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    1. July 24, 2015

      I never leave home without . . . 

      What special items do expert travellers pack to ease their journeys? In the second instalment of our series, British...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Vladimir Antonov said to have left UK after extradition ruling

      Vladimir Antonov, the former owner of Portsmouth football club, is believed to have fled Britain after losing the...

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    1. FT Data

      June 24, 2015

      MenB vaccine offered in the UK, data shows why it’s needed

      On the 21st of June, the UK Department of Health announced that from September 2015 babies aged over 2 months will be...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. May 6, 2015

      Portsmouth FC’s former owner loses fight against extradition

      Vladimir Antonov, the former owner of Portsmouth football club, has failed in a High Court appeal against his...

    9. May 2, 2015

      Lithuania accuses Russia of disrupting work on Baltic power cable

      Lithuania has accused Russian warships of interfering with work on an undersea power cable linking it to Sweden that is...

    10. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    11. April 22, 2015

      Q&A: Gazprom accused

      Brussels is charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position in eastern Europe’s upstream gas market. The formal...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. FT Data

      March 19, 2015

      Datawatch: Views on gender equality across Europe

      Attitudes on equality between the sexes differ starkly across Europe. In Sweden almost everyone agrees that gender...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2015

      This is nuts, where have all the bonds gone?

      “It’s official, there are no more sellers of bonds.” An investor told us yesterday, and he’s not alone. Bond buying on...

    16. 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...

    17. February 24, 2015

      Lithuania reinstates military conscription for young men

      Lithuania is reinstating military conscription, in a dramatic move that underscores the anxiety among Baltic countries...

    18. 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...

    19. February 11, 2015

      Vladimir Antonov in UK fight against Lithuania extradition

      Vladimir Antonov, the former owner of Portsmouth football club, has launched an appeal against his extradition to...

    20. February 2, 2015

      Russia’s rap sheet against the west

      Over the course of nearly 15 years in power, Vladimir Putin has accumulated a long list of grievances with the west....

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      Is the DKK the new CHF?

      It’s been a long time since so many developed central banks were tested by free market forces. And free market forces...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Alstom to face bribery trials in UK court

      Allegations of bribery by Alstom, the French conglomerate that is selling its power division to General Electric, will...

    23. 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...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2015

      Snow in Vilnius

      Pedestrians walk through snow in temperatures of zero Celsius at a park in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Monday. ...

    25. December 29, 2014

      Lithuania looks to euro membership to cement western ties

      Lithuania will become the 19th member of the euro on Thursday in a move with geopolitical as well as economic...

    26. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European...

    27. October 29, 2014

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft

      More than two dozen Russian military aircraft, including six nuclear bombers, have conducted “significant military...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Marshall’s postwar logic holds true in Ukraine today

      Ukraine is ravaged by war, aggravating its economic and financial crisis. It needs major reforms but also substantial...

    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. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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