The huge Arctic marine area, consisting of around 14 million square kilometers, which is equal to the size of Antarctica, is the habitat of around 21,000 known species.
Adam Stępień (Arctic Centre) and Andreas Raspotnik (The Arctic Institute)
The new Joint Communication on “An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic” was published on 27 April 2016. The document generally follows the lines drawn in previous EU Arctic policy statements: climate and environment, sustainability and regional cooperation. However, the policy update also shows evolution of the EU’s understanding of its place in the changing Arctic economic, environmental and political landscape