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1446 October 9: Hangeul Day/Korean Language day
1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day
1988 October 9: Latvijas Tautas fronte, Popular Front of Latvia, Founded
Maris Kirme: Estonian musical legacy buried in neglected library’s archive
Baltic treasures: over 120 shipwrecks lie off Lithuanian coast
Tartu follows Tallinn in canceling New Year’s fireworks display
Should supermarkets in Lithuania donate unsold food?
Beheadings, rape and child soldiers: The forgotten war in Mozambique
Blowhole wave energy could soon be world’s cheapest clean power
Chilling out in style in Swedish Lapland
A tight bear hug or looser embrace for Russia-backed separatists

1868 October 10: Proclamation of Cuban Independence Beginning Ten Years War
1911 October 10: National Day of the Republic of China, Taiwan
1970 October 10: Fiji Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
NATO must do more to counter Putin’s ‘delusions of grandeur’, says German minister
Namejs military training phase concludes in Rīga
Lithuanian, Germany agreed on brigade deployment – Landsbergis
LMT could take on military industry development in Latvia
EU wants to limit ‘fast-fashion’ imports
Lithuania’s Klaipeda looks to become offshore wind hub
Live stream: Tallinn Digital Summit 2022
Latvians have knitted half a ton of socks for Ukrainian soldiers
Change minds, transform services: how Estonia is using a WHO tool to tackle stigma and promote human rights in mental health services
Survey: Latvian public’s concern about war in Ukraine grows again
Lithuania strongly condemns Russia’s attacks against Ukrainian civilians
Latvian PM calls on EU to end all tourist visas for Russians
EU’s Global Gateway will Lead us to a more open world
Russia’s investments in Latvia fell in first half of 2022
Estonia considers Russia a state sponsor of terrorism
Lithuania to buy HIMARS systems from US
‘Average speed’ cameras three months away in Latvia
EU Cohesion Policy: €354 million for Estonia to phase out oil shale in energy production
Latvia: Architecture prize goes to Cēsis social support center
Ursula von der Leyen in Estonia: Russian war crimes tribunal needed
German brigade would be moved to Lithuania within 10 days in crisis – ministers
Tallinna Flora win Meistriliiga after 7:1 trouncing of Pärnu Vaprus
Pavļuts: Many reforms ready for next Health Minister of Latvia
13 artists from Ukraine, Romania, Lithuania, and Switzerland reflecting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Rīga Airport runway open again after disruption Monday
Soviet era ceiling mural in Estonian National Opera sparks controversy
Putin to use Ukraine’s grain exports for blackmail in winter, Lithuanian FM
Condemnation from Latvia of latest cowardly Russian attacks on Ukraine
Estonia to send protective equipment and ammunition to Ukraine
State Security Service seizes 4 million dollars from sanctions breakers
Lukashenko Accuses Pro-Western Neighbours Of Training Belarusian ‘Radicals’
Annual inflation hits record 22% in September in Latvia
Finland to Host Floating LNG Terminal It Shares With Estonia for Security Reasons
Vilnius mayor will not run for the third term
Kohtla-Järve mayor calls for deputy mayors suspected of bribery to resign
Germany has plan for brigade exercises in Lithuania – president
Russian citizens’ flow to Latvia down 28% since travel restrictions
Estonia: 5G licenses help operators to bring better internet coverage to rural areas
NATO STRATCOMCOE social media conference this week
Dangerous bacteria found in plastic pollution on Latvian and Lithuanian coastline
Poland joins regional cyber defence centre in Lithuania
Levits asks Karins to continue in-depth talks on forming Latvia’s next government coalition
Hitman Imre Arakas linked to murder of Lithuanian pop star’s lover, court hears
KNAB to investigate claims of Kremlin’s possible payments to Latvia’s ex-minister Šlesers
Lithuanian FM: ‘I hope Russia’s new attacks will wake up the napping West’
Wartime Detention Camp Memorial Sparks Protest in Montenegro
Bulgaria receives initial bids for fallback fighters
Czech Republic ignored Gripen and officially asked for the F-35
Australia and Laos celebrate 70 years of diplomacy
UAE president’s visit to Russia to help reach ‘solutions’ to Ukrainian crisis -ministry
Gun interest in Poland increases amid Ukraine war
Drive for climate compensation grows after Pakistan’s floods
Moldova says Russian missiles that hit Kyiv crossed its airspace
German laws hinder potential for biogas to replace Russian imports, industry says
Norway has more than 400 apple varieties, but they can’t be bought in stores
Kanye West’s Twitter, Instagram accounts restricted after anti-Semitic posts
Lukashenko says Belarus and Russia to deploy joint military group
Former Fed Chair Bernanke shares Nobel for research on banks
EU condemns ‘barbaric’ Russian missile attacks, warns Belarus
Ukraine can defeat Russia, here is how
UK, Poland to Collaborate on Weapons Development
Russian troops moving closer to eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut, UK says
Strikes hit building that houses empty German consulate in Kyiv, Berlin says
Paris trial opens over crimes against humanity in Liberia
First Hindu temple opens near Kraków in Poland
UN aviation body agrees on ‘net zero’ target
Turku Mayor calls for closure of Russian consulate
Iran toughens crackdown as some oil workers reported to join protests
Germany cybersecurity chief faces sacking over Russia ties — reports
Germany opens investigation of Baltic gas pipeline blasts
Danish island of Bornholm suffers complete blackout
EU to temporarily raise agriculture state aid ceiling
Germany to ‘quickly’ send air defense systems to Ukraine
NKorea confirms simulated use of nukes to ‘wipe out’ enemies
Poland checks condition of bomb shelters
Experts call for reduction in stigma around mental health conditions
‘Norway needs a Coast Guard underwater’
EU launches ‘talent pool’ to facilitate Ukrainians’ access to labour market
Germany Backs Joint EU Debt for Loans to Ease Energy Crisis
Ukraine’s Zelenskiy: Russia deliberately timed strikes to inflict maximum damage
Introducing Norway’s Remarkable Stad Ship Tunnel Project
Dutch activists sue government over assisted suicide
Sweden won’t share Nord Stream investigation findings with Russia
Escalation: Kyiv, other cities under Russian attack in apparent retaliation for Kerch bridge blast
Four new autonomous ferries to start operation in Sweden
Serbia Arrests 21 Over Far-Right Attacks On Police During EuroPride March
Poland advises its citizens to leave Belarus
Bosnian Serb pro-Russian leader renews secession threat
Bank of Finland: War is ‘bleeding’ the Russian economy
20 years later, Bali bombing survivors still battling trauma
EU warns Lukashenko of sanctions over joint grouping of troops with Russia
EU’s chief diplomat scolds his envoys as ‘too slow’ in reporting back
Denmark election: Parties on left and right back controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
Biden promises Ukraine ‘advanced air defense systems’ after Russian missile strikes
Russian-speaking hackers knock multiple US airport websites offline. No impact on operations reported
Our response to Russian cyber-attacks is feeble
Ukraine war: Russian hawks celebrate deadly response to Crimea setback
Threat looms of Kyiv invasion as Putin’s troops mass on Belarus border
China began stockpiling PPE months before notifying world of Covid outbreak
The War That Russia Already Lost
Poland Inaugurates Athena Supercomputer
The Echo of Quiet Voices. Liechtenstein’s Veto Initiative and the American Six Principles

1492 October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, US
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
Estonia: Rail Baltica progress slowed by poor design work, bad management
Latvia suspends travel agreements with Belarus
Official: Estonia’s natural gas supply is assured
Lithuanian, French PMs discuss support for Ukraine, energy security
Sikkut should have stood up for Estonia more on LNG vessel
Lithuania postpones full power market deregulation to 2026
Estonian women’s national football team win 2022 Baltic Cup
Latvia’s budget deficit planned at 3.3% of GDP next year
Finno-Ugric culture: Concert in honor of Udmurt folk artist Dzhako Apaj
Donations to Ukraine triple after ‘Twitter convoy’ robbery in Latvia
Estonia to Send Additional Military Aid to Ukraine
Hotels of Latvia struggle with utility bills; some closures expected
Riigikogu MPs submit draft to declare Russia terrorist regime
[Latvia] Levits: Parties should first agree on common issues, then form coalition
Foreign embassies not planning to leave Kyiv – ambassador
Estonia’s David Irhin wins gold at World Junior Kickboxing Championships
Experts: Latvia has enough wood fuel resources for winter
Accommodation Establishments in Estonia Served 420,000 Tourists in August
Food prices will not go down this year, says expert
Lithuania will focus on key acquisitions after increasing its defense budget to $1.6 billion in 2022, says GlobalData
Latvian police probe verbal abuse during military training
Estonian Business Scheme is Growing and Changing
Vocalize a crash course in Latvian choral vocabulary
How politicians and media sowed fear on Lithuania’s borders
Supporting Ukrainian women who have suffered violence is priority for Latvia’s development cooperation – Foreign Ministry
Gofaizen & Sherle Promises that Lithuania Will Succeed in Crypto Where Estonia Could Not
Estonia: Over tenth of those eligible for universal electricity service opt out
Ukraine support rally in Vilnius denounces Russia’s assault on cities – photos
Estonia: economist perspective
Indian summer in Vilnius – photos
Estonia PM: Stability in today’s situation vital far beyond Europe
Dutch software development company Blis Digital expands to Lithuania
Tartu plans public tender to restore international air links
Energy subsidies ‘priority’ in Lithuania’s 2023 government spending bill – minister
MBtv: Exiled to Latvia, Russian free media defy Kremlin propaganda
Lithuanian LNG operator allocates 33 TWh for next year
Elering could not reach cost-sharing agreement with Finnish side
Lithuania: Pabandom iš naujo! 2023 Launched
Estonian ambassador to the US: Americans more supportive of aid to Ukraine
Latvia: economist perspective
Gas Association: Estonian operators’ access to LNG terminal still unclear
Two contenders for dismantling Soviet monuments in Daugavpils
Estonian PM to Rwandan colleague: Russian aggression undermining world order
Record foreign trade figures in August for Latvia
Forty-seven migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus on Monday
Helme: Draft declaration of Russia as a terrorist regime should go further
Rare mushroom found in Lithuania for the first time in 50 years
UK media: Eurosceptic welcomes PESCO step as key to Estonian defense
Baltic states report high levels of cardiovascular disease
Isamaa backs plans for Estonian LNG storage vessel
Šiaulių Bankas starts exchanging Ukrainian hryvnias
Amateur carbon traders dabbling in Estonia’s unregulated market
IMF halves Lithuania’s 2023 growth forecast
France to boost military presence in Estonia, Lithuania and Romania
Azerbaijan approves deal on air traffic with Israel, MoU on food security with Latvia
Vinted belatedly launches in Sweden
Bucharest nine presidents say Russian bombardments in Ukraine are war crimes
‘Deploy to deter – prepare to defend’: exercise Fast Griffin completes in Lithuania
How ‘The Quiet Girl’ (‘An Cailín Ciúin’) became the highest-grossing Irish-language film of all time
Despite Concerns, Serbia Still “Erasing” Ethnic Albanian Addresses
The EU’s ‘tolerance’ and ‘double standards’ with Turkey embolden Erdoğan, claims Cyprus President
Sitges 2022 Review: IRATI, Basque Epic of Pagan Women & Giants
Russia’s Imperial Dream Fades in Transnistria
Nariman Dzhelyal, the Crimean Tatar activist standing up to the Russian occupation
Artsakh President’s Delegation Ignored By Armenia’s Leaders
Pro-Ukraine Rally in Tbilisi Calls for Russia to be Designated a ‘Terrorist State’
Kyrgyzstan Cancels CSTO ‘Indestructible Brotherhood’ Military Exercises
Democracy advocates from 70 countries gather in Taiwan for 11th Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy
Coronation of Britain’s King Charles to be held next May
Tales of survival emerge as Venezuela landslide toll hits 34
German experts release €91 billion plan to curb gas prices
Sweden-Poland power transmission has resumed, operator says
Russia’s Lavrov says U.S. de facto involved in Ukraine war
New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps, angering farmers
EU declares Nicaragua envoy persona non grata in tit-for-tat move
Finland eyes building a functioning relationship with Russia in Arctic
British businessman charged over helping Russian oligarch evade U.S. sanctions
Jailed Kashmir anti-India leader dies in police custody
Russia vows to respond to greater Western involvement in Ukraine
Norway’s partial ban on Russian fishing vessels puts dark cloud over upcoming Barents Sea cod quota negotiations
Ukraine seeks more Western air defence help, NATO tightens security
Historic Portugal church sex abuse ‘truly endemic’ at times
France adopts fuel supply measures amid refinery strikes
Lviv braces for cold times as Putin seeks to weaponise winter
Biden re-evaluating U.S. relationship with Saudis after OPEC decision -official
Iran’s crackdown on protests intensifies in Kurdish region
EU’s Michel calls for ‘genuine energy union’ in response to crisis
Teenager charged in Germany with planning school bomb attack
U.N. publicly rejects Russia’s call for secret vote on Ukraine
UK spy chief says rise of China world’s top security issue
Belarus threatens to enter Ukraine’s war
U.S. expediting shipment of NASAMS air defenses to Ukraine -White House
28 dead as Julia drenches Central America with rainfall
Moldovan president calls for tougher policing to tackle pro-Russia protests
G7 Leaders’ joint statement on Ukraine: 11 October 2022
Biden labor proposal shakes up gig economy that relies on contractors
Bodies exhumed from mass grave in Ukraine’s liberated Lyman
NATO to hold annual nuclear exercises amid Russian threats
Prank Referendum Held Outside Russian Embassy In Prague Over Czech Annexation of Kaliningrad
NASA says DART mission succeeded in altering asteroid’s trajectory
IMF dims outlook for 2023 global economy amid Ukraine war
Ukraine Says 32 Soldiers Freed, Body Of Israeli Returned In Prisoner Swap
Canada’s Defence Minister in Poland
Lavrov says Russia open to talks with West, U.S. dismisses comments as ‘posturing’
S. Korea says it has ability to intercept North’s missiles
Russian Woman May Face Up To Five Years In Prison For ‘Desecration’ Of Putin’s Parents’ Grave
Norway’s century-old ship visits Manila
NATO warns Moscow against attacking allies’ critical infrastructure
Kremlin war hawks demand more devastating strikes on Ukraine
Welsh MP suggests sanctioning Elon Musk over Ukraine
Sweden reassures AfDB President of continued strong support for Africa
UN, G7 decry Russian attack on Ukraine as possible war crime
Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury dies aged 96
Madrid court jails ex-Catalan MP Antonio Banos for four months after refusing questions from Vox
The Delicate Work still undone in the Church of Sweden’s Reconciliation Process
Barcelona Supercomputing Center to host one of first European quantum computers
Elon Musk Spoke to Putin Before Tweeting Ukraine Peace Plan: Report
Sweden Becomes Electric Car Battery and Green Tech Hub, a New Silicon Valley Emerges at The Arctic Circle

1552 October 12: Fall of Kazan, Tatarstan
1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day
1975 October 12: Saharawi National Unity Day
Baltic nations long warned about Russia. Now, maybe the West is listening.
Estonia studying potential effects of planned Polish nuclear power station
UNHCR supports Latvia and Lithuania with relief items for temporary accommodation of refugees from Ukraine
European Commission green-lights €3.37 billion support for Estonia for 2021-2027
[Latvia] Volunteers say Ukrainians on border need more help; ministry declines
South Africa Deputy Minister Botes undertakes an Official Visit to Lithuania
Latvia plans to ban commercial electricity flow from Russia
Saving money or environment? Lithuania’s second-hand shops boom amid economic uncertainty
[Estonia] ‘Porridge and cabbages’ – the 14-year LNG terminal saga
More Russian citizens leave Latvia than enter
Gas Association: Estonia must have preferential access to Finnish terminal
[Latvia] Budget calculations continue against background of coalition talks
[Estonia] Only two-thirds of state gas reserves will be stocked for winter season
[Latvia] KGB museum could face closure due to building safety concerns
Lithuania to borrow €6.7b next year
Rīga Conference 2022 agenda revealed
Estonia takes on Open Government Partnership co-chair role
LPB Bank: the fintech industry in Latvia has great potential but requires decisive action
Estonia Foreign Minister: Japan plays important role in supporting Ukraine
Miss Universe Latvia 2022 is Kate Alexeeva
Head of Russian Orthodox Church in Estonia condemns Ukraine invasion
Latvian State Audit: civil protection and catastrophe management system remains neglected
Far-Right Estonian Party Closes in on Kallas Before March Vote
Unscheduled meeting in Brussels raises expectations of more US forces in Lithuania
Estonia succeeds Italy as head of Open Government Partnership
Lithuania among worst countries in enforcing anti-bribery convention – study
Estonia recently inadvertently placed online ads on pro-Russian websites
How To Get a Cryptocurrency License In Lithuania ?
Estonia: What does long-term care reform change for people?
In Latvia, Putin’s War on Russian Media Plays Out on the Big Screen
LTG closes Chinese office, signalling the end of an era
Riga will host Latvia’s first public greenery composting site
Lithuanian president draws ire by comparing German troops to ‘girl you invite for a good evening’
Polar bear Nora from Tallinn Zoo died in Vienna
Lithuania should extend ban on Russian tourists beyond December, president says
Security Service has banned 209 persons from Latvia in relation to war
[Estonia] Minister calls for defense spending to reach 3 percent of GDP
Lithuania sends official note to Belarus over violations of bilateral agreements
Kallas: An Estonian LNG storage vessel should not be fetishized
‘It feels like February 24 again.’ War returns to Kyiv
Latvian PM Calls on All EU Countries to Stop Issuing Tourist Visas for Russians
Vilnius plans ‘most modest’ holidays as initial Christmas tree budget causes outrage
Latvia plans to buy six HIMARS systems
Declaring Russia a sponsor of terror shows war is not forgotten
Rally Estonia recieves financial backing from the state for 2023
Latvian minister: we’re Nr. 1 when it comes to military aid for Ukraine
Seven firms to import LNG via Lithuanian FSRU in 2023
US Army HIMARS part of Sweden and Latvia exercises
NATO Defense Ministers Meet At ‘Pivotal Moment’ To Weigh Ukraine’s Air-Defense Needs
France’s undisputed queens of cheese
Faroe Island’s Fishery Cooperation With Russia Up For Discussion
Act Now? Celtic languages in Ireland and the UK…
Ireland’s Europe minister calls for Council of Europe summit in Reykjavik
No return to pre-war reality when it comes to Arctic cooperation, says Finnish report
Climate change: Greenland’s culture shifts as Arctic heats up
Albania to make renewable energy equipment VAT exempt
Kosovo’s eternal asterisk
Deputy Secretary General underscores NATO’s deepening partnership with Republic of Moldova
Czech Republic Bans Entry to Russian Tourists Starting October 25
New World Stage calls for overhaul of UN Security Council
Bosnia Unveils LGBT Rights Strategy
Russian nuclear strike likely to provoke ‘physical response,’ NATO official says
Ukraine finds torture chamber near monastery in liberated city in Donetsk Oblast
Russia’s FSB arrests eight for Crimean Bridge bombing
Belarus sends first shipment of T-72 tanks to Belgorod Oblast, Russia General Staff report
U.S. predicts Ukraine will battle through winter; allies bolster air defenses
Poland to cap energy prices for SMEs, vulnerable consumers
Canada announces new military package for Ukraine after Russian missile attacks
Would Lukashenko really throw Belarus into a war Russia is losing?
U.S. may block Russian aluminum imports -source
Germany to give Ukraine 16 Zuzana artillery systems
France to deliver anti-air systems to Ukraine in coming weeks – Macron
Denmark’s producers ‘completely screwed’ as ‘greed, overestimation of demand’ blamed for streamer stand-off
European Commission Recommends Granting Bosnia Candidate Status
Australia may provide military training to Ukraine forces: PM
Germany Invests Big to Accelerate Heating Revolution
Four Kazakh Activists Detained In Front Of Russian Consulate Ahead Of Putin Visit
UN, Denmark, Swiss embassies sign $6.2m project to support Egypt through COP27
No progress on EU visa liberalisation for Kosovo
Germany’s onshore wind tenders undersubscribed, again
Germany, Netherlands call for joint EU gas purchasing ahead of next winters
As NATO expands across the North, Russia faces a strengthening unity among the Arctic 7
Intense lobbying ahead of UN vote on Russian annexations
Ukraine seeks weapons to counter Russia’s ability to strike
Europe turns to Africa in bid to replace Russian natural gas
Google Cloud announces plans for first cloud region in Norway
Special Report: U.S. firm supplied networking tech to maker of Russian missiles
Belarus army would likely have little impact in Ukraine war
Europe likely entering another COVID wave, says WHO and ECDC
Free iodine tablets at the ready in Poland amid Ukraine nuclear fears
Thai nursery massacre unfolded over three hours of horror
Leak detected on pipeline in Poland that brings oil to Germany from Russia
Putin blames Europe for energy crisis as price cap divides EU
Killnet Targets U.S. Airports in New Wave of DDoS Attacks, Calls on Hacktivists to Target Civilian Infrastructure
Russia’s Unhappy Club: The CSTO
Poland among countries most helpful to Ukraine: German think-tank
Japan space agency rocket carrying 8 satellites fails
Germany headed for recession in 2023, says economy minister
Germany blames Putin for pushing economy towards recession
Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland submit joint bid to stage Women’s Euros in 2025
With Putin under pressure, Belarus edges closer to joining war in Ukraine
Sweden’s right-wing gets extension to form government
Finland interested in European anti-aircraft defence system
EU’s debt laggards are hurting the fight against inflation, Austria says

ERR in Poland: F-22s demonstration of NATO eastern flank strengthening
Amnesty accuses Latvia of abusing migrants on Belarus border
Lüganuse municipality wants to relocate Soviet-era memorials to one site
Latvian National Library now houses 120 Ukrainian books
Estonian men’s handball team lose opening European Championship qualifier
‘Travelling circus’ amid energy crisis: Lithuanian MEPs want to give up trips between Brussels and Strasbourg
Ukrainian journalist to ERR: Western arms aid brings much-needed hope
Need for food aid grows steadily in Latvia
Estonian Volunteers Train for a Day They Hope Will Never Come
Saeima supports proposal to increase minimal wages in Latvia next year
Estonia: Household debt climbed by almost ten percent over the year
Lithuania to send self-propelled mortars, armoured vehicles to Ukraine
Rīga International Film Festival starts today
Kohtla-Järve paper gave vast discounts for local election campaign ad space
Lithuanian president rejects criticism over comparing German troops to a girl
[Latvia] Saeima adopts lobbying transparency law after 15 years of debate
Lithuania provides €5m for urgent reconstruction in Ukraine
Germany, 14 NATO allies agree to procure air defense systems
Lithuania to supply Ukraine with winter uniforms, equipment, 120-mm mortars, armored cars, thermal imagers and UAVs
[Estonia] Center Party tables no-confidence motion in minister over LNG vessel saga
Vilnius covers Soviet monument at Antakalnis Cemetery
State provides extensive subsidies for transition to education in Estonian
Latvia to launch female empowerment project in Africa
Lithuania drops plans for 3 percent of GDP defence budget due to energy crisis – minister
Rīga residents in awe of magic carpet appearance
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir recorded music for new video game
Lithuania goes into saving mode, but what the limits should be?
Two winning entries from Tartu participatory budget contest revealed
Radio Free Europe seeks producers [Latvia, Czech Republic]
[Estonia] Alexela: State requested in June that LNG vessel not come to Paldiski
Korea, Lithuania discuss trade, investment expansion
Estonia sending more military aid, winter army uniforms to Ukraine
Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, accepting birthday cards for its 700th birthday — in case you forgot
Estonia turns away Ukrainian refugees at EU border after harrowing wait
Lithuanian filmmaker’s documentary about Mariupol to premiere in Ukraine
PACE declares Russia a terrorist regime
Baltics may secure permanent deployment of US troops, says Lithuanian minister
Estonia hopes for EU exemption over Finnish LNG priority buying status
Vilnius mayor shares plans for ‘more modest’ Christmas: only one tree, fewer lights
[Estonia] Third of private consumers switch to new universal electricity service
EU justice ministers to discuss new legal measures against Russia, human rights
Estonian president: Small states can cooperate to help rebuild Ukraine
Latvia calls watchdog’s migrant mistreatment claims ‘absurd’
The UK doubled the number of troops in Estonia in early 2022. Will this continue in 2023?
Lithuanian Land Force Commander Visits Pennsylvania Guard
Govt approves Estonia’s principles for handling Russia’s aggression against Ukraine
Meet the tough women leaders taking on Vladimir Putin
Paris, London, Rome? Yawn. Time to switch up your European travel game with Sarajevo, Tallinn and Liechtenstein
Baltic States and Japan agree to strengthen cooperation
With RT still live, France’s hands are tied
Demand for Isle of Man child mental health services soars by 83%
Welsh first minister recommends ‘immersion’ as the means to teach Irish language in school
It is inaccurate to suggest that Protestants in Ireland disliked Irish language
UEFA investigating Ireland players over pro-IRA chant
North Macedonia Gets Largely Glowing Feedback in Country Report
Kosovo’s power utility donates coal to its workers for heating
Escape routes: How the EU can help Moldova end its dependence on Russian gas
Romania caps price of electricity exported to Moldova
Hungary strengthens energy ties with Russia and Serbia
Energy And More: Turkmenistan Improves Economic Ties With The U.S
Kazakhstan: Russian conspiracy theory meets Asian ambition in Astana
NATO Allies take further steps towards responsible use of AI, data, autonomy and digital transformation
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the ECB hikes rates above 3%, says Belgium’s central bank chief
Helsinki Commission Recommends Kicking Russia Off U.N. Security Council
Canada’s Booming Economy: What’s Driving it?
LGBT safety should be considered in awarding hosting rights: Cavallo
Russian official warns of World War Three if Ukraine joins NATO
Bus bombing kills 18 Syrian troops, wounds dozens
Released man says Azov fighters kept in inhumane conditions by Russia
MEPs stand up against Cuban doctors ‘slave-trade’ in Italy
General headscarf ban at work is OK, Europe’s top court says
Israeli settlers rampage in Palestinian town in West Bank
France Sends Gas to Germany to Offset Russia Supply Cuts
We need to seize Russian central bank assets to ensure Ukraine’s future
Russia is prepared to quit Black Sea grains deal, writes to UN with demands
China quashes social media about protest banners in Beijing
[Finland] Border Guard to spend €300m to beef up security
Another Belarusian ‘Railway Guerrilla’ Gets Lengthy Prison Term
U.S. retirees see biggest Social Security hike in more than 40 years
N. Korea fires another missile, flies warplanes near border
Top EU diplomat says Russian army will be ‘annihilated’ if Putin nukes Ukraine
Iran’s Kurdish Region Becomes Epicenter Of Protests, Deadly Government Crackdown
NATO to keep close eye on Russia’s upcoming nuclear exercise – Stoltenberg
Holocaust survivor opens Senate as far-right to govern Italy
Belarus opposition to MEPs: ‘Peace in Europe starts with free Belarus’
France says Iranian drone transfers to Russia would violate U.N. nuclear deal resolution
International climate change bodies win humanity award
Kherson: Russia to evacuate civilians from occupied region as Ukraine advances
Dutch crown princess Amalia under heightened security
Appeal Court frees Indigenous People of Biafra’s Nnamdi Kanu
Ukraine bats away Lukashenko’s border threats
We will not be intimidated by Russia’s nuclear threats, NATO tells Moscow
Putin tempts Turkey, suggests making it Europe’s new gas hub
U.S. military aircraft circling Kaliningrad
Saudi Arabia, United States clash over reason for OPEC+ oil cut
How Moscow grabs Ukrainian kids and makes them Russians
Belarus Army Wouldn’t Mobilise Against Ukraine: Opposition Leader
Geothermal heating plant in Torun, Poland officially opens
A new opportunity for Europe: The European Political Community
Switzerland proposes $1,000 fines for breaking ‘burqa ban’

October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day
A new sea of troubles brewing in the Baltic
Europa Conference League: Armenia’s Pyunik lose to Lithuania’s Zalgiris
Estonia: Saaremaa-based boatbuilders BWB clinch business of the year award
Lithuanians remain calm, but prepare for potential conflict
Raadi war grave remains reburied at Tartu cemetery
OECD Economic Survey of Lithuania 2022
Neil Godsman: Aberdeenshire farmer who expanded into Estonia
Largest wind farm in Baltic States opened in Lithuania
Estonian President in Iceland: Small countries can join forces to aid Ukraine
Petition to ban Kremlin supporters from holding positions in Latvia’s state institutions to be submitted to Saeima soon
Swedbank CEO: Estonian firms’ cashflow under huge amount of pressure
Latvia-Belarus border residents will no longer cross as easily
Number of suspects in Kohtla-Järve corruption investigation rises to 17
Rīga seeks solutions to promote public transport use
Cruise season in Klaipėda reaches pre-pandemic levels
Estonian Crop Research Institute builds new hall for sustainable production
Inčukalns underground storage ready to begin pumping out gas
Estonia: Loan should be taken out to rebuild main highways
US troops to remain in Lithuania at least until 2026 – minister
Estonian women’s national football team break FIFA top 100
HIMARS and Switchblades are part of Lithuania’s military build-up
Reinsalu: Sikkut must evaluate possibility leasing LNG vessel for Paldiski
Rīga Zoo celebrates 110th birthday
Diplomatic relations between Belarus and Estonia have broken down
Lithuanian schools can take in 26,000 more Ukrainian kids – ministry
Chronology of events at LNG terminal sparks debate at Riigikogu committee
PzH 2000 howitzers repaired in Lithuania returning to battlefield in Ukraine
Estonia Banned Entry to Over 1,091 Ukrainians Since February
Half of all cars in Vilnius will be electric by 2030, mayor says
Requests for housing aid in Rīga up 77% this year
Estonian defense minister: NATO has an answer to Putin’s nuclear threats
Lithuanian president talks with Zelensky: With Western support, Ukraine will push Russia out
Estonian priority access to Finnish FSRU unsure
Lithuania wants German troops ‘for marriage, not one night stand’
New bike path from Rīga center to Ziepniekkalns unveiled Friday
[Estonia] Experts: Fall in real estate prices inevitable
Journalistic investigation reveals details of Lithuanian filmmaker Kvedaravičius’ murder in Mariupol
Estonian Metropolitan distances himself from Kirill after political pressure
Metropolitan Inokentiy to continue to lead Orthodox Church in Lithuania
NEPLP chief: there are active attempts to bring back Russian TV channels to Latvia
Lithuania to tap Baltic Sea offshore wind potential
Republic of Estonia’s Bonds Offering
Action against criminal group that stole hundreds of cars in France using fraudulent software
Ukrainian, Lithuanian presidents discuss war
Estonia’s Skeleton Technologies launches SuperBattery, announces partnership with Shell
removal of Soviet Victory Monument’s sculptures is officially complete in Pārdaugava
Russian Revolut blames Brexit as it shifts one million trading customers from London to Lithuania
Russia’s so-called referendums in Ukraine ‘null and void’, says PACE
US extends battalion in Lithuania as Russia fears persist
‘Pro-IRA’ song Celtic Symphony climbs chart after Irish women’s team backlash
EBRD and United Kingdom join forces to back Ukrenergo
Turf houses: Iceland’s original ‘green’ buildings
Ethiopia in ultimatum to Ireland over ‘hostile’ stance
Greenland, Iceland sign cooperation agreement in Reykjavik
Welcome to the Wales you don’t know
Gypsies and Travellers in England and Wales: lived experiences
North Wales ranked one of the best places to ‘survive a zombie apocalypse’
Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2023
North Macedonia will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Bosnia & Herzegovina: The country will not return to Eurovision 2023!
Bulgaria withdraws from Eurovision 2023, saying contest no longer interests the broadcaster
Albanian Activists Campaign for Living Wage
Bosnia and Herzegovina takes the next step toward EU Membership
Croatia in talks to buy French anti-aircraft defence system
A disinformation story from Serbia: a mother fined for refusing to dress her son as a girl in Germany
The best destinations in Europe have been named – and they’re basically all in Portugal
Azerbaijan Opens Fire as EU Advance Team Arrives in Armenia
EU to ban use of Russian passports issued in Abkhazia, South Ossetia
Video Shows Azerbaijan Forces Executing Armenian POWs
Kazakhstan: Man who called for Putin protest jailed for two weeks
Uzbekistan keeps up hunt of Karakalpak diaspora activists
NATO Secretary General takes part in B9 Defence Ministers’ meeting
Taiwan Seeks to Boost Ties with US Trade Fair
New Zealand pulls funding for school Shakespeare festival, citing ‘canon of imperialism’
NATO to kick off nuclear drills involving B-52 bombers on Monday
Finland gives Aussie women diplomatic help
EU states dash Prague’s visa-free Kosovo hopes
Norway’s partial port ban on Russian fishing vessels comes into force, with threats of ‘even stricter measures’
More Than 600 Attacks On Health-Care Facilities In Ukraine Since Start Of War; WHO Warns Of ‘Brutal’ Winter
UN Committee Accuses Finland of Violating Rights of Finnish Children in Syria Camps
Haiti gang makes demands in test of power with government
Putin doesn’t trust Lukashenko’s army to fight in Ukraine, Belarus’ leader-in-exile says
New European quantum internet programme launched
Germany to introduce €49 ticket for public transport
Georgian Soldier Who Died Fighting For Ukraine Is Honored In Kyiv
Readout of US Secretary of Defense Meeting With Ministers of Defence for Finland and Sweden
Russian women pay the price in protests against Putin’s war
Finland, not Sweden, joins NATO missile shield initiative
BBC marks 100 years facing questions about its future
Russian Forces Launch More Airstrikes On Ukrainian Cities
Russian Troops Expected To Arrive In Belarus In Days To Create ‘Regional Military Group’
Belarus edges closer to joining war in Ukraine
Roadside bomb kills 3 in Pakistan’s restive Baluch region
Up to 100,000 Russian troops could be deployed in Belarusian territory: official
Turning Borrell’s blunt speech into bold action
Belarus warns against pushing nuclear-armed Russia ‘into corner’
Russian Woman Welcomes Ukrainian Troops In Liberated Village
Indicators point to hard winter for Germany – economy ministry
U.S. to send munitions, Humvees to Ukraine in $725 mln aid package -officials
Sweden’s Incoming Cabinet Says New Reactors Will Be Built
Spain confirms intention to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty
17.2%: Poland’s inflation rate continues to climb
Kyrgyz Activists, Journalists Demonstrate In Support Of Free Media After Anti-RFE/RL Rally
Noora Räty, Finland’s star goalie, announces national team retirement
Expired drug kills 10 child leukemia patients in Yemen
As winter approaches, energy poverty in Poland is on the rise
Azerbaijan accuses Macron of pro-Armenian ‘bias’
Poland to spend €8.4bn supporting Ukraine refugees in 2022, highest in OECD
Iran’s Baluchistan Under Lockdown, Blackout In Wake Of ‘Bloody Friday’
‘He joined the enemy’: a Ukraine soldier on fighting his father on Russian side
UK’s Truss sacrifices finance minister, scraps tax plan in fight to survive
Ukraine war: Kyiv demands Red Cross visit notorious prison
Erdogan instructs government to start work on Russian gas hub
Nato chief: Finland and Sweden should join together
2 men get 40 years each for Malta reporter’s car-bomb murder
RWE Picks Preferred Suppliers for Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Thor
Musk loses interest in providing free Starlink internet to Ukraine
[Finland] Defence ministry refuses Russian citizen property purchase permit
Another Independent Kazakh Media Outlet Attacked As Election Looms
Sweden’s New Cabinet Pledges to Deliver on NATO Deal With Turkey
Albanian PM causes diplomatic stir over organ trafficking allegations
Woman, 75, held in Germany accused of leading far-right terror plot
The Battle For Bakhmut: Ukrainian Troops Hold On Amid Hail Of Russian Artillery
Denmark’s royal family: a ‘Game of Thrones’ drama
EU eyes Arctic internet cable to connect Europe to Asia via Alaska
Sons of Norway to host ‘My American Immigration Journey’
Bosnian Women Vow To End Silence Over Femicide As They March To Urge Change In Criminal Law
Turku authorities refuse to remove Ukrainian flag from Russian consulate parking spot
IMF chief tells EU to drop energy price caps idea
Sweden’s incoming prime minister shifts right
Elon Musk has gone too far. It’s time to boycott Tesla
Norway’s salmon permit auction falls NOK 4bn short of target
Denmark paves the way for ‘loss and damage’ climate aid
Norwegian authorities detain drone-carrying Russian headed for home
Poland to buy hundreds of SKorean Chunmoo multiple-rocket launchers
Sweden parties agree to form govt with far-right backing
Delegation from Denmark visits Scottish ‘school of the future’ in bid to learn lessons and innovate education
Where are the fastest internet speeds in Europe?
Third countries align with EU’s 8th package of Russia sanctions
The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation takes action on concussion
Luxembourg supports Moldova on path to EU membership
Microsoft says Ukraine, Poland targetted with novel ransomware attack

1821 October 15: Sequoyah Day, creation of Cherokee Syllabary
1940 October 15: Catalonia president Lluís Companys executed by firing squad
1998 October 15: Latvian State Language Day
2008 October 15: International Parliamentarians for West Papua launches in UK
October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month, US
Review: ‘Olgavision Therapy + Eurovision’ at Melbourne Fringe Festival
Lithuania scores poorly for OECD anti-bribery convention enforcement
Kregor Zirk sets 2022 fastest European time in 200m butterfly
Why has Lithuania become Taiwan’s most outspoken supporter despite outcry from China?
Memorial to 1918-1920 War of Estonian Independence planned for Paide
Wild 1990s in Lithuania: Archival images reveal police officer’s daily life
Anett Kontaveit: This year had it all
Teachers’ salaries: Which countries pay the most and the least in Europe?
Lithuania proposes creating coalition to fund Starlink in Ukraine
Estonia keen to import Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals, ships
Evita gives Addiscombe’s café society a new Latvian crunch
Nausėda: supplying Ukraine with air defense systems is key to victory
Finnish ‘Sisu’ movie leads Festival de Sitges’ awards winning four trophies
Delayed Taekwon-Do World Cup takes place in Slovenia
Cyprus, EU launch project to link electricity grids via underwater cable
You Can Travel Through Spain For Free By Train For All Of 2023
Slovakia LGBT attack: Thousands gather at vigil outside Bratislava bar
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov Makes First State Visit to Kazakhstan
Now Putin has to listen to lectures from the President of Tajikistan
Nato scrambles to ramp up weapons production and outlast Russia
Germany’s Olaf Scholz calls for EU expansion, military autonomy
Australia’s plan to build advanced missiles: Albanese Government gives ‘rock-solid backing’ to ‘really important enterprise’
Japan to export to India stealth antennas equipped on new destroyer
China says it reserves right to use force over Taiwan
Wallonia to finally make Dutch compulsory from primary 3
The Netherlands joining international mission to train Ukrainian troops
Uganda introduces lockdown measures to halt spread of Ebola: president
Norway police arrest Russian for flying drone amid heightened security
Russian officials raised Navy flags in Svalbard waters
Smoke, gunfire at Tehran jail holding political prisoners, dual nationals
Echelons with Russian military arrive in Belarus – Belarus’ Defense Ministry
Russia could use ‘people as weapons’: German minister
Saudi Arabia announces $400 mln humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Long-serving Ukrainian ambassador Andrij Melnyk departs Germany for Kyiv
Polish NGOs stage mock vote on annexing Russian embassy

1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1974 October 19: Niue Constitution Day
1984 October 19: Murder of Polish priest Jerzy Popiełuszko by security service
1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day