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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The Connected Europe

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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. ...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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