More Nato members have pledged to contribute to forces in Poland and the Baltic states as the military alliance continues to build its presence on its eastern flank. The announcement comes as Russia sent added ships to its Baltic Sea fleet.
While not a parallel for the far right populists surging in Europe, the party's swift rise does echo the wider dissatisfaction with politics.
EU leaders said they will consider all options against the Syrian government and Russia for atrocities committed in Aleppo, but met resistance from Italy in the issue of imposing new economic sanctions.
A combination of factors is creating the conditions for a boom in Central and Eastern European defence procurement. But as Poland’s sudden decision to scrap a $3.5bn helicopter deal shows, the region remains a tricky place to do business.
Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 0.6% y/y in September, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on October 10 showed.
The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 0.8% y/y in September, retaining the same pace of expansion as the previous month, data released by Statistics Lithuania on October 10 showed.
Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 1% in annual terms in September, data from Statistics Estonia showed on October 7. As in the previous month, new excise duties on alcohol and tobacco contributed.
Lithuanians go to the polls on October 9 to vote in the first round of a general election. Predicting a result is tricky, but whatever happens major policy is unlikely to change, with the country largely immune to the populist wave engulfing Europe.
Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production fell 0.6% y/y in August, after expanding 2.7% the previous month, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on October 4.
The vote ends weeks of deadlock that led some to call for a constitutional reform.
Estonian retail sales grew 5% y/y at constant prices in August, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on September 30.
Estonian industrial production expanded 1% y/y in August, working-day adjusted data from Statistics Estonia showed on September 30.
The satirising of the financial imperium gets progressively more over-the-top and entertaining, but “Success Story”, playing at the Latvian National Theatre, is not without its problems.
Estonia and the Czech Republic top the CEE chart in the Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017. While Hungary slumped to the bottom of the pile with the largest slide in the region, Poland surged up the table.
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