August 25, 2021

Denmark & Estonia – Still Close Allies?

A webinar about the state of Estonian-Danish relations organized by Think Tank EUROPA will take place on the 26th of August 14:00-14:45 (EEST) and is open for anybody interested. Kristi Raik, director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Rafael Loss, Coordinator for Pan-European Data Projects at ECFR, and Lykke Friis, Prorector for Education at the University of Copenhagen will discuss if it is the right time to relaunch the close relationship which we remember from 30 years back.

Brexit has changed coalition patterns within the EU – not the least for small member states like Denmark and Estonia. Think Tank EUROPA has organized several webinars searching for potential allies for Denmark to replace Britain – from Ireland to Poland. In this final webinar, they turn towards Estonia and the rest of the Baltics.

After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and during both NATO and EU enlargement negotiations, Denmark was highly active in the Baltic region. However, in recent years, engagement has diminished. In a conversation with Kristi Raik and Rafael Loss, Lykke Friis explores whether it is time to relaunch the relationship. To what extent can Estonia and Denmark still be described as closed allies in the EU, and in what areas, such as digital sovereignty, climate change, and industrial policy, could one imagine closer cooperation?

Please register for the free webinar: www.eventbrite.dk/e/denmark-estonia-still-close-al…

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