PARTNERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION – What the Finns and the Estonians Think of Each Other?
The proximity of relations between Finland and Estonia has varied greatly over the decades. The inter-war period was characterised by lively economic, tourist, and cultural relations. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia there were few contacts across the Gulf of Finland until the Soviet perestroika period from the mid 1980´s onwards. As Estonia regained her independence in 1991, a major revival of relations occurred. A new level will again be reached on May 1st, 2004 as Estonia enters the European Union.
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