The Barricades of 2023

1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
Vėra Šleivytė, the pioneer of Lithuanian queer photography
The strange case of Belarus shedding its identity
Switzerland Moves to Soften Restrictive Arms Export Law
Retired General Wins First Round of Czech Presidential Vote
Stealing Shoes In Mosques: Amid Cost-Of-Living Crisis, Theft Is On The Rise In Turkmenistan

3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
War shifts Europe’s center of political gravity to EU’s eastern part – Cmilyte-Nielsen
Jēkabpils has passed its peak hour of flood, says city mayor
Ruptured gas pipeline in northern Lithuania has been repaired
Latvian Railways launch freight transport in Estonia
The impact of alcohol taxation increase on all-cause mortality inequalities in Lithuania: an interrupted time series analysis
Security authorities want greater punishments for war supporters in Latvia
Lithuanian gas pipeline blast to have limited impact – TSO
A company accused of financing the Wagner group exports coal through Latvia
Lithuanian president, foreign minister attend World Economic Forum in Davos
Estonia: Elections to concentrate on security or subsistence
Pharmacies in Lithuania appeal multi-million antitrust fines
Rich do relatively well in Latvia, compared to rest of EU
Turkey certain to approve Finland, Sweden NATO accession
Is the EU really imposing sanctions on Russia? Well, yes.
Lithuania commemorates centenary of Klaipėda Revolt
Less interest in Estonian foods due to high price, many loyal buyers remain
Liberation of Latgale commemorative events planned
Estonia’s birth rate lowest in century in 2022
Keeping the turbines turning, Latvia’s Aerones raises $30 million
Lithuania To Supply Ukraine With Bofors L70 Anti-Aircraft Guns
Hotels continue slow post-pandemic recovery
Lithuania’s population increases by 54,000 due to Ukrainian refugee influx
Soaring demand for used vehicles ends with 2022
Lithuania seizes largest Belarusian cigarette shipment in 20 years
Homo Sovieticus in modern Russia, and the War in Ukraine
Over half of Latvian population has donated to Ukraine
Taiwan vows to invest in Lithuania’s cyber security – Taiwanese minister
Wikipedia must be responsible for slander published there
Amber Grid: gas supply to Latvia fully restored
Estonia tries to make unbiased mediation efforts for South Caucasus peace – President Karis tells Armenian counterpart
Green Genius and RGreen Invest make EUR 42mn deal to build 65.7 MW solar parks in Lithuania
Greenhouse gas emissions in Estonia on rise again
[Latvia] PM says new regulation might be needed in future to protect border with Belarus
[Estonia] Transport Administration repeals Kärdla air link tender results
Drug trafficking ring operating in Lithuania and Spain face decades in prison
Baltic and Polish parliaments discuss close cooperation
Tallinn to open polling stations in shopping centers, tents
More NATO members pushing for higher defense spending
Pulles wins Estonia’s first ever gold at FISU World University Games
MP: tens of thousands of Lithuanians would be ready for civil resistance
Estonian defmin to Finnish colleague: Finland’s NATO accession start of new era
Latvia urges Western allies to step up military aid for Ukraine
Lapland – The last primeval forests
Presidency of the G13 transfers to the United Kingdom
Slovenia to spend millions supporting Ljubljana air routes
Slovakia sends Ukraine the eighth Zuzana 2 howitzer
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan join United Nations e-CMR protocol
Exclusive: Hit Squad Of Foiled Terror Attack In Georgia Identified
Tajikistan: Cold weather precipitates end to power rationing
How road & rail are just as important as tanks in fighting Russia
Orsted plans massive offshore wind build to cover half of Sweden’s power needs
Poland’s PM Calls on Germany to Send More Weapons to Ukraine
Russia, Belarus launch joint air force drills
High-ranking Wagner Group member seeks asylum in Norway
German defence minister quits ahead of key decision on arming Ukraine
Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95
Chinese students signing “loyalty” pledges before arrival in Sweden
Germany’s second LNG terminal open for business
Death toll from strike on Ukraine apartment block rises to 40
Sweden’s right-wing government struggles to tackle gang violence
Polish-Belarusian journalist goes on trial in Belarus
Italy: No 1 wanted Mafia boss held after 30 years on the run
Sweden asks for six more months to fulfil Turkiye demands for NATO membership bid
Germany in talks regarding possible gas import from Iraq
Major Sweden bank hosts account which raises funds for PKK
Gasgrid Finland’s LNG floating terminal is fully up and running
Sweden, Finland must send up to 130 ‘terrorists’ to Turkiye for NATO bid

Armenian president: post-Soviet military alliance did not work during Azerbaijan attack
Huge interest in free Latvian language courses in Rīga
Lithuania MFA: The only way to end the war is by sending more weapons to Ukraine
Donations help out Jēkabpils residents
Baltic Countries 2023 IFRC network multi-country plan
Levits discussing democracy in Davos
[Estonia] Less than half of moped cars passed mandatory roadworthiness test
We will continue to support Latvia in its decisions to strengthen its defense capabilities – US ambassador
Estonian Minister of Culture attends WEF Davos summit
Twelve Latvian scientists on display at Āgenskalns market
Lithuanian minister to travel by train to Warsaw to meet Rail Baltica, LOT officials
World Energy Council Estonia annual conference on ERR News
Lubāns is the biggest dammed lake in Europe
Lithuania: Changes to EU Blue Card Application Process and Employment Conditions
Cartel found among public transport companies in Latvia
K9 Thunder comes to Rakvere for Artillery Battalion parade
Lithuania’s Air Force helicopter evacuates ferry crew member
This year’s state budget to allocate EUR 45.6 million towards sports in Latvia
Lithuania’s president relies on German commitment to deliver battle tanks
BDO Latvia founder Vita Liberte: “We truly do think and see globally, but act locally”
Azerbaijan, Lithuania mull development of ties
UEFA, Latvia: Fair play topics discussed at a special conference
Poland and Lithuania pile pressure on Germany to supply tanks to Ukraine
Jordan, Latvia and Israel shake up diplomatic corps after shadow diplomats investigation
We are witnessing a ‘turning point’ in Germany, says Lithuanian president
Tallink crew members strike for 20 percent pay rise
Scholz pressed by EU partners over tanks for Ukraine
Luminor bank raises €300m on the markets
Estonia Buys a Dozen Additional K9 Howitzers
[Latvia] National Guard member dies during training
Estonian illustrators make final of Bologna Children’s Book Fair
How’s 2022 treated Latvian startups?
Marriages in 2022 reach five-year high in Estonia
Latvia’s newly-appointed defense chief arrives on first Ukraine visit
Derby: Sex offender convicted in Lithuania arrested in UK
USS Roosevelt arrives in Tallinn, Estonia
Moscow derides Baltics for arresting editor of propaganda mouthpiece Sputnik
Rīga’s housing manager has sent out faulty bills by mistake
[Estonia] ‘Bird of the year’ population more than halved in 20 years
Tickets to Euroleague finals in Kaunas sell out in hours
UK’s Royal Airforce Chinook helicopters return to Estonia
EU countries ready to up Ukraine aid, says Lithuanian minister in Brussels
Estonian foreign ministry wants to extend controlled maritime area
Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish presidents discuss tribunal for Russian war crimes
[Estonia] Food couriers, cab drivers spared from language proficiency requirements
Ukraine’s sudden NATO membership hardly possible, action plan needed – Lithuania’s Nauseda
Estonia’s falling birthrate linked to insecurity, crises, population change
Latvian real estate technology company expanding into the EU
Eesti Gaas’ LNG shipment arrives, securing Estonia’s winter supply
Lithuania and Romania Strike Gold in First 888poker XL Winter Events
[Estonia] Analysts expect rapid wage growth to continue into 2024
A basic regulation on countering hybrid attack by Belarus should be adopted at regional EU level – Karins
Pitching Picasso to the Masses: Artex Plans Exchange for Artwork
Corsica, the Island of Beauty burning with the desire of independence
San Marino: More than 1000 submissions for Una Voce per San Marino!
Montenegro to hold presidential election on 19 March
EBRD supports North Macedonia’s first country-wide investment in solid waste infrastructure
Albanian youth have lowest disposable income in Europe as migration row continues
NATO and Bosnia and Herzegovina strengthen science and technology cooperation
Azerbaijan seeks “Great Return” of refugees to Armenia
Will Abkhazia Become the ‘Georgian Monaco?’
Kyrgyzstan’s Miss Universe contestant pressured into apology for highlighting gender-based violence
Britain vows new law to ban conversion therapy for LGBT people
Boris Pistorius to become Germany’s next defense minister
Ancient Maya cities, ‘super highways’ revealed in latest survey
‘Idiberug’ is the inscrutable word on Scandinavia’s oldest runestone, etched in Norway nearly 2,000 years ago
Reports: Iran arrests German for photographing oil facility
Top US, Ukraine Military Leaders Meet in Poland
Serbia asks Russia to end recruitment of its people for Ukraine war
Belarus opposition leader warns of ‘massive disobedience’ if Alexander Lukashenko mobilises for Ukraine war
Key EU corruption suspect makes deal to earn leniency
10 super promising Norway-based startups to watch this year!
Vietnam president quits as Communist Party intensifies graft crackdown
Russia’s New Regiment Sounds Warning to Finland
US, Ukraine top military chiefs meet in person for 1st time
EU sets up reserve in Finland to respond to nuclear and chemical threats
Republican candidate arrested in shootings of Democrats’ homes in New Mexico
Sweden puts the focus on strategic autonomy as it kicks off its presidency
Netherlands says it will send Patriot assistance to Ukraine
Record December passenger numbers for airports in Arctic Finland
Greta Thunberg released after brief detention at German mine protest, police say
German 2022 inflation a post-war record of 7.9%
EU outlines plan for clean tech future boosted by subsidies
China’s first population drop in six decades sounds alarm on demographic crisis
Ukraine War: Zelensky adviser resigns over Dnipro remarks
German economy minister: recession threatening Europe manageable
Russian Air Force Scrambles to Escort German Aircraft Over Baltic Sea
Davos 2023: Finland’s Marin vows years of Ukraine support
China objects to any Sri Lanka invite for Dalai Lama
Botswana Diamonds plc ( 2022 Annual Report

Caverion implements sustainable office premises for a state enterprise in Vilnius, Lithuania
Investor accuses SPRK of undermining US-Latvian investment agreement
Russian authors allow Old Theatre of Vilnius to show their plays for free
[Estonia] Tuhala ‘witch’s well’ already overflowing
Latvian government cancels decision to buy back real estate from millionaires
Estonian National Ballet gives seven sold-out performances in Ireland
Food smuggling to Kaliningrad flourishing despite sanctions
Estonia’s population grew by 2 percent on year to January 2023
Applications open for TechChill ‘Fifty Founders’ pitching battle
Architect Sille Pihlak new youngest dean of Estonian Academy of Arts
[Latvia] Are you e-ready for an e-address?
Estonia: Ukraine also needs cultural aid during and after war
Lithuania as a mature finance hub
[Estonia] Telia to close its 3G network, competitor Tele2 to wait a few years
New exhibition traces work of medics in wartime
In Estonia, an Enterprising Spirit Thrives
[Latvia] EUR 2 million fine imposed on public transport cartel
Lithuania reports lowest number of road deaths since independence
Tele2 Latvia pledges €20m for network upgrade in 2023
Lithuania to help rebuild Mykolaiv’s energy infrastructure
New database helps Setos find graves of relatives on Russian side of border
EU OKs Lithuania’s €200M War-Induced Tax Break Plan
Latvian Premier Backs New President Term for Putin Critic Levits
‘Leopard coalition’: Baltics, Poland and UK join efforts to pressure Berlin on tank shipments
Who were the Baltic Germans?
Davos 2023: Lithuania sees tank deliveries to Ukraine, pushes for more support
Estonia’s Eesti Gaas to get LNG via Finland’s FSRU terminal in Inkoo
Lithuanian military chief, NATO commander discuss Baltic defence plans
Murder-for-hire prevented by Latvian State police
President outlines opportunities in Lithuanian financial sector to Goldman Sachs
Latvia will send more Stingers to Ukraine: Defense Minister
Anušauskas: UK presence in Baltic region constitute significant deterrent
Latvia to transfer Stinger MANPADS, helicopters, drones and ammunition to Ukraine
Armenia, Estonia sign memorandum of cooperation in latest technologies
Lithuania and Taiwan sign deal on semiconductor technology sharing
[Estonia] Incoming rescue chief: Civil defense not properly prepared for war
Lithuania renounces cooperation agreement with Belarus
Levits repeats call for international Russia war crime tribunal
Estonian leaders express condolences over deadly Ukraine helicopter crash
Lithuanian writer Sabaliauskaitė named honorary citizen of Vilnius
‘Largest wind farm in Baltic states’ | Nordex wins 255MW order in Estonia
Flu intensity and Covid prevalence decrease in Latvia
[Estonia] Ukraine aid NGO founder Johanna-Maria Lehtme running for election
‘Lithuania is mourning with Ukrainians’ after minister’s helicopter crash – president
Bank of Estonia launches competition to design silver collectors coin for Paris 2024
Latvian Competition Council severely punishes three passenger-carrying companies
Salaries of Tallinn teachers to rise again in 2023
Kremlin propaganda suspect kept under arrest despite request to be released on bail
Estonia’s healthcare workers set for 20 percent minimum wage rise in April
Lithuania FM at Davos Economic Forum: Russia seeks to deter us from helping Ukraine
Estonia’s birthrate set to decline for next 10 years
Lithuania’s Siauliai, the City of the Sun, shines all day long!
Can Iceland feed Europe?
Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents
Temperatures on Greenland haven’t been this warm in at least 1,000 years, scientists report
Pope calls missile attack on Ukraine apartment building heartbreaking
North Macedonia signals more military cooperation with Türkiye amid Ukraine war
Untarnished by War: Why Russia’s Soft Power Is So Resilient in Serbia
War in Ukraine Strains Ties Between Russia and Serbia
Spain’s intensely political year
Pere Aragonès, President of Catalonia: “We are in a Europeanist society”
Italy’s Friuli region is one of Europe’s best kept secrets
Slovakia close to greenlighting €1bn road tunnel
Hungary in 2023: Orban faces perfect storm
Maramures express: Ukraine launches first train to Romania after 17-year pause
EU moves onto Putin’s turf with new Armenia monitoring mission
Azerbaijan imprisons another activist deported from Germany
Georgia and ex-USSR say goodbye to “Mimino”
Kyrgyzstan buys new batch of Turkish-made drones
S Korean spy agency raids unions over suspected North Korea link
South Africa Criticized for Hosting Russian Warships Amid Ukraine War
Pacific islands urge Japan to delay release of Fukushima waste over contamination fears
Finland closes Murmansk consulate office
New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming spike
US, Germany Pressured to Send Tanks to Ukraine After Britain Breaks Taboo
What’s at stake in Turkey’s upcoming elections
US preps another major Ukraine aid package but Kyiv pleads for tanks
Ex-Fox execs go on trial in soccer TV rights bribery case
Russia to ‘weaponise’ migration to EU with increased flights into Kaliningrad, report warns
Wagner chief Prigozhin attacks Putin administration over failure to block YouTube
US to host Turkish FM to discuss F-16 deal and Sweden’s NATO bid
Japan court acquits utility executives in Fukushima disaster
U.S. Warms to Helping Ukraine Target Crimea
Turkey’s Baykar to deliver drones to Kuwait in $370 million deal
Russian Soldier Killed During Arrest For Desertion
World’s oldest known person, a French nun, dies at 118
8 Russian conscripts face desertion charges after leaving Ukraine, returning to Russia by cab
Zambia received ‘debt-for-nature’ proposal from WWF for $13 bln restructuring
If Germany has truly learned from its history, it will send tanks to defend Ukraine
At Davos, Zelenskyy urges allies to speed up push vs. Russia
Ukraine’s interior ministry leadership killed in helicopter crash
Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages

1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
PNE and Eolus Start Co-Developing Offshore Wind In Latvia
AŽD offers Estonia an alternative to Russian equipment
Flood damage starts to become clear in Jēkabpils
The chefs reclaiming Lithuania’s cuisine
New Rīga Theater to strike due to delays in building repairs
[Estonia] Reform, Center, SDE election pledge: State pension at least €1,000 a month
Russian Media in Exile and Latvia: The Limits of Free Speech
Russian Embassy in Estonia halts processing of citizenship renunciation
China softens stance toward Lithuanian companies, says business rep
Weather prevents Mūrniece from meeting NATO allies in Estonia
Lithuanian company sets domestic chip production target under Taiwanese deal
More abuse victims asked for help in Latvia last year
Kohtla-Järve councilors want investigation into Soviet-era statue removal
Russian TV channels banned in Latvia, but still available
Lithuania presses Facebook to stop blocking pro-Ukraine accounts
Warning over fake info email about Ukrainian refugees
Davos 2023: Lithuania sees tank deliveries to Ukraine, pushes for more support
Estonian military support to Ukraine to increase to more than 1 percent GDP
Lithuania ends border cooperation with Belarus
Estonia rolls out location-based SMS threat notification capability
Pre-election campaigns might only use Latvian language in future
Lithuania’s president says he hopes Türkiye will continue to contribute to food security
New doctoral studies model moves forward in Latvian Saeima
Lithuania starts issuing digital permits to Ukrainian refugees
Soviet symbols bill likely to pass before Riigikogu dissolved
Lithuanian woman loses €164,400 to fraudsters
Estonia to provide Ukraine with military aid package worth EUR 113M
Latvia, Bulgaria and Romania quickly losing working-age population
Environmentalists: Estonia needs strong climate law
Airplane wastewater to be tested for Covid-19 at Vilnius Airport
Viivika Allas named Estonian doctor of the year
Latvia’s Minister of Interior foresees two «battles» – for wages and physical readiness
Raul Rebane: Women to decide election result and Estonia’s path
Ivanovs, meet Bērziņš
Estonia launches the mRiik government application, built on the basis of the Ukrainian Diia application
Latvia ranks third in EU for renewable energy use
Estonia Defense minister: Giving Ukraine howitzers not undermining national defense
MEPs back Lithuanian resolution on tribunal for Russia
Rail Baltica announces ‘Control-Command and Signalling subsystem’ tender
New laser and space tech park opens in Vilnius
Stalnuhhin running for Riigikogu litmus test for mentality
More troops in Baltics, increased spending: Lithuanian leaders name priorities for Vilnius NATO summit
Estonia, UK, nine other countries meet, pledge more military aid to Ukraine
Lithuania to send Mi-8 helicopters, anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine
Tartu City Council renames two streets in Uus-Ihaste
A bird’s eye view of Lithuanian nature in Druskininkai
UK defense minister: We’re not going anywhere Mr Putin
Residents in Latvia take fewer but larger mortgage loans and for longer terms
Estonia plans to significantly increase the number of safe shelters
The First Impact Venture Studio Has Launched in Lithuania. The Next Stop Is Mental Health
[Estonia] Nine parties, 11 independents submit lists for Riigikogu election
What are the demographic trends in Monaco?
Austria’s call to ease sanctions on Russia breaks European unity: Duda in Davos
Ireland: maintains strong growth trend
Is Ireland’s civil war finally over?
Movie hits give me hope our Irish language can be saved
Gibraltar in Brexit limbo as EU border negotiation enters third year
North Macedonia is set to increase its defense budget to $542 million by 2027
The black hell of Albania’s ageing oil fields
Albania had Europe’s fastest post-pandemic recovery in tourism sector
Bosnians need to stare the beast in the eye
Croatia, the euro and a coffee controversy – but is it all just froth?
Hedging Its Bets: Serbia Between Russia and the EU
Serbia to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine to support electricity system
Greece’s Unrecognised Turkish Minority Takes Plight to UN
Why There Are So Many Basque Restaurants In The American West
Spain: leads the pack for European growth in 2023
Spanish, French leaders sign friendship treaty in Barcelona
Bulgaria needs to beware of its Russian connections
Undetermined Facts, Secret Witnesses: Russia Hands Harsh Prison Terms To Crimean Tatars After ‘Illegitimate’ Trials
The Liberation of Crimea Is a Must
Georgia records growing trade with Armenia, Azerbaijan
Fire at Armenian military barracks kills at least 15 people
Azerbaijan sues Armenia over ‘extensive destruction’ of wildlife, natural habitats in Karabakh
Azerbaijan remembers victims of 1990 Black January massacre
EBRD loans €50.6m to upgrade Tbilisi metro in Georgia
Kyrgyzstan: Education reform botched in implementation
NATO hosts Belgian and Dutch Invictus teams
European Parliament condemns Morocco for first time in 25 years, after vote on human rights
European Parliament calls for investigation into Enlargement Commissioner Varhelyi
European Parliament Votes To Urge Terrorist Listing Of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern announces she will step down in February
North Korea sustains high defense spending with new budget
Ukraine’s plea to the U.S. and NATO from the frozen trenches near Russia’s border: Send tanks
Pentagon asks U.S. Forces Korea to provide equipment for Ukraine
IndustriALL: Belarus must release imprisoned union leaders and activists
EU border chief pledges transparency, no illegal pushbacks
Meduza went to a Ukrainian prison colony for Russian POWs
Iran warns EU not to list Revolutionary Guards as terrorist entity
German population hits all-time high
S. Korea, Iran summon each other’s envoys over Yoon comment
Ukraine war: German tanks for Ukraine depend on US approval
Embattled U.S. Rep. George Santos was drag queen in Brazil pageants, associates say
Poland reviews security after divers found near key port
Russia, China to hold naval drills off South Africa
Russia’s intel agency opens criminal case against US citizen accused of ‘biological espionage’
Eleven NATO countries pledge new military aid for Ukraine
Sweden to supply Archer artillery systems, NLAWs, and 50 Strf90 combat vehicles to Ukraine
Taliban say 78 dead due to wintry weather in Afghanistan
Ukraine war: Ukraine admits pulling out of front line town of Soledar
He fled Russia’s draft, now he’s stranded in a South Korean airport
Denmark to donate all of its 19 French-produced Caesar howitzers to Ukraine
EU assembly wants special court for Russia’s war in Ukraine
UK, Poland, others pledge to pursue ‘unprecedented’ military support for Ukraine
U.S. hits debt ceiling amid standoff between Republicans and Democrats
Germany: Union calls for nationwide postal strikes
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ leads race for BAFTA awards
2 Swedes get lengthy sentences in Russia espionage case
Texas AG to halt most of Citigroup’s municipal offerings on gun law row
Ukraine: European countries to donate more heavy weapons
Western Allies Back Sending Modern Tanks To Ukraine As Pressure Mounts On Germany
Ukraine war: Serbia uproar over Wagner mercenaries recruiting for Russia
Finland and the war against misinformation
Ukraine war: MEPs push for special tribunal to punish Russian crimes
Finland ready to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine: FM

1991 January 20: The Barricades in Latvia
Leaders of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania meet in Lviv for second summit of Lublin Triangle
Water levels near Jēkabpils stabilize
Kusti Salm: We must inspire Germany to provide more aid to Ukraine
Latvia develops polymer granule exports
Lithuania donates € 20,000 to Belize for hurricane relief
Transport Minister plans to tackle Latvia’s rail cargo potential
Some countries will send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, says Lithuanian minister
Pärnu city 2023 city budget of over €100 million passes vote
MSF Closes Operations in Latvia and Lithuania over Violent Pushbacks
Every Estonian municipality now has Omniva parcel machine
“Latvia – the first!” MP Ricards Slesers: “We want to unite the nation, not to divide it”
Storms prompt state to plan major investments into Saaremaa power grid
18,000 extra Latvian language tests for Russians planned by September
Estonia: December producer price index up 16.6 percent on year
Latvia’s border is prepared for mass border-crossing attempts by Russians, minister says
Subsistence benefits granted unequally across Estonia
Former head of Lithuania’s financial crime service detained for demanding a bribe
Latvian Code documentary: ‘Body Bureaucracy’
Tallinn Airport achieves ACA Level 3 carbon accreditation
2023 event calendar for Latvian startups
Estonia Ups Ukraine Military Aid to Over 1 Percent of GDP
Lithuania‘s greenest municipality with particularly ambitious sustainability quests – Taurage
Estonia hosts first Baltic Assembly meeting of 2023
Latvia to host largest wind power conference in the Baltics in April
Tallink lagging in market share battle with competitors
Lithuania‘s Switzerland, Trakai, erected a self-lighting Christmas tree, first ever in the country
German man restores Haapsalu villa after ‘falling in love with the place’
Producer prices up nearly 29% on year in Latvia
Economic, security cooperation focus of Friday’s Baltic Assembly meeting
Lithuanian appeal court upholds decision to drop cases against Real IRA suspects
ERR in Donbas: Ukrainian soldiers holding firm despite onslaught
Rīga’s capital companies upped their turnover 20% last year brings together all baby-related info with new Parents’ Roadmap
Group of 9 countries pledge military aid for Ukraine
11 landowners give Estonian War Museum consent to remove Soviet monuments
A love story between a community and basketball
Estonia’s population grows − mainly from immigration
Mali takes delivery of military hardware from Russia
Netherlands open to supplying F-16 fighters to Ukraine if requested
Comply with EU rules or face ban, Breton tells TikTok CEO
Is demography destiny?
Royal Norwegian air force F-35S have a watchful eye over Iceland
Dbeibah urges Malta to open consulate in Benghazi
Ghana and Malta to Enhance Cooperation
Sofia denounces ‘hate crime’ against Bulgarian cultural official in North Macedonia
Albania to open embassy in Ukraine
Kosovo is a Country, and a Country Means a State, Rules the Court of Justice of the European Union
Western envoys visit Kosovo, Serbia to defuse tensions
Croatian president blasts EU penalties against Hungary
Cyprus Protests Portrayal as Safe Haven for Russian Money
Explore Catalonia on this epic 2,000 km circular tour from Barcelona to the Penedès wine region
Intel says Italy still in the game as talks over chip plant continue
How Italy can weather the energy crisis and emerge stronger
Moldova’s Sandu asks allies for air defences, says Russia trying to destabilise country
Moldova: Driven to sex work by desperation and poverty
Pro-Ukrainian Facebook Users In Bulgaria Complain Of Accounts Being Blocked
Fitch Revises Hungary’s Outlook to Negative; Affirms at ‘BBB’
Chinese Battery Plant Investment Faces Local Backlash in Hungary
Hungary is blocking release of €500 million in EU military aid to Ukraine
Artificial energy island would help Romania, Bulgaria tap offshore wind in Black Sea
Armenia and Azerbaijan stalled in negotiations over “corridor”
NATO strengthens political dialogue with partners Armenia and Azerbaijan
Thousands of Armenians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh face humanitarian crisis
Artsakh lawmakers thank European partners for targeted statements, expect practical steps to follow
Ex-soldier kills 5, including police officer, in Sagarejo, Georgia
Georgian president against direct flights to Russia
Georgia Attempts to Revive Strategic Anaklia Deep-Sea Port Project
‘Khanstitutions’: In Central Asia, Constitutions Are Not For The Many, But For The Few
Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek banks on China’s gas-powered buses to clean air
Tajikistan: In a world of unreliable men, polygamy offers uneasy answer
UK MP and peer on Kazakhstan visit denied access to opposition leader
Uzbekistan’s Drawn-out Journey From Cyrillic to Latin Script
‘Anti-Terrorist’ Raids Held In Uzbekistan’s Volatile Autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic
NATO Secretary General in Ramstein: we must urgently step up support for Ukraine
Time to join NATO? Moldova eyes joining ‘a larger alliance’
U.S., NATO countries announce massive weapons package for Ukraine
Israel’s democracy on the brink amid supreme court showdown with Netanyahu
From the Emirates to Davos: South Korea’s big week in global business
Why ‘Economic Security’ Became Magic Words in Japan
Japan to Downgrade Disease Status of COVID-19
Cambodia, Japan hold demining training for Ukrainian personnel
China Issues Veiled Warning to US Over Taiwan
Egg shortage sends New Zealanders rushing to buy their own hens
New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins bids to replace Jacinda Ardern as PM
Cambodia positioned to fully integrate LGBT people into society, UN expert says
UK judge rejects Uyghur bid to halt Xinjiang cotton imports
Russia’s atrocities in Ukraine, rehearsed in Chechnya
Church of England apologises to LGBTQI+ people for ‘shameful’ treatment
Cyber Attack Hits 1,000 Merchant Ships as Norway Firm Targeted
In Senegal, Yellen talks about future of US-Africa relations
If Turkey Blocks Sweden and Finland, Will NATO Boot Turkey?
Kremlin tells ‘deluded’ West that tanks for Ukraine will change nothing
Denmark Picks Kettel Thomsen as Governor to Defend Krone Peg
European delegation ends 1st round of questioning in Lebanon
Poland ready to send Ukraine tanks even if Germany opposes it -deputy FM
Macron boosts French military spending by over a third to ‘transform’ army
Finland promises 400 million euros of aid to Ukraine, could add Leopards
A year after Kazakhstan’s deadly riots, questions persist
Germany snubs Ukraine’s tank request
Ramstein summit fails to agree Leopard tanks deal for Ukraine
Sweden readies for tense anti-Turkey protests amid NATO ‘terrorists’ row
UK leader Rishi Sunak fined for failing to wear seat belt
As Elections Near, Turkey Will Still Block Sweden and Finland’s NATO Aspirations
U.S. to impose new sanctions against Russia’s Wagner private military group
Construction of Finland’s first green hydrogen plant begins
Bosnian war survivors share survival tips with Ukraine
Germany has become the roadblock at the heart of Europe
U.S. officials advise Ukraine to wait on offensive, official says
Türkiye summons Swedish envoy over permission to burn Quran in Stockholm
Pair charged with hiding Russian oligarch’s ties to yacht

Broke, hungry and just 20, I was too embarrassed to ask for help when I moved to Canada
Where have the Ukrainian oligarchs gone?
Latvia to train 2,000 Ukrainian troops this year
Baltics are vulnerable to Russian attack – interview with NATO official
Fmr. Estonian President on Estonia’s “more aid faster” approach to Ukraine
Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania call on Germany to provide Leopard tanks to Ukraine asap
Canadian Estonian community hosting its own pre-election debate next Sunday
The president of Lithuania remembers Azerbaijani people’s tragedy on January 20
Estonia comes to aid of HIV-positive refugees from Ukraine
Baltics Appeal Jointly To Germany To Send Leopard Tanks For Ukraine’s Defense
President invites children to write to him on why the world needs Estonia
Brazil declares public health emergency for Yanomami people
Błaszczak: Poland to Transfer T-72 Main Battle Tanks and IFVs to Ukraine
Belarus Repatriates Russian Rights Activist To Moscow After Two-Week Jail Sentence
China says COVID outbreak has infected 80% of population
Anti-Turkey demo in Sweden deepens tensions over NATO bid
Ukraine war: Zelensky adviser says West’s ‘indecision’ is killing Ukrainians
Thai berry-pickers heading to Finland warned of high cost
Mystery surrounds rescue of three Spanish divers near a strategic Baltic facility
Finland points way for NZ to reap benefits of increasing innovation performance
Military aid needed now to secure Ukrainian freedom, says Luxembourg’s Chief of Defence
Russia says it will retaliate after state broadcaster accounts frozen in France
Protesters in Burkina Faso call for France’s ambassador to leave
When Ireland was battered on the Night of the Big Wind
How the Irish-language film An Cailín Ciúin became an Oscar contender
Classic Burns Night traditions to help you celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet
Malta to send 20 generators and medical equipment to Ukraine
Montenegro up for getting access to Azerbaijani gas
Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump
Shops in Croatia fined for unfair price rises after the country switched to the Euro
Serbian president signals possible agreement with Kosovo
Portugal: once the world’s richest nation
Greece expanding border wall, calls for EU help on migration
Morocco, a neighbor and strategic partner for Spain and Europe, Spanish FM
Spain: Thousands stage anti-government protest in Madrid
Italy PM to visit Algeria to guarantee gas, compensate France
Moldovan foreign minister: Ukraine’s victory could lead to Russia’s exit from Transnistria
Slovakia’s town keeps memorabilia on President Ho Chi Minh
Slovakia holds referendum to enable snap election
Bulgaria faces snap polls as Socialists abandon plans to form government
Bulgaria to almost double natural gas storage capacity
U.S. Extends Troop Deployment in Romania, at Ukraine War’s Doorstep
U.S. Senators Express Concern About Attacks On Press Freedom In Kyrgyzstan In Letter To President Japarov
The NATO alliance is holding strong on Ukraine. But fractures are emerging.
European Businesses, European Union Collaborate to Grow Nigeria’s Human Capital
Over 100,000 protest against Netanyahu’s government in Israel
Canada Pursues Private Options to Ease Healthcare Backlogs
South Korea’s lunar probe captures stunning Earth, moon images
Japan was the future but it’s stuck in the past
How US-led alliance aims to mend Japan-South Korea ties and rein in China

1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day