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European Strategic Autonomy: Operationalising a Buzzword

European Strategic Autonomy (ESA) is currently the subject of some debate and controversy. While this issue has been on the table since at least the 1990s, it was reinvigorated by the publication of the EU Global Strategy in 2016, itself a response to fundamental developments in European security.

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Erkki Bahovski to Danas: Finland is Taking Steps to Defend EU Unity and Values

“Ever since Finland joined the EU in 1995 it has always advocated the EU unity, because it helps Finland to withstand Russian pressure. So, it is very logical that Finland is taking these perhaps extremist steps to defend EU unity and values, because Hungary is clearly dismantling the EU unity and that, of course, is beneficial for Russia,” Erkki Bahovski, editor-in-chief of ICDS Diplomaatia magazine commented on the Hungarian-Finnish row to the Serbian daily newspaper Danas.

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