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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1918 May 28: Armenia Independence Day

1918 May 28: Azerbaijan Republic Day

1962 June 1: Novocherkassk massacre, RF

1988 June 3: Formation of Lithuanian Reform Movement Sąjūdis

1884 June 4: Estonian Flag Day

1989 June 4: Tiananmen Square protests/June 4th Incident

1523 June 6: National Day of Sweden

1905 June 7, Norway: Independence Day/Union Dissolution Day

1941 June 14: Soviet Mass Deportations from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

CCP Evil Sets Foot in Riga

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China Released a Uyghur Mother To Silence Her U.S. Son—Then Sent Her Back to Detention The Next Day

‘Revolution’ in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse

Remembering the Tiananmen Massacre, 30 Years On: ‘They Died on The Spot’

Georgia Marks Independence Day

Murmansk-BN electronic suppression systems take half of the world under control

Russia to build mega port in enclave of Kaliningrad

Ireland’s railways going green — Irish Rail to order up to 600 battery electric trains

Estonia’s 15 Years in the EU

Secretary General commends Estonia’s contributions to NATO

How Estonia uses Cybersecurity to Strengthen its Position in NATO

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PM believes Dombrovskis should continue as Latvia’s European commissioner

Opening of concert hall Latvia in Ventspils to mark 100 years of Latvia’s de facto independence

Voter turnout in European Elections in Latvia among lowest in EU

Latvia’s tax revenue 3.7% above target in four months

Lithuania to offer Britons cheap surgery as millions stuck on longest NHS waiting list

Russia uses wholesale arrests to try to crush Crimean Tatar human rights movement

Crimea’s Tatar minority fears history is repeating itself amid arrests and persecution from Russian forces

Rebecca Harms: Germany and France should stop supporting Russia’s unconditional return to PACE

Historian of the Soviet Terror Sergei Koltyrin jailed for 9 years in Russia

Transnistria: Russia’s satellite state an open wound in Eastern Europe

Sexual harassment is a ‘major public health issue’ in Sweden: survey

Poland plans to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets from US

Norwegian pension fund ditches alcohol, gambling and pornography

Immigrant Proportion Grows Within Icelandic Labour Market

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Latvia’s population declines 14 400 over the course of a year

Jūrmala to host the concluding meeting for the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Lithuania Expels Chief Editor Of Sputnik’s Local Branch

Nausėda to keep Grybauskaitė’s hardline on Russia, but improve Belarus ties

Lithuania: Did error in Italian televoting cost Jurij Veklenko a Grand Final placement?

Eurovision Grand Final Was Watched by 182 Million (Including 98% of Iceland!)

Russian Donbas militant leader Girkin admits to using civilians as human shields & other war crimes

Ukraine, Georgia call for limiting veto power in UN Security Council

Belarus: Interior Minister unrepentant following mass raids and detention of Roma

Cuba legalises Wi-Fi routers in private homes

Are Russia & China Violating Nuke Test Ban Treaty?

Ivo Daalder: Here’s how to counter China’s increasing power

In search of “business not as usual” with Russia

Kremlin Watch Briefing: The UK leads the fight against disinformation in Eastern Europe

Abandoned railways in Vidzeme and Estonia become footpaths and cycling trails

Latvian parliament elects former judge Levits president

European court judge elected as Latvia’s new president

Son of Jewish engineer elected president of Latvia

Levits to visit Estonia and Lithuania on first foreign visits

Relations with Russia must primarily be formed in context with EU foreign policy – Levits

Latvian economy is thriving, but boosting productivity, improving social protection and transitioning to a low-carbon productive model are vital for sustainable and inclusive growth

97-year-old Nina naturalizes as Latvian citizen

Ušakovs steps down as mayor of Rīga

Dainis Turlais confirmed as new Rīga mayor

Lithuanian govt won’t let go off public broadcaster’s independence

Lithuanian scientists develop bioplastic for food packaging applications

Winner of the International Public Speaking Competition crowned in London

Pre-trial investigation into 1991 Soviet crackdown in Lithuania to resume

Record growth of domestic tourism in Lithuania

Positive migration for first time in 18 years gives hope for Lithuania’s demographic crisis

Moscow’s Hand in Libya

Rusal Names Controversial Ex-Ambassador to Head Guinea Office

From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

European Commission recommends opening accession talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Portugal becomes the first euro zone country to issue debt on China’s market

Venezuela talks in Norway end without deal

Rights group urges U.S. to sanction China over Xinjiang camps

Amber growth turns red as oversupply knocks value

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MBSA bridges the Baltic states and Monaco

Baltic Sea overfishing in crisis

Calls for emergency Baltic fishing halt due to population crisis

UK Royal Navy spearheads Baltic force to counter ‘credible’ Russia threat

St Nicholas Church Danse Macabre, Art Museum of Estonia

Estonia declared the best country for digital life

Estonian Government launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for the next 2 years

China Threatens Rare Earth Export Restrictions. Australia, Estonia and Myanmar All Sell It

Estonian military is about to get a rifle revamp courtesy of LMT

What Do the 2019 European Parliament Elections in Estonia Tell Us?

Estonians hold ‘funeral march’ for science over govt funding

Latvian glass artist behind the largest handmade glass artwork in the Baltics

Ruling coalition regroups in Lithuanian parliament

Lithuanian parliament speaker refuses to give up post under new coalition agreement

Lithuania ranked most competitive country in emerging Europe

Lithuanian President is ready to speak Russian and improve relations with Moscow

Bulgaria makes first U.S. gas purchases with two LNG cargoes

EU finds Czech PM in breach of conflict-of-interest rules

Finland’s first gender sensitivity trainers start work

Tiananmen Book Seller’s Fight Shows China’s Sway Over Hong Kong

Stakes High for Armenia’s New Government

Soviet power gone, Baltic countries’ historic pagan past re-emerges

United States Navy Warship Enters Baltic Sea for Exercises while NATO Reinforces its Activities

US 2nd Fleet re-emerges to face growing military competition from Russia in the Atlantic

Pärnu boasts one of Estonia’s most modern kindergartens

Viljandi State Upper Secondary School named 2019 School of the Year

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian fighters in Estonia

British Council in Estonia head awarded top UK honor

Lithuania’s Skvernelis says he might stay on as PM

Lithuania’s Pavilion, Winner of the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion, to Cut Back Performances due to Lack of Funding

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