Baltic Existentialism

1863 January 29: Bear River Massacre
Cato: Estonia is the third freest country in the world
Liechtenstein votes resoundingly against banning casinos
Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Western Balkans – New Putin’s Target?

1878 January 30: Estonian Literature Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
Latvia was not prepared to send new ambassador to Russia
Let’s Radar – Lithuania launches biggest action to support Ukraine
Local producers cannot solve Latvia’s acute medicine shortage
Lithuania with partners must do all they can to bar Russia from Olympics – parlt speaker
Latvian volunteer prepares armored vans for Ukrainians
Kaljulaid criticizes decision to expel Russian diplomats
Lower costs and shorter waits: Thousands of Britons flock to Lithuania for medical treatment
Ukrainian starts entrepreneurship club in Rīga
„Ryanair“ cuts 2 Vilnius routes and frequency on 11 amid Vilnius airport’s decision to increase prices
[Latvia] Higher education salaries a hot topic, says teachers’ union
IOC accused of promoting genocide as Estonia, Poland, Latvia and Norway join opposition to Russian participation at Paris 2024
Latvian researchers work on temp-smart windows
Lithuanian filmmaker receives best director award at Sundance
Bold new exhibition assesses Kārlis Ulmanis’ life, times and legacy
EC seeks to return more migrants to their countries – Lithuanian commissioner
Latvian GDP growth estimated at 1.8% for 2022
Incoming US ambassador to Estonia George Kent arrives in Tallinn
Lithuania’s civic empowerment index dips despite engagement in Ukraine aid
Alar Karis: Through Estonian literature comes Estonian spirit and thought
Ukrainians will be able to choose whether to take school exams in Latvia
Climate warming threatens Lithuania’s oldest horse race
Latvia below EU average for lifelong learning
Elron and Škoda sign contract to build 10 new passenger trains
Latvia’s word and non-word of the year 2022 announced
Eesti Gaas lowers price of gas below the state’s compensation level
Economic growth in Latvia might resume in mid-2023 – Economics Ministry
Estonia considering expanding marriage officiant rights to private sector
Lithuania joins effort to bar Russians from Olympics, talks of boycott ‘too early’
MS Estonia shipwreck final report could be ready early 2024
The SkiO elite fight for European Ski Orienteering medals in Latvia
[Estonia] Local governments get funding to enhance integration, adaptation services
EU sanctions against Russia will not cause shortage of petrol products in Latvia
Chairs of 19 foreign affairs committees want special tribunal on Ukraine
See 100,000 Crucifixes At The Hill Of Crosses: One Of Lithuania’s Most Unusual Pilgrimage Destinations
Thrash metal legends Megadeth confirm July show in Tallinn
Lithuanian Time Travel
Jourova: Estonia, EU must find a common definition of hate speech together
Slovenia arrests 2 suspected Russian spies
Croatian president creates furore by equating Crimea to Kosovo
Italy pushes for investments into Western Balkan strategic sectors
Hungary’s demographic slide continues in 2022
New Czech President Vows to Boost Ties with Taiwan
Bulgaria doubles gas storage volume
Germany confirms it will not send fighter jets to Ukraine
Germany pledges $222 million for Brazil environment, Amazon
How to Get a Breakthrough in Ukraine
Russian business offers cash bounties to destroy Western tanks in Ukraine
German economy shrinks as soaring energy costs pinch demand
Iran, Russia link banking systems amid Western sanction
The Next Debate Over Arming Ukraine Is Here—and It’s About Fighter Jets
Britain’s Boris Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike
Poland to ramp up defense budget to 4% of GDP
In diplomatic coup, Taiwan president speaks to Czech president-elect
Russian carmaker Avtotor launches production of Chinese Kaiyi cars
Crimea will never again be part of Ukraine – Croatian president
Kadyrov criticizes Europe for failing to support Chechen independence
France doesn’t rule out sending warplanes to Ukraine
Germany Wants to Take Action to Curb Russian LNG Imports
Belarus’ Lukashenko visits fellow Russia ally Zimbabwe
Denmark will help rebuild Mykolaiv – Zelensky
Belarus faces new sanctions by the EU and asset seizures by Ukraine

1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
[Latvia] Higher education salaries will also rise this year: teachers’ union
Insects in food give rise to Lithuania’s latest wave of conspiracy theories
Latvia’s corruption perception ranking stays the same
Estonian FM disagrees with Kaljulaid, Helme on expulsion of Russian diplomats
Health tourism will open new phase of cooperation between Lithuania and Kazakhstan
ERR in Zaporizhzhia: Western instructors on hand for Ukraine mobilization
Lithuania’s GDP at EUR 67.1bn in 2022
[Estonia] Political parties’ election manifestos share similar foreign policy goals
‘Red lines’ must be crossed to give Ukraine fighter jets and missiles – Lithuanian president
[Estonia] Kohtla-Järve city council rejects new city government lineup
[Latvia] Transport Ministry’s subsidiaries asked to ‘de-Russianize’ websites
Estonia’s place unchanged in corruption index
[Latvia] Language reporting app reaches full stop
Finnish platform could connect Tartu, Helsinki via flight-hailing
Biotechs in the Baltic
Defense League looking to set up new Pärnu training area
‘Corner house’ in Rīga to be protected by special law
Lithuania’s Landsbergis sees no point in Russian ambassadors in EU countries
Latvian cars are mainly more than ten years old
City of Tartu and Emajõgi Barge Society clash over use of riverside site
[Latvia] Criminal case brought against MP Grevcova for denial of occupation
Bridge collapses in central Lithuanian town
Cartels still exist in Latvia – Karins on Corruption Perception Index
Lithuania inches up to 33rd spot on corruption perception index
[Estonia] Orthodox Church cancels collective prayer due to ‘political provocation’
Lithuania’s Šimonytė among Stoltenberg’s potential successors at NATO helm
British Chinook helicopters join NATO battlegroup for Winter Camp
A year of deposit system in Latvia
Vilnius Airport begins construction of new €50m terminal
State of emergency on Latvia-Belarus border extended once again
Kremlin accuses Baltics of ‘extremely aggressive position’
More hepatitis A cases in Estonia this January than whole of 2022
Poland and Baltic states: “When we join forces, when we join our diplomatic efforts, we are better heard.”
Lithuania: EPPO uncovers €580 000 fraud, EU funds fully recovered
Rīga bus stops changing their names
Ryanair flight cuts is pressure tactics on Vilnius Airport – minister
Experts less than enthusiastic about Latvia’s GDP growth in 2022
US President Biden to come to Lithuania during NATO summit in July
Latvia: State Secretary Andris Pelšs receives the new Ambassadors of Zimbabwe and San Marino
Lithuanian FM says all EU countries should expel Russian ambassadors
Polish presidential couple arrives in Latvia
Vilnius school evacuated after homemade explosive goes off
Daugavpils University council members resign after fraud scandal
Counterfeit cigarette mill busted in manufacturing facility outside Tallinn
Let’s radar: Lithuania to raise EUR 5mn for closing Ukraine’s skies with radars
Estonia’s competitiveness compromised by weak social protection
Kudre Schnyder and Ståhl take first European Ski Orienteering golds in Latvia
Baltics, Poland deepen defense cooperation
Arctech Facilitates The Energy Independence Of Lithuania
A history of the Irish language, Gaelic
F-35s Deploy to Greenland for First Time, Operate from Thule
Slovakia will hold early election in Sept, pro-Ukraine stance at stake
Hungary Most Corrupt EU Member in 2022: Watchdog
Nordic unions leaving international media body over Russia
Georgia’s Saakashvili Being Transferred To Intensive Care In Hospital, Associates Say
Uzbek court sentences 22 over deadly Karakalpakstan unrest
How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps
Norway’s gigantic sovereign wealth fund loses a record $164 billion, citing ‘very unusual’ year
Baldwin charged for ‘reckless handling’ of gun in ‘Rust’ shooting
Poland’s economy expands 4.9% in 2022
Indian billionaire Adani at center of $68B stock market rout
Recession Fears in Germany as Rate Rises Loom
Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict
Lowest number of births since WWII in Poland last year
US reassures Kosovo it won’t support Serb-majority ministate
Denmark Grants Asylum to Afghan women
Families seek loved ones after Pakistan mosque blast kills 100, all but 3 police
In and out of Belarus: the dissidents will not give up
Church of England sheds light on ‘shameful’ slave trade ties
Sweden eyes next-gen, hybrid CV-90 infantry fighting vehicle
Poland aims to get training time on Leopard tanks down to 5 weeks
Finland to likely face wave of strikes in February
Italy on alert amid anarchist attacks on diplomatic missions
Norway Is Planning to Profit From Climate Change
U.S. curbs exports to Iranian firms for producing drones for Russia
Finland, South Korea boost cooperation to develop 6G architecture
Global report highlights link between corruption, violence
Commercial real estate biggest risk for Swedish banks, but crash unlikely
New York attorney general calls for new sanctions against Donald Trump
Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Somalia Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi to visit Finland
In Haiti, gangs take control as democracy withers
Germany needs more baseload power for vital industrial reboot
‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells rich world
Sweden: Krona increasingly pricing in domestic woes
NATO chief urges closer ties with Japan to defend democracy
Cyber risk alert raised in Denmark after Russian attacks
Russia claims village on outskirts of Bakhmut in big push in east
Poland discussing F-16 jets supply to Ukraine with NATO partners
Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Does Denmark have an Islamophobia problem that it does not like to admit?
White House blasts Exxon over historical $56 bln annual profit
Arctic Council Chairmanship: “Norway Knows How to Do It”
IMF upgrades outlook for the global economy in 2023
Muslim man says he’s delaying protest Torah burning near Israeli embassy in Sweden
Canadian province tries decriminalizing drugs to fight overdose crisis
Germany debates tougher deportation rules

February: African-American History Month, US
Erdogan: Sweden can’t join NATO if Quran-burning is allowed
Public services portal undergoing major change
Lithuania’s society is poisoned by Russian culture – PM
Group of Ukrainian criminals tried to enter Latvia: Border Guard
Kallas: Estonian independence war’s bloodiest battle still relevant today
Russia’s repressions only encourage Lithuania to help declared “enemies” – formin
FM Meets with Estonia’s Delegation of Moroccan-Estonian Parliamentary Friendship Group
Seimas Speaker: Taiwan invested in Lithuanian companies because of their competences
[Estonia] Banks’ 2022 profits boosted by revenue generated from interest
Lithuania initiates Baltic appeal to bar Russian athletes from Paris Olympics
University of Tartu professor: Parties over-promising in election programs
Polish President Duda visiting Latvia Wednesday and Thursday
President: Estonia, Turkey understand each other’s security concerns
Rīga Mayor: money sharing among municipalities has gone wrong
Lithuania reports resilient GDP growth, though recession may be around the corner
Levits encourages creation of local residents’ councils
Lithuania launches HPV vaccination for boys
EOK chief: Paris Olympics boycott would unfairly harm Estonian athletes
Latvia number one in Europe for household booze spending
Baltics are too reliant on US for security, warns former French leader
Vikerraadio elections debate: Learning language key to integration
Kazakhstan and Lithuania plan to launch direct air service
Folklore band’s ‘phallic’ costumes at kindergarten raise eyebrows
Ryanair to close seven more departures from Tallinn
Lithuanian conservative politician suspected of sexual abuse against 4 minors
Estonia: Inflation rose to 18.8 percent on year to January
Duda in Latvia: Special tribunal to prosecute Russian crimes in Ukraine needed
What are Lithuania’s goals and chances for NATO’s Vilnius Summit?
[Latvia] Business confidence crept up in January
Moscow declares Lithuania-based Free Russia Forum ‘undesirable’
Ex-Eesti Energia chief advises against long-term fixed price contracts
Baseball5 European Championship to return in Lithuania
Estonian Association of Journalists not ready to quit IFJ following Nordics
Jēkabpils residents will be able to get ‘flood benefit’
Visiting Turkish FM urged to approve Finnish, Swedish NATO accession
My 23 Photos Of Vilnius Celebrating Its 700th Birthday
Estonia: Natural gas prices differ wildly from one seller to the other
Latvia threatens Olympic boycott if Russians compete
Turkish FM: Our security concerns just as important as Finland, Sweden’s
Polish could replace Russian in Lithuanian schools – PM
Estonia-Finland Ukrainian refugee relocation scheme to start mid-February
Discover the best Baltic sailing routes: from Scandinavia to hidden eastern gems
Transparency: Estonia is one of the least corrupt countries in the world
Switzerland implements the 9th package of EU sanctions against Russia
The people living between sea and sky
French court orders partial release of Corsican nationalist convicted of murder
How DILL Put Iceland’s Cuisine on the Culinary Map
Strikes in Scotland: Who is on strike and why?
Britain hit by biggest day of strikes in a decade as pay disputes escalate
Spanish police detain 23 for alleged soccer match-fixing in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 strengthens ties in Montenegro
Ukraine Website Puts Croatian President on Black List
Europe’s biggest solar farm to open in Portugal
Only Hungary and Russia heading for recession in 2023 as Emerging Europe shows its resilience
Romania gets European Commission’s green light for €1.6bn investment and development bank
Russia should withdraw from Abkhazia and Ossetia as part of Ukraine peace deal – Georgian President
A pro-Russian social media campaign is trying to influence politics in Africa
Common rail investments in the Three Seas Region
Inside Poland’s plan to create Europe’s new climate tech giants
Amazon’s sales terms and delivery ‘dark patterns’ face probe in Poland
Germany, UK, Follow Netherlands in Closing Istanbul Consulates Over Terror Threat
U.S. readies $2 billion-plus Ukraine aid package with longer-range weapons
Norway energy commission urges haste in power expansion
UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies in Poland to help families who’ve fled the war in Ukraine
India raises defence budget to $72.6 bln amid tensions with China
Germany plans to buy eight IRIS-T air defence systems for its military – document
If Erdogan blocks Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, expel Turkey
UK’s teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’
Germany remains in denial over its Russia policy
Allied and Norwegian Forces Prepare for the Largest Military Exercise in Norway in 2023
Ukrainian police rescue six-year-old girl from besieged Bakhmut
World’s longest underwater rail and road tunnel will connect Germany and Denmark by 2029
Norway Introduces New Package of Sanctions for Russia
Belgian arms trader tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine
Dutch Army to Merge Land Combat Units With Germany This Year
Russian journalist gets 8 years in prison over Ukraine coverage
Sweden’s NATO Problem Is Also Turkey’s NATO Problem
Germany calls for urgent replacement of Leopard 2 tanks
Ukraine is fighting Western war fatigue, minister says
Ukraine billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky targeted in new anti-corruption swoop
Germany breathes sigh of relief at EU green industry plan
Ukraine war: Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defence minister says

1920 February 2: Treaty of Tartu
Rail Baltica coordinator: It is important to finish by 2030
Estonia to host Open Government Partnership Global Summit in September
Harmony plans on exclusion of Rēzekne mayor
Estonia summoned Iranian ambassador
BALTDEFCOL conference on Russia coming in March
Most applications for Lithuanian residence lodged in Turkey – Migration Department
Rīga’s ‘King of Tango’ remembered
Lithuanian ministry says businesses are responsible for increased Russian LPG imports
Representatives of victims of Zolitude tragedy promise to sue Latvia
Enhanced US Army rotation to begin mission in Lithuania
Ida-Viru County solar panel installation restricted due to defense concerns
Presidents Levits and Duda discuss Latvia-Poland relations
[Estonia] RKIK: Nursipalu sole suitable location for new military training area
Lithuania not yet considering boycotting of Paris Olympics if Russia is allowed to compete
Tallinn home to exceptionally high wildlife numbers
ASF Latvia: New outbreaks hurt pig companies
Only 14 percent of Lithuanians would defend state with a gun. Enough or too little?
Latvia speaks out against allowing Russian, Belarusian athletes in Olympic competition
Wind turbines, solar panels going up at hybrid renewable park in Purtse
EC to announce aid package, discuss Ukraine’s EU membership in Kyiv – Lithuanian rep
[Latvia] New election commission head approved
[Estonia] Real estate transactions fell 15, turnover 3 percent in 2022
Impressive waiting lines to renew identity documents in Latvia
Lithuanian sportswear maker says its brand is used in Moscow without authorisation
Latvian sports officials criticize IOC’s “pressure and manipulation” over Russian athletes issue
Lithuania Reins In Crypto Registrations After Boom Exposed Risks
School psychologist: Exam requirements cause undue anxiety for children
Lithuania Speeds Up Law on Loss of Lithuanian Nationality for Those Acquiring Second Citizenship
Estonia’s VOOL hooks up another €1.7 million for EV charging fleet
Latvia’s state budget deficit drop to one and a half billion euros
Kristian Jaani: National defense education needs to be broad-based
Baltics, Poland call on IOC to bar Russian and Belarusian athletes from Olympics
Latvian Saeima elects Kristīne Saulīte as new head of Central Election Commission
Sabonis talks about commitment to keep Lithuania among best teams in world
Estonia commemorates 103rd anniversary of Tartu Peace Treaty
[Estonia] No-fee electricity plan rates drop to universal service level
Migration Department issued record number of temporary residence permits in 2022
In confiscating frozen Russian assets, Estonia may follow Canadian example
in the picturesque hills of lithuania, a cluster of guest houses
[Latvia] State Security Service to look into Grevcova’s statements about «civil war» in Ukraine
Poland expects broad coalition to call for Olympics ban on Russian, Belarusian athletes
Poland, Baltic states condemn IOC over Russian, Belarusian athletes
Baltics, Poland Chide IOC For Stance On Russian, Belarusian Athletes At 2024 Olympics
Luxembourg is looking for urban farmers
Switzerland rethinks neutrality, considers weapons exports amid Ukraine crisis
Austria expels four Russian diplomats
Flemish military sector turbocharged by war in Ukraine
The chefs reviving the Arctic’s forgotten food
Which Nations Don’t Have A Flag Carrier In 2023?
CNB: Introduction of Euro has not Worsened Inflation in Croatia
Bulgaria starts construction of gas link with Serbia
Cyprus Moves On Without Russian Tourists
Immersive exhibition recreates the harassment and anxiety suffered by ETA opponents
Spain: Rights experts call for probe into claim Catalan leaders were spied on
Top Russian Official Teases ‘the Next Ukraine’ in New Threat
Bulgaria to continue exporting fuels from Russian oil to Ukraine
Romania’s eMAG building largest logistics hub in CEE, expands credit facility
Losing in Ukraine, Putin destabilises Karabakh
Zelenskyy: Georgia’s Saakashvili ‘is being slowly killed’
Kazakhstan to shut down its trade representation in Russia
Eastern Europe Wants NATO to Beef Up Defense Spending
NEoT – 3SIIF will provide financing and leasing for zero emission buses in CEE region
Don’t Underestimate Xi’s Ambitions Toward Taiwan, CIA Says
China Belt and Road dreams fade in Germany’s industrial heartland
France to train Ukrainian soldiers in Poland
Russia Fleet Practices Ballistic Missile Strikes Against Baltic Targets
Sweden’s 27-Year-Old Climate Minister Is Ready to Quit If Goals Are Missed
Israel’s pioneering drones use free-falling bombs, can carry a tonne
Suspicions of state security set-up in Germany’s far-right ‘coup’
Sweden Housing Rout Extends to 2023 With Rosier Spots in Cities
Biden, Zelenskyy likely to visit Poland later this month
Shall we condemn Denmark now after Sweden?
Kazakh yurts in Ukraine irk Russia as crowdfunded aid pours in
Zimbabwe Hopes to Boost Agriculture Sector With Help From Belarus
Norway to raise spending from wealth fund to aid Ukraine, PM says
Finland passes sweeping reform of gender recognition law and introduces self-ID for trans people
Death and solidarity in the ‘graveyard’ at the Belarus-Poland border
Ukraine’s new weapon will force a Russian shift
New rail service planned through Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Hamburg
College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv to boost EU support
Ukraine war: Kharkiv mayor thanks Oxford for support
Ukraine: Council agrees on further military support under the European Peace Facility
Turkey summons nine Western ambassadors over security alerts
Ukraine says Russia has deployed more than 300,000 soldiers for a coming offensive
Small German town fights housing for refugees
France, Germany test water on U.S. green subsidies
Indian Filmmakers Show Interest In Filming Opportunities In Russia
Philippines grants U.S. greater access to bases amid China concerns
Police ban planned Quran burning protest in Norway
Discount chain Biedronka becomes the largest employer in Poland
Denmark Hikes Key Rate Less Than ECB Under New Governor
Finland, Sweden confirm commitment to joint NATO accession

Only 400 Russian citizens have registered for Latvian language test
Nausėda: international sports community cannot turn a blind eye to war crimes
Sārts: Whoever wins information war will win real war
European Ski Orienteering Day 3: Mass Start golds to Estonia and Norway
USA sanctions Latvian citizen for supporting Russian military industry
LRT English Newsletter: Staving off recession
Foreign businesses in Latvia face difficulties with ‘e-address’
Lithuanian ‘Elves’ Fight Russian Disinformation About War in Ukraine
Latvian president: song celebration is constitutional value of Latvian State and people
Distribution rights of Škoda in Lithuania
Rīga wants more control over electric scooters
Lithuania sees gloomiest January ever, with 5.1 sunshine hours only
Supernova will start exploding in Latvia this weekend
Lithuanian court refuses to hear Rosneft’s lawsuit due to ‘EU principles’
Spain’s Ardanuy Ingeniería to design seven Estonian stations for Rail Baltica
Kaunas stadium gets UEFA Category 4, ready to host top-level matches
Oil spill on Tallinn’s Stroomi beach still awaiting cleanup
Latvia dodges lawsuit from association of construction companies
Estonian Railways needs millions more from government to cover losses
Latvia gets another new electric train
Russian propagandist attacks Lithuania: ‘Why do we put up with their existence?’
Bribery suspected at Ropaži municipality
New International MMA tournament ‘Blade Fights’ Kicks off in Lithuania on Feb 4, 2023
Happy birthday to our LSM colleagues
Estonia to collect data on realistic fuel consumption of vehicles
Baltic Prime Ministers decry idea of Russian athletes at Olympics
[Estonia] Ryanair: Airport’s illogical fee hike reason for cancellations
Lithuania threatens to boycott OSCE event if Russian MPs are invited
Estonia hints at Olympic boycott if Russians allowed
Lithuanian national opera house staff revolt against new director appointment
Eesti Gaas to receive ten LNG carriers at Klaipeda, Inkoo ports this year
Latvia says traders use Turkey, Kazakhstan, Armenia to dodge Russia sanctions
Fitch Affirms Estonia at ‘AA-‘; Outlook Negative
Ukrainian MP Trukhin Goes On Two-Week Business Trip To Lithuania
Swedish prime minister to visit Estonia next week
Fitch Affirms Latvia at ‘A-‘; Outlook Stable
Still no solutions for Russians in Estonia to renounce their citizenship
Riga asks Latvian parliament to grant cities more control over e-scooters
Estonia: Kaja Kallas most popular choice for next prime minister
Georgian, Lithuanian ministers meet to discuss ties in energy, tourism, other sectors
Analyst: Estonia’s recession set to continue
Letter from Vilnius — partying in the shadow of Putin
Baltic prime ministers promise to continue supporting Ukraine
Switzerland leads again on male life expectancy
Lynxes might settle in Netherlands again; A “dilemma,” Minister says
France, Australia and the First Nations foreign policy
ChatGPT in spotlight as EU’s Breton bats for tougher AI rules
Spaceport Cornwall: The ultimate guide to the UK’s first spaceport
Papal farm, gardens will be home to new center promoting sustainability
Gibraltar accuses Spain of ‘gross violation of sovereignty’ over customs operation
Cymru to face Gibraltar for the first time
Slovenia law enables full equality for same-sex marriages, including allowing LGBTQ+ people to adopt children
North Macedonia sets out plans to increase its defence budget
Albania shakes off hybrid regime label in global democracy index
Prudence, reforms can help Greece regain investment grade after election
Cyprus elections dominated by prices, corruption, migration
Paco Rabanne: Celebrated designer dies aged 88
Inaki Williams: Africa’s Basque hero
Mother, baby among 12 migrants who died crossing to Italy
Bulgaria wants EU money for new border fence with Turkey
Romania signs new gas delivery contract with Azerbaijan
Romania, last among EU countries in The Economist’s annual Democracy Index
Georgian authorities face backlash over Russian purchases
Swedish MFA to HNN: The NATO Ball Is in Turkey’s Court
NATO Must Stand Up to Turkey’s Blackmail
Is South Korea Going Nuclear?
Japan’s workers haven’t had a raise in 30 years. Companies are under pressure to pay up
New Zealand floods add to inflation challenge for new prime minister ahead of vote
Denmark and UN team up to heat Ukrainian homes
‘My pebble on the scale’ A former Team Navalny activist is back in Russia to collect signatures against the war
European leaders meet in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s path toward joining the EU
Joint Statement on the Strategic Dialogue Between the United States and Poland
Nobel laureate Ebadi says Iran’s ‘revolutionary process’ is irreversible
Māori Voyaged to Antarctica at Least 1,000 Years Before Europeans, Study Finds
Germany’s Scholz Calls for a New Approach to the Lithium Rush
Germany to send 88 Leopard I tanks to Ukraine
Poland’s second largest wind farm launched by firm belonging to country’s richest woman
Air raid sirens sound across Ukraine as EU summit begins
Russian planes and helicopters stay in Belarus after maneuvres
Patriots sent by Germany to Poland already operational: report
Germany, Sweden in Talks Over Anti-Missile Systems for Ukraine
Poland Set to More Than Halve Russian Oil Imports This Month
Norway to order 54 new army tanks from Germany
Poland warns of disinformation campaigners smearing Ukrainian refugees
Germany debates reintroducing military conscription
Joint statement following the 24th EU-Ukraine Summit
Poland expects global push against Russian, Belarusian athletes
Chinese spy balloon flies over the United States: Pentagon
Finland joins core group intending to hold Russian leaders accountable for invasion
Germany asks Sweden for launchers to boost IRIS-T air defences for Ukraine: Spiegel
Ukraine’s prosecutor launches criminal case against Wagner chief
Ukrainian drones keep a close eye on Belarus border
Zelenskiy vows to defend ‘fortress’ Bakhmut, hosts EU leaders in Kyiv
Denmark opposes Russians competing in 2024 Olympics
Norway to take leading role in Ukraine support, reconstruction
Poland’s reverse brain drain: Meet the Poles returning home to work in its booming tech sector
EU, US Pledge Additional Support to Ukraine
U.S. reports blowout job growth; unemployment rate lowest since 1969
Harnessing population health data to improve cancer survival in Denmark
Why are there so many Irish vet students in Poland?
Ukraine war: US to provide long-range missiles in latest aid package

1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day
Estonia: How Nordic is the Baltic Nation?
Riga — Latvia’s stag do capital has an arty alter ego
Narva old town model on the move again
Latvia and Estonia collaborate to test potential of green hydrogen in transport sector
Estonian FM: Athletes from aggressor states should not be at Olympics
Live in Lithuania, work in the UK? Teleworking survives and thrives post-pandemic
Shortest game in football history? Scotland vs Estonia lasted three seconds in 1996
Discussion in Baltic Assembly’s culture committee to focus on media cooperation
Canadian director shooting new movie in Estonian at open air museum
Georgian Economy Minister discusses cooperation with Lithuanian Energy, Transport ministers
Russian oil restrictions could be threat to environment in Gulf of Finland
Lawyer claims court ruling means Liam Campbell was ‘persecuted’ and illegally extradited from Ireland
Jamaica, Estonia face off in David Cup at Eric Bell Centre
Pursuing collaboration with India in defence, other sectors: Lithuania lawmakers
Retrospective Toomas Kalve exhibition to open at Museum of Photography
Latvia to cooperate with Norway in combating environmental crime
Estonian formin to US treasury secretary: Crude oil price cap must be reviewed in March
Economic transformation will not happen without research and innovations – Levits
Estonian NOC against boycotting Paris 2024 despite opposition to Russia return
Together we will be able to stand against Russian imperialism – Karins
European Ski Orienteering: Victories to Sweden and Finland in Relays
Olympic boycott wouldn’t be as significant as Russia’s absence – Lithuanian PM
Dozens of soldiers are freed in a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap
U.S. warns Turkey on exports seen to boost Russia’s war effort
Chemicals firm INEOS signs green power deals with Norway’s Statkraft
Brazil sinks rusting old aircraft carrier in the Atlantic
UAE President Sheikh Mohamed, Belarus’ Lukashenko meet in Abu Dhabi
Monaco goes to the polls: explore the principality’s unique political system
Can a French Shipping Giant Make Marseille the Capital of the Mediterranean?
Electric car infrastructure in Northern Ireland is ‘bottom of the league’
Royal Malta Yacht Club to host ORC European Championships in April
Police tighten security as North Macedonia, Bulgaria honour national hero
Serbian Parliament Adopts Government Report On Negotiations With Kosovo
Foreign students who fled Ukraine continue studies in Serbia
Portugal to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, PM says
Lebanon, Cyprus sign deal to boost military cooperation
San Sebastián the Gateway to Basque Country
Moldova: The long and winding road to safety
Why Moldova Should Not Be Europe’s Least Visited Country
Arctic blast hits northeastern US and Canada
Teenage girl killed by shark while jet skiing in Australia
Japan to restrict chip manufacturing machine exports to China, Kyodo reports
US lawmakers urge Secretary of State Blinken to visit Taiwan

1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang
February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan
1840 February 6: Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand
1917 February 6: Sami National Day
1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day
1929 February 11: Foundation of Vatican City, Lateran Treaty Day