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    1. May 22, 2015

      EU offers stronger ties to eastern nations — but cautiously

      The EU renewed its vows to strengthen ties with six former Soviet republics on Friday, but did it with circumspection and...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Tied up at the EU summit

      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) makes a joke with tie-less Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L)...

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    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      Central and eastern Europe’s property market has been hit by a wall of capital that ha...
    2. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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    1. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    2. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Greece can't do what EM couldn't do...

      To the dedicated follower of emerging markets it has been clear for some time that the Greek economy is no longer in a...

    3. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions on...

    4. 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,...

    5. April 14, 2015

      Russian buyers have deserted Latvia’s high-end property market

      When the vodka flows this summer in the glamorous Latvian seaside resort of Jūrmala, a playground for Russia’s...

    6. 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...

    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. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. October 19, 2014

      Eastern Europe attacks planned EU emissions curbs

      The EU’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has come under heavy assault as an increasing number of eastern...

    15. 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...

    16. Brussels Blog

      October 7, 2014

      Moscovici vs Dombrovskis: who's really in charge?

      Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis was heckled by some MEPs at his hearing on Monday. After six hours of testimony over the last...

    17. October 6, 2014

      Era of tough EU budget cuts has come to an end, MEPs told

      The former Latvian prime minister tapped to oversee eurozone economic policy told European parliamentarians on Monday that...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Silva blames ‘old politics’ for defeat | Support fell for environmentalist outsider after PT unleashed slick...

    19. October 5, 2014

      Pro-Russian party takes biggest vote share in Latvian elections

      Latvia’s ruling centre-right coalition is set to continue in office despite a pro-Russian party linked to Vladimir Putin’s...

    20. October 3, 2014

      Ukraine crisis highlights divisions among Latvian voters

      A pro-Russian party with links to Vladimir Putin’s United Russia group is favourite to top the polls in this weekend’s...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. August 31, 2014

      Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

      In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he...

    28. 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...

    29. August 13, 2014

      Strong UK economy lures more migrants

      The number of eastern Europeans employed in Britain from countries such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania has increased by...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. May 28, 2014

      EU should stop worrying about deflation

      Deflation is the dog that did not bark after the financial crisis. It was a real and present danger in the depths of the...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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