Baltic States

Lithuanian industrial production maintains growth track in June

bne IntelliNews July 24, 2017

The expansion in June marks the tenth straight month of growth.

V4, Baltic and SEE states clock up strong new car registrations growth in H1

bne IntelliNews July 16, 2017

Growth in most Central and Southeast European member states outstrips modest 4.7% average increase in demand seen across the EU.

Growth potential of CEE and SEE halved in crisis decade, says IMF official

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2017

Fund’s Europe head warns rapid outflows of skilled workers, ageing workforce and political turmoil are adding to dilemma.

Illicit cigarettes flood into EU from eastern neighbours

bne IntelliNews July 10, 2017

Ukraine has replaced Belarus as the top source of illegal cigarette imports to EU countries, as the countries on the EU’s eastern borders continue to be the main source of counterfeit and contraband cigarettes.

Small East European nations in vanguard of cyber-defence

Will Conroy in Prague, Vadim Dumesh in Paris, Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw, Carmen Valache in Lund July 10, 2017

Estonia and Georgia, two nations that several years back suffered paralysing Russian cyber incursions, have made the top 10 in a fresh UN cybersecurity ranking.

COMMENT: Trying times for the WTO in Hamburg

Iana Dreyer of Borderlex July 10, 2017

Diplomats at the G20 summit in Hamburg managed to cobble together a compromise text promising not to resort to trade protectionism, but whether this will eliminate the threat of trade wars remains to be seen.

Latvian industrial production accelerates growth in May

bne IntelliNews July 4, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 9.9% y/y in May, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on July 4.

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.

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