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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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    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. 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 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...

    3. 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...

    4. January 15, 2016

      On location: ‘War and Peace’

      The show: No corners have been cut in the BBC’s six-part serialisation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic. The big-budget...

    5. November 26, 2015

      If Schengen fails: Four scenarios threatening passport-free zone

      If the Schengen accord finally buckles under the weight of Europe’s migration and security crises, the world’s biggest...

    6. November 26, 2015

      Postponed flotation damps Latvia’s growth hopes

      Latvia’s first public offering in more than a decade was postponed this month, dealing a blow to hopes that the Baltic...

    7. November 26, 2015

      Funds find a way to wild, wild east Europe

      Edgars Rozentals was among the first generation of entrepreneurs to emerge in central and eastern Europe after the fall...

    8. 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...

    9. FT Data

      July 10, 2015

      Datawatch: house prices

      House prices in Europe were 2.5 per cent higher in the first quarter of this year compared to 2014; the fastest annual...

    10. Brussels Blog

      July 6, 2015

      Is Grexit legal? EU lawyers try to make it so

      Greece’s recently-departed finance minister Yanis Varoufakis repeatedly argued that Greece could never leave the...

    11. July 6, 2015

      The way he saw it: Yanis Varoufakis in his own words

      During his time as Greek finance minister Yannis Varoufakis became a political celebrity, his Twitter feed attracting...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Six high-end homes for tennis lovers

      Prospect House, Wimbledon, London, UK, £16.5m Where On the edge of Wimbledon village, southwest London. Heathrow...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Modern slavery. - Of bribery and banks. - The dramatic rise of life expectancy around the world....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

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

    38. 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...

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