Northern Countries and EU: Formula and Configuration of Domestic Security

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-6-23-33

K. Voronov, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The integration efforts of five small Northern Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland) and Finland are analyzed in the article. Being a component part of the Big Europe, recently they all of a sudden faced many problems similar to some destructive European processes – disfunction of a social and economic model, negative demographic, raise of political Islam, activation of non-state actors, etc. Despite their modest size and limited resources, these countries also have an impact on common regional macro-trends and the EU transformation in whole.

Keywords: Northern Countries, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice, European Union, internal policy, subregion, security, terrorism, political extremism, Stockholm Program, Schengen Agreement, immigration, customs and passport control, Europol, Eurojust

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Voronov K. Northern Countries and EU: Formula and Configuration of Domestic Security. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 6, pp. 23-33.

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