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Nordic border obstacles higher on the political agenda

Denmark’s new government has talked about it, the Finnish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers has done something about it and when Norway takes over the presidency there will be increased attention from the Nordic prime ministers, Nordic parliamentarians and not least the responsible ministers. All wish to improve free movement within the Nordic region.

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Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Coordination Ewa Björling has a soft spot for mines

Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Coordination Ewa Björling has a soft spot for mines

“We want to do something for the mining industry. There has never been Nordic cooperation in that field. Right now there’s a Klondike situation for mining in Sweden, Norway and Finland. If you include Greenland there’s a great Danish interest too,” says Ewa Björling, Sweden’s Minister for Nordic Cooperation.

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Ole Norrback: Border obstacles are all about political will

Ole Norrback: Border obstacles are all about political will

While Nordic politicians talk about the challenges of globalisation and how to turn the Nordic region into a dynamic region of growth, new border obstacles emerge to complicate lives of citizens and businesses alike.

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The ten most serious border obstacles

Border obstacles are not only things that make it difficult for Nordic citizens to settle down and work in a different Nordic country from their own. They are also problems which arise when you move back home, when you fall ill or when you need to draw your pension. NLJ and the Freedom of Movement Forum have drawn up a list of the ten most important border obstacles for working life.

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New ways of life increase need for Nordic ombudsman

New ways of life increase need for Nordic ombudsman

Border obstacles have been on the political agenda since the Common Nordic Labour Market was established in 1954. When one obstacle is removed, another pops up.

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Free workplace language training in Denmark

Free workplace language training in Denmark

All foreigners with permanent residency in Denmark are entitled to Danish language lessons. Many language courses are held in the workplace, and businesses see the benefits of in-house language training.

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Nordic region's anti-social dumping drive

The fight against some Eastern European workers' bad working conditions in the Nordic countries depends on better information.

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FMs Lavrov and Støre call border agreement small yet important

FMs Lavrov and Støre call border agreement small yet important

Norway's and Russia's Foreign Ministers signed an agreement on 2 November making it much easier for 9,000 Norwegians and 45,00o Russians to visit each other.

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The changes hidden behind the smokescreen

The changes hidden behind the smokescreen

As the Iron Curtain came down, contacts between the Nordic region and Russia multiplied. Yet the image of the Eastern neighbour needs updating, even in the part of the Nordic region which has enjoyed the friendliest relationship - the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger on the border with Russia. The nickel plant across the border has been a smokescreen both literally and figuratively.

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Russian Arcady's weekly commute to Finland

Russian Arcady's weekly commute to Finland

Many travel the 400 kilometres between Helsinki and St Petersburg on business. Yet despite improved communications, a common labour market still is some time away.

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Theme: Opening up the Northern borders

Theme: Opening up the Northern borders

People in the Nordic region are used to visa-free travel and a common labour market, while the relationship with Russia has been characterised by closed opportunities. But these are new times. People in the Northern border region want freedom to travel and work in each other's countries. A visa-free zone could be the beginning of the tearing down of those barriers.

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The hunt for highly skilled labour

The hunt for highly skilled labour

How do you remain competitive when everybody wants to attract the highest qualified labour? Nordic Labour Journal has travelled around the world to hear both authorities and migrants state their case.

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Nordic region balancing the need for labour and risk of dumping

It's a balance all the Nordic countries need to strike when they want to attract highly competent labour: how do employers gain easier access to necessary manpower, and how should countries protect their labour markets against social dumping?

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Joint Nordic drive for more foreign labour

Nordic cooperation could help market the region as an attractive labour market for highly educated third-country nationals.

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Indians discover there's more to Denmark than dairies

Indians discover there's more to Denmark than dairies

Denmark opened a Workindenmark office in New Dehli in October 2008. Now some Indians are slowly getting to know about this Nordic country. Danish authorities are holding back a larger recruitment campaign until they have more knowledge about what career opportunities exist for Indians in Denmark.

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Finland's welfare system appeals to Indian IT engineers

Finland's welfare system appeals to Indian IT engineers

Indian IT engineers Naveen Kumar Korupolu (32) and Basa Ravikiran (33) arrived in Helsinki from Hyderabad with their families five years ago. They have successfully fought off both long, dark winters and cultural differences. Finns are nice and life feels safe.

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Towards a common EU integration policy

Integration policy is a national responsibility within the EU, but the Swedish presidency has made an effort to make it easier to compare just how well member states integrate new arrivals.

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Immigration amplifies differences between Nordic countries

Immigration amplifies differences between Nordic countries

One of the things separating the Nordic countries from each other is what immigrant groups they have attracted, and how long they have stayed. Compared to many other European countries though, they have something in common: the refugee percentage is high.

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Helping new arrivals realise their dreams

Helping new arrivals realise their dreams

"I have been thinking lately that I have experience many others lack, which allows me some degree of authority to speak on what works and what doesn't when it comes to integration policy," says Nyamko Sabuni, Sweden's Minister for Integration and Gender Equality.

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Immigration policy change: from humanism to pragmatism

The term refugee could be disappearing. People are deemed immigrants and allowed in if a country feels they could be useful. Current demography dictates a stimulation of labour immigration, while asylum policies are being tightened. Europe's migration policy is changing shape.

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