The Baltic Course  

Finland as a part of logistics of the "Northern Dimension"* 
It is well known that the expansion of the European Union will have a strong and long-lasting effect on the regions bordering Finland.  

Russian issue within the present EU agenda
Previously hidden sentiments among Russian politicians for losing the most cherished, already disappearing Baltic part of the former Empire have come to the surface of the country's foreign policy. The EU Foreign Ministers' Summit in Brussels predicted in February that Russia's dissatisfaction and negligence could harm its trade and economic relationships with the EU. Moscow so far has showed no intention to apply the existing free-trade agreement with the EU toward the new members from the former Soviet block.