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      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....

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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....

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. September 12, 2014

      The chilling reality of ‘kinetic’ action

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

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. August 29, 2014

      Nato states create new multilateral force

      Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato’s...

    22. August 1, 2014

      David Cameron urges Nato to deter Russian aggression

      David Cameron has urged fellow Nato leaders to back measures to defend the alliance and deter a possible Russian attack,...

    23. July 13, 2014

      Fresh fight breaks out over top EU roles

      A group of eastern European countries have launched an eleventh-hour bid to block Italy from being handed the post of the...

    24. July 11, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

      What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

    25. July 9, 2014

      Shanghai’s youth are world’s most financially literate, says OECD

      Shanghai’s schoolchildren are right on the money. In the first ever international assessment of financial nous among the...

    26. The A-List

      June 5, 2014

      Nato must reassure its members in the east

      Earlier this week, Barack Obama travelled to Poland to reassure Nato, and particularly the newer members of the...

    27. FT Data

      May 6, 2014

      European Parliament's turnout problem in 3 charts

      by Nassos Stylianou and John Burn-Murdoch Between May 22 and 25, some 400 million people will be eligible to vote in the...

    28. May 6, 2014

      US trade deficit narrows as eurozone retail sales rise

      An all-round good economic data day on Tuesday as the US trade deficit narrowed, eurozone retail sales increased and the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      China, the US, and PPP: a pretty poor parallel

      Much is being made of China being about to pass the US as the world’s biggest economy — and of China’s fight to massage down...

    30. April 22, 2014

      Russian threat prompts Baltics to try to solve squabbles

      When Barack Obama had a joint meeting in August with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, it seemed a good...

    31. April 20, 2014

      US could send troops to Poland, Estonia

      The US is considering the deployment of small numbers of ground troops to Poland and Estonia for short military exercises in...

    32. April 18, 2014

      Estonia’s Cassandra finally gets message across on Russia

      Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not afraid of standing out from the crowd. Estonia’s president, habitually dressed in a bow tie, has...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 14, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Pro-Russia separatists defy Ukraine deadline | Pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings in...

    34. April 11, 2014

      Spotlight shifts to Estonia town if Russia tests Nato’s mettle

      Fjodor Santsev can see Russia from the window of the building where he works. On his side of the river lies Narva, the...

    35. April 9, 2014

      Baltics urge Nato to base permanent force in region

      The three Baltic countries are urging Nato to base land forces permanently in the region to show Russia that the military...

    36. March 27, 2014

      Baltic states pledge more defence spending as US presses allies

      Latvia and Lithuania became the first European countries to announce big increases in their military spending following the...

    37. March 21, 2014

      Putin bites at the west where his predecessors growled

      In the antechamber of Vladimir Putin’s presidential office in the Kremlin hangs a large portrait of Nicholas I, who ruled...

    38. March 16, 2014

      Nato websites disabled by cyber attack on eve of Crimea vote

      Websites belonging to Nato and the alliance’s Estonia-based cyber defence “centre of excellence” were forced offline by a...

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