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Speaking to Støre opposite

Norway claims a third of the sea area in Europe. None of the foreign ministers in the Svalbard treaty's signature country supports Norway's territorial ambitions.


[svalbard] – You possibly had a small incident with a fishing boat the other day. We are not completely in agreement with Norway on these questions, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' press service answers the phone.

Constant fishing conflicts and Coast Guard hunting are just the beginning of trouble in the Barents Sea. For what happens on the day someone wants to drill for oil around Svalbard? A bunch of unresolved issues are ready to explode. Ny Tid has contacted the 39 countries that have signed the Svalbard Treaty. None of the countries support Norwegian ambitions and policies in the waters around Svalbard, but several are cautious about speaking out. The loudest protest. . .

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