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    1. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

      Sweden’s Nordea and Norway’s DNB plan to combine their operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to create the second...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Brexit decision hits migrant workers’ wages sent home

      Britain’s decision to leave the EU is rippling through the global economy via an important but hidden channel: the...

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      Central and eastern Europe remains a risky place for investors in real estate. But for...
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    1. August 3, 2016

      Baltics fret on Nordic bank reliance

      During the 2007-08 global financial crisis, Swedish banks looked anxiously at the Baltic states. Their economic...

    2. July 28, 2016

      Trump’s campaign comments strike particular fear in Baltics

      America’s presidential campaign has been a dispiriting affair for many of its citizens. But for the trio of Baltic...

    3. July 22, 2016

      Cyber threats prompt Estonia to set up UK data centre

      Fearful of Russian cyber attack or invasion, the Baltic state of Estonia is planning to make a virtual copy of itself —...

    4. July 21, 2016

      Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg rebuffs Trump on warning to alliance

      Nato’s top civilian issued a sharp rebuttal to Donald Trump on Thursday after the Republican presidential nominee...

    5. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Eurozone industrial production takes surprise dip

      The euro area’s factories made a sharp pull-back in May. New data from Eurostat shows that industrial production fell...

    6. July 3, 2016

      Lithuania welcomes Nato deployment of troops

      Lithuania has welcomed Nato plans to dispatch troops close to the Russian border as the beginning of a new policy of...

    7. June 27, 2016

      Eastern Europeans launch post-Brexit attack on Juncker

      Eastern Europe has launched a stinging attack on the European Commission and its president Jean-Claude Juncker, calling...

    8. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Germany helps drive rise in eurozone wages

      Wages in the eurozone recorded a healthy rise in the first quarter of the year, in a welcome boost for the bloc’s...

    9. June 14, 2016

      Nato sets out plan to put troops on eastern flank

      Nato defence ministers have fleshed out a plan to send troops to the alliance’s eastern flank in a bid to deter...

    10. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      No-one on track to join the euro club - ECB

      Can’t think why not. The European Central Bank has released its bi-annual 200-page “convergence report” tracking the...

    11. June 3, 2016

      The Baltic battlefield for warring economic tribes

      The small group of global investors who bet heavily on Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian equities have had their...

    12. May 26, 2016

      Estonia calls for Patriot shield to deter Russia in Baltic region

      Patriot missiles are needed in the Baltic states to deter a Russian invasion, Estonia’s defence chief has warned. As...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. June 9, 2015

      Russia: Border tensions

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

    38. 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...

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