Freedom of movement in the Nordic region and EU

26.11.2009
The time has come to guarantee even greater freedom of movement for people and companies in the Nordic Region. Barriers to cross-border freedom in the Region need to be removed so the Nordic example can serve as a model for partnerships in the rest of Europe, according to the programme for the Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2010.
The Danish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2010 will devote extra effort to promoting freedom of movement. - People, goods and ideas need to flow freely across borders not only in the Nordic Region, but throughout the European Union, is the clear political message from Bertel Haarder, Minister for Nordic Co-operation, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Haarder stresses that the Nordic region has a great opportunity to make a mark in the EU. He highlights the new Baltic Sea Strategy as a tangible example of how the Nordic countries work closely with the Union, e.g. on research, which is one of the cornerstones of the strategy. - The Nordic Top-Level Research Initiative is the biggest joint Nordic research project ever. It shows that the Region possesses very specific answers to the challenges we face in the north, in Europe and at global level. It proves that we are capable of building up close partnerships and functioning research networks throughout the Region.

Read more about this here:
• Norden.org: Freedom of movement
Press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, 20.11.2009.

Photo: Minister for Education and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Bertel Haarder, from www.umv.dk.
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