ways to involve the European Parliament and making internal long-term coordination more effective.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Arctic
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > College of Europe (Brugge) > College of Europe Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 15:14
    Number of Pages: 5
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 15:14

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