Finland and Sweden Have Applied for NATO Membership

1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day
1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine
Ukraine Triumphantly Wins Eurovision 2022
Estonia tests combat readiness at the mass military exercise Siil
UK: Russia has likely lost one-third of ground combat forces in Ukraine
‘There is no time to fear’: Latvian surgeon in Ukraine
Russian troops suffer epic fail while attempting to cross river at Bilohorivka
Family tries to revive Lithuania’s proud history of butter making
Finland: Niinistö meets with US Senators in Helsinki on Monday
Latvia reiterates that it expects decisions to increase NATO’s military presence in the Baltics
Ben Hodges: Russia Considers Capitulation
Rīga marathon gathers thousands of runners
Belaruskali May Lose African Market
Going green on the Faroe Islands: the future of voluntourism
Morocco House of Councilors to Adopt Tamazight in Parliament Sessions

1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance
1954 May 16: Kengir uprising, Kazakhstan
Sweden, Finland NATO membership would increase Baltic security – Estonia
Latvia notifies Russia on suspension of agreement on maintenance of memorial structures
Stop calling Putin, Estonia’s prime minister says
Lithuanian CDMO Northway invests $40m in MA plant
Baltic Sea to become NATO’s inland sea – Estonian president
Oligarchs cashing out: Vilnius property linked to Yanukovych and Medvedchuk goes on sale
LTV’s De Facto compares May 9 in Rīga and Daugavpils
Many Marriages; Many Divorces
STRATCOMCOE director: Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO would improve security
Estonian firms move forward with LNG facility project without state support
Latvian minister resigns after commemoration of Soviet wartime victory
Estonia: Center Party will tie supplementary budget to government confidence vote
‘Hearts of Vilnius burn yellow and blue’: Ukraine’s Eurovision hit gets a Lithuanian remake
Rīga’s Ukrainian community center full of life
Indians, Cubans come to Lithuania after migration route from Iraq closes
Latvia wants NATO Madrid summit to approve Baltic missile defense systems
Under pressure from Moscow and Beijing, Lithuania intelligence service attempts to move past internal conflicts
Latvia’s ALTUM, ZGI Capital invest in Estonian e-agriculture start-up
Lithuania: debate on legalising same-sex partnership must start now – officials
Music of Spain and Estonia, Norway, Haiti and Cameroon
Lithuania bins over 46,000 expired coronavirus vaccines
Shadow economy in Latvia has risen to 26.6%
Largest EU battery recycling plant comes online – enough for all of Norway’s batteries
Latvian under massive cyber attack
A Brief History Of Estonian Air
Latvia: Karins has warned coalition partners that Economics Minister Vitenbergs will have to resign
Lithuania mulls installing bomb shelters in new public buildings
Latvia prepared to expand cooperation with Kazakhstan in transit sector
LGBT+: Lithuanian parliament drops word ‘partnership’, proposes ‘civil union’ instead
Latvia’s Museum night had over 130,000 visitors
Inflation stalls renovations in Lithuania
Latvia’s President: the monument left by Soviet occupants in Pārdaugava must be dismantled
Belarus extends visa-free regime for Lithuanians, politicians warn about threats
EU ministers fail to persuade Hungary to sign up to Russian oil embargo
Baltic states welcome NATO applications by Finland and Sweden
Europe’s other song contest: this is Liet International, the ‘Eurovision of minority languages’
Finland: : Four out of five want to abandon Russian energy
Una Mullally: Shame and derision that strangled Irish language seems to have evaporated
New doco, Ablaze, tells story of Australia’s first Aboriginal filmmaker, William ‘Bill’ Onus
Finnish troops participate in large-scale Nato drill
Biden Praises Greece for Leadership After Russia Invasion
Belarus urges Russia-led military alliance to unite against West
Finland and Sweden eye Israeli defense systems: Sources
New Zealand to speed up electric car adoption to cut emissions
Somalia: UN welcomes end of fairly contested presidential election, calls for unity
“The right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment – what does it mean for States, for rights-holders and for nature?”
Refat Chubarov: We Must End The War With The Return Of Crimea
Biden Praises Greece for Leadership After Russia Invasion
Belarusbank Imposed Ban On Cash Withdrawals From Visa Cards Of Foreign Banks
EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecast As Ukraine War Bites
Kosovo Launches New Package of Sanctions against Russia and Belarus
De-Arching: McDonald’s to Sell Russia Business, Exit Country
Sweden´s Foreign Minister: A Historic Day for Sweden
McConnell urges Biden to name Russia a state sponsor of terrorism
Wives of Mariupol Defenders: Surgeries Carried out Without Painkillers
NATO chief says Ukraine can win war against Russia
Putin signals acceptance of Finland and Sweden joining Nato
Turkey’s Erdogan says will not approve Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Joining Nato would be ‘vital’ to an independent Scotland’s security, says Nicola Sturgeon in US
Belarus urges Russia-led military alliance to unite against West
Separatist Transnistria expects 20% economic contraction this year
Georgia jails critical pro-opposition journalist Nika Gvaramia
Forcibly displaced LGBT persons face major challenges in search of safe haven

1814 May 17: Constitution Day, Norway
1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet
May 17: Galician Literature Day
May 17: Endangered Species Day
Cyberattacks in Lithuania surged when war in Ukraine began
Estonia: Judge who fined journalists: Law not very clear
Lithuania proposes watered-down ‘civil unions’ compromise after MPs reject same-sex partnerships
Estonia: Most unemployed in unskilled labor, customer service
Soviet monument in Rīga to be closed off all summer
If Russia blocks Baltic states, we will block St Petersburg – interview with Estonian general
Singapore and Latvia Reaffirm Warm and Growing Defence Ties
The Baltic states are also worried about Russia
Estonia’s tough voice on Ukraine urges no compromise with Putin
DPD Estonia performs Europe’s first AV parcel delivery on public roads
Tallinn confirmed to host WTA tournament in the fall
Twenty diplomatic missions in Lithuania express support for LGBTIQ+ people
NATO Must Prepare for Putin’s Sudden Loss of Power: Estonia President
Companies ordered to repay Lithuanian state €4 million spent on rapid Covid tests
MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Estonia
Baltic foreign ministers support swift NATO accession for Finland and Sweden
Colorado National Guard unit receives APS-2 gear in Estonia for DEFENDER-Europe 22
This Lithuanian-Afghan-Belarusian-Sri Lankan band has a message for Europe
New Digital and Intelligence Service to learn from Estonia, Latvia: Ng Eng Hen
Sen. Rick Scott: In Defending Democracy, America has Strong Partners in Poland & Lithuania
Latvia among Europe’s leaders for marriage… and divorce
Ukraine main focus at Foreign Affairs Council meetings in Brussels
Lithuania raises non-taxable income threshold, revises 2022 budget
Estonia against Europe’s express housing renovations plan
Vilnius court sends Gorbachev documents of January 1991 crackdown case
EP president: We need to help Ukraine today not in 10 years time
Latvian National Library deletes Soviet monument from photo background
Wind farm developer taking Estonian government to court after building permit denied
5G technology takes several steps forward in Latvia
Ukraine’s Eurovision-winning song ‘Stefania’ performed in Estonian
Major air force exercise kicking off in Lithuania
EDF commander: Russia cannot occupy the Baltic states
Google’s app sanctions against Russia now extend to Belarus
Estonia summons Russian ambassador over ‘rude’ Kallas comments
Why Erdogan Is Spoiling NATO’s Nordic Welcome Party
Soviet war memorial ‘disappears’ from Pärnu County cemetery
Ex-president Adamkus awarded for his contribution to Lithuania’s NATO, EU integration
Estonian blood bank relaxes restrictions on men donating blood
U.N. and advocates raise concerns of abortion access for Ukrainian refugees in Poland
Estonia: District heating association: People will not be cold this coming winter
Lithuanian leaders want to give up 24/7 protection in exchange for more privacy
Ukraine sees a role for Daugavpils Locomotive Repair Plant in rebuilding Ukraine
Lithuania’s civil union bill imperfect but acceptable – human rights activists
Europe’s chicken supply chain has a human rights problem
Cracks Are Emerging in Putin’s Alliance Against the West
Omagh bomb suspect Liam Campbell extradited to Lithuania
Bulgarian officials ordered to provide ID for lesbian couple’s baby
Hungary needs EU cash to diversify energy supply, Poland says
Qatar Airways expands salmon-transport service from Norway to Middle East
Sofia’s veto on Skopje is ‘a present for Russia’, Borrell says
Milan hits back at Poland and Hungary’s curbs on LGBTQ+ rights
Russia jumps to fourth position as oil supplier to India, tanker data shows
Netherlands to ban fossil heating from 2026, make heat pumps mandatory
Vladimir Putin’s war has not gone to plan. Here are Russia’s three biggest failures in Ukraine so far
Polish government welcomes Taiwan investment
Nearly one billion disabled people cannot access assistive technology
Mariupol: Ukraine doing everything to save remaining fighters
Young, poor and ethnic minorities: who were the Russian soldiers killed in the war in Ukraine
Germany open to Russian Central Bank asset seizure to finance Ukraine’s recovery
Germany to be honoured at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Large-scale demonstrations and human rights violations show Armenia’s political crisis is deepening
EU threatens sanctions after UK proposes law to override NI protocol
New South Wales links with Denmark as states rush to make European hydrogen partnerships
100 Roma demonstrate in Bucharest in front of Russian Embassy with mockup of the tank that Romani Ukrainians captured from the occupiers
Hope evaporates for families of Syria missing as video exposes prisoner massacre
BBC fails to cover Nicola Sturgeon’s US visit and Nancy Pelosi meeting
EU reputation at stake as Hungary continues to block Russia sanctions
Belgian court rejects extraditing rapper Valtònyc to Spain
ICC sends war crimes investigative team to Ukraine
Russia ranks first in Kyrgyzstan’s trade turnover – President Putin
Catalan government appeals schools’ 25% Spanish quota deadline
U.S. calls for Taiwan’s inclusion at upcoming WHO assembly
The Time to Incentivize the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue is Now
Won’t Get Fooled Again: Is Lukashenko Trying to Distance Himself From Russia?
Catalonia Becoming European Production Powerhouse
California gunman locked doors before firing at Taiwanese worshippers – police
Basque separatist group ETA dropped from US foreign terrorist blacklist
Pollution killing 9 million people a year, Africa hardest hit – study
U.S. House members ask Meta to address pro-Russian disinformation on Facebook in Slovakia
Mirage of Anti-Corruption Policies in Poland
Thousands in Santiago de Compostela marching for a new future for #Galego
Don’t accidentally hire a North Korean hacker, FBI warns
Iran and Slovakia to expand trade ties
Poland given pass on rights violations because of Ukraine war role
Elite Chinese police college drew on UK’s Prevent strategy for Uyghur policy
Russian propagandists must be tried for inciting genocide and war – international lawyer
European exporters avoiding China due to pricing, access problems
Joe Biden Is Redeploying U.S. Troops to Somalia as a New President Takes Office
Botswana plans $2.5bln coal-to-liquids plant to cut fuel imports
Austria reverts to type as microscandals proliferate
Wizz Air Set To Launch New Airline In Malta
Solutions to tackle brain drain planned as part of Slovakia’s Recovery Plan
The Biggest Threat to Putin’s Control of Crimea
Atlantic Council Announces Reopening of Warsaw Office

1944 May 18: Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide
1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day
Lithuania approves civil resistance bill
Formin: Estonia helping Ukraine rebuild in anticipation of victory
Ripple and FINCI Introduce the Benefits of On-Demand Liquidity to Lithuania
New majors, microdegrees coming to several Estonian universities this fall
Lithuania: Commemorative €2 coins mark centenary anniversary of the introduction of basketball
Powering up energy storage: Estonian tech nominated for prestigious prize
First 5G cross-border V2X tests completed in Latvia
Estonia’s stabilization reserve shrank by €3.6 million to €428 million last year
Lithuanian builders show little enthusiasm to take on Ukraine’s reconstruction
Latvians travel to Belarus despite security warnings
Estonia’s public sector to procure only environmentally friendly vehicles in future
Online conference on future of nuclear energy in Latvia
Reform, Center Riigikogu whips: Estonian government coalition will go on
Latvia congratulates Sweden and Finland on applications to join NATO
Baltic PMs will do ‘utmost’ to support Finland, Sweden’s NATO bids
Lithuania ranks last in EU by open data – survey
Bob W acquires Estonia’s largest short stay serviced apartment operator
As Baltics ask for more troops, divisions within NATO emerge
Chairs of Baltic Foreign Affairs Committees visit Spain
Estonia’s Werk secures €1.2M to help companies in hiring and relocating skilled migrant construction workers
Slight improvement in LGBT+ rights in Latvia in 2022
Ukrainian children in Flanders to get own summer school
Ericsson inks Latvian 5G deal
Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra to perform in Vilnius
Entire sculpture collection put on display at Kadriorg Museum
Man in Latvia sentenced to five years in prison for spying for Russia
IMF concludes Estonia policy consultations, advises more targeted support
Netherlands offers military protection to Finland, Sweden ahead of NATO decision
Estonia approves law raising age of sexual consent to 16
Lithuania’s MoD website targeted by ‘massive’ cyber attack
Latvian PM Krisjanis Karins signs decree to dismiss Economy Minister Janis Vitenbergs
We must talk about repressions of Crimean Tatars, says Ukrainian expert in Vilnius
Improving the Icelandic Language on Devices
President credits Lithuanian counterpart for backing Azerbaijan’s EU plans
The inevitability of a united Ireland
Man in Lithuania jailed for praising Putin on Facebook, calling on Russia to attack Baltics
Latvian film director Rolands Kalniņš dies aged 100
EU energy poised for revolutionary changes – Lithuanian commissioner
Luminor issues 5-year bond on Irish stock exchange
Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO
Turkey blocks early vote on Sweden and Finland joining Nato
Turkey’s Erdogan links Sweden, Finland NATO bid to return of ‘terrorists’
Croatian President to Instruct Ambassador to be Against Finland and Sweden in NATO
Slovenia Supports Decision By Sweden & Finland to Join NATO
Joint Nordic support for Finland and Sweden in NATO
Nordic Firepower: The Native Military Hardware Sweden, Finland Would Bring To NATO
Online shoppers rush to snap up historic €8 “Nato pen”
Survey: Record number of Finns willing to defend country in event of military attack
Canada Banned Entry to 50 Associates of the Lukashenka Regime
In Melitopol, Ukrainian Partisans Blast Russian Armed Forces’ Armored Train
Low wages and corruption keeping young Slovaks from coming home
Belarusians have a dream: Let Russia Leave Us Alone, And We Will Go To Europ
Italy to lead NATO combat unit in Bulgaria, to send up to 800 troops
Time for world to recognize Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars as genocide – activist
Spain’s interior ministry plotted fake reports to discredit independence camp in 2012
New Mexico archdiocese to pay $121.5 million to settle sex abuse claims
Singapore-based LNG Alliance in talks for energy investments in Montenegro – govt
Russia’s Baltic Sea Fleet to receive new warships
Belarus president changes death penalty law to target opposition
Interrogation, uncertainty for surrendering Mariupol troops
A prominent conference of American conservatives is taking place in Hungary
Mercedes rolls out Level 3 autonomous driving tech in Germany
Bulgarian Foreign Minister: Our Position on North Macedonia will Not Change
UN drops forecast for global economic growth in 2022 to 3.1%
Supercomputing heavyweight HPE Announces New HPC Factory in Czech Republic
Germany to cut ex-Chancellor Schröder’s state privileges amid Russia scandal
School Children Dressed as Communist Pioneers Spark Fury among Albania’s Former Persecuted
UN floats plan to boost renewables as climate worries mount
Denmark to ramp up North Sea wind energy production
UK inflation hits 40-year high amid Russia’s war in Ukraine
Council on Human Rights: Denmark has Violated Greenlanders’ Human Rights
EU Parliament threatens Schröder with sanctions for ties with Russia
Belarus: Lukashenka’s regime must pay for repeatedly violating human rights and international conventions
EU tables €300bn plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, speed up green transition
Norway’s Lisa Naalsund: ‘Mental health is important. I’m no longer afraid of being me’
First Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty
Russia is violating the spirit of Montreux by using civilian ships for war
British Royal Mint unveils new rainbow coin for 50th anniversary of UK Pride movement
Russia And Belarus Teams Banned From 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup
NATO cyber coordinators hold first-ever meeting amid Russia’s invasion
Poland’s GDP expands 9.1% y/y in Q1, brightening outlook for the year
US Embassy raises flag in Kyiv
Norway selects Nahmii to build CBDC sandbox, may include public blockchain
US citizen, Chinese officials charged with spying on dissidents
Poland and European Commission strike rule of law deal to unlock billions from pandemic recovery fund
Russian Gymnast Banned for One Year for Wearing Pro-War ‘Z’ Symbol
First State Visit to Greenland in 24 years
In conversation with: Jordi Gallardo, Andorra’s Minister of Economy and Enterprise
Moldovan President Demands To Withdraw Russian Troops From Transnistria
Bulgaria and Albania set ground for new gas corridor
Ukraine Marks Anniversary Of Stalin-Era Deportations Of Crimean Tatars
‘Turkey to stand by Crimean Tatars to ensure their welfare’
Uzbekistan: U.S. ambassador speaks out against forced beard shaving
First meeting of NATO national cyber coordinators
EU steps up action to strengthen EU defence capabilities

Export of Lithuanian goods sees huge surge
Riigikogu burns midnight oil to pass €878-million supplementary budget
Commission urges Member States to fully transpose EU copyright rules into national law
Estonian LGBT Association hosts Rainbow Heroes awards gala
‘We know what will happen if we are occupied’ – interview with Ukraine’s Holodomor museum director
‘Moscow’ park in Rīga renamed ‘Latgale’
UAE trade mission visits Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Latvia: Ilze Indriksone to be National Alliance’s candidate for economics minister
First offshore wind farms in Estonia likely operating from 2028
Signatures collected to adopt electronic application system for crossing Latvia’s border
Taiwan makes $1 million donation to Estonian Refugee Council
Communities find commonality in verse
Finland, Sweden in NATO will bring region military balance
Latvian citizen detained in multi-million fraud case in cooperation with FBI
Tallinn bids for European Capital of Sport 2025
Rail Baltica needs to speed up
Estonia adopts additional budget for defence, energy and refugee needs
NATO minesweepers stopping off in Liepāja
Tallinn allocates €400,000 for WTA tennis tournament
Honduras refuses Lithuania’s donation of coronavirus vaccines for children
Estonia: Second university degree and retraining to become more expensive
Payment processing Fintech PAYSTRAX to double headcount in Lithuania
Estonia’s COVID strategy for fall aimed at keeping society open
NATO Nordic expansion to bolster Lithuania’s security, but new tensions with Russia inevitable
Estonia: Reservists get in Javelin anti-tank missile live-firing practice
Lithuanian MPs propose to decriminalise possession of cannabis, again
Put a Purvītis in your pocket
Estonian government ties two more bills to confidence vote
Estonian president to Timmermans: Comprehensive aid to Ukraine must continue
Karl Lembit Laane: Higher education needs more money instead of fine-tuning
Lithuania at 2022 Bio International Convention – Europe’s fastest growing life science cluster seeks closer US links
Estonia, Greece celebrate century of diplomatic relations
Albania replaces Russia with Estonia for June friendly
Estonian government approves Finland, Sweden NATO accession draft protocols
Orthodox church in Vilnius pasted with ‘blood-stained’ stickers of Putin, Moscow’s Kirill
Latvian Saeima approves extension of state of emergency on Belarus border
Lithuania’s trade representative to start working in Taiwan in several months – minister
Endel Siff: Protecting Estonia – how to keep the lights on
Lithuanian NGO closes centre in Poland amid reduced Ukrainian refugee flows
Enterprise estonia’s ‘Systematic export to the UAE’ program organises its 3rd flight to start in September 2022
Sign of solidarity: Lithuanian MPs dress in traditional Ukrainian shirts
Europe’s fastest-growing gaming provider has agreed on a deal to extend its presence in Latvia and Estonia
EU Commission proposes Ukraine reconstruction platform
Serbia to aid companies doing business with Ukraine, Russia, Belarus
Germany: Ex-Chancellor Schröder loses part of state privileges
Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium sign €135 billion offshore wind pact
Namibia comes to Europe to sell its sunshine
Poland says it will help Sweden, Finland if they’re attacked before NATO accession
Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79
G7: Germany pledges €1 billion in grants for Ukraine
With new $1bn innovation hub, Rwanda is becoming Africa’s leading tech destination
Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs
Denmark and three other EU nations want to increase North Sea wind power tenfold by 2050
Norway’s Largest Bureaucracy Optimises for Fast Flow
G7 agree on $18.4 bln to keep Ukraine running, ready with more
Tunisia hosts Phoenix Express 2022 maritime exercise
Finland reopens embassy in Kyiv
Financial support for national minorities in Norway ensured, but need to address rising intolerance
Ten years leading the Seychelles economy
Biden says Sweden and Finland have the ‘full backing’ of the United States to join NATO
In Ukraine, limbs lost and lives devastated in an instant
Vietnamese attorneys face abuse from police when defending their clients
Ukraine Arranged Deliveries By Rail To Lithuania, Bypassing Belarus
MEPs: All EU sanctions against Russia must apply to Belarus
Top US official meets in India with Tibet’s Dalai Lama
NATO Secretary General praises Denmark’s contribution to the Alliance
In Russia, as Prices Soar, the Outlook for Its Economy Grows ‘Especially Gloomy’
Russia: 1,730 Ukrainian Troops Have Surrendered in Mariupol
Champion Russian volleyball coach faces ban for racist slur
Poland spends EUR 1.5 bln on military aid to Ukraine
Sullivan: ‘We will not tolerate any aggression’ toward Sweden, Finland during NATO process
Sea changes: How NATO’s expansion could stabilise the Baltic region
Poland government creates geothermal development roadmap
U.S. Senate Gives Final Congressional Approval To $40 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine
Greenland says health services ‘severely limited’ after cyberattack
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Wins the 2022 TIME100 Reader Poll
Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG: Tradition Meets Innovation in Liechtenstein Banking
Germany agrees to donate tanks to Czech Republic
Bill Gates set to open luxury hotel stone’s throw from Vatican
NATO Secretary General to Allied Defence Chiefs: ‘Reset’ our posture to reflect new reality in Europe
Eurovision voting scandal: Six juries cheated and voted for each other
ECB to force UK-based investment banks to relocate staff, trading
Montenegro supports Kosovo joining Council of Europe
‘Deadly serious’: U.S. quietly urging Taiwan to follow Ukraine playbook for countering China
Slovenia one of the most biodiverse countries in Europe
Albania and North Macedonia: MEPs demand EU starts accession talks
EU’s Michel says will support Serbia’s speedier accession to EU
Spain’s tech hub Catalonia bids tech investment from South Korea

1902 May 20: Cuba Independence Day
2002 May 20: East Timor Independence Day
What will €770,000 buy in Latvia, Spain, France, Norway and Westmeath?
EDF commander: Cost of war needs to go up for Russia
Floorball: Road to the world games with Morics Krumins
Retired Lt. Col.: Every month the Ukrainians hang on buys us a year
William Hill debuts in Latvia ahead of major sporting events
‘New In Estonia’ program for short-term arrivals launches
NATO will improve regional deterrence, defense architecture – Lithuanian army chief
New LNG Deal Will Allow Finland, Estonia to End Russian Gas Imports
Rinkevics calls on Council of Europe to explore ways to bring Russia to justice for its actions in Ukraine
Ambassador: NATO believes it can address Turkey concerns through talks
Amid war in Ukraine, Lithuania releases survival guide – what should be in your emergency bag?
Virši buys into Skulte LNG terminal project
Baltics ‘will not have so much military competition’, says Swedish minister after NATO bid
US Marines in landing exercise on northern coast of Saaremaa
Latvian police find banned Russian TV channels retransmitted
Historian, longtime radio voice Hillar Palamets dies at 94
855 non-EU citizens refused entry to Latvia in 2021
STR: Estonian Hotels’ Recovery Lag and Hotel Development
Folklore festival Baltica 2022 returns in July
Plans to beef up NATO in Baltics ‘optimistic’, says Lithuania’s defence chief
Narva government to keep Soviet tank monument to avoid protests
Russian democrats meet in Vilnius
We must stop stalling as new Covid medicines can save lives
Tet and Telia Latvija merger gets green light
EU court rules on Lithuanian Salmonella in chicken case
Peruvian Ambassador appointed to serve in Latvia and Estonia
Baltic states want to strengthen their security and are prepared to make remarkable sacrifices
Former MP, humorist Kirill Teiter dies at 69
EIB and Lithuania sign advisory services deal to support green inland cargo shipping
Estonia: Births down nearly 20 percent on year to April
Latvian teachers demand raises; promise protests if government ignores them
Estonia: Prosecutor’s office charges former Center secgen with influence peddling
Millions rushed to leave Ukraine. Now the queue to return home stretches for miles
Estonia: New €3.8-billion defense spending plan for 2023-2026 unveiled
Kasparov in Vilnius: Putin’s dictatorship won’t survive defeat
Revival continues at Rīga Airport
Lithuania supports reaching agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan – President
Dark stores gaining traction in Denmark
Lithuania views Armenia as an important partner in the Caucasus, President Gitanas Nausėda says
Latvian, Ukrainian employers ready to continue collaboration
Jüri Vips first Estonian ever to take wheel of F1 car at GP weekend
Russian hacker groups declare ‘cyberwar’ on US, UK, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, and Ukraine
Rīga Pride this summer to cooperate with Kyiv Pride
Estonian big man Henri Veesaar commits to Arizona Basketball
Ukrainian Baroque sculptures lent to Vilnius museum will not return to Lviv
Finland and Estonia Replace Russian Gas with FSRU Charter
‘Scandalous’: Lithuania still has no system to help sexual abuse victims
Poland interested in trans-shipping LNG through Portugal
Lessons from Ukraine and Covid pandemic: Lithuanian firms plan for war
US carries out military drills in Estonia with NATO as tensions with Russia ramp up
Latvian president will head to Davos for World Economic Forum
Taiwan delegation to visit Lithuania for high-level economic talks next week
Rīga: Thousands turn out to support removal of Soviet relics
Scandi Drama, 30% Cash Rebate Boost Estonia’s Growing Screen Biz
Gold medals to Denmark and Czech Republic in Sprint in AXIØMA European Mountain Bike Championships in Lithuania
Delayed UK-Greenland trade deal could shake up European coldwater shrimp supply
Biden looks to consolidate US alliances as he starts trip to South Korea, Japan
Finland leases floating LNG terminal for 10 years to break free from Russian gas
Macron Names New Foreign, Defense Ministers in Cabinet Shake-up
‘Now it’s for real’: Ukraine war puts Sweden’s military on alert
Every Crime has a Face, Says Ukrainian Journalist Hunting War Criminals
Why Netflix Is Betting Big on Poland (and You Should Too)
Russia Claims Capture of Ukraine’s Mariupol, Ramps Up Assault in East
Belarus: RSF unveils portraits of 27 imprisoned media professionals
5 international attorneys general express support for investigations, prosecutions of Russian war crimes
Technogiant CISCO continues business in Russia despite announcing pullout
Canada Slaps New Sanctions On Russian Oligarchs, Including Formula One Driver Mazepin
Belarus charges dissident with organising ‘terrorist’ group
Despite Doomsday Predictions, Bulgaria Proves There Is Life After Russian Gas
Betrayal of Belarusians: USA Want to Lift Sanctions Imposed on Belaruskali
Incoming Czech EU presidency to focus on green buildings law
Azerbaijan and Belarus discuss cooperation and increased trade
Rethinking the EU’s role in European collective defence
Sweden blasts Turkish ‘disinformation’ as Erdoğan delays NATO accession
WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe
As the Ukraine war rages, Montenegro’s juggling act gets harder
Macron says ‘European political community’ no substitute to enlargement
Syrian man stabs wife and a man in Norway domestic dispute: Police
Protesters clash with police ahead of Davos meeting
Ukraine war boosts Europeanism in border-wary Greece
As Biden visits Asia, China launches South China Sea drills
Finnish government proposes spending additional €2bn on defence in supplementary budget
Yellen’s global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home
Covid: Sweden’s Strategy Once Again Proven Correct
Mining companies back away from Brazil’s Indigenous areas
Alliance of Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States Is a Powerful Regional Bloc
Plans for Offshore Wind-to-Green Hydrogen Energy Islands in Germany and Denmark
Putin seeks LNG supplies boost to Kaliningrad western exclave – Ifx
Denmark is one of the countries providing a factory safety programme to Cambodia
Denmark to open embassy in Georgia
Germany signs energy partnership with Qatar
Baltic Sea Floating Offshore Wind Party Just Getting Started, But Mind That Fleet!
Germany to deliver 15 ‘Gepard’ tanks to Ukraine in July
Wimbledon left pointless as ATP, WTA and ITF hit back over Russia and Belarus ban
Russia to build ’12 new military bases in the west’ in response to NATO expansion
Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium are the best places to job hunt in 2022
Russia spreading fake bomb reports across Transnistria to destabilize region
Sunday Times Rich List: Frederick Barclay still wealthiest on Channel Islands
Slovakia scrambles to stem polluted water that turned Slana River orange
Pope Francis’s refusal to condemn Putin spurs debate in Catholic Church
Despite Doomsday Predictions, Bulgaria Proves There Is Life After Russian Gas
Vatican foreign minister visits Ukraine in sign of solidarity, support
Crimean Tatars subjected to Soviet-era policies by Russia: Dzhemilev
University of Gibraltar: Where ambitious students flourish
Tajikistan: UN expert fears crackdown against Pamiri minority could spiral out of control
Montenegro Promises EU to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Scheme
Uzbekistan: Prominent MP demands end to Twitter ban
Permit granted for geothermal pilot plant in Slovenia
NATO Secretary General welcomes US Congress Delegation to NATO headquarters
Nikola Gruevski: Former North Macedonia Prime Minister given fourth prison sentence
Urban forests create birdlife boom in New Zealand’s cities
EBRD, EU and GIZ support digitalisation of SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cyprus drills hone skills on evacuations from conflict zones
Sweden Returns Stolen Ancient Sealing Ring to Greece
Italy imports more Russian oil to feed refineries

1864 May 21: Circassian Genocide Memorial Day
2006 May 21: Montenegro Independence Day
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Delegation led by Azerbaijan’s Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources visits Latvia
Large-scale reservist exercise hosts Finnish-Estonia military cooperation
Lietkabelis knocks out Zalgiris in Lithuania’s Semifinals
Skier Kelly Sildaru first Estonian to be immortalized as a Barbie doll
Riga anti-Soviet monument march attracts 5,000 protesters
Recycling gradually catching on in Estonia, as potential EU fines loom
Austria win keeps Latvia’s hockey hopes alive
Ukrainians remake Lithuania’s tongue-in-cheek Eurovision song We Are The Winners
Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss ways of practical implementation of signed deals
Thousands stage demo in Latvia against Soviet monument
Peter the Great in Vilnius: a month of terror and anxiety
As Local Biz Blossoms, Estonian Producers Take Top Projects to Cannes
Indonesian Police Arrest Latvian Related to Skimming Case
Russian electricity company Inter RAO barred from selling in Estonia
Lithuania seeks permanent US military presence
Estonian archers take silver in South Korea
Church of Scotland to discuss same-sex marriage in first hybrid General Assembly
Lives and legacies of Shushkevich and Kravchuk who buried the Soviet Union
Russia tries to rebound in Ukraine as prospects for victory fade
Ukraine freezes more than UAH 30B in Russia’s and Belarus’ assets
Ukraine war: Moldova should be ‘equipped to NATO standard’ to guard against Russia, says Liz Truss
US Promises To Keep Doing Everything To Deprive Lukashenka’s Regime Of Military And Financial Capabilities
Russia [hasn’t changed a bit] shuts of natural gas supply to Finland
U.S., Others Reportedly Walk Out of APEC Talks Over Russia’s Ukraine Invasion
Australia’s next prime minister came from humble beginnings
Biden, Yoon vow to deter North Korea and offer COVID aid
Half of Luxembourg’s natural sites in ‘bad’ condition
Renew Europe Group Calls on EU to Grant Moldova EU Candidate Status Based on Merit
Will Austria abandon neutrality to join NATO?
NATO deploys Patriot system to Slovakia amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
In pictures: the faces of France’s new government
Five+Six? Armenia presumes too much
Ireland will have to decide how far to stretch neutrality – Former Finnish prime minister
Armenia is witnessing growing anti-govt unrest over the Nagorno-Karabakh region
Montenegro’s $1 Billion Highway Faces Uncertain Future After Years Of Delays
Delegations arriving in Armenia for European Boxing Championship
Bulgaria rejects EU pressure to allow North Macedonia to join
UK under pressure over Alexander Lebedev sanctions after Canada move
Russia increases cyber-attacks on Croatian ministries and businesses
Crypto assets are ‘worth nothing,’ says ECB’s Christine Lagarde
Portugal’s Costa in Kyiv for talks on aid, EU accession
France and Spain swelter as Cyclone Yakecan wreaks havoc in South America
Germany and Italy approved Russian gas payments after nod from Brussels

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