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    1. Fast FT

      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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      While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
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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. April 8, 2016

      Snapshot: ‘Nostalgia for bare feet’, by Antanas Sutkus

      Antanas Sutkus took up photography as a teenager in the early 1950s, when his home country, Lithuania, was caught...

    3. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Alstom exec Watson charged in bribery probe

      The president for Alstom’s UK operations, Terence Stuart Watson, has become the seventh individual to be charged in a...

    4. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

    5. 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...

    6. February 17, 2016

      Cameron ‘in good place’ for Brussels deal

      David Cameron’s seven-month quest for an EU reform deal has taken the prime minister on a journey spanning 20 countries...

    7. 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...

    8. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Lagarde: 'Hard to see how IMF Ukraine programme can continue'

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, has some unusually tough words for Ukraine. In a statement, she said...

    9. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Ukraine's economy minister Abromavicius quits

      Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned in dramatic fashion, blaming senior figures in the...

    10. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Wizz Air lifts profit guidance as growth continues

      Eastern-European airline Wizz Air continued its rapid growth in the last three months of 2015 and has lifted its profit...

    11. 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...

    12. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Wizz Air reports 22% bump in passenger numbers

      Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air says its passenger numbers rose by 22 per cent in the year to the end of...

    13. November 10, 2015

      English-speaking nations dominate top of charitable giving index

      English-speaking nations represent two-thirds of the world’s 12 most charitable countries in this year’s World Giving...

    14. 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...

    15. Brussels Blog

      September 20, 2015

      Are mandatory refugee quotas dead?

      For the second weekend in a row, ambassadors from across the EU are spending their Sunday behind closed doors, trying...

    16. July 30, 2015

      Nato fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

      Fighter jets from Nato’s Baltic air policing mission have scrambled to intercept 22 Russian aircraft in multiple...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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