The Nordic Prime Ministers met in May to discuss amongst other things future priorities for Nordic cooperation. I presented the Prime Ministers with a status report on their own green growth initiative, which is one of the main tasks for the Nordic Council of Ministers in the coming years. And the task is urgent.
There are approximately 100.000 different chemical substances in use within the EU. We know that some of the chemicals on the market are hazardous and pose a risk to the environment. Such known hazardous chemicals are, to a large extent, regulated and included in national monitoring programs in the Nordic countries.
The joint Nordic electricity market is vital in securing the balance between electricity production and demand in the region. The supply side is already well integrated through the Nordpool system. The Nordic Prime Ministers now want to focus on the market’s demand side by promoting more flexible electricity consumption, making the Nordic region leading in the EU, also in this field.
Taking the world lead in green growth requires the Nordic countries to cooperate, be cost effective and develop innovative environmental technologies that can be exported to the rest of the world. The joint Nordic green growth project is based on eight priorities, defined by a special task force set up by the Nordic prime ministers.
Nordic Cool-festivalen i Washington D.C. är ett av de största evenemangen någonsin som genomförts gemensamt av de nordiska länderna utomlands. Här sammanfattar Nordiska ministerrådet och de fem nordiska ambassadörerna som var involverade i projektet vad man uppnått med festivalen.
- Vi skal udnytte det fulde potentiale i det nordiske fællesskab. I dag sætter vi punktum i en historisk aftale, der forpligter Danmark til at arbejde målrettet for at sikre den frie bevægelighed i Norden.
The cultural and creative industries (CCI) in the Northern Dimension area have an impressive capacity for growth, so important in a time of economic downturn. This conference will highlight the sustainable growth potential in the cultural and creative industries and seek to bridge the gap between the industry, policymakers and potential investors.