EAEA News 2005-01-14
Nordic co-operation must be revamped!
">"Our greatest challenge is to change the content and direction of Nordic co-operation. The way we have worked in the past does not attract new people to Nordic work," Per Unckel, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers told the heads of Nordic institutions gathered in Copenhagen on Wednesday.
Unckel would like Nordic co-operation to be an integral part of European and international work and serve as a resource for the whole world as well as the Nordic Region.
He would also like co-operation to be more obvious, more relevant and simpler in order to justify its existence. Part of the new Nordic role also consists of finding new and better forms of co-operation with Eastern Europe and a working party will present proposals for future contact with the East, first and foremost with the Baltic States and North-West Russia.
Source: Nordic Council