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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

BALTIC BLOG: Estonia's Centre party looks set to maintain kingmaker role

February 18, 2021

Populist liberal leader Juri Ratas will try to plot a comeback from behind the scenes, analysts believe.

BALTIC BLOG: Estonian Al law lags behind self-driving vehicles

July 15, 2020

A collision between a passenger vehicle and a self-driving bus in the Estonian capital puzzled the local transportation authority, which was suddenly faced with the questions of how to regulate driverless AI-based traffic and avoid accidents.

BALTIC BLOG: From the Aegean to the Gulf of Finland, China cements its presence across Eastern Europe

April 3, 2019

China’s Touchstone Capital Partners plans to extend €15bn to finance the construction of a rail tunnel linking Tallinn and Helsinki, highlighting how Chinese investment has spread across Central and Eastern Europe.

BALTIC BLOG: Latvia's triple-decker page-turner

February 21, 2018

Latvian central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics denies running extortion racket and says accusations are an attack on the Baltic state.

BALTIC BLOG: E-Stonia prances with the porpoise in the form of Prince Andrew

May 31, 2016

If the Duke of York is the new poster child for E-stonia, then one has to consider if the concept is at what start-up culture calls a “jumping the shark” moment.