Juri Ratas

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Russian president Vladimir Putin: has encouraged a return to the cold war-era view of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact as a response to the appeasement of Hitler by Britain, France and other European states. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik

Five states that were victims of an infamous Nazi-Soviet pact have urged Europe to fight disinformation and attempts to rewrite history, 80 years afte(...)

Estonia’s prime minister, Juri Ratas, during the swearing-in of the incoming coalition government in Tallinn. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/File Photo/Reuters

Estonia’s controversial new coalition government has been rocked by the resignation of a far-right minister just one day after taking power. Marti Ku(...)

 Mart Helme, leader of ERKE. He has tried to put  pressure on the government over the Danske Bank money laundering scandal. Photograph: Getty Images

Estonia’s nationalist and Eurosceptic EKRE party is poised for significant gains when voters in the Nato frontline state elect a new parliament on Sun(...)

Following French president Emmanuel Macron’s strong championing of corporation tax harmonisation in his speech last week, the idea was also backed by German chancellor Angela Merkel on the fringes of Tallinn. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

EU leaders in Tallinn on Friday night gave broad support to an Estonian agenda that aspires to establish the union’s global leadership of the digital (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence salutes soldiers during a visit to Nato’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission and Estonian troops in Tallinn, Estonia on Monday. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The White House hopes for better ties with Moscow but will oppose any Kremlin aggression against US allies and will not be swayed by an order to slas(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  Juncker called the legislature ‘totally ridiculous’  over the meagre attendance at Tuesday’s session. Photograph: EBS Via AP

The head of the EU’s executive body has described the European Parliament as ridiculous after only a few dozen MEPs turned up to a debate. The outbur(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party’s Member of Parliament Marine Le Pen speaks to  the press after French president Emmanuel Macron gave a speech during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Populism has been on the rise in the West for more than four decades. But the earth-shattering events of the past year, the Brexit referendu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) shakes hands with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said “the door always remains open” to the United Kingdom reversing its decision to leave the European Union. Speaking on (...)

 Leo Varadkar  will be of three EU leaders under the age of 40. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Leo Varadkar (38) will be the youngest serving EU leader and one of the youngest prime ministers in the world when he becomes Taoiseach in 10 days tim(...)