Monday February 17, 2020

Sweden 2019: Harking back to Hanseatic times

The EU needs as many ‘groups within the group’ as possible to help secure its project, and Sweden and Ireland are at the heart of a new alliance

2nd June, 2019

The New Hanseatic League is an informal alliance of EU countries, a club within a club, to defend regional interests and economic priorities. It comprises eight countries – the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ireland. Stronger together, perhaps. But how strong?

Its formation echoes the ideas behind the original Hanseatic League, an alliance of cities in northern Europe which formed around the 12th century and flourished for the best part of 300...

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