Type: Archives [short]
End production: 25/06/2012 First transmission: 03/07/2012
The EU is gradually formulating a policy on Arctic issues to address EU interests and responsibilities, while recognizing EU countries' legitimate interests and rights in the region.
The Communication "The European Union and the Arctic Region", issued by the European Commission in November 2008, established the first layer of an EU Arctic policy, set out EU interests and proposed action in various areas. The Council of the EU welcomed the Communication and issued Council conclusions on Arctic issues in December 2009.
The EU Arctic policy is built around three main policy objectives: protecting and preserving the Arctic in unison with its population; promoting sustainable use of natural resources; contributing to enhanced governance in the Arctic through implementation of relevant agreements, frameworks and arrangements, and their further development.
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||Views of Svalbard and views of Longyearbyen, Arctic Region, Norway, 03/2012 (8 shots)
||Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, arriving at the Sun Festival, Longyearbyen, Norway, 03/2012
General atmosphere in Sun Festival (Soldagen) with children singing and musician playing piano (6 shots)
||Various views of Oslo. Arrival of Catherine Ashton. Catherine Ashton entering the Oslo Congress Centre, Oslo, Norway, 03/2012 (7 shots)
||Views of the ice-covered mountains near a little village in the Kongsfjord and general views of Ny-Ålesund: North Pole Hotel in Ny-Ålesund, reindeer, polar geese, polar fox, melting glaciers, Norway, 11/2008 (10 shots)
||The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was inaugurated on 28 February 2008 in Svalbard, Norway, 02/2008;
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, visiting the Kongsfjord, near Ny-Ålesund and observing the glacier (12 shots)
||Greenland: general views of the port of Ilulissat, Arctic Hotel and dog sleigh, 06/2007 (10 shots)