Sven Mikser

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Sven Mikser, the Estonian minister chairing a meeting of ministers preparing for the leaders’ summit, said he was confident that Brexit talks would now progress into their next phase.

EU countries have toughened their stance on Brexit, making clear that talks on a future EU-UK relationship will not begin until March and insisting Br(...)

Georgian people hold national, EU and Nato flags at a rally against Russia in Tbilisi in September 2008. “Russia’s war against Georgia in 2008 should have been the wake-up call – but to some extent the West pressed the snooze button and went back to sleep,” says Estonia’s foreign minister, Sven Mikser. File photograph: Irakli Gedenidze/AP

A casual reader of certain websites could conclude that the recent arrival of Nato reinforcements in the Baltic states has been a fiasco of brutality (...)

The landing station of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream in Lubmin, near Greifswald, Germany. Photograph: Stefan Sauer/EPA

Germany and Russia face growing opposition to their plans for a major new gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea that critics say would strengthen the Krem(...)

A dramatic photo of a Russian jet coming very close to  a US Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea, June 19th, 2017, in a manoeuvre  criticised as unsafe. Photograph: Master Sgt Charles Larkin Snr/US European Command/AP

A close encounter between Russian and Nato warplanes over the Baltic Sea this week highlighted rising tension in the region linked to a series of majo(...)