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December 4, 1st Sunday of December: Sindhi Culture Day
December 4, 1st Sunday of December: Commemoration Day of Victims of Genocide Against the Latvian People By the Totalitarian Communist Regime
New gender balance law adds more women to Finnish boards
Belarus Corruption Watch: living the high life with Dimitry and Anna Lukashenko
US intel chief thinking ‘optimistically’ for Ukraine forces
377A repeal: Singapore turns page on dark LGBT history

Estonian MEP sharply criticizes Macron call for Russia security guarantees
Developers of solar parks in Latvia establish association Solar Energy Latvia
Large-scale Exercise Orkaan reaches climax on Saaremaa
Bosnia’s Lagumdzija meets with the President of Latvia and the Global Baku Forum Board
Estonian artist’s painting fetches almost quarter of a million at auction
Latvia faces very costly electricity distribution
Ministers of Estonia, Lithuania, Poland highlight importance of price cap on Russian oil
Latvian police chief: At least 500 officers should be recruited soon
Growing hostility towards Lithuania’s Russians ‘alarming and dangerous’ effect of Ukraine war
Yorkshire Post: Estonian Starship robots go live at Leeds
Pea protein plant planned in Jelgava, Latvia
Record result forecast for oil shale mining sector in 2023
Lithuania’s new public IT procurement ban covers drones from China, Russian, and Belarus equipment
[Latvia] Theft from army warehouses went unnoticed for decade
Legendary Tallinna Hippodroom closes its gates for good
Half of Vilnius public transport buses out of service as drivers begin strike
It is important that Latvian and Estonian Elwind wind parks start working at the same time – LIAA
Ban on oil shipments to Kaliningrad via Lithuania takes effect
Estonia the fifth least corrupt country in the world
Lithuania to showcase 14 food companies at ADIFE 2022
Estonia’s rental market cooling: apartments going slower, for cheaper
‘Give a life-saving gift’ urges Latvia’s blood donor center
Estonian Oil Association chief: Russian price cap will have little impact
Lithuanian towns and cities light Christmas trees – photos
Wise, University of Tartu team up to launch scholarship for women in IT
Latvia to investigate Russian channel TV Rain
Two more howitzers shipped to Ukraine after repairs in Lithuania
Estonia FinTech Tuum opens base in London
Lithuanian theatre director Tuminas moves to Israel after leaving Moscow
Molotov cocktail thrown at house of Ukrainian influencer in Rīga
Cirque du Soleil announces five Tallinn shows for next June
Only half of Lithuanian MEPs report their meetings with lobbyists – Transparency International
NATO red teaming cyber exercise Crossed Swords gets underway in Tallinn
Latvia’s Oscars bid January to be screened in the USA on 9 and 12 December
Building permit issued for Patarei Sea Fortress development
Latvian donations help Ukrainian women after sexual abuse
Kaunas European Capital of Culture attracts 1.2m visitors – organisers
PPA wants former Narva tank site for new drone surveillance system
Lithuania may get smaller-than-sought RRF funding, auditors warn
Turnover of Margus Linnamäe’s business empire nearing €900 million
Latvian authorities dismantle criminal group engaged in VAT fraud
Estonia To Provide Financial Aid To Ukrainians Hardest Hit By War
Lithuanian cabinet okays legislation on power consumption cuts, windfall profit tax
[Latvia] National Alliance, New Unity name future minister candidates
[Estonia] Repinski diverts ‘protection money’ from congregation to football club
Russian applicants for Lithuanian visas will have to answer questions on Ukraine war
Rail Baltic route construction to begin in Kohila Municipality next year
Lithuanian minister wants organizers to take more responsibility in inviting performers
Riigikogu Finance Committee rejects interior minister investment proposals
World Bank representative hails innovation in Estonian health care
Ukrainian singer says Lithuania’s moves to blacklist her unfair, to sue concert hall
Any current talk of peace with Russia is dangerous
[Estonia] EKRE MP protests Raimond Kaljulaid committee chairmanship, by resigning
Tartu cultural workers present ‘Christmas tree of shame’ at salary protest
‘Immoral’ for Hungary to hold up EU financing deal for Ukraine -Lithuania
Raik: Macron’s words show variations in western nations’ attitude to Russia
Continental Europe’s biggest battery system inaugurated by Corsica Sole in Belgium
‘Out of Control’: Bots and Trolls Multiply in Montenegro
Georgia-Russia trade ties expand amid Ukraine war
Uzbekistan welcomes first freight train from Turkish Mediterranean port
India shared a list of products with Moscow for access to Russian market – minister
New shipment of US military equipment delivered to Poland
Northrop Grumman unveils B-21 nuclear bomber for US Air Force
Ørsted Partners with Universities from Vietnam and Denmark to Help Vietnam’s Offshore Wind
FIFA Announces Probe Into Conduct Of Serbian Team, Fans At World Cup
‘Sweden has a poverty problem’: the social stores offering food at rock-bottom prices
Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption
Germany: probably won’t reach 2% defence spending goal this year
An assassination, a feud and the fight for power in Iraq’s Kurdistan
Prince Joachim of Denmark to relocate family to US as his children are stripped of titles
Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili ‘poisoned’ in prison: doctors
Finnish Parliament to start Nato membership process despite ratification delays
Putin Signs Controversial Law Banning ‘LGBT Propaganda’
Germany’s Scholz says world faces ‘epochal’ shift in op ed
25,000 tons of Ukraine grain reach east Africa amid drought
Medieval Woman’s Life-Sized Model Created in Norway
Italy ageing faster than EU peers, population drops below 59 mln
Russian troop movements prove John Mearsheimer wrong
Turkish military vehicle runs over woman, child in Syria
Freezing Winds exercise ends as Finland poised to join NATO
Speed far above the limit and we’ll take your car, Austria says
Chechen Dissident Blogger Reported Killed in Sweden
Lockheed teams with Israel’s Rafael on laser defense
Germany’s housing market is facing a serious downturn in prices, analysts say
Canada freezes assets of three Haitian businessmen over gang links
European Masters Games 2023 takes place in Tampere, Finland
Protesters near White House demand ‘Free China!’
Turkey Arrests First Political Exile Extradited by Sweden
U.S. services industry regains steam; factory orders accelerate
Norway’s oil deals helped empower Putin. It must learn from its mistakes
N. Korea fires artillery near border in warning to S. Korea
Explosions rock two Russian airbases far from Ukraine frontline
Israeli intelligence chiefs see Tehran surviving protests, for now
Ukraine shot down one of Russia’s best attack helicopter
Eyeing power, UK Labour Party vows to abolish House of Lords
Now is not the time to lift Russia, Belarus sanctions-IOC
Chinese hackers stole millions worth of U.S. COVID relief money, Secret Service says
Fighting for a future: The Belarusian regiment in Ukraine is staking its claim on democracy
Oxford Dictionaries names ‘goblin mode’ its word of the year
Montenegro Reaffirms Its Support For Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Path
Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation
International Criminal Court’s Prosecutor Opposes EU Plan For Special Ukraine Tribunal
Russia unleashes missiles but Ukraine says most shot down
Romania Starts Sending Natural Gas To Moldova Through Pipeline
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022
Iranian Women Who Fled To Armenia Fear Returning Could End In Death
Russian oil price cap, EU ban aim to limit Kremlin war chest
Kyrgyz Politicians Annoyed Over Russian Anger At Possible Soviet-Era Name Changes
Argentina eyes $100 billion Argentines tried to shelter in the United States
Russian Soldier Says Commander Stabbed Ukrainian Woman To Death
Confusion over Iran’s religious police as women drop hijab
Film hopes to attract Welsh viewers with Cornish language posters
Population of Catalonia grew by almost 8,000 in 2021 due to migration
FT Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelenskyy. ‘I am more responsible than brave’

1917 December 6: Finland Independence Day
[Estonia] PPA receive under 3,000 Ukraine-related public order reports since invasion
New trend: More Belarusians fleeing Lukashenko regime come to Lithuania by river
Epidemiologist: More dangerous strains of Covid unlikely in near future
Lithuania looks to build robust cybersecurity sector as Russia and China fears rise
Russian independent TV Rain stripped of its license in Latvia
Latvia revokes Russian opposition TV station Dozhd’s broadcast licence
Latvia bans exiled Russian news channel over ‘threat to national security’
Latvia cancels licence of exiled Russian television station TV Rain
Voting on Tartu Deed of the Year award starts December 20
Latvia will receive €135 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
Analyst: Estonia has managed to influence Western Europe’s Russia opinion
Ringleader of Lithuanian drug trafficking network arrested
Estonia’s first ‘post office of the future’ opens in Tallinn
[Latvia] Freight transport situation ‘tense’ in relation to Russia, says industry
Talks with Moscow impossible in current situation – Lithuanian adviser
Yle: Estonian carrier Operail preparing to haul Russian nickel in Finland
VR ends freight traffic from Russia, Estonian operator steps in
Operail hoping to sell foreign rail car rental subsidiaries by year’s end
Former Lithuanian Prime Minister Adolfas Šleževičius passes away aged 75
Elering report: Estonia needs oil shale plants for strategic reserve
Zelensky awarded Lithuania’s 2022 Freedom Prize
Estonia’s Net Group introduces the most advanced e-government solutions to Belgium’s public sector
Lithuania’s support to Ukraine totals €660m
Latvian Saeima Legal Affairs Committee ditches civil union law
EU to fund up to 85 percent of Rail Baltica as project’s security importance increases
Estonian minister calls on diaspora to support Ukraine where they live
[Lithuania] Chairman of Committee on Budget and Finance resigns after no-confidence vote
Rail Baltica project stage to be finished next year
Lithuania welcomes reforms in Kazakhstan – Gabrielius Landsbergis
First book released in new series about Estonian football history
Ministry of Finance downgrades Latvia’s economic growth outlook
[Estonia] Raimond Kaljulaid to continue as National Defense Committee chair
Latvia’s not just the boozing capital of Europe! Also one of the fattest, biggest smoking and shortest-living
We count on Western Balkans to back EU foreign policy, says Lithuanian president
Latvia leads EU on women researchers but R&D sector still small
Estonia Is Attracting More Innovative Companies Than Ever Before
[Latvia] United List names its minister candidates
Russia’s war and ‘imperialistic dreams’ can’t pay off, says Estonia’s Kaja Kallas
Latvian officials warned about Russian intentions while abroad
Authorities: tap water in Lithuania safe to drink
Estonia becomes unexpected China rare-earth alternative
Give Ukraine long-range missiles: Lithuania’s PM
Future Cabinet of Ministers slowly taking shape in Latvia
A great turnout for Lithuania’s pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Food exhibition
What it’s really like to live in Monaco
48% of adults in Luxembourg don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables
Wallonia to create 30 new nature reserves
Up to 75% of Belgians want government to continue supporting Ukraine
Uber Introduces Reindeer Sleigh Rides in Finland’s Lapland Region
75 students graduate from University of Gibraltar
North Macedonia Revokes Fugitive Ukrainian’s Citizenship
Basque movement Askapena expresses solidarity with Kurdish people
Business as usual for Slovakia as EU oil embargo comes into effect
Russia Extradites Nephew Of Jailed Informal Leader Of Restive Tajik Region
Joint Statement on the United States-Kazakhstan Enhanced Strategic Partnership Dialogue
Japan Seeks Deeper Defense Ties with NATO
ECB launches partnership with European University Institute to train banking supervisors
Polish court clears IKEA manager who fired employee for anti-LGBT remarks
Textron’s Bell V-280 Valor chosen as new U.S. Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft
Sweden Achieves the Lowest Smoking Rate in Europe and is on Track to Become Officially Smoke-Free
Turkish missiles used in Syria include Europe-produced parts
Denmark awards first CO2 storage permit
Mongolians protest alleged theft of coal sold to China
Russian airfield near Ukraine border hit in drone attack, say regional authorities
EU agrees new law to kick deforestation out of supply chains
Norway to launch first round of offshore wind tenders in early 2023
Iran Rebroadcasts ‘Confessions,’ Raising Fears Four Kurds May Have Been Executed
Finland marks 105th Independence Day
Number of Welsh speakers in Wales falls for second decade in a row according to census
Russia deploys defence missile system on Kuril island near Japan
Conti buys another conveyor service company in Sweden
Governments gather in Canada in bid to boost biodiversity
Finland must lift arms embargo on Turkey, Ankara says
Panel proposes major overhaul of German hospital financing
European Commission approves funds for pumped storage project in Finland
Bulgaria threatens Netherlands and Austria with countermeasures for Schengen
Norway TSO ends power transmission curbs to southern Sweden
Man In Military Uniform Opens Fire At Police In Russia’s Rostov Region
President Karis on Finland’s 105th anniversary: we can turn our unique proximity into a common strength to support all others
North Carolina county still in dark after attack on power substations
Turkey expects more extraditions from Sweden
EU, Western Balkans boost partnership amid Ukraine war
The Risks of Negotiating an End to the War in Ukraine
AP’s top 2022 photos capture a planet bursting at the seams
Sweden to EU: Hands off our forests
Serbia’s dangerous liaisons
The accumulation of troops continues in Belarus, and has already reached 10.5 thousand
The Communist-Era Mausoleum Dividing Montenegrins
‘Bloody package’ sent to Ukrainian Embassy in Denmark
Ukraine withstood the Russians in 2022. Can it drive them out in 2023?
‘The political crisis in Belarus is not resolved and people are still detained’
Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized
Sweden: Russian companies prove threat to country’s security
Ukraine leader defiant as drone strikes hit Russia again
First Korean tanks and howitzers arrive in Poland
EU redrafts proposal on Serbia-Kosovo ties as Pristina sets sight on membership
The West’s last war-time taboo: Ukraine joining NATO
Central Asia Caught Between ‘Two Fires’ As It Branches Out From Russia
Indonesia bans sex outside marriage in new criminal code
Dig at UK housing site yields major 7th century treasures
Anti-government protests held during EU-Western Balkan Summit in Tirana
Children From Ukraine’s Occupied Areas Sent To ‘Military-Patriotic’ Camp In Chechnya
Ukraine appears to expose Russian air defence gaps with long-range strikes
Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot
Hungary vetoes EU financial aid for Ukraine
Serbian Right-Winger Says Vagner Ties Could Help If There’s ‘Conflict In Kosovo’
Sweden getting into the NATO groove by aiding Ukraine, boosting budget

Latvia and Estonia the only EU countries with GDP drop observed in Q3 2022
Kaja Kallas fifth in POLITICO ‘Class of 2023’ influential Europeans list
Latvia Sets Sights on Semiconductors with Initial Focus on Skills
Estonia: Food prices main influence on 21 percent CPI rise to November
Ukrainian civilians in Latvia will have to study state language in order to find jobs
Survey: Estonian residents show high level of willingness to pay taxes
Old Rīga turns into a ghost town, says restaurant association
EU requests two WTO panels against China: trade restrictions on Lithuania and high-tech patents
Valmiera to significantly reduce gas dependency
Lithuania celebrates fence on border as reason for reduction in migrant arrivals
Latvian DJ on the run in seven charity marathon marathons
Lithuania won‘t broadcast Russian TV channel Dozhd after it lost Latvian license
Head of purchasing at Rimi: People looking for cheaper food
Shopping malls balance energy saving and festive decor
Russia slams removal of Soviet sculptures in Vilnius
Tallinn named European Capital of Sport 2025
Lithuanian PM becomes member of Homeland Union
S&P changes Estonia’s outlook to negative
Lithuania to step up pace of training Ukrainian troops in 2023
Colorful, unconventional, shameless… and born in a Rīga prison
Tallinn initiates detailed planning process for new US Embassy building
Russia starts criminal proceedings over laws in Latvia on removal of Soviet monuments
Estonia revokes ‘Kremlin activist’ Aleksandr Kornilov’s residence permit
More unauthorised drones spotted over Lithuanian military sites – Armed Forces
Ott Tänak rejoins M-Sport Ford for 2023 season
Lithuania could accept up to 30,000 new Ukrainian refugees – minister
Bank of Estonia: Inflation slowing, but consumer confidence has suffered
Kazakhstan, Lithuania discuss bilateral ties, cooperation
Raidma: NATO’s eastern and northern flanks must not be separated
US to step up military presence in Baltics
TalTech launches Circular Economy Core Lab virtual collaboration platform
EU replaces €125m of grants for Lithuania with loans
China’s largest province, Guangdong, has opened a chamber of commerce in Latvia
Estonian tabloid press celebrates 100th anniversary
Ruling coalition in Latvia finally announces possible government composition
Riigikogu approves 2023 state budget
Flu epidemic announced in Latvia
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Praises Pennsylvania Partnership
Denmark, Latvia secure EUR 336 million in EU fisheries funding
Switzerland and EEA membership: not as simple as it sounds
Switzerland’s brilliant new train route: direct from Montreux to Interlaken
Webcast: The importance of the aquaculture industry in the Faroe Islands
North Macedonia’s annual inflation stands at 19.5% in November
US ambassador warns of security risks at north Kosovo’s upcoming elections
Thousands celebrate Morocco’s World Cup victory over Spain across Catalonia
Czech Republic Says Hello To Hydrogen Trains, Buh-Bye To Russian Gas
Azerbaijan wants to cut Artsakh’s “last link with the world”
In Paris, Artsakh President Meets Lawmakers, French Media
Azerbaijan and Turkey in joint military exercises on Iranian border
Mysterious unmanned plane spotted in North Korea
Finland’s Haavisto in DC to talk Nato membership, Ukraine, and security
Finnish Customs untangle complex yacht ownership schemes amid suspected Russian sanction breaches
Albania’s last captive bear rescued to Austrian sanctuary
Poland to Receive Patriot Missiles From Germany
Greece slams Turkey’s ‘repeated threats of war’
Military briefing: Ukraine drone strikes show Russia it has ‘no safe zones’
New Zealand court rules against anti-vax parents of ill baby
B.C. food producers put Denmark on export market menu
Zelenskyy and ‘spirit of Ukraine’ named Time person of year
Russian Drones, Artillery Target Central Ukraine as Fighting Rages in East
‘We’re going to be free’: Chinese cheer as COVID curbs are loosened
Two projects totalling 60MW of battery storage launched in Sweden
Italy’s La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests
NATO Secretary General: ”Russia trying to freeze Ukraine conflict”
Sister of Iran’s leader condemns his rule, urges Guards to disarm – letter
Huge divergence between Norway and Finland in Russian border traffic
Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church
Germany arrests 25 suspected far-right extremists for plotting to overthrow government
Canada, Netherlands to intervene in genocide case against Russia at ICJ
Step Up Sweden: the EU Needs Your Tech Leadership
Oldest DNA reveals life in Greenland 2 million years ago
Belarus protest leader’s health problems caused by bad treatment in jail – allies
US, Britain launch partnership to boost LNG supplies
Putin made a grave miscalculation when he chose to invade Ukraine: UK statement to the OSCE
Kyiv mayor says ‘apocalypse’ scenario possible this winter, but urges no panic
Belarus wants to bring in death penalty for ‘high treason’
Indonesia paroles bombmaker in deadly Bali attacks in 2002
EC will provide €25 million to support the democratic aspirations in Belarus
Europe set to import banned Russian diesel without knowing
Khamenei calls for overhaul of Iran’s cultural system
Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors
EU countries to reject Spitzenkandidaten and pan-EU election lists
After battling Musk, Thierry Breton eyes EU’s top job

1914 December 8: Battle of the Falklands Day
Demands to shut down fur farms sound the loudest in Latvia
How Estonia is helping Ukraine take on Russian cyber threats
Lithuania to train more Ukrainian soldiers in 2023
U.S. to “step up” Baltic military presence
Finland prepared to accept Ukrainian war refugees from Estonia
Disabled people in Latvia face high risk of poverty and social exclusion
US vice-president calls Lithuania model of courage, resilience as she meets PM
At least 11,000 Ukrainians have found work in Latvia
First meeting between Lithuanian PM and US vice president in 8 years: ‘Lithuania is an indispensable ally’
Latvia will donate ‘Russian’ fertilizers to World Food Programme
It’s Time for NATO to Give Ukraine Tanks, Long-Range Missiles: Estonia FM
Gas flows from Lithuania to Latvia collapse
WTA picks Kanepi versus Sabalenka among most exciting rivalries of 2022
Bottle deposit refunds can now be donated in Latvia
US deploying HIMARS platoon, infantry company to Estonia
Support for Ukrainian refugees extended until next summer in Latvia
Estonia Song Festival Grounds architectural design competition winner announced
Average pay in Lithuania doubles in last decade – study
Inflation remains at record-high levels in November in Latvia
China has never been important economic partner for Lithuania – finance minister
[Latvia] No more VIP Song Festival tickets for Saeima deputies
International system failed to prevent Russian invasion, Lithuanian FM tells OSCE
‘VAT gap’ continues to narrow in Latvia
Helped by Europol, Lithuanian border guards detain suspected migrant traffickers
Estonian government establishes Defense Forces division under NATO
Latvian Saeima rejects initiative on legal protection of all families
Estonia bans Latvia-based Russian TV station Dozhd following Latvia and Lithuania
Vilnius court rejects Shoigu’s ex-girlfriend’s residence permit appeal
Latvia backs admission of Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia into Schengen
Operail: We should not be forced to make economically harmful decisions
[Latvia] 2023 will be year of Livonian cultural heritage
Lithuania’s prime minister discusses the war in Ukraine and the West’s response
Luminor economist predicts inflation in Latvia will dive
Corsica Linea and Tallink take deliveries of LNG-powered ferries
The last fisherman of Monaco
Explainer: how tax engineering works in Luxembourg
UK Royal Air Force to Operate New Radar Systems in Gibraltar
After 20 years in a cage, freedom for Albania brown bear
Russian mercenary group Wagner opens ‘cultural center’ in Serbia
Portugal says Ronaldo did not threaten to leave World Cup squad
Meloni may give Italy stability, but beware the enemy within
NATO Deputy Secretary General to Moldova: Our partnership helps make you safer, and makes us all more secure
Slovakia approves new military aid package for Ukraine
Slovak government at risk of collapse as rivals call no-confidence vote
Russia Continues Erasing Cultural Heritage, Legacy in Crimea
European Council adopts decision not to accept Russian documents issued in Ukraine and Georgia
EU to launch negotiations on a new agreement with Tajikistan
China has won water dispute with Kazakhstan
With All the Nordic Countries in NATO, the Region Will Have a Formidable Air Force
Pope Francis breaks down and cries while mentioning Ukraine at public prayer
German defense chief’s future in doubt as Berlin runs out of ammo
131 civilians killed by M23 rebels in eastern Congo, says UN
Germany introduces €200 culture pass for 18-year-olds
New Zealand PM Ardern says China has become ‘more assertive’
Arctic Sweden in race for Europe’s satellite launches
Belgian Court Suspends Controversial Prisoner Exchange Treaty With Iran
Perfect Match: 76 MAN electric buses for Norway’s green capital
EU court: Google must delete inaccurate search info if asked
Are they welcome? How Africans experience Germany
Iran holds first execution over anti-government protests
Finland conducts air training mission with Sweden and Nato forces
WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout
What Does Winter Cycling Look Like in Finland?
Alleged Russian agent charged in US with sanctions violations, money laundering
If Finland joins NATO, it needs a new nuclear weapons policy
Jailed Belarus Activist Byalyatski Barred From Sending Speech To Nobel Ceremony
Korkia to develop 1 GW of solar in Finland with local developer
U.S. Congress passes landmark bill protecting same-sex marriage
NATO’s Nordic enlargement: contingency planning and learning lessons
2022 was year the horror of war returned to Europe
German investment in Africa stalls despite government push
US hits prominent Turkish executive with Iran oil sanctions
Blinken: US will be able to call Sweden, Finland NATO allies soon
Croatia to join Schengen but EU ministers block Bulgaria and Romania
Pakistan Tops New Index Measuring Chinese Influence Around The World
Ukraine: Russia put rocket launchers at nuclear power plant

1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day
And they’re off—France, Estonia and Lithuania first to announce artists for 2024 Venice Biennale
[Estonia] Utilitas CEO: Crucial that offshore wind farms decision made in next year
[Latvia] Heating gas prices will not rise next year; tariff changes published
Estonia’s trade deficit nearly doubled on year to October
Military ‘Summit’ meeting upcoming in Rīga
Estonia’s naked truths: Let off steam in a ‘smoke sauna’ and warm to the capital of this Baltic beauty
Heavy snowfall blocks roads across Lithuania
NATO holds high altitude, ‘high end’ exercises over Baltic states
Lithuania to Install Patrol Path at Its Border With Belarus Next Year
Impact of invasive species on Baltic Sea rivals climate change
Head of State appoints ambassadors of Kazakhstan to Bulgaria, Lithuania and Albania
[Estonia] November’s exceptional price increase: All food prices have gone up on year
Tiny Lithuania Could Change How The World Handles China
Baltic Prime Ministers in Rīga: more help for Ukraine, more sanctions against Russia
Bellingcat head, Polish ambassador to OSCE awarded Star of Lithuanian Diplomacy
[Estonia] Alexela executive: Gas power plant key to balancing energy system
Nigerian asylum seeker injures two officers in Lithuania
Estonian FM condemns Hungary for blocking EU’s €18b aid loan to Ukraine
Lithuania’s LRT and Latvia’s LTV join forces to bring Baltic art scenes closer together
Estonia will receive €97 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
Lithuanian deputy defence minister steps down
Investor urges Holyrood to copy Estonia’s tech plan
Vilnius completes removal of Soviet sculptures from Antakalnis Cemetery
Latvia’s Minister of Climate and Energy confused where his office will be located
With food inflation in Lithuania at 36%, economist calls for profit study
Estonian national carrier joins Tallinn Airport’s Green Mornings initiative
Third migrant loses leg to cold after crossing into Lithuania
Estonia sends 11 buses with generators, energy equipment to Ukraine
EC projects record fall in 2021 VAT gap for Lithuania
U.S. artillery and aviation units to be deployed in Latvia
Woman Linked To Russian Defense Minister Stripped Of Residence Permit in Lithuania
Estonia’s Operail sells off rolling stock located in Ukraine
Lithuania Modernizes Frontline Policing with Body-Worn Cameras from Motorola Solutions
Latvian poet Velta Sniķere passes away aged 101
Estonia’s Ekspress Grupp buys Lithuanian news website Lrytas
Baltic countries agree to increase military budget
Lithuania to train Ukrainian battalion as part of new EU mission
Lithuania’s Venipak parcel machines expand to Estonia
Baltics agree on need to raise defence spending to 3% of GDP
New Latvian government set to be voted in next week
Lithuania, Austria discuss creation of special tribunal for Russia
Condor gets sister airline in Estonia: Marabu
Russian oligarchs continue their business in Latvia – The Insider
Financial Constraints, Productivity, and Investment: Evidence from Lithuania
We must act together with Latvia, Lithuania in energy crisis – Estonian PM
Fired TV Rain host Alexey Korostelev banned from entering Latvia
Lithuanian-German poet and artist Gustas dies in Berlin
Study: Estonian companies have invested over €11 billion abroad
Russian War Report: Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels promote news of TV Rain losing broadcasting license in Latvia
Europe fails to ‘step up to war economy’ – EU’s military chief in Vilnius
Synchronization still lacks technical elements – Estonian PM
Manitoba soldiers return after NATO mission in Latvia
DPRK: The modern world has no place for such brutality.
Estonia completes cyber lab to enhance Ukrainian Armed Forces’ resilience
Luxembourg must seize opportunity to become global leader in sustainable finance
Paramount+ Launches In Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Romania recalls Austria envoy after Schengen veto
What’s behind Morocco fan violence in Belgium?
China warns Belgium is ‘playing with fire’ on Taiwan
Argentina beats the Netherlands in penalty kicks at the World Cup quarterfinals
France makes condoms free for 18 to 25 year olds
Renewable energy delay is costing France billions: report
Irish becomes official language in Northern Ireland for the first time
A united Ireland? Perspectives on a shifting political landscape
Is Time Running Out for Scotland to Become a Global Tech Force?
Montenegro Special State Prosecutor Arrested for Abuse of Office
Closing the gap: Why Kosovo and Serbia should view political cooperation as an opportunity
As wiretap claims rattle government, Greece bans spyware
Turkish Cypriots to Illegally Open Entire City of Varosha in Cyprus
Hydrogen pipeline between Spain and France to be complete by 2030 and cost €2.5 billion
Italy says several investors interested in Lukoil-owned refinery
Italy to become ‘energy hub of Europe’ under EU-Tunisian power line plans
Slovakia hands over 119 gasoline generators to Ukrainian rescuers
Despite war, trade turnover between Ukraine and Slovakia up by 30% over the last 9 months
#boycottAustria campaign goes viral after Vienna blocks Romania and Bulgaria from joining Schengen
Hungarian inflation hits record 22.5% in November
French tanks join NATO defensive line in Romania
Romania among EU countries with highest economic growth in Q3
EU Cohesion Policy: €2.14 billion for a just climate transition in Romania
Special event ‘The end of the empire: how the peoples of Russia will exercise their right to self-determination after the victory of Ukraine”
By siding with Armenia, France has finally lost its chance to mediate
Democracy 18: Azerbaijan’s rising left-wing political movement
Azerbaijani journalists confront Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh
Electricity prices to double in Abkhazia as rolling blackouts return
Russian Officer Who Fled To Kazakhstan To Avoid Mobilization To Ukraine War Faces Deportation
Uzbekistan rejects Putin’s proposed ‘gas union’
Two More ECB Rate Hikes Seen Before QT Goes Live Early Next Year
Some banks may struggle to pay back ECB loans, says EU watchdog
UniCredit Faces Higher ECB Capital Requirement as Risks Rise
Canada: Quebec makes oath to King optional for politicians
Canada adds sanctions on Russia, Iran, Myanmar over human rights
South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law
Japan selected Finnish-made armored vehicle to replace its Type-96
US House Passes National Defense Authorization Act, Including $10B for Taiwan
As the world courts TSMC, Taiwan worries about losing its ‘silicon shield’
New Zealand’s Ardern eyes trade mission to China
U.S. House overwhelmingly approves bill backing record military spending
What Sweden and India can teach Nigeria about the cashless economy
Stoltenberg warns business world on China
Swedish Premier Warns of Power Crisis as Key Reactor Shuts
Bulgaria to send its first military aid to Ukraine
European VOD Coalition Claims Denmark’s 6% Streamer Tax Will Be “Damaging For Whole Creative Ecosystem”
EU to introduce targets for raw materials self-sufficiency
In Finland, Sámi rights take central stage in national politics
Astrophotography in the dark winter of Finland
Bioenergy with carbon capture distracts from real climate solutions
Under its EU presidency, Sweden to push for early finalisation of India-EU FTA: Swedish minister
Russia is expanding its nuclear arsenal, U.S. defense secretary says
Embassy of Finland in Singapore: Future is Made in Finland is the recipe for success
67 journalists, media workers killed on the job this year
Food Nation Denmark: Healthy and Sustainable Food Products and Solutions: Co-drivers of Export Growth
Korean trade minister calls for cooperation with EU against US subsidy bill
The Princess from Kyiv was Norway’s last Viking queen
Finnish government survives no confidence vote over farming crisis
Zambian killed in Ukraine was prisoner Russia pardoned: Official
U.S. to send Ukraine anti-drone, air defense aid worth $275 million
NATO chief fears Ukraine war could broaden into wider conflict
New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion
Norway defends ‘cooperation’ on fisheries with Russia amid row involving EU and UK
EU Commission launches industry alliance for ‘made in Europe’ solar PV
How open-source intelligence has shaped the Russia-Ukraine war
Finland’s social security website hit by DoS attack
How Denmark celebrates Saint Lucia Day
Croatia beat Brazil on penalties to reach semi-finals
Belarus: Russia’s accomplice or an occupied nation?
Manatee relative, 700 new species now facing extinction
Poland will receive €512 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027
Active public support must underpin EU smart villages strategy, says MEP
Price of electricity in Denmark increases by 83 percent
[Finland] Sámi Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins work
Poland to veto EU recognition of same-sex parents, says justice ministry
Russia trying to get ballistic missiles from Iran, says Britain
A.K.Educational Consultants organizes Indian Extravaganza at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
WTO rules against Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs
Russian troops gather in Belarus as Vladimir Putin ramps up pressure for the pivotal ally to enter war in Ukraine
EU, Chile conclude negotiations on new trade agreement
Up to 200,000 Poles to be called up for military training next year
Tajik Journalist Mamadshoeva Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison
Finland to spend over €200 million on short-, long-range missile systems
China’s Xi calls for oil trade in yuan at Gulf summit in Riyadh
Putin says Russia could adopt US preemptive strike concept
EU batteries to be the world’s greenest under new rules
Russian Opposition Politician Ilya Yashin Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

1948 December 10: Human Rights Day
Estonia, Netherlands And Norway To Transfer Third Field Hospital To Ukraine Armed Forces
Kallas in Berlin: Scholz confirmed no Russia deals behind our backs
This Christmas, Lithuanians opt for Ukraine donations instead of gifts and parties
Estonian folk singer Kihnu Virve dies at 94
Grand plans for joint cycling network in Rīga
President’s Christmas card designed by young Estonian illustrator
Belarus to allow transit of Ukraine grain for export from Lithuania – UN
Saaremaa snow clearing budget for winter already blown
Mural on Kaunas apartment block – artists’ protest against Soviet ideology
Tallink’s new flagship MyStar arrives in Tallinn
Germany’s Deutsche Welle relocates Moscow office to Rīga
Next six K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers arrive in Estonia
Taiwan mulls WTO case after latest Chinese import bans
First for Flanders: National Park Trail in Limburg awarded European quality certificate
Norway has introduced a price cap on Russian oil
Belgium makes EU parliament arrests in Qatar corruption investigation
Russian drone attacks target power network in Ukraine’s Odesa, officials say
Housing crisis prompts French students to escape to the country
Norway’s Reitan Retail buys 114 Danish stores from Germany’s Aldi
Stars galore at the European Film Awards
Romania defuses mine drifting near its Black Sea shore
Malta to host summit of southern EU leaders in 2023
Nobel laureates meet in Sweden to receive their awards
Malta blocks less than €150,000 in Russian citizens’ assets, the EU’s lowest
Nobel Peace Prize winners blast Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
Microsoft for Startups Cyprus’ mini acceleration programme returns
One killed, several missing after explosion on island of Jersey
UK, Japan, Italy to jointly develop next-gen fighter jet
German hostage freed after 2018 jihadi abduction in Niger
Bulgaria to provide military aid to Ukraine despite strong opposition in the assembly
There have been 50,000 alleged war crimes in Ukraine. We worked to solve one
Human Rights Council elects Václav Bálek of the Czech Republic as its President for 2023
Hostage situation in Dresden, Germany, ends with suspect dead and hostages freed
Azerbaijan sends transformers, generators to Ukraine
Ukraine war: US says Iran now Russia’s ‘top military backer’
UAE delegation in Turkmenistan to discuss improving relations
All Korean tanks to be deployed in north-eastern Poland says MoD
U.S. Says Russia, Iran Moving Toward Full Defense ‘Partnership’
Jailed Belarus Nobel winner rebukes Russia
Power cuts in -30C spark anger in Kazakhstan
Germany’s Scholz: Strong immigration may secure population boost to 90 mln
Command in Poland carries out NATO exercises across Europe
Australia, Japan Reaffirm Indo-Pacific Commitment, Military Ties
Australia announces sanctions targeting Iran’s morality police and Russian intelligence operatives
North Korea wants dollars. It’s a sign of trouble.
Taiwan pledges deeper Japan security cooperation as senior lawmaker visits
Taiwan mulls banning TikTok, accuses it of eroding public’s confidence in government
NYC: Julius’ Bar, the site of an essential 1960s LGBT protest, is officially a historic landmark

1981 December 11: El Mozote massacre, El Salvador
1994 December 11: First Chechen War
1963 December 12: Jamhuri, Kenya Republic Day
1974 December 13: Malta Republic Day
1971 December 16: Bahrain National Day
1991 December 16: Kazakhstan Independence Day
1989 December 16: Romanian Revolution
1907 December 17: National Day of Bhutan
1928 December 17: Kurdistan Flag Day
2010 December 17: Arab Spring