Finland has redefined its security interest, leading it inexorably towards NATO membership. If Sweden joins too, a significant new regional grouping within the alliance could emerge.
There are three main reasons Finland could eventually join NATO. But none of them are strong enough to bring about a change – yet.
Recent signs that Finland has joined the “frugal four” are overstated, but one member of the group may well be its closest coalition partner.
Finland’s presidency of the EU this year may turn out to be more reformist than many expect – including even Finland itself
The European Union’s spending priorities in the next budget round could support both NATO’s changing defence requirements, and the EU’s standing with its own citizens, says ECFR Council Member Hanna Ojanen