Opinion Factsheet  

L-istrateġija l-ġdida tal-UE għall-Artiku

Opinion Number: CDR 6509/2021
Rapporteur: VEHKAPERÄ Mirja
Commission: COTER
Status: Currently in discussion
Date: 30/06/2022
The CoR opinion will set the CoR position on the joint Communication from the EC and the High representative to the EP, the Council, the EESC and the CoR: "A stronger EU engagement for a peaceful, sustainable and prosperous Arctic" adopted on 13 October 2021;
The Arctic is an area of growing strategic importance for the EU, in particular in view of the aggravation of climate change and increasing geopolitical tensions;
All regions are concerned as accelerated climate change in the Artic has impacts far beyond the Artic (impact on global climate change);
Challenges with regard to appropriately addressing the territorial, economic and social characteristics of the Artic have generated a growing demand for action at EU level. Collaboration, synergies and complementarity between existing programmes and other funding sources have to be strengthened by an integrated approach. Therefore, LRAs should be involved in the coordination of relevant programmes and projects as regards territorial cooperation (incl. stakeholder fora), transport links and sustainable economic development. Laying out the views of the CoR should therefore contribute to the success of future EU actions in this field.