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Greenpeace: The EU wants to protect the Arctic

The EU Parliament has adopted a resolution that, according to Greenpeace, could clear the path for increased protection of the North Pole and the region as a whole, sending a signal to the Arctic Council, says the organization.

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The European Parliament had the Arctic on its agenda, and the Parliament has just adopted a resolution that, according to Greenpeace, could clear the path to increased protection of the North Pole and the region as a whole.

One of the recommendations in the resolution concerns the establishment of a protected area around the North Pole, and an ocean preserve is a good start, says Birgitte Lesanner, campaign manager at Greenpeace, adding that the adoption of the resolution sends a strong signal to the Arctic Council about securing the Arctic region against pollution:

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