Surviving Chinese Clanger

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day
Exhibition in Vilnius brings out old masters from Ukraine’s collections
Seized Russian fertilizers sent to Kenya from Latvia
Baltic continues to rely on gas, despite turn away from Moscow
‘Verboom 4’ exercises start at Ādaži base
Vilnius inaugurates Japanese Garden
Ice Hockey: Estonia prevails in shootout
Baltic states dismayed after Chinese official questions their sovereignty
Estonia unaffected by Lithuania’s electricity system disconnection test
Justin Trudeau and NATO: The problem with Canadian defence isn’t cash, it’s culture

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic
Denmark and Sweden meet Russian aircraft together
Around 150 Ukrainian refugee children born in Latvia
NATO defense plans will add little in terms of troop presence in Estonia
Roadblocks and no-fly zone: Vilnius braces for NATO summit disruptions
Rail Baltica project faces money issues in Latvia
Lithuania’s FM Landsbergis: “It’s time to ask aloud — do we still want to be dangerously dependent on China?”
Estonia plans to give children the right to know if they’re adopted
Latvia’s teachers begin three-day strike
Lithuania sends 3 radars to Ukraine, 13 more are on their way
Estonia: Health Insurance Fund feels work of family doctors needs reorganizing
Investment environment in Latvia has deteriorated – foreign investors
Finland and Estonia deepen cross-border digital partnerships
Lithuania completes electricity grid test, ‘giant step towards energy independence’
Port of Tallinn expects 120,000 cruise tourists this season
China says it respects sovereignty of post-Soviet states following outcry over ambassador’s statements
Canada 4-1 at mixed doubles curling worlds, tied with Estonia atop Group A
Ukraine War Prompts Latvia to Re-Think Its Defenses
New NATO defence plans meet Lithuania’s expectations – president
Half of Latvian population read a book in 2022
Estonia as the car tax black sheep of Europe
National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Traditional Film Marathon for 4 May 2023
Estonia: Effects of tax hikes should be the focus instead of growth
Russia demolishes monument to Lithuanian, Polish deportees
Estonian State Secretary: Reorganizing ministries will increase cooperation
Latvia goes all-in on Stingers for Ukraine
Estonian government finishes bill to cut back family benefits
Wiwi Jury: Latvia’s Sudden Lights with “Aija”
Tallink planning to lay off 400 employees in Estonia
Lithuanian railways pilots Starlink internet
OSCE organized a study visit to Estonia and Finland for the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Lithuanian officials eager to ‘remove obstacles’ for developing arms industry
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas makes first visit to Ukraine
South Korea plans to open embassy in Lithuania
Latvia: Healthcare workers might strike in autumn
Baltic states summon Chinese envoys to protest statements questioning their sovereignty
Estonian disc golfer Kristin Tattar wins Champions Cup in Appling, USA
U.S. experts training Latvian officials on countering financial crime
Lithuania to decide on withdrawal from Russia-Baltic power treaty by Aug. 6
Ukrainian president, Estonian premier discuss bolstering Kyiv’s front-line capabilities
Lithuanian president hopes Baltic countries will withdraw from BRELL, synchronize together
Hundreds of people struggling to pay their home loan, according to Estonian cbank
Ice Hockey: Latvia edges Norway for QF berth
Ice Hockey: Estonia takes 2nd straight win
Greenland Has Climate Change-Fighting Minerals. Will it Mine Them?
The San Marino Pavilion Distinguishes Between Host and Guest at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale
What Spain, Greece and Italy are doing to fight rampant youth unemployment
Growing stock exchanges are closely examining what the Warsaw Stock Exchange has to offer
ECB publishes progress report on digital euro and study on possible features of a digital wallet
Nationaldagen: Sweden’s national day explained
EU, Norway seal ‘Green Alliance’ to tackle climate change

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
Estonia’s real estate market showing signs of recovery
Latvia: Public initiative asks for Ukrainian song at Song and Dance Festival
“Whose side is Facebook on in this war?” Lithuanian activists ask
Latvian, Estonian presidents stress need for Ukraine’s accession to NATO
Despite visa bans, Russian residents in Lithuania on the rise
Soviet monument removal law returns to Riigikogu next month
NATO battlegroup Lithuania PzH 2000 artillery exercise
Estonian Competition Authority rejects Ryanair’s airport fee appeal
LIAA director: €1.9 billion potential future investments in Latvia
Prime Minister Kallas visits Ukraine: Estonia believes in Ukraine’s victory and future in the EU and NATO
Private helicopter barred from taking off from Lithuania to Russia
Kaja Kallas meets Polish prime minister in Warsaw on Tuesday
Illegal immigration risks on Latvia-Belarus border rise
Estonia: Ministries’ readiness to discharge national security tasks lacking
New exhibition at Vilnius’ MO Museum reveals city on the verge of historical shift
Latvia through the eyes of AI: Rīga Photomonth to begin
Lithuania legalises migrant pushbacks
Latvia: School down for closure hopes Poland will keep it alive
ERR in Ukraine: Kallas advises Kyiv to focus on NATO membership
Lithuanian FM says issue ‘closed’ after China clarifies ambassador’s remark
Goal should be more convenient data exchange between Latvia, Estonia – Karis
Lithuania Legalizes Migrant Pushbacks
Tallink Grupp prepares for lay-offs in Estonia and Latvia
Lithuania legalises migrant pushbacks
Poland, Estonia ‘too close to Russia to be neutral’: PM Morawiecki
Rimi Riga marathon to measure runners’ generated energy
Lithuania’s envoy calls Chinese ambassador’s comment on ex-Soviet states ‘unacceptable’
‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ wins best documentary award in San Francisco
‘I’d keep champagne in the fridge’ – Lithuanian FM on new Baltic defence plans
Chinese Studio Supreme Expands to Europe with Estonian Branch
NGOs to ask Lithuanian president to veto migrant pushback law
Narva replaces signs on streets previously named after Communist leaders
Latvia: EUR 1 million allocated for Ukrainian children’s informal education
Elering CEO Taavi Veskimägi to step down after 14 years
Little support for Istanbul Convention in Latvian parliament
Lithuania passes legislation allowing border guards to turn back migrants
Demonstration demands accountability after woman’s murder in Latvia
Lithuania to quit Russia-Baltic electricity power-share pact?
Estonian government bond interest rate rises to 3.68 percent
First two solar parks in Latvia to be completed by the end of 2023
Kallas: New NATO defense plans must be agreed by Vilnius summit
Estonia moves to digitize state exams by 2027
US-based Palantir Technologies plans to establish a regional hub of big data competencies in Vilnius
Estonia: Schools facing difficult choices over Ukrainian students’ progress
German and UK Eurofighter Typhoon jets over Estonia
Lithuanian rower completes solo journey across the Atlantic
Estonian FM: Bureaucracy must not hinder provision of ammunition to Ukraine
Faroe Islands warns Denmark not to probe Russian ships’ presence
Who are the Sámi?
Fears Sweden’s green transition threating reindeer herders’ way of life
New Azerbaijani-Armenian Tensions Flare Around Nagorno-Karabakh
UK and France demand ban on Russia, Belarus state-funded athletes
Russia deploys new tank in Ukraine that UK says commanders are ‘unlikely to trust’ in battle
Guatemala president pledges strong support for ‘Republic of Taiwan’
We need ‘cash support’: wind giant’s riposte as Germany seeks massive production boost
Why Sweden’s Nato accession is still on hold
Ukraine stages raids across Dnipro River as counteroffensive looms
Norway unveils 20 new offshore wind areas with floating to the fore
Denmark to help Ukraine repair and develop wind power capacity
Sweden launches research rocket, accidentally hits Norway
Sweden expels 5 Russian embassy staff for suspected spying
Eurojust assists Czech Republic and Finland in dismantling human trafficking network
Prosecutors open investigation into Polish opposition leader Tusk

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country
1986 April 26: Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Leaking Russia sanctions send floods of cash to ex-Soviet countries
[Latvia] Defense Minister: army food supply contract to be broken
Lithuania: First stage of Vilkas Infantry Fighting Vehicle acquisitions concludes
Rīga gradually takes down ‘tire mountain’ on Starta Street
In England and Estonia, ‘more motivated than ever’ Ukrainian soldiers are training for the spring offensive
PM Kariņš: Latvia should have mandatory health insurance
Pushkin’s monument in Rīga to be relocated
Russia, Belarus, China intelligence recruitment attempts detected in Lithuania last year
Economy in focus: Latvia
Lithuania summons Russian diplomat to protest demolition of Siberia deportees monument
Leaked documents reveal Russia’s plans for the Baltics
Judo: Latvia’s youth break on to world stage
Estonian Defense Forces have trained over 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers
Rīga plans to replace most street lighting
Producer prices up by 16.2% on year in Latvia
Estonians made average of 22 card payments in stores per month in Q1
New Vilnius mayor, council take oath of office
Cyber attacks on Latvian public sector quadrupled last year
Estonia set to acquire new sniper rifles from Finnish company
Latvia: EPPO arrests eight suspects in probe into €2.5 million fraud
[Estonia] Reform deputy chair Ligi: Government will not set minimum wage
Lithuania broadens criteria for declaring extreme situation over migration
Istanbul Convention has no support in Latvia’s society, says Saeima speaker
Two Lithuanian workers unintentionally cross into Belarus – border guards
Command elements of new NATO brigade could be deployed in Latvia this summer – Murniece
Lithuania ready to provide support in ensuring peace, security in South Caucasus – deputy FM
Poland, Latvia primary targets for Russian cyberattacks: cybersecurity agency
Three Russian planes identified above Baltic Sea
Estonia mulls lowering national election voting age to 16
Latvian government caves in to teachers’ demands and will divert additional funding
Swedbank: the Estonian economy to be in decline for the second year in a row
In a historic shift, Pope Francis allows women to vote at bishops’ meetings
Fire damages Russian cultural centre in Cyprus, Moscow cites ‘terrorist attack’
Russia Names New Peacekeeping Head as Tensions Rise Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
The referendum in Uzbekistan: What will change in regional policy
Poland – a partner in innovation and new technologies
China detains Taiwan-based man who published books critical of Communist Party
European lawmakers urge for Olympics ban on Russia, Belarus
German Air Force intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea
China’s Xi calls Ukraine’s Zelenskyy, after weeks of intensifying pressure to do so
Russia seizes subsidiaries of Finland’s Fortum and Germany’s Uniper
Microsoft launches its first datacenter region in Poland, bringing new opportunities to develop the digital economy
A glimpse of Sweden in NATO: Gotland could be a game-changer for Baltic defense

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
Latvia’s teachers return to work after three-day strike
Nordex receives an order from Lithuania for 63 MW of wind power
Ukrainian refugee integration center opens in Old Rīga
Vilnius is a safe bet for its 700th anniversary
Public outraged at planned waste incinerator near Rīga
Agriculture Minister: Ukrainian grain will not create problems in Lithuania
Latvia should focus on ‘smart immigration’, says Finance Minister
Lithuanian president signs migrant pushback bill into law
‘Healing center’ in Latvia accused of justifying war crimes
Estonia: Income tax changes to leave permanent hole in the budget
Some 3.8 percent of Lithuanian population live below absolute poverty line
Latvia sees no obstacles for EU to open accession talks with Moldova already this year – Rinkevics
Lithuania recognizes significance of Middle Corridor in improving connectivity between Europe and Asia
Survey: 36% of Latvian population support neither presidential candidate
Streaming platform tax to bring additional funds to Estonian state budget
Latvia participates in Leipzig Book fair
Estonian remotely controlled EV technology developer Elmo raises €2.6 million
DPD Latvia develops air quality monitoring program in Riga
Swedbank Estonia’s first-quarter earnings grew to €105 million euros
Latvia’s GDP flash estimate shows 0.7% growth in Q1
Estonia’s Võros declare themselves indigenous, want language recognized
Lithuania ready to help Moldova, says FM
EDF head: Russia should dissolve into many small countries with less power
Latvian police predict provocations on the 9th of May
How Russia deploys Baltic Sea topics to influence European scientists
New NATO defence plans for Baltics take note of Ukraine invasion
Kallas: Freedom of expression and defamation are not synonymous
Toms Platacis on the Frontline of Sanctions Implementation
Car tax comparison Finland, Latvia: Twofold difference in price is possible
Estonian Defense Forces company deployed to Iraq for overseas operation
Vilnius protests against Belarus decision to close Lithuanian association
China must position itself over Ukraine: Lithuania president
Luxury car value threshold raised in Latvia
Family benefits law amendments sent to Riigikogu for first reading
Who is the first Lithuanian to row solo across the Atlantic?
EDF prioritizes buying ammunition over non-urgent infrastructure projects
Russian invasion of Ukraine highlights national identity issues in Lithuania
Nordic, Baltic FMs pay first joint visit to Moldova
Austria rejects Romania’s Schengen timeline demand
How the Netherlands plans to spend €28bn on slashing emissions by 2030
Ireland Is Trapped in Its American Dream
Banking in Gibraltar: The Ultimate Guide
Slovenia sends new arms shipment to Ukraine
Golden Dawn Youths Invade North Macedonia Artist’s Exhibition in Greece
Largest Croatian bank reports mammoth profit in first quarter of 2023
There is no other path for Serbia and Kosovo than reaching a comprehensive agreement
‘What I saw was terrifying’: Britons land in Cyprus after Sudan escape
Two Crimean Tatar Activists Detained After Homes Searched
Uzbekistan: Slick campaign drums up support for new-look constitution
San Francisco is repealing its boycott of anti-LGBT states
Argentina to pay for Chinese imports in yuan rather than dollars
US adds Belarus, Bulgaria to intellectual property watch list
Russia digs in as Ukraine prepares to attack
Norway outlines major wind power development in Arctic waters
Why many Turks in Germany still vote for Erdogan
British and German jets intercept Russian aircraft
Finland’s new normal: former military generals elected to parliament
Opposition parties Poland 2050 and PSL form coalition ahead of elections
Finland’s PM-designate to seek alliance with far-right

1841 April 28: Saint Pierre Chanel Day, Wallis and Futuna: patron saint of of Futuna
TechChill 2023 taking place in Rīga, Latvia
Lithuania stresses priority of having NATO forces permanently stationed on its soil
Latvia sees biggest drone show so far
Lithuania’s EU commissioner sees 2024 as ‘realistic’ date for Baltic grid synchronization
Baltic, Nordic foreign ministers express support for Moldova
The Polish Heritage Days kick off in Estonia
Electricity prices in Latvia steadily dropping
Port of Tallinn chief: Cruise tourist numbers still low due to war fears
Lithuania plans to procure more Boxer vehicles
Estonia: Retail trade fell 13 percent on year to March 2023
Latvia believes the possibility of Russia using nuclear arms is minimal
Estonia: Judge Villem Lapimaa highest paid public servant
Nausėda says Scholz agreed on gradual deployment of German brigade in Lithuania
New Estonian government reveals tax plans, including income tax cut for the rich
Latvia releases Sputnik Lithuania editor on bail
Climate minister: What’s good for the climate is also good for the wallet
Latvia: Eight detained for attempted EU funds fraud
42nd Tartu Cycling Rally to take place during last weekend of May
Voith Hydro wins order to expand Kruonis pumped storage plant in Lithuania
Estonia: Transport Administration puts forward first concrete car tax plan
EDF Colonel: Russia plans to form new units close to Estonian border
Russian-language track to disappear from TV in Latvia
Estonia: Cyprus wins the sixth episode of Eurovisiooni laulud 2023 show!
Latvia’s retail trade down 9% on year in March
Lithuania’s crowdfunded radars to be delivered to Ukraine next week
Business environment down in all sectors in Latvia in April
People in Vilnius protest against Lithuania’s migrant pushback law
UN’s refugee agency criticises Lithuania’s pushback law
Estonian libretto for Rudolf Tobias’ oratorio discovered in old suitcase
Latvia to invest €5 million in Ukraine’s recovery
Vilnius residents receive bills for flags on national holidays
More Ukrainian refugees leaving Estonian than arriving
American teens strike the right chord with Celtic tunes during Cape Breton road trip
Iceland is leading in using optical fiber cable in Europe
Greenland Unveils Draft Constitution for Future Independence
Here’s the real reason the Vikings left Greenland
No more powers for Wales, says prime minister Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak says the people of Wales are ‘guinea pigs in Labour’s socialist experiment’
Kosovo’s divided nations
Russia has to ‘find a way out of’ its own mess, Portugal’s foreign minister says
Greece prepares for elections that may herald a new political era
Republic of Moldova: EU adopts a new sanctions framework to target actions aimed at destabilising the country
Moldova: EU grants to support independent media and protect national minorities rights
Pro-Russians Battle it out in Elections in Moldova’s Gagauzia
Slovakia’s first planned geothermal power plant completes EIA process
Pope’s visit to Hungary dominated by Ukraine war
Armenia Is Ready to Relinquish Nagorno-Karabakh: What Next?
Azerbaijan Coerces Nagorno-Karabakh While Armenia Plays Russian Roulette
Foreign Minister of France Visits Tbilisi
Polish FM visits Tbilisi, discusses Georgia’s integration with the EU
Court Orders RFE/RL’s Radio Azattyk Shut Down in Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan reports unrest on its Afghanistan border
NATO: Ukraine allies sent 1,550 combat vehicles, 230 tanks
ECB Mulls Decentralized Settlement for Wholesale Financial Markets
European bankers on digital euro: ‘ECB has no interest in users’ personal data’
Australian migrant population growth hits all-time high as borders reopen
The U.S.-South Korea Washington Declaration meets with criticism in Seoul
Tokyo Confirms Myanmar Military Misused Japan-Funded Ships
Poland reaches deal with EU on Ukrainian grain imports
Four-right parties in negotiations to form government majority in Finland
Germany’s new €49 monthly travel pass explained
Denmark plans to tighten citizenship rules again
China Wants to Support Norway in Restoring the Arctic Council
Ukraine says it’s wrapping up preparations for counteroffensive
Arctic Security Forces Roundtable held in Finland
Young Chinese Love Everything About Sweden. Except Living There.
Norway wants to nationalise ‘central parts’ of country’s gas pipelines
Sweden is building the world’s first permanent electrified road for EVs to charge while driving
Sweden increases contribution for UNICEF in Yemen
Ukraine war: 25 dead as Russian missiles hit cities

Estonia provides over €500 million aid to Ukraine since beginning of war
Adventum Tech triumphs at TechChill
‘We know exactly what we’d do in the event of attack’ – how German troops prepare to defend Lithuania
Horror and Fantasy Film Festival gets underway in Haapsalu
Estonian MFA undersecretary attends Transform Africa Summit in Zimbabwe
China Stance Backfires on Lithuania’s Opposition
Bear’s Rear and giantess tomb: Lithuania’s most spectacular landscapes
‘Biggest basketball event ever organized in Estonia’ confirmed for August
Fitch agency cuts France’s debt rating to ‘AA-‘, revises up outlook to stable
Irish language to be used during coronation of Britain’s King Charles
King Charles coronation: Does Scotland want its kilted king?
Finland and Norway Can Help Solve Mongolia’s Clean Water Issue
Italy lifts ban on ChatGPT after data privacy improvements
Pope warns against indifference, meets refugees in Orban’s Hungary
Meeting Ion Iliescu, and how North Korea changed Romania
Russian specialty ship spotted days before suspicious pipeline explosion
New Armenia-Azerbaijan peace talks to commence on Sunday
Georgia will go ‘further, faster’ for EU candidate status
European Court of Human Rights rules Russia should pay Georgia for 2008 war
Poland to buy £1.9 billion air defence system from UK
Why Turkmenistan is emerging from the shadows
New Business Frontiers: Swiss Companies Explore Kazakhstan’s Market, Share Experience
Uzbekistan’s revised constitution can support democratic transition
Australia and New Zealand in the West Papua Conflict

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England
1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: West Papua handed over to Indonesia
2004 May 1: Baltic States join the European Union
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day