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Portugal and Finland head Councils of Ministers

Portugal and Finland head Councils of Ministers

The Corona pandemic has demonstrated that good cooperation is not only desirable but literally vital, says the programme for Finland’s 2021 Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. At the same time, Portugal heads the Council of the European Union where the creation of a European health union will be a key issue.

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Nordic labour law must face the future

Nordic labour law must face the future

Is Nordic labour law ready to face the future of work? New technology and ways of working are already putting pressure on established structures, but experts believe there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Covid threat to Nordic “julebord” tradition and restaurant survival

Covid threat to Nordic “julebord” tradition and restaurant survival

Julebord is a Christmas office party on steroids and a major tradition in Norway and Denmark. This season is already a crisis for restaurants and food providers say enterprise confederations. But at least there will probably be fewer #metoo situations.

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A “Nordic”, independent Scotland post-Brexit?

A “Nordic”, independent Scotland post-Brexit?

The last time the Scots went to the polls to vote for or against independence from the United Kingdom, there was speculation whether an independent Scotland would seek to link up with the Nordic region. Next year things might get serious.

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Collective agreements important for people's trust in the future

It has been trying times for everyone participating in the Nordic exercise known as collective bargaining. The social partners deciding, between themselves, how wages should develop, is one of the pillars of the Nordic model.

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Danish Presidency: The Nordic cooperation passed the Corona test

Danish Presidency: The Nordic cooperation passed the Corona test

Closed borders, economic confusion in Nordic cooperation forums and hundreds of millions of kroner for environment and climate work. These are some of the issues on the agenda for Nordic Ministers for Cooperation when they meet face-to-face for the first time since before the pandemic.

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Has the Corona crisis damaged the Nordic cooperation?

Will the Nordics emerge strong after the Corona crisis, or has their cooperation been weakened by different forces triggered by the pandemic? The answer is, as so often is the case, complicated.

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"Like a Berlin Wall between Haparanda and Tornio"

When the border between Finland and Sweden closed, the entire common market for the whole of Tornedalen disappeared – goods, services, labour and culture. The hospitality and retail sectors are seriously affected. Those who have been furloughed or served notices are starting to fall into unemployment.

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Closed borders trigger unemployment in Sweden

Closed borders trigger unemployment in Sweden

Sweden’s biggest cities have been the worst hit by the pandemic, and in particular Stockholm. Infection rates have remained low in Sweden's border areas, but municipalities there are struggling economically because the borders have closed.

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Christer Holmlund: Teachers' psychological strain a theme for NLS

Christer Holmlund: Teachers' psychological strain a theme for NLS

With the reopening of Nordic schools post-Corona, there needs to be more focus on teachers’ working conditions. They made a big digital leap with distance learning and this has been tiring, says Christer Holmlund, the new Secretary-General for NLS, the Nordic Teachers’ Union.

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