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Party positions on the European union in the Baltic states: do they compete? Do they mirror voters’ positions?

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This paper aims to determine Lithuania’s, Latvia’s, and Estonia’s parties’ positions on the European Union (EU) and to ascertain whether these party positions mirror their voters’ positions on the EU. Analysis suggests that parties in this region have rather varied positions on the EU, with the exception of hard-Eurosceptic views, which are absent in Baltic states’ party systems. This paper also indicates that parties in the Baltic states tend to mirror, with some exceptions, their voters positions on the EU. This suggests that there may be additional factors determining parties’ positions regarding the EU in the Baltics.

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Great Potential But Little Impact: The European Union’s Protection Policies for the Baltic Sea

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Contemporary populism and the economic crisis in western Europe

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Given a threatening new wave of populism crossing Europe, this article examines the link between populism and crisis as a Gordian knot and explores the relationship between contemporary populism and the Great Recession in Western Europe by underscoring how the principal feature of this relationship is the perception of the European Union as a common enemy.

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Mars and Venus in Action? The US and EU’s foreign relations strategies in academic discourse

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Being a Small State: Discussion on the Role of Size

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The Long Road from Neoliberalism to Neopopulism in ECE: The Social Paradox of Neopopulism and Decline of the Left

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A shape-shifting creature dissected: political representations of Jean Monnet in European studies

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Europeanization of the Baltic Parliaments: Expectations and Agenda for Future Research

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Europeanization and development: using open regime theory to assess Lithuania’s post-EU accession

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Radical party system changes in five east-central European states: Eurosceptic and populist parties on the move in the 2010s

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