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This history of the Nordic region from the Viking times to the present.
The fellowship of language is one of the things that binds Nordic co-operation together. Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are so closely related that, with relatively little effort, you can learn to understand all the languages, if you speak one of them.
Nordic citizens enjoy rich, untouched tracts of wilderness, pure water and fresh air, but we must keep a keen eye on our environment if future generations are to enjoy the same privileges. The Nordic countries have a long-standing tradition of working together on matters related to nature and the environment.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official body for inter-governmental co-operation in the Nordic Region. Overall responsibility for co-operation lies with the prime ministers but in practice it is delegated to the ministers for Nordic co-operation.
In practice the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation, on behalf of the Prime Ministers, assume responsibility for the co-ordination of inter-governmental co-operation.
The Nordic Council of Ministers was founded in 1971. Despite the generic name, it actually consists of several councils.
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The Council has 87 elected members. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden each have 20 members. Of these, two of the Danish representatives come from the Faroe Islands and two from Greenland, while Finland has two representatives from Åland. Iceland has seven members.
What is the Nordic Council and how does parliamentary co-operation work between the Nordic countries? Here you can get a glimpse into the 'engine room' and read more about how the Nordic Council works for joint Nordic solutions across the Nordic countries.
We have enjoyed freedom of movement within the Nordic Region for more than 60 years. This is no longer the case. The Nordic Council will meet for a theme session at the Storting in Oslo on 19 April to discuss the impact of border controls on Nordic co-operation
Förra årets vinnare av musikpriset, svenska Svante Henryson, ger konsert under Festspillene i Bergen och de nominerade till priset 2016 utannonseras vid samma tillfälle. De nominerade till Nordiska rådets musikpris 2016 offentliggörs kl. 17 skandinavisk tid.
The national members of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize have nominated the following 13 works for the prize in 2016.
The national members of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize have nominated the following 14 works for the prize in 2016.
This year’s topic for the Nordic Council Environment Prize is digital innovation that supports sustainable lifestyles. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination. The winner will be announced on 1 November in Copenhagen in conjunction with the Nordic Council Session.
De nominerede til Nordisk Råds fem priser offentliggøres i løbet af året og alle priserne uddeles i København 1. november i forbindelse med Nordisk Råds session.
Jon Fosse (Norway), Svante Henryson and Jakob Wegelius (Sweden), Dagur Kári, Baltasar Kormákur and Agnes Johansen (Iceland), and Hákun Djurhuus (Faroe Islands) were the delighted winners at the Nordic Council award ceremony in Harpa, Reykjavík.
The Norwegian author Jon Fosse was awarded the Literature Prize for his work Trilogien (The Trilogy): Andvake (Sleepless). Olavs draumar (Olav’s Dreams). Kveldsvævd (Weariness) at the ceremony in Reykjavík.
The Swedish cellist, bassist and composer Svante Henryson was awarded the Music Prize at the ceremony in Reykjavík.