NATO Expansion Hits A Snag

1863 January 22: Uprising agaist Russian rule in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine
1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
Serbian president hints agreement with Kosovo is possible

1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
Challenges of the Chinese presence in the Baltic Sea region
[Latvia] Sanctioned millionaire Aven’s helicopter auctioned off
Around 20,000 Russian citizens of military call-up age resident in Estonia
Russian oligarch’s loan financed purchase of Vilnius palace
Latvia’s alcohol production down by nearly half in 2022
Lithuania: landmark free expression win for LGBTQI+ community
10,000 Ukrainians in Latvia’s labor market
RKIK: Estonian tank purchase would need 3 percent of GDP defense spend
Entrepreneurs ask that ‘inflation bonuses’ be untaxed in Latvia
Baltic ministers say Germany has ‘special responsibility’ to give tanks to Ukraine
Volunteers wanted for Latvian Song and Dance Festival
Security expert: Germany has wasted valuable time holding back battle tanks
Russian ‘cyber attack’ targets Ukrainians in Lithuania
Tietoevry in Latvia changes its Riga office
Czech presidential candidate Andrej Babiš rejects possibility of Russian attack on Baltics
‘AK. Nädal’: Estonia’s healthcare is crumbling
Lithuanian airports temporarily evacuated over bomb scare
Latvian businessman involved in criminal case promises to build New Latvia in a Fiji nature reserve
Conservative MP resigns from Lithuanian parliament, investigated over sexual abuse
Russia to expel Estonian ambassador
Make way for the shrub of the year in Latvia
MS Estonia investigative committee rules out impact as shipwreck cause
Ukrainian artist to perform at Latvian National Museum of Art
Russia expels Estonian ambassador over ‘unfriendly’ relations
Russia, Estonia Expel Each Other’s Ambassadors
Lithuanian formin calls on EU to return to discussions on Rosatom sanctions
Estonian 1 TWh national gas reserve procurement now complete
Latvian government debt remains low by EU standards
Reinsalu urges EU countries to reduce their diplomatic missions in Russia
President Levits visits Jēkabpils to check flood situation
Spain and Lithuania join race to host new Anti-Money Laundering Authority with glitzy marketing campaigns
MP Grevcova under scrutiny yet again for claims about occupation of Latvia
Estonia hopes to recoup from EU full €400 million military aid to Ukraine
Municipalities in Latvia directly promote construction within areas at risk of flooding, programme reports
[Estonia] Ambassador: Leaving Moscow a blow, nothing replaces being on location
New probe into Estonia ferry sinking reveals construction flaws-officials
Mūrniece: Latvia has sent 1% of GDP in military aid to Ukraine
[Estonia] Koidula is not the only woman who merits a street name
Jewish Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich passes away aged 93
Estonian government backs unanimity requirement in EU foreign policy
Latvia tells Russia to downsize its embassy
Estonia’s general government gross debt lowest in Europe
Lithuania loses ECHR case over children’s book about same-sex relationships
Latvia, Estonia Tell Russian Ambassadors To Leave
Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine commemorate January Uprising
Baltic FMs call on Germany to send tanks to Ukraine
[M/S Estonia] New 1994 ferry disaster report: No collision, no explosion
Baltic countries urge more support for Ukraine ahead of EU foreign ministers’ summit
A report: the ferry Estonia was not seaworthy
Court Raps Lithuania For Restricting Access To LGBTQ Book
Flanders to deliver 60 generators to Ukraine
Azerbaijan, Andorra to sign memorandum within development framework of winter tourism
Portugal agrees to swap Cape Verde’s debt for environmental investment
The digital euro: our money wherever, whenever we need it
Russia: Putin’s Kremlin targets LGBT in new crackdown
“Britain sends Kosovo puppet troops to Malvinas NATO base”
Kick Turkey out of Nato? Members will start considering it warns ex-commander
It’s ‘now or never’ to stop Japan’s shrinking population, PM says
Germany announces new €1bn spring military aid package for Ukraine
EU widens Iran sanctions list in response to crackdown
Germany and France strengthen energy transition ties following cracks in relation
Taiwan president tells pope war with China not an option
Where Now for Norway Post-UN Security Council Membership?
East Asia marks Lunar New Year of the Rabbit
NATO Secretary General accepts Honorary Award of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada
Colombia reports 215 human rights defenders murdered in 2022
Third e-methanol plant on the cards for Sweden
South Africa defends planned military drills with Russia and China
‘This is not a moment to slow down:’ U.S. says Ukraine making new gains
Hells Angels organized crime trial begins in Spain
Ukraine and Finland to cooperate in digitalization and digital resilience
Death toll from California massacre rises to 11 as police look for motive
Denmark charged one person in 2022 under ‘burqa ban’ law
US: Ex-FBI counterintelligence agent aided Russian oligarch
Berlin Wall-like ending to Ukraine conflict likely if Germany refuses to send tanks
Germany starts deploying Patriot air defence units to Poland
Thanks, but no tanks. Really?
Turkey tells Sweden ‘not to expect support’ for NATO bid after burning of Koran
Defense minister Reznikov under fire as corruption probes rock Ukraine
German green-light for Leopard tanks is ‘secondary’ issue, Poland says
Ukraine war: Germany won’t block export of its Leopard 2 tanks, foreign minister says
U.S. says Finland, Sweden are ready to join NATO alliance

Amber Grid: Last year gas consumption in Lithuania dropped by more than a third
Britain’s Princess Anne on official visit to Estonia Tuesday
Lithuanian regions face fastest depopulation in EU
Latvia could adapt for its needs digital civil defense system developed by Ukraine – Smiltens
Europe’s Single Market turning thirty and still going strong – opinion
TAI: Drug overdose deaths in Estonia doubled on year to 2022
Rinkēvičs: Russian “Impunity will not be tolerated”
Lithuania’s MoD on military support to Kyiv: We don’t have tanks but we have opinions
Finnish broadcaster: Violent gangs in Sweden run from abroad
Banks downgrade Latvia’s GDP growth outlook for 2023
Russian freight rail ban must be joint decision, Latvia and Lithuania say
Latvia’s budget deficit in Q3 below average in European Union
Tallinn’s green capital program doesn’t offer permanent changes
Lithuania’s Jonava takes pride in Jewish heritage and being home to London, Paris, Venice and Switzerland
Estonia wants to block Baltic Sea for Russia
Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook now available
Estonia Sending All Its 155-mm Howitzers to Ukraine
SPAR to open 24 more stores in Latvia
False reports claim bombs in Vilnius schools
Team Estonia’s competition platter at the culinary olympics
January Uprising artefacts from Vilnius go on display in Warsaw
Latvian ‘Aerones’ propels wind energy innovation
Estonia updates National Security Concept
Latvian healthcare representatives suggest limiting exports of medicines
Estonian government seeking mandate to boost contribution to US-led Iraq operation
Rīga to start improving environment around Rail Baltica
EBRD lends €10 million to boost energy efficiency improvements in Lithuania
Drunk drivers often drive other people’s cars: police
Estonian Defense Forces commander Martin Herem promoted to general
airBaltic market share at Rīga airport decreases
Lithuanian school reports TB outbreak, 3 students hospitalised
First pumped hydro energy storage unit in Estonia given green light for construction
Lithuania’s Covid restrictions on businesses were constitutional – top court
Latvian government plans to halve electricity service rate increases
Lithuania strips ex-US House speaker of state award over child abuse
Public procurement announced for Rail Baltica infrastructure supervision in Latvia
Vasiliauskas joins IMF executive board
Trial tests Norway’s control of Arctic Svalbard resources
Baltic states, Poland fume at Babis’ ‘anti-NATO’ comments
Top 10 super-promising startups from Luxembourg to follow in 2023
Plans submitted for Isle of Man’s first solar energy farm
Vatican forbids church reforms in Germany that would limit authority of bishops
Slovenia warns Montenegro against stalling EU membership process
North Macedonia’s president says Russian secret services are behind rift with Bulgaria
President Zelenskyy shakes up Ukraine’s Cabinet amid corruption allegations
Turkey condemns Quran protest in the Netherlands
The US and its allies want Ukraine to change its battlefield tactics in the spring
Rheinmetall could deliver 139 Leopard tanks to Ukraine – RND
Norway arrests Wagner Group defector who sought asylum
Spain hits delivery app with new fine for labor violation
Finland’s Top Diplomat Hints at Joining NATO Without Sweden
2 UK men working as volunteers killed in eastern Ukraine
France and Germany will give away 60,000 free train tickets to young people this summer
World War II-era map sparks treasure hunt in Dutch village
Turkey’s Erdogan Stands Firm Against Sweden’s NATO Bid
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley wants to ban TikTok nationwide
Sweden sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine not ‘on the plate,’ Swedish official says
Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine, Mexico
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with G7+ Partners on Ukraine Energy Sector Support
Classified documents found at former U.S. Vice President Pence’s home
Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine
Rights group files suit in Germany against Myanmar military
Denmark Great Prayer Day in exchange for more military spending?
Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster
Ipsos: Britons more likely to back actions in support of Ukraine than many other countries surveyed
Jacinda Ardern makes final appearance as New Zealand leader
Turkey Postpones Talks on NATO Bid by Sweden and Finland
U.S. poised to approve sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine
Norway plans to offer record number of Arctic oil, gas exploration blocks
Netanyahu meets Jordan’s king in surprise trip amid tension
The band that Lukashenka declared extremist sang ‘Zhyve Belarus’ (Long live Belarus!)
Putin’s Favorite Lukashenko Whips Out the Big Guns in New Warning
Finland calls for ‘time-out’ in heated Nato talks with Turkey
Belarusian Factories Supply ‘Dragon Teeth’ To Russia; Moscow Fortifying Defense With Tank Traps
Germany set to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Der Spiegel reports
Denmark beats France in ‘culinary Olympic Games’ the Bocuse d’Or
Number of Russians crossing into Poland from Kaliningrad plummets
Germany’s Africa aid strategy highlights need for green jobs
Denmark’s GreenGo to build 4 GW green fuel plant

1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
‘There are bodies in the forest’: Missing migrants worry activists on Lithuania-Belarus border
LPB Bank issues financing for the reconstruction tennis club in Latvia’s Jelgava
‘Putin won’t survive defeat in Ukraine but Russia’s regime will persist’ – interview
Suspicions of EU fund misuse at Daugavpils University
EU Civil Protection Mechanism: powerful transformer on its way from Lithuania to Ukraine
Minimum income threshold set to rise regularly in Latvia
Foreign minister: We will not be closing Russia’s embassy in Estonia
Downgrading diplomatic relations with Latvia and Estonia ‘long overdue’, Russia’s State Duma Speaker says
Estonian foreign minister to G7: Ukraine urgently requires air defense aid
Jump in antibiotics consumption in Latvia
Vilnius starts celebrating its anniversary with free public transport
Latvian PM Kariņš says red tape must not limit action in emergencies
Estonian Rescue Board unveils nationwide public shelters online map
5.4 million passengers used Rīga Airport in 2022
Landsbergis at remote G7+ meeting: Russia’s barbaric attempts to repeat Holodomor will fail
Grants available for foreign publishers of Latvian books
[Estonia] Working group proposes 16 possible locations for nuclear plant
Finland’s Pekka Haavisto in Rīga to discuss NATO, Russia, diplomacy
President Zelensky awards Vilnius ‘rescuer city’ title
ERR in Donbas: Even older Western artillery is a help to Ukrainian forces
Latvia’s hospitals ask for substantial funding increase
Operail subsidiary sells next batch of 800 wagons for €22.1 million
Nausėda met with mayors of European cities on occasion of 700th anniversary of Vilnius
Clyde Kull: Ten targets on the foreign policy horizon for 2023
Lithuanian military instructors leave for UK to train Ukrainian troops
Rinkēvičs: ‘Third country’ might be behind NATO-blocking demonstrations
Sweden and Finland may join NATO after Turkish elections – Lithuanian MP
Levada poll: Russians consider Baltic countries a threat
Latvia’s electricity production fell by 14.5% in 2022
Estonian and Finnish foreign ministers give press conference
U.S. ranks behind Latvia and China on Women’s Health Index—with women more stressed, worried, angry, and sad than they were at any point in the past decade
Bank of Estonia: Fourth quarter bankcard use up 9.7 percent
Will ECHR ruling on Russia affect same-sex couples in Lithuania?
Latvia sends Ukraine first shipment of military equipment acquired using public donations
Lithuania to donate over 607k coronavirus vaccines to Uzbekistan
Swedish court acquits former Swedbank CEO in full
Latvian Navy reveals new uniforms
Germany maintains NATO unity by sending tanks to Ukraine – minister
UK police identify mystery Latvian man
Estonia to host 550 MW pumped hydro storage facility
Latvian State Security Service to check possible restriction of Ukraine’s supporters on Facebook
6 Best Places To Live In Lithuania (2023 updated)
2022/23 Women’s U17 EURO round 2 starts 3 March
Latvian State Police estimate 94% of caught drunk drivers are men
[Lithuania] Border guards seize cigarettes smuggled from Belarus worth EUR 600,000
GUADEC 2023 Conference Takes Place July 26-31 in Riga, Latvia, for GNOME 44
Inflation at an all time high across the Channel Islands
Norwegian Forces in Readiness in Iceland
‘The Quiet Girl’ Makes History as First Irish-Language Film Nominated for an Oscar
The Scandinavian Coffee Drink That Features A Bite Of Cheese
World’s largest audiovisual trade fair will bring €400m boost to Barcelona, organizers say
Slovenia to invest EUR 3.5 billion in power distribution system
Concerns Grow About Albanian Children Missing in UK
Bosnia appoints new pro-EU government
Wagner and the Serbs
Russian lawmakers warn Moldova’s Nato aspirations may lead to its destruction
EC proposes to top up MFA support to Moldova by 145 mln euro
Slovakia’s auto industry faces painful EV transition
Fitch warns Bulgaria’s political turmoil putting EU funds, eurozone accession at risk
New action against ‘Ndrangheta in Italy and Hungary
Ukrainian officials support Azerbaijan in blockade of Karabakh
Central Asia’s authoritarians stare down a year of disorder
European Union Establishes Longer-Term Monitoring Mission in Armenia
ECB signs supervision cooperation deal with non-euro zone members
Ukraine wants longer range missiles as Russia learns from its mistakes
Equinor joins Western oil firms’ retreat from Nigeria -sources
Denmark Seeks EU Unity To Send Asylum Seekers Abroad
Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy
After weeks of pressure, Germany agrees to send its Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine
Germany’s Leopard tank move puts spotlight on its maker: Rheinmetall
Finland in 2023: Beyond Military Nonalignment and a Revanchist Putin
Pope warns German church reform process elitist, ideological
Poland to rework research assessment scheme
Russia slams German tank decision as escalation of conflict, betrayal of history
Norway joins Tanks Giving Day
New Zealander killed in Ukraine helped hundreds, parents say
Sweden launches global campaign against migration
Missile hit Turkish-owned ship in Ukraine’s Kherson port -video, sources
Mauritania: scholar calls for Sweden boycott after Qur’an burning
Spain: 1 dead in church machete attacks, terror link probed
China, India firms dropped by Norway fund over Myanmar weapons
Ukraine sets sights on fighter jets after securing tank supplies
Swiss could green-light Denmark sending weapons to Ukraine
The AP Interview: Pope says homosexuality not a crime
Norway to host informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in May
India police detain students gathered to watch BBC documentary on Modi
Murders fell 19% in Poland in 2022, largest decline on record
Bank of Canada hikes rates, becomes first major central bank to signal pause
Finland buys RBS 70 ground-based air defense systems
Belarus dispatch: ‘There are more than 1,440 political prisoners in Belarusian prisons right now’
Germany to narrowly avoid recession in 2023 – govt forecast
Finland: New Total TV ad measurement
6 Things People Do Differently In Finland, The Happiest Country In The World
Germany to promote green restructuring of African economy – dev ministry
Disabled 14-year-old rape victim refused abortion in Poland by hospitals in her province
Governor General of Canada to travel to Finland
Turkey’s Problem Isn’t Sweden. It’s the United States.
Ukraine confirms its troops have withdrawn from Soledar
Finland Approves Military Sales to Turkey Amid NATO Row
Poland increased imports of seaborne LPG by 73% in 2022
Germany: 2 killed, several injured in train knife attack
Latest avian flu outbreaks hit Polish poultry flocks
Russian ‘hacktivists’ briefly knock German websites offline
IOC says will explore pathway for return of Russia, Belarus athletes
Poland and neighbors may be shifting center of gravity in European defense & security
Twitter faces legal complaint in Germany over anti-Semitic content
US joins Germany in sending battle tanks to Ukraine

1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day in India
Uncovering the secret afterlife of Lithuania’s Mr Liberty
Krāslava municipality changes four Soviet-era street names
Estonian president reiterates country’s support for Finland NATO accession
Taiwan chip deal is ‘golden goose’ for Lithuania – interview
102nd anniversary of de jure recognition of the Republic of Latvia
Ott Tänak to race before Estonian crowd at Otepää rally next month
Latvian-produced military equipment travels to Ukraine
[Estonia] Interest in pension investment accounts far lower than forecast
[Latvia] Customs stopped 3,000 attempts to smuggle sanctioned goods in 2022
[Estonia] Head of Swedbank: No sense in even talking about a panic in economy
Kaunas Court evacuated over bomb threat
Estonia awards building permit to 550-MW pumped storage project
Baltics, Nordics oppose Russian and Belarusian athletes participating in global sports
Latvian president: national regulations on final beneficiaries must remain in force
Ukrainian in Lithuania loses 12m hryvnias, armed robbery suspected
Estonian government calls Okas snap exercise
Seimas to host discussion on efforts to bring back Lithuanian expatriates
Sun worth chasing in Estonia
Red Cross confirms death of migrant who was denied asylum in Lithuania
Enefit Power looking to sell oil shale ash to Scandinavia
Missing Lithuanian woman found in Malaysia after 4 years of searches
Annual foreign policy debate takes place at Latvian Saeima
Lithuanian MPs initiate bid to impeach fellow lawmaker Gražulis
The Future of China’s presence in CEE after Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine
Can Lithuania beat all odds with the world economy in doldrums in 2023?
One in three Latvian residents has not attended culture events in a year
Airwallex goes for growth in Lithuania
Spanish authorities bust cocaine shipment headed for Rīga
Lithuania’s hidden gem with a surprising abundance of attractions and entertainment – Kupiskis
Rēzekne municipality ditches some Soviet street names
Baltics push for transfer of Western fighter jets to Ukraine
[Estonia] Milk purchasing cost from farmers at all-time high
SEB Group in Latvia ended 2022 with positive indicators and an increase in loans issued and retail deposits
[Estonia] Coalition partners shoot down Järvan’s universal service plan
Baltics highlighted as ‘countries in focus’ at Berlinale European Film Market
Estonian government to hold renewable energy reverse auction
Vilnius gets €48m EBRD loan for new trolleybuses
Daugavpils mayor leaves Harmony party
European Commission opens 5 infringement procedures against Estonia
Russia Labels Latvia-Based Meduza News Website ‘Undesirable Organization’
Minister asks Narva to stop helping NGO providing Russian consular services
EU’s third country aid should be linked to readmission cooperation – Lithuania
Estonia weighing giving Ukraine cluster munitions
Russia remains the most serious and direct threat to NATO – Latvian FM
Estonian defmin: Denmark important part of ensuring defense in Baltic Sea area
EU sanctions must be uniform and prevent the possibility of their circumvention – Rinkevics
Netflix Adds Lithuanian Sci-fi Drama Vesper to Lineup
Estonian, Finnish formins discuss Finland’s, Sweden’s accession to NATO
Seagrass restoration trials begin in Cornwall
Bulgaria, North Macedonia clash over Russia ties, threats
Successful takedown of drug trafficking network in Italy and Albania
Ukrainian MP urges Kyiv to recognise Kosovo
‘We know who did it’: Russian anti-war exiles targeted in Serbia
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Moldova Audit Reveals Fraud Worth 100 Million Euros at Moldovagaz
Azerbaijan sues Armenia for wartime environmental damage
Bible published in Karakalpak language (Uzbekistan)
“Google commits to give consumers clearer and more accurate information”
New Zealand defense priorities could slow after resignation of PM Jacinda Ardern
Denmark, Sweden open to sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Germany apologizes for leopard jibe that upset some Africans
U.S. designates Russian firm Wagner Group as criminal organization
Ukraine war, inflation accelerate Germany’s housing crisis
Turkey, Finland and Sweden: Strategic patience, but with a deadline
Germany arrests 2nd suspect in Russia spying case
Scholz’s Tank Decision Upends Germany’s Long Affair With Russia
Norway’s oil and gas tax revenue soars to record $89 bln
Canada to send four Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Countering the Wagner Group and Degrading Russia’s War Efforts in Ukraine
Russia, Belarus invited to Asian Games
Yellen says Africa to shape world economy as US reengages
UK MP calls for huge arms plant for Ukraine in Poland
Tanks for Ukraine once seemed unthinkable. Could fighter jets be next?
U.S. says it ‘hacked the hackers’ to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300 victims
Record EBRD investment in Poland: €990 million in 2022
Finland Records Fewest Births in 150 Years, Ending Pandemic Bump
More than 160 Afghans die in bitterly cold weather
Poland bulks up to defeat history
Kyiv rocked by explosions as Russian barrage targets cities across Ukraine
Warsaw to ban older cars from 2024
Denmark plans military conscription for women
EU opens new rescEU energy hub in Poland
EU Proposes New Sanctions on Belarus, Targeting Energy and Tech
How do Germany and the EU fund military gear to Ukraine?

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Team Jamaica ready for Davis Cup test against Estonia
Most ABLV bank’s compensations paid out
[Gambling] Lithuania generates revenue record in 2022 as online soars
Fabric recycling goes slowly in Latvia
Council of Europe report strongly criticizes Estonian e-residency program
Latvia’s forest industry hit export record last year
Lithuania marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day
First ‘average speed’ cameras set up in Latvia
[Estonia] Express Post to end periodicals home delivery, lay off 450
Kedainiai, the cucumber capital of Lithuania, offers not only cucumber ice cream, but also Jewish dishes, Scottish haggis
Major foreign interest in Estonia hasn’t waned
Food prices in Lithuania: first to rise, first to start falling?
Global Estonians’ 2023 elections debate live on ERR News this Sunday
Human trafficking found at fish processing plant in Latvia
Lithuania sends anti-drone equipment, power generators and warm clothes to Ukraine
Sensys Gatso Wins SEK10 Million Contract for Traffic Enforcement in Latvia
Women refugees receive help starting micro-businesses in Estonia
Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in Latvia
Russia doubled LPG exports to Baltics in 2022
[Latvia] Family association asks for free school lunches for all
[Lithuania] Prime minister pays tribute to victims of Holocaust
No record of Latvian MEP’s ‘official’ Azerbaijan trip
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Latvia to rehabilitate 120 Ukrainian soldiers this year
‘Some have been missing for months’: Volunteers fear for migrants’ lives at Lithuanian border
Swedish, Latvian Foreign Ministers talk NATO and regional security
University councils: Underfunding threatens Estonian democracy, security
WTO To Weigh In On EU-China Spats Over Lithuania, Patents
[Estonia] Ministry of Defense wants to sell off Central Tallinn building
EC to present plan of untying electricity price from gas in March – Lithuanian commissioner
Tallinn launches platform to help tech companies in testing their products
Lithuanian MP calls for barring Russian, Belarusian athletes from Paris Olympics
[Estonia] Pharmacy reform, 3 years later — success or not?
St Christopher Awards handed out in Vilnius
Estonia’s Intelligence: Russia may be capable of up to 9 months of massive missile strikes against Ukraine
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Estonia’s startups finding it harder to raise funds
Russia expels Latvian ambassador who planned to leave anyway
Reinsalu, Jourova: Russia threatens everything we fought for
It is not only a nobleman’s privilege to travel in old manor-strewn Sakiai region anymore!
Estonian filmmaker Anna Hints wins Sundance Film Festival directing award
Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in Tallinn
Neutral Austria vows to upgrade army in light of Ukraine war
France’s 2023 outlook hinges on energy, inflation, and government reforms
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Laws that criminalise homosexuality are ‘unjust’, Pope Francis says in interview
UK and Spain inch forward on Gibraltar deal
Tickets now available for Andorra’s Alpine Ski World Cup Finals 2023
Albania Police Find More Surveillance Cameras Erected by Gangsters
Price Increase Data: Here is How Croatia Compares to Rest of EU
US Weighs Turkey, Greece Jet Sales Amid NATO Expansion
Spain’s economy grew 5.5% in 2022 after faster-than-expected last quarter
Dodon says the delivery of military supplies for Ukraine through Moldova is possible
Moldova kicks off first-ever digital markets probe
EBRD invests a record €525 million in Moldova in 2022
In Romania, French, Dutch FMs sign agreement to boost ties
European Union and Armenia hold their first Political and Security Dialogue
Gunman Kills Security Chief at Azerbaijan’s Iranian Embassy
Fight or flight: Tbilisi and Kyiv caught in another round of tensions
Soviet ambitions echo in the Uzbekistan capital’s Metro system
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The European Union’s Evolving Military Capability
EU partners with South Africa to invest €280 million in its Just and Green Recovery
European Union to Consider Options to Curb Revenues from Russian Energy Exports
Blinken to visit Israel and West Bank with tensions high after outbreak of violence
Russia and the US add to South Korea’s economic challenges
How a Chinese naval blockade could isolate Taiwan and send shockwaves across the world
Germany recalls overlooked LGBT victims of Nazi persecution
IKEA replaces Russia, Belarus with wood supplies from EU countries
Malaysia condemns desecration of Quran in Netherlands, Sweden
Spurred by Russia, Germany rolls out 3-year plan to fully equip all armed forces personnel
Denmark in Talks With Israel to Replace Howitzers Donated to Ukraine
Finland Explores New Direction for Its Arctic Policy
OX2 Plans 1.4 GW Wind Farm Offshore Finland
Did a Pro-Putin Journalist Just Blow Up Sweden’s Chances of Joining NATO?
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Norway finds ‘substantial’ mineral resources on its seabed
Journalists convicted of revealing Finland defense secrets
Finland Likely to Return Giant Pandas to China After Outcry Over Upkeep
US looking for ‘appropriate candidate’ as special envoy to Belarus
Litany of woes plague Swedish PM’s first 100 days
Kaliningrad seeking more maritime support from Moscow
EU debates extending Belarus sanctions to cut loopholes
Poland to send 60 more tanks to Ukraine in addition to 14 Leopard 2
Ukraine threatens to boycott Paris Olympic Game if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete
Poland reportedly delivered MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine as ‘spare parts’
Thousands in Afghanistan protest Koran-burning incident in Sweden
Total of 321 heavy tanks promised to Ukraine – Ukraine ambassador to France

Latvian Olympic Committee condemns Russia’s possible participation
Vilnius and its 700-year history: key dates
[Estonia] Registered partnerships must be added to population register
Latvian Code documentary: ‘In the Skin of a Fox’
Almost half of Lithuanians believe in conspiracy theories
[Estonia] Interest in Defense League’s youth organizations continues to grow
U.S. Ambassador Carwile bids a fond farewell to Latvia
Belgium officially announces ‘largest military aid package’ to Ukraine
To Fix Its Problems in Ukraine, Russia Turns to the Architect of the War
Netherlands and Japan join US in restricting chip exports to China
Germany’s Scholz sets off on first South American tour to boost trade, environment ties
Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford’s wife, Clare, dies
Ukraine: ‘Fast-track’ talks underway for missiles, planes
PBS ‘censorship of President of Malta’ when speaking against abortion
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Poland’s PM accuses Putin of building ‘new camps’
The 2023 World Judo Tour kicks off in Portugal
‘Ukraine is not our enemy’: Russians risk arrest to honour victims of war
Celebrating 480 years of relations between Portugal and Japan
Putin plans new Ukraine push despite losses as he prepares for years of war
Cyprus needs two-state solution, claims head of Turkish-occupied north
Finland hints at Russia’s involvement in Quran-burning protest in Sweden
Italy’s Eni signs $8 billion Libya gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli
Belarusian Sabalenka crowned first ‘neutral’ Grand Slam champion
Former Nato commander wins Czech presidential election staff go on trial in Belarus
Azerbaijan completely cuts gas supply to Artsakh
Rheinmetall eyes boost in munitions output, HIMARS production in Germany
Can Kazakhstan Bury Its Nuclear Past?
Sweden warns citizens to avoid protests in Turkey
Air Canada Passengers Discover ‘Lost Baggage’ Donated To Charity
Search underway for missing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
Three dead as torrential rain causes disastrous flooding in New Zealand

1863 January 29: Bear River Massacre
1878 January 30: Estonian Literature Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
February: African-American History Month, US
1920 February 2: Treaty of Tartu
1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day