Greenland imposes self-rule, first step towards independence


The Arctic island Greenland, in their latest motion towards independence from Denmark, has announced that they will be now be implementing self-rule, following a referendum on greater autonomy in November. The motion will allow Greenland greater authoritative and possessive powers to its natural resources.

The movement effectively lets the local government take control of the police and courts, and shifts the island’s official language to Greenlandic (Kalaallisut), but Denmark remains to be the final go-getter in terms of defence and foreign policy matters.

Greenlanders will now be treated as a separate people from Denmark’s citizens by international law.