Nordic countries discuss post-pandemic reset for emergency & crisis cooperation

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde speaks during the Foreign Ministers’ statements at the Nordic Council’s session 2021, in the Folketing Hall at Christiansborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 2, 2021. – From November 1 to 4, 2021, politicians from across the Nordic Region will gather for the 73rd session of the Nordic Council in Copenhagen. On the agenda: “What can the Nordic Region learn from the coronavirus crisis, and how can co-operation be strengthened going forwards?”. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)
  • What can the Nordic Region learn from the coronavirus crisis, and how can co-operation be strengthened going forwards?
  • Those are the main topics up for discussion when the Nordic Council gathers in Copenhagen today.
  • Council President Bertel Haarder of Denmark tells Swedish Radio News that he is “hoping for a new chapter in Nordic co-operation”.
Radio Sweden

For more on why emergency preparedness, crisis management and a new Nordic emergency preparedness unit are on this week’s Nordic Council agenda, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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