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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
1994 December 11: First Chechen War
1974 December 13: Malta Republic Day
1991 December 16: Kazakhstan Independence Day
1989 December 16: Romanian Revolution
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1991 December 26: Dissolution of the Soviet Union
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Tunisia as a hub for LGBTQ rights? Democracy is making it happen.
Cannabis market in the US is growing like a weed
EU Moves Closer to Creating U.S.-Style Magnitsky Act
Germany Edges Out Norway as Europe’s Biggest Electric Car Market
Change in Finland: A government led by five women and the world’s youngest prime minister
i.b.s.® as a first foreign security company now approved in Latvia and Lithuania
Lithuania: a perfect country to start a business
The more the British learn about Ireland’s loyalists, the less they like
Greenland’s accelerating ice losses are now in line with highest sea-level scenario
Luxembourg urges EU debate on Palestine recognition
Climate Change Is Starving Out Reindeer in Sweden’s Arctic
King of Sweden Gives Peter Handke a Disgraceful Nobel Prize
The Russia Ban That Isn’t Really a Ban Stokes Anger
Russia Throws Wrench Into Efforts to Renew Serbia-Kosovo Talks
Kyrgyzstan Ski Resort Unveils 8-Foot Vladimir Putin Statue
How plants colonised land
Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela
US oil executives jailed in Venezuela given house arrest
Political prisoners that Russia released from detention arrive from Ukraine in Latvia along with members of their families
Largest increase in air passenger transport in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia
World Lacrosse welcomes Barbados and Lithuania as new members
Lithuania announces world’s first digital collector coin
Lithuania’s modest house prices increase
20 Islamist terrorism suspects arrested in raids across Denmark
Gay altarpiece of original sin makes waves in Sweden
How unemployment rates relate to economic attitudes in the EU
Brussels Ring Road: Wallonia prefers ‘dynamic speed management’ over 100 km/h limit
Christmas in Iceland means a ‘flood’ of books under the tree
As China’s investments in Germany grow, so do the ethical pitfalls
‘Now I’m A Soldier’: Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Registers For Military Service
Save The Date For The Coolest Tech Gathering In The Baltics
Turkey warns again it will block NATO defense plan over Kurdish issue
Air Baltic Looks Toward Significant Expansion Plans
The problems plaguing NATO
Russia’s Gas Pipeline to Europe Faces Sanctions Under U.S. Defense Bill
First visualisations unveiled for Rail Baltica’s infrastructure
Eutrophication remains a major problem for Europe’s seas despite some progress
Estonia to launch airspace services for drones
Party funding watchdog fines Estonian Greens again
Riigikogu passes 2020 Estonian state budget
Estonian PM meets Czech air force at Ämari Air Base
Solaris to provide 100 gas-powered buses to capital of Estonia
Latvia’s Citadele bank buys UniCredit’s Baltic leasing business
US Sanctions Latvian Oligarch Aivars Lembergs
Latvian government supports reaching EU’s climate neutrality goal by 2050
UAE, Latvia sign agreement to encourage, protect bilateral investments
Rīga remains most affordable of Baltic capitals for apartments
Searching for Leonard Cohen
Lithuania to allocate EUR 100,000 for Red Cross/Red Crescent in Ukraine
Central bank parental controls obsolete for crypto: Bank of Lithuania
Turkmenistan, Lithuania mull strengthening co-op
Belarus’ nuclear energy ban endorsed by Lithuanian parliament
Spanish documents tell story of Lithuania striving for recognition after WW1
State of health in Lithuania among worst in EU
Lithuania needs to spend €14bn on climate change over next decade, president says
Only Wales’ party can solve Wales’ problems
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission demands access to detainees in occupied Donbas
Russian TV Pulls Plug On Ukrainian President’s Comedy Series One Day After Premiere
A pro-Western government has been pushed out in Moldova
Only a tenth of Vatican donations directed to charity
US Senate Unanimously Recognizes Armenian Genocide, Rejects Turkey’s Gag-Rule Against Remembrance
Monaco Court Dismisses Case Against Art Dealer Accused of Defrauding Russian Oligarch
France postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly Niger attack
Europe Gains Ground in Global Race to Sell Electric Cars
Conference on harmonising anti trafficking practices in the Baltic Sea Region
Greta Thunberg Time 2019 Person of the Year
Farmers take to the streets of EU capital, say leaders broke promises
Defender Europe 20: Building bridges and NATO readiness
Balticconnector gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland opened
Finland and Estonia celebrate the commissioning of the Balticconnector gas pipeline
Estonia’s Jana Teder wins world masters in bikini fitness
First Estonian appointed European Commission spokesperson
Construction of new oil refinery in Estonia to begin in 2021
Hiring in Estonia hit new record in 2019
Estonian farmers: EU Green Deal can’t entail unfair competition
Estonia launches a project to accelerate the introduction of innovative solutions
Estonia is getting ready to shine at Les Arcs
BOATBUILDING: From Estonia with Love
Latvian Government Seizes Control of Main Ports After U.S. Sanctions Oligarch Aivars Lembergs
Companies at Latvia Ventspils port can continue operations for 30 days – Latvian financial watchdog
Mārtiņš Kazāks approved to become new Latvian central bank governor
Latvian eco cleaning product exports reach Abu Dhabi
Latvian high-speed road network planned for 2040
2020 Latvian Olimpiade postponed
Bank of Lithuania Publishes Central Bank Crypto-Assets Research
Norway’s Fjord Bank to launch business in Lithuania in spring
Lithuania’s President Says Russia Needs to Do More on Ukraine
Lithuanian airport erects Christmas Tree made from confiscated items
Bank of Lithuania enlists startups to help reduce reporting burden
Lithuanian exchange student spends a school year in Pipestone
Chinese Persecution of Religion Denounced in the Lithuanian Parliament
China’s soft power: Pro-Beijing screening in Vilnius attracts government figures and officials
Lithuania begins trial of two Russian spies in absentia
Lithuanian farmers protest in Brussels for ‘equal’ treatment
Lithuania’s only seaport set to expand
Sturgeon ready to ask permission for second referendum after SNP wins 80% of Scotland’s seats
Trial begins of Georgian doctor in South Ossetia
Cyprus Tops List of EU States Falling Short on Market Abuse Rules
Chinese-Led Consortium to Build Cyprus’ Gas Import Terminal
Norway’s Telenor picks Ericsson for 5G, abandoning Huawei
From Tibet to Xinjiang, Beijing’s man for restive regions Chen Quanguo is the prime target of US sanctions
A new Pacific nation? Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea
Major protest at EU summit in Brussels
The limits of Turkey’s influence?
EU member states commit to 2050 carbon neutrality, Poland opts out
What happened to Romania’s revolutionaries 30 years on?
Estonian film streaming website launched
Estonian-launched RPG scoops up four wins at Game Awards in LA
Pärnu will not hold New Year’s fireworks display
Tallinn region GDP portion decreases in Estonian economy
Uganda Cranes striker off to Estonia
Latvian Government to Seize Control of Ports Following Sanctions
Dramatic ports takeover in Latvia
Latvia’s prime minister forms a work group to ensure Ventspils Freeport’s operations
Latvian state institutions and politicians experience cyber attack
Eastern Ukraine fighter from Latvia starts five-year jail sentence
Baltic Money-Laundering Woes Curb Dollar Access for Lithuania
Lithuania gets message on Belarus’ N-plant included in EU climate change plan
EU’s Green Deal to stifle Belarus’ nuclear energy exports
Lithuania – Etea plans to build distillery
Lithuanian parlt extends deadline for adapting trains for people with disabilities
Telia Lithuania launches Telia Play mobile TV service commercially
Electronic hub from Leipzig Leesys to open a new plant in Lithuania
Lithuanian president hopes for UK support on Russia after Brexit
Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega
Azerbaijan: Snap elections are coming – and a new generation of politicians
Romania’s Klaus Iohannis wins 2020 Charlemagne Prize
Is the German Navy Making a Comeback?
The sick man of NATO
Ukrainians now outnumber Estonians in work-based immigration stats in Finland
Decline in Estonia’s industrial production in October among steepest in EU
Lithuanian MPs to Xi Jinping: Stop Persecuting Uyghurs, Tibetans, Church of Almighty God, Falun Gong
Elections, Joker and Chernobyl: what Lithuanians googled most in 2019
For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties
Chinese Ambassador Threatens Faroe Islands over Huawei 5G Contract
National Geographic family travel one: Bike the Baltics
‘Freedom march’ marks 30 years since Romania’s revolution
EU-wide ban on bringing in fresh produce from third countries starts
Tartu wins second place at best living environment awards
Listeria scandal-hit M.V.Wool starts making employees redundant
Estonian scientists use silver for next generation of solar cells
Ukraine’s Sentsov arrives in Latvia to undergo rehabilitation
Latvia: LTV confirms 28 songs shortlisted for Supernova 2020
Heavy prison sentence against Russian Jehovah’s Witness for ‘holding conversations in public places’
Can the role of architecture be redefined in the era of mass migration?
Guyana seeks buyers for government’s share of first oil output
‘Death Squadron’ Member: I Participated In Murders Of Those Who Criticized Lukashenka
Poland to return to Baltic Air Policing mission for ninth time
Estonian FM invites Russian FM to Tartu peace treaty ceremony
1st median guardrail installed on Estonian road to prevent crashes
French defense chief visits Mali-based Estonian Defence Forces
Latvia leads Baltic states in elected women politicians
State Chancellery: Rīga City Council dissolution lacks legal basis
Unlicensed online gambling restrictions take effect in Latvia in 2020
“Blizzard of Souls” breaks Latvian box-office records
Lithuania tops emerging Europe in Climate Change Performance Index
Innovative construction materials manufacturer is being established in Klaipėda FEZ
Lithuanian PM’s approval rating nosedives following road paving scandal
Lower election threshold give hope to more parties in Lithuania
Venice Biennale winners among recipients of Lithuania’s culture prize
Germany steps up troops’ resistance to hybrid attacks in Lithuania
Kersti Kaljulaid: Baltic countries could be trailblazers in digital field
Baltic Presidents help out at Latvian charity marathon
Baltic, Polish defense ministers discuss security of NATO’s eastern flank
US defense budget to allocate $50 million to Baltic air defense
Estonian political parties to get €5.4 million from state budget next year
Estonia’s ‘Truth and Justice’ shortlisted for best international feature Oscar
Bank of Estonia sets 2019 economic growth forecast at 3.4 %
Number of low-income earners in Estonia drops by half in five years
State-owned company to take over Ventspils port operations
New project in Līvāni, Latvia focuses on recycling and zero waste living
Chinese money connects Lithuania to Belarus’ nuclear plant
Lithuanian parliament passes tax on polluting cars
Lithuania to raise corporate tax on banks; lobby to ask for president’s veto
Lithuanian president calls on Baltic leaders to embargo Belarusian energy
Lithuanian parliament passes 2020 budget bill following 4-hour debate
Chinese state media pulls TV coverage of Arsenal game after Mesut Ozil shows Uyghur support