European Union External Action

European Union policy for the Arctic

12/10/2017 - 12:59

The European Union is stepping up its existing action and engagement in the Arctic region.

Be it a frontier or a gateway to Europe, the Arctic is a region of vast importance not only to the 4 million people living there, but also to the European Union and to the rest of the world. The region has a significant impact on our oceans, ecosystems and biodiversity, and has huge potential for research, development, and for international cooperation