Nordic border controls

Nordic border controlsNordic flags outside the Storting. Photo: Nordic Council / Magnus Fröderberg.

What impact border controls will have on Nordic co-operation is one of the items on the agenda when the Nordic Council’s spring theme session takes place in the Storting on Tuesday 19th April.


Open borders

For more than 60 years there has been freedom of movement within the Nordic Region. Yet on 1st January 2016, as a consequence of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, Denmark introduced passport controls at its border with Sweden. Although this is a temporary measure, the Nordic countries are currently debating a variety of questions relating to border controls, including the proposal for a common Nordic external border. READ MORE about Nordic border controls


Source: / Norway Today