MEPs reject a total ban on oil drilling in the Arctic 

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Greenpeace informs on oil production in the Arctic Ocean. A Greenpeace activist in a Polar bear costume demonstrates for the protection of the Arctic in front of the Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany.

MEPs reject a total ban on oil drilling in the Arctic 


MEPs have rejected today a proposal for a total ban on oil drilling in the Arctic, but called for measures to protect the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem and keep it a low-tension and cooperation area.

Climate change is bringing new environmental and security challenges in the Arctic, as the melting ice cap opens up new navigation and fishing routes, and competition for its natural resources heats up, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday.
“The Arctic region is very sensitive and vulne...


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