On The Money

Small incomes got even smaller last year in Latvia and Europe
‘The main goal is to get rid of them.’ Lithuania’s asylum system cracks under pressure
Estonian national team defeats Turkey and advances to Beach soccer Division A
Lithuanian feature wins Orizzonti Award at Venice Film Festival
Baltic, Polish ministers discuss regional security challenges, NATO
Marta Pajula wins bronze medal at beach wrestling European Championships
Lithuanian parliament wants to move its rep from Brussels to Washington
Estonian-Latvian wind farm project moves forward one step
Baltics and Poland present united front on hybrid migrant threat
Lithuanians flood migrant camps with donations
Western Banks Close Foreign Currency Accounts In Belarusbank, Belagroprombank, Belinvestbank
Poland, following Belarus, shuts off main Russian oil export pipeline
Nearly 2,000 migrants arrived in the UK last week in new record for 2021
Taiwan begins 5 days of war games with simulated biochemical attack
Huawei ‘infiltrates’ Cambridge University research centre
Scant Room For Classroom Debate After Death of Hong Kong’s Liberal Studies
Uyghur Tribunal Wraps up in London With Eye on December Ruling on Genocide Allegations
US Aircraft Carrier Commander Asserts Freedom to Navigate the South China Sea
North Korea Tests First Cruise Missiles Capable of Hitting Japan
Memorial Recognizes Detained Chechen Brothers As Political Prisoners
Basque Country set to host Tug of War World Championships
Estonia allocates €50,000 to humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Estonian Greens welcome Finnish Greens support for legalizing cannabis
Latvian timber merchants concerned about trade with Belarus
Lithuania’s Šiauliai becomes a hub for refitting planes for cargo duties
Lithuanian troops in Mali may soon encounter Russian mercenaries
The future return of Rīga’s ‘Wagner Theater’
Estonia mulling new data embassy outside of Europe
Merger of universities planned in coming years in Latvia
Estonian Human Rights Cente starts cooperation with NGO in eastern Ukraine
Delegation from Taiwan to visit Lithuania in October
Winner of Norway’s election is wealthy champion of ‘common people’
Danish princess to visit Lithuania in September
Best companies for corporate governance awarded in Latvia
Ida Nudel, celebrated Soviet Jewish refusenik, dies aged 90
Lukashenka Has Done So Much That He Should Be In the Hague for Crimes against Humanity
Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya meets with Austria’s minister for EU affairs
Homiel: Women dressed in white-red stage ‘solidarity readings’ on train to show support for senior detainees in Minsk
Germany compensates nearly 250 people prosecuted, investigated under homosexuality law
China Closes Tibetan School in Qinghai, Leaving Many Students Adrift
Chinese ambassador Zheng Zeguang banned from UK parliament
Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension
Animal rights activists cage themselves by Latvian Saeima
Slovenia urges EU leaders to back Lithuania over China
Price increase of CO2 quota has come in six months instead of decade
Mail will be checked more rigidly in Latvia
Red cycle lanes highlight changing Tallinn space
Latvia still one of EU’s lowest spenders on R&D
Is Zapad 2021 any different from Zapad 2017?
Lithuania amends traffic rules to give more space to cyclists
Vilnius asks to close sanctions exception for Belarusian salt
‘Let’s call it what it is’: Ursula von der Leyen considers Belarus regime’s actions as ‘hybrid attack to destabilise Europe’
Europe’s Amazonia will be lost if Poland, Ukraine and Belarus implement E40 waterway
Boris Johnson appoints his party’s first female foreign secretary
‘Historic’ Catalonia – Spain talks on independence issue get underway
North Korean Cops Go Undercover as Phone Brokers to Entrap Refugees’ Families
Protests Spread Amid China’s Real Estate Giant Evergrande Liquidity Crisis
EU Chief Says Bloc To Press Poland, Hungary On Democratic Values
1821 September 15: Costa Rica Independence Day
1821 September 15: El Salvador Independence Day
1821 September 15: Guatemala Independence Day
1821 September 15: Honduras Independence Day
1821 September 15: Nicaragua Independence Day
Half a Century of Chile’s Road to Socialism
1658 September 16: Treaty of Hadiach
1810 September 16: Grito de Dolores, Mexico
1975 September 16: Papua New Guinea Independence Day
Tove Jansson biopic takes best picture prize at Finland’s Oscars
Vilnius council votes to remove monument to Soviet Lithuanian author Cvirka
One in three bridges in Latvia are in ‘critical state’
Celebrated Lithuanian photographer Rakauskas passes away
Over 40% of Latvian medics display depression symptoms
Latvian animation founder Ansis Bērziņš passes away
Estonia: Third reading of so-called Huawei bill postponed over technical error
Tartu’s participative budget ideas exhibited on Kaarsild Bridge
U.S. stands with Lithuania against Chinese coercion: Blinken tells Lithuanian FM
Share of alcohol, tobacco tax in Estonia’s state budget among largest in EU
Lithuania has among highest Covid death rates in Europe – ECDC
Latvian diaspora public worker Jānis Kukainis dies
Hiiumaa planning €25,000 grant for young family doctors
EU earmarks 30 billion euros for health crisis agency
Call for new EU strategy regarding Russia: vis-à-vis Lukashenka, Putin and hybrid attacks
‘We will not accept repression in Belarus’: France’s FM Le Drian meets with Tsikhanouskaya
Poland urges Interpol to introduce additional verification of warrants from Belarus and Russia
Mali youth back deployment of Russian fighters as France issues warning
United States agrees to share nuclear submarine tech with Australia
1939 September 17: Soviet Invasion of Poland
Estonian care homes can dismiss unvaccinated workers, but replacements hard to find
Estonian president-elect announces top advisors
Men dominate workforce in (Latvia’s) ICT sector
Non-taxable minimum income planned to rise (for women?) in Latvia
80% of staff vaccination reached in two thirds of Rīga schools
Steinmeier: “Anyone who threatens the Baltic states threatens the entire North Atlantic Alliance, and threatens Germany”
China urges EU to make Lithuania correct its ‘mistakes’
Tallinn apartment prices starting to outstrip purchasing power
EKRE MP under criminal investigation after ‘pushing’ deputy mayor
Lithuanian companies shine at home design fair in Paris
#FreeViasna Campaign Launched To Free Belarusian Human Rights Defenders
Lithuanian, Polish governments call for review of EU migration policy
Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan refugee crisis
European Parliament: Russian State Duma elections may mot be recognized
Navalny app pulled from Google, Apple stores after Moscow threat
$55 billion disappear from Russian banking system
Tibetan Writer Dies After Eight Years of Failing Health Following Release From Prison
Pro-Beijing Media Target Hong Kong Trade Union, Labor Groups in Latest Denunciations
Taiwan Welcomes AUKUS Pact, Calls For Stronger Ties With Democracies
Foreign and defence policy in the German election
The Struggle to Reverse a Shrinking Population Hits Some Nations Harder
Over 38,000 people taking part in World Cleanup Day in Estonia
Latvia 2nd only to Estonia in gender pay gap
Russia and Belarus Are Using Migrants as a Weapon Against the EU
Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year
Surviving in the “collective farm paradise”: voices of living Holodomor witnesses
8 of Europe’s 10 dirtiest coal power plants are in Ukraine
US Debt Limit Struggle Raises Specter of Catastrophic Default
Venezuela’s Glimmer of Hope
1810 September 18: Fiestas Patrias, Chile
Researchers potty-train cows to reduce ammonia emissions
Slaughter of dolphins on Faeroes sparks debate on traditions
Hospitals Turn to Robots to Free Up More Time for Patients
World Anti-Doping Agency to review status of marijuana on banned substances list
Roads depress chimpanzee numbers in West Africa, study shows
Humans used to tools to make clothes more than 100,000 thousand years ago
Barcelona International Motor Show aims to be first large post-pandemic event
Pelosi warns Britain that N. Ireland peace breakdown would imperil post-Brexit trade deal
Prince William unveils finalists for inaugural environmental Earthshot Prize
Study Shows Overwork Can Kill You, Literally
1893 September 19: New Zealand allows women to vote in parliamentary elections
1983 September 19: Saint Kitts and Nevis Independence Day
US demands end to harassment of female inspectors at Iranian nuclear site
Beijing court rules against woman in China #MeToo case
South Korea antitrust regulator fines Google nearly $177M
New Serb unity day triggers worries across the Balkans
Israel comes to halt for solemn day of Yom Kippur
ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Killings
Donbas Vote Seen As Key Element In The Kremlin’s Election Effort
Armenia Challenges Azerbaijan At International Court Of Justice
Chinese Disinformation Operations: What Central and Eastern Europe Can Learn From Taiwan
How Estonia Created Trust in Its Digital-Forward Government
Malda Farnham, Obituary
People getting lost in the woods due to solid mushroom and berry harvest
Estonia is the only EU country without car tax
One family’s journey from Siberia to Israel and owning a business
Farming, tech in focus of Taiwan trade with Lithuania
Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime
Dutch king unveils Holocaust name monument in Amsterdam
Thousands, Including Diplomats, March For LGBT Rights In Ukraine
Red-hot lava spews from volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands
U.S. Seeks Acceleration Of EU-Balkan Integration
World leaders return to U.N. with focus on pandemic, climate