Same, same but different: The Nordic EU members during the crisis (2015:1op)

The euro crisis has left no EU member state unaffected. European cooperation and solidarity has for many years been put to the test in a way which has no parallel in the post-war period. Financial turmoil has generated economic straits and political shifts in various countries. The responses to these challenges have differed between countries, as well as the political consequences.

In this publication, the policy responses of the Danish, Finnish and Swedish governments to the challenges of the euro crisis are studied. The authors touch on the different financial and political outlooks of the three countries prior to the crisis and discusses how the effects of the countries management of the crisis have affected their relation to the EU.

The publication is a part of the SIEPS research project The political system of the European Union.

Pernilla Bäckman is a researcher in political science at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS). Julie Hassing Nielsen is Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science. Juha Jokela is the programme director of the European Union research programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). Jakob Lewander is a researcher in political science at SIEPS. Göran von Sydow is a senior researcher in political science at SIEPS.