Sweden’s FM calls for more EU involvement in Arctic as country hosts EU Arctic Forum

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde (4th from left) takes part in a news conference with ministers from various European countries and from India at the EU Arctic Forum in Umea, northern Sweden, on Oct. 3, 2019. (Erik Abel/TT News Agency/via Reuters)
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde is calling on the EU to increase its strategic engagement in the Arctic.

Attending the two-day EU Arctic Forum, which Sweden is hosting in the northern town of Umeå, Ann Linde tells Swedish Radio that the EU must take a more active role in climate and security matters relating to the Arctic.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Canada’s new Arctic policy doesn’t stick the landing, Blog by Heather Exner-Pirot

Finland: Finnish EU presidency to work on stronger Arctic policy, climate change mitigation, Yle News

Norway: Norwegian, Russian foreign ministers find common ground on northern issues at Italy meeting, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Moscow’s new energy doctrine warns against green shift, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: EU Arctic Forum is hot, Barents cooperation is not, expert says, Radio Sweden

United States: Finnish and US Presidents agree on Arctic security policies, Eye on the Arctic

Jens Möller, Radio Sweden

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