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Bulgaria, Estonia, Austria Approve Plan for EU Council Presidency Trio.

Bulgaria, Estonia and Austria have officially approved the programme for the European Union's priorities in the next 18 months, at a meeting in Brussels between Prime Ministers Boyko Borisov, Juri Ratas and Christian Kern, the government's press office said. The programme is designed in response to expectations of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Estonia remains opposed to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany, economic affairs and infrastructure minister Kadri Simson told press after a government meeting on Thursday. As of 1 July, Estonia will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The country wants the ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study.

The number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Border management going virtual.

EU leaders at a summit in Brussels are set to endorse new border control measures, while the head of a Tallinn-based EU agency predicts a future where border management goes virtual.

- EU Observer - EU

Estonia will back up its government in a 'digital embassy'.

The rules on what governments can, and can't, do with your personal data is based entirely on where the information is stored. Since tech companies shunt your stuff to servers across the globe, there's a risk that an oppressive regime can use its rig...

- Engadget - US

Economy minister says Estonia does not support Nord Stream 2 project.

TALLINN - The Estonian government objects to the laying of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea bottom, Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Minister Kadri Simson told a press conference. The stance Estonia will present at the June 26 meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council was ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Lithuanian MPs propose to ask Poland, Latvia, Estonia to join blocking of Belarus N-plant - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS - A group of Lithuanian lawmakers proposes that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Secretary General marks deployment of NATO battlegroups during visit to Latvia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid tribute to Allied forces during a ceremony on Monday to mark the deployment of the NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia. It is one of four now fully deployed to the eastern part of the Alliance in response to the changed security environment. Canada is leading the NATO ...

- NATO - INT

Secretary General visits NATO battlegroups training together in Lithuania.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg watched two of NATO's battlegroups train in Lithuania on Tuesday . Mr. Stoltenberg observed a river crossing by Allied forces and then met troops taking part in Exercise Iron Wolf. Germany leads the NATO battlegroup in Lithuania, and for the first time it trained with the US-led ...

- NATO - INT

Estonian Enefit to start selling utilities in Poland.

Estonian state-owned utility Enefit has started selling electricity and gas in Poland. The company will buy it on the Polish power exchange and sell it to big industrial companies and SMEs.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Twelve films to compete for Odesa Film Festival grand prix.

ODESA - The selection committee has chosen 12 films from China, Ukraine, Serbia, Austria, Lithuania, Israel, Estonia, France, Brazil, Georgia, Belgium, and Spain to compete for the Grand Prix of the Odesa International Film Festival – the Golden Duke – and other awards of the International Competition. All in all, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

EU migration to Britain falls sharply: study

THE number of people moving to Britain from Eastern Europe has fallen by around a third since the Brexit vote, according to a study released?Wednesday that suggested the plunge in the pound could be to blame. The study focused on eight countries that became part of the EU in 2004: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Exclusive: Estonia's Eesti Energia plans wind unit listing early 2018

ESTORIL, Portugal - State-owned Estonian utility Eesti Energia plans to list up to 49 percent of its Enefit Renewables unit early next year in an initial public offering that could raise up to 500 million euros , Chief Executive Hando Sutter said.

- Reuters - US

Russian rail car manufacturer UWC to set up service center in Estonia - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – United Wagon Company , a major Russian manufacturer of railcars, is to open a service center for freight cars in Estonia....

- The Baltic Times - US

Vilnius cheaper for foreigners than Riga, Tallinn but more expensive than Warsaw - The Baltic Times

VILNIUS – Vilnius is the cheapest capital among the Baltic states for foreigners, shows the annual survey conducted by the Mercer consulti......

- The Baltic Times - US

Exclusive: Estonia's Eesti Energia plans wind unit listing early 2018

- Townhall.com - US

NATO deploys 4 battalions in Baltic states, Poland

BRUSSELS - NATO has finalized the deployment of four multinational battalions on its eastern flank under the program of Russia's deterrence. “Today NATO fulfils the promise we made at our summit in Warsaw only a year ago. A promise to deploy four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, and right here ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions could form basis for multinational brigade

NATO's enhanced Forward Presence battalions in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania could eventually form the basis for a multinational brigade, British Army General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has suggested. The general told Jane's the battalions, led

- Jane’s - US

Hibs drawn to play Estonia's FCI Tallinn

Hibernians were handed a tricky tie in the Champions League qualifiers as yeterday the Paolites were drawn to face Estonia's FCI Tallinn in the first qualifying round. The Paolites, winners of a 12th national league title last month, were one of the five seeded teams in the pot and were hopeful of being paired with ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Three Questions with Claudia Major

Editor's Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States and The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies hosted an event in Stockholm, Sweden May 16–17, 2017. This was the second edition of a long-term project that serves as a platform for high-level European and American security experts, strategic thinkers, ...

- GMF - DE

UPDATED: Hibs drawn to face FCI Tallinn in Champions League

Hibernians were drawn to face FCI Tallinn, of Estonia, in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The Paolites, who are making a return to the prestigious UEFA club competition after winning their 12th league title last May, will feel somewhat disappointed with the draw as they picked one of the strongest ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Web page with info about parliament events during Estonia's EU presidency launched - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - The Estonian parliament has launched a web page with information about the conferences with a parliamentary dimension to be held in co......

- The Baltic Times - US

Burgers: A poolside affair

Merchants of Hamburgn port, Germany through centuries of trade with Estonians, Latvians and Finns, had acquired the Baltic taste for scrapped raw beef.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Baltic special units practice detaining armed criminals - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – Members of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian fast-response units and special forces practiced detaining armed criminals on Thursd......

- The Baltic Times - US

First LGBT+ parade in 10 years to take place in Tallinn - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - For the first time in more than 10 years, an LGBT+ parade, Tallinn Pride, is to take place in Tallinn on July 8.......

- The Baltic Times - US

Estonia Upstart Taxify Wants to Take on Uber

The key to success for ride-hailing providers like Uber is keeping drivers happy so they run their app, ensuring that enough cars respond to passenger demand. Estonia upstart Taxify is hoping to win over drivers and take on Uber Technologies Inc., the industry leader, by offering a larger share of the profit. Upstarts ...

- Voice of America - US

Macron Promotes Pro-Europe Views With Other Leaders in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron promoted his pro-European views in a series of meetings Friday with leaders of The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia in Paris, as Brexit negotiations are set to start next week. Macron met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and had a working lunch with ...

- Voice of America - US

Correction: Finland-Government story

TALLINN, Estonia " In a story June 13 about Finland's government crisis and the breaking of the populist The Finns political party, The Associated Press erroneously reported that nearly half of the party's lawmakers left the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Emmanuel Macron promotes 'common goals' with other EU leaders in Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron has promoted his pro-European views in a series of meetings with leaders of The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia in Paris, with Brexit negotiations due to start next week.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Taxify hopes to lure Uber drivers with larger share of the fare

TALLINN - The key to success for ride sharers is keeping drivers happy so they run the app ensuring enough cars to meet passenger demand.

- Reuters - US

Reviving Indo-European Engagement in the Baltic

India must focus on Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania if it wishes to shape Eurasia's geostrategic transformation.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Intrum Justitia by Nordic Capital, subject to conditions

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 June 2017 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Intrum Justitia by Nordic Capital. The decision is conditional on the divestment of the companies' overlapping debt collection and debt purchasing activities in Denmark, Estonia, ...

- EU - EU

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