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Nordic Cooperation: Nordic citizens on Nordic cooperation. An opinion poll in Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden
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2007 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

In 1993, the Nordic Council took a poll of Nordic citizens’ familiarity with and attitude to Nordic cooperation. At that point, only Denmark was a member of the EU, while discussions were being carried on in Sweden, Norway, and Finland about EU membership. Sweden and Finland joined the EU in 1995, while Norway and Iceland began cooperation with it through the EEA Agreement. The Baltic States and Poland became members of the EU on May 1, 2004. The Northern Europe we live in today has undergone political transformations.This is why it has been exciting to have this new poll taken of our citizens’ familiarity with Nordic cooperation, so that we can see how the figures have changed since 1993.Some readers might focus mostly on the figures for their homeland. But as Secretary General of the Nordic Council, I am pleased that as a whole, there is greater familiarity with the Nordic Council and its sister organization, the Nordic Council of Ministers, throughout the Nordic countries. And it is no small accomplishment that a growing proportion of the population mentions the Nordic Council/Nordic Council of Ministers as important national bodies in international cooperation.There are also figures that Nordic politicians will view with interest. There is a widespread wish for the Nordic Council/Nordic Council of Ministers to concentrate on projects that can improve the everyday life of citizens in the Nordic countries.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2007. , 16 p.
ANP, 2006:782
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1687ISBN: 978-92-893-1434-3OAI: diva2:702030
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