The Nordic-Baltic Region: Are There Common Pathways for The Future Cooperation?

  • Hilmar Þór HILMARSSON
Keywords: European integration, small states, regional cooperation, Nordic countries, Baltic states.


The five Nordic countries and the three Baltic States are closely interlinked via trade, investment, mobility of people and banking, but their approaches to European integration are diverse. Within this group of countries there are hardcore EU and euro area member states (the Baltics and Finland), EU members (Denmark and
Sweden) and EU outsiders (Iceland and Norway). Common pathways for the future cooperation in Europe may be hard to find. The methodology used in the article is the case study method. The sources of evidence used for the analysis is secondary data, including analytical reports and scholarly literature, as well as interviews
and direct observation.


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International Economics and Trade, Transition Economies