The Independent Barents Observer published an article titled, “In Times of Trouble, Hard Work Keeps the Arctic Stable” The article reads in part as follows;
“We should not be naive, because there are developments also in our region that we have to be mindful of,” Eriksen Søreide underscored in the panel debate at Arctic Frontiers. The conference is likely the world’s largest gathering on northern policy, economics and science developments with about 3,000 participants in Tromsø this week.
Unlike previous Arctic Frontiers sessions, hard talks on the more tense relations with Russia were openly discussed on stage.
High north – low tension has been a slogan for Norway since the end of the Cold War. Now, however, a growing fear of cold security winds from other regions is blowing north.
“It is a stable region because we work for it. It’s really hard work,” Ine Eriksen Søreide said and continued by blessing the Arctic Council. “I think the Arctic Council maybe is one of the biggest and most important keys to make that happen. “