Cooperation on financial stability between Nordic and Baltic countries continues – Memorandum of Understanding updated

Ministry of Finance 7.2.2018 11.00
Press release

The heads of relevant ministries, central banks, financial supervisory authorities and resolution authorities in the Nordic and Baltic countries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation and coordination on cross-border financial stability.

The Nordic and Baltic countries have common financial stability interests stemming from potential systemic inter-linkages between their respective countries, justifying enhanced cooperation and coordination in maintaining financial stability.

An international setting that brings together the signatory parties of the Nordic-Baltic region is of great value in promoting financial stability in the area, and the parties will benefit from enhanced cooperation and coordination as outlined in the MoU.

The new MoU replaces the earlier agreement between the Nordic and Baltic relevant ministries, central banks and financial supervisory authorities, signed in 2010. The MoU is not legally binding.

Memorandum of Understanding

Further information:

Katri Aho, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs, tel.+358 2955 30214, katri.aho(at)vm.fi
Leena Mörttinen, Director General, tel. +358 2955 30021, leena.morttinen(at)vm.fi