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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
‘I don’t feel safe anymore.’ Belarusians in Lithuania – yesterday’s friends, today’s foes?
Sugar prices up by two thirds in a year
Petrofac inks new EPC contract for Lithuanian refinery upgrade
CEO: Bolt very much in favor of car tax
Espionage trial of former Latvian Saeima deputy continues
Typhoon jets train to strike ground targets on NATO border
Sudden Lights happy with Eurovision rehearsal despite luggage loss
Walpurgis Night, Volbriöö, celebrated in Tartu
Concerns about election IT systems in Latvia: LTV’s De Facto
Secret Kremlin document reveals Russia’s plans for Baltic states – LRT investigation
ISS: People became perpetrators of deportations by chance too
Forest fire hazard season begins in Latvia
Estonian volunteers supply Ukrainians with racing drones
Retired UVA professor translates Holocaust-era journal
Melodrama ‘Madwomen’ commemorates Estonian cinema’s 111th anniversary
Lithuania to receive second batch of Vilkas 8×8 wheeled IFVs Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Composer Ülo Krigul receives LHV New Composition Award Au-tasu
Exhibition in Sweden marks 140th birthday of Estonian poet Marie Under
Estonia’s Eurovision hopeful Alika heads to Liverpool
EDF unit takes over Operation Inherent Resolve duties in Iraq
Oman-Lithuania business forum reviews means of expanding businesses
Cincinnati Basketball: Butler sophomore wing Simas Lukosius announces transfer to Bearcats
Greenland unveils draft constitution for potential independence from Denmark
Abkhazian Official Hints Russia Using Its Territory to Avoid Western Sanctions
ECHR orders Russia to pay €130 million to Georgia for crimes during 2008 war
Tajikistan’s Pamirs: A Perfect Political Storm on the Roof of the World
May Day deal ends strike for 120,000 Canadian federal workers
Germany has a plan to tackle a rapidly ageing workforce: recruiting robots
Finland returns sacred stones to Namibia in South Africa
Norway unveils a life-size sculpture of Freya, the euthanized walrus
Russian Hackers Killnet Executed a Cyber Attack on European Air Traffic Control Agency Eurocontrol
Judo-Ukraine to Boycott World Championships Over Russia, Belarus Inclusion
Poland to lift import ban on Ukrainian food as EU regulations kick in
Germany to send troops to Niger
Poland’s EU presidency to focus on tightening cooperation with US, Duda says
Double hoard of Viking treasure discovered near Harald Bluetooth’s fort in Denmark
Sweden wins the OGAE Poll for the second time in a row

Kenya’s Solomon Gachoka Kagimi wins Viljandi järv 12km race
Hundreds of cyclists gather in Rīga Monday in annual event
Estonia’s electricity, natgas price growth among smoothest in EU in 2022
Therapy for autistic children largely donor-dependent in Latvia
Take part in Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Estonia on 6-7 September
Concerns about unfair competition among Latvia’s mobile providers
Estonia Selects Finland’s Sako for New Army Sniper Rifle
Latvian Justice Minister: system around domestic violence is ‘rotten’
Estonia, Latvia plan joint LNG crisis supply deal
Could Estonian and Lithuanian be taught more widely in Latvia?
Berlin vows to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank, ministries to discuss brigade in Lithuania
Are Russian schools in Latvia ready to teach in official language?
Bolt Drive to triple its car fleet in Baltics
Latvia’s ex-president believes most Russians in the country should oppose war
April inflation in Estonia flash estimate a little over 13 percent
Fifth of Lithuanians take negative view of president after he admits Communist Party membership
Internet radio station offers a classic Latvian playlist
King and queen of Sweden on official visit to Tallinn
Latvian government once again extends state of emergency on border with Belarus
Police detains Estonian criminals behind forced labor in Finland
airBaltic confirms codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines
Lithuania’s desovietisation law comes into effect, public spaces to be affected
Estonian-led crews take gold, silver in prestigious Malta yacht race
Latvian Russians Union and Centre party create Pamats political union
Estonia to acquire loitering munitions from Israel
Kyiv art chief: Russianization of Malevich example of imperialist ideology
Repatriation law to be abolished in Latvia
British Fighter Jets Practice ‘Precision Strike’ Attacks Near Russian Border In Estonia As Ukraine War Intensifies
HPV vaccines to be provided for all adolescents in Latvia
Baltics and Poland in stand-off with rest of EU over sanction exemptions
Lithuania enters technical recession after economy shrinks 3% in Q1
Lithuania’s economy is in a technical recession – what does it mean?
EU: Lithuania can’t use untrained volunteer border guards
Denmark to deploy battalion to Baltic states
Estonia: Health Board ends pandemic phase, returns to normal service
Lithuania identifies Uzbekistan as priority Central Asian country in its dev’t policy strategy – MFA
Immigration drives population increase in Slovenia
Is Georgia’s Ruling Party Really Pro-Russian?
Russian Restrictions Foster FDI Boom in Kazakhstan
Italy Builds Closer Ties to Uzbekistan
Germany aims to revive its solar power industry which was booming a decade ago
[Tibet] Sikyong Concludes Norway Visit After Meeting Cross Party Parliamentarians
Poland and Germany: the feud at the heart of Europe
Ways of punishing dissent in Lukashenka’s Belarus
Norway to raise defence spending to 2% of GDP by 2026, PM says
Troubled Waters: LNG Ship Carrying Russian Gas Stops in North Norway
Head of Sweden’s No. 2 party calls for rethink of relations with EU
Finland and US prepare agreement on creation of military bases
Denmark to make $250 mln donation to Ukraine for military use

May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Bank profits in Q1 up 77% from last year in Latvia
As ECB continues to fight inflation, rising interest rates cause trouble for homeowners in Lithuania
Latvia’s LNG terminal plan stalled
Enefit, GE investigate turbine collapse in Lithuania
Estonia: Airbnb and food courier firms to report income tax data
Swedish firm to open Latvian medical mattress factory
Lithuanian president calls for speeding up deal on NATO defence plans
Latvia climbs six places in World Press Freedom Index
Vilnius, Lithuania are unimaginable without strong Polish community – PM
Latvian PEN award goes to Punctum magazine
Potential Russian links and Celiadin’s MRO in a NATO base in Lithuania
New army barracks to be built soon at Ādaži base
Vilnius to host solidarity event for Belarusian journalists
Estimate has Estonian GDP down 4 percent in Q1
Denmark pledges battalion to defend Baltic states
RIA ends support for email addresses
Estonian parliamentary speaker visits Latvia
Lithuanian government drops exemption from migrant pushback law
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy meeting Nordic leaders in Helsinki
Latvian, Georgian nations stand for common values – Smiltens
Narva mayor requires C1 level Estonian from councilors working in education
Latvian government okays naval missile system purchase
Karis: Estonia, Sweden to soon make defense plans together
Another convoy heads from Rīga to Kyiv
Estonia drops from fourth place to eighth in the world press freedom index
Lithuania rises to 7th place in World Press Freedom Index
Danish battalion in Latvia will also strengthen Estonia’s security – Estonian minister
Lithuania to join Council of Europe register on Russia’s damage to Ukraine
Latvia: ‘E-health’ system to up authentication requirements in 2024
Estonia: Court fines businessman culpable in major river pollution over €20,000
Latvia bids to shore up coastal defence with US missile system
Estonia: Police ban public meetings supporting aggression leading up to May 9
Lithuanian FM slams Minsk court’s sentence for Pratasevich
Luminor net profit up 49.9 percent in Q1 2023
US European Command Donation to Provide Support to Ukrainian Refugees in Latvia
Estonia and IAI sign one of the largest procurement deals in the country’s history
Lithuanian conservatives move to oblige candidates to declare Communist membership
[Estonia] Economist: Recession broad-based and transcends sectors
The Voice Lithuania Crowns Its 10th Anniversary Season Winner
New book about learning Estonian ‘I Found You at Last’ published online
Lithuania to spend €6.5m on renting cars for Vilnius NATO Summit
Estonian berry distributor strikes deal with Latvian retailer to supply consumers directly
A general introduction to the banking regulatory regime in Liechtenstein
Czech Republic signs Artemis Accords
Kyrgyzstan: Parliament squeezes out rights ombudswoman
Kazakhstan and Tajikistan Sign Agreements Worth $1.8 Billion
Chinese investment in Australia increases for first time since 2016
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy arrives in Finland to meet Nordic leaders
Norway to increase funding for Ukrainian refugees
Russia alleges Ukraine tried to attack the Kremlin in a Putin assassination attempt
Denmark Wants to Prioritize Arctic Defense and Put the Baltic Sea Second
Belarusian dissident Roman Protasevich sentenced to eight years
Denmark sends test alarm messages to its entire population’s mobile phones
‘Hacktivists’ target Sweden’s parliament website
U.S. military aid for Ukraine includes air-launched rockets

1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day
Kempower and Eleport boost EV charging infrastructure in the Baltics with three new fast charging systems in Latvia
Lithuania Airports reports EUR3.2m net profit in 2022
Work starts on exhuming 10 Saaremaa war grave sites
‘Čiūto tūto’ and how a joke turned into a Eurovision song – interview with Lithuania’s Monika Linkytė
Estonia: Industrial production fell 12.6 percent on year to March
Lithuania starts preparations for EU presidency in 2027
Trips made by Estonian citizens into Russia up 76 percent to Q1 2023
Baltics and Poland to back Ukraine’s membership of NATO
German Eurofighter contingent has left Estonia
May 4 military parade in honor of Latvia’s restoration of independence
US to increase naval presence in the Baltic Sea
Exhibition ‘Michel Sittow in the North? Altarpieces in Dialogue’ on display
Three of Lithuania’s crowdfunded radars delivered to Ukraine
Estonia’s marriage equality bill completed and awaiting feedback
Latvia marks 33 years since the restoration of independence
Estonia: Government extends general conscription term to 11 months
Tourism Export Increased by 62.5% in 2022, Bringing Latvia €1,035 Million
Estonia: Moscow Orthodox Church wants to conduct a service on May 9 at EDF Cemetery
Satellites to silent motorbikes: Lithuanian firms eye foothold in global arms industry
Watch again: Global Estonians virtual forum
Denmark’s decision to send battalion will be significant contribution to Baltic defense and security – Murniece
Pekka Erelt: Does great literature redeem author’s actions as citizen?
What to do in Vilnius during EuroLeague Final Four?
Estonia to buy kamikaze drones from Israel
Lithuanian citizens to travel to South Africa with e-visas
Venipak has installed 83 new contactless parcel machines in Estonia
Lithuania readies ammunition buys worth $3.4 billion
Pevkur: Elering could monitor undersea cables for suspicious objects
UAE-Lithuania Business Forum concludes with agreement to set up Business Council
Estonia: Alexela to cut price of natgas to EUR 0.63 from June
Baltic countries and Poland to work on joint declaration supporting Ukraine’s accession to NATO – Smiltens
US to increase naval activity in Baltic Sea, Lithuania seeks more air defense support
‘Made in Wallonia’: Region provides extra €2 million for video games production
Six months of rising unemployment in Flanders
Belgium arrests seven suspected of planning terrorist attack
Andorra freezes $55 million worth of bribes received by members of the Maduro regime
“North Macedonia has made a clear national decision”
Cyprus behind on freezing Russian assets, EU official says
Italy’s foreign minister cancels Paris trip amid new diplomatic spat
Russian Anti-Torture NGO Raided by Authorities for Third Time in a Month
Like Father, Like Son: Why Turkmenistan’s Power Transition Is In Reverse
The Kempir-Abad saga: Ground zero of Kyrgyzstan’s latest authoritarian turn
Activist Starts Hunger Strike In Kazakhstan Demanding Release Of Karakalpaks Jailed In Uzbekistan
European Central Bank raises rates by 25 basis points, slowing the pace of hikes
Japan-South Korean diplomatic ice melting fast
Norway to hit Nato defence target by 2026, despite headwinds
China urges ‘high vigilance’ over NATO expansion in Asia
Germany and Italy clamp down on Italian mob with raids and arrests
South Africans call for UK to return diamonds set in crown jewels
Chinese group Putailai to build Europe’s largest anode factory in Sweden
Venezuela’s oil tankers at risk of sinking, fires, spills, report finds
Wave of Russian attacks on Kyiv worst in a year, Ukrainian military says
U.S. issues guidelines on defending Philippines from South China Sea attack
Commissioner Lenarčič in Sweden to discuss civil protection support for Ukraine and the EU’s disaster resilience
Dallas disrupted by hackers – courts closed, police and fire sites offline
Reaching the Finnish line together – US Marines train with Finland’s Nyland Brigade
Canada is considering expelling Chinese diplomat for targeting lawmaker
Ukraine targets Russian fuel sites ahead of counteroffensive
Denmark announces huge investment to modernise defence
Belarus’ civil society fights for a future in Europe
Polish MoD discusses possibility of HIMARS coproduction

How the Baltics Can Help Boost Civil Defense in Taiwan
Bird flu confirmed in Daugavpils
Savisaar’s family to donate his archives to the state
Lithuania’s gastro pride šaltibarščiai gets its own festival
Eesti Energia Q1 2023 net profit up 85 percent to €142.6 million
Lithuania’s migrant pushback law must be implemented in full – Seimas speaker
Estonia calls defense readiness exercise Okas (Quill) for land defense units
Lithuania’s Tripartite Council approves minimum wage increase to €924
President of Estonia visits NATO’s DIANA European Regional Office
Tartu firm patented tech to scan Paldiski former nuclear sub reactor site
Lithuanian FM questions Polish PM’s awards to controversial Poles in Lithuania
Cyber criminals increasingly utilize artificial intelligence
Amid drug shortages, Lithuanian minister proposes EU common stocks
Latvian government approves $110 million Naval Strike Missile buy
Two Lithuanians are on pirate-hijacked ship, rescue operation underway
Zelenskyy reissues call for Putin to be put before Hague war crimes trial
Lithuanian companies to be able to test defence products with Armed Forces
Respected British historian to give Tartu University public talk next week
Kaunas mayor’s company earns record profits in Russia
How Russian journalists in Latvia navigate life in exile
Lithuanian-UAE Business Forum to promote bilateral cooperation
Undersecretary Ratnik in Zimbabwe: Estonian IT companies highly valued in Africa
Bicycle sales brake after pandemic in Latvia
Let the music speak: Lithuania hosts Euroradio Jazz Orchestra
Historic cobblestone uncovered during roadworks in Rīga, Latvia
Estonia: Euribor increase multiplies cost of municipal financing
Gints Zilbalodis’s sophomore feature, Flow, currently in production in Latvia, Belgium and France
Ukraine’s only security guarantee is NATO membership
Ohio National Guard conducts multinational training exercise with NATO allies
Estonia delays participation decision in Osaka EXPO
Engineering talent availability drives FDI growth in Lithuania
Estonia: Orthodox church drops request to hold a service on May 9
Lithuanian property platform InRento exceeds €10m in investments
Estonia Taps Israel Aerospace Industries to Supply Loitering Munitions
Lithuanian politicians star in AI-generated Balenciaga ad
Estonian President visits White City Campus to see NATO’s innovation accelerator
Little Lithuania Stands Tall Against Russia and China
Noble Jump 2023 deployment phase complete – force integration underway
New Horizons in Generating Urban Energy
Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2023
Historic Australia trade deal with the United Kingdom
Albania becomes an unexpected crisis-era success story
Bosnia and Herzegovina dispatch: 31 years after gruesome siege, Sarajevo is still a city in sorrow
Suspect arrested after eight killed in Serbia’s second mass shooting in two days
Take a train through the misty Celtic landscapes of northern Spain and Portugal
Some 400 companies registered in Cyprus now dormant following new sanctions list
Slovakia: caretaker government under speculation following mass resignments
Romania’s convicted former minister finds refuge in Italy
Azerbaijani Forces Fire at Farmers in Artsakh
Armenia and US ambassadors discuss Artsakh in Moscow
Azerbaijan to host Formula 1 for another three years
Australia’s exports to China hit record high as relations thaw
South Korea’s LGBTQ festival bumped from venue in favor of Christian youth concert
New Zealand-UK free trade agreement comes into force at end of May
Ukraine’s nuclear deal with Canada’s Cameco carries big risks, rewards
Expects Increased Russian Naval Activity in Norway’s Maritime Areas
Ukraine delegate punches Russian at Black Sea nations assembly in Ankara
Polish ruling party proposes bill to unblock Constitutional Tribunal
Russian mercenaries vow to quit Bakhmut, Ukraine says they are piling in
Schools in Denmark to choose how to replace Great Prayer Day holiday
UK PM Sunak’s Conservatives suffer steep losses in local elections
Belarus Introduces Border Controls for Travelers From Russia
WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency
Germany considers electricity price cap to support industry
NATO Director General Visits Finland

Gilas eyes Lithuania training camp, games against European teams
Climate minister: Estonia needs a garbage burning tax
Latvia honors Michigan National Guard partnership’s past, future with national postage stamp
Estonian, US navies working together in coastal patrols
Lithuania In Talks To Buy SWATH Patrol Boats
Nõgene: University of Tartu could open a college in Ukraine
South Estonia snap military exercise goes ahead
Not everyone is silent – Russians living in Lithuania hope to fight for Ukraine
Estonia: Foreign ministry announces chance to meet Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra
Estonia: Growing interest in Finnish language as part of school curricula
Slovak national arrested in Russia after swimming across Narva River
Exports from Lithuania to Tajikistan exceed 6M euro
Vilnius Airport up for an upgrade – here’s what you can expect to find
Bank of Estonia placed €227 million in bills into circulation in Q1 2023
Ott Tänak ahead of Rally de Portugal: Title race starting to hot up
Senegalese veterans return home after France’s U-turn on pension rights
Second World Cup event in Germany cancelled after Russia, Belarus readmitted
How old-fashioned Malta became the coolest island in the Med
Poland to call for EU sanctions on imports of Russian farm products
Kosovo Security Forces receive Turkish Bayraktar drones
Why the mafia loves Germany
‘Basque’ Country derby? Villa boss Emery ready for Lopetegui showdown
Ukraine war: Russia accused of using phosphorus bombs in Bakhmut
Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar underground takes credit for assassination attempt on top Russian propagandist

1950 May 9: Schuman Declaration, Europe Day
1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day
1972 May 14: Self-Immolation of Romas Kalanta, Civic Resistance Day