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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

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    1. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      The flow of investment into Warsaw and other cities in the region is gathering pace...
    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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    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 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. April 7, 2014

      Latvia property offers stable growth prospects

      The Baltic state of Latvia endured a harsh recession following the global financial crisis, with 25 per cent pay cuts in the...

    28. March 30, 2014

      Latvia’s Russians express dissatisfaction

      Jurmala is the perfect illustration of Latvia’s complicated relationship with Russia. The seaside town, 30km from the...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US warns Russia of Crimea poll reprisals | Moscow deploys fighter jets to Belarus after Washington moves...

    32. March 12, 2014

      Crimea occupation casts shadow of 1940 over Baltic nations

      Russia’s occupation of Crimea has drawn plenty of historical comparisons from the build-up to the first world war in 1914...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      Front-line Baltics keep a wary eye on Crimea

      By Mike Collier of bne in Riga With the Russian military heading westwards in a move similar to the ”invited annexation”...

    34. March 7, 2014

      Central and eastern European leaders see Russian fears confirmed

      For some central and eastern European political leaders, the Kremlin’s military intervention in Ukraine serves as powerful...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2014

      Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

      By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2014

      Guest post: rising stars of the CEE

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Emerging Europe has led the way so far in 2014 in new eurobond issues, with successful...

    37. January 14, 2014

      Lithuania’s Algirdas Butkevicius promises to join euro or resign

      The prime minister of Lithuania has staked his job on the Baltic country successfully joining the euro next year in a bid to...

    38. December 30, 2013

      Latvia sees joining euro as extra protection against Russia

      Latvia’s finance minister has made a staunch defence of its decision to join the euro on January 1, arguing that Russia’s...

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