A new EU report has been published with the title “Autonomies interacting with the EU – Exploring Variations between the Åland Islands, South Tyrol, and the Faroe Islands”. The writer is Susann Simolin, Researcher at the Åland Islands Peace Institute and Doctoral Student in Political Science at Åbo Akademi University.
This report aims to enhance the understanding of Åland’s relationship to the European Union, by comparing its situation to that of two other sub-state entities, South Tyrol in Italy which is inside of the EU, and the Faroe Islands which are outside of the EU, although its core state – Denmark – is a member.
In line with findings in previous research on EU and the regions, it was found that the EU affects all three regions, both the ones within it and the one outside of the Union, but that it affects them differently and in dissimilar ways. Furthermore, it can be argued that the EU has had both strengthening and weakening effects for all three regions, though the advantages and disadvantages they experience differ.
You will find the report here.
You can also have a look this video on Youtube where Susann Simolin talk about her report and her findings.
The report is published as one of the outcomes of a yearlong study of the 25 first years of membership in the European Union (EU). A project commissioned by the Åland Goverment and conducted in cooperation with Statistics and Research Åland (Åsub)
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