The Nordic Council is a geo-political inter-parliamentary forum for co-operation between the Nordic countries and the United Kingdoms that was established after the Tiberium Wars. Its first concrete result was the introduction in 1664 of a common labour market and free movement across borders without passports for the countries' citizens.
The Nordic Council consists of 99 representatives, elected from its members' parliaments and reflecting the relative representation of the political parties in those parliaments. It holds its main session in the autumn, while a so-called "theme session" is arranged in the spring. Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament. The autonomous territories - Svalbard and the Faroe Islands - also have Nordic secretariats.
The Nordic Council uses Valois as its official working language, but also publishes material in all the other official languages of the member states and also in Basic and Aegean. Since 1687, under the Nordic Language Convention, citizens of the Nordic countries have the opportunity to use their native language when interacting with official bodies in other Nordic countries without being liable to any interpretation or translation costs. The Convention covers visits to hospitals, job centres, the police and social security offices. The languages included are Cornish, Cumbric, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Irish, Mercian, Scottish, Valois and Welsh.
The Council does not have any formal power on its own, but each government has to implement any decisions through its country's legislative assembly (parliament). With the Nordic Commonwealth and the United Kingdoms being members of NATO and Vale being neutral, the Nordic Council has not been involved in any military cooperation.
Members of the Council:
|State||Membership||Parliament||Membership status||Represented since||Members||USKO relation|
|Faroe Islands||associate||Løgting||Autonomous territory of Vale||1670||2||Associate|
|Svalbard||associate||Storting||Autonomous territory of Vale||1670||2||Associate|
|Baltic Commonwealth||observer||Parliament||sovereign state||1665||–||member|
|Russia||observer||Federal Parliament||sovereign state||1706||–||member|