Pensioners’ Poverty Risk, Minimum Minimum Wages, Deadliest Cities

1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang
1917 February 6: Sami National Day
1913 February 13: Tibetan Independence Day
2011 February 14: Day of Rage (Bahrain)
1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia
1918 Fabruary 16: Lithuania Independence Day
1949 February 16: Declaration of Lithuanian Movement of Fighters for Freedom
2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence
2003 February 20: Spanish police close the only Basque language newspaper
2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine
February 21: International Mother Language Day
1944 February 23: Aardakh a.k.a. Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush) to Central Asia
1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day

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EIB offers €50m to Bolt in Estonia
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CoE’s Boriss Cilevičs visits jailed independence leaders and Catalan parliament
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Cameras banned by US used to monitor Lithuanian leaders
Lithuanian government moves to restrict timber export, critics warn of EU rules violation
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Putin Orders Payments for WWII Veterans in Russia and Baltics
Russia to continue “protecting Russian speakers”
Largest number of foreign students in Estonia come from Russia and Nigeria
Kersti Kaljulaid receives honorary doctorate for digitalization efforts
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President returns pension reform law back to Riigikogu
Estonian Defence Forces chief talks Baltic defense plans at the Pentagon
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Eurovision 2020: Samanta Tīna to represent Latvia in Rotterdam
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Putin critic found dead with throat slit, dozens of stab wounds in French hotel
Sinn Féin makes history as it becomes largest party in Republic of Ireland’s election
Alan Riach on the importance of Gaelic in ‘British’ literature
Basque president Inigo Urkullu calls snap election ahead of budget talks with Spanish government
Ukrainian political prisoner Vyhivsky imprisoned longer in Russia than his grandfather was under Stalin
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The first Icelander to win an Oscar
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3.8 million tourists accommodated in Estonia in 2019
Tartu plans to expand smart bike cycle network
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Estonia: 2019 tax receipt exceeds expectations
Estonian PM, business delegation off to Japan to intensify economic ties
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Latvia conveys lack of comprehension concerning Denmark’s objectives in extraditing Latvian citizen to a third country
Latvian government to decide on dropping litigation against Parex Bank’s former owners
Baltezers landowners preventing public access to lake
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Danish ambassador summoned to Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Latvia’s foreign trade in 2019 was worth EUR 28.52 billion
Lithuania’s wind farms produce record 1.45 TWh in 2019
Lithuanian investor close to selling hotel in downtown Bucharest
Largest ever Baltic private equity fund ready to invest in new regional champions
Paradise Papers to help recover $45m in Lithuanian bank conspiracy
Andreas Kalogiros is the latest foreign prospect who chose Lithuania
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EU-Cuba pact pushes its way through Lithuanian parlt amid opposition
New Christian party established in Lithuania
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Baltic PMs to hold summit after delays in Rail Baltica project
Belarus to buy Russian oil at ‘global market’ prices
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Russian fertilizer manufacturer to open €70 million terminal in Sillamäe
EU budget commissioner encouraging green revolution in Estonia
Estonian school children drinking less alcohol
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Kristīne Dambe bringing experience with UK financial regulator to Latvia
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France to send 300 troops to Lithuania
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