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    1. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks on shape of Europe post-Brexit

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will on Monday meet to discuss the future of the EU in a post-Brexit world....

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Merkel readies for European Brexit tour

      German chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on one of her most intensive rounds of EU diplomacy next week with a...

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    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe remains a risky place for investors in real estate. But for...
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    1. August 3, 2016

      Baltics fret on Nordic bank reliance

      During the 2007-08 global financial crisis, Swedish banks looked anxiously at the Baltic states. Their economic...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 —...

    4. July 21, 2016

      Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg rebuffs Trump on warning to alliance

      Nato’s top civilian issued a sharp rebuttal to Donald Trump on Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee...

    5. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Estonia to assume EU presidency after UK quits

      Estonia will take over Britain’s vacated turn at the helm of the EU’s rotating presidency after Theresa May announced...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    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 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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