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Analyses | | Piotr Szymański

On March 5, Estonia updated its long-term National Defence Development Plan for 2017–2026. It has been divided into shorter four-year planning cycles, including a new medium-term one for…

OSW Commentary | | Piotr Szymański

Over the last few years, Tallinn has been increasingly involved in military cooperation in the EU and with France. To date, Estonia is the only country on NATO’s eastern flank to join the French-led…

OSW Report | | Piotr Szymański

In recent years, the Nordic and Baltic region has witnessed a growing interest in the concept of comprehensive security, which hails from the Cold War doctrine of total defence. This…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The elections to the European Parliament have weakened the Christian Democrats (EPP) and Social Democrats (S&D) in Central Europe; but although they have won fewer seats…

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The elections in Estonia have been won by the opposition liberal Reform Party, which got 28.8% of the votes and 34 seats in the 101-seat parliament. All indications…

OSW Studies | | Piotr Szymański

The Baltic states are often viewed by the West and Russia as a single region. However, the different economic and demographic potentials, strategic cultures and geographic location result in differences in their defence solutions.

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

On 23 November the Estonian parliament swore in a new government consisting of the Centre Party, the Social Democratic Party and the conservative IRL.

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, the leader of the liberal and pro-Western Reform Party, which had governed Estonia since 2001, lost support of his coalition partners.

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The governments of the Baltic states initially voluntarily declared they would accept refugees.

Analyses | | Joanna Hyndle-Hussein

The victory of the ruling Estonian Reform Party proves that the situation in Ukraine has turned this party into Estonians’ guarantor of state stability.