2019 Record Year for NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission

1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
3d Monday of January: MLK Day
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries

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ECHR rules that Refusal to investigate hate-speech comments about same-sex kiss on Facebook was discriminatory
Lithuania transports record volume of gas to the Baltic States
Dozens of Crimean Tatars prosecuted on trumped-up terrorism charges in occupied Crimea
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Croatia launches international bid to buy fighter squadron
Albania, host of Iranian dissident camp, expels two Iranian diplomats
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Tajikistan’s exiled opposition adrift as strongman rule hardens at home
In Rare Move, Pope Francis Appoints A Woman To A Senior Vatican Position
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Swiss Franc Gains After Switzerland Is Added to Currency-Manipulator Watch List
Romania’s largest financial group to acquire microfinancing company in Moldova
EU unveils €1 trillion plan to support Green Deal
Blowing in the Wind: Why the Netherlands Is Sinking
Estonian and Iranian foreign ministers discuss tensions in Middle East
Tartu awards City Writer Laureate grant
Bank of Estonia estimates Estonians hold approximately 44 million kroons
Paper-free flights launched by Regional Jet OÜ
Estonian doctors to head on mission to Kenya
Latvia Okays Sale of Danske Bank Business in Latvia to Citadele Bank
Bizarre 1990s Kinder egg court case continues in Latvia
A breath of fresh air: How Latvia can increase wind power capacity tenfold by 2030
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Lithuania must balance the benefits of fintech
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European court rules against Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech against a gay couple
Public figures in Lithuania call for opposing Astravyets NPP in Belarus
Lithuanian club signs deal with China company involved in Uighur repressions
Lithuania fears “shock therapy” if EU funding drops
A Year in Review: ‘Quiescent’ Western North Caucasus to Present More Problems for Moscow in 2020
The republic of Kalmykia is angry, disappointed and very much online
French President Macron does not consider Russia’s aggression against its neighbors an obstacle for closer cooperation
Ukrainian prisoners savagely beaten after complaining of torture
Plenković: Catalonia Not Topic of Croatia’s EU Presidency
Ukraine, NATO agree on joint exercises in Odesa
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund
Counter Iran with an independent Kurdistan
Luxury yachts smuggle workers as China expands presence in Bahamas
OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.1% in November 2019
Troll Hunters: Two Clemson professors race to expose a shadowy force of Russian internet soldiers
Putin fast-tracks effort to extend his rule in Russia
European Car Sales Surge to Record High
One Hundred Years of Faith: The Baltic States’ Contribution to International Justice
Estonian parlt adopts EU-Singapore investment protection accord
Estonia, new UNSC member, bats for India’s permanent status
Estonian govt supports creation of digital nomad visa
Estonia’s Elering joins ENCS to bolster EU cybersecurity
Estonia’s Bolt gets $56 mln European funding
Estonia blasts Iran for causing tensions in the region, calls for political dialogue and deescalation
ERR Musician of the Year is Kadri Voorand
Estonia expands Danske laundering probe to cover up to $2 billion of transfers
64 buses in Tartu, Estonia to run on biomethane
Serena Williams to play for U.S. in Fed Cup qualifier against Latvia
Saeima will ask Denmark’s authorities not to extradite to South Africa Latvian citizen charged with child abduction
Latvia nominates Grobina archaeological ensemble for UNESCO World Heritage List
Birthrate in Latvia drops to lowest level in decades
Strength in numbers: Latvian home producers form cooperatives to compete
Latvian PM Kariņš visits Belarus
President Levits will go to Davos
airBaltic breaks 5 million passenger barrier
Almost a quarter of Latvia’s population remains at risk of poverty
Lithuanian pollution dispersed off Liepāja coast
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Stranger Things Season 4 To Be Shot in Lithuania
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Lithuania Fears A Russian-Built Nuclear Power Plant Next Door In Belarus
Poland, Lithuania lock arms to resist Russia’s WWII revisionism
Vilnius Festival of Lights to illuminate the secrets of historic courtyards
Ingush protest leaders charged with ‘Extremism’
Stalin who settled in Chechnya after the deportation of the Chechens
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China must ‘face reality’ of Taiwan’s independence: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen
Finland creates digital tools to help seniors stay at home
Marco Rubio: Investing in China Is Not a Good Deal
Cuba Wants Nine Years in Prison for Leading Dissident Ferrer
Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil
Hungary’s Jews Mark Liberation of Budapest Ghetto
West Africa’s new ‘eco’ currency sparks division over timetable and euro peg
Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco
A rich history of pre-genocide Armenia hides in family heirlooms and handwritten notes
Debate around national teams is set to return
Russian ‘Night Wolves’ Bikers Support Montenegro Church Protests
As China’s Xi visits Myanmar, ethnic groups rue ‘disrespectful’ investment
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Ukraine’s only English-language TV channel shuts down
OPEC secretary general says oil demand has ‘upside potential’
Couple sought to be summer caretakers on Irish island
Netherlands has universal health insurance — and it’s all private
NATO Baltic Air Policing mission made record number of flights in 2019
Estonian president discusses digital cooperation, climate issues with Chilean colleague
Marten Kokk: European climate policy and Estonia’s chance
Estonian-American opens photo exhibition of refugee children’s memories
Estonian liquor store on Latvian border to convert to hardware store
New electric vehicle purchase support in Estonia used up in under four hours
Building permits issued in 2019 in Estonia see over 20 percent rise on year
Estonia’s Sunly switches on solar farm in Poland
8 months of Rail Baltica geotechnical exploration begins in Rīga
Foreign investors say Latvian investment climate in 2019 still “average”
Latvian exile literature – a trip to the past
Sidestepping Lithuania, Belarus to hold talks on electricity trade with Latvia
Belarusian ‘platform’ for China’s Belt and Road invites Latvia to take part
Zero-subsidy wind farm wins Lithuania auction
Lithuanian president on Holocaust: we can only imagine how many generations we lost
Klaipėda port to expand
Official Emblem revealed for FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020™
Libraries assume frontline role in bridging Lithuania’s digital divide
Iranian ambassador hopes Vilnius can sway US on nuclear deal
Lithuania to introduce remote medical services for regional hospitals
Corruption on decline in Lithuania, survey suggests
Transgender woman, athletes and party leader’s son on Lithuania’s military draft list
Sweden summons Chinese envoy over ‘lightweight boxer’ remark
Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day
A Mayor In Norway’s Arctic Looks To China To Reinvent His Frontier Town
‘Black January’ became the starting point of Azerbaijan’s independence
Large-scale Utria Assault military navigation exercise underway
Jüri Ratas commits to combatting money laundering while on Sweden visit
Lebanese court convicts 27 of kidnapping Estonian cyclists
Estonia has experienced a migration turn
Estonian freestyler Kelly Sildaru wins gold at Youth Winter Olympics
Martins Dukurs from Latvia claimed his tenth Innsbruck title
Brilliant Berzins wins men’s luge gold at Lausanne 2020
Vilna Gaon: the central figure who made Vilnius the ‘Jerusalem of the North’
Toronto rally calls for sanctions against Chinese regime
Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese President’s Name as ‘Mr Shithole’
Russia faces oil delivery constraints if Belarus halts transit to Europe
Population minister: Foreign immigration to Estonia cause for concern
Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement needed between India and the European Union: Edgars Rinkevics
Latvia Says It Can Provide Belarus Oil Cut Off By Moscow
Lithuania fears Belarus hasn’t ‘learned lessons of Chernobyl’
Denmark changes 1988 health legislation to allow gay men to give blood
Historical Military Drill “Defender Europe 2020” Kicks off
Five times immigration changed the UK
Malta minister quits in latest fallout from journalist murder
Macron would bolster Baltic trust if he didn’t go to Moscow
Finnish digital prescriptions used to buy meds in Estonia 7,000 times
Estonia has been assigned its own star and planet
Samost and Sildam: Immigration figures indicative of Estonia’s success
Bank of Estonia issuing commemorative €2 coin for Antarctica bicentennial
Estonian households more capable of paying bills than EU average
AirBaltic carried over 50 percent more Estonian passengers in 2019
Photo exhibition unveils beauty of Latvia’s amber stones
Five stories from the 1991 Rīga barricades
E-commerce attempts to crack Latvian grocery market
Indiana Pacers: Why Domantas Sabonis should be an All-Star
Lithuania to name motorway to Latvia ‘the Baltic Way’
MPs propose replacing May 1 holiday with January 13 in Lithuania
More people refused entry to Lithuania last year, most come from Belarus and Ukraine
Non-EU startups flock to Lithuania via visa waiver programme
Baltic economies starting to feel global economic pinch
Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid reaches Antarctica
Estonian PM attends World Economic Forum in Switzerland
Oil shale mining waste products to be used in Rail Baltic construction
Film director Tanel Toom wins Postimees’ Person of the Year award
Estonia granted short-term work permits to 28,297 in 2019
Archer Lisell Jäätma wins France round to go top in world rankings
Latvian rail cargo transfers lowest in 17 years
President Levits visits CERN, talks up funding for science
S-Class Mercedes uses Latvian technology
Raimonds Vējonis becomes a president again
Lithuanian culture centre to open in Poland’s Suwalki
Plastic released into Vilnius river sparks outrage over industrial pollution
Lithuanian president cancels trip to Holocaust forum in Israel, to go to Auschwitz instead
Belarus to import first oil shipment via Lithuania amid row with Moscow
Nicola Sturgeon to EU citizens: ‘Scotland is your home’
Moldova’s Dirty Rivers: Money And Muck Flushed Down The Drain
Digital payments changing customer behaviour
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Yanukovych lawyer appointed first deputy head of body investigating Maidan crimes