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by documentEast Annika Haas, Plane Watchers (2010 – 2011) Annika Haas, Plane Watchers (2010 – 2011) Watchers (2010 – 2011), a series shot by an Estonian photographer Annika Haas, is a fascinating story of ‘the dacha-district in the surroundings of Tallinn Airport, a relic of the Soviet era’ in contemporary Estonia. Workers of a local […]

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Stubb, Sipilä and Soini form coalition

by Kristofer Jäntti After brief negotiations, the Centre Party Chief Juha Sipilä, finally announced the composition for the Finnish government. The government will be formed by the three largest parties: The Centre Party, the Finns Party and the National Coalition Party. This coalition boots the Social Democrats and Christian Democrats into opposition as well as ends […]

Juha Sipilä: likely Finnish Prime Minister

by Kristofer Jäntti The Finns will be choosing a new government in the upcoming parliamentary elections this Sunday. The most recent polls show that the Centre Party will become the largest part with 24% of the vote, securing itself the Prime Minister’s portfolio as dictated by Finnish political convention. Behind the Centre Party, there is a […]

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by Nijolė Petrošiūtė. Translated and edited by Elena Lesieur. On 1 January 2015 Lithuania joined the Eurozone and became the 19th European state to have adopted the common currency. Lithuania can proudly claim to be a country with unrivaled experience in terms of changing currencies – citizens born before World War II have experienced this phenomenon […]

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by Philipp Köker Poland will hold presidential elections on 10 May 2015. Until now 12 candidates have declared their intention to stand, yet until now the campaign has been rather slow. The main reason for this is the fact that only incumbent president Komorowski appears to be able to win the election – possibly even in the first […]

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With just 2 weeks left to the Oscar awards ceremony, Crossing the Baltic takes a look at the nominees from the Baltic rim. This week the focus is on Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan. by Mateusz Zatoński The past months have been a rewarding time for Baltic cinema. Many movies produced in the region made a splash in […]

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by our Berlin correspondent Tobias Koch Against the background of the recent cruel attacks in France, people suddenly find themselves standing next to each other united in their will to defend their free society against anybody who attempts to harm it. The pictures of a large number of heads of states from the march in […]

The region of Podhale, Poland's southernmost region characterised by its mountainous landscape, rich folklore, and the EU-protected oscypek cheese.

Melancholic pictures of Latvian lakes by Karlis Bergs have accompanied us through the last days of the tempestuous 2014. Crossing the Baltic opens 2015 by hiking into the Polish highlands to showcase another photographic project. This time we bring you the dramatic and spectacular vistas of the Polish Tatra mountains and nearby ranges by photographer […]

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by Magda Niedużak All images from Karlis Bergs, Between the Lake and the Sea, 2011 – 2013 Between the Lake and the Sea (2011 – 2013) by a Latvian photographer Karlis Bergs is yet another documentary project about human relationship to nature [see here for a post about Moscow’s wastelands]. After many years, Bergs returns to a village […]

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