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Strong critique of Danish efforts in Greenland

In a new report, the Danish public auditors voice a strong critique of the Danish safety efforts and efforts related to protecting the marine environment in the Arctic and Greenland, which is increasingly challenged by the heavier traffic in the region.

There are no kind words for the Danish authorities' efforts in the Arctic waters and off the coast of Greenland in regards to safety and, particularly, in terms of protecting the marine environment. Rather, in a new report the public auditors voice a heavy critique of the authorities' handling of the region, where Denmark due to the Danish commonwealth is responsible for handling tasks related to exploration, rescue efforts, safe sailing and the marine environment:

"The public auditors are concerned that the Danish efforts have not in every aspect been adapted to reflect the changing risks for people and environment resulting from increased sailing in the waters off Greenland," says the report.

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