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    1. July 28, 2016

      Trump’s campaign comments strike particular fear in Baltics

      America’s presidential campaign has been a dispiriting affair for many of its citizens. But for the trio of Baltic...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Cyber threats prompt Estonia to set up UK data centre

      Fearful of Russian cyber attack or invasion, the Baltic state of Estonia is planning to make a virtual copy of itself —...

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    1. July 21, 2016

      Latvia’s president calls on EU to present united front

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU serves as a warning to the rest of the bloc that they must adopt a more vigorous and...

    2. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Eurozone industrial production takes surprise dip

      The euro area’s factories made a sharp pull-back in May. New data from Eurostat shows that industrial production fell...

    3. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Germany helps drive rise in eurozone wages

      Wages in the eurozone recorded a healthy rise in the first quarter of the year, in a welcome boost for the bloc’s...

    4. June 14, 2016

      Nato sets out plan to put troops on eastern flank

      Nato defence ministers have fleshed out a plan to send troops to the alliance’s eastern flank in a bid to deter...

    5. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Poland lags in EU jobs rankings

      Poland held the ignominious title of the having the worst jobs growth in the EU at the start of the year, as employment...

    6. June 3, 2016

      The Baltic battlefield for warring economic tribes

      The small group of global investors who bet heavily on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian equities have had their...

    7. May 26, 2016

      Estonia calls for Patriot shield to deter Russia in Baltic region

      Patriot missiles are needed in the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion, Estonia’s defence chief has warned. As...

    8. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Eurozone set to grow, UK and US enter slowdown - OECD

      Economic growth in the eurozone’s largest economies is set to stabilise while Britain and the US are due to enter a...

    9. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Latvia taps market for 20-year debt

      More evidence that European sovereigns are using this period of ultra-low interest rates to push out the average life...

    10. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Boardroom drama but steady results for Swedbank

      Swedbank had its fair share of boardroom drama in the early months of 2016, so investors will perhaps be happy that its...

    11. April 12, 2016

      Baltic capitals still offer scope for returns

      Concerns over Russia’s ambitions to wield influence over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as wider afield continue...

    12. April 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe investors hold nerve as deals roll on

      It is a region marked by concerns over the actions of illiberal, populist governments, worried by clashes over policies...

    13. February 26, 2016

      Nato warned of vulnerability to Moscow in eastern Europe

      A chorus of voices across Nato is warning that the alliance cannot defend Europe’s eastern border against an...

    14. February 14, 2016

      Russian trade hit by sanctions and commodity crisis

      Russia’s trade with the EU’s eastern states fell by almost a third in 2015, as sanctions over Crimea and the economic...

    15. January 15, 2016

      On location: ‘War and Peace’

      The show: No corners have been cut in the BBC’s six-part serialisation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic. The big-budget...

    16. November 26, 2015

      If Schengen fails: Four scenarios threatening passport-free zone

      If the Schengen accord finally buckles under the weight of Europe’s migration and security crises, the world’s biggest...

    17. November 26, 2015

      Postponed flotation damps Latvia’s growth hopes

      Latvia’s first public offering in more than a decade was postponed this month, dealing a blow to hopes that the Baltic...

    18. November 26, 2015

      Funds find a way to wild, wild east Europe

      Edgars Rozentals was among the first generation of entrepreneurs to emerge in central and eastern Europe after the fall...

    19. October 12, 2015

      Poland and Baltic states set to sign deal to build gas pipeline

      Poland is set to sign a deal to build a highly strategic gas pipeline to the Baltic states as part of an effort to...

    20. FT Data

      July 10, 2015

      Datawatch: house prices

      House prices in Europe were 2.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of this year compared to 2014; the fastest annual...

    21. Brussels Blog

      July 6, 2015

      Is Grexit legal? EU lawyers try to make it so

      Greece’s recently-departed finance minister Yanis Varoufakis repeatedly argued that Greece could never leave the...

    22. July 6, 2015

      The way he saw it: Yanis Varoufakis in his own words

      During his time as Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis became a political celebrity, his Twitter feed attracting...

    23. June 26, 2015

      Six high-end homes for tennis lovers

      Prospect House, Wimbledon, London, UK, £16.5m Where On the edge of Wimbledon village, southwest London. Heathrow...

    24. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2015

      European LNG: political wish but economic pipedream?

      Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Crimea, energy security was a hot buzzword in Europe. But while many of the...

    25. June 14, 2015

      US considers plan to store weapons in eastern Europe

      The US military is considering a plan to store heavy weapons and equipment in eastern Europe in response to fears over...

    26. June 12, 2015

      ‘When the Doves Disappeared’, by Sofi Oksanen

      Your country is a war-torn occupied state, passing from one invader to another, then back again. Even peace, when it...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

      Katarzyna Plejnis tries hard not to think of the missile launchers, tanks and thousands of Russian soldiers stationed...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Modern slavery. - Of bribery and banks. - The dramatic rise of life expectancy around the world....

    29. May 22, 2015

      EU offers stronger ties to eastern nations — but cautiously

      The EU renewed its vows to strengthen ties with six former Soviet republics on Friday, but did it with circumspection...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Tied up at the EU summit

      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) makes a joke with tie-less Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

    31. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Greece can't do what EM couldn't do...

      To the dedicated follower of emerging markets it has been clear for some time that the Greek economy is no longer in a...

    33. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions...

    34. May 6, 2015

      Women in eastern Europe lead the way to senior roles

      Taking her seat for her first meeting of the global strategy council of PwC last July, the arrival of Olga...

    35. April 14, 2015

      Russian buyers have deserted Latvia’s high-end property market

      When the vodka flows this summer in the glamorous Latvian seaside resort of Jūrmala, a playground for Russia’s...

    36. April 10, 2015

      Nordic countries to boost defence co-operation

      The five Nordic countries are to step up their defence co-operation as a direct response to the Russian military threat...

    37. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will Russia make a play for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

      By Yoel Sano, Head of Political Risk, BMI Research Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of...

    38. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets...

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