Nordic Horizons Blog

2: Pint-sized Nordic democracy

Scotland has the largest units of 'local' government in the developed world with just 32 councils for 5.3 million folk. Norway has almost 400 councils for roughly the same population. The Faroes - wit...Read More

1: NATO, Nordics and Russian Aggression

Three Nordic experts discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine and the way it is unravelling 70 years of neutrality and non-alignment in Scandinavia. It deals with opinion polls suggesting most Swedes and...Read More

PODCAST: NATO membership for Finland & Sweden – the end of Baltic neutrality??

This podcast was produced after a fascinating online Nordic Horizons meeting in March 2022, eight weeks before the Swedish and Finnish premiers announced their intention to join NATO. It explores thei...Read More

NEW PODCAST Powerful pint-sized Nordic democracy

Scotland has the largest units of ‘local’ government in the developed world with just 32 councils for 5.3 million folk. Norway has almost 400 councils for roughly the same population. The ...Read More

PODCAST – How Denmark & Sweden heat homes without mains gas

None of Scotland’s Nordic neighbours depends on gas for heating – but 85% of Scottish homes do. How did they jump this green hurdle & what can Scotland learn? Norway actually exports g...Read More

It’s all change at Nordic Horizons

Lily Greenan is stepping down after a decade of organising many of the 60 in-person events we’ve held in the Scottish Parliament and other Edinburgh venues since 2010.

The Great Green Danes have become UN climate champions 2021

People often wonder what happens to Nordic Horizons speakers – in the case of Samsø and Søren Hermansen – they just keep going from strength to strength. The tiny Danish island has just be...Read More

Electric Dreams

Electric cars in Norway have risen to a record 54% market share, making this Nordic country the first in the world where the sale of electric cars has outstripped any other type for a full year. It...Read More

How are Nordic neighbours managing Covid?

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