Borders and Openings

1968 March 12: Mauritius Independence Day
State financing suspended for five Latvian athletes
Decolonising Russian culture? Lithuanian writer in Brussels looks for way forward
Unwanted shelter dogs from Lithuania find new homes in Finland
Germany sees record number of crimes against press: report
The EU in 2022

2005 March 13: Tunisian National Day of Internet Freedom
Once important diaspora centre, Lithuanian community in Chicago is shrinking
[Latvia] Confusion, dissatisfaction among politicians about lobbying law
[Travel] Estonia to raise profile among agents with Atas membership
“Latvia gets a perfect score” on legal economic gender equality
Statistics Estonia: January goods exports down 9 percent on year
Lithuania’s exports down by 9% in January
NextGenerationEU: Estonia submits request to modify recovery and resilience plan and add a REPowerEU chapter
Chief of defence reveals: Lithuania is expected to acquire at least 50 tanks
Construction work on new Tallinn tramline starts Monday
Nausėda continues to top presidential opinion polls in Lithuania
[Estonia] NGO Slava Ukraini to hold review over suspicions of funds misuse
Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union approves new commander
Sillamäe’s Tškalovi tänav renamed while Rumjantsevi remains unchanged
Poland builds anti-tank barriers on its borders. Should Lithuania follow suit?
Luxembourg and Latvia must stand up for international order and resist aggressor countries’ attempts to wilfully change it – Levits
Steven Seagal to help set up international pro-Russia movement
Luxembourg head of state visits Latvia
Analysis calls for expansion of Estonia’s compulsory alternative service
More than 6,000 lives lost to Covid-19 over three years in Latvia
Vilnius traffic jams getting worse, analysis shows
Protest against removal of Rīga Pushkin statue
Estonia: Fixed-term deposits pay off again
Latvia: Foreign trade gap widened in January
Lithuania: The undiscovered destination
STRATCOMCOE: It’s ‘easy to circumvent sanctions’ to buy Russian manipulation online
Fast-growing Lithuanian operator secures commissioning contract with Italian LNG import terminal
Poll: Two-thirds of Estonian residents back continued Ukraine military aid
SORTIQ triumphs at Women in Tech hackathon
Nausėda: Lithuania strongly supports Moldova on its Euro-integration path
European Central Bank officially revokes license of Baltic International Bank
Estonia: Cultural institutions want money for dry toilets and safe chandeliers
Latvia for two years has been paying EUR 15 million to EU for insufficient recycling of plastic waste
Estonia: Parties forgot lessons from integration programs in Ida-Viru County
Lithuania to block IPs of sanctioned Russian media
Estonia: January 2023 tax receipts up 11 percent on year
Canada to buy anti-tank weapon, counter-drone tech for unit in Latvia
Lithuania eager to plug holes in its air defence
Niguliste kirik elevator provides unprecedented views of Tallinn Old Town
Latvia and Canada must work on common decisions on creation of international tribunal and confiscation of frozen Russian assets – Libina-Egnere
Estonia: Monday coalition talks span Ukraine, hate speech, cartel-busting
Unemployment in Latvia remains at 6.3% in February
Experts: Estonia, Europe unlikely to be impacted by US banks collapsing
Anusauskas thanks visiting Croatian counterpart for contribution to Lithuania’s security
Estonia’s Election Was More Than Just a Win for Kallas
Latvia’s defence budget reaches 2.25% of GDP
Apranga opens Massimo Dutti store in Vilnius, Lithuania
Estonian official says parliamentary elections were targeted by cyberattacks
Seoul won’t include Pyongyang in Olympics bid plan, Latvia holds talks on 2030 Games
Made in emerging Europe: Roofit.Solar, Lithuanian fintech
Finland Grants Estonia License to Export D-30 Howitzer to Ukraine
Latvian duo become world champions in wheelchair curling
Lithuanian Parliamentarian Arunas Valinskas Visits Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
Estonia’s Hawk
Georgian PM tells Ukraine’s Zelenskiy not to meddle in his country
Is Putin About to Get His Gas Union With Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan?
‘India, a key partner’: Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman at Raisina ‘Ideas Pod’
Integrated Review Refresh 2023: Responding to a more contested and volatile world
Finland Bets on Black Humor and ‘Bold, Risky’ Topics at Series Mania
Hundreds of Flights Cancelled in Germany Due to Airport Staff Walkout
North Korea launches missiles from submarine as U.S.-South Korean drills begin
Sweden Bans Non-ESG Funds From $90 Billion Pensions Pot
Norway Urges Allies Not To Neglect Developing Countries
Taiwan says defence spending to focus on readying for ‘total blockade’ by China
Poland wants to loosen EU methane proposal, fears huge fines
Finland to install over 3GW of wind capacity in 2023-24
Philippines, US kick off joint drills amid China concerns
Poland to weigh interest in expanded Gdansk LNG terminal
Finland Opens Applications for Unique Masterclass in Happiness
China’s Xi plans Russia visit as soon as next week – sources
SkyShowtime makes its mark in Poland
Portuguese Office Masslab Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Building in Helsinki, Finland
Polls show Erdogan lags opposition by more than 10 points ahead of May vote
TikTok and Meta’s Moderators Form a United Front in Germany
Belarus’ President Lukashenko in Iran, meets Raisi
Hundreds of migrants try to force their way into US at Mexico border
Political shifts and threat developments drive Sweden to look for larger ships
Will China really funnel weapons to Russia through Belarus?
UK approves increased submarine-related exports to Taiwan, risking angering China
Russia’s Urals oil ship-to-ship transfers rise 7% in Feb m/m – traders, Refinitiv data
Yandex N.V. may spin off Russia-based business
Britain calls out Russia, China in updated foreign policy review
Sanna Marin’s offer of fighter jets for Ukraine catches Finland off guard
Poland Aims To Increase Trade With India As Direct Warsaw-Mumbai Flights Launch
Italy blames surge in migration on Russia’s Wagner group
China’s Xi to speak with Ukraine’s Zelenskiy -WSJ
Britain urges sponsors to pressure IOC on Russia, Belarus ban
Ukrainian soldiers wrap up Leopard 2A4 tank training in Spain
ICC to issue first arrest warrants linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
NATO chief and Norway on KGB target
Biden promises ‘whatever needed’ for U.S. bank system as SVB shock hammers stocks
Ukraine war: Heavy losses reported as battle for Bakhmut rages
The “Middle Matchstick”: on Poland’s “Recovered Lands”
Nicaragua closes Vatican embassy in Managua, Nicaraguan embassy to Vatican
Mikheil Saakashvili: Poland offers medics to examine Georgia ex-leader
Germany replaces the head of the Bundeswehr armed forces
‘Mexico is safer than the U.S.’, Mexican president says
Denmark seeks small drones able to operate in cold temperatures

1801 March 14: Mother Tongue Day in Estonia
1855 March 14: Circassian Language Day
2008 March 14: Tibetan Unrest
Tuesday is Native Language Day in Estonia
If Berlin is serious about defence, it needs to deploy brigade to Lithuania
Estonia’s foreign trade in services reached surplus in 2022
‘Swedish investor’ boosts Liepāja business park
Romanian minister in Vilnius proposes sanctions for attempts to destabilise Moldova
Latvia has a new action plan to support public in resolving financial distress
Lithuanian team to deploy to EU-led naval operation in Mediterranean
Estonia: European Commission investigating Henrik Hololei Qatar flights
Economic relations between Latvia and Luxembourg are characterized by positive trade and investment dynamics – Levits
Record 10,900 entries received in Estonia’s 2023 e-dictation contest
We highly value Canada’s contribution to Latvia’s security – Kalnina-Lukasevica
Estonia Explained part six: The language has issues
Lithuania, Georgian presidents talk reforms, Lithuania’s support
No WTA tennis tournament will take place in Tallinn this year
Latvia: Deportations to be remembered with special nationwide readings
Estonia: Ministry plans bill to use frozen Russian assets in Ukraine compensation
Lithuania designates Russia’s Wagner as terrorist organisation
World’s largest crocus collection in bloom in Latvia
Lithuania extends state of emergency in border areas
Survey: 75 percent in favor of nuclear power station in Estonia
Ukrainians in Lithuania learn to use fundraised radars
Grants to improve cybersecurity now available for Estonian businesses
Lithuania’s President Nausėda: Ukraine’s fight is also our fight
Poetry festival coming to Jelgava in May
Bublienė appointed head of Lithuania’s Supreme Court
More than 240 native languages spoken in Estonia, census shows
Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Hungary reject excess COVID-19 vaccines
‘Välisilm’ takes stock of current situation with Estonia’s defense forces
18 more confiscated cars to be sent to Ukraine from Latvia
Tallinn’s ice-skating rinks soon closing for the season
French Open champ speaks out after having funding cut off by Latvia after Russia decision
Is Lithuania set to become the new centre of performance art?
airBaltic’s Martin Gauss talks technology
Lithuania president: Take new members to make EU stronger
Slava Ukraini board member: First management structure changes already made
Latvia’s foreign trade turnover up 11.8% in January when compared with a year ago
Peterson suspicion based on same paragraph that put Seredenko in prison
Lithuanian president pledges support for Georgia to join EU
Over 40,000 customers left Eesti Energia’s universal service last week
Only 30% of used cars in Latvia come from Germany
Almost no interest among Ukrainian refugees to move from Estonia to Finland
Latvian government agrees cyber-security strategy until 2026
Lithuania labels Russia’s Wagner mercenary group a ‘terrorist organization’
Estonian delegation attending IPU assembly in Bahrain
Caksa to propose to National Sports Council to finance Ice Hockey WC in Latvia
Kaunas: Emerging hub for product development
University of Tartu: Estonia aims to boost deep-tech start-up entrepreneurship
Lithuania Procures $36M Minimi Light Machine Guns From Belgium
Austria and Russia – ending the ‘special relationship’?
Growing focus on Arctic puts Greenland at higher risk of cyber attacks
Crimean Tatar Restaurateurs Send Message to Moscow
Armenia further downgrades participation in CSTO
A year after Germany’s “Sea Change,” policy change remains elusive
The EU’s Maritime Ambitions in the Indo-Pacific
Ukraine accuses Russian snipers of abusing child, gang raping mother
Ukraine orders evacuations from liberated city, as Russians creep closer again
Learning from Ukraine, Taiwan shows off its drones as key to ‘asymmetric warfare’
Sweden’s Stunning Smoke Free Success Provides a Road Map That Could Save Lives of Millions
Ukraine starts producing shells for Soviet-era tanks
Two Toxic Commodities, Two Crimean Wars, and Other Wrong Historical Analogies
Cyclone Freddy kills 190 in Malawi as rain complicates rescue efforts
Norway’s Cash From Direct Oil and Gas Ownership Hits Record
Returning to frontline, Ukrainian Leopard crews see their ‘cat’ as game-changer
Swedish leader: Finland likely to join NATO before Sweden
US military drone crashes into Black Sea after Russian intercept
Poland Backs Debut Homebuyers as Mortgage Gloom Stifles Demand
Norway buys US helicopters to replace European NH90s
Poland’s new liquefied natural gas tanker completes first delivery
Finland’s ‘Sisu’ looks poised to be the ‘John Wick’ of killing Nazis

1848 March 15: Hungarian Revolution of 1848
UK RAF and German jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace
‘Needed but overdue’: MPs want Communist Party of Lithuania labelled criminal organisation
President Karis: Estonia supports Georgia’s European path
Lithuania Prolongs State of Emergency at Border With Belarus & Kaliningrad Region Until May 2023
Captured Russian tank continues its tour of Estonia in Antsla, Valga
In Year Two of Russia’s War on Ukraine, Lithuanians On Guard
Estonia: Births down 9 percent on year to February 2023
Latvian Minister of Defence withstands no-trust vote
UK RAF and German jets scramble to intercept Russian aircraft close to Estonia
Latvian Saeima deputy gets community service for lying about herself
British, German jets combine to escort Russian plane near Estonian airspace
Luxembourg delegation in Latvia: Economic partnerships and support for Ukraine
Poland, Estonia, Lithuania demand tighter price cap on Russian oil
[Latvia] PM Kariņš: teachers’ strike would change nothing
Ukraine thanks Lithuania for naming Wagner terrorist organisation
Latvian energy market fairly diverse by EU standards
Economy in focus: Estonia
Pārdaugava business district construction work set to start
Sester and Šorin observing parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan
Lithuania marks Day of Rescuers of Lithuanian Jews for the first time
Dispute between Elering and private sector on Paldiski property continues
Abat Opens New Branches in China and Lithuania
Estonia’s trade with Central Asian countries explodes
Missing Lithuanian man found dead after 12 days in supermarket toilet
Belsat now registered in Latvia
UK, German fighter jets intercept Russian plane near Estonia
Rīga International Film Festival open for competition submissions
Top Estonian state officials set for 14 percent pay rise from April
Rural family doctors ask Latvian president to return state budget for repeated viewing
Estonia: Youth song festival participants, organizers take on e-dictation
China wants Russia to continue war in Ukraine, says Lithuanian president
Tennis chief: WTA stance on Russian players made Tallinn event complicated
Some signs that foreign tourists are returning to Latvia
Lithuania scraps customs attaché in Russia, sets up in Ukraine, UK
Estonia: Culture ministry unable to complete audit of Tallinn Music Week organizer
Finance Minister considering windfall tax on Latvian banks
Bank of Estonia: Q4 2022 current account deficit due to reduced exports growth
Prosecutors close probe into migrant’s death in Lithuania
Estonian exporters feeling stiff competition, says economist
Dairy farmers in Lithuania plan large protest next week
France deploys new Griffon armored vehicles to Estonia
Around 13,000 Russian citizens in Latvia face language exam pressure
‘Dumpling alliance’: Ties grow between Taiwan and Eastern Europe
Kazakhstan’s importance on a rise for global and Latvian economy
Lithuania wants 54 new tanks in tweak to land forces layout
UK RAF and German Air Force Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft in first joint NATO air policing scramble
Polish PM meets with Latvian, Icelandic counterparts
Swiss court rejects wrestler Heiki Nabi’s appeal against doping ban
National Day of Lithuania, Islamabad
Estonia: Possible coalition planning on ditching ‘protection money’ scheme
Kariņš gives strong backing to Ukraine’s EU and NATO bids
Estonia: : Recent election results clear signal to Russia, says Steinmeier
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry to focus on Lithuania to promote exports with EU
Estonia’s housing reno goals warned as unrealistic in 2021 analysis already
Latvia’s lack of set-aside provisions ruled unconstitutional
Howden acquires Liechtenstein broker to continue European expansion
What’s next for Luxembourg’s evolving funds industry?
In brief: banking regulatory framework in Andorra
The Basque Country, Catalonia and Valencia receive majority of electric car subsidies in Spain
Fake bombs and failed coup: Moldova smolders on border of Russia’s war
The Kremlin Has Its Eyes On Gagauzia – Analysis
Elbit awarded contracts to refit Romanian helicopters, jet trainers
Russian Court Sentences Crimean Tatar Activist To 10.5 Years In Prison On Charges He Rejects
Ex-NATO head visits Armenia, calling for Western military aid
Artsakh Warns of Baku’s Plans to Ethnically Cleanse Armenians
Russia’s Military Failures in Ukraine a Direct Threat to Abkhazia and ‘South Ossetia’
Uzbek Parliament’s Upper Chamber Approves Bill On New Constitution, Opens Path For Mirziyoev’s Third Term
As Russia looms, US seeks influence in West Africa’s fight against Islamists
Pope John Paul II and pedophile priests becomes Poland’s top political issue
The daily experience of Islamophobia in Germany
Finland Likely to Join NATO Before Sweden
Poland: CPI inflation peak behind us, but disinflation will be gradual
Brazilian researchers find ‘terrifying’ plastic rocks on remote island
Finland mulls introducing a health tax
DeSantis saying Ukraine support is not ‘vital’ national interest sparks backlash in GOP
Another term for Finland’s Sanna Marin?
Norway approves $1.1 billion MH-60R Seahawk deal for partial NH-90 fleet replacement
Russia says it will try to retrieve remains of U.S. drone
Denmark establishes $1 bln fund to aid Ukraine
Belarus Rights Group Says Scores Detained in new Clampdown
Poland’s pistol-packing justice minister raises eyebrows
European Athletics reaffirms position on Russia and Belarus
Exclusive: Britain and Japan to pay for most of fighter project agreed with Italy-sources
Elsälerhetverket imposes sales ban on Easee wall boxes in Sweden
Germany: Should Vladimir Putin’s Golden Book entries remain?
Inflation rises to new 26-year high of 18.4% in Poland
Germany hosts Israel’s prime minister in tense times
China blocks U.S. webcast of North Korea rights meeting at U.N.
The extent of corruption in Sweden may be underestimated
Norway to remain net power exporter to Germany, UK – TSO
Georgia’s Foreign Minister Visits Sweden, Discusses Bilateral Ties and EU Integration
Russia’s Spring Offensive in Ukraine Could Include Cyberattacks, Microsoft Says
North of Bakhmut, another key battle tests Ukraine’s defences
Analysis: Sweden faces recession as housing market troubles take toll on economy
Poland wants to be energy hub of Central Europe, PM says
Finland seems poised to join NATO – without Sweden, for now
Germany: Number of school pupils rises for 1st time in years
China coast guard enters disputed waters in East China Sea
Russian plot to sabotage Poland’s train lines to stop arms deliveries to Ukraine is uncovered
Schumer blasts DeSantis for Ukraine aid comments
Little League® Adds Finland to Its Roster of European Countries
Ukraine urges allies to stand their ground after incident between Russian fighter jet and US drone
Exclusive: Tons of uranium missing from Libyan site, IAEA tells member states
Scoop: Israel approves export licenses for anti-drone systems for Ukraine
EU lawmakers ask UEFA to exclude Belarus from Euros qualifiers
Turkey plans to ratify Finland’s NATO bid ahead of May polls -sources
Abortion pills at heart of reproductive rights challenges in Poland, US
Russia-Ukraine war: US general says drone crash part of Moscow’s increasing aggression
Finland replaces Russian Urals with oil from Norway, UK and US
Zagklis shuts down previous talks on Russia and Belarus’ return to competitions
Ukraine war: Florida’s Ron DeSantis invited to visit after ‘territorial dispute’ remarks
Debate in Norway about proposal of abortion in Constitution
Finland’s President To Meet Erdogan Over NATO Bid
Russia, Belarus To Compete With Flags, Anthems At Women’s World Boxing Championships

1846 March 16: Book Smugglers Day, Lithuania
1988 March 16: Halabja Massacre, Kurdistan
British surveillance aircraft patrols Baltic Sea
University of Tartu students stand in line for €20 handout
Lithuania repeats record success at CEE Business Services Awards 2023
Kalev/Cramo reach FIBA European basketball semi-finals for first time ever
Latvia: Teachers plan three-day strike in April
Estonia: Foreign minister calls for halving of US$60 Russian oil price cap
Rail Baltica plans procurement seminar
Estonia: Coalition negotiators so far undecided on state finances
Lithuania blocks online access of sanctioned Russian media
‘Red Fox’: interview with a Latvian sniper in Ukraine
Reports of children’s rights violations on the rise in Lithuania
Ministry: Estonia won’t agree to Europarliament’s energy efficiency of buildings plan
Gunay Afandiyeva holds meetings with Tatar and Karaim communities in Lithuania
Regulator applies for liquidation of Baltic International Bank
Lithuanian Finance Ministry to unveil tax reform package next week
Kariņš takes Kyiv express for official visit to Ukraine
Estonian president: NATO would not function as well as it does and EU would be much weaker without Germany
March 16 parade takes place in Rīga
Estonia: AI platform takes part in national e-dictation, throws in a few errors
Latvian women can expect to live a decade longer than men
Captured Russian tank moves on to Viljandi
Lithuanian parliament appoints three Constitutional Court justices
[Estonia] SDE, Reform split on building energy efficiency vote in European Parliament
Language Inspection calls for legal amendments requiring workers in service sector to be able to speak Lithuanian
Erik Gamzejev: What will we do with Ida-Viru County?
Alexandros’s Lithuania Call Up
Estonia: European Parliament’s building energy efficiency target unfeasible
Banks must make a much larger contribution to development of Latvia’s economy – Kazaks
Google Street View cars return to Estonia’s roads next week
Lithuania prepares for Lithuanian culture season in France
‘You can count on Germany,’ says Steinmeier after meeting Kallas
Lithuania Outlines Offshore Wind Auction Plans
Estonia: Government falls out over EU residential buildings renovation plan
A lesson for Israel, from Latvia
Estonia sending Ukraine sniper weapons, special forces gear
Lithuanian president welcomes Poland’s decision to send fighter jets to Ukraine
Estonia to transfer more weapons, special equipment to Ukraine
Landsbergis wants clarity; issues an ultimatum to Berlin
French Griffons and AMX-10s arrive in Estonia
Latvia grants Ukraine EUR 300 million worth of military aid – Shmyhal
Jets from Poland, guns from Estonia: NATO countries ramping up aid for Ukraine
Several hundreds of people remember Latvian Legionnaires by Freedom Monument in Riga
Legionella bacteria found at Tartu’s Aura Waterpark and Anne Sauna
Latvia: Presidential vote will take place on May 31
Finance Minister: Lithuanian banks will not share similar fate as two US banks that collapsed
Estonia Increases Minimum Funds Requirement for Short-Term Employment Under D Visa
Latvian Ministry of Transport to divert half of its budget towards roads in 2023
Ridango introduces contactless payments to Lithuania buses
Karis to Steinmeier: Relations between Estonia, Germany ‘in a tailwind’
Corruption watchdog detains three in relation to scandalous Latvian army food procurement
The Future of Internet Access in Lithuania: Starlink Takes Flight
AU, An Estonian connection
Latvian Foreign Ministry strictly condemns Russia’s illegitimate referendum staged in Crimea nine years ago
Ukraine, Lithuania, and Vatican among targets of pro-Russian digital spies, claims analyst
University of Tartu researchers developing Estonia’s first lunar rover
Latvia to send USD 74 mn in new military assistance to Ukraine
Majority in neutral Switzerland back closer ties with NATO
Wallonia still significantly worse off in terms of internet connectivity
Dutch pro-farmers party wins big in provincial elections
UK bans TikTok on government devices following U.S. move
Croats are ‘the fattest nation’ in EU, health officials warn
10 super exciting Cyprus-based startups to watch in 2023!
Spain’s Crown Princess Leonor to start three-year military training
Moldova no longer needs Russian gas, minister says
Romania Guzzles Russian Gas
Azerbaijan signals possible military action as Karabakh talks falter
Public in Kyrgyzstan pressed from all sides by Russia’s war in Ukraine
Kazakhstan Impounds Property of Roscosmos Subsidiary
The EU in 2022: General report on the activities of the European Union
Critical Raw Materials: ensuring secure and sustainable supply chains for EU’s green and digital future
NATO and European Union launch task force on resilience of critical infrastructure
EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market
Fed likely to follow ECB’s playbook and hike interest rates next week
New Zealand government says its contribution to Horizon Europe could be ‘adjusted’ according to how many grants its researchers win
Denmark vulnerable to foreign bribery – report
World’s greatest places 2023: Aarhus, Denmark: The sea and the stars
Fragile unity: Why Europeans are coming together on Ukraine (and what might drive them apart)
Apple supplier Foxconn wins AirPod order, plans $200 million factory in India
Denmark to host COP28
Sweden rediscovers poverty as inflation soars
Belarus and China’s deepening ties are dangerous for human rights
Can China broker peace between Russia and Ukraine?
Denmark confirms door is closed to Russia in Nord Stream blast investigation
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Pushed Finland and Sweden Toward NATO
Has Belarus’s Support for Russia’s War Gone Unrewarded?
Poland breaks up Russian spy network, says minister
Norway rejects electricity cable project with Scotland
Defense minister denies German military is ‘a mess’
New training programme to help cities in Poland integrate refugees and migrants
India approves purchase of military equipment worth $8.5 bln
Christian Democrats support controversial move to expand abortion rights in Sweden
The EU needs to extend solidarity to Belarusian dissidents
Poland detains nine accused of spying for Russia
U.S. military conducts first maritime drills with West African forces
British Army announces new artillery deal with Sweden
Poland will send fighter jets to Ukraine, the first NATO country to do so
Polish, Czech leaders discuss regional security, energy
Some Russian abuses in Ukraine may be crimes against humanity – UN inquiry finds
Taiwan Urged to Adopt Finland’s Military Reservist Concept
Germany to put 2 percent NATO spending pledge in writing
Hungary pressures EU by delaying Finland, Sweden NATO vote
Mortars, artillery and small arms fire as battle for Bakhmut rages
Poland breaks with NATO allies by pledging to send fighter jets to Ukraine
New European Bauhaus: launch of capacity-building programme to start Ukraine’s reconstruction
Germany welcomes EU plans to lead global shift to climate-neutral industry
Saddam’s rusting yacht serves as picnic spot for Iraqi fishermen
As war rages in Ukraine, is Moldova on the brink of conflict?

461 March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland
1944 March 17: Memorandum Demanding Restoration of Independent Latvia
How are Ukrainian soldiers trained in Estonia doing?
LRT English Newsletter: No Russian TV for you
Russian pilots more mindful over Baltic Sea than Black Sea
Lithuania to send ammunition, vehicles to Ukraine – minister
Latvia: Criminal case launched over army rations
IRS includes Lithuania in approved KYC country list – what does it mean for the fintech hub?
CoE Secretary General on official visit to Latvia
Lithuanian Orthodox Church says it’s moving toward autonomy
Latvia: ‘Crystal Arrow’ military drills taking place next week
Socialist Victory Signals Leftist Shift in Lithuania
35 more Russians declared personae non gratae in Latvia
Lithuanian troops, French fighter jets to conduct drills over Curonian Spit
Tallinn Song Festival Grounds prepares for FIS Cross-Country World Cup
Latvia: Housing prices up nearly 10% in a year
NHL Stanley Cup arrives in Estonia
Lithuanian Post suspends parcel service to Russia
Estonia: SDE will be balancing element in planned government
Four Latvian women social entrepreneurs make European top 100 list
Eurozone Inflation Softens While Wages Soar in Q4
Lithuania detained 231 people for smuggling migrants in 2022
Estonia: Cyber crime fell 25 percent on year to 2022
Latvian Foreign Minister: it cannot be tolerated that Russian Federation citizens are employed in Council of Europe’s institutions
Estonia’s e-governance revolution is hailed as a voting success – so why are some US states pulling in the opposite direction?
Stronger support for Ukraine is needed, Lithuanian Defense Minister at Ramstein group meeting
First parts of new kindergarten building leave Pärnu for Ovruch, Ukraine
Latvia likely to hold presidential elections in May
Lithuania extends Orthodox Metropolitan Inokentiy’s residence permit
In Estonia, backing Ukraine isn’t controversial … but gay marriage is
Lithuania to prep military fortifications
Funeral service for first Estonian to fall in Ukraine war held in Kyiv
Strasbourg allows Lithuania to intervene in Ukraine vs Russia case
Disgraced MP Grevcova leaves party but will carry on in Saeima
EuroLeague: Victory for Olympiacos in Lithuania secures place in playoffs
Latvian Russian Union warned about future conduct
Irish Taoiseach and ambassador wish Estonians happy St. Patrick’s Day
Constantinople Patriarch to visit Lithuania next week
Turkish president: Finland NATO membership ratification to get underway
Eurostat: Latvia’s inflation higher than average in EU and Eurozone in February
Reform-Eesti 200-SDE coalition would make education mandatory up to age 18
Estonia’s ex-president Kaljulaid awarded Germany’s top decoration
Vitenbergs denies Latvia received immediate offer to buy cheap US gas in 2022
Winter Vivern APT Group Targeting Indian, Lithuanian, Slovakian, and Vatican Officials
I Left Nigeria for Peace of Mind in Estonia – Abroad Life
Could you happily retire to South Korea or Lithuania?
Latvian athletes state funding restored after temporarily withdrawn due to Russian participation
Pensive – Interview with Jonas Trukanas on Lithuania’s first slasher horror
Estonia to send more Sako sniper rifles and special forces equipment to Ukraine
Daiva Rakauskaitė becomes the CEO of Lithuanian Business Angels Fund
Igors Petrovs death: Pair convicted over river body killing
Awards 2022 | Best small fish farm support vessel – Grønarók – Mest shipyard
World losing forests the size of Iceland – every year
The story of St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland… from Wales
Internet in San Marino
Montenegro’s presidential election is a litmus test of Russian influence in the Western Balkans
‘We Don’t Forget’: Serbs Commemorate Deadly 2004 Unrest in Kosovo
Sofia ‘Concerned’ as North Macedonia Rejects Bulgarian Club’s ‘Offensive’ Name
In low-wage Portugal, Europe’s housing crisis bites deep
Secret document reveals Russia’s 10-year plan to destabilize Moldova
Moldovan Parliament Approves Final Reading Of Romanian Language Bill
No risk of war in Moldova while Ukraine holds out – President Sandu
Population-centric: Lessons from Russia’s hybrid war in Moldova
How Russia Aims to Stop Moldova’s Pro-Western Path
In Bulgaria, Russian Trolls Are Winning the Information War
Russia May Be Preparing for ‘Forced Evacuation’ of Crimea
Taliban threaten water resources of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan
Russian Stand-up Comic Censored In Uzbekistan
Another Group Of Karakalpak Activists Handed Prison Terms In Uzbekistan Over Protests In 2022
Time for Ukraine to Enter the EU Common Market
EU tags copper and nickel as strategic, but industry wants more
Secretary Blinken’s Call with European Union High Representative Borrell
State of the Union: EU industry to become greener and more independent
European Central Bank’s 50 basis point rate hike was the right call, former ECB president says
Israel, PA set for Sunday summit in Egypt as terror alerts rise before Ramadan
Poll indicates Democrats’ sympathies lie with Palestinians over Israel for 1st time
Australia buys 220 Tomahawk missiles from US following submarines deal
Japan, South Korea move to mend ties at landmark summit
Taiwan charges ex-MP and former admiral with spying for China
New Zealand joins US push to curb TikTok use on official phones with parliament ban
Slovakia to Provide Fighter Jets to Ukraine
UK selects Sweden’s Archer for interim artillery requirement, will ‘explore’ further purchases
Sweden sends Ukraine artillery, helps UK stock back up
Sweden and UK strike deal to get more artillery to Ukraine
Russian defence minister decorates pilots for downing U.S. drone
Germany to seek closer economic ties with Japan amid supply chain tension
Germany passes law to shrink its XXL parliament
UN rights chief urges Belarus to promptly release political detainees
Norway announces new green energy alliance with the EU
US urges Turkey to quickly ratify Sweden’s NATO bid
Germany Cancels World Cup Fencing Event After Russia, Belarus Readmitted
Belarus jails top news site managers for 12 years
Date Set For Trial Of Belarusian Activist Extradited From Russia
Turkey, Hungary to approve Finland’s NATO membership
War crimes court seeks Putin arrest over deportation of Ukraine’s children
Wagner convict fighters recount horror, thrill of Ukraine war
Belarus rights abuses may amount to ‘crime against humanity’
Denmark’s Prince Joachim To Move To Washington
EU tightens energy partnership with Norway, NATO
German minister to visit Taiwan despite Berlin’s push for dialogue with Beijing
Turkey’s Erdogan seals deal on Finland joining Nato
Norway’s Loke Marine Minerals acquires UK Seabed Resources in a move towards green tech

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Discovering the World through Languages: Deployed Soldiers’ Stories
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Lithuania: Central bank issues second coin in aid to Ukraine
Ukrainian troops undergoing training in Lithuania to become live-fire instructors
airBaltic CEO: Ljubljana should have its own airline
Estonian FM urges Council of Europe to fire Russian citizens still on staff
51.5% Increase in Number of Visitors at Latvia’s Tourist Accommodation Establishments in January
IIM Jammu inks pact with Estonian Business School for academic, research exchange
EU and Norway strike 2023 fisheries deal
U.S. leans on Honduras to rethink China switch, hopes for reprieve
Germany and Japan vow to deepen ties on defense and raw materials
Russia’s private Wagner army targets 30,000 new recruits by mid-May
Finnmarksløpet: Norway’s Long Distance Sled Dog Race
Germany to buy Airbus civil helicopter and convert for combat, Business Insider reports
An infamous Russian unit that downed a civilian plane in 2014 was active in Ukraine
Trump says he expects to be arrested on Tuesday in Manhattan DA case
Dirt cheap backup: Why Finland’s installation of the world’s 1st sand battery may be a game-changer
UBS examining takeover of Credit Suisse to stem banking turmoil
German Olympic Sports Federation supports continued Russia and Belarus ban but opposes boycott of Paris 2024
Poland, 1968: the last pogrom
Why Arms Control Will Not Come Back Any Time Soon
Channel Islands has some of the most scenic festivals in the world this year
Oscar nod for ‘The Quiet Girl’ puts ‘endangered’ Irish language centre stage
Royal Gibraltar Regiment trains partners in West Africa
Malta’s Ħal Far Charity Drag Racing Event Is Back – And Bigger Than Ever
Bosnian Serb Leader Threatens To Cut Diplomatic Ties With U.S., Britain
Egypt and Greece move forward on electricity interconnection project
Italy leaves children of same-sex parents in limbo
Kazakhstan election offers rare opening for independent voices
NATO is racing to arm its Russian borders. Can it find the weapons?
Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq
Earthquake response: Japan completes first NATO aid flight to Türkiye
Why Is Japan’s Kishida Travelling to India?
PA to attend security summit with Israel despite Hamas opposition
North Korea says 800,000 youth join military to ‘wipe out’ the US and ROK
Taiwan opens first Mandarin learning center in Brussels

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1990 March 21: Namibia Independence Day
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