Nordic Day a time to reflect on cooperation shortfalls during pandemic, say some experts

The global pandemic has highlighted cracks in Nordic cooperation say some experts. (iStock)
  • Nordic Day, the 23rd of March, is celebrated after a year of border closures and division.
  • Bertel Haarder, president of the Nordic council, tells Radio Sweden political leaders should do more for people who live close to or cross the Nordic borders.
  • Johan Strang at the Centre for Nordic Studies calls the Covid crisis “an alarm-bell that showed that Nordic cooperation was not functioning as well as we thought”.

Radio Sweden report
For more on how COVID-19 and the refugee crisis has highlighted cracks in Nordic cooperation, listen here to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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Norway: Norway absent from massive US-led multinational drill in Europe next year, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Russia’s top general indirectly confirms Arctic deployment of Kinzhal missile, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Swedish Security Police says there are increasing threats against Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: NORAD modernization to dominate agenda of Canada-U.S. defence relations, experts say, Eye on the Arctic

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