The EU’s Northern Dimension

The EU’s Northern Dimension policy encompasses external relations and various kinds of regional cooperation between the European Union and neighbouring regions to the north. It covers a region extending from Greenland to Russia’s Ural Mountains, but the focus is increasingly on the development of Northwest Russia. Finland and the other Nordic EU Member States are active in the EU’s Northern Dimension work, together with Russia, Norway and Iceland.

In November 2006 the parties to the Northern Dimension approved a renewed Northern Dimension policy that will particularly intensify collaboration on transport, logistics and energy issues, while continuing the work of the partnerships on environmental, social and health issues.

Further information

Ms Nilla Möller, senior adviser
Tel. +358 (0)295 16 2335
Email: forename.surname(at)

Updated 22.10.2013

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