Denmark Follows Norway in the North Pole Policy

According to the report of the news agency Rizau, the leaked draft stated that “the Kingdom of Denmark is expected to claim the continental shelf at five sites around the Faroe Islands and Greenland including some parts of the North Pole.”

The five Arctic nations, Canada, Denmark (through Greenland), Norway, Russia and the United States have claims on areas in the Arctic region and they are competing for access to vast natural resources in the region. Some of the claims are overlapping, and it is assumed that there are 90 billion barrels of untapped oil reserves in the Arctic.

Norway and Russia have already submitted their claims, while Canada and Denmark have to claim the extended continental shelf to the north until 2014.

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