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A history of Estonia's Swedes: a minority within a minority

  • 2015-01-27
  • Scandinavia
  • by Sigrid Rausing

In 1993 I found myself living on a former collective farm in a remote border protection zone in western Estonia. The place was like small collective farms everywhere in the Soviet Union: there was a cultural hall, a school, a dining room (then closed), some rusty workshops and concrete blocks of flats, built on the field behind the former manor house, which had been left to decay. There was ...

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Getting to Yes with Putin

  • 2014-12-26
  • CIS
  • by Dominique Moisi

In the showdown with Russia over Ukraine, the weaknesses and divisions in European policy have been as encouraging for Russian President Vladimir Putin as America’s hesitant approach to Syria was. If Europe is to act responsibly, three key concepts should define its policy toward Russia: firmness, clarity, and a willingness to find an acceptable compromise. Wi...

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Latvia 25 years on from the Baltic Way

  • 2014-12-23
  • Wisdom
  • by Doug Wake

As Riga completes a year as a European Capital of Culture and Latvia prepares to take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a recent three-month stay prompted some reflections on the remarkable developments this region has undergone over the past quarter-century, some of the key challenges still facing Latvia and its neighbors, and what this American observer sees as gene...

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TECH TALK: Estonia and Global Fintech

  • 2014-12-22
  • Baltic Investor
  • Will Ross

For fintech - the bubbling group of companies disrupting financial services with cutting edge software and hardware -  2014 has been a tumultuous and lively year.  We've seen the divorce of eBay and PayPal, the birth of Apple Pay and most recently the marriage of Snapchat's user base with the financial resources of Square in the form of Snapcash.

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SPORTS: Match fixing in the Baltics an ongoing problem

  • 2014-12-09
  • Sport
  • By Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts, LONDON — For as long as there have been competitive football matches there has also been match fixing. While this issue has been around for a while, it seems that it has grown exponentially with the advent of online betting, putting an ugly mark on the beautiful game throughout the Baltic region as well as Europe as a whole. For the continent, Eu...

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