The Council since 1969

Nordic Council 1952-

The NORDIC COUNCIL was established in 1952 as a cooperative body of the Nordic countries' parliaments (cooperation had been suggested in 1946). Founding members were Denmark, Sweden and Norway; Finland joined in 1956. Iceland joined.
Unlike the EU, the aim of the Nordic Council is not political integration, but the improvement of relations between the Nordic nations, which share a common policy emphasizing social welfare, the promotion of peace worldwide, a common policy to combat the abuse of alcohol, tobacco etc. .

History of the Nordic Region, from Nordic Council

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First posted on January 4th 2002, last revised on November 8th 2004

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