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Baltics poised to expel Russian envoys over British spy attack - diplomats

Mar 26 2018

VILNIUS/TALLINN European Union governments were set to make good on a threat to punish Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain they blame on Moscow, with Baltic governments expected to expel Russian envoys on Monday, diplomats said.

Baltics poised to expel Russian envoys over British spy attack - diplomats

Mar 26 2018

VILNIUS/TALLINN European Union governments were set to make good on a threat to punish Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain they blame on Moscow, with Baltic governments expected to expel Russian envoys on Monday, diplomats said.

Estonia to investigate Danske Bank after new money-laundering allegations

Feb 27 2018

TALLINN/COPENHAGEN Estonia's financial regulator said on Tuesday it would open an investigation into Danske Bank after media reported it had been aware of money-laundering allegations at its Estonian branch as far back as 2013.

Estonia orders online ID lock-down to fix security flaw

Nov 03 2017

TALLINN Estonia plans to block access to the country's vaunted online services for 760,000 people from midnight on Friday to fix a security flaw in some of the Baltic country's identity smartcards that was identified earlier this year.

End of ECB's asset buys will be a 'minor issue' - Hansson

Nov 01 2017

TALLINN Winding down bond purchases to zero will be "a minor issue" for the European Central Bank because of a bulked up balance sheet and a commitment to keep interest rates low, ECB policymaker Ardo Hansson said on Wednesday.

Estonian central bank wants nominal budget surplus in 2018

Sep 18 2017

TALLINN Estonia's government should seek to achieve a nominal budget surplus next year given the rapid pace of economic growth, central bank governor Ardo Hansson told Reuters.

ECB's Hansson calls for broad discussion beyond 'inordinate focus' on asset buys

Sep 18 2017

TALLINN The European Central Bank should start discussing a broader range of measures as it seeks policy normalization rather than just focus on how and when it will dial back stimulus, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

ECB's next move should be a set of measures going beyond QE: Hansson

Sep 18 2017

TALLINN The European Central Bank's next move should be a set of measures that go beyond a decision on asset purchases, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

Turkish minister says EU turning negotiations into 'children's game'

Sep 08 2017

TALLINN Turkey said on Friday the European Union was making a "child's game" out of its membership talks, wrangling over threats to end them, and reminded the bloc of its strategic importance abutting Middle Eastern conflict zones.

Dublin rejects British proposal for post-Brexit Irish border

Sep 08 2017

TALLINN Ireland dismissed British proposals for the Irish border after Brexit as unconvincing on Friday, a day after the EU chief negotiator said they amounted to a demand the bloc suspend its laws for Britain. | Video

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