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Unformatted text preview: erritory and is searching for evidence. 3. 200-nautical mile (370 km) line: Shows how far countries' agreed economic area extends beyond their coastline. Often set from outlying islands. 4. Russian-claimed territory: The bid to claim a vast area is being closely watched by other countries. Some started to follow suit. Source: Available on: <news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6927395.stm>. If the Arctic indeed contains the estimated resources, this will have implications for Russia, the EU and Norway. The strategic focus of Russia, and also partially of the EU, will move to the North. Western Europe will have to rely on Russian supplies from this area for the foreseeable future (Bingen, 2008). A “little local problem,” Norilsk Nickel A current Russian-Norwegian “little local problem” (as a Soviet Environmental Minister used to say) is Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s mining and metallurgy giant and the world’s largest producer of nickel, palladium and platinum.68 Never before has the Nickel plant, which is part of Kolskaya...
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