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    1. May 13, 2015

      Estonia ready to deal with Russia’s ‘little green men’

      Estonia has a clear plan for dealing with any “little green men” — the undercover Russian special forces operatives who...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Thousands take part in Estonia’s war games

      For more than a week now, the birch forests and heaths across Estonia have echoed with gunfire, explosions and the heavy...

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    1. 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 Grygier-Siddons,...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      Russia's silent war against the west

      As revelations about cyber-attacks launched against the US last autumn show, Russia is engaged in a relentless intelligence...

    3. 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 in...

    4. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone bond-buying hits €52.5bn in first month

      The eurozone’s central bankers bought €52.5bn-worth of government bonds in the first month of their landmark quantitative...

    5. April 7, 2015

      Middle managers who are a start-up’s unsung heroes

      On April 1, 2004, Eileen Burbidge stepped off the overnight flight from San Francisco to London. After years of working in...

    6. March 25, 2015

      EU’s Andrus Ansip unveils plans to overhaul digital market

      Europeans should be able to watch the BBC’s iPlayer service from whatever country they like, buy cheap goods from any...

    7. 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...

    8. March 15, 2015

      Gazprom: Keeping the taps open

      First came the stake-out. On foot and by car they took the measure of the buildings, the entrances and the layout, plotting...

    9. March 11, 2015

      Europe lacks commitment to spend on defence

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the Commission...

    10. The Exchange

      March 11, 2015

      Europe needs a commitment to defence before it needs an army

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the European...

    11. March 2, 2015

      Estonia’s PM insists former Soviet state is Nordic

      Estonia’s pro-Nato prime minister is seeking to give the former Soviet state a “new Nordic” identity after beating a party...

    12. February 27, 2015

      Party with ties to Putin pushes ahead in Estonian polls

      Estonia has been one of the most vocal countries warning about the dangers posed by Vladimir Putin’s newly bellicose Russia....

    13. February 26, 2015

      P2P lender Bondora targets Europe

      Peer-to-peer lender Bondora is preparing to launch a pan-European lending platform after securing $5m of financing from one...

    14. 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 made...

    15. February 20, 2015

      Nato must prepare for Russian attack, warns UK general

      Nato forces must prepare for a large-scale conventional assault by Russia on an eastern European member state designed to...

    16. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland,...

    17. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2014

      The EU's expensive, empty airports

      An airport that loses €275 per passenger. A €16.5m runway that has never been used by the aircraft for which it was built....

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    19. October 31, 2014

      On the shores of Lake Peipsi: where time stands still

      Estonia’s Old Believers As wide as the sea, Lake Peipsi touches the imagination of all who see it. Straddling Russia to the...

    20. October 23, 2014

      Nato flexes muscles in Baltics amid Russian incursions

      In his first official trip as the new secretary-general general of Nato this month, Jens Stoltenberg chose to go to Poland....

    21. October 22, 2014

      Fighters scrambled as Russian spy plane violates Estonian air space

      A Russian maritime spy plane flew into Estonian territory on Tuesday in the most serious violation of Nato airspace by...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to Israel...

    23. October 20, 2014

      Baltic security: Tensions on the frontier

      Jarring reminders of the past are almost a weekly occurrence in the Baltic sea region these days. Last weekend, the Swedish...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Estonian agent’s seizure by Russia stirs fears in Baltic states

      The seizure of the Estonian intelligence agent Eston Kohver from an isolated post on the country’s southeast border with...

    25. October 8, 2014

      Frontline Latvia feels heat as Putin probes Baltic states’ resolve

      Air incursions, the abduction of an Estonian intelligence officer, the seizure of a Lithuanian fishing boat – Russia’s...

    26. October 1, 2014

      Silicon Valley has lessons for the post-Soviet world

      Robert Noyce is not a household name. Perhaps he should be, as his work has helped create the modern world. Noyce, who died...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Guest post: central Europe should help entice eastern Europe into the EU

      By Jan Cienski of demosEuropa A decade ago, Europe bound together the two halves of the continent, torn apart by war and...

    28. September 25, 2014

      Russian intercepts highlight Nato air power in the Baltics

      Behind the rising number of intercepts of Russian military aircraft probing the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania...

    29. September 24, 2014

      Russian air incursions rattle Baltic states

      The Baltic countries are registering a dramatic increase in Russian military provocations, rattling nerves in a region which...

    30. September 12, 2014

      It is time to stop groupthink, sell momentum and buy value

      ‘But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved...

    31. September 12, 2014

      The chilling reality of ‘kinetic’ action

      Frightening ideas often hide behind bland phrases – take “collateral damage” or “negative patient outcome”. Similarly...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Guest post: give military support to Ukraine and save the Baltics

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta Friday’s abduction on Estonian soil of Eston Kohver, an officer in Estonia’s...

    33. September 5, 2014

      Estonia accuses Russia of abducting agent

      The Estonian government summoned the Russian ambassador on Friday after officials in Tallinn said one of its...

    34. September 4, 2014

      Putin’s Ukraine offensive puts Obama on the defensive

      After admitting last week that “we do not have a strategy yet” for dealing with the Islamist militants in Syria who have...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      September 3, 2014

      Obama is welcomed in Estonia

      Charles Dharapak/AP U.S. President Barack Obama greets children as he is welcomed by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves...

    36. September 2, 2014

      Baltic states fear Kremlin focus on ethnic Russians

      When President Barack Obama pays a short trip to Estonia on Wednesday, he will be in a country whose transformation in one...

    37. September 2, 2014

      Estonia PM warns Europe must guard against Russia in long term

      Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has so utterly transformed Europe’s security outlook that western governments must be on...

    38. August 31, 2014

      Nato frontline states see fears over Russia realised

      “War” – it was little surprise that three Baltic states and Poland were among the first to utter the word on Thursday after...

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