Nordic leaders to meet in East Iceland

egilsstadir_icelandThe annual meeting of Nordic Prime Ministers will take place this year in Egilsstadir, eastern Iceland on 14-15 June.

Iceland takes charge of the Council of Nordic Ministers this year, meaning that Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has to host the spring meeting. The meeting will also be attended by Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the new Danish Prime Minister; Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway; Frederik Reinfeldt, the Swedish Prime Minister and Matti Vanhanen, the Prime Minister of Finland.

Along with the Prime Ministers, Halldor Asgrimsson, chairman of the Council of Nordic Ministers and Sinikka Bohlin, President of the Nordic Council will also attend the meeting, reports.

According to a press release from the Nordic Council, the meeting will touch on a variety of important issues affecting the Nordic nations – among them the topic of Iceland’s preparations for a possible European Union application.

The last pan-Nordic meeting of Prime Ministers took place in Iceland this February.

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