The Arctic Economic Council held an extraordinary Executive Committee meeting on Monday and decided to move the hybrid annual general meeting from St Petersburg to an online meeting.

Executive director Mads Qvist Frederiksen states that “Arctic Economic Council condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The Arctic Economic Council supports peace and democracy and we deplore the loss of life and the human suffering.”

The Arctic Economic Council was created with inspiration from the Arctic Council as a place of dialogue between nations and people in the north. For centuries people have traded and travelled across the borders in the region. The Arctic identity brings us together both in private and work contexts and therefore it has often been known as the region of high north – low tension.

Four out of five members of the Executive Committee voted in favour of the condemnation of the invasion.

In case of any questions or comments, contact AEC Executive Director Mads Qvist Frederiksen at