The Nordic Council of Ministers will conduct a strategic review of efforts to address obstacles to freedom of movement, i.e. barriers that impede free movement in the Nordic Region. The aim with the analysis is to streamline efforts to tackle obstacles to freedom of movement.
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At the start of the new year, Sweden began its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which is the official intergovernmental body for Nordic co-operation. A safer, greener, and freer Nordic Region is the basis of the presidency programme, which has a special focus on improving integration and mobility.
Thirteen novels, poetry collections, and short stories have been nominated for the 2024 Nordic Council Literature Prize. The list of nominees for this year delivers a strong literary field spanning the entire Nordic Region. The prize has been awarded since 1962.
A more simple Nordic tax treaty is high on the Nordic Freedom of Movement Council’s list of priorities for 2024, it decided at a kickoff meeting in Copenhagen on 22–23 February.
Following the adoption of a fund for responding to loss and damage, the establishment of the framework for the global goal of adaptation, and the agreement on transitioning away from fossil fuels at COP28, the Nordic Co-operation is preparing for COP29.
On 1 August, Tasso Stafilidis from Sweden will take over as director of the Nordic cultural institution NIPÅ in Mariehamn, Åland.
Governments in the Nordic Region should introduce common principles for Nordic producer responsibility regarding textiles. That’s the proposal of the Nordic Council Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region. The committee unanimously approved the proposal at its meeting in Stockholm on Tuesday.
The prize for 2024, worth DKK 300,000, shall be awarded to a person or entity in the Nordic Region who has made a special contribution to the development of a sustainable construction sector. From today through to 30 April, the public can nominate candidates for the prize.