As of January 2010, Denmark takes over the rotating presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The programme of the presidency is called The Nordic Region pointing the way forward. Its recurring theme is globalisation, viewed both as a challenge and an opportunity.Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, wrote: “The Nordic countries face the same challenges of globalisation, climate change and economic crisis, and the Presidency will seek collective solutions that serve the whole Region well and make the most of our opportunities.”
The Nordic Region will continue to appear as a green and innovative region, taking a lead in meeting the challenges of climate change and environmental protection. Due to its achievements, the Region will acquire international impact.
The Council of Ministers aims to increase the visibility of the whole region through cooperation with other regional organisations, particularly the EU, the Arctic Council, the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Barents Council.
One of the priorities in 2010 includes countering the effects of the economic crisis, securing the future of the Nordic Region and strengthening the basis for its economic progress.
The Programme for the Presidency was drawn up in close collaboration between the three regions in the Community of the Realm: the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark, presenting the areas they wish to focus on within Nordic co-operation throughout the year.
More information: http://www.norden2010.dk/da