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    1. 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 pears,...

    2. 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...

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    1. The Connected Europe

      While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
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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. 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...

    3. 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...

    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 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. August 28, 2014

      EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

      David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

    14. 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...

    15. The World

      August 8, 2014

      Food fight: EU weighs up risks of Russia's ban

      (Getty) By Christian Oliver and Richard Milne Europe’s leaders are preparing for a trade war with Russia by mapping out the...

    16. 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,...

    17. Brussels Blog

      July 23, 2014

      The EU's confusing course on Russian sanctions

      Sweden's Carl Bildt, centre, and Lithuania's Linas Linkevicius, left, urged an arms embargo Trying to keep track of what the...

    18. 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...

    19. Money Supply

      June 4, 2014

      Lithuania and the ECB's governing council

      Lithuania looks set to become the 19th member of the euro in January 2015 having met all the requirements demanded by the...

    20. June 4, 2014

      Lithuania on course to adopt euro

      Lithuania cleared its most important hurdle to becoming the 19th member of the EU’s common currency on Wednesday when the...

    21. May 13, 2014

      Lithuania claims gas price victory in battle with Gazprom

      Lithuania has claimed a victory in its long-running battle against Gazprom as the Baltic country’s prime minister said gas...

    22. May 2, 2014

      It takes a network to defeat a network

      Cyber crime is evolving. Few people can still think it is just teenagers hacking the US Department of Defense for fun. Now...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. April 3, 2014

      Europe turns to WTO over Russia’s ban on pork products

      The EU plans to take Russia to the World Trade Organisation as early as next week over a ban on European pork products as...

    27. 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...

    28. March 24, 2014

      Eastern Europe eyes US gas exports as bargaining chip

      Eastern European governments are looking to use the prospect of US natural gas exports as a bargaining chip to secure lower...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 14, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Naming and shaming in Japan: David notes another angry reflection of how important...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. The World

      March 11, 2014

      Russia adapts Lithuanian playbook to Crimea

      Today Lithuania celebrates the 24th anniversary of its declaration of independence on March 11 1990 – the first former...

    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 24, 2014

      Guest post: what can the EU do to help Ukraine?

      By Marcin Zaborowski of the Polish Institute of International Affairs Developments over the last few days in Ukraine make it...

    36. February 24, 2014

      Frontier market havens come under threat as frailties appear

      Frontier markets are poised at the extremities of market capitalism, a position that often equates to life on the edge for...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2014

      Poland’s PKO BP: eyeing Lithuania?

      Rumours have been rife in Vilnius for months that PKO BP, Poland’s state-owned bank, the country’s biggest, is preparing an...

    38. February 3, 2014

      Corruption in the EU costs business €120bn a year, study finds

      Corruption has increased since the sovereign debt crisis hit the eurozone and costs the EU economy about €120bn a year in...

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