Liis Kängsepp

Liis is a stringer (reporter) at Dow Jones Newswires.

With Rail Baltic, EU transport plans hope to pick up speed

Rail Baltic to connect the capitals of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with a high-speed railroad. The original report was first written by Frances Robinson and Liis Kängsepp for The Wall Street Journal, and has been republished by kind permission. Additional reporting by Estonian World. There’s a point on the border between Latvia …

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Need a book? Fly to Estonia

The nation that brought the world Skype and its free internet phone calling service is branching out with a less-ambitious giveaway scheme: an airport library where books are taken but not necessarily returned. Disclaimer: This article was originally written by Liis Kängsepp for the Wall Street Journal. Republished by the permission from WJS. I Estonia’s …

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For U.S. Diplomat, Culture Shock after Estonia Stint

A U.S. ambassador returned home after decades abroad to disappointingly observe that his country was less technologically developed than one of Europe’s smallest states kept for decades behind the Iron Curtain. Michael C. Polt is back in the U.S. after a 35-year diplomatic career. He most recently served as the …

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ECB’s Ardo Hansson: Europe Needs Patience Amid Positive Signs

Ardo Hansson, Estonia’s member of the European Central Bank’s governing council, said on Saturday that Europe’s situation appears to be taking a more positive turn in recent months, but he advocated for a patient approach when it comes to implementing restructuring measures and creating new institutions. “There have been more …

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