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Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League

Germany's legacy of trade ensured its success within Europe, but that same legacy is now threatening to tear apart the European Union.

The first LNG terminal enters into the port of Klaipeda on Oct. 27. (PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lithuania Courts Belarus With Economic Incentives

Past efforts to turn Minsk away from Russia and toward Europe have failed, but regional players hope economic and energy factors will encourage greater interest.

An Estonian border guard watches the rail route to Leningrad at a rail checkpoint on the Russia-Estonia border in 1935. (Three Lions/Getty Images)

Railway Advances Reveal Strategic Interests in the Baltics

The Rail Baltica network will further integrate Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the rest of Europe.