Baltic States

EU states split on Commission mandate for Nord Stream 2

Tim Gosling in Prague June 27, 2017

Thirteen of the 28 EU member states have given their backing to a request from the European Commission for a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

ALACO DISPATCHES: Russian pipeline dispute escalates as US enters the fray

Yigal Chazan of Alaco June 26, 2017

American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.

Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Albania and Latvia to lose more than 40% of their populations by 2100

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 22, 2017

UN projections show populations will fall in every East European country this century, with Moldova’s set to contract by more than 51%.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

EU seeks a hard power boost

Tim Gosling in Prague June 12, 2017

Officials insist enhanced EU defence co-operation should focus on terrorism and is not a reaction to the way President Trump has cast doubt over Nato guarantees.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

Estonian inflation accelerates again in May

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.3% in annual terms in May, data from Statistics Estonia showed on June 7.

Latvian industrial production maintains strong growth in April

bne IntelliNews June 5, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 9.6% y/y in April, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on June 5.

Latvia's rapid first quarter growth broad based

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

The Latvian economy grew 4% in unadjusted terms in the first quarter, the Baltic state’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on May 31.

Estonian GDP growth surges in Q1

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

Estonian GDP expanded 4.4% y/y in the first quarter, Statistics Estonia announced on May 31.

Estonian retail sales slow expansion to just 1% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales grew just 1% y/y in March, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on May 31.

Latvian retail sales rebound in April

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2017

Latvian retail sales grew a calendar adjusted 2.8% y/y in April, an increase on the 1.5% expansion recorded the previous month, data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on May 30.