“Europe’s lack of leadership: Is it the smaller states’ time to shine?”, Minna Ålander (FIIA, Finland)

Russia’s war in Ukraine has raised questions about who is fit to lead Europe. While it is too early to predict a shift of power to Europe’s Northeast, the smaller EU member states have an opportunity to adopt a more proactive stance on shaping EU policy, as Europe recalibrates its relations with Russia and prepares for a major enlargement.

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