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Prime Minister Marin presents Finland’s programme for next year’s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication date 27.10.2020 16.30
Press release 678/2020
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At their videoconference on 27 October, the Nordic Prime Ministers and the Presidium of the Nordic Council discussed the state of Nordic cooperation when it comes to public safety. At the meeting, Prime Minister Sanna Marin presented Finland’s programme for next year’s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Marin stated that the Nordic countries are leading the way in the fight against climate change.

“Nordic cooperation strengthens our countries’ national efforts to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Prime Minister Marin, adding, “Our ability to bring about socially equitable change is supported by the Nordic welfare model.” 

Finland will begin its Presidency in January 2021. The Nordic Prime Ministers have a vision according to which the Nordic region will be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. To achieve this goal, the Nordic Council of Ministers is working for a greener, more competitive and more socially sustainable Nordic region. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, topical themes of cooperation include promoting free movement between the Nordic Countries and ensuring security of supply and preparedness for future crises. Finland’s Presidency will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Denmark is leading the cooperation until the end of this year.

Next year, along with the Nordic Council of Ministers, Finland will also chair a number of other Nordic cooperation forums.

Full programme of Finland’s Presidency

Presidency Twitter account: @norden2021

Social media hashtags: #norden2020 (next year #norden2021), #nrpol, #nrsession

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306 and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU and International Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office

Inquiries about Finland’s Presidency: Johan Schalin, Chief of the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation, tel. +358 295 351 781