Estonia's coalition government could be threatened with collapse this week after two junior coalition partners called on the prime minister to resign yesterday (7 November) and the opposition called for a vote of no confidence.
A British exit from the European Union could trigger similar moves by other member states in Eastern Europe, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in a German newspaper interview published yesterday (19 June).
A grant agreement to finance the first gas pipeline between Poland and Lithuania was signed today (15 October), in what European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said mrked the official end of the Baltic region's energy isolation.
The European Union demanded Russia release an Estonian police officer sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in jail for spying, nearly a year after the EU says Eston Kohver was abducted by Russian agents from Estonia territory.
Estonia's centre-right premier claimed victory in an election yesterday (1 March), cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighbouring Russia following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis will hurt Russian consumers, but Moscow's retaliatory food import ban will have little effect on Estonian food producers, says Taavi Rõivas, the Estonian prime minister.
In contrast to neighbouring Ukraine, strong governance makes Estonia less vulnerable to internal challenges to stability. Yet, potential economic sanctions on Russia could have a profound impact on the Baltic state too, writes Jan Hofmeyr.
Taavi Rõivas was sworn yesterday (26 March) as the new Prime Minister of Estonia. The 34-year old politician from the liberal Reform Party has vowed to make security a priority, as Estonia feels vulnerable from Russia in the aftermath of Crimea’s annexation.