In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe September 15 as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. Democracy means government by the people or people's power. A fundamental idea behind democracy is that the citizens or residents in a country should have the opportunity to exercise political influence, for example, by means of regular elections.
The Nordic countries have successfully bounced back from the pandemic, with their GDP reaching pre-pandemic levels. In 2022, GDP growth ranged from 2.1% in Finland to 6.4% in Iceland compared to the previous year, and 2.7% (Finland) to 6.5% (Denmark) compared to the levels in 2019. While four countries followed similar trajectories, Iceland stood out slightly.
The European Union has set an EU-level target stipulating that the share of young people, aged 15-29, neither in employment nor in education or training should be less than 9 percent by 2030. Four of five Nordic countries participating in the European Labour Force Survey (LFS) met this target in 2022, and the fifth is not far off.
The Nordic region’s trade with Russia has varied over the past twenty years but has always resulted in a trade deficit. In 2022, a possible shift in trade values can be seen. Both import and export decreased, although the trade deficit remained.

The Nordic Statistics database

Nordic Statistics is a collection of comparative Nordic statistics which has existed and been funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers since the mid-1960s. The Nordic Statistics database contains about two hundred matrices. 

The data is gathered from the Nordic Statistical Institutes (NSIs), the Nomesco-Nososco committees, other Nordic statistics producers as well as international sources such as Eurostat, OECD and the UN. For more details read here.