23 May 2012
Eurosceptic Big Bang
Finland's EU Policy in Hindsight from the 2011 Elections
This paper reflects upon the Eurosceptic big bang in Finnish politics. The landslide victory of the (True) Finns Party in the Finnish parliamentary elections in April 2011 was expected to affect the country’s policy towards the European Union (EU). The paper first discusses the role of Euroscepticism in the emergence of the Finns Party and then analyzes some of the key challenges that EU policymaking in Finland has faced during the past year.
© 2012 Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
Juha Jokela, Kaisa Korhonen