New Government Sworn in Estonia

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

1950 May 9: Europe Day

CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

From Amsterdam to Sydney on electricity

Germany’s low defence spending weakens Nato

Spanish real estate new focus in major European money laundering scheme

Why Nothing Could Stop a 6th Generation F-22 Stealth Fighter

Don’t Tell Russia: U.S. Forces in Europe Lack Firepower

Finland’s Hobbyhorse Girls, Once a Secret Society, Now Prance in Public

Denmark’s richest man, Anders Holch Povlsen, loses 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks

Populist rulers across the globe increasingly navigate towards Kremlin: Hans Binnendjik

Russia Sees Its Future in China and Eurasia

Will China Drive a Wedge Between the US and Europe?

Taiwan Unveils Comprehensive Measures to Ban Chinese Tech From Government

Nord Stream 2: A failed test for EU unity and trans-Atlantic coordination

Vello Salo: Estonian priest, WWII veteran, and former Vatican Radio employee dies at 93

Estonia’s Long Road to NATO

Russia uses farcical criminal charges against Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev to keep him out of Crimea

Competition with China requires new technology transfer rules for US allies and Silicon Valley

Belarus halts shipments of light oil products to Ukraine, Poland, Baltic countries

NATO jets in Baltic policing duties scrambled once last week

Estonian Start-Up Has Become a Thorn in Uber’s Side

Kaljulaid on Putin meeting: Unfair to leave hard topics to other countries

Court rules transition to Latvian-only education constitutional

First Latvian movie to be included in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight

EU regulators approve 385 mln euro Lithuania renewable power scheme

Who will succeed Dalia Grybauskaite as the president of Lithuania?

Ukraine has gotten over Russia but Russia hasn’t gotten over Ukraine, Shevtsova says

Huawei to launch digital hub in Serbia

‘Pray For Me’: Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.

Poland to extend LNG terminal in Świnoujście with EU help

Leading candidate to head European Commission says he would block Nord Stream 2

This Indian military unit fought for the Nazis

Kim Turns to Russia for Help as Sanctions Hurt North Korea’s Economy

Maduro Channels Oil Sales Revenues To Russia

How Russian motorcycle gangs, fake news and cyber attacks could threaten NATO, and how US forces can help

Kuopio launches Finland’s first fleet of electric city bikes

France Troops Deployed to Estonia as Part of NATO’s Russia Deterrence Mission

Estonia’s President Sends Wrong Message Meeting Putin

Pskov Oblast wants three-day visa freedom for Estonian, Latvian residents

Kariņš marks 100 days as PM of Latvia

Latvian Saeima paves way for full opening of «KGB bag»

Riga’s public transport company fined EUR 2.4 million in nano-water criminal case

Montenegro and Latvia: Strengthening Collective Defence

Lithuania: Russian warplane intercepted near Baltic borders

Revolut at risk of losing European banking licences

Lithuania may blacklist Russian singer Leps

Lithuanian PM denies calling journalists ‘dung-beetles’

Lithuania bans Holocaust denier David Irving for 5 years

Uruguay 1st in Latin America to export marijuana for medicinal use

The world lost a Belgium-size area of old growth rainforest in 2018

Jaroslaw Kaczynski Calls LGBT Rights an Imported Threat to Poland

Putin endorses annual Victory Day payout to veterans in Russia, Baltics

Sweden and Norway ‘concerned’ by unusual pre-season forest fires

Norway Wealth Fund Beefs Up Logistics Portfolio Amid Trade War

Norway commits $150 million to UNICEF for the next three years

Putin offers Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in separatist-held areas

Ukraine adopts law expanding scope of Ukrainian language

Poland’s PGNiG eyes gas from Israeli fields

Swedbank admits anti-money laundering failings, cooperating with U.S. authorities

Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries

Baltics clear 2020 renewable energy targets, upbeat on 2030 green commitments

‘Devil is in the detail’ for pan-Baltic covered bond project

30 pictures of the Soviet-era street scenes in Tallinn

RAF Typhoon Jets Deploy To Estonia To Support Baltic Air Policing With NATO’s 70th Anniversary Logo On Their Tails

Latvian Saeima proposes celebrating 13 May as State Language Day

Moscow Lashes Out at Lithuanian Criminal Convictions of Soviet Officers

Center-right candidate for EU commission chief Weber visits Lithuania

In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

In Slovakia, a murdered journalist and a pro-press president

Hungary to promote Chinese relations in Europe

Magnitsky-style sanctions in the Eastern Partnership

Europe’s refineries stop taking contaminated Russian oil

S. Korea, Baltic Countries Launch Joint Committee on Economy

The Other Estonian Language: Preserving and Promoting Võro

Tartu to scrap free parking for hybrid vehicles from 2021

3rd edition of the “Days of Latvia” opens in Italy

Swedes, Brits and Germans among top tourists in Latvia; Estonians and Lithuanians – less so

Annual Latvian literary awards handed out

Latvian central bank abuzz about “Honey Coin”

Ukraine’s president-elect asks for continued support from Lithuania

Lithuania passes law on relocation of people of Lithuanian descent from crisis zones

Finland scores cheerleading gold for second time

Freedom of speech in Estonia at its lowest in 28 years

“No one should speak with Ukraine in language of threats”: Zelensky confirms readiness for Normandy Four talks

Most political parties in Latvia support maintaining of sanctions against Russia

Beluga Whale With Russian Harness Raises Alarm In Norway

Indyref2: Scottish 1st Minister sets out plans for vote before 2021

A guide to the Spanish election and its impact on Catalonia

Estonia: Ratas’ second government sworn in Monday afternoon

Estonian president attends Riigikogu oath ceremony wearing ‘speech is free’ slogan

Turkey unsuitable as EU member state, says Isamaa European candidate

Corruption Prevention Bureau finds more than ten fictitious consultants in Rigas Satiksme

Journalists were on Rīga transport payroll, anti-graft squad investigating

Nearly 800 children in Latvia growing up in institutions

Facebook launches fact-checking campaign in Lithuania ahead of EU elections

Over half of Lithuanian MPs voice support for Taiwan in diplomatic row with China

Disabled and gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied medication