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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:01

Svalbard

Located between 74 and 81 degrees North and considered by most people the middle of nowhere, Svalbard is actually centrally located in the Arctic.

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At their recent meeting in Svalbard, members of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) agreed to make the following statement:

“SCPAR statement on the situation of Greenland and the Arctic Council

The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region has noted the decision of Greenland not to attend the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, and putting on hold all of its participation in the work of the Arctic Council. The committee hopes that boycott will not be used as a procedure in the future.

The committee finds it very important, that the Arctic Council continues its inclusive character. It is important, that there is space in the council's work to effectively hear the voices of the peoples living in the Arctic.

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