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  Nordic countries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nordic countries, also referred to as Norden ("The North"), and as Scandinavia, is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe.
During the Viking era, the Scandinavian countries all shared a common culture, language and religion; Old Norse and Norse mythology, although Finland, due to its different cultural, mythological and lingustic Finno-Ugric heritage is considered to be separate from the Scandinavian grouping.
All Nordic countries, including the Faroe and Åland Islands, have a similar flag design, all based on the Dannebrog, the Danish flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nordic_countries   (848 words)

 Nordic Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Nordic Council is a cooperative organisation for the legislatures of the Nordic region.
The members of the Nordic Council are the sovereign states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the autonomous territories of Åland, the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.
The coordinating organ in Finland is the Secretariat for Nordic Cooperation in the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
www.eduskunta.fi /efakta/PN/main.htm   (1915 words)

 95-03-09: Statement by Nordic Council, Mr. Sten Svensson (EN)
As the representative of the Nordic council I should like to direct your attention to the final document adopted by the council's international conference in Helsinki in January, where it is said that - The international community should see the alleviation of misery and the eradication of extreme poverty as its most urgent task.
The Nordic Council considers that such co-operation should be developed further both within the Nordic region and also in context, to influence developments in Europe and in other countries in the vicinity of the Nordic region.
The view of the Nordic Council is that the Nordic welfare model and the expertise possessed by Nordic institutions in the social welfare and health care fields could contribute to positive developments in the Baltic Sea region.
www.un.org /documents/ga/conf166/una/950309144703.htm   (1948 words)

 Finland - Nordic Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unlike the European Community (EC--see Glossary), the Nordic Council was not a supranational organization, and membership in the council did not affect Finland's status as a neutral nation.
Nordic hopes, in the mid-1950s, of establishing a common market were disappointed, and EFTA was accepted as a substitute.
Finland's Nordic NWFZ proposal was being studied and furthered by an inter-Nordic parliamentary committee, and Finland was always present at the semiannual meeting of Nordic foreign ministers.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-4711.html   (624 words)

 Odin - Nordic cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Nordic Council with its cultural and political cooperation was founded in 1952 as a collaborative forum for the Nordic parliaments and the Nordic governments as compensation for the lack of a political security arrangement.
An informal Nordic security policy community existed during the entire Cold War, and as a result the Nordic states did not only act in the interests of their alliance partners, but also, to a large extent, in the common Nordic interests when the two appeared to be at odds.
The Nordic area is extending eastward and its centre is shifting from the western to the eastern or Baltic Sea sphere, with its links to the response of the Continent.
odin.dep.no /odin/engelsk/norway/foreign/032005-990418/index-dok000-b-n-a.html   (3810 words)

 Nordic Council
The swan with eight wing feathers was adopted as the official symbol of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers in November 1984.
The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers have decided on guidelines for the use of the symbol.
The Nordic Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers and common Nordic institutions that are wholly or partly funded over the budget of the Nordic Council of Ministers have the right to use the Nordic symbol.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/xn_nordc.html   (704 words)

 Nordic Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers is a cooperation forum for the Parliaments and governments of the Nordic countries (otherwise known as Scandinavia.
The Nordic Council and the Council of Ministers have offices in Copenhagen and various installations in each separate country.
The Nordic Council of Ministers, founded in 1971, is responsible for inter-governmental co-operation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nordic_Council   (373 words)

 Det nordiske samarbeidet i historien
The Nordic Council holds its main session in the autumn, while a so-called theme session is arranged in the spring.
The Nordic Council of Ministers was formed following the adoption of amendments to the Helsinki Treaty, which stipulated that the Council of Ministers was to serve as the official joint co-operation body for the Nordic governments.
The Council of Ministers' secretariat in Oslo was to work with all policy areas, with the exception of cultural issues, which were already being processed by a cultural affairs secretariat in Copenhagen, established in 1972.
www.norden.org /web/1-1-fakta/uk/1-1-4-nordens_hist.asp?lang=6   (1484 words)

 Ravenna Proposed Ethanol Plant Questions & Answers
Nordic biofuels intends to provide as much information about their proposed ethanol plant to the public as is possible and reasonable.
We feel the council is under no obligation to meet the demands of Nordic biofuels in voting to go ahead with any aspect of this project, before allowing ample time for the economic and environmental studies to be done, and the citizens to be informed.
Nordic biofuels has made no "demands" on the community or the city council, rather it has offered an opportunity that community representatives believed would be attractive and which they have agreed to fully research.
www.ci.ravenna.ne.us /questions.htm   (4885 words)

 Sports #9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Crested Butte Nordic Council is planning on installing a temporary tipi shelter on the Lower Loop trail to act as a warming station for Nordic skiers using the Council’s trail system.
During the meeting on February 7, Bell explained to the Town Council that a structure on the Lower Loop is a departure from the original conservation easement and noted that it could be controversial.
Nordic Center director Bonnie O’Donnell said this week that she hopes to have the tipi, which is the same as those used by the Crested Butte Academy in a fundraiser last summer, installed within a week.
www.crestedbuttenews.com /sports10.html   (406 words)

 Home :: Organisations :: Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The members of the council are members of national parliaments, are nominated by their respective political parties and elected by the parliaments.
The Nordic Council of Ministers, formed in 1971, is the forum for inter-governmental co-operation.
Most of the Nordic ministers for specific policy areas meet their Nordic counterparts twice a year, though the ministers for defence and foreign affairs hold their meetings outside the formal framework of the Council of Ministers.
www.iwlearn.net /org/profile.php?dcid=831   (216 words)

 Nordic countries - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Nordic countries is a term used collectively for five countries in Northern Europe.
The Nordic Countries are also the member countries of the Nordic Council:
Before the 19th century, the term Nordic or Northern was often used to mean Northern Europe, including European Russia, the Baltic countries (at that time Livonia and Courland) and Greenland.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia?title=Nordic&redirect=no   (737 words)

 SusNord - Nordic Council
Official Nordic co-operation is channelled through two organisations: the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
By 2001, the strategy was presented to the member states of the Nordic Council and formally adopted by the Council in April 2001.
The purpose of Nordic strategy is to complement the Nordic countries' national strategies as well as other international and regional strategies for sustainable development, and thereby help strengthen efforts in the international arena.
www.prosus.uio.no /susnord/nordic_council   (445 words)

 News from the High North Alliance
The West Nordic Council is a joint parliamentary organisation of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
General misconceptions and insufficient knowledge of the conditions under which hunting in the west Nordic areas is conducted have often posed a threat to the traditional culture of west Nordic hunting.
The West Nordic Council has proclaimed 2001 to be the year of traditional hunting in the west Nordic areas.
www.highnorth.no /news/nedit.asp?which=264   (971 words)

 FACTSHEET on NORDIC CO-OPERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In a Nordic context the term "adjacent areas" (närområdena) is used to refer to the areas bordering or close to the Nordic region: the Arctic, the Barents Sea region, the St.
The 46th Session of the Nordic Council - held in Reykjavík in February-March 1995 - conferred a new status on Nordic involvement in the adjacent areas.
In 1994 the Nordic Council of Ministers decided that co-operation measures should gradually be extended to Northwest Russia, which was now included in the grants scheme (education, training, research, job-practice, etc.), while a project-worker was stationed in the Barents Sea region.
www.vtt.fi /inf/nordep/projects/nmr/fakta4.htm   (2000 words)

 Statement by the Nordic Council of Ministers WSSD, Johannesburg; South Africa, 30 August 2002
The strategy contains the long-term goals of the Nordic countries for sustainable development to 2020, together with the specific objectives and initiatives for the period 2001 - 2004 which are prerequisites for achieving these long-term goals in a number of sectors, topics and cross-sectoral issues.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is financing a substantial amount of projects and actions for sustainable development.
Nordic marine areas are to be ecosystems in balance, and the resources of the sea are to be utilised on a sustainable basis.
www.un.org /events/wssd/statements/nordicE.htm   (765 words)

 The Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council
The President of the Nordic Council, Danish member of parliament Knud Engaard, and the Vice-Chairman of the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly, Egidijus Bickauskas, stressed that this was a unique session of two regional parliamentary organisations.
A Joint Statement of the Presidiums of the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council was adopted at the Joint Meeting.
The joint meeting of the Nordic Council and the Baltic Assembly in Helsinki, which has been attended by the parliamentary and governmental delegations of the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, should be evaluated as a very significant part of the cooperation process in the Northern region of Europe.
www3.lrs.lt /pls/inter/www_viewer.ViewDoc?p_int_tekst_id=2552&p_int_tv_id=643   (1366 words)

 NSH - Nordic Cooperation on Disability and the Nordic Council on Disability Policy - About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The activities of the Council are coordinated by the Nordic Ministers of Cooperation and a number of different specialised ministerial councils.
The Nordic Council of Ministers was established in 1971.
The principal mission of the Council is to provide inspiration and make constructive contributions to efforts in the Nordic countries to create a society that is accessible and functional for everyone.
www.nsh.se /in_english/about.htm   (204 words)

 Nordic Council of Ministers --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Council was established in February 1971 under an amendment to the Helsinki Convention (1962) between the Nordic countries.
Ecumenical councils are meetings of the leaders of the whole Christian church (see Church Councils).
Council advising the Australian Government on issues related to innovation, training and education in the fields of science and engineering.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9056105   (815 words)

 Arctic Council | Cooperation in the Arctic Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of the outstanding examples of Iceland's activity was her excellent handling of the Council of Europe Presidency the same year.
It is one of the matters being deliberated by the panel of experts sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and chaired by President and CEO Jón Sigurdsson of the Nordic Investment Bank.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is revising its strategy on adjacent areas to take account of the EU's growing importance in northern cooperation.
www.arctic-council.org /en/main/infopage/29   (2227 words)

 AllRefer.com - Nordic Council (International Organizations) - Encyclopedia
Nordic Council, international consultative body, created in 1952 by Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The council may take up any problem of joint interest except matters of defense.
Among its accomplishments are the abolition of visas, the creation of a common labor market, mutual recognition of academic degrees, and mutual law enforcement.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/NordicCo.html   (184 words)

 Regnor Jernsletten, paper 1995
The Sámi Conferences elect the Sámi Council, and the delegates to the Sámi Conferences are elected by the Sámi Parliament of Finland and by the National Sámi Associations in Russia, Sweden and Norway.
The committee also believed that both the Nordic Council and the governments of each of the Nordic countries might be appropriate targets for the political activities of the Nordic Sámi Council.
The Sámi Council was involved in a motion raised in the Nordic Council in 1957.
www.uit.no /ssweb/dok/J/R/95eicass.htm   (2048 words)

 Nordic Council of Ministers. By Inger Frydendal
Stable and democratic development in Nordic neighbouring countries is given high priority by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The overall objectives for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ co-operation with the neighbouring countries involve i.a.
Nordic Literature and Library Committee (Nordbok) has therefore prepared a plan for a literature and library co-operation with the neighbouring countries over the next three years.
www.splq.info /issues/vol35_4/12.htm   (399 words)

On Tuesday, a delegation of parliamentarians from the Nordic Council countries -- Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark -- arrived in Kaliningrad to participate in discussions with officials and political leaders in that Russian region.
The sessions this week, the first between the Nordic Council and Kaliningrad, are taking place under the terms of a framework agreement between the Nordic Council, on the one hand, and the Baltic countries, Saint Petersburg oblast, and Kaliningrad, on the other.
And third, the Nordic Council meetings in Kaliningrad are likely to be important as a test of the intentions of Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov's promise to "root out" any separatist tendencies in his country.
www.rferl.org /features/1999/01/F.RU.990120135239.asp   (818 words)

 Search Results for Nordic - Encyclopædia Britannica
The 14th Nordic World Cup series for men's cross-country racing was retained by Bjorn Dählie of Norway, with Vladimir Smirnov of Kazakhstan second and another Norwegian, Vegard Ulvgang, third.
The 15th Nordic World Cup overall title for men's cross-country racing was clinched by Vladimir Smirnov of Kazakhstan, the previous season's runner-up.
Unlike the Alpine competitors, the Nordic skiers did not have a world championship tournament in 1996 and thus were able to focus fully on the 17th Nordic World Cup.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Nordic&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (536 words)

 Canada and the Circumpolar World - Nordic Council (NC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Nordic Council, established in 1952, is a forum for inter-parliamentary co-operation between the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and three autonomous territories, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands.
The Nordic Council of Ministers was established in 1971 to support intergovernmental cooperation between Nordic Council members.
The Council of Ministers consists of several individual councils of ministers that oversee the management of over 1,200 projects and activities.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /foreign_policy/circumpolar/nordic_council-en.asp   (331 words)

 The Nordic Countries - The Nordic Council - A part of Randburg
Understanding was reached within the region on the need for a Nordic alliance in economic, foreign affairs and defence matters, resulting in the foundation of the Nordic Council in 1952.
The Nordic Council is a forum for co-operation between the parliaments and governments of the Nordic countries and its purpose is to promote and initiate co-operation between the Nordic countries.
The members of the Council work on numerous committees and are appointed according to the same rules as apply to the parliaments in each country.
www.randburg.com /nordic/overview6.html   (219 words)

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