China joins Arctic Council but a decision on the EU is deferred – BBC News

At a meeting in Sweden, the eight members of the Council accepted India, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.However following dissent from Canada, a decision on the EUs application has been deferred.The permanent observers have no decision making powers.The opening up of the Arctic to shipping and oil and gas exploitation has fuelled worldwide interest in the region.

via BBC News – China joins Arctic Council but a decision on the EU is deferred.

 

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