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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ‘intimidates’ Estonia

In the past year, NATO and Russia have discussed a proposal to reduce the risk of air accidents in the crowded skies over the Baltic Sea.
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Merkel and Putin face to face, but not eye to eye

The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi has great significance.

Le Pen calls for an end to EU sanctions on Russia

The sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, against Moscow were originally introduced in March 2014.

Estonia caught between East and West

Estonia is determined to stay independent of Russia. As it trains its people as reserve fighters, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have brought new uncertainty

Lithuania to build fence on border with Russian exclave

Baltic states have repeatedly voiced their concern at the Russian military build-up in the exclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, both EU and NATO members.

“EU needs a new alcohol strategy”

Estonia wants the limit of goods transported across the border to be reduced in Europe as a result of alcohol bought in Latvia and taken to Estonia.

Senator McCain wants US troops permanently based in Estonia

John McCain has pledged US support to the security of Russia's three Baltic neighbors amid worries that the US may not be fully committed to the defense of NATO allies following statements by US President-elect Donald Trump. He added that Washington should consider basing troops permanently at least in Estonia.

Spyware found on government computers in Lithuania

The Baltic state of Lithuania, on the frontline of growing tensions between the West and Russia, says the Kremlin is responsible for cyber attacks that have hit government computers over the last two years.

Finland’s defense minister supports détente in the Baltic sea

Finland's defense minister said he doesn't see the recent deployment of Russian missiles in the Baltic Sea region as a direct threat, but warned Wednesday that a negative spiral of actions and counter- actions could cause "something to happen, even if only accidentally."

Baltics worried about Russian military presence and NATO’s future

Despite being worried about an increased Russian military presence, the Baltic nations are still congratulating America's new leader, Donald Trump.

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