Baltic States

LONG READ: Playing Real Risk - Russia vs US

Ben Aris in Berlin April 18, 2019

I play a game of Risk with my son using the real distribution of great power military bases around the world.

China pledges to boost trade and infrastructure ties with CEE countries

Levente Szilagyi in Budapest April 15, 2019

At the latest 16+1 summit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the importance of reciprocal opening-up of the market, and says China will make further efforts to facilitate trade.

BALTIC BLOG: From the Aegean to the Gulf of Finland, China cements its presence across Eastern Europe

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow April 3, 2019

China’s Touchstone Capital Partners plans to extend €15bn to finance the construction of a rail tunnel linking Tallinn and Helsinki, highlighting how Chinese investment has spread across Central and Eastern Europe.

COMMENT: No-deal Brexit could affect value chains in the EBRD regions

EBRD in London March 29, 2019

Newly published EBRD research finds that a significant proportion of value chains within the 12 EU countries where the Bank operates, and also in Turkey as a member of the EU Customs Union, could be affected in an event of Brexit

Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia lead EBRD Knowledge Economy Index

Carmen Simion in Bucharest, Clare Nuttall in Glasgow March 26, 2019

Baltic States and Slovenia close to OECD comparators on knowledge economy index, while frontier markets like Belarus, Georgia and Serbia make strong progress.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Time for the awkward guest to leave the party

bne IntelliNews March 24, 2019

While EU member states in Central and Southeast Europe are concerned about the economic impact of Brexit, there is a growing feeling that the UK needs to stop prolonging the uncertainty and carry through its decision to leave.

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