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      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...

    2. 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...

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      Central and eastern Europe remains a risky place for investors in real estate. But for...
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    1. 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...

    2. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Ted Cruz looks to Estonia for tax tips

      Estonia is not a feature of Ted Cruz’s stump speech or election ads, but the diminutive Baltic nation has taken on an...

    6. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2016

      Still waiting for one FTT tax to bind them all, ex Estonia

      In case you missed it, late last year Estonia rumbled the European Union’s plan to implement a financial-transaction...

    7. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Eurozone employment growth dips in Q3

      Growth in employment in the eurozone tailed off slightly in the third quarter. The number of people employed in the...

    8. December 6, 2015

      Estonia president criticises mainstream anti-immigrant sentiment

      Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s president, extracted a line from one of the 20th-century’s most powerful poems about...

    9. 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...

    10. September 26, 2015

      Russia releases Estonian security agent in border exchange

      Russia on Saturday released an Estonian security agent in exchange for compatriot convicted of spying for Moscow. The...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2015

      Playing hard ball

      Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the men’s decathlon shot put event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the...

    12. August 19, 2015

      Russia jails Estonian found guilty of spying

      A Russian court has sentenced Estonian security agent Eston Kohver to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of...

    13. August 17, 2015

      Eastern members pressure Nato for permanent bases

      Nato’s eastern European members will join forces to increase pressure on the military alliance to station permanent...

    14. August 11, 2015

      Tallinn, Estonia: Baltic city’s global digital ambitions

      Population 434,000 (Estonia 1.3m) Time required to register a business 18 minutes Bank transfers made electronically...

    15. July 30, 2015

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

      Fighter jets from Nato’s Baltic air policing mission have scrambled to intercept 22 Russian aircraft in multiple...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    17. July 13, 2015

      Rakuten buys UK virtual fitting room start-up

      A UK technology company that develops “virtual fitting rooms” for retailers’ websites is the latest target for Rakuten,...

    18. June 26, 2015

      Nato rethink risks confrontation with Russia

      In a sign of just how dramatically the geopolitical landscape of Europe has shifted since the Russian annexation of...

    19. June 26, 2015

      Baltic castaway: fishing in Estonia

      My mother was born in 1929 in the Baltic republic of Estonia. For more than two centuries, shadowy, seagirt Estonia had...

    20. June 21, 2015

      UK faces pressure to commit to Nato target

      The UK will come under further pressure to commit to support for the military on Monday when Nato publishes its latest...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    25. June 8, 2015

      Brussels demands details of tax rulings from 15 more countries

      The EU sharply escalated its campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals on Monday by demanding details of...

    26. June 5, 2015

      Estonia sees a bright future for oil shale

      It is like a vast geological sponge soaked in oil. But squeezing the energy out of kerogen shale, the poor relation in...

    27. June 5, 2015

      How Estonia set the pace on the way to digital government

      When Ivar Tallo was due to return to Estonia after working abroad for the UN, his wife needed a job. After two hours...

    28. 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...

    29. May 13, 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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