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Norwegian presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017

Norway holds the presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2017. Main themes for Norway’s presidency are climate, transition to a green economy, digitalization, energy and integration.

The Nordic cooperation

The Nordic cooperation is among the world’s most comprehensive forms of regional cooperation, encompassing the political as well as the economic and cultural spheres. Including both Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands and Greenland. Based on shared values, the Nordic community is striving for a strong Nordic region in a strong Europe.

Main themes

The three main themes for Norway’s presidency are:

  • The Nordic Region in transition
    We will promote Nordic competitiveness, the green transition, the transition to a low-emission society, integration, and co-operation on health.
  • The Nordic Region in Europe 
    We will work to strengthen our co-operation on European policy. A strong Nordic voice in Europe is good for the region and good for Europe.
  • The Nordic Region in the world 
    We will further develop the Nordic strategic partnership on foreign policy. 

Norway will also take a close look at synergies between Nordic and Nordic-Baltic co-operation.

The complete program for Norway’s presidency you can find here.