In addition to Finland, the competition authorities of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland participate in the Nordic cooperation. The annual meeting which is held in different Nordic countries each year marks the main event of the cooperation.
Each annual meeting generally revolves around 3-4 main topics. Insofar as this is possible, the topics are chosen so as that issues which would obviously benefit from cooperation are included.
In case of an entity requiring more extensive investigations, a joint Nordic report may also be drafted on the issues. Such reports have been made yearly in the 2000s.
Additionally, the heads of the Nordic competition authorities convene each year to plan and coordinate the cooperation of the agencies. During the years, the Nordic competition authorities have set up special working groups to support the cooperation. At the moment, these include the legal, economic and cartel working groups.
The Nordic cooperation has long traditions. In 2011, the 52nd annual meeting of Nordic competition authorities was held in Finland.
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