Eager, Pragmatic or Reluctant: Can Common Finno-Ugric Ethnic and Linguistic Links Substantiate Intra-EU CFSP Co-Operation?

CASE Network Studies and Analyses No. 367

20 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2009

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Umut Korkut

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Date Written: April 21, 2009

Abstract

The paper discusses the salience of the Finno-Ugric links in substantiating intra-EU cooperation among Finland, Estonia and Hungary. The focus is on investigating evidence of such cooperation in the EU’s human rights and minority rights related policies towards the Russian Federation and other eastern neighbourhood states. The paper gives an account of institutionalised forms of cultural and political co-operation among the three countries under study. It discusses whether small EU states can coalesce under constructive policy alliances or not. The paper presents the current foreign policy narratives in Finland, Hungary and Estonia and locates the Finno-Ugric narrative in this general framework.

Keywords: Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Finno-Ugrism, EU, ENP, CFSP

JEL Classification: Y80

Suggested Citation

Korkut, Umut, Eager, Pragmatic or Reluctant: Can Common Finno-Ugric Ethnic and Linguistic Links Substantiate Intra-EU CFSP Co-Operation? (April 21, 2009). CASE Network Studies and Analyses No. 367. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392787 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1392787

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