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Breaking the ice: toward a new Arctic policy for the EU

Place du Congrès, Brussels, Belgium

Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 50, paid in cash at registration. Representatives from the European institutions (Commission – Parliament – Council – EEAS – Committee of the Regions - CESE) & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

Lunch Time Meeting

Breaking the ice: toward a new Arctic policy for the EU


The Arctic is undergoing more rapid than expected climate change and the introduction of geopolitics.  Ahead of the Arctic Forum and the Arctic Council in October, as well as the  institutional transition at the helm of the EU in November, the panel will review the changes that have taken place in the Arctic region since the publication of the Union’s 2016 Joint Communication and how the EU positions itself on key issues, especially in comparison to other Arctic Council members.  The debate is expected to lead to a formulation of ideas that could inform policy adaptation under the authority of the next European Commission and High Representative.


Registration and sandwich lunch from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15 to 14.30

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Steven Blockmans

Director of Research

Speakers list
Marie-Anne Coninsx

EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic

Bryndís Kjartansdóttir

Director of Arctic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland

Andreas Raspotnik

Senior Researcher, High North Center for Business and Governance, Bodø/ The Arctic Institute, Washington

Steven Blockmans

Senior Research Fellow, CEPS