Latvian Independence 101

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence
November 16, 1988: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration
November 16: Icelandic Language Day
1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia
1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
2013 November 21: Euromaidan, Ukraine
4th Saturday of November: Remembrance Day for the Victims of Holodomors in Ukraine
1920 November 27: Belarus Heroes’ Day
1912 November 28: Albanian Flag Day/Declaration of Independence
November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day
December 3: International Day of the Basque Language

On a Rocky Island, Russia Seeks Military and Psychological Edge
Americans would construct a nuclear plant in Estonia
Speeders in Estonia Were Given Time-Outs Instead of Fines
Latvia celebrates 100th anniversary of Lāčplēsis Day
Birth of Latvia ‘only the beginning of struggle’
Blizzard of Souls is a reminder that Latvia’s freedom was never a given
Lithuania taste heavy defeat in first ever international
Why the Faroe Islands will close to tourists in 2020
Here’s how — and which — US Army units will move across the Atlantic this spring
Euro Has Never Been This Popular With Emerging-Market Borrowers
Poland’s Far Right Used Independence Day to Rally Against LGBTQ Rights
China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance
This is how Estonia is growing its population
Riga airport expands to keep up with surge in cargo volume
Estonia’s Baruto overcame obstacles to become ozeki
Latvian JTACs sharpen skills, relationships in Michigan
First Latvian Space Conference
Lithuania joins the ProtonVPN network with eight new servers
Lithuanian wanted by FBI for cybercrimes put in custody in Kyiv, awaiting extradition
Lithuania Producer Prices Fall For Fifth Month; HICP Inflation Slows
Istanbul assassination sparks buzz in Kyrgyzstan
Amid tensions with Russia, NATO is trying to up its game in the waters around Europe
France’s EU partners question Macron’s rapprochement with Putin
Germany makes legal changes to ease completion of Russian gas pipeline
How Europe’s institutions can be more resilient for the impending economic slowdown
Netherlands cuts speed limit to reduce nitrogen pollution
Sweden’s central bank sells off bonds from Canadian province over climate concerns
Switzerland OKs linkup with EU’s emissions trading system
Council of Europe denounces lack of Spanish compliance in judicial independence
We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next
Trump Administration Hosting New Greenland Talks With Denmark, Focused on ‘Presence’ and ‘Investments’
Denmark, Worried About Bombings by Swedish Gangs, Begins Border Checks
Finland boasts highest levels of life satisfaction in Europe
Not everything is cheaper in Tallinn: Which products cost less in Helsinki?
Estonia’s Elenger starts supplying Latvia with natural gas from Klaipeda terminal
Burger King: AS Tallink Grupp establishes subsidiaries in Lithuania and Latvia
Estonia: Support for Reform Party exceeds 35 percent
Russian special services used Swedbank to sway states
Estonia’s Haapsalu in partnership with Japanese city of Kaga
Defying Headwinds From Baltic Scandals, Estonia’s Coop Pank Plans IPO
Estonia special forces to join France-led Takuba mission in Mali
It’s a whole new groove: Canada meets Estonia to share innovations in tech and music
Estonians triumph in ‘ethical hacking’ Capture the Flag competition
Tartu’s capital of culture 2024 partner cities selected
Minimal pensions to increase in Latvia next year
Latvia’s IKTK invests 2 mln euro in glued laminated timber structures plant
Juris Kursietis’ Oleg wins Lielais Kristaps film festival in Riga
Latvia’s President Levits talks media at Paris Peace Forum
Darius Maskoliunas is the new head coach of Lithuania’s basketball team
Lithuania Is the Country with the Highest Alcohol Consumption
Spanish and Lithuanian police smash sex slave ring whose tentacles stretched to the Costa del Sol
How US giant Shift4 Payments discovered talents in Lithuania
European Greens: Lithuania’s Sinkevičius not our candidate
Lithuanian MoD wants NATO in on EU defence projects
Plaque commemorating Austrian Cardinal who helped Ukrainians during Holodomor unveiled in Vienna
Norway fund shuns G4S over human rights violation risks
European Investment Bank to focus solely on clean energy sources starting in 2022
Germany narrowly avoids a technical recession with 0.1% growth in the third quarter
NATO leaders set ambitious agenda for London summit
Peatlands Are Drying Out Across Europe
Kaliningrad: Measuring Up Against Europe, Not Mainland Russia
Impossible Security Policy Choices for the Baltics
Serbia Buys Nine Tons of Gold to Heed President’s Crisis Advice
Over the horizon: NATO joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in the Baltic Sea region
INTERREG Baltic Sea Region – Program for 2014 to 2020
Small hydropower plants threaten Montenegro’s last free-flowing rivers in a bid for cleaner energy
First official step in Sámi reconciliation commission
Estonia to apply for Arctic Council observer status
Russian Security Services Used Estonia to Fund Activities Abroad: Estonian Minister
Estonian ski coach gets suspended sentence in doping case
Estonia registers lowest unemployment in century
Almost 2/3 of TalTech foreign IT students have found professional work in Estonia
Over 400 Estonian troops practicing in Latvia
Latvia and Abu Dhabi Snare World’s Best Tourism Ads (& They’re Quite Glorious)
Latvia’s growing tech presence embellished by Digital Freedom Festival
Rugby is becoming a way of life in Latvia
Minister: suspicious interest for Latvia’s military objects considered medium-high
Baiba Kreger: From Latvia to Liberty, with love
Latvian Saeima passes 2020 budget
Lithuania’s youngest surviving premature baby born in Kaunas
Lithuania faces buckwheat crisis as prices double
Could European minimum wage ease Lithuania’s income disparity?
9-Year-Old Child Genius From Belgium Set to Graduate College
Belgium reports first death from vaping
Donald Tusk calls Russia Europe’s ‘strategic problem’
Pentagon presses for US access to special EU defense projects
Venezuela’s ex-spy chief disappears on eve of extradition to US
Vietnam Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years For Criticizing Government Online
China May Be Concealing Organ Harvesting Through Fake Donation Data, Scientists Report
Russia Is Making More Money From OPEC+ Deal Than Saudi Arabia
Google to stop sharing contextual content info to ad auction participants
Romania Ranked Last Among EU Nations for Quality of Life
Hungary tightens control over courts and schools, raising rights concerns
International Trial Watch: Catalan leaders’ trial very significantly violated their rights
SEB shares drop ahead of TV programme on money laundering
Danske Gold Report Has Danish Lawmakers Calling for Broader Probe
Poland To End Major Russian Gas Contract By 2022
Viacom expands in Russia
China Envoy Threatens to Ban Swedish Minister Over Gui Minhai Award
China bought most of Greece’s main port and now it wants to make it the biggest in Europe
Dzhokhar Dudayev: Fighting for a free Chechnya
NATO ships clear more than 50 mines from Baltic Sea
From Schools to Total Defence Exercises: Best Practices in Greyzone Deterrence
Governor-General of Canada to visit Estonia later in November
Estonian forestry sector bracing for downturn
Baltics’ biggest data center to be built in Saue Municipality, Estonia
Estonian Cinema Breaks Attendance Records Again in 2019
Estonian-created robotic vessel Nymo is conquering the seas
Unemployment in Latvia drops to 6%
Latvia can facilitate distribution of Azerbaijani goods in Northern Europe
San Diego real estate agent extradited from Latvia, charged in federal fraud scheme
Historic Franco-Latvian letter returns to Rīga after 96 years
Russia and Lithuania swap spies at Kaliningrad border
Spy swap: Five freed in Russia-Lithuania-Norway exchange
Partisan Kentra-Aušra nominated for Freedom Prize in Lithuania
Lithuania to host FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament
Bulgaria nuclear reactor capacity reduced over generator malfunction
Antigua and Barbuda launch first ever Confucius Institute in Eastern Caribbean
Why there’s currently a hippopotamus on Level 4 of BALTIC
Gilets jaunes movement sprang from nowhere to stun France. One year on, it’s in desperate search of a direction
I was born when the Berlin Wall came down. Now, at 30, I am worried about my generation’s ignorance
Russia and China, controversial friends of the Czech president
Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested
Amnesty International criticizes Spanish Supreme Court sentence for the 9 jailed Catalan independence leaders
Catalan leader Quim Torra: ‘Independence of Catalonia will come’
Bye, F-35: How America Can Make Its 6th Generation Stealth Fighters Unstoppable
The 13 cheapest Christmas markets destinations you should visit this year
London Business School recognises e-Estonia as Master of Reinvention
Russia’s Security Services Moved Money Through Estonia to Finance Overseas Operations
Eastern Partnership: Media experts meet in Riga to shape future donor support
Tens of thousands gather in Tbilisi to demand snap elections in Georgia
Russia reportedly tried to cover-up explosion of Skyfall nuclear superweapon
Russian envoy praises Macron stance on EU enlargement
Joy in Finland as men’s team for the 1st time qualifies for UEFA Euro finals
Can open source intelligence combat Russian disinformation in the Baltics?
On Education: Lessons from Finland and now, from Estonia
Events held in Aberdeen to mark Latvian Week
Lukashenko plans to visit Latvia in H1 2020
Russia begins show trial of Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists
Clock Ticking In US Congress As Russia Presses Ahead With Nord Stream 2
Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election, Lukashenko vows to stay put
OSCE Says ‘Fundamental Freedoms Were Disregarded’ In Belarus Vote
“He refused”: China sees online tributes to an official who freed Muslims in Xinjiang
Finland still part of Rail Baltica project
Estonia welcomes the AI challenge
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Boosts Profile of Estonia
Five iconic Eurovision entries for Latvian Proclamation Day
Fireworks and processions mark 101st anniversary of Latvian independence
Football: All Whites struggle in loss to Lithuania
‘Our worst nightmare:’ Lithuanian officials alarmed that Trump may party with Putin
Lithuania’s PM demands interior ministry explain legality of Abromavičius retaining Lithuanian citizenship
Speaker of Seimas of Lithuania invites Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to visit Lithuania
Snoras’ Banker On The Run
Freed Norwegian Berg flies back home to Norway from Lithuania
Azerbaijan, Lithuania set to boost bilateral ties
Russia will sign border treaty if Estonia gives up territorial claims
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival brings hundreds of international movies
Estonia opens honorary consulate in Klaipėda
Estonian president Kaljulaid meets with new EU leaders
Latvian and Japanese economic cooperation is growing
61 students fall ill at Smiltene Secondary School in Latvia
Latvian composer Boriss Rezņiks named “Rigan of the Year”
Lithuanian president to host meeting on relations with Ukraine, Belarus
Maxima supermarket chain owner tops Lithuania’s rich list
Lithuanian firefighters stage protest in Vilnius, warning service may collapse
2020 EU budget: Council and Parliament reach agreement
China will not tolerate any Taiwan independence incidents
Staring into Hong Kong’s future today