Finland — An EU Member with a Small State Identity

  title={Finland — An EU Member with a Small State Identity},
  author={T. Tiilikainen},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  pages={73 - 87}
  • T. Tiilikainen
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Journal of European Integration
Abstract Finland’s small state identity means rules, norms and institutions matter. Also its other identity is one of a state–centric, sovereignty–oriented country. Since joining the EU, Finland has embraced the Community approach, has cooperated intensely with others and has had a unified approach to EU matters internally. Sometimes the stress on cooperation and Community has clashed with the emphasis on maintaining sovereignty, but normally a compromise has allowed Finland to work closely… Expand
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