Ukraine Electing President

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields

April 22: Earth Day

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1986 April 26: Chernobyl nuclear disaster

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England

2004 May 1: Baltic States join the European Union

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

1990 May 4: Independence Restoration Day in Latvia

F.B.I. Bars Some China Scholars From Visiting U.S. Over Spying Fears

Russia-Germany gas pipeline seeks new route in Baltic sea

SDP takes top spot, populists rally, heavy losses for PM’s Centre in Finnish election

Finnish parliament still mostly middle-aged, male

Poland wins €215m EU grant for gas link to Norway

Germany allows port call of Russian barque after Estonia, Poland’s ban over cadets from Crimea

Iceland (The Country) Wins Trademark Dispute Against Iceland (The Supermarket)

Iceland Leads the World in Bitcoin Mining, But Not Everyone is Thrilled

Commercial Property: pipeline of 900,000 sqm to be delivered in the Baltics

Arming Baltic state ‘resistance’ cells to repel Russian invaders

Unconventional ‘resistance’ cells urged for Baltic defense: study

Unconventional Approaches Could Help Deter Russian Intimidation and Aggression Against the Baltic States

Baltic cod walloped as stocks crash

UK Apaches Head To Estonia As Deterrent To Russia ‘Threat’

Minister: police officers in Latvia should be paid EUR 2,000

Coalition parties to nominate Levits for Latvia’s president

Latvian government’s plan requires one billion euros, and they are one billion euros short

Lithuania PM seeks probe over interbank rate during financial crisis

Lithuanian govt to turn to prosecutors over financial watchdogs’ actions during crisis

Proper financial supervision was ensured during crisis in Lithuania, ex c.banker says

Major coordinated disinformation campaign hit Lithuanian Defense Ministry

Lithuanian Human Rights Activists Launch Legal Challenge to Government Efforts to Build Convention Center Atop Historic Jewish Cemetery

Lithuanian Tied to Money Laundering Funds Kremlin’s Church

Drėlingas v. Lithuania (ECHR): Ethno-Political Genocide Confirmed?

‘God’s Punishment’: Serbian Tabloids Say Notre Dame Fire Result Of Flying Kosovo’s Flag

To Deter Russia, the U.S. Army Must Be Permanently Based in Poland

Nordic and Baltic watchdogs plot grand data sharing deal after money laundering scandals

30 of Finland’s “unknown soldiers” to be laid to rest

Russian court jails ex-Norway border guard for spying

To the Seas Again: Maritime Defence and Deterrence in the Baltic Region

Russia, Belarus to make efforts to sell nuclear power to Baltics

Will Lukashenka attend reburial of Belarus national hero in Vilnius?

Stalin’s Approval Rating Among Russians Hits Record High

Estonia president turns to Ratas to form a government

Bells ring out in Rīga in support of France and Notre Dame

SBU captures Russian-controlled terrorist group plotting hit jobs on Ukrainian politicians, security operatives

Russia’s creeping annexation of Belarus ‘already taking place,’ Juknevičienė says

Denmark: Man suspected of placing grenade in Copenhagen

Former Spy: Hungary Used as Logistical Base for Russian Intelligence Activity

Trump administration targets so-called ‘troika of tyranny’ with wave of new sanctions

Beijing goes unconventional in South China Sea’s escalating confrontation

Czech police recommend charging prime minister with fraud

Hungary to lead NATO’s Baltic Air Policing, joined by UK and Spain

Amid worries over Russia, Sweden returns troops to Baltic island

Russia’s Novatek starts shipping LNG from new small-scale plant

Riigikogu backs Centre-EKRE-Isamaa coalition, Ratas to remain PM

Estonian parliament gives Center’s Ratas nod to lead government

Queen Margrethe to visit Estonia for 800th anniversary of Danish flag

Some 100 allied tanks, armoured vehicles expected in Estonia by late April

EU states force clearing of Estonian, Danish regulators over Danske Bank

Bill Browder lodges Swedbank money laundering complaint with Latvian authorities

EU needs central supervisor to tackle money laundering ‘rats’: Latvia’s PM

ECJ judge set to become Latvia president

Latvian PM Kariņš: “By being united we are a major force in the world”

NATO battlegroup exercises in Lithuania

Lithuania’s Presidential Election: Same Policy Wine in New Bottles?

Lithuanian leaders vow to contribute to restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Human rights NGO reports on 119 known hostages behind bars in occupied Donbas

168 child victims of Russia’s mounting repression in occupied Crimea

Hybrid War in Ukraine – predictions for 2019 and beyond

Russia Asked To Dock A Warship Heading For Venezuela In The Mediterranean. Then Things Got Weird.

Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

Turkmenistan the worst country for journalists, Norway the safest

Finland ranked second on Press Freedom Index, behind Norway

Baltic Science Network Shapes Common Perceptions and Solutions

Estonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years

Estonia once again tops region for press freedom

Hungary, Spain and UK will take over Baltic Air Policing role

73% of residents believe they benefit from Latvia’s membership in EU

The republic on the sea: The 1919 coup that exiled the Latvian government to a steamboat

Lithuania ‘consulting’ UK banking watching about Revolut after press reports

Smashed memorial plaque to Noreika to be restored in Vilnius

Hungary Is Key to Shoring Up NATO Alliance

“Computer glitch” may be behind Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Estonia tops major new investment survey as Poland slips

Nearly 300 Belgian troops receive NATO mission medals in Tapa

After Moscow visit, Lithuania calls on Estonia to coordinate actions

Lithuanian anti-trust body says recovering fine from Gazprom is difficult

Jonas Valanciunas: “I will definitely play for Lithuania in the World Cup”

Taurage is hosting this year’s parade and celebrations honouring Lithuanian partisans

Kyrgyzstan Fires Head of Passport Agency For Unfairly Helping Lithuania’s Garsu Pausalis

Police rescues kidnapped Estonia Consular General

Smiltene and Valmiera aiming to ride the tide of remigration

Scandinavia, Baltic Set to Become China’s Newest Playground

Lithuania’s Achema turns to CJEU over LNG terminal’s maintenance costs

At least 6 blasts, including several at churches, rock Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka blasts: At least 140 dead and more than 560 injured in multiple church and hotel explosions

Sri Lanka Bombings Live Update: Blasts Unleash Carnage at Churches and Luxury Hotels

Ukraine votes in second round of presidential elections: live blog