Publikation Soziale Bewegungen / Organisierung The Left Alliance of Finland and the European Union - an enigmatic relationship



Buch/ Broschur


Oktober 2003


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Presented at the 4th European Conference of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Warsaw, October 29 – 31, 2003

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges that Finland’s joining the European Union year 1995 lifted up for the Left Alliance (LA) in Finland. The situation is enigmatic to the party because the leadership looks at the EU primarily as a possibility whereas majority of the supporters of the party see EU primarily as a threat to the values which they hold as important. Before discussing the EU policies of LA, I give some more general background information about Finland and the Left Alliance. ...

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