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Nordic political cooperation under review

Nordic ministerial cooperation, including on science and technology development, is to be reviewed to prepare for cost savings scheduled for 2014, according to Norden, a Scandinavian technology network.

Dagfinn Høybråten, the secretary general of the Nordic Council of Ministers, has been commissioned to do the review. The mandate was given to him at a meeting of the council’s Nordic Cooperation Committee on 18 April.

The decision to review cooperation is the result of of an agreement by Nordic ministers to save 5 per cent of cooperation costs in 2014. The aim of the review is to improve the way in which knowledge is generated within the Nordic countries, while improving efficiency and increasing political relevance.

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