Nordic Council

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Working languages Danish
Norwegian
Swedish
SeatCopenhagen
General SecretaryFrida Nokken
Area
 - Members
 - With Greenland
Ranked 19th
1,318,412 km
3,493,000 km (7th)¹
Population
 - Total
 - Density
Ranked 45th
24,299,610
18.7/km² (6.9/km²)¹
Foundation1952 (1971
CurrenciesDanish krone
Norwegian krone
Icelandic krna
Swedish krona
Euro (Finland)
Time zoneUTC 0 to +2 (-3)¹
¹ Including Greenland
² Nordic Council of Ministers

The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers is a cooperation forum for the governments of the Nordic countries. It was established following World War II and its first concrete results was the introduction in 1952 of a common labour market, social security, and free movement across borders without passports for the countries' citizens.

Members of the Council include:


The Nordic Council has offices in Copenhagen and various installations in each separate country. The council does not have any formal power on its own, but each government has to implement any decisions through its country's legislative assembly (parliament). With Denmark, Norway, and Iceland being members of NATO, Sweden being neutral, and Finland having had cooperation treaties with then Soviet Union, the Nordic Council has not been involved in any military cooperation.

The Nordic Council uses Swedish, Danish and Norwegian as its working languages.

The original Nordic Council concentrates on inter-parliamentary co-operation. The Nordic Council of Ministers, founded in 1971, is responsible for inter-governmental co-operation.

In the 1960s there were plans to develop the Nordic cooperation into an organisation similar to the European Economic Community. A treaty was negotiated to establish a new organisation, NordEk headquartered in Malm. Though ultimately it was the case that Finland did not dare to ratify the treaty due to its special relationship to the Soviet Union. Without Finland the idea was defunct, and Norway and Denmark chose to apply for membership in the EEC. Denmark became a member of the EEC in 1973, but Norway rejected accession in the same year, in a referendum. Sweden did not apply due to its non alliance policy, which was aimed at preserving neutrality.

Sweden and Finland joined the European Union in 1995.

See also: Scandinavian defense union

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Nordic Council Logo of the Nordic Council
Denmark | Finland | Iceland | Norway | Sweden
Associate members
land | Faroe Islands | Greenland
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