Happy New Year!!!

Some Ukrainians move up Christmas to part ways with Russia
European Health Union: a new EU Health security framework is in motion

1990 December 26: Slovenia Independence and Unity Day
1991 December 26: Dissolution of the Soviet Union
Ireland tops EU countries for daily consumption of fruit and vegetables
For Ukrainians in Estonia, snowfall offers brightness in a time of darkness
Why Doesn’t Lithuania Have A Flag Carrier Airline?
Ukrainian Refugees in Estonia Offered the Opportunity to Move to Finland
Moroccan doctor’s six years in Lithuania: ‘They won’t get rid of me’
Estonia: Mihkelson MP with most foreign trips in 2022
Lithuania to provide additional training support to Ukraine in 2023
I took the trip of a lifetime through Finland and the Baltic states. Here are 6 reasons why everyone should visit this part of the world.
Vilnius anniversary – 7 things not to miss
Tõnis Saarts: War in Ukraine has made our domestic politics more Western
Lithuania To Debut at Eurovision Choir 2023
Israel ranked 4th-best-performing economy among OECD countries in 2022
Enefit Green to build new wind farms in Estonia and Lithuania
Zelenskyy Appoints Ambassadors To Latvia And Bahrain
Belarus hands opposition activists prison terms in absentia
Belarus hosts almost 380,000 visa-waiver travelers
40 member countries, partners, over 5,000 people to attend NATO summit in Vilnius
Festive flames: Origins of Christmas tree in Latvian tradition
A Lithuanian tenor is banned for singing in Belarus
5 destinations on Team Stylist’s travel wishlist for 2023
How to open a company in Estonia?
Eastern Europe hopes to keep Ukraine’s power on
Lithuania invites Zelensky to receive Freedom Award.
Drunk drivers, domestic violence calls for police during holidays
North Macedonia’s capital chokes on dangerous levels of air pollution
Ukraine Calls for Removal of Russia from United Nations
China’s attempt to set up more military bases abroad may run into rough weather
Thousands lose power after three substations targeted in Washington state, sheriff says
Top German virologist says COVID-19 pandemic is over
Haim Drukman, leader of Israeli settler movement, dies at 90
Jehovah’s Witnesses Norway lose registration religious community
Russia’s FSB says Ukrainian saboteurs ‘liquidated’ while trying to enter border region – agencies
‘Wholly unremarkable’: the suburban couple in Sweden accused of spying for Russia
Belarus says Russian nuclear-capable Iskander missile systems ready for use
IDB Invest, Finland launch climate fund for LatAm and Caribbean
Russia’s Navalny accuses authorities of using prison to break his health
Swedish investor weighs in on financial risks in 2023
Bulgarian journalist who exposed Kremlin’s crimes wanted in Moscow
Finland’s Arctic Policy 2023: A 12 month outlook
China’s COVID cases overwhelm hospitals
Russia’s Ukraine war based on ‘a disastrous miscalculation’
A New Marshall Plan? How Ukraine Will Be Rebuilt
Finland and Sweden keep marching on
Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defence zone
Thieves take advantage of holiday absences in Denmark
‘Radio Vovan’: Russian Gets Prison Sentence For Broadcasting ‘Fake’ News Of Moscow’s Ukraine Invasion
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy seeks India’s help with ‘peace formula’
Ukrainian drone hits bomber base inside Russia
Sweden struggles with spike in deadly shootings
Turkmenistan Builds New $1.5 Billion City, Far Removed From Grinding Poverty
Amid the war in Ukraine, Eastern Europe is growing stronger
Tunisia: Germany grants US$430 mln for development projects

‘Unpunished evil returns on a much bigger scale’ – interview with Ukrainian historian
Latvians arrested in Hungary for migrant smuggling
Lithuania to receive EUR 46mn in EU support to improve military mobility connections with Europe
[Latvia] State of emergency in some border areas will not be extended
Home loan applications fell sharply in Estonia in final months of 2022
Flu and other viruses raging in Latvia
[Estonia] Sander Joon’s animation ‘Sierra’ shortlisted for Oscar
Latvia and Czech Republic will work together to bring Ukraine’s victory closer and help in its restoration – ambassador
Tourists are back in Tallinn after several years of pandemic
Long-term unemployment declined this year in Latvia
Natural gas price falls to Estonian state support threshold level
[Latvia] Pension provider ‘Indexo’ applies for a banking license
Estonia is building a rallying legacy
How is the war affecting life in Latvia?
Pärnu Museum hosts major exhibition on ‘Muhu mänd’ in textile art
[Latvia] Welfare Minister: Raising minimum income level is priority
[Estonia] Volunteer fire rescue service budget to be doubled in 2023
Latvia’s Ministry of Finance warns the country is on brink of energy crisis
[Estonia] Reform elections platform includes climate law promise
Klaipėda to rename Russian school
Freight turnover on a rise at Latvian sea ports
Lithuania acquires Switchblade 600
Swedish defense forces admit that military equipment was transported on ferry Estonia
Lithuanian MP proposes repulsive wine labels to discourage drinking
[Estonia] EKRE present national defense program: tank companies for infantry brigades
Lithuania to denounce cross-border cooperation agreement with Belarus
[Estonia] Holidays, mild weather and Swedish nuclear plant lower electricity price
One in five at risk of poverty in Latvia
Companies planning new oil shale mines in Ida-Viru County
New Delhi approves opening of new Consulates in Maldives, Lithuania
Lithuania Focused on Building a World-Leading Life Science Sector
MEP Paet: West should take clue from Estonia’s relative assistance rate for Ukraine
Cooperation and communication with at-risk groups are increasing access to mpox vaccination in Latvia
Lithuanian reporters see Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation crisis as top 2022 events
Latvian peacekeepers in Kosovo fired upon; no injuries reported
Husband of Shoigu’s ex-girlfriend denied entry to Lithuania
[Ice Hockey] Swiss rally to edge Latvia in shootout
Strengthening Scotland’s place in the world
Bosnia: Remembering How the War Started, 30 Years Ago
Most read 2022: Russia’s economy may be much smaller than reported
Abkhazian tangerines barred from Russia due to increased checks at the border
How The War In Ukraine Has Exposed Georgia’s Fault Lines
Atlantic Council announces task force focused on Black Sea security
Europe must act fast on energy security
Poland refuses to confront its 1968 antisemitic pogrom against Jews
Poland leads in military aid to Ukraine, EU’s Borrell says
Ukraine updates: Germany spent €2.24 billion on military aid
Are Reports of Germany’s Military Woes Exaggerated?
Russia’s war, the energy crisis and inflation: These were the top 5 stories in the EU this year
Why Germany Has Learned the Wrong Lessons From History
Melanie C pulls out of Poland NYE gig in solidarity with ‘communities I support’
This Scandinavian City Will Have the World’s First Fully Electric Public Transit System in 2023
Escape from conscription: Russian deserters in Germany
Sounds of America in small Polish military town now a comfort for residents
Sweden allocates $19M in additional aid to Ukraine
The Royal Canadian Air Force Returns Home
Tuesday marks 104th anniversary of Greater Poland Uprising
France to provide 2 satellites, receiving station to Poland
Ukraine on the verge of recapturing Kreminna from Russia, official says
1,000-year-old hall where Vikings once gathered is uncovered in Denmark
Viaplay and T-Mobile team up in Poland
Who celebrates the new year first and last? It’s complicated.
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé dies at 82

1943 December 28: Day of Memory and Sorrow in Kalmykia
The lost treaties of Lithuania: priceless diplomatic treasures found in Toronto
Inflation in the Baltics: a warning for the rest of Europe
Fire at the Police College in Rīga Tuesday evening
Lithuania, EU, UK Team Up to Train More Ukrainian Soldiers in 2023
Large flow of migrants at Latvia-Belarus border over Christmas
Baltic TSOs offer additional Balticconnector capacity
Expert: Food prices could fall in Q2 of 2023 in Latvia
[Lithuania] President on German brigade debate: we’ve shot ourselves in the foot
Michelin to analyze Latvian restaurants’ potential
Kadri Simson: European Commission proposes modifications to Nord Pool
‘We didn’t fire our guns once’ – interview with injured Lithuanian fighter in Ukraine
Latvia’s Ušakovs picked as European Parliament’s rapporteur general
Lithuania mulls forming army division – minister
Minister wants to grant Latvian court justice system more independence
Lithuania’s Orthodox Church condemns Ukraine war, to move away from Moscow
SEB expert: Home loan interest rates most normal seen for 10 years
Injury of 2-year-old on Christmas day shocks Lithuania
Latvian man sets up garage candle factory for Ukraine
Border guard caught smuggling person across Russia-Latvia border
How the Jüri Ratas-Kaja Kallas rivalry evolved down the years
Things are getting worse, believe 9 out of 10 Lithuanians
[Latvia] Saeima committee supports criminal prosecution of MP Grevcova
Prominent Lithuanian influencer Agnė Jagelavičiūtė passes away at 42
State Papers: Ireland feared being drawn into Estonia-Russia IRA arms ‘disinformation’ row
Estonian politicians highlight charade of Putin’s Pskov visit
[Latvia] State will no longer pay for most Covid tests in 2023
Estonian women gained most free time in 20 years at expense of home cooking
Estonian telecom companies to raise prices from next year
Narva cathedral has to settle for emergency repairs due to funds shortage
Latvia’s emergency service switches to emergency mode
Russia expells Lithuanian diplomat in tit-for-tat move
Riigikogu passes amended version of family benefits hike bill
€87m of Russian, Belarusian companies’ funds frozen in Lithuania
What’s next for the U.K. in 2023, after a tumultuous 2022
Removing the Russian burden from Serbia’s back
Slovakia Puts to an End Free Public Transport in Bratislava for Ukrainian Refugees
Crimean nurse and activist sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing explosives she says were planted by FSB
French Lawmakers Call For Security Guarantees For Armenia, Artsakh
Azerbaijan demands Karabakh mine access as condition to end protests blocking road
Central Asia emerges gingerly from the shadow of Russia
Kazakhstan’s Parliament Aims to Take Away Nazarbayev’s Privileges
A flood of Russians arrive in Uzbekistan to avoid being drafted and sent to Ukraine
Norway’s Ruud says world number one ranking within reach
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine altered the world in 2022
Putin, Lukashenko ‘in Constant Contact’ Amid Russia, Belarus War Games
Ukraine war: Civilians flee Kherson as Russian attacks intensify
Germany takes the lead for NATO’s high readiness force
Rise in suicide attempts among children in Denmark causes concern among experts
Finland gets floating gas terminal to replace Russian supply
Due recognition for Poland’s codebreaking pioneers
French defense chief visits Ukraine, pledges more support
Ukraine’s Odesa Dismantles Monument Of Russian Empress Catherine The Great
Bolivian police detain country’s main opposition leader
Israeli minister sees possible attack on Iran “in two or three years”

1890 December 29: Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota, US
1911 December 29: Mongolia Independence Day
Latvians have donated EUR 15,000 with deposited packaging so far
[Estonia] Public trust in Riigikogu, government up in November
‘Twitterconvoy’ organizer named European of the Year in Latvia
Saaremaa residents gift postal vans to Ukraine
Letter to Putin: Lithuanian teenager designs Christmas cards to call for end of Ukraine war
Another FSRU Arrives in Europe to Displace Russian Natural Gas
Christmas weekend in Lithuania marked by 150 reports of children’s rights violations
Concern about ‘series 464’ apartment blocks in Rīga
Lithuania to establish National Crisis Management Centre
Flu rates in Estonia rising, while Covid numbers fall
Number of foreign companies interested in Lithuania’s fin sector nearly tripled
Tallinn Stock Exchange year: number of trades up, turnover down
Age discrimination most widespread form of discrimination in Latvia
Lithuanian central bank’s collector coin raises €307,000 for Ukraine
Unemployment level in Latvia may reach 7-8% in 2023
Eurozone may follow inflation path of Baltics – Lithuanian central banker
[Estonia] Mihhail Stalnuhhin first to register as candidate for Riigikogu elections
Lithuania says farewell to 2022, a year of gloom. 2023 must be better!
‘Jõulutunnel’ 2022 total raised tops the €300,000 mark
200 people allowed to enter Latvia from Belarus on humanitarian grounds this year
[Estonia] Support for Ukrainian war refugees remains high
Lithuanian defense minister off to France for howitzer procurement talks
[Estonia] Former Prime Minister Edgar Savisaar passes away
Ukrainian Artillerists Work Hard To Maintain Old Howitzers From Estonia
Tartu chooses Emajõe City Swimming Pool redevelopment as deed of the year
Importance of Russian media channels in Estonia dwindling
Heinz Valk: Savisaar the most valuable player during Popular Front days
[World Junior Ice Hockey] Finland blanks Latvia
Elie Okobo to the rescue as Monaco overcomes Zalgiris
What to watch in 2023: the political outlook for Switzerland
The Netherlands may repatriate Russian refugees
Changing climate spelt doom for early Greenland settlers
Slovenia sends fourth shipment of energy equipment to Ukraine
Eurozone gains new member and top student: Croatia
Italy’s parliament gives final approval to government’s 2023 budget
Bulgaria Summons Russian Envoy Over Warrant for Journalist
Armenians turn fire toward Russia as Nagorno-Karabakh blockade enters third week
100 yrs of Soviet Union: Nehru-Indira era over, but idea of USSR still rules Indian mind
Kazakhstan to deport Russian major who fled his country over war
The Arsenal of Democracy Is Back in Business
Russia launches a new wave of missiles into Ukraine
US to sell Taiwan anti-tank system amid rising China threat
Germany’s energy crisis powers hydrogen switch
TSMC starts volume production of most advanced chips in Taiwan
Ex-Denmark PM and NATO secretary general to visit Taiwan next week
Israel swears in Netanyahu as PM of hard-line government
Finland to deliver newspapers by drone
Dubai approves extradition of financier accused of tax fraud
Finland proposes 30% windfall tax on power companies
G7 Tells Taliban To ‘Urgently Reverse’ Ban On Women Aid Workers
Nearly 11,000 Russian soldiers on training grounds in Belarus
Lockheed to Upgrade Aegis Weapon System for Guam Deployment
High tech meets agriculture in Denmark

Latvia’s gas and electricity consumption fell in 2022
Not enough goods for the Amber Train
Šimonytė: next year won’t be easy for Lithuania, but people’s lives shouldn’t get worse
Thieves steal valuable late Tsarist-era Tallinn manhole covers
Emergency medical service constantly short-staffed in Latvia
The Flag of Lithuania: History, Meaning, and Symbolism
What to expect in Latvia in 2023
Edgar Savisaar, a legendary Estonian politician, dies
[Latvia] Parking lots filling up with confiscated cars
Lithuania to acquire new-generation French howitzers
Estonian entrepreneurs investing in Latvian media
LTG Cargo Ukraine becomes freight operator between Lithuania and Ukraine
President of Estonia sees no reason to talk to and meet with Putin
[Latvia] Charity platform: This year has been unbelievably generous
Ships in Gulf of Riga and Pärnu Bay require early-season icebreaker help
Latvia and NATO stepping up defense innovations
Shooting Red Star: Baltic States rid themselves of Soviet memorials
Free public transport in Rīga for New Year
What to do on New Year’s Eve, according to Latvian folklore
Lithuanian president opposes cannabis decriminalisation
Eesti Gaas to reduce prices by 30 percent from February
Gas to be supplied to Latvia entirely from LNG terminals
[Estonia] Ministry of Defense: Russian regime shows no signs of weakening
Firework sales go down in Latvia
Vilnius residents and guests to enjoy free public transport on New Year
Estonia not planning new COVID-19 measures after Chinese outbreak
ERR News end-of-year review 2022
Slovaks send Latvia to relegation round
Estonian citizens will be able to pick their passports from supermarkets
Latvian Sentenced To Four Years In Belarusian Prison Over Dissent
EU Bank Finances Growth of Lithuania’s Largest Seaport
Switzerland 2022 in 13 photos
Wales: 2022 in pictures
Make recycling one of your 2023 New Year resolutions
Dua Lipa building multi-million dollar mansion in Albania
Kosovo opens all border crossings as Serbs remove roadblocks
Dozens of Chechens stuck in Europe trying to escape mobilization
Under Investigation Abroad, Chinese Gene Giant Expands In Serbia
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Al Nassr football club in Saudi Arabia
Turkiye tells US it lost its balance in Greece, Cyprus issue
What to expect from Spain in 2023
Great Escapes: The Enchanting Towns in Spain’s Basque Country
Riding the “Train of Hope” from Ukraine to Moldova
Moldova’s President Maia Sandu wants to join European Union by 2030
Bulgaria Moves To Replace Russian Nuclear Fuel Supplies
The Importance of Female Islamic Activism in Kyrgyzstan
Five Stories To Watch In Central Asia In 2023
2022 Becomes One of Most Challenging, Significant Years for Kazakhstan
To help Ukraine win, NATO must erase self-imposed red lines
Italy presses European Union to join in COVID testing of travelers from China
EU to probe UAE involvement in corruption cases
Japanese designer creates illustration for Finland’s baby boxes
‘We will rebuild everything’: war, loss and faith in Ukraine
2022: The Year Japan and Germany Became ‘Normal’ Countries
2022: What went well in Germany
British-Indian in Dubai to be extradited to Denmark for $1.7 bn tax fraud
Russia Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ After Ukrainian Missile Lands in Belarus
Denmark’s Arctic Policy 2023: A 12 Month Outlook
The world in 2023 (with an eye toward 2024)
Sweden’s Arctic Policy 2023: A 12-month outlook
Why royal families from Britain to Denmark will be following Big Tech and downsizing in 2023
Sweden to Inaugurate Space Center in January
Germany set for mild, windy start in 2023
Excelerate Energy Delivers FSRU Exemplar to Finland with Commissioning Cargo
Finland Advances First Offshore Wind Farm Projects
Sweden takes EU presidency after shift to the right
Sale of silent fireworks jump in Denmark, creating New Year’s displays even a dog could love
Putin expects China’s Xi to visit soon; Xi holds his line on Ukraine
Biden’s pardons show focus on easing drug punishments, and women’s rights
Finland and the Demise of China’s Polar Silk Road

[Volleyball] Year in Review: Ukraine and Latvia claim U19 beach world titles in Türkiye
Lithuania passes law allocating $38 million in restitution for Holocaust survivors
Supermarket takeaway increasingly popular in Estonia
Along the dark streets of Kyiv – in pictures
Top 12 most-read ERR News stories of 2022
Panevezys to continue subsidizing public transport fares for Ukrainians
Best Estonian books in translation in 2022
12 months, five countries, one hope: Afghan refugees settle in Latvia after yearlong odyssey
Estonian volunteers making winter camo netting for Ukraine
A year of anxiety. Lithuania’s 2022 – key events
Finland sees record number of women volunteer for military service in 2022
Latvia is strengthening national defence
How war on EU’s doorstep hit Luxembourg business
Ireland’s neutrality debate is set to heat up in a radically new defence landscape
Vatican announces Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died Saturday at 9:34 a.m.
And the most read stories of Times of Malta in 2022 are…
Czech Republic, Slovakia: Still close after 30 years apart
India suspends cough syrup maker’s production after Uzbekistan deaths
NATO’s Stoltenberg calls for more weapons for Ukraine
ECB must stop quick wage growth from fuelling inflation, Lagarde says
North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles towards Sea of Japan
[NZ] The year in news: Stories that dominated the headlines in 2022
Ready to govern? How Germany’s Green party transformed its reputation
War against Ukraine has left Russia isolated and struggling — with more tumult ahead
Russia intensifying cyberattacks on Poland
U.S. judge orders Norwegian Cruise Line to pay $110 million for use of Cuba port
Sweden sends donations to Cuba to counter economic blockade
World number one Iga Świątek wins opening match for Poland at United Cup
Sweden assumes EU Presidency: Top priorities for the next six months
Ukraine war: Deadly explosions hit Kyiv on New Year’s Eve

1804 January 1: Haitian Declaration of Independence
1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day
1993 January 1: Velvet Divorce of Czechia and Slovakia
January 2, Niue: Takai Commission Holiday
2022 January 2: Bloody January, Kazakhstan
1948 January 4: Myanmar Independence Day
1968 January 5: Prague Spring