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Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain?

The commodities downturn has hurt emerging mining jurisdictions around the world, with Greenland no exception, but the paradox is that it has given the autonomous province of Denmark a test case through which it could strengthen its embryonic self-rule.

Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain? Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain? Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain? Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain? Greenland: short-term pain for long-term gain?

A smattering of houses in southern Greenland (photo: NASA)

Greenland’s Self-Government Act came into effect in 2009, and since that time governments from both the social democratic Siumut (Forward) party and left-wing separatist Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community