The Delegation to the Nordic Council

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In 1946 the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian ministers of justice decided to appoint a committee to draw up proposals on co-operation in the future on legislation in the Nordic region. In 1952 the Nordic Council became a reality. Finland joined the council in 1955. The formation of the council made it possible for Nordic parliamentarians to play a larger role in the process of developing co-operation on legislation.

Today the council has 87 members, elected among the members of the national parliaments. The composition of the council reflects the relative representation of the political parties in the national parliaments.

The Nordic Council holds its main session in the autumn.

Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament. The autonomous territories - Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland - also have Nordic secretariats.

Members of the delegation

Head of Delegation: Mandt, Sonja  (Labour Party)
Deputy Head of Delegation: Tetzschner, Michael (Conservative Party)
Member: Asphjell, Jorodd (Labour Party)
Member: Benestad, Norunn Tveiten (Conservative Party)
Member: Bjørnstad, Sivert Haugen (Progress Party)
Member: Eide, Rigmor Andersen (Christian Democratic Party)
Member: Eldegard, Gunvor (Labour Party)
Member: Fylkesnes, Torgeir Knag (Socialist Left Party)
Member: Godskesen, Ingebjørg (Progress Party)
Member: Graham, Sylvi (Conservative Party)
Member: Grung, Ruth (Labour Party)
Member: Holthe, Tom E. B. (Progress Party)
Member: Johansen, Irene (Labour Party)
Member: Lunde, Heidi Nordby (Conservative Party)
Member: Lundteigen, Per Olaf (Centre Party)
Member: Mathisen, Bente Stein (Conservative Party)
Member: Simensen, Kåre (Labour Party)
Member: Skjelstad, André N. (Liberal Party)
Member: Storberget, Knut (Labour Party)
Member: Wenstøb, Bengt Morten (Conservative Party)

Substitute member: Bergstø, Kirsti (Socialist Left Party)
Substitute member: Bollestad, Olaug V. (Christian Democratic Party)
Substitute member: Botten, Else-May (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Christensen, Jette F. (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Farstad, Pål (Liberal Party)
Substitute member: Greni, Heidi (Centre Party)
Substitute member: Grimstad, Oskar J. (Progress Party)
Substitute member: Halleraker, Øyvind (Conservative Party)
Substitute member: Helleland, Trond (Conservative Party)
Substitute member: Henriksen, Martin (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Juvik, Kjell-Idar (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Korsberg, Øyvind (Progress Party)
Substitute member: Lauvås, Stein Erik (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Liadal, Hege Haukeland (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Meling, Siri A. (Conservative Party)
Substitute member: Nesvik, Harald T. (Progress Party)
Substitute member: Omland, Odd (Labour Party)
Substitute member: Orten, Helge (Conservative Party)
Substitute member: Thommessen, Olemic (Conservative Party)
Substitute member: Trellevik, Ove Bernt (Conservative Party)


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See also

The Nordic Council website.