Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2022

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“The Nordic community is unique. We share basic values and have great trust in each other. Norway would like to strengthen Nordic co-operation. In a world marked by increasing pressure on the rule of law and democracy, it’s more important than ever to protect the Nordic community.” These are the words of Norway’s Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, in summing up how Norway sees its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The focus of Norway’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers will be on the three priority areas of a green, competitive, and socially sustainable Nordic Region. We will step up efforts relating to the vision, help to increase the pace of the green transition, and ensure that the Nordic Council of Ministers works effectively. Together we will build a stronger and greener Nordic Region.

“Decades of close integration and co-operation have shown that the Nordic countries are stronger together than individually, even in times of crisis. In an international context, we are each other’s closest friends and partners,” says Norway’s Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.

The Nordic Region has the ambition to be a world leader in the green transition, competitiveness, and sustainability. Together, we will act as a pioneering region internationally and contribute to the global community’s fulfilment of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Consequently, Nordic co-operation isn’t just for our own region, but for Europe and the world.