Nordic Economic Policy Review at Nordic Finance Ministers meeting in Washington

Last week of October, during the IMF Annual Meetings in Washington DC, the Nordic Council of Ministers for Finance met to discuss common issues. Nordregio’s Director Kjell Nilsson participated in the meeting since Nordregio had delivered background material to two of the items on the agenda: the efficiency of the Nordic countries’ climate policies and the effects of different measures for better integration of immigrants on the Nordic labour markets. They agreed that commitment and strong Nordic leadership is needed in the first case and that getting into work or education as fast as possible is a crucial prerequisite for successful integration.