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Denmark in Arctic dispute with Canada

The Danish government is preparing for a dispute with Canada concerning territorial rights for the ocean floor and potential oil and gas discoveries in the Arctic, according to Danish newspaper Information.

Denmark is gearing up to enter the fight for territorial rights in the Arctic and will in the near future, together with Greenland, file a claim with the UN for 400,000 square kilometers of the ocean floor, according to Information (in Danish).

A claim that stretches far into Canadian territorial interests and which comes after Canada in 2013 breached an agreement with Denmark to divide the ocean region equally between Denmark and Canada. According to several sources Information has spoken to, Canada is working to expand its territorial claim, and if this happens, Denmark will do the same, reports the newspaper.

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