Tag Archives: Denmark

Environmentalists welcome EU proposal on Arctic – Safety4Sea |

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a protected area around the North Pole which could ban oil companies and industrial fishing fleets from the region, according to Greenpeace. The move represents a clear break from the current positions of ‘Arctic Council’ members such as Norway, Denmark, Canada and Russia who have resisted […]

China Seeks More Influence in Arctic

China will set up a joint Arctic research centre in Shanghai with Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian institutions, building on improving diplomatic ties with Nordic countries, as it bids to raise its stake in the faraway but resource-rich region, reports the South China Morning Post. The launch of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre may signal new […]

Greenland Meeting Highlights Arctic’s Growing Importance | Defense News | defensenews.com

HELSINKI — The multinational dimension to improving security and military surveillance in the world’s vast Arctic region will top the agenda when defense chiefs from the eight leading Arctic nations meet June 11 in Greenland to discuss future challenges. Hosted by Denmark, the two-day meeting will take place in the southwestern town of Ilulissat. Besides […]

The Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, confirms the release of the hostages in Somalia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, confirms that the six crewmembers from the Danish vessel Leopard, two Danes and four Filipinos, are now safe. The relatives of the crew have been informed. The crewmembers will be reunited with their families in Denmark, Chile and the Philippines as soon as possible and are presently receiving […]

Canada, Denmark settle Arctic territorial dispute – The China Post

Canada and Denmark have settled a decades-old dispute over an Arctic maritime boundary, their foreign ministers said Thursday, though disagreement remains over ownership of a key tiny island. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his Danish counterpart Villy Sovndal said in a statement that they reached a tentative deal on where to draw the […]