Russia may reduce presence on EU energy markets in next 20 yearsBusiness & Economy June 29, 8:48
Top military brass baffled by UK defense chief’s remarks about Russian warshipRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 29, 8:20
FIFA president lauds Confederations Cup semi-final match as incredibleSport June 29, 7:38
Chile edges Portugal with 3-0 penalty shootout win for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup finalSport June 29, 1:38
Telegram included in register of Internet information distributorsBusiness & Economy June 28, 20:56
Putin points to growing activities of foreign secret services against RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:36
FIFA chief Infantino to attend Chile-Portugal 2017 Confederations Cup semis match in KazanSport June 28, 20:27
Lavrov expects US to refrain from creating pretexts for new attacks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:09
Top diplomat says Germany willing to open new chapter in relations with RussiaWorld June 28, 19:28
COPENHAGEN, January 11 (Itar-Tass) - International environmental organization Greenpeace has strongly criticised the government of Greenland for granting licences for oil exploration and production off the north-eastern coast of the island.
Greenpeace’s press release obtained by Itar-Tass on Friday, says that extreme climatic conditions increase the risk of catastrophes in that region.
One of the three consortiums licensed to explore and produce oil in the North-East of Greenland consists of the British petrochemical corporation BP, Italy’s energy company Eni, Denmark's oil and gas group DONG Energy and Greenland’s national oil company Nunaoil, the document says.
In the event of an oil spill in Greenland's waters Denmark will be responsible for the clean-up operation, it says.
The press release also notes that the protest against oil production and large-scale fishing in the Arctic, initiated by Greenpeace organization in 2012, has already been signed by million people.