Baltic States

VISEGRAD BLOG: Central Europe's populists need a new strategy for Biden

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2021

The incoming US president will be tougher on the erosion of democracy but also tougher on Russia.

LONG READ: The oligarch problem

Ben Aris in Berlin January 17, 2021

Andrew Meier had a good joke about the problems post-Soviet countries face with their oligarchs: "What is to be done with those who are to blame."

OUTLOOK 2021 Lithuania

bne IntelliNews January 14, 2021

Lithuania's economic contraction in 2020 was among the smallest in Europe, but its recovery will be slower than in the other Baltic states in 2021.

EBRD says loan to Estonia’s controversial Porto Franco project was never disbursed

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2021

Tallinn real estate development is at the centre of the corruption case that brought down the Estonian government.

Estonian premier quits after Tallinn development scandal

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius January 13, 2021

Opposition Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas tasked with trying to form a new government.

Top Centre Party official suspected of corruption in Tallinn real estate scandal

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2021

Scandal threatens to refocus public attention on the party's chequered history and further damage its already diminished popularity.

BRICKS & MORTAR: Rosier future beckons for CEE retailers after year of change and disruption

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow January 10, 2021

A gloomy start to 2021, but labour markets and purchasing power in the CEE region are in much better shape than after the 2008 financial crisis, indicating retail will bounce back from the coronacrisis, says Colliers.

OUTLOOK 2021 Estonia

bne IntelliNews January 8, 2021

Estonia’s vibrant tech sector helped it weather the pandemic, and activity has already picked up in manufacturing and in ICT services, while entertainment and tourism remain in the doldrums.

OUTLOOK 2021 Latvia

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2021

The transformation of the Baltic state's political landscape is set to continue in 2021.

FDI inflows to CEE down 58% in 1H20 but rebound expected

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2021

Czechia, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia bucked the global trend of falling greenfield investment, while negative FDI flows to Russia dragged down the region’s performance, wiiw report shows.

BALKAN BLOG: Women's political representation or real political power?

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow December 28, 2020

Central and Southeast Europe now accounts for a third of the tiny number of states worldwide that have gender-balanced cabinets — but higher female representation in politics doesn’t necessarily equate to women holding real power.

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