Lithuania Faces Snap Election

1972 May 14: Self-Immolation of Romas Kalanta, Civic Resistance Day
Alika finishes eighth for Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest grand final
KGB collaborators in Lithuania misunderstood – historian
Lithuania’s Monika Linkytė places 11th at Eurovision Song Contest
Tootsi wind farm, Estonia’s biggest, ready next year
‘Ema’ – queen bee or mother of waters – mother words in our mother tongue
Additional US-allied troops arrive at Estonia’s Taara army base
Latvian hockey team loses to Slovakia

May 15: Gospel Day in Tuvalu
1811 May 15: Paraguay Independence Day
1948 May 15: Nakba Day, Day of the Catastrophe in Palestine
Athletics: Lithuania’s Sorokin breaks own world record for 100km ultramarathon
Latvia to up cybersecurity of national e-services
Estonian parlt deputy speaker: Victory necessary to stop pressure on European economy
LTV’s De Facto: no clear favorite in presidential run yet
Russia’s disintegration will happen and it will not be peaceful – interview
European Energy, Vargronn eye Baltic offshore potential
Good employment rates for Ukrainian refugees in Estonia
Latvian company brews up a storm in international competition
Estonia: President appoints new ambassadors to Ukraine, Turkey and Japan
Rail Baltica Academy lecture series returns
HIMARS live-fire exercise held in Saaremaa
Big metal tunnel built under railway on Latvia-Belarus border
Commissioner Vestager: Global digital tax agreement still possible
UNESCO tasks Lithuania to draw up Curonian Spit protection plan without Russia
Who are Latvia’s 2023 Presidential candidates?
Bolt Drive launches operations in Lithuania’s Kaunas
European economy expected to grow faster than forecast, says EU
Lithuanian man sentenced for stealing Ukraine aid money
EC predicts only Estonia and Sweden to be in recession in Europe
Latvian GDP growth to run ahead of EU average
Best restaurants in Vilnius during EuroLeague Final Four
European Commission projects Latvian economy to grow 1.4% in 2023
Vilnius signs €52m contract to buy 91 new trolleybuses
Scientists to solve major cowslip blossom mystery with new citizen campaign
More than 203,000 people visited museums across Latvia on Night of Museums
Estonia: Government approves draft same-sex marriage act
Lithuanian president signs banks’ windfall tax bill into law
Alika greeted by dinosaurs and balloons on return to Estonia
Final NATO Contact Point Embassy event in Helsinki highlights Vilnius Summit expectations
Estonia’s biggest defense exercise Spring Storm starts
Rokas Jokubaitis: “Winning the Euroleague in Lithuania would be one of the best things in my career”
‘Unique’ almost 300-year-old mass grave found in Narva
Window of change may open in Belarus, opposition must be ready – Lithuania’s MEP
Estonia Establishes Drone Sandbox: ANRA Technologies to Provide U-Space and CIS Tech
Latvia, Iraq plan to launch negotiations on readmission agreement
Nova Poshta opens branch in Lithuania
‘No alternative to Ukraine joining NATO,’ Estonian President Alar Karis tells Arab News
Drop in Latvia’s industrial sector more rapid than average in Europe
Venipak invests €0.5 million in expanding the parcel locker network in Lithuania
FNE at Cannes 2023: Estonian Cinema in Cannes
Michigan Governor visits National Guard troops, affirms partnership in Latvia
16 National Teams to participate in second Baseball5 European Championship
San Marino: ancient land of liberty
Israel and Cyprus working on deal to build natural gas pipeline, processing plant
Pro-Russian Candidate Wins Governorship of Moldova’s Gagauzia Region
Azerbaijan Establishes Border Checkpoint Along Lachin Road
U.S. fighter jets intercept Russian planes near Alaska
Denmark’s mystery tremors caused by acoustic waves from unknown source, officials say
The conflict cannot end until Ukraine is part of the West
Belarus PM replaces Lukashenko at ceremony, sparks speculation
Germany, Ukraine willing to strengthen business relations
IMF on Denmark: Impressive post-pandemic recovery
US citizen sentenced to life in prison for espionage – Chinese court
Finland to increase research funding to 4% of the GDP
Southern and western states oppose splitting Germany’s power price zone
Ukraine hails its first offensive success in defence of Bakhmut
Norway urged to demand more of China
Kremlin, mercenary boss dismiss report Wagner offered to betray Russian troops
Mediavision: Streaming growth in Finland, pushed by telcos
Flying car’s wind tunnel tests completed by Brazil’s upstart Eve
Russia is occupying Belarus, opposition leader says
African Devt Bank proposes ‘fast track’ compensation for Zimbabwe white ex-farmers
Ukraine: China’s pathway to peace?
Vice Media files for bankruptcy as ad business suffers
Russia attacked the hometown of Ukraine’s Eurovision band just before its performance
For Turkey runoff, potential kingmaker draws red line at concessions to Kurds
Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko re-emerges after health scare
US sees more indication of Russia, Iran defense cooperation
Top Chinese envoy heads to Ukraine, Russia in Europe ‘peace’ tour
Ukraine hails gains in Bakhmut as Zelenskiy wins more weapons in Europe
Ukraine strikes Russian forces in Luhansk before expected counteroffensive
Two staffers in U.S. House Democrat’s Virginia office attacked with baseball bat
Russia scrambles jet as France, Germany conduct NATO patrols
DeSantis defunds diversity programs at Florida public colleges
Belarus on high alert after aircraft shot down in Russia: Lukashenko
Zelensky meets UK PM as more Ukraine weapons pledged
Eli Cohen makes first Israeli FM visit to Sweden in 22 years
Poland takes delivery of first HIMARS from US

1944 May 16: Day of Sinti, Romani and Roma resistance
1954 May 16: Kengir uprising, Kazakhstan
Railways: Lithuania and Ukraine seek full European integration together
Putin war criminal poster taken down from Narva Castle walls
EuroLeague Basketball announces partnership with Lithuania Travel for Final Four
Road traffic insurance to apply to e-scooters in Estonia from year-end
Latvia scores first win in hockey championship
Group in support of e-Estonia formed in parlt
Latvia: Anti-graft body penalizes Foreign Ministry officials
Why are Lithuanian IT companies expanding to Africa?
Estonia 2022: Record low births, all time high migration
Students invited to submit research papers to central bank competition
British paratroopers deploy for airborne exercise in Estonia
[Latvia] PM Kariņš: Coalition needs quicker action on social issues
Lithuania Calling: a one-hit wonder on the shores of the Baltic Sea
[Estonia] Prime minister: No question of resuming to ‘business as usual’ with Russia
Goodbye Kaliningrad, welcome back Königsberg
Nausėda remains frontrunner for Lithuanian presidency – poll
FBI recognizes Estonian agencies for outstanding law enforcement cooperation
Valentinavičius. The Lithuania of Rustic: What is its future in the EU?
Minister: ‘We cannot leave eastern Latvia to bears’
Estonia: EKRE leader warns of dissent spilling over onto the streets
Latvian pupils’ reading skills on the wane, study suggests
Does Europe have a plan for Belarus after Lukashenko?
Estonia: Supreme Court nullifies fine issued to diplomat over classified information
The world’s leading energy exchange EEX is entering Lithuania
Estonia: Opposition plans to continue blocking the Riigikogu and government
Vilnius braced for record road works
Latvia: Almost 500 volunteers apply for state defense service
Most Estonian banks’ current account interest rates remain close to zero
Latvia’s ManaBalss wins democracy technology award
U.S. to make million-dollar investment in Latvian border security
Estonia training Ukrainian civil servants for EU accession process
Ukraine Joins NATO’s Cyber Defense Center in Estonia
Euro U17 finals kick off in Estonia with wins for Spain, England, France and Swiss
Michigan-Latvia musical performances symbolize State Partnership Program’s power
Almost a quarter of Estonia’s area is under protection
European leaders meet in Iceland to count cost of Russia’s war
Gibraltar deal now in UK hands, Spain tells the UK
Movies: Malta Attracting Big-Budget Shoots With Aggressive Incentives and Adaptable Locations
First EU-India Trade and Technology Council focused on deepening strategic engagement on trade and technology
Ukraine’s women break down gender norms in service to their country
US on track for June 1 default without debt ceiling hike, Treasury says
US: Ransomware Charges Unsealed Against Russian National
Biden maintains edge over Trump in 2024 US election -Reuters/Ipsos poll
People with Disabilities Push for Access to Personal Assistance in Poland
World Bank suspends $1 bln worth of project funding in Congo
Ukraine says it repelled ‘exceptional’ barrage of Russian missiles
Ukraine Supreme Court chief dismissed after being detained in bribery case
Poland tops EU in ranking of children’s reading ability
U.S. charges Apple ex-employee for trying to steal technology, fleeing to China
African nations to send peace mission to Ukraine, Russia

1814 May 17: Constitution Day, Norway
1995 May 17: Panchen Lama’s abduction in Tibet
May 17: Galician Literature Day
May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Estonia calling? Get your hands on these beautiful souvenirs
Ice Hockey: Latvia holds on vs Norway
Estonian PM pleads with companies to resist ‘ghost trade’ with Russia
Jēkabpils murderer not found a month on
Whistleblower: Eesti 200 MP was aware of misuse of Slava Ukraini funds
Latvia’s dairy farmers insecure about future
EP ratifies Istanbul Convention – what does it mean for Lithuania?
Latvia takes over Chairmanship of CoE Committee of Ministers
Report: Lithuanian wing Paulius Murauskas commits to Arizona
Estonia: Tenders to concentrate on environment and social responsibility
Latvia: State audits reveal deficiencies and inefficiencies
What to do in Kaunas during EuroLeague Final Four?
General Latvian government debt at “only” 40.8% of GDP in 2022
Ambassadors call on Lithuania to legalise same-sex partnership
Latvia in the Council of Europe
Movies: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas In Postproduction with Feature Film The Writer
Latvian photographer Uldis Briedis passes away
Pon puts Lithuania on the forefront as Europe’s next bicycle production hub
Wetland activity center attracts criticism for lack of activity
British Army Pathfinders jump from RAF C-17 Globemaster over Estonia in Nato exercise
Vilnius council members under investigation over suspicious expense reports
Latvia to build seven new disaster management centers
Lithuanian president urges CoE members to start work on Ukraine reconstruction
Estonian satellite to enter lunar orbit by 2029
Economic coercion set to take center stage at G-7 summit
SoftBank Unit Bringing Estonian Self-Driving Buses to Japan
Four new member states join Estonia-based NATO Cyber Defense Center
Map shows Latvia’s grim drowning figures
Latvia’s official language body proposes renaming Kaliningrad as well
Jaak Madison: NATO members must contribute more to defense
What is happening to Lithuania’s middle class?
Latvia becomes more heat-tolerant
Tallinn to create joint district heating venture with Utilitas
A wonder of Estonian machine industry on display at the Highway Museum
Summer jobs available for students in Latvia
Hopes for state-funded hospice care in Latvia
25,000 musicians gather under arch for Youth Song Festival rehearsals
Lithuanian MPs ‘optimistic’ after seeing NATO’s Baltic defence plans
Riigikogu issues support statement for Ukraine’s NATO membership
President of Latvia calls for creation of “Putin-style” tribunal at Council of Europe summit
Lithuanian government mulls scrapping electricity subsidies
Estonia’s MFA, embassies fly rainbow flags to support LGBT+ community
Baltic States to bolster NATO’s air defense mission
EU border countries increase cooperation to stop Russian sanctions evasion
Estonian-built kindergarten in Ukraine to open next month
Isle of Man TT gallery tells stories of riders and fans
The rise and fall of Gaelic
With the triumph of the right, Finland’s Sámi people face bleak future
There’s more to Croatia than July and August
Pashinyan Confirms Agreeing to Place Artsakh Under Azerbaijan’s Control
Los Angeles intersection named ‘Republic of Artsakh Square’
Central Asian Migrants Flock To Mexico In Pursuit Of ‘American Dream’
South Korea expands container shipping links to Russia
No EU cash for ‘anti-LGBT’ zones in Poland, European Commission confirms
Advocates battle to publish West Africa’s first LGBT magazine
Patriot missile defense system in Ukraine likely damaged, US officials say
UK, Netherlands are working to procure F-16 fighters for Ukraine, Downing Street says
Ukraine’s first lady asks South Korea for air defense systems and non-lethal military hardware
Top 5 Supermarket Retail Chains In Norway
Biden’s Papua New Guinea no-show deals blow to US credibility in Pacific, analysts say
Tesla restarts India market talks with new factory proposal
Ukraine denies Russia destroyed Patriot missile defence system
Ukraine Black Sea grain deal extended for two months
Finland, Denmark say embassy bank accounts in Russia frozen
IMF approves Ghana $3 bln loan, with immediate $600 mln tranche
Russia says hypersonic missile scientists face ‘very serious’ treason accusations

1944 May 18: Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide
1991 May 18: Somaliland Independence Day
Latvia: Teachers’ union still dissatisfied with government offers
Final Four in Kaunas: ‘Surreal dream’ for basketball fans finally comes true
Tallinn Music Week 2023 attracted over 18,000 visitors to Tallinn
Two killed as car with migrants plunges into pond near Lithuania-Poland border
Latvian minister: Russia must withdraw its forces from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova
Lithuania’s Palanga to host children from Bucha – mayor
Auditor General lists issues to be resolved at Paldiski LNG terminal
Judo: Latvia Into the Next Generation
Procurement process for one of largest Rail Baltica intersections begins
Equipment for Russian warships may have passed through Lithuania – media
Incoming ISS chief: Russian services not to be over- or underestimated
BNN in focus | attempts to ratify Istanbul Convention in Latvia’s Saeima fail once again
Estonia: Number of real estate transactions down by one-fifth
Nearly a third of Latvian teachers plan to leave job, survey shows
Riigikogu returned to something like normality Wednesday
Latvian Postal service reports 2 million euro profit in 2022
Bolt: We have long since ceased operating in Russia
Lithuanian military tests NASAMS system for first time
Estonia Approves Sanction Exemption for Students, Doctors & Academic Staff From Russia & Belarus
Lithuania’s Amlyze raises $1 million to help its fight against financial crime
Ex-Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev: Baltic States ‘belong’ to Russia
Minister: after NATO’s latest defence plan’s approval, we will have to work a lot to implement it
Kallas: NATO’s new plan moves from deterrence to defense
Lithuanian parliament declares local Communist Party responsible for Stalinist repressions
Farmers announce crisis in dairy sector in Latvia
Estonia calls for Ukraine’s rapid integration into NATO
Around half of Russians pass Latvian language exam
Kaunas mayor’s factory in Russia to undergo renovation
Kazakhstan and Lithuania set course for further cooperation
Harmful effects of tobacco and alcohol considered by Saeima
Europe has begun weighing response to Taiwan crisis: Lithuania FM
Lithuanian education minister hands in resignation letter
Valka mayor dismissed over confidence vote
BNN analyses | Rail Baltica chugs forward in Lithuania, yet the new project completion date set
EBRD receives €40 million from the Netherlands for operations in Ukraine
Ireland opens debate on future of military neutrality
Economy in focus: Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina deserves to be EU member: EU commissioner
Spain violated Catalan ex-leader’s rights, UN body rules
‘Robot Dreams’, ‘Creatura’ fly the flag for Catalonia at Cannes
United States and Moldova Sign Open Skies Agreement
Moldova, fearing Russia, wants to join EU ‘as soon as possible’
Caretaker Government Takes Office with Slovakia at a Crossroads
Crimean Tatars: The swallows that always return
Nikol Pashinyan is wrong: Armenia would benefit from Russia’s defeat
Armenia PM agrees to meet Azerbaijan leader in Moscow next week
NATO’s Stoltenberg expects new 2% defence investment pledge at Vilnius summit
Israel fires on Palestinians protesting ‘flag march’ in Gaza
Germany’s 1848 revolution: A precursor to today’s democracy
Ukraine tells China envoy it will not give up territory to Russia as price of peace
Montana to become first US state to ban TikTok
Sweden scrambles to project military strength ahead of NATO bid
Ukraine battles Russia in Bakhmut as Zelenskyy secures more arms
Vietnam rebukes China, Philippines over South China Sea conduct
New poll suggests increased support for Finland’s new government parties
Ukraine Begins Pre-Offensive Probe of Russian Lines
Ukraine says it shot down 29 of 30 missiles in Russian attacks
Belarusian Police Detain Singer Who Refused Lukashenka Scholarship In 2020
Ukraine’s counteroffensive is shrouded in confusion. That may be the plan
Exclusive: Pentagon accounting error overvalued Ukraine weapons aid by $3 billion -sources
UK and Norway agree cooperation to counter undersea threats
Polish government says Russian hackers behind coordinated attack on media websites
Russian forces in retreat near Bakhmut, Ukraine and Wagner say
Russia unsuccessfully hammers Ukraine again with missile barrage
The collapse of Russian influence is widening

May 19: Endangered Species Day
Lithuanian man caught in Cork city with imitation revolver and knife jailed
Kaja Kallas, Europe’s New ‘Iron Lady’
Latvian bank owner faces murder plot trial over lawyer’s killing
Estonian ambassador to China: No removal of Ukraine flag from embassy
Ice Hockey: Latvia wins third straight
Medieval shipwreck discovered in Tallinn continues to confound the experts
Historic oil pollution being pumped in Ventspils, Latvia
Eesti Ekspress: Eesti 200 MP engaged in embezzlement at previous employer
Latvia: Truck kills senior at social care facility
Ministry: Estonia not to put Rail Baltic on existing railway route
Latvia: Parties ponder potential coalition shake-up in shadow of presidential vote
Crossing the Valley of Death: Estonia’s Innovation-driven Defense Technologies Amid Cyber Threats
Survey: Latvians still donate to Ukraine
Lithuanian conservative leader calls party meeting to discuss government resignation, early election
Latvia: Song and Dance festival final concert tickets sold out
Lithuanian Children’s Forest Pavilion opens at Venice biennale
Latvian Radio probes local company linked to Ukraine sanctions list
Johanna-Maria Lehtme to leave Riigikogu
Number of judges per population in Latvia is one of the highest in Europe – Strupiss
Estonia: Positive credit register will not be created before 2025
Some Latvian households switch gas supplier after market changes
Tele2 Estonia kicks off mmWave 5G trial
April unemployment rate down slightly in Latvia
Industrial park near Narva plans modern airport
Latvia interested in developing closer economic contacts with Vietnam
Estonian pavilion takes over rental apartment to challenge housing crisis
Lithuania gambling revenue jumps 26.1% in Q1
Estonia: Koos party’s chair departs for Russia to lead the party from there
NATO Stratcom center offers podcast about Ukraine
Lost Shtetl memorial to recreate destroyed Jewish life in Lithuania’s Šeduva
Estonia: Slava Ukraini donor files criminal complaint against organization
Sun rises on Lithuania’s life sciences industry
About 10 percent of Estonians live with disabilities
Kaunas locked in traffic jam ahead of Euroleague Final Four
Germany, the European Union and Estonia as #Team Europe launch the Digital Transformation Centre to support Kenya’s transition towards a human-centred digital economy
Lithuania’s ruling party opts for snap elections
Number of asylum seekers in Latvia is very high, PMLP chief says
Lithuania’s ruling party seeks snap election amid expenses scandal, says government may resign
Video: How to maintain Estonian language while living abroad
Lithuania ranks among Kazakhstan’s top 10 trading partners in EU
UK troops test rapid reinforcement of Estonia
Latvia to host 400 MW solar plant
Estonia: Home loan interest rates almost double on-year
Lithuanian govt resignation possible, wouldn’t mean early parlt elections
Admirals surrenders Estonia license as part of restructuring plan
Lithuania’s Leafood And Taiwan’s YesHealth Open Largest European Vertical Farm: Here’s Why It Matters
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Brings Estonia and Baltic Nations Into the Spotlight
Netherlands to ban inland vessels from discharging toxic fumes
United Kingdom: Eurovision takes over UK Official Charts!
Man arrested after forcing entry into Vatican City
Malta’s access to new medicines lowest in the EU – report
Montenegro signs Paris MoU on port state control
Quint on situation in north of Kosovo: Both sides to work towards solution that provides democracy
Thousands Protest Violence in Serbia as Authorities Reject Opposition Criticism, Demands
Spain’s Basque Country is perfectly suited to genre filmmaking
Spain’s top officers outline their weapons ‘shopping list for Santa’
Romania approves armament package worth $3.80B
How Far Will the Thaw in Russia-Georgia Relations Extend?
Georgians Dismayed At Renewed Direct Flights From Russia
EU-Kazakhstan strategic partnership becomes operational
NATO revisits Cold War past with first major defense plans in decades
Indigenous nation in US seeks to block billion-dollar port project in Canada
Exclusive: US consultancy Mintz’s executives leave Hong Kong after China raid
A civil war in Poland’s top court upends efforts to reconcile with Brussels
China opposes G20 meeting in Indian-rule Kashmir and will skip it
Planning for a Belarus without Lukashenko
China’s Xi unveils grand development plan for Central Asia
Belarus Constructing Defensive Fortifications Near Ukraine Border – Reports
From sunglasses to milking machines, US halts more exports to Russia
G7 Leaders’ Statement on Ukraine
G7 tightens Russia sanctions, looks to cut China trade reliance
Polish pipeline operator seeks €1.3 billion from Russia’s Gazprom for ending supplies
Bezos’ Blue Origin wins NASA contract to build astronaut lunar lander
Denmark open to Malmö metro link if Sweden foots the bill
Syria’s Assad wins warm welcome at Arab summit after years of isolation
Poland to sue Germany at EU court for alleged failure to clean up illegal waste exports
U.S. Air Force to award sixth-generation fighter contract in 2024
US to back fighter jet training for Ukrainian pilots

1902 May 20: Cuba Independence Day
2002 May 20: East Timor Independence Day
Lithuania’s PM: ‘If Russia is not defeated it will come for somebody else’
Eyeball to eyeball: Estonia stares down Russia
Washing powder in exchange for votes – Lithuania’s referendum on joining EU
Estonia: Teachers’ stipend to rise to €400 from next academic year
FNE at Cannes 2023: Latvian Cinema in Cannes
Estonia calls on EU to ban goods transit through Russia
Clothes swaps and mending socks: Lithuanians embrace sustainable fashion
Latvia: Five years on, Bunkus murder trial finally begins
French airborne troops in Spring Storm drop in Estonia
Wind blowing in right direction to Palanga
Måneskin play Tallinn’s Unibet Arena
Murder plot trial puts Latvia bank system in focus
Deep freeze sets between Germany and Switzerland
Denmark to help train Ukrainian F-16 pilots: minister
Factbox: Excerpts from G7 leaders’ statement on economic coercion
Portugal’s Outlook Raised by Moody’s on Growth Prospects
Araik Harutyunyan decides to hold referendum in Artsakh
White daisies bloom in Uruguay’s streets, in memory of dictatorship missing
Ukraine’s Zelensky and India’s Modi hold first face-to-face since Russian invasion
Japan’s pacifism hangs in balance as China and North Korea threats loom
Zelenskiy joins Japan G7 as democracies take aim at Russia and China
‘War is not an option’: Taiwan president vows to maintain status quo with China
Over 1,500 Political Prisoners in Belarus
France’s Macron: Zelenskiy’s Japan visit a ‘game changer’
New Zealand Budget Deepens Austerity
Russia’s Prigozhin claims capture of Bakhmut, Ukraine says fighting goes on

1864 May 21: Circassian Genocide Memorial Day
2006 May 21: Montenegro Independence Day
May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
1822 May 24: Ecuador Independence Day
1991 May 24: Eritrea Independence Day
1946 May 25: Jordan Independence Day
1948 May 25: Day of Heroes of Fight Against Totalitarianism
May 25: Global Africa Day
1918 May 26: Georgia Independence Day
1966 May 26: Guyana Independence Day
1830 May 28: Indian Removal Act
1918 May 28: Armenia Independence Day
1918 May 28: Azerbaijan Republic Day