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Miami-like summer hits the Baltics

People are nearly always unhappy about one thing – the weather. And this summer is no exception. The scorching w...

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I don’t exclude the possibility that each of the three Baltic countries will follow their own path

Insightful, genuine, witty, gregarious and to some, even eccentric. These are just a few ways to describe 75-year-old Valdis Birkavs, Prime Mini...

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Why host the World Cup?

Whom would you trust more, Russian President Vladimir Putin or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Whereas Putin is reveling in the attention that Russi...

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Ukraine eyes presidential elections in 2019

Kiev, “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. In times of deep social crisis, hybrid war and ...

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Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation – health care, culture, education and sports

Bulat Utemuratov is known in Kazakhstan not only as a rich man, businessman, former official, diplomat, but also as a philanthropist. Taking an ...

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Will defunding Hungary and Poland backfire?

Since 2014, when the European Union last adopted its seven-year budget, the governments of Poland and Hungary have been captured by populists wh...

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A new keeper of Putin’s secrets

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, political power within the Kremlin has followed the logic of musical chairs. Factotums surface and then disa...

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Putin ‘thanks’ Russians at inauguration while his police beats them up across the country

There are only two countries in Europe whose leaders have been continuously in power for about two decades, and both are dictatorships. In Belar...

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Celebrity composer of Latvian descent takes on fake news and Russian foreign policy

The music of the Latvian-born and internationally renowned composer Eugene Birman has been described as ‘high drama’ and ‘inte...

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Grim spectre of Karl Marx’s teaching

Toomas Hiio, Director of Research at the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory The passing of 200 years sin...

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