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  1. March 12, 2014

    Crimea occupation casts shadow of 1940 over Baltic nations

    Russia’s occupation of Crimea has drawn plenty of historical comparisons from the build-up to the first world war in 1914...

  2. March 7, 2014

    Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

    For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

  1. October 7, 2013

    Minister praised Thatcher’s ‘looks, charm and bearing’

    Margaret Thatcher’s ability to reduce political opponents to rubble was renowned but new evidence is available that she was...

  2. July 2, 2013

    Lithuania’s president warns of Russia’s rising influence in east

    As she takes the helm of the EU’s rotating presidency, Lithuania’s president has a message for her fellow European leaders:...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Indonesia borrows $3bn at record low cost * N Korea urges foreigners to leave Seoul * Chinese inflation slows sharply in...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2013

    London headlines

    * Chinese inflation slows sharply in March * Sundance calls off takeover by Hanlong * Emerging markets’ thirst for coffee...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2013

    People's Daily lauds Iron Lady

    Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday, was more popular abroad than she was at home – and the emerging markets were no...

  6. February 5, 2013

    Romania and Lithuania back fracking

    Romania and Lithuania have followed Ukraine in giving high-level backing to shale gas exploration, in a sign the political...

  7. October 29, 2012

    Lithuania’s new coalition vetoed by president

    Lithuania was plunged into post-election turmoil after the Baltic country’s president vetoed the choice of a centre-left...

  8. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2012

    The Iron Lady

    Meet Gina Rinehart. She’s the richest person in Australia, and if the iron ore price holds, the daughter of Australian...

  9. January 22, 2010

    Lithuania’s foreign minister steps down

    By Andrew Ward in LondonLithuania’s foreign minister resigned on Thursday amid a dispute over the Baltic country’s hosting...

  10. October 2, 2009

    Lunch with the FT: Dalia Grybauskaite

    Midway through my lunch with Dalia Grybauskaite, I feel a strange urge to launch myself at her. It is not that I am...

  11. The World

    August 4, 2009

    Europe prepares for a Baltic blast

    A writer who projects emotions on to the weather is guilty of the “pathetic fallacy”. But, at the risk of sounding both...

  12. Brussels Blog

    July 31, 2009

    European news round-up: Friday

    The Spanish press is dominated by Eta’s attack in Mallorca, which left two police officers dead. El País reports that José...

  13. July 31, 2009

    With Fulham FC in Lithuania

    Gideon Rachman's blog: Over the last couple of years I have been gradually transferring my loyalties from Chelsea football...

  14. July 31, 2009

    Lithuania hints at IMF approach

    Lithuania's new president has admitted that her country could be forced to seek help from the International Monetary Fund...

  15. July 31, 2009

    Lithuania president admits prospect of IMF loan if money raising fails

    Lithuania's new president has admitted that her country could be forced to seek help from the International Monetary Fund...

  16. July 30, 2009

    Lithuania may need IMF loan, says president

    Lithuania’s new president has admitted that her country could be forced to seek help from the International Monetary Fund if...

  17. The World

    July 29, 2009

    With Fulham football club in Lithuania

    Over the last couple of years I have been gradually transferring my loyalties from Chelsea football club to Fulham. Fulham...

  18. May 21, 2009

    Press on with structural reform now, new EU members urged

    The European Union's new member states should use the economic crisis to make essential reforms - rather than beg for...

  19. May 18, 2009

    Lithuania’s president elected with strong mandate

    Dalia Grybauskaite, the European Union budget commissioner, has won a strong mandate as Lithuania’s first woman president,...

  20. May 18, 2009

    Independent to lead Lithuania

    Dalia Grybauskaite, the European Union's budget commissioner, won a resounding victory yesterday in Lithuania's...

  21. May 17, 2009

    Lithuania votes in new president

    Dalia Grybauskaite, the European Union budget commissioner, on Sunday won a resounding victory in the election to be the...

  22. May 7, 2008

    States warned on use of aid

    Former communist countries in central and eastern Europe were warned to do a better job of absorbing billions of euros they...

  23. September 13, 2007

    Barroso pledge for open EU budget debate

    José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, yesterday pledged that there would be "no taboos" in a wide-ranging...

  24. May 4, 2007

    Brussels set to bail out struggling Galileo

    The European taxpayer will be asked to bail out an intended rival to the American global positioning system, as its private...

  25. May 3, 2007

    Taxpayers face €1.2bn bill for Galileo

    The European taxpayer will be asked to bail out an intended rival to the US global positioning system as its private...

  26. May 3, 2007

    Boost for Galileo in EU budget

    Plans for a €129bn ($176bn, £88bn) European Union 2008 budget were tabled yesterday, with big increases for a faltering...

  27. March 13, 2007

    Truckers face higher diesel prices in Europe

    Prices of commercial diesel should rise in many European countries to curb the phenomenon of “fuel tourism” - where truckers...

  28. May 17, 2006

    Slovenia gets euro go-ahead but Lithuania's inflation too high

    Slovenia was yesterday cleared to join the eurozone next year, in the first stage of a roll-out of the single currency into...

  29. May 16, 2006

    Slovenia cleared to join eurozone in 2007

    Slovenia was on Tuesday cleared to join the eurozone next year, in the first stage of a roll-out of the single currency into...

  30. May 11, 2006

    Observer: Low-budget cast

    This month's formal signing in Strasbourg of the European Union budget deal, painfully reached after months of haggling...

  31. April 19, 2006

    Observer: Tax talk

    Dalia Grybauskaite, the European budget commissioner, has caused a stir in the UK with an interview in Parliament magazine...

  32. April 18, 2006

    US trade swap leaves Mandelson in a spin

    US trade swap leaves Mandelson in a spin Just as the world trade negotiators race to meet an end-of-the-month deadline, the...

  33. April 6, 2006

    MEPs win further €2bn for budget deal

    The European parliament has squeezed an additional €2bn out of member states as part of a seven-year EU budget deal, ending...

  34. April 6, 2006

    Observer: From commissars to commissioners?

    What can explain the preponderance of former communist sympathisers at the top of the European Commission? José Manuel...

  35. April 5, 2006

    From commissars to commissioners?

    What can explain the preponderance of former communist sympathisers at the top of the European Commission? José Manuel...

  36. December 8, 2005

    Anglo-French tensions reignited in dispute over EU budget plans

    Britain's attempts to broker a European Union budget deal were denounced by EU foreign ministers as "unacceptable"...

  37. December 7, 2005

    Anglo-French tensions reignited in EU budget spat

    Britain’s attempts to broker a European Union budget deal were roundly denounced by EU foreign ministers as “unacceptable”...

  38. July 5, 2005

    Chirac serves up next dish in war of words

    Jacques Chirac, French president, has opened a new front in his war of words with Britain, claiming that the UK's main...

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