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Tintinnabuli and the sacred: A view from Arvo Pärt’s archives, 1976-77
How students in Lithuanian town fought to keep school discos
Make Moldova great again: Putin’s face-saving prize
Thousands Turn Out for Anti-Government Protest in Prague

April 17/Nissan 27: Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day
1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria
1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields, Cambodia
British, German Air Force ‘Team Up’ To Intercept Russian Fighters & Spy Aircraft Over The Baltic Sea
Honouring Baltic Traditions in London: Funeral Services for Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania
Estonia issued 12 fines over pro-Russian social media posts this year so far
Project brings filmmaking education to young Latvians
16-year-old Eneli Jefimova wins swimming gold for Estonia in Sweden
Dance troupes across Latvia continue Song and Dance Festival preparations
North Estonian residents leave smallest environmental footprint
Conservatives, Freedom Party agree on coalition, work programme in Vilnius
Latvian government indulging in ‘political theater’ over teacher strike, says union
Ukraine and Impacted Countries Crisis – Emergency Appeal n° MGR65002, Federation-wide National Society Response Plan – Lithuania
Sharp drop in number of births so far this year in Latvia
Dutch troops deployed in Lithuania contribute to Baltic security – Nauseda
Inflation slowly losing steam in Latvia
Lithuania to assist Azerbaijan in addressing mine action – MFA
Ukraine and Impacted Countries Crisis – Emergency Appeal n° MGR65002, Federation-wide National Society Response Plan – Latvia
New group of Lithuanian instructors off to UK to train Ukrainian troops
War forced Ida-Viru County industrial park developers to change strategy
Private jet sold by Latvian company taken to Russia via Lithuania in possible circumvention of existing sanctions
Police question alleged author of graffiti at former Narva T-34 tank site
Vilnius to allow lawyers from Ukraine to work in Lithuania
Estonia’s new government takes office
Health services to be reduced during NATO summit in Vilnius
US military equipment in transit through Estonia, bound for Finland
€47 million made available to micro-businesses in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
Estonia, Angola working on digital cooperation
740 Ukrainians found refuge in Latvia in February
Spark enters Lithuania’s Kaunas with 100 electric vehicles
Six charged with money laundering activity at former Danske Bank Estonia
Lithuanian Partners Complete U.S. Army Flight Course
Reinsalu: Vladimir Kara-Murza serves as an example of courage for us all
Latvia condemns conviction of Kara-Murza, blacklists ten Russians in response
Korea: Deputy nat’l security adviser to attend NATO meeting in Lithuania
Estonia charges six ex-Danske Bank branch staff in money laundering case
Ice Hockey: GB face Latvia in Coventry on Sunday
Estonia will not allow Russians fleeing mobilization to cross border
SpaceX launches two satellites made by NanoAvionics in Lithuania
Estonia Indicts 6 Former Danske Workers in Dirty Money Case
Latvian banking sector is stable – Kazaks
Estonia’s new foreign minister heads to Finland on first official trip abroad
Lithuanians painted churches, Germans – poverty: how foreign artists saw Vilnius
The Estonian Airline Marabu receives its air operator certificate in record time and starts operating from Munich and Hamburg
Society not ready for menstrual leave, say Lithuanian employers
Riigikogu XV in numbers
Lithuania’s Vilvi Group takes full ownership of peer SIA Baltic Dairy Board
Estonian president nominates new coalition government
Readout of US Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr.’s Trip to Lithuania
Joint Statement from the United States, Japan, and Australia on the United Kingdom Joining the Blue Dot Network
Strategic Partnership Agreement between Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina to boost investment ties
How Spain is tackling driver shortages
Slovakia Gives Ukraine Remaining 9 of 13 Promised Warplanes
Unlawfully convicted Crimean Tatar Dzheparov ends his term in Russian prison
NATO Chiefs of Military Medical Services convene its 59th plenary session
Georgia’s Future Is a Coin Toss. U.S. Should Care
Central banks in a fragmenting world
Merkel’s legacy in focus as she receives Germany’s top honor
Former senior diplomats urge west to ‘go all in’ on military support for Ukraine
Stalled in Ukraine, the Kremlin increasingly turns to political theater
US warship sails through Taiwan Strait following China war games
European Games stand firm on Russia and Belarus ban
Slovakia joins Poland and Hungary in halting Ukraine grain imports
Norway to subsidize electric construction vehicles
China’s electric car drive, led by BYD, leaves global brands behind
Ukraine and Impacted Countries Crisis – Emergency Appeal n° MGR65002, Federation-wide National Society Response Plan – Belarus
Germany to examine China-made kit in its 5G networks over security concerns
EU rejects Ukraine grain bans by Poland and Hungary
US arrests two for setting up Chinese ‘secret police station’ in New York
Teachers in Denmark are using apps to audit their students’ moods
Norway unions begin first large-scale strike in two decades
German oil imports rose 8.5% in 2022, Russia biggest supplier
DeSantis escalates battle with Disney in new legislative push
‘This is Denmark’ spotlights the titans of Danish design
Europe’s largest nuclear reactor starts production in Finland after 14 year delay
Finland builds fence for defense amid Russian threats
Protests in Missouri after homeowner shoots Black teen
Germany Still Hasn’t Stepped Up
Russia, Belarus Competing in Hockey Tournaments Linked to War in Ukraine Ending
Sweden starts largest military exercise in over 25 years
Do some languages sound more beautiful than others?

1980 April 18: Zimbabwe Independence Day
NATO Allies and Partners take part in world’s largest cyber defence exercise
Latvia: For Stability! officially stripped of party logo
Renew Europe CoR member joins Estonian government
Growing share of higher education in employment in Latvia
Hydrogen valley founded in Estonia
Latvia: National Alliance supports potential second term for President Levits
Lithuania splits EU’s Rosatom sanctions into seven parts, has no plans to step back
Latvia: Teachers’ strike set to go ahead if wages don’t rise
Sweden plans to salvage the bow ramp of MS Estonia
Grants to be available to replace old heating systems in Latvia
Ukraine and Impacted Countries Crisis – Emergency Appeal n° MGR65002, Federation-wide National Society Response Plan – Estonia
Latvia’s mandatory defense service law officially proclaimed
Russians fly private planes to Moscow via Lithuanian airports – LRT Investigation
Estonia: State planning to borrow €1.3 billion in 2023
Spanish air defence system comes online in Latvia
Estonia’s New Government Faces Challenges in Stabilising Debt
Vilnius hosts first Cyber Champions Summit
Latvian project ‘She Rebuilds the World’ makes an impact in Africa
Riigikogu standing committees manned
Latvian citizen wanted for warfare against Ukraine
Recreational drug use on the increase in Estonia
Latvia ranks among the 20 safest countries for women to travel alone
Estonian written language sparked controversy even 400 year ago
Latvia to hold traditional May 4 film marathon
Lithuanians in New York battle to save century-old diaspora home
Minister urges Latvian investors to make Ghana preferred destination
Groups criticise Lithuania’s migrant pushback law, saying it mimics Hungary
Pevkur confirms NATO defense plans changes favor Estonia
POSCO International CEO meets with Lithuania’s transport minister
Desiree Mumm: Understanding soft and hard power diplomacy and why Estonia needs both
Ukrainian community center in Rīga moves location
Estonian social protection minister cuts benefits for large familes
Denmark, Lithuania DPAs carry out DPO reviews
Estonia: Russia to cancel Immortal Regiment marches
Armenia’s president Vahagn Khachaturyan to pay official visit to Lithuania
‘We have more in common than we realize’: Hunting unicorns at sTARTUp Day
Government approves teacher wage increase plan in Latvia
French Foreign Legionnaires practice battle tactics in Estonia
Lithuania pressing Baltic neighbours for early disconnect from BRELL
Number of newborns in Estonia has stayed below 1,000 a month since October
Vilnius signs €38m deal to purchase new trolleybuses
Ratas to run for European Parliament in 2024
Latvian government scrambles to approve teachers pay increase schedule
Helsinki hosts inaugural Baltic performing arts festival
Latvia’s population decline this century set to be EU’s steepest
NATO launches world’s largest cyber defense exercise in Estonia
‘Onion’ of sanctions: Lithuania proposes layered approach to sanctioning Russia’s Rosatom
Six former Danske staff charged in relation to €200BN Estonia ML scandal; “€10M of suspects’ assets identified”
Series of road fatalities in Lithuania rekindle concerns about traffic safety
Estonian Minister of Education hires 19-year-old adviser
Lithuania brings out new trump cards to convince neighbors to speed up synchronization
Haapsalu Early Music Festival announces anniversary program
Latvia: New law on compulsory military service
NATO will not be surrendering Baltic States: Estonian DefMin
Germany Joins Joint Armored Vehicle Program With Finland, Sweden, and Latvia
Cooperation with Nordica brings new airline, Marabu, to Estonia
“Children’s Forest:” The Lithuanian Pavilion Acts as an Educational Tool at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale
Estonian FM visits Finland on first official foreign trip
Lithuanian parlt speaker on migrant bill: we need balance between security, human rights
Estonia: Health Insurance Fund shortfall could reach €200 million
The stability of Libya and its neighbors is a priority for France
A Kayaker’s Guide to Channel Islands National Park
Montenegro, Kosovo sign open air deal
Montenegro Urged to Reinvestigate 1999 Killings of Kosovo Albanians
Taiwan’s Yageo to make biggest-ever greenfield investment in North Macedonia
“Free Migrant” Zone in Bosnia and Herzegovina
MEPs approve visa liberalisation with Kosovo
Moldova Bars Russian Delegation for Attempted Election Interference
CoE Commissioner reports numerous violations of rights of Crimean Tatars on occupied peninsula
Tajik Authorities Detain Another Brother Of Jailed Informal Leader Of Restive Gorno-Badakhshan Region
China’s Growing Economic Power in Uzbekistan
Chips Act: Council and European Parliament strike provisional deal
European Union gives green light to €43B Chips Act
Cyber: towards stronger EU capabilities for effective operational cooperation, solidarity and resilience
Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the need for a coherent strategy for EU-China relations
Poland willing to lift Ukraine grain transit ban if there is “100% guarantee” it will not enter local market
‘World’s longest’ purpose-built cycling tunnel opens in Norway
Poland starts construction of electronic barrier on Russian border
Ukraine war: US accuses Lula of parroting propaganda
Poland-Ukraine cross-border cooperation programme to launch call for municipalities from six oblasts in May
US diplomatic convoy fired on in Sudan, prompting warning from Blinken
Norway’s giant sovereign wealth fund says there’s money to be saved by identifying ‘rotten apples’
EBRD lends €42 million to support Cersanit in Poland and Ukraine
US Secretary of State Blinken to Northern Sweden for EU Meeting
Belarus-Indonesia forum to take place in May 2023
Sweden Hopes Turkey Approves NATO Membership After May Election
Ukraine invites Brazil’s Lula to visit, criticizes his peace efforts
Ukraine: EU and Germany deliver modular settlement for IDPs
Why Norway’s weak krone could be good news for the country
NATO Maritime Task Group flies the flag in Helsinki for the first time since Finland joins the alliance
European energy security boost: Norway puts Barents Sea gas pipeline back on agenda
Skis and service rifles: Finland ground forces prepare with Nato
Facing brutal climate math, US bets billions on direct air capture
Ukraine’s Longest Day
Sweden public radio exits Twitter, says audience already has
Analysis: Norway crude mops up in Europe as Russia’s Urals heads east
In bid to tap Arctic gas, Norway eyes pipeline connection to Barents Sea
Over 90% of Germany’s gas grid could be redundant by 2045, think-tank says
China ramps up construction on new Antarctic station –report
Denmark claims Russian vessels spotted days before Nord Stream explosion
Sweden’s Absolut vodka halts exports to Russia
Ukraine war: Putin visits occupied Kherson region in Ukraine
Moscow Faces Serious Obstacles in Making Karelia a ‘Second Kaliningrad’

April 19, 1940: Indigenous Peoples Day, Brazil
Latvian weightlifter Suharevs gets gold in European championship
Estonia Charges Former Danske Bank Staff With Money Laundering
Nationwide manhunt across Latvia for serial stalker and murder suspect
Lithuania, Armenia to deepen economic ties – presidents
Large solar park being built near Latvian-Russian border
No total defence in sight: Lithuania’s plans to prep society for war stall
Government allocates 4 million euros to Latvian language lessons for Ukrainians
Decision to salvage ferry Estonia’s bow ramp made jointly by Estonia, Sweden, Finland
Ukraine’s Friends in Latvia Show No Signs of Giving Up
Ignitis Group expands pumped hydro facility in Lithuania
Dignāja Manor to be turned into cancer rehabilitation center
Rīga mayor predicts breakthrough year of business investments
Infortar plans to expand into central European markets
Armenian president paying official visit to Lithuania
Russia’s Duma hits out at Estonia’s ‘repression’ of Russian minority
Lithuanian diplomat to head EU mission to Washington
Latvia: Official fired over military rations contract’s head: Latvia’s cyberspace still at high risk
Latvia State Security Service publishes English-language annual report
Bank of Estonia’s investment loss has no effect on public finances
Latvia searches for citizen who fought for Russia against Ukraine
NATO draws up Baltic defence plans, presents them to member states
Warning issued to Estonia re wanted Latvian murderer
New NATO plans will not surrender Baltics to Russian occupation – Estonian MoD
Estonia: Police will respond firmly to pro-war symbols in May 9 commemorations
Latvia cancels Skulte LNG project, but the Baltic reliance on gas persists
Viljandi takes Bolt e-scooters off its streets over liability wrangle
Lithuania sends ‘mixed signals’ to Belarusian opposition, says Seimas speaker
NBA legend Gary Payton pays a visit to Tallinn
People crossing into Latvia allege torture by security services
Estonia: Russian compatriots council split may have been due to court fears
Ukraine grain export via Lithuania would be ‘great opportunity’, says FM
Estonia to offer world’s first digital car registration service
Baltics to ‘take over’ Helsinki in new art festival
NATO Locked Shields cyber-defense exercise underway in Tallinn
Lithuanian MPs mull proposing joint military training area with Latvia
Priest detained for alleged sexual abuse against minor Marketplace will open the Finnish market to sellers
Jēkabpils murder case prompts discussion on stalking victim protection
MS Estonia’s bow ramp to be lifted and brought to Estonia for examination
Brussels calls on Lithuania to urgently regulate seasonal work
Latvia must plan how to strengthen energy infrastructure to grow share of renewable resources in economy – Levits
Estonia’s inflation slowed to 15.6 percent in March
Latvia cannot afford weak lending for another ten years – Kazaks
Actor and ballet dancer Väino Aren dies
Businesses in Latvia pay EUR 9.86 billion in taxes in 2022
Minister hopes marriage equality bill reaches Riigikogu before Midsummer
Vilnius may detain Belarusian officers if they keep crossing into Lithuanian territory
Saeima committee insists on “doubling” share of Latvian products in stores
AEI investing EUR 92m in renewables in Lithuania, Poland
Three parties sign new coalition agreement in Narva
19th Edition Of Top! Volleyball Cup Brings Together More Than 4,100 Pupils In Latvia
EU agreement fails to increase trade between Estonia, Ukraine
‘Concrete steps’ needed for Ukraine’s NATO membership at Vilnius summit
Luxembourg’s Bettel lashes out against Orbán over LGBTI law
‘Translations’ brings the Irish language struggle to life
Kosovo visa liberalisation causes stir in Belgrade
Water rationed in Catalonia as drought bites deeper
Books and roses from London to Tokyo: where to celebrate Sant Jordi around the globe
Italian minister sparks fury for saying immigration leads to ‘ethnic replacement’
Moldova Expels Russian Embassy Employee Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ At Chisinau Airport
Netherlands opens full embassy in Moldova
EU draws up Moldova anti-coup sanctions
Hungary: Innovation, technology and research
Ukraine: Black Sea grain deal ship inspections are resuming
Welcoming Croatia to the family: what’s changed at the ECB?
Bolshoi ballet about Nureyev dropped due to ban on ‘LGBT propaganda’
Everyday philosophy: Immanuel Kant and racial liberalism
Ukraine summons ambassador after Belarus president meets separatist Donetsk head
Finland requires guarantees from Israel on missile system deliveries
Russia, Belarus denied entry to Olympic men’s basketball qualifying
The Mentality That Finland’s Mandatory Military Service Brings to NATO
Poland marks 80 years since Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Ukraine faces grain export problems despite ship checks resuming
NBA star Lauri Markkanen undertaking military service in Finland
SkyShowtime makes its presence felt in Poland
Power cable connecting Finland and Sweden suffers outage
Jurors in murder case against Kaliningrad neonatologists say judge pressured them to deliver guilty verdict
Hand over $1B of Russian ‘blood money,’ Ukraine tells Shell
Vattenfall plans major investments for new hydropower in Sweden
Russian oppositionist Ilya Yashin loses appeal against jail term
Denmark Arrests Eight People on Power Price Manipulation Charge
Austin Hopes NATO Partnership for Sweden by Summer
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy inspects frontier with Belarus and Poland
Germany to ban new gas and oil heating from next year
Denmark Launches World’s First Power-to-X Tender
Norway: Russia Acting Constructively Regarding Transfer of Arctic Council Chairship
Russia might have figured out how to block Starlink

Lithuania: Gas consumption almost halved in the first quarter of the year
Obscure Nazi concentration camp in Latvia put back on map by art professor
Estonia: Automated border crossing opens up in Setomaa
Major Israeli Arms Deal Created Diplomatic Crisis With Lithuania
Applications open for first draft into Latvia’s state defense service
University of Tartu joins efforts to boost Estonian hydrogen economy
Same job, different pay: the story of two physics teachers in Latvia
Kalev Wins Best Film at Estonian Film and Television Awards for 2022
Civilian experts in Latvian international missions discussed
German diplomat: EU should have one single army – interview
Estonia: Producer price index down for the third month in a row
Concerning figures of road deaths this year in Latvia
Latvia: Demonstration calls for dismissal of Ogre mayor Helmanis
Win a place at an exclusive invitation-only Visit Estonia event in London
Candle thrown at Belarus embassy in Vilnius causes small fire
Estonia Opens Trade Office with Eight Companies Announcing Entry Into The Kenyan Market.
The problem of Russia’s international accountability
French and Chinese experts join Rīga film festival team
Deepening economic cooperation between Latvia and Benin
‘Deep Tech Atelier’ taking place in Rīga
Rail Baltica notes presence of diverse wildlife
Estonia’s Ratas to contest EP elections
2023 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship: U.S. overpowers Latvia
Ministry petitioned over Estonian law firm calling itself ‘Kalashnikov’
Survey data shows Egils Levits has the lowest rating in the history of Latvian presidents
Estonia’s new government holds first meeting at Stenbock House
Latvia: Retirement age could be raised when people start living longer – Silina
Latvian central bank to publish banking ‘rate card’
Graph shows presidential ratings in Latvia from 1996 to 2023
Lithuania’s deputy finance minister resigns over conflict of interests
As Baltics expect new NATO defence plans, there’s no agreement yet – Lithuanian ambassador
[Estonia] Prime minister: VAT, income tax hikes a ‘national defense levy’
Vilnius to host historic exhibition of King Sigismund’s 16-century tapestries
Tartu bikeshare system at risk as Canadian firm faces financial issues
Surprise Tax Hike Brings Estonia’s Popular Leader Under Pressure
Latvia: Sufficient response to voluntary defense service, says minister
Crypto Exchange Bitget Completes Crypto Registration In Lithuania
Estonia sending more ammunition to Ukraine
Tartu’s Car-Free Avenue returns again this summer
Bank windfall tax makes way through Lithuanian parliament
Lithuanian parliament overrides presidential veto on sanctions for Russians, Belarusians
11 foreign affairs committees call for Kremlin critic Kara-Murza’s release
Emergency services putting out fire in Tartu city center
No fireworks on May 9 in Latvia
Belarus: Lukashenka’s regime turns focus on Lithuanian minority
Monaco, most expensive destination in the world?
Switzerland and UK conclude security partnership
‘Simply inexplicable’: Wallonia’s finances are becoming increasingly unsustainable
How i won The Tour of Flanders: from The Classics Issue
Belgium troubled by Russian ‘intelligence gathering’ ships in territorial waters
Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France
Oklahoma, United Kingdom pledge to increase trade
Denmark Seeks New Air Defense Radar to Monitor North Atlantic
NATO boosts capability on Northern Flank with major Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise
Why filmmakers in Greenland are having a “big moment”
North Macedonia: Lufthansa, Wizz Air Secure Subsidies
‘Immediate Response 2023’ will not be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian Serb Farmers Await Grants to Buy Hungarian Machinery
Serbia reiterates opposition to Kosovo’s UN membership bid
European Parliament: EU accession negotiations with Moldova must start by the end of 2023
Putin’s cronies buying up Google ads in Moldova asking public to ‘overthrow’ government
Hungary adds honey, other products to Ukraine import ban
Czech Republic: Efforts to fight disinformation grind to a halt
Accelerating learning recovery for all in Romania
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Optimize Middle Corridor
Israel cements ties to Turkmenistan on Iran’s border
Kyrgyzstan Leader Says Switch To Latin Script ‘Premature’
Man From Russia’s Kalmykia Deemed Asylum Seeker In Kazakhstan After Fleeing Army
Lawyer Calls On Uzbek President To Stop ‘Torturing Political Prisoner’ Tajimuratov
Secretary General in Kyiv: NATO stands with Ukraine
The Graphic Truth: No need to liberate Canada
Canada federal workers launch largest strike in decades
Uganda president won’t sign anti-LGBT right bill — for now
Peru Ruling a Victory for LGBT Equality
Hungary’s Christian LGBT community hopes Pope visit will heal social wounds
HBO Max Follows Finland’s Historic Female Cabinet for Documentary Series ‘First Five’
Obituary: Marianne Miller, born in 1925 in Konigsberg
Poland’s heat pump moment
Germany’s foreign minister: Parts of China trip ‘more than shocking’
Ford F-150 Lightning finally joins European market, beginning sales in EV-centric Norway
How Germany’s top fintech is struggling to grow up
Poland positions itself in second place among blueberry-producing and exporting countries
Russia expands war recruitment drive with video ad calling for ‘real’ men
What to Expect From Ukraine’s Counter-Offensive
A protein extracted from squid may help increase tissue growth for regenerative medicine
Poland’s population to shrink 23% by 2100 and old-age dependency ratio to double
Israel in advanced talks with Germany to sell Arrow-3 missile defense
Three German airports empty as transport strikes begin
EU nominates new ambassadors to Armenia and Ukraine and chargé d’affaires in Belarus
India PM Speaks With Danish Counterpart, Reviews Progress Of Green Strategic Partnership
Exclusive: Pakistan makes its first purchase of discounted Russian oil
Blinding flash over Kyiv was probably meteor, says Ukraine space agency
Ukraine joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
Denmark and Netherlands join forces to send more Leopard tanks to Ukraine
Exclusive: The Russian military commandant who oversaw reign of fear in Ukraine town
Belarus, Malaysia discuss military ties
Ukrainian counteroffensive looms as Putin leans on Wagner
FIBA bans Russia and Belarus from EuroBasket 2025
Protesters storm Paris Euronext building in anger over pension law
Russia preparing to wage underwater war around Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland?
Norway proposes opening Germany-sized area of its continental shelf to deep-sea mining
Sweden joins Denmark in push to annul EU’s minimum wage directive
S.Korea summons Chinese ambassador over reaction to Yoon’s Taiwan remarks
EU, Norway plan cooperation on carbon capture, hydrogen, draft shows
Ukraine’s Odesa is alive and joking despite shelling, blackouts
US war game on Taiwan shows need for ‘decisive action’ to boost arms
Germany: Immigrants made up over 18% of 2022 population
Norway’s ComplAI raises $1.7 million to make auditing easy
World could face record temperatures in 2023 as El Nino returns
NATO Bid Puts Pressure on Sweden’s Domestic Politics
Israel to halt express services for immigrants from Russia and Belarus
Argentine peso hits record low in black market as economy creaks
Denmark lifts restrictions on sailing near site of Nord Stream pipeline leaks
2023 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship: Sweden smashes Canada in opener
Republican-led ban on transgender student athletes passes US House, moves to Senate
China finds unlikely allies in Germany’s far right and far left
Strike in Norway’s private sector ends
Insider job: Ukraine targets high-level double agents who helped Putin invade

Knowledge gap between Latvia’s urban and rural students
Russian Neighbor to Cut Power Grid Ties in Independence Test
Presidents of Estonia and Latvia to meet with Rail Baltica implementers and visit construction site of Riga Central Station
Lithuania to assist Azerbaijan in addressing mine action – MFA
Estonia Aims to Curb Deficit to 3%: Minister in Eesti Paevaleht
Lithuanian writer Markas Zingeris passes away
Teachers’ union ready to ask for Latvian PM’s resignation
AS Tallinna Sadam : Hydrogen Valley Estonia established to boost the development of a hydrogen economy
Baltic, Polish politicians to meet in Latvia next week
EU funds earmarked to develop Ida-Viru County lifelong learning curricula
May 4 celebration events program for Rīga released
Finland seeks other trade routes due to threats in Baltics
Latvia and Czech Republic share common understanding of security challenges – Saeima speaker
Zelensky to attend NATO summit in Vilnius
Why are Rīga Airport passengers standing outside?
Judo: Federation Friday: Estonia
Latvian government debt still low by EU standards
Defmins of Estonia, Ukraine sign defense cooperation agreement
Italy’s Marcegaglia buys Russian steelmaker Severstal’s Latvia unit
Lithuania accepts 3.2GW of renewables requests
Latvian and Czech Foreign Ministers meet in Rīga
Fewer cruise ships visit Lithuania due to war in Ukraine, port rep says
Liisa Pakosta elected chair of Riigikogu’s EU Affairs Committee
Latvia’s state budget deficit at 4.4% of GDP in 2022
Estonian Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Kersti Eesmaa presents credentials
Foreign Investors Council to present its annual snapshot of the Latvian business world
Estonia: Real estate transactions continued to fall in Q1 2023
Vilnius court rejects request to register same-sex partnership
Volunteers And Refugees In Estonia Weave Camouflage Nets For The Ukrainian Army
Akmenes Cementas warns of increase of tax on imported coal in Lithuania
Estonia’s national debt still lowest in EU, despite rising the most rapidly
Dialogue and joint work needed for future of Latvian children, not ultimatums – Karins
Estonian Basketball Association applies to host Olympic pre-qualifiers
Two-seater plane crashes in Lithuania’s Tauragė
Swedish civil defense minister: MS Estonia ferry investigation should be continued
In wake of nepotism allegations, Lithuania’s government appoints new economy vice minister
Latvian government adopts teacher wage raise schedule
Tatars propose commemorating former mosque in Vilnius
Armenia, Lithuania sign Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in technology, innovation
Sweden-Iceland team triumphs at Locked Shields 2023 Cyber Defense Exercise
Lithuania’s border protection law to allow ‘volunteer’ patrols to use violence against asylum seekers
Estonia plans quick loans advertisement ban
Cyberattacks against Estonia’s vital service providers are rising
Latvian FM thanks the Czech Republic for its contribution to strengthening of the Baltic region’s security
Giant Crypto Exchange Bitget Completed Registration in Lithuania
U.S. Military Chiefs Say Increasing Ukraine’s Air-Defense Capability Most Urgent Critical Task
‘We have to re-adapt quickly to a long-term threat’: Ex-Estonian president Kaljulaid
Finland stays perfect versus Latvia
Stirling ice hockey talent gets Scotland call-up for Latvia test
Estonia: Latvia Wins Eurovisiooni laulud 2023 Show Five
Estonian FM Tsahkna in Stockholm: the cooperation of Estonia and Sweden is stronger than ever
Czech Minister Lipavský visited Latvia
Living costs in Belgium rose twice as fast as wages last year
Netherlands Wants Fewer International Students at Universities
France is ‘available’ to stand by Guinea in transition
Sudan – France fully supports the call for an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire
France’s economy minister extends electricity subsidies to 2025
The hidden heart of Cornwall
Greenwashing Landscape: Existing and Forthcoming Legislation in the United Kingdom and European Union
12 teams prepare for IHF Men’s Emerging Nations Championship in Varna
Up Helly Aa: Burn A Viking Longship & More In This Wild Scottish Festival
A trawler suspected of espionage has had a stopover in Iceland
United States – Iceland Strategic Dialogue
The level of surveillance is increasing and will increase even more
TikTok decision harder for Ireland than other countries
Councillor suspended for ‘Wales for Welsh people’ comments
China grants 2.7 mln euro to Montenegro for bridge reconstruction
Slovenia: Africa Day International Conference brings together participants from 50 countries
Frontex deploys guards at border between Greece, North Macedonia
Albania cancels visa-free travel for Russian citizens
Albanian herb farmers turn to foreign workers amid labour shortage
Portugal’s government in hot water as TAP airline scandal deepens
Brazil’s Lula met with protests in Portugal over Ukraine comments
Best places to celebrate Sant Jordi 2023 in Catalonia
Italy’s new tourism ambassador is Botticelli’s Venus, brought to life by AI
Moldova confirms gradual and selective withdrawal from CIS agreements
Westinghouse partners with Cameco, Urenco on nuclear fuel supply for Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP
‘What?!’ Orbán throws cold water on Ukraine’s NATO hopes
Hungary central bank to leave base rate steady at 13% next week
Czech Republic considers Vietnam most important SEA partner
Romania and Poland lift ban on Ukrainian grain while awaiting EU decision
In Romania, disinfo has found a cosy spot inside traditional media
Tajikistan Buys Presidential Plane From Mexico For $92 Million
All Nato members have agreed Ukraine will eventually join, says Stoltenberg
NATO Deputy Secretary General stresses closer cooperation with Indo-Pacific partners
European Union: New Social Security Rules for Cross-border Remote Workers
European Union adopts law to ban products driving deforestation
ECB says 16 euro zone banks fall short of climate demands, may face penalties
Canada and Volkswagen lay out plans for $15bn gigafactory
China’s foreign minister warns against interference in Taiwan
Taiwan foreign minister warns of conflict with China in 2027
Both sides of Taiwan Strait belong to Beijing: China’s FM
After historic storm in New Zealand, Māori leaders call for disaster relief and rights
How Putin Inadvertently Boosted Support for LGBT Rights in Ukraine

All set for Division I Group B in Tallinn
University of Tartu Joins Efforts to Boost Hydrogen Economy In Estonia
Latvia to provide Ukraine with Stinger anti aircraft systems
Benefits of starting a business in Lithuania
Russian Fertilizer Seized in Latvia Sent to Kenya by UN Agency
How Lithuania’s ‘most Russian town’ lives one year into the war
S. Korea urges global cooperation on N.K. nuclear issue at NATO meeting
FIFA represented at Latvian Women in Sport conference
The view from Finland: with or without NATO, you need to be able to defend your country
So what’s the deal with Ukraine’s spring offensive?
Finland’s birth rate drops to lowest on record since 1776
The Ukraine counter-offensive: How, where and when
Germany names new ambassador to Poland
Why you should care about Belarus
Russian and Belarusian archers to be allowed to return as neutrals
Germany clashes with other EU states on pharma regulation overhaul
Russia announces “reciprocal” expulsion of more than 20 German diplomats
Netherlands Turns Hawkish on China as EU Splits
Worst oil spill in Britain happened off Cornwall almost 60 years ago
Alba MP claims Scotland will be sending £2trillion of energy to rest of UK by 2030
Manx mobile networks not included in UK emergency-alert system
Former US president Trump to visit Ireland next month
Vatican Sends Relic Of True Cross To Britain’s King Charles
More Africans seek financial safety in Gibraltar
Air Malta has been ruined by PL and PN clientelism – ADPD
Republika Srpska: A 12-Month Forecast of the Bosnian Entity
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Brazil’s Embraer to build NATO-approved aircraft in Portugal
‘Our credibility must be safeguarded’: Cyprus in turmoil after Russia sanctions
Greece’s PM Mitsotakis Confirms General Election on May 21
Spain ships 10 Leopard tanks to Ukraine
Italy Offers To Leave Belt and Road Initiative for Taiwan Chip Deal
Hungary’s president vetoes cruel bill letting people ‘report’ same-sex parents to authorities
Nearly one-third of Crimean political prisoners now on peninsula, rest deported to Russia
India-Iran-Armenia launch trilateral to create corridor to Russia & Europe
Australia prepares more assertive military stance to deter conflict
Australia eases pathway to citizenship for New Zealanders
Biden to pledge ‘substantial’ steps to deter nuclear attack on South Korea
Japan prepared to shoot down North Korean spy satellite rocket if necessary, minister says

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day
1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic
1915 April 25: Anzac Day in Australia, New Zealand etc.
April 25/1948 Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day
1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal
1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country
1986 April 26: Chernobyl nuclear disaster
1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day
1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day
1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections
1841 April 28: Saint Pierre Chanel Day, Wallis and Futuna: patron saint of of Futuna