2 October 2015
Estonia Launches Russian TV Channel

EU reportedly making plans to counteract Kremlin-backed “disinformation” campaign.

29 September 2015
A Cold Welcome

The Baltic states' mixed reception for refugees is drawing criticism from elsewhere in Europe. 

By Aliide Naylor
28 September 2015
Estonia and Russia Swap Spies
Putin pardoned counterintelligence officer ahead of first speech at UN in over a decade.
23 September 2015
Graft Charges Leveled at Tallinn Mayor
Edgar Savisaar heads Russia-oriented opposition party.
15 September 2015
Paramilitaries Growing in EU States Bordering Russia

Volunteers and conscripts are an ever-larger component of Baltic militaries.

20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues Premium

Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked.

By Timothy Spence
1 July 2015
Siemens Reportedly Skirts Sanctions on Crimea, Kremlin Slates UN Srebrenica Resolution Premium

Plus, EU to help ‘frontline’ Hungary with migrant influx, and energy challenges lie ahead for Kazakhstan.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
20 May 2015
Russian Duma Targets NGO Threat, CSTO Plans for Taliban Incursion Premium

Plus, Hungary’s Orban riles EU officials with latest anti-refugee blast; Bulgarian archeologists find an 8,000-year-old village.

By Ky Krauthamer, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
4 May 2015
Fighting Flares in Ukraine, More Bad News for Media in Ex-Soviet Region Premium

Plus, Albania’s parliament votes to open secret police files, and Russia’s Night Wolves ride into Germany.

By Timothy Spence
13 April 2015
Arms Spending Surges in Ukraine, Baltics; Turkey Slams Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Mass Premium

Plus, no invite for Putin to G7 summit, and Kaczynski accuses the Polish government of deceit in the Smolensk crash probe.

By Timothy Spence



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