Finland

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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Rein Oidekivi on Kuku Radio: It Is Irrelevant to Ask Which Side Estonia Should Choose in the Tensions Between Finland and Hungary

“Estonia has good relations with both Finland and Hungary. It is irrelevant to ask which side Estonia should choose,” Rein Oidekivi, research fellow of ICDS commented in the Kuku radio programme Välismääraja staged and recorded on 10 August at the Estonian Opinion Festival 2019 and hosted by Erkki Bahovski, editor-in-chief of ICDS Diplomaatia magazine.

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Going Past Monopoly: Developing a Balanced Baltic Sea Regional Gas Market

In the last half-decade, the three Baltic states have made dramatic progress towards diversifying their energy supplies, especially of natural gas. This progress—brought about thanks to remarkable political will as well as improved regional cooperation—has resulted in considerable economic benefit while decreasing the three countries’ vulnerability to outside pressure. Yet, much remains to be done in order to complete the three countries’ internal markets.

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High-level Finnish and Swedish Support for NATO Membership

On 20 June 2018, seven Finnish and seven Swedish former ambassadors, journalists and military officers published a debate article advocating NATO membership for their two countries. The article was published in Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and in several newspapers belonging to Lännen Mediat in Finland.

The article is printed below in an English translation.

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