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The history of the Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council of Ministers was established in 1971 after an attempt at Nordic economic co-operation, the so-called Nordek, had failed the year before. Denmark and Norway voted on membership of the EF in 1972, and one of the goals of the Nordic Council of Ministers was to maintain Nordic co-operation, in the event that some of the Nordic countries also became EF members.
History of the Nordic Council of Ministers
The Nordic Council of Ministers was founded in 1971, a year after an attempt to set up a Nordic economic community (Nordek) hit the rocks. In 1972, Denmark and Norway were due to hold referenda on membership of the EEC in 1972, and one of the objectives of the the Council of Ministers was to maintain co-operation even if some of the countries joined the EEC as well.

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