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Today, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde, and European Commissioner Karmenu Vella released the following statement on the EU Arctic Forum held in Umeå (Sweden):

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The EU Arctic Forum 2019, taking place in Umeå (Sweden) on 3-4 October, offers a good opportunity to take a look at what the EU Arctic policy looks like on the ground

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The European Commission, the European External Action Service, and the Government of Sweden will jointly organise the EU Arctic Forum in Umeå, Sweden, on 3-4 October 2019.

On 17 September 2018 the European Commission organised the 1st Arctic Stakeholder Conference, with a focus on "Knowing, developing and connecting the Arctic". The opening session addressed regional stability and cooperation, as well as climate change as the major challenge for the region. The EU engagement in the Arctic was highlighted.
Panel discussions focused on Leveraging Sustainable and Innovative Investment in the Arctic. The Arctic Indigenous Peoples Dialogue discussed on Indigenous Peoples' rights in the European Union and on Sustainable Development of the Region from an Indigenous Perspective.

Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the High-Level Arctic event "A sustainable Arctic – innovative approaches"

On 15 and 16 June, the EU together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland co-hosted the high-level event "A sustainable Arctic – innovative approaches" in Oulu (Finland).

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