Overview and information concerning a grouping of Member States of the European Union (EU) established in 2018 under the designation of New Hanseatic League (also known as Hansa or Hanseatic League 2.0).
This grouping was established by the Finance Ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden through the signing of a foundational document. This document sets out the countries shared views on the architecture of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
The Hansa developed from ongoing cooperation among like-minded fiscally conservative northern European states, in the aftermath of the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union. The so-called Frugal Four - grouping which became known in the framework of the negotiations for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 - comprise some of the Hansa members.
- Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: New Hanseatic League
The Economist, 30/11/2013: The new Hanseatic League
Cligendael Spectator: Analysis, 09/07/2018: Why a New Hanseatic League will not be enough
Bloomberg, 06/11/2018: Italy Gets a Warning From the 14th Century
Chartered Accountants (Ireland): News, 03/12/2018: The New Hanseatic League
The Economist, 08/12/2018: Northern member states unite on euro-zone reform
Spiegel Online International, 11/12/2018: The Sputtering German-French Motor
The Brussels Times, 12/12/2018: A ‘‘Hanseatic’’ success? The Dutch job in blocking Eurozone reform
The Conversation, 04/01/2019: The euro at 20: An enduring success but a fundamental failure
EUObserver, 22/01/2019: What is fate of non-euro EU states after Brexit?
IPS Journal, 28/05/2020: Finland’s new-found commitment to the European project
ERR News, 12/06/2018: Netherlands recruits Baltic states to compensate for effects of Brexit
EurActiv, 02/11/2018: The euro ‘hawks’ want bigger say for crisis fund in cuts and reforms
YLE News, 06/09/2019: Yle: Finland breaks with fiscally conservative EU group
Sweden: Ministry of Finance: Statement, 06/03/2018: Finance ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden underline their shared views and values in the discussion on the architecture of the EMU
Estonia: Finance Ministry: News, 06/03/2018: Shared views and values on the architecture of the EMU
Sweden: Ministry of Finance: Statement, 18/07/2018: Shared views of the Finance Ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and The Netherlands about Capital Markets Union
Ireland: Department of Finance: Press Release, 02/11/2018: ESM Reform – shared views of the finance ministers from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Slovakia
- ESO Records
The Nordic-Baltic region in the EU: A loose club of friends
The Nordic-Baltic Region in the EU 27 – Time for New Strategic Cooperation
Hansa 2.0 – A Return to the Golden Age of trade?
Contending European Views on a New Post-Brexit Balance