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A Monday in the service of the Nordics

A Monday in the service of the Nordics

Paula Lehtomäki heads the secretariat for the Nordic governments’ official body of cooperation. Yet she has no lifeguards, she cycles to work and gets on the train to open a conference.

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Inspired by TED Talks: Nordic podcast launch in the USA

Inspired by TED Talks: Nordic podcast launch in the USA

Nordic Talks is the Nordic Council of Ministers’s own podcast series aimed at highlighting Nordic values to a global audience. The idea is also to create a lasting dialogue with the rest of the world.

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New profile leaves Nordic traces around the world

New profile leaves Nordic traces around the world

The Nordic Region is attractive, with its 27 million citizens over five countries living in peaceful coexistence. We are far from perfect, but perhaps that is what makes us fascinating. The Nordic Council of Ministers tries to look after all this by creating a Nordic brand.

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"More hard issues should be discussed at the Nordic Council"

"More hard issues should be discussed at the Nordic Council"

Protect democracy, fight fake news and protect biological diversity. These are issues on the agenda for Iceland’s 2020 Presidency of the Nordic Council. Another focus area is to improve knowledge of Nordic languages.

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Iceland: Paternity leave a boost to men’s identity

Iceland: Paternity leave a boost to men’s identity

The Nordic Gender Effect at Work is one of the Nordic prime ministers’ most important projects for the advancement of gender equality. It is considered to be an important prerequisite for a good labour market and for economic growth.

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The Nordics: practical and industrious cooperation

The Nordics: practical and industrious cooperation

At an arrival halls café at Reykjavik airport, researchers Kristin Alsos and Jon Erik Dølvik are sat working. They are waiting for the rest of the group arriving from different Nordic countries before sharing a taxi to Hveragerði, an hour from Keflavik.

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The Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision for 2030

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ vision for 2030

“Now the work begins for real,” says Helle Engslund Krarup, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Secretary General’s office. At the end of an intensive process, the Nordic cooperation has a new vision. But how to execute it, and what must give in order to reach the goals within the same budget? The first answers will come in early February.

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