“Staying ahead of the Curve: The Baltic States and the next 15 years of the EU’s foreign and security policy”, Piret Kuusik (EFPI, Estonia)

The European Union has become one of the primary platforms of international cooperation for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This paper looks at the Baltic States and their cooperation in the EU in relation to foreign and security affairs and makes the case for further cooperation among the three Baltic States in their primary foreign policy objectives – Russia, Eastern Partnership and transatlantic relations. In regards to these topics, the mood and attitudes are changing in Brussels and other European capitals and it is vital that the Baltic States do not miss the changing context. Furthermore, to protect and advance the interests of the Baltics, strategic discussions are first needed among the three and their partners with the aim to contribute to European level debates through one voice with shared objectives. 

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