Nordic and Baltic Ministers: Protect culture and cultural heritage in the event of a crisis

There is an urgent need to step up preparedness and contingency planning for the protection of cultural heritage and for maintaining cultural activities during crisis heightened state of alert or war. That is the message from the Nordic and Baltic ministers for culture. In a joint declaration, they commit to closer collaboration to address the increasing challenges facing the cultural sector.

Difficult questions on the Freedom of Movement Council’s agenda in 2023

In 2023, the Freedom of Movement Council has actively worked on 35 obstacles to freedom of movement, which are obstacles that impede free movement in the Nordic Region. The annual report for 2023 shows that six obstacles have been resolved. The goal is to resolve five to eight obstacles per year.

Nordic Council: The Nordic Region must have a joint plan for the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most polluted marine areas. If we add the climate crisis and problems with invasive species, overfishing, increased traffic, and noise on top of that, it paints the picture of an area in a critical environmental condition. According to the Nordic Council, the Nordic Region must take greater responsibility.