FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 4 (2015)   

The EU as a source of security:
Finland puts its trust in the mutual assistance clause, but has no illusions about the Common Security and Defence Policy

Published 10.2.2015

Tuomas Iso-Markku
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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With Finns remaining divided over the potential benefits of NATO membership, Finlandís political leadership seeks to strengthen the role of the EU as a security community. At the same time, Finland is aware of the challenges currently faced by the EUís Common Security and Defence Policy and does not expect rapid progress.