Ill at Ease

1973 September 24: Guinea-Bissau Independence Day
Five Latvian startups on show at TechChill Milano
Baltic Assembly and Nordic Council agree cooperation priorities
Parties in Estonia gearing up for European Parliament elections
Mysterious script found in Vilnius perplexes archeologists
Scientists disagree on whether old munitions retrieval safe in the Baltic
Lazy Categories: East, West, North, South
Spain: 40,000 protest possible amnesty for Catalan leaders
On This Day: Catalonia was granted autonomy in 1932
Qatari firms can use Poland as hub for expansion into Europe

1922 September 25: Hammer DeRoburt Day, Nauru
2017 September 25: Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum
Italian F-35s intercept Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea
Russian news outlet in Latvia believes European state behind phone hack
Lithuania win the Euro Beach Soccer League – Division B!
Latvian army loses drone above Latvian-Russian border
Lithuanian president meets with Ukrainian MPs, vows continuous support
Latvia: Corruption cops probe Valmiera’s acquisition of EU funds
Lithuanian conservatives’ branches propose Simonyte, Landsbergis, Navickiene for president
Ministry: Latvia has an invasive species combat plan
Six-month grace period given for re-registering Russian cars in Estonia
Lithuanian, Latvian brotherhood more important today than ever – Lithuanian parliament speaker
Estonia: Minister requests nearly €26 million to cover Eesti Raudtee 2023 losses
Latvian-Belarusian border fence builders accused of nonpayment
Lithuanian 16-year-old wins World Breaking Championship, ticket to Paris Olympics
Latvia: Health Minister reiterates need of comprehensive e-health services
Diplomacy (Grassroots and Otherwise) and Professional Basketball: Adventures of a Fulbright
Latvia: Children’s hospital calls for help filling ‘courage box’
Estonian beekeepers maintain quality amid influx of cheap synthetic imports
Special services warn of risks of growing ethnic tension in Latvia
New episodes of Russian TV series ‘Puppets’ to be made in Estonia
Lithuanians lose trust in local govt after expenses scandal – survey
NextGenerationEU: Positive preliminary assessment of Estonia’s request for a €286 million
Kazlų Rūda mayor Mantas Varaška to run for Lithuanian president
Tattar makes history in winning disc golf’s US Open
Latvian Radio quiz show celebrates 30 years of brain-bending
Klaipeda continues to lead Baltic ports in terms of cargo traffic
Solar energy production tripled in Latvia over past year
Minister: Cut in officials’ pay rise to allow Estonia to save EUR 21.3 mln
Eurostat: Latvia has more than 200 hi-tech manufacturing businesses
Telia Lithuania to end e-money licence
Volume of electricity generated in Latvia up 61% in August
Lithuanian ministry urges people to get seasonal Covid, flu jabs
Latvia: State Security Service reportedly revisits microchips-to-Russia investigation
Study: Most city ticks in Estonia carry dangerous pathogens
Latvia: No major tax changes foreseen next year; plans to raise excise duty
Estonia: Climate obligations of people and companies to be written into the law
LOT to continue flights between Vilnius and London City
Interview: Estonia has overlooked a generation of young Russians
Baltic, Nordic countries condemn Russia at UNHRC
Estonian MP: Russia should be isolated from European space sector
Thessaloniki’s Agora launches Bridge to the Baltics and Scandinavia
Estonia: 2024 budget revenues to reach €16.8 billion, expenses €17.7 billion
Channel Islands and French leaders meet at summit
U.S. and Bulgaria to Collaborate on Combatting Disinformation
Germany scraps plans for more stringent building standards to prop up industry
Taliban weighs using US mass surveillance plan, met with China’s Huawei
Ukraine: Rape and torture by Russian forces continuing, rights experts report
Sweden’s SBB eyes sale of residential arm in shake-up
The UN must establish an independent investigative body for Belarus
Ukraine says Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander killed, no comment by Moscow
US gives $2B loan to Poland to help buy US-made weapons
Australia extends ‘punitive’ tariffs on imports from Russia, Belarus for 2 years
PM Orban says Hungary in no rush to ratify Sweden’s NATO bid
Belarusian Freelance Journalist, Wife Handed Prison Terms On Extremism Charges
US hits Chinese, Russian firms over Moscow military aid
Watch: Rare film of a camera-shy young Putin on holiday in the Nineties
Road in Finland becomes improvised runway for F-35, Typhoon and F/A-18 fighters
Russia pounds port of Odesa in latest air strikes against Ukraine
Philippines removes Chinese barrier at disputed shoal in ‘special operation’
Man from BiH went to Sweden during the War and achieved enormous Success
Belarus, Dominican Republic preparing to waive visas
Greenpeace confronts Norway’s Prime Minister with giant octopus
Biden meets Pacific island leaders for 2nd summit to counter China
Tensions rise between Germany and Poland as Scholz mulls border checks
Poland to check vehicles crossing Slovak border amid migrant surge

September 26: European Day of Languages
Lithuania-based Grigeo to Acquire Tissue Paper Factory in Poland
Latvia: Coalition supports idea of seizing cars with Russian, Belarusian plates
Lithuania’s unfavorable tax system deters highly qualified foreign workers – advisor
Latvian drone on the loose ‘possibly’ found in Russia
‘One suffering for us, another for Jews’ – why Lithuanians see Holocaust as alien history
Latvia’s future security concept foresees no public media in Russian
Estonian president to Georgian colleague: We wish Georgia successful path to EU
Latvia’s adult education project comes to a close
Amber Gaming fined €15,000 in Lithuania
Latvia: New Saeima speaker has “nothing more to add” about Lembergs
20 Lithuanian MPs were Communist Party members
Estonia: Free county public transport to end next year
Rail Baltica project in Latvia has money concerns
Estonia: A nation of saunas and startups
Latvia: New attractions and new name at ‘Mark Rothko Museum’ in Daugavpils
Bank of Estonia forecasts recession at 2.2 percent
Lithuania to send more border guards to Latvia to deal with migrant flows
University of Tartu report: Estonian start-ups should be open to digitised cell line development
Latvia: airBaltic appoints financial advisors ahead of planned IPO
Estonia: Katri Raik to be University of Tartu’s new Ida-Viru County representative
Eat, Drink and be Merry: Lithuania’s Gastronomy Week on the Horizon
[Estonia] Top court on public servants’ wage cut: MPs placed in a favorable position
Rīga Mayor Mārtiņš Staķis gets penalty over work trip to hockey championship
Lithuanian Airports Launches New Route Development Model For Former PSO Connection
Latvia ready to host German Air Force in 2024
Vilnius Is Celebrating Its 700th Anniversary. Lithuanian Jews Are Commemorating a Darker One
Estonian government wants to make e-invoices mandatory for all businesses
Lithuanian mulls posthumously awarding ghetto anti-Nazi resistance fighters
Estonia: Government passes next year’s budget
Bank of Latvia proposes rounding off cash payments by scrapping small coins
Ben Hodges: Russia’s only hope in Ukraine is a Trump presidency
Lithuanian parliament moves closer to turning to Constitutional Court over Istanbul Convention
How an Estonian tailor’s daughter became a key player in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire
Cultural heritage protection to be more effective after UNESCO listing – Kaunas
Latvia and Mexico agree to strengthen political and economic cooperation
Lithuanian president awards Jewish savers with Life Saving Crosses
Mudrex Crypto Investment Firm Now Licenced in Lithuania, Italy Alongside in India
Michelin guide confirms entry into Latvia
Estonia: 100 new school teachers start working in Ida-Viru County
Lithuanian Vegetable Producers Association joins Europatat
Estonia’s defense budget to reach 3.2 percent of GDP in 2024
Georgian president: Nagorno-Karabakh events will change Caucasus’ fate
Estonia’s parliament committee recommends using Königsberg not Kaliningrad
Chinese Tourists Have a New Love Affair with … Iceland
Greenland Airport invests US$305m to design, build and operate three new airports
U.S. and Albania Strengthen Defense Ties With Key Bilateral Consultation in Tirana
Bosnia and Herzegovina NOC announces plan to bid for Youth Olympic Games on 30th anniversary
EU Defers Decision on Making Basque, Catalan, Galician Official EU Languages
Moldova’s President Calls Out Russian Meddling
Bulgaria at odds with Russia over a church in Sofia
Romania Begins Largest Ever Arms Deal with Request to Buy F-35 Jets
North Ossetia Soldier Accuses Russian Military Police of Racially Charged Beating
Resist Russian Disinformation As Elections Loom, EU Minister Tells Big Tech
Transport: EUR 7 billion available for infrastructure projects across the European Union
Intel’s Big Chip-Making Push in Germany Hits Bottleneck
How to Make Russia Pay to Rebuild Ukraine
UK and Germany partner to further advance hydrogen developments
Norway’s Norland Line to be partially electrified for battery locomotives
Tesla celebrates 50,000-vehicle milestone in Denmark
Geopolitical upheaval! Russia sinks a warship with a Redut missile in the Baltic Sea in a drill
Denmark Receives Its First F-35s: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Poland’s education minister says he’s ‘taken steps’ to extradite Yaroslav Hunka
Norway and Iceland concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Germany: Study shows former East and West growing apart
France, Norway and Spain make landmark commitments to International Fund for Agricultural Development
In Sweden, 2 explosions rip through dwellings and at least 1 is reportedly connected to a gang feud
Man to face court in Poland for helping partner have abortion
Turkey will back Sweden’s NATO bid if U.S. keeps promise on F-16 sale – Erdogan
Georgia Bans Export of EU Cars to Russia, Belarus
Belarus and Russia put on artificial migration trail to destabilize Poland: official
Finland lifts ban on transferring Yandex data to Russia
This is the world’s fastest-growing economy, and it could grow an ‘explosive’ 100%

1991 September 27: Turkmenistan Independence Day
Romania: President Iohannis receives ambassadors of Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia and Finland
Latvia: Former politician accused of hate crime goes missing
Lithuania sends radar kits to bolster Ukraine’s maritime defense
Latvian police ask public to report provocative signs on cars
Vilnius named emerging Europe’s most business-friendly city
Latvia: Finance Ministry comes up with draft budget figures
Pistorius: Ukraine’s victory is not the basis of Germany’s security policy
Lithuania expects to receive air defence capabilities from Sweden, Finland – minister
Netherlands, France and Estonia win the 2023 Europol Excellence Awards in Innovation
Latvia’s Minister of Finance says next year’s budget expenditures will reach EUR 16.1 billion
Drug overdose deaths in Estonia continue to rise
Klaipeda FSRU undergoing maintenance, next LNG cargo expected on October 1
Kallas: NATO members must boost defense spending as war is back in Europe
Latvia: Aivars Lembergs sentenced to four years in prison
Russia dismantling monuments to Lithuanian victims of Soviet repressions
Sten Hankewitz: By closing the NYC consulate, Estonia is eliminating its own history
Warsaw finalizing talks with Vilnius to streamline Ukrainian grain transit
Estonia’s capital shows what a Canadian city could be like
EU mulls allowing border guards to decide on asylum of ‘instrumentalised’ migrants
[Estonia] Newspaper editorials on budget: Hollow and all over the place
Latvian teams will refuse to play Russian teams at all levels of football
Russia’s EU neighbors are banning Russian vehicles from entering their countries as the bloc toughens sanctions
Construction costs slightly up on year in Latvia
Estonia: Education workers union turns to public conciliator over salary dispute
Latvian PM Siliņa has big day in Brussels
Lithuanian parliament considers allowing schools to check students’ belongings
Public media in Latvia categorically object to banning content in Russian language after 2026
Nearly 100 grenades, 2,500 artillery shells unearthed in northern Lithuania
Piil Treehouse in Estonia
Number of irregular migrants from Latvia on the rise in Lithuania – minister
Estonia’s endangered flying squirrels continue to need protection
‘We have to welcome Ukraine in NATO,’ says new Latvian prime minister in first visit to Brussels
Estonia: Kallas sends 2024 budget to Riigikogu
Lithuania expects more competition in second offshore wind farm tender
Task Force Knighthawk medic empowers Latvian youth with first-aid training
Armenia: Lithuania’s ambassador pays tribute to the victims of 44-day war
Saeima committee backs Latvia’s non-ratification of Istanbul Convention
Lithuanian footballers won’t play against Russians after UEFA lifts ban
Latvian Marcis Lacis Wraps Shooting Horror Comedy Touched by Eternity
Lithuanian president signs bill banning fur farms into law
[Estonia] Võrklaev: Increased unemployment insurance contributions in budget strategy
Flights from Vilnius to London City to continue under new development model
Gambling in Estonia: A model for the iGaming industry
Turto bankas signs a partnership agreement with PropTech Lithuania
Estonia: Kallas’ husband’s damages claim shows desire to silence press
Estonia: Party leaders fail to reach solution to solve Riigikogu deadlock
Estonia: Kaljulaid resigns from Alexela’s board over Russian fuel supplies
In fight over satellite array, tiny Liechtenstein roars back at China
Swiss to sell back Leopard II tanks to help restock after Ukraine donations
Austria pledges ‘unconditional support’ to Ukraine’s EU accession
Netherlands to deliver first F-16 jets to Ukraine in 2024
North Macedonia says it will continue supporting Ukraine
Greece, Saudi Arabia to look at linking their power grids
Catalan PM demands self-determination ‘reconciliatory referendum’
A people’s history of Catalonia
Bulgaria will not wage diplomatic war over Schengen
Czech government approves plan to buy 24 F-35 jets
Georgia Marks 30 Years Since the Fall of Sokhumi
Tajikistan hands control over border airports to armed forces
Uzbekistan: Secretive extortion trial ends with long sentences for journalists
Binance, World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Company, Quits Russian Market
Ukraine To Boycott All UEFA Tournaments With Russian Participation
Euro zone money supply shrinks as ECB turns off taps
Germany Stalling Long-Range Cruise Missile Delivery to Ukraine
Canada parliamentary speaker to quit after publicly praising Nazi
USA’s Largest Icebreaker to Northern Norway in October
Norway’s Equinor signs 5-year gas supply deal with Austria’s OMV
Chief Editor Of Belarusian Newspaper Goes On Trial On Charge Of Discrediting Belarus
Some Republican donors now eye Haley as best hope against Trump
Russian frozen assets ‘ought to’ be used to rebuild Ukraine, says US special envoy
China says drills near Taiwan target ‘arrogance’ of separatists
Germany ramps up border controls with Poland and Czech Republic to ‘limit human trafficking’
El Salvador police report says crackdown leaves 43,000 tied to gangs still free
Germany cracks down on neo-Nazi sect Artgemeinschaft for targeting children
Azerbaijan arrests former top Karabakh minister as exodus tops 50,000
Russia’s strategy in sending tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus
US admits Israel into visa waiver program
What Ukraine Needs to Win the War Against Russia
Philippines urges fishermen to keep up presence at China-held shoal
‘Empathy classes’: Denmark’s approach to tackling bullying
Russia’s Wagner troops are back on the battlefield, Ukraine says

1944 September 28: Tuskulėnai Victims Memorial Day
1994 September 28: Sinking of MS Estonia
Kenya’s speedsters aim to capture glory in the heart of Latvia
Lithuania calls on Estonia to join coalition for demining Ukraine
ZZS plans to continue cooperation with Lembergs
March to Vilnius and sleep in tents: Lithuanian teachers brace for month-long strike
Latvian golfers raise 14,000 euros for Ukraine
Govt approves Estonia’s proposals for 12th sanctions package against Russia
New trains will likely be delayed until next year in Latvia
Estonia and the Czech Republic to cooperate in defence
Latvia to host international journalist safety conference
Lithuanian cybersecurity unicorn attracts $100m investment, doubles value
‘Daugava’ Stadium in Rīga to get major upgrades
Large-scale crisis field exercise held just outside Tallinn
Latvia: VAT reduction on local produce likely to be abolished next year
Conference on the Blue Economy Aims to Unlock Lithuania’s Maritime Potential
Solarstone opens 60 MW BIPV module factory in Estonia
Lithuania ready to take in irregular migrants from Italy – PM
Annely Kolk presents credentials as Estonia’s new Ambassador to Ukraine
Latvia’s New Government Should Rewrite Security Strategy
Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann makes first trip to ancestors’ home in Estonia
Lithuanian parliament turns to Constitutional Court over Istanbul Convention
Latvian Saeima discusses collective application on Latvia’s “non-accession to the Istanbul Convention”
NATO deploys surveillance jets to Lithuania to monitor Russia
Rīga to host a forum for a safe and sustainable Baltic Sea Region
NATO Jets Deployed in Lithuania to Track Russian Movements
Saeima approves updated National Security concept for Latvia
Is revelation of Lithuania MPs’ Communist party membership still a big thing or a fuss?
Latvia: Small-denomination coins may soon be on the way out
Yad Vashem accuses Lithuania of glorifying Nazi collaborators
Estonia to host U-17 Euros in 2026 as UEFA lifts Russian youth teams ban
Lithuanian language watchdog chief asked to resign after uttering racial slur
Interest on Estonia’s latest short-term government bonds tops 4 percent
Lithuania: Teachers plan indefinite nationwide strike, protests from Sept. 29
Estonia: Government approves mandatory sustainability reports obligation
Latvia would invest in biomethane under proposed introduction of REPowerEU chapter
Memorial held to mark 29th anniversary of MS Estonia disaster
Critically endangered white rhinos arrive at Lithuanian Zoo
Estonia: Completing main highways to cost a lot more than allocated
NATO deploys AWACS surveillance jets to Lithuania
Tallinn’s light pollution rapidly increased after coronavirus pandemic
LP Express to install 300 parcel lockers across Latvia and Estonia
Estonia: No consensus in Riigikogu on amending proposed Soviet monuments law
“Payment Radar”: the ratio of non-cash to cash payments in Latvia is 73% to 27%
Key Conversation: Gabrielius Landsbergis
Estonia: Small investors to be offered €200 million worth of government bonds
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Seeks More Military Aid for Ukraine
‘Dramatic’ acceleration: Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in the last two years
Austria pitches policy areas for ‘gradual’ Western Balkans integration
Austria Strengthens its Economic and Diplomatic Relations with Africa
Romania using unconventional means to press Austria into lifting Schengen veto
France’s Macron backs ‘autonomy’ for Corsica ‘within the French Republic’
Ireland: Wind generation exceeds demand for electricity for the first time ever
Gibraltar’s 60th Anniversary at the United Nations exhibition
This Is the Oldest Country in the World
YouTubers Fuel Housing Crunch in European Tax-Haven Andorra
Osmani: North Macedonia the most harassed country in EU enlargement process
Albania defies EU foreign policy on Kosovo-Serbia for first time
Slovenia Tightens Control of Border With Croatia Against Migrant Influx
China Road and Bridge Corporation gets 74.6 mln euro deal in Croatia
Gifts, Gadgets and Greece: Inside a Huawei Lobbying Campaign
Roberta Metsola to visit Cyprus on occasion of independence day
Czechia comes together to celebrate St. Wenceslas Day
Romania’s Social Democrats reluctant to recognise same-sex marriage
Beijing Postpones China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Railway Line
Massive warehouse explosion in Uzbek capital leaves one dead and scores injured
‘Princess of Uzbekistan’ indicted as crime syndicate boss
Secretary General in Kyiv: Ukraine is closer to NATO than ever before
Careful embrace: AI and the ECB
Time for the UN to recognize Taiwan’s voice
Haikun: Taiwan unveils new submarine to fend off China
Why Philadelphia Celebrates LGBT History Month
Poland Resurrects the Holy Roman Empire—With U.S. Support
More Russian stuff blowing up, plus goodbye Kaliningrad, hello Königsberg
Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone
Polish senator: Russian coal still flowing into Poland
Leading Chinese security official makes debut visit to Germany
Ukrainian forces are ‘gradually gaining ground,’ NATO chief says
NATO used to fret over Russia’s threat against the Suwałki Gap. The threat is now smaller than ever
France calls on Turkey, Hungary to deliver on Sweden NATO bid
Britain’s Sycamore Gap tree felled in ‘deliberate act of vandalism’
Polish History Museum will be “weapon to fight for a strong Poland”, says PM at opening
Turkish Lawmakers Delay Vote on Sweden’s NATO Membership
Armenian priest fears for Karabakh’s Christian heritage amid mass exodus
Denmark’s First Viking Queen Was Likely More Powerful Than the King, Research Finds
Sea Change: Nordic-Baltic Security in a New Era
Michael Gambon, British actor who played Dumbledore, dies aged 82
German inflation falls to lowest level since start of Ukraine war
Ukrainian refugees: EU member states agree to extend temporary protection
India: protesters try to storm home of Manipur chief minister
Germany signs ‘historic’ deal with Israel to buy missile defense system
Finland Orders Russian Asylum Seeker to Return Children to Russia
Republicans open Biden impeachment inquiry with focus on son’s business dealings
Prosecutors in Sweden seek prison for Russian-Swede accused of spying
Finland deploys round-the-clock control to stop Russian cars transiting via Norway
New US Senate foreign relations chair will look at Turkish F-16 deal
Sweden’s Northvolt to build $5.2 billion battery factory in Canada
Norway seeks to extend ban on Meta’s consentless tracking ads across the EU
Student gunman kills three in Rotterdam university shooting
EBRD, EU and Norway support the digitalisation of food producer in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Swiss court acquits Belarus ‘death squad’ member
Cuba warns of worsening blackouts as fuel crisis bites
Belarus says Polish helicopter violated its airspace, Warsaw denies
Turkish neutrality: How Erdogan manages ties with Russia, Ukraine amid war
Sweden turns to military to help police combat gang crime
Missile that struck Poland grain silo and killed two people in 2022 was fired by Ukraine
Kazakhstan says ready to increase oil supplies to Germany

1957 September 29: Kyshtym nuclear disaster, USSR
Solar panel owners might have to reconsider their capacities in Latvia
LRT English Newsletter: Uncovering communists
Estonia: Retail trade turnover down 8 percent to August 2023
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs visits Latvia
Flash estimate: Inflation in Estonia dipped below 4 percent in September
Bank of Latvia upgrades inflation outlook for 2023 to 9%
Pride of Estonia: Paul Keres, one of the best to never hold chess world crown
Latvian Central Bank president: economy is weak this year
Allies Help Those Who Help Themselves: How Estonia and Japan Approach Deterrence
Latvia: Electronic signature system to get an October update
Several thousand teachers begin strike in Lithuania
HIMARS crews demonstrate capabilities and cross-train with NATO allies in Estonia
Lithuanian Post to lay off 400 mailmen and mailwomen
Latvian Radio investigation involves dog, homeless man, gas station, animal shelter, billionaire…
[Estonia] Transport Administration: No money for paving over gravel roads
Vinted subsidiary gets e-money license in Lithuania
[Latvia] Public service media: independent or not?
Football: Northern Ireland U16s ease past Estonia
NextGenerationEU: Latvia submits request to modify recovery and resilience plan and add a REPowerEU chapter
Estonian, Icelandic formins: Together we can help Ukraine win the war
Latvian central bank halves growth forecast for 2023
Lithuania gives 6 months for Russian cars to leave
Making Government More Like Amazon Through Estonia’s Blueprint
New foreign bank set to enter Lithuania, says central bank
[Estonia] Justice chancellor: Protection of legitimate expectations not great here
Latvia’s retail turnover slightly down on year in August
First countermobility park opens in Lithuania
FSA and European Central Bank to examine Estonian banks’ financial buffers
Latvian citizen reportedly on trial in Belarus
Lithuania to bar people working with classified info from going to Russia, Belarus
Estonia not withdrawing OSCE chairmanship candidacy
Another family of Lithuanian origin resettles to Lithuania from Venezuela
Video: Simple Session 2023, full recap from Tallinn, Estonia
Lithuanian FM says he will not run for president
Estonia legislature head to Alen Simonyan: Territorial integrity of Armenia is of priority to us
Latvian Experts Assess the Quality of Public Services in Uzbekistan
Lithuania supermarket opens 5th autonomous store
Latvia: Criminal proceedings started against former MEP Mamikins
Tallinn rejects motion to bar Russian, Belarusian diplomats from free rides
Latvia: row over Russian being mandatory at schools
Estonia: Government agrees sugar tax is needed, but final details unconfirmed
France is a close ally of Latvia – Rinkevics
Estonia: Police fine leader of Russian propaganda sticker campaign €500
Latvian government blasted for plan to drop 5% VAT rate for fruits and vegetables
Estonia: Retailers’ association predicts difficult start to 2024
Commission Requires Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus & Lithuania to Implement 2D Barcode on Uniform Format for Visas
Kallas: Border countries have important role in stopping sanctions evasion
Bank of Latvia governor says support for borrowers should be made immediately available
Finovate Global Lithuania: The Rise of Regtech in One of the Europe’s Most Dynamic Fintech Hubs
NATO Vilnius Summit: Defense Takeaways for the Baltic States
Top 5: Inside Vilnius Airport’s Busiest Routes
Harnessing the Baltic’s power potential
Europe’s richest royal family builds nearly $300 billion finance empire
Switzerland prioritises humanitarian demining in Ukraine
Will FIFA leave Switzerland? Or is Infantino just playing around?
Regional languages holding their own in Wallonia
Belgium to Put Health Workforce Crisis on EU Presidency Agenda for First Time in a Decade
Netherlands tops EU importers list for third country products linked to deforestation
‘Med9’ leaders meet on migration in Malta
European Open & Women’s Chess Club Cups 2023 Start in Durres, Albania
Cyprus considers sheltering some Armenian refugees if needed
Historic Basque handball court given greenlight for historic designation
Spain’s conservatives fail to form government, clearing way for Socialists
Spain’s 1st national animal welfare law takes effect
Moldova joins the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
Romania in talks to take over Moldova’s Giurgiulesti port ahead of Ukraine reconstruction
Turkey to take over supply of almost half of Moldova’s gas use
Taiwan, Slovakia sign semiconductor cooperation deal
Bulgaria will continue using Russian oil for as long as possible
Bulgaria could add as much as 42 GW from wind outside protected areas
Romania interested in strengthening cultural, economic ties with Iraq
Kyrgyzstan: MPs give president power to overturn court rulings on moral grounds
Eurozone Inflation Falls to Two-Year Low After ECB Hiked Rates to Record Level
IEA, ECB and EIB highlight importance of an accelerated clean energy transition for Europe’s industrial competitiveness and financial stability
One dead, one in hospital after breaching whale capsizes boat in Australia
Japan’s Defense Industry Is Hindered by Self-Imposed Constraints
Singapore’s population grows 5% as foreign workers return post-pandemic
Report calls for care homes for LGBT people
Turkish president complains that UN’s decorations are too “LGBT” but they weren’t gay at all
Romania bolsters defences to stop Ukraine war crossing NATO threshold
Denmark’s digital ID soon to be valid in neighboring countries
Germany’s reunification, 33 years on: East-West divide persists
Ukrainian soldiers heartened by delivery of U.S. Abrams tanks
Proportion of Catholics in Poland falls to 71%, new census data show
Denmark Loses Only Female CEO at Major Bank as Frosig Retires
Russia’s Putin signs decree on autumn military conscription
Germany, Central Asian countries agree to develop ‘Middle Corridor’ route
Denmark’s Economy Contracted in Second Quarter After Revision
Seven countries order ammunition under EU scheme to aid Ukraine
Punish Belarus too for aiding Putin’s Ukraine war
Finland to extend prep year for foreign kids to improve Finnish skills
Sikh group protests outside Golden Temple over killing in Canada
Germany pledges support of $86 million to ECOWAS
US services giant seals long-term offshore contracts in Norway
In taking Karabakh, Azerbaijan’s president avenged his father
Germany, Poland, Czech Republic start task force on illegal immigration
Here’s One Of Two Russian Su-30s Intercepted By Italian F-35s Deployed To Poland
Blinken urges Indian cooperation in Canada’s Sikh murder probe
Germany: Growing dissatisfaction with migration policy
Foreign Minister of Denmark on an Official Visit to BiH
Britain to provide NATO with troops for Kosovo support
Chinese firm to build €1.3 billion battery-materials factory in Finland
NATO Secretary General calls for creation of a transatlantic quantum community, welcomes Denmark’s leadership
Republicans reject own funding bill, US government shutdown imminent
Germany to tighten Chinese investment screening
Boost for SA’s climate finance deal as Denmark, Netherlands and Spain increase pledge to $11.8bn
US monitoring large Serbian force along Kosovo border -White House
Norway bans entry of Russia-registered passenger cars from Oct. 3
France, Germany pave the way to making weapons in Ukraine
NATO says it has authorized additional forces for Kosovo
ESA refers Norway to the EFTA Court for authorization requirement restricting financial undertakings
Suicide bombings at two mosques in Pakistan kill at least 57

1966 September 30: Botswana Independence Day
1938 September 30: Munich Agreement
September 30: Canada National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Russia can be kicked out from UN – Lithuanian legal expert explains mechanism
The first world war wasn’t the first world war
Baltic Sea wind and a brand new climate law: Here’s why Estonia is our Green Country of the Month
Georgian President warns: If Ukraine fails we will be next
Young upstart Roberts Blums joins his father Janis at VEF Riga
Hungarian dog handlers train in Lithuania
Latvia prepares law to cushion impact of interest rises on borrowers
How Soviet utopia of free housing failed Lithuania
Nigerians abroad: Nnadozie, Anih, Akpeyi, Ugen show top quality in France, Czech, South Africa, Latvia
Scientists launch Estonia’s first autonomous maritime research vessel
Rīga return for Anatole Lapine, visionary Latvian automotive designer
Lithuania sees number of opportunities for co-op in transport sector with Kazakhstan
Latvian singer Alise Kante stars at this year’s Jaffa Jazz Festival
Estonia’s Ingrid Neel wins doubles title in Tokyo
Putin is opening up a new front against the West
GetJet Airlines Partners with Tour Operators to Launch Direct Flights from Lithuania to Kenya
Joining the Gucci-loafer set for a glimpse of superyacht life in Monaco
Luxembourg sets the bar in multilingual education
‘No one is safe’: France vows action as bedbugs sweep Paris
Thailand Senator Porntip asked to leave restaurant in Iceland
Rugby unites Ireland as no other sport can
Indian envoy stopped from entering Scotland gurdwara by radical Sikh activists
David Olusoga: ‘The UK is less equal than when I was young’
Preaching a “more tolerant” church, Pope appoints 21 new cardinals
Malta designated as first World Capital for Women and Girls in Science 2023
Serb List official takes responsibility for Banjska violence in Kosovo
Kosovo on edge after deadly clashes stir unease
Serbia will not send military forces into Kosovo, Vučić insists
President of Kosovo ‘welcomes British forces’ to region
Tent-dwelling migrants join protest over Portugal’s housing prices
North Korean gov’t hackers targeted aerospace company in Spain
Flights resume between Libya and Italy after decade-long hiatus
Italy hikes 2023 debt issuance as public finances creak
Officials urge Moldova to seize opportunity for EU membership
Civil defence sirens to be tested in Sofia, other parts of Bulgaria, on October 2
Almost all ethnic Armenians have fled Nagorno-Karabakh in a mass exodus
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1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day
1960 October 1: Nigeria Independence Day
1978 October 1: Tuvalu Independence Day
1988 October 1: Rahvarinne, Popular Front of Estonia, Established
1994 October 1: Palau Independence Day
2017 October 1: Catalan Independence Referendum
October 1 – 7: Banned Books Week
1958 October 2: Guinea Independence Day
October 3: Peat Cutting Monday, Falkland Islands
1932 October 3: Iraq Independence Day
1990 October 3: German reunification/German Unity Day
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1934 October 6: Proclamation of the Catalan state
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