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EU invests over €110 million in environment and climate protection in 11 member states

The European Commission announced on February 17 an investment of over €110 million into LIFE program integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected...

On 9/11, it’s time for a reckoning and reflection of decades of failed US national security policy

A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue.Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008...

Economic progress and political reforms give post-Soviet space reason to celebrate

On August 30th, Kazakhstan celebrated one of the country’s most important holidays—Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the 1995 constitution which confirmed the...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

The West must find its spine

I usually take the greatest satisfaction in having been proved right, whether it's a case of 'I told you the turning to the hotel...

Ukraine’s chances to join NATO are slim to none, despite Zelensky’s claims

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict was once again back in the headlines in April when people across the world followed massive troop build-ups in and around...

It’s hard to make friends but easy to lose them: A tale of Russia’s self-inflicted isolation

In recent years Estonia did its best to develop an engaging and pragmatic approach towards Russia. In April 2019, President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Moscow,...

In Afghanistan the Allies invested in the US’ security

After nearly twenty years of engagement in Afghanistan, the United States has now set in motion the process of pulling out all its forces...

How real is the Russian threat to the Baltic States?

During the events that unfolded in Georgia in 2008 and later in Ukraine in 2014, Russia has demonstrated great resolve in attaining geopolitical leverage...

The view from Latvia: Is the EU failing us?

Latvia, like the rest of Europe, is experiencing the still-ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 measures, all of which directly affect the economic state of...

Gorbachev at 90: The man who awkwardly pushed humanity forward

As a Soviet teenager growing in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv in the mid-1980s, I was a happy camper. I was going to a...

No human rights without the right to know

Access to information legislation was first seen in Sweden in 1766, with parliamentary interest to access information held by King Adolf Frederick. Finland followed...

The aftermath of a rare visit to Moscow that went badly wrong

People remember moments. Over the years, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, has stressed the importance of talking to Russia. And so, against...

Lithuania sees red, EU nuke team checks Rosatom-built Belarus plant

European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group ENSREG has just visited Belarus in order to complete a report that summarises the first stage of peer review...

Despite COVID, Europe invests €26 billion in offshore wind

Despite constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe confirmed a record amount of €26.3 billion of investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020.According...

Baltic FMs call on the EU for ‘firm diplomatic measures’ to push Russia for Navalny’s release

In a letter sent to the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states have called for "additional firm...

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption probe on his party

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said he would resign after the country's Public Prosecutor’s Office announced it suspected his Centre Party and five individuals involved...

Poland wants to catch the wind of Baltic Sea

In an effort to boost energy independence and reduce carbon emissions, Poland has initiated a joint project to harness the potential of the Baltic...

Germany’s LNG quid pro quo to US to stave off Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Berlin reportedly offered to spend €1 billion to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals if Washington agreed not to impose sanctions on the...

Don’t slow the flow: EU wants no snag in Russian gas via Ukraine

As Nord Stream-2 builders are planning to finish the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany underneath the Baltic Sea by the end of the...

Germany approves Nord Stream-2 as issue over Ukrainian transit lingers

Gazprom’s Nord Stream-2 received the first construction permit from Germany last week as Berlin sees a direct pipeline from Russia as a step towards...

Finland-Estonia gas pipe to diversify EU supplies away from Russia

HELSINKI – The BalticConnector, a EU-backed gas transmission project between Estonia and Finland, will become operational from the beginning of 2020, boosting EU energy...

Gazprom and the European Commission: What’s next?

After lengthy negotiations, the European Commission and Russian gas monopoly Gazprom have agreed on a list of commitments, which the Commission expects will most...

Finland chills to Russian gas, will connect to EU

HELSINKI – Russia gas supplies to Finland have never been interrupted and the two countries share close relations but the Scandinavian country is planning to...

Discussion over Russian-German pipe turns political

The ongoing discussion about the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project is political, European Commission Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič...

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