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All Points North: The Scottish Government’s Nordic Baltic Policy Statement

All Points North: The Scottish Government’s Nordic Baltic Policy Statement

Friday, September 29, 2017

ISBN: 9781788512206

All Points North: The Scottish Government's Nordic Baltic Policy Statement aims to strengthen our relationships with countries in the Nordic and Baltic regions by promoting policy exchange, collaboration, and joint initiatives.

Executive Summary

Scotland enjoys a long history of economic,

social, cultural and political engagement with

the Nordic and Baltic regions. Our countries

enjoy parallels in many respects, based

on the northern periphery of Europe with

similar topographies, a mixture of urban

and rural communities and many similar

socio-economic traits.

We have cooperated with Nordic and Baltic

countries for over 20 years on a wide range of

policies and initiatives, reflecting the shared

challenges and opportunities we face.

Globally, the Nordic and Baltic countries are

established leaders across many areas, such

as human rights, the use of digital technology

and innovation in energy production, with

the Nordic countries notable for their social

welfare model.

Strengthening these connections is of long

term strategic importance to the Scottish

Government and supports the aims and

objectives of our International Framework.