9-10th of November ministers, government representatives and politicians of the EU met for a conference in Monaco to discuss recent development in the Arctic area. The SAON process got strong support from the stage, but also in the final declaration.
In it's communication "THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE ARCTIC REGION" the European commission states that the EU should contribute to support the establishment of the Sustained Arctic Observing Network.
The Eighth Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region encourage national governments, the Arctic Council and institutions of EU to implement the SAON recomendations. Read the full conference statement
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