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Prime ministers: “We will deepen co-operation on defence”

Nordic co-operation on security and defence must be further developed. That was the message from the prime ministers’ meeting in Oslo today. The prime ministers also want to step up efforts for the marine environment and co-operate on wind power in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Nordic Bridges’ highlights throughout Canada

Halfway through the year, the cultural initiative Nordic Bridges has launched an exciting summer programme that extends long into the autumn. Highlights include the musical acts Eivør, Sigur Rós, Kolonien, and VÍLDA, the visual art exhibition Arctic Highways, the Nordic Dance Short Film Festival, and some of the world’s best contemporary circus performers.

Committee: International sports events are a Nordic thing!

The Nordic Region must take greater responsibility when it comes to international sports events, both in terms of joint applications and implementation of events, but also when the Nordic countries participate in championships in other countries. This is the stance of the Committee for Knowledge and Culture, and it stands by its recommendation to the ministers regarding a Nordic strategy.

Sustainability Committee: “Nordic production of oil and gas must be reduced in the long run”

Against the backdrop of the shrinking Greenland ice sheet, the Nordic Sustainability Committee met in Ilulissat to adopt a position on several proposals with a bearing on the climate crisis. The committee began the sensitive discussion on reducing the production of fossil fuels in the Nordic Region in the long term. It wants to see strategic co-operation in the capturing and sequestering of carbon dioxide.

Indigenous persons are especially vulnerable when it comes to climate change

Indigenous persons with disabilities are a minority within the minority, and when it comes to climate change they are especially vulnerable. That was the message of the Nordic side event at the UN Conference on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York.

Nordic and Canadian ministers join forces to combat harmful content online

Canada and the Nordic Council of Ministers for Culture are reiterating their full support for combatting harmful content online. In a joint statement issued today, they commit to continue their support for international co-operation and to advance their shared democratic values and objectives in multilateral fora.

Cosmetic surgery sector is like the wild west

The Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region recommends that the Nordic governments tighten up their legislation so that only professionals in the health sector are allowed to perform cosmetic procedures. The aim is to improve patient safety.

Committee: reconsider unsustainable savings on education and culture!

The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation should reconsider their decision to finance green investments with funds from the education and culture sectors, as these are crucial for achieving the vision of the Nordic Region being the world’s most sustainable and integrated region by 2030. This is the message from the Nordic Council Committee for Knowledge and Culture as part of a joint statement.

Nordic ministers write to EU about new food labelling

The new European food label must be based on scientific research and not driven by commercial interests. That’s what the Nordic ministers responsible for food policy wrote in a joint letter to the EU.

Committee: reconsider unsustainable savings on education and culture!

The Ministers for Nordic Co-operation should reconsider their decision to finance green investments with funds from the education and culture sectors, as these are crucial for achieving the vision of the Nordic Region being the world’s most sustainable and integrated region by 2030. This is the message from the Nordic Council Committee for Knowledge and Culture as part of a joint statement.

The Nordic Region must stand together in times of crisis

The five Nordic states, the Faroes Islands, Greenland and Åland must work more closely together in times of crisis, according to a declaration the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation will discuss for approval at their meeting in Halden, Norway, on 27–28 June.

Strengthened co-operation will safeguard food supply in the Nordic Region

The spiralling cost of food, energy and fertiliser – a consequence of the war in Ukraine. What’s the impact on food production in the Nordic Region and how can we mitigate our vulnerability? Ten Nordic ministers with responsibility for food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries want to strengthen co-operation on crisis preparedness.

Emerging journalists from the Nordics and Canada report the facts of the climate crisis

There has never been a more urgent time to document how climate change is affecting communities, culture and our planet — and what we can do to stop it. The Nordic–Canadian Fellowship in Environmental Journalism as part of Nordic Bridges offers young, emerging journalists from the Nordics and Canada the chance to dive deep into some of the biggest threats facing the environment today.

Nordic ministers for culture: Protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage!

The Nordic ministers for culture, who met in Oslo in early May, express their great concern about the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ministers condemn the ongoing war in Ukraine and, in a joint statement, call for the protection of the country’s cultural heritage in line with current international conventions.

Here are the winners of the Embla Nordic food awards!

Norway, Sweden, and Denmark were the big winners of the evening, as the Embla Nordic food awards was awarded for the third time. The Norwegian ‘Geitmyra Credo’ - a gastronomic knowledge centre for children and young people in Oslo, ‘The Junk Food Project’ which works with social sustainability in Denmark, and the Swedish beverage entrepreneur Andreas Sundgren are three of the seven winners of the Embla awards.

Nordic language seminar: Can smart apps promote language comprehension in the Nordic Region?

How can technical solutions help to increase Nordic language comprehension? Can smart apps increase young people’s interest in the Nordic languages? What role does English play in the trend of declining knowledge of neighbouring countries’ languages among young people? An exciting Nordic language seminar will be hosted in Reykjavik on 27 June, which will also be broadcast live online.

Nordic Region plays host to political festivals in eight countries this summer

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council are on hand at this summer’s political festivals and invite people from across the Nordic and Baltic region to engage in debate on defence, energy, the integration of refugees, construction, digitalisation, food, and much more. The emphasis in all of the above will be on how to make our communities even more green and sustainable. Things kick off on Thursday 16 June.

What can we learn from the pandemic in the fight against antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is now the leading cause of death in the world. All eyes are on the Nordic Region, which reduced the use of antibiotics in livestock farming by preventing diseases long before the rest of Europe. The Nordic Region invited international experts to a discussion on how to muster the political will to deal with this problem.

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