Nordic cooperation vital post COVID-19

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 14.4.2020 11.37
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Mika Lintilä

The Nordic Ministers of business met on Friday April 3 2020, to discuss ways to focus on a cross-Nordic approach to re-energising the trade, industries, tourism, service sectors and innovative fo-cused companies in the Nordic countries following the COVID-19 pandemic.

All the Nordic countries have been dealing with the challenges presented by COVID-19, economical as well as social. The actions taken now will be decisive in how the Nordic countries will succeed in moving on once this demanding period passes and we are back to business as usual.

The world as we know it may be changed forever, but the Nordic Ministers are confident that the Nordic countries can take a leading role in adapting to this new reality relying on our common Nordic values as well as our unwavering focus on sustainability and integration.

To this effect, the Nordic Ministers agreed to establish a cross-Nordic working group focusing on a fast track process to define a roadmap for areas where the Nordic countries can work together with the aim of rebooting their respective economies post-COVID-19, assisted by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Inquiries:

Nina Alatalo, Adviser to Minister (EU and International Affairs), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment,tel. +358 29 504 7171
Venja Henningsen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7195