October 8
1991 October 8: Croatia Independence Day
Estonia: Kohtla-Järve deputy mayor attacked
Balticconnector pipeline between Estonia and Finland closed due to gas leak
Repairing Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline May Take Months
First snowfall of the season recorded in Latvia
Polar bears and retreating glaciers: Lithuanian scientist’s expedition to the Arctic
Israeli-Lithuanian policeman killed in Hamas attacks
Death toll from Hamas onslaught passes 800, over 100 kidnapped, as Israel strikes Gaza
Israel formally declares war against Hamas as it battles to push militants off its soil
Two Israeli tourists and local guide shot dead in Egypt, Israel says
Verstappen cruises to Qatar GP victory over Piastri and Norris after Mercedes drivers collide
Belgium leads the charge to make hemp the future of sustainable fashion
Jersey exhibition celebrates Channel Islands biodiversity
Tens of thousands protest against possible Catalan amnesty deal

1446 October 9: Hangeul Day/Korean Language day
1962 October 9: Uganda Independence Day
1988 October 9: Latvijas Tautas fronte, Popular Front of Latvia, Founded
Belarusian business in Latvia under security scrutiny
Lithuania unsure what to do about rising drug use among minors
[Latvia] Storm aftermath: 1,000 calls for help, 1,500 still without power
The best sommelier in the Baltic countries is Aleksei Pogrebnoi from Estonia
EU fund fraud case launched in Līvāni, Latvia: LTV’s De Facto
Thousands of households in Lithuania remain without electricity after weekend’s storms
One project ready to go in Latvia’s affordable rental housing program
Estonia: Viimsi futsal club fires Serbian coach after he congratulates Putin
Lithuania promises to reimburse travel expenses of pilgrims stranded in Israel
Rinkevics in telephone conversation with Israeli president confirms Latvia’s solidarity with people of Israel
Mariupol State University Centre to open at Lithuania’s VDU
Latvia: Bank supervision should be reasonable so as not to slow down economic growth – president
Lithuania Police Enhance Situational Awareness and Safety with New In-Car Video Technology from Motorola Solutions
Estonia: Apartment buildings renovation support to depend on CO2 emissions income
Latvian public divided on climate change issues
Estonia-Finland Gas Pipeline Shut after Suspected Leak
Latvia: New Agriculture Minister plans to fight for reduced VAT on food
Sustainable technologies leader Johnson Matthey to establish a GBS centre in Lithuania
Latvia pledges ‘unwavering support to Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself’ after Hamas terror attack
Bank solidarity levy in Lithuania cannot be extended – minister
Translatlantic Periscope for Estonia launched
The Nation Marketplace Showcases “Made in Lithuania” Products
‘AK.Nädal’ investigates why teachers in Estonia not paid dignified wages
RSF and its partners are extremely concerned by Latvian proposal to ban Russian-language content on public service media
Meet the female founders disrupting tech in Estonia and beyond
Lithuania’s Baltic Sea Offers Favorable Conditions for Development of Offshore Wind Farms
[Estonia] Climate minister: Economy must fit inside the confines of nature
Egypt, Latvia mull cooperation in communications, IT fields
Statistics: Peak tourism season in Estonia still below 2019 levels
Lithuania backs Israel’s efforts to counter Hamas attacks – minister
Estonia expecting EUR 230 ml in revenue from car tax in 1st year
Wizz Air, Ryanair cancel flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv
Chinese embassy sends note to Estonian ForMin over MPs’ Taiwan remarks
Poland to help bring Lithuanians back from Israel if needed – president
Annual inflation down to 3.3% in Latvia
Elering hopes to find location of Balticconnector gas leak within days
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Russia Is Trying To ‘Scare’ Neighbors With Nukes In Belarus
Estonia’s ESTCube-2 satellite launched into orbit on Monday
US allocates €1.48m for Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania
Operators to inspect Finland-Estonia gas pipeline for possible leak
Update: Latvia revealed to be undisclosed customer of Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopter
Estonia’s car tax to hit larger vehicles harder than initially planned
Port of Klaipėda carries out drone emissions monitoring
Sunrise swims in ancient bogs: How Estonians are logging off from their tech-savvy lives?
Estonia: Eesti Raudtee plans to build more weather shelters on train platforms
Taxes on gambling could grow next year in Latvia
Oman, Lithuania sign MoU to boost tourism
Estonian movie Smoke Sauna Sisterhood hits UK and Irish cinemas this fall
Latvia: Government to hike alcohol tax every year on March 1st
VAT threshold will be raised to 50,000 euros in Latvia
Paris’ bedbug problem could spread to Estonia
Estonia: Emergency services received record number of calls during storm
Estonia and Finland to create green shipping corridor
Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline Hit By Suspected Leak
Ukrainian Armed Forces’ cyber defense classroom opened with Estonian support
‘Blue night’ in Corsica as 20 homes targeted by independence arsonists
The ebb and flow of the Three Seas Initiative
Turkey’s Erdogan tells supporters he does not ‘recognize LGBT’
The Real Winner in Germany’s State Elections
Russia, Switzerland: Horizon Capital keeps mum about debts owed by sanctioned oligarch
Military briefing: the advance of Ukraine’s ‘mosquito navy’
Norway ratifies the ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment
Netanyahu says Israel’s response to Gaza attack will “change the Middle East”
Traffic Resumes at Germany’s Hamburg Airport After Iran Plane Threat
Finland submits request to modify recovery and resilience plan to add a REPowerEU chapter
Macron in Hamburg to shore up rocky marriage between France and Germany
Ukraine: Civilians bear ‘unbearable’ toll amid ‘unrelenting’ attacks
Claudia Goldin wins Nobel economics prize for work on gender gap
Denmark seeks to boost F-16 jet deliveries to Ukraine
Belarus Civil Society Condemn Repressive Drug System in Latest Report
UN alarmed by Russia’s ‘mass’ passports move in Ukraine
Border trouble not on agenda when FSB boss visited Norway
EU freezes development aid to Palestinians after Hamas attack
Russia: Four now jailed for refusing to fight in Ukraine on religious grounds
Funding Ukraine’s war against Russia is morally right
Norway’s Gen2 Energy signs pact to supply green hydrogen to Germany
Poland’s Orlen secures licenses for five wind farms
High schools in Denmark are embracing ChatGPT as a teaching tool rather than shunning it
Russia begins exporting gas to Uzbekistan in drive to expand regional influence

1868 October 10: Proclamation of Cuban Independence Beginning Ten Years War
1911 October 10: National Day of the Republic of China, Taiwan
1970 October 10: Fiji Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
Estonia ready to lose funding if Ukraine joins EU, prime minister says
Latvia: Businessman Rieksts accused of war crime glorification
‘Window to Europe’: Russians use Kaliningrad transit train to enter Lithuania
[Estonia] Prime minister: Ukraine victory goes hand-in-hand with principles of democracy
[Latvia] President Rinkēvičs says ‘tough action’ needed over bank ‘blackmail’ threat
Lithuanian police step up patrols around synagogues amid fears of anti-Semitic incidents
Latvia FinTech Forum 2023 takes place in Rīga
PM: Estonia ready to lose funding if Ukraine joins EU
Group of migrants captured in abandoned building in Rīga
Talks with government hit impasse as Lithuanian teachers’ strike enters 3rd week
Latvia: Police officer fined over inaction in ‘flag attack’ case
Lithuania’s parliament condemns Hamas attacks in Israel
Play performance in Daugavpils sparks controversy
Finland and Estonia See Likely Sabotage in Damage to Pipeline and Telecoms Cable
US diplomat thanks Lithuania for ‘strong signal’ regarding Hamas attacks in Israel
Estonia: Cleveron lays off 20 percent of staff as 2023 proves to be loss-making year
Latvia: Foreign trade down by a quarter on last year
Doubling Down: Estonia’s Center Party Gamble on Mihhail Kõlvart
Lithuania sends new team of border guards to help Latvia stop migrants
[Estonia] Think tank: Ukrainian refugees doing better than expected on labor market
Latvia makes some progress in battling alcohol deaths
Transavia France to start flights between Tallinn and Paris next spring
Lithuania passes law requiring politicians to disclose past Communist Party membership
Latvia: EUR 4 million channeled to fix August storm damage
New Estonian ambassador to Japan points to scope for forging relations further
Lithuania Offers $203.91MM Aid to Winner of 700MW Planned Wind Auction
Estonia’s sumo wrestlers take home nine world championship medals
Lithuanian government presents 2024 budget to parliament
Finnish media: Balticconnector pipeline leak ‘does not appear to be an accident’
Stoltenberg: NATO supporting, ready to share info with Estonia, Finland
Clint Eastwood won’t get €50,000 from liquidated Lithuanian company
Estonia prepared to forgo funding if Ukraine joins EU: Estonia’s PM
Around 300 schools across Latvia receive threat emails
NATO ready to support Finland and Estonia on damaged infrastructure
Task Force Marne Paladin crews provide artillery support during Exercise Iron Wolf
Nearly half of Estonia’s lichens endangered
Finland says ‘outside activity’ likely damaged gas pipeline, telecoms cable
Oman, Lithuania to explore more trade, tourism opportunities
[Estonia] Ministers: Balticconnector pipeline damage was deliberate
Finland: Undersea pipelines damaged by ‘external activity’
Finland prepares security update amid gas pipe sabotage fear
‘External activity’ probably behind Finland-Estonia gas pipe leak
Finland-Estonia gas pipeline leak to be investigated as sabotage
Finland investigates suspected sabotage of Baltic-connector gas pipeline
Finland investigates potential sabotage to Baltic gas pipeline
Luxembourg election: Center-right to lead coalition talks
Bosch tests fuel cells in the Czech Republic
Norway Inflation Slows More Than Forecast, Denting Rate Plan
Newly elected leader of Norway’s Finnmark region snubs Moscow, wants Volodymyr Zelensky to 2WW anniversary
Ukraine urges the West to remain united behind it as Israel distracts global attention
Ethiopia, Norway Sign Grant Agreement of 25 Mil USD For REDD+ Investment Program
Norway army chief says Leopard 2 option cut in favor of air defenses
Sweden to join Macolin Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions
Denmark freezes all Palestinian development aid
Sweden: FMV signs contract for extensive upgrade of Stridsvagn 122
Inflation in Denmark drops to less than 1 percent
With Finland in NATO, Russia restructures forces, depriving the Northern Fleet of the status as a military district
Sweden to ban petrol, diesel cars in Stockholm from 2025
Romania, Ukraine agree to elevate relations to strategic partnership
Iran’s allies in Iraq, Yemen threaten U.S. over intervention in Israel
Russian forces close in on east Ukraine’s Avdiivka
Mental health and labour exploitation – a tale from Belarus
Germany Seeks Tougher Migration Law Ahead of Regional Elections
Poland’s hard-right government wages war on a US-owned network
Germany announces new defense aid for Ukraine worth $1.1 bln
Russia fails to return to UN rights body after losing vote
Poland world’s second most popular service centre location among global firms
Denmark to help develop farming in Ukraine
Top Polish generals resign days before elections
Sweden halts development aid to Palestinians
Kazakh Police Detain Siberian Anti-War Activist At Russia’s Request
Tibet activists call the re-election of China to the Human Rights Council an undeserved reward for repression
China’s Uyghur Villages Hide Their Secrets After Xinjiang Crackdown
Myanmar: 29 killed in artillery strike on camp for displaced people

1492 October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, US
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
Latvia gambling tax increase approved for 2024
Lithuania TSO on storage-as-transmission project: ‘can be an example to other countries’
State Audit: Latvian army must focus more on its reserve capacity
Finland Opens Probe Into Possible ‘Intentional Damaging’ Of Baltic Sea Pipeline
Kindergartens get threat e-mails one day after schools in Latvia
Lithuania consults on second offshore wind auction
Latvia: Government gives extra EUR 18 million for Rail Baltica
Ban on cheap flight tickets in EU would be felt in Baltics
Estonian navy commander: Seems Balticconnector pipeline ruptured from one side
Latvia: Wages will catch up with costs in 1.5 years minimum
Estonia’s Software Defined Space Conference coming soon
Baltic Capital Markets Conference taking place in Rīga
Top Lithuanian lawmaker to visit Taipei next week
Mayor: Rīga can learn from Kyiv on providing bomb shelters
Company drilling down to 500 meters for geothermal energy in Estonia
State Security Service repeats terrorism risks in Latvia are low
Ukrainian refugees start a healthy snack company in Estonia
Two Rīga flights canceled due to fire at London Luton
Estonia: Weekend storm leads to huge number of claims for insurance companies
Lithuanian minister calls for additional protection of Baltic Sea pipelines
Estonia: Gen. Riho Ühtegi quits as head of Defense League
New safety training brought in after sexual assault on Canadian at NATO base in Latvia
Russian cargo ship spent weekend in vicinity of Balticconnector pipeline leak
Latvian Foreign Minister calls for support to Ukraine, continued dialogue on current issues
[Estonia] Survey: Violence, abuse most commonly experienced within intimate partnerships
Latvia Fintech Pulse 2023 Creates Roadmap For Potential Investors
WHO: Estonian girls experience steepest coming of age across EU, Canada
Lithuanian parliament approves speaker’s trip to Taiwan despite opposition
CoE Secretary General meets Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Charter flight brings 97 Lithuanians from Israel, military plane sent for further evacuations
Unemployment among Ukrainian refugees in Estonia on the rise
Lithuanian ministry suggests longer residence permits for Belarusians
The MXGP of Latvia in Kegums locked in for the next three years
Lithuania’s Šiaulių Bankas suspends card payments in Belarus
Estonia: Employers, unions agree on €95-per-month minimum wage hike
Vilnius announced winner of the European Green City award
Making awkward IOUs a thing of the past Estonia’s Cino raises €1.4M
Kazakhstan, Lithuania reaffirm commitment to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation
Estonia: Legal experts suggest ways to increase opposition’s role in Riigikogu
Lithuanian Post stops mail deliveries to Israel
Catalysing an environmental change: LIFE projects tackling current Baltic Sea challenges  
Lithuanian opposition unsuccessfully contests China’s inclusion in unreliable supplier list
Uplatform expands in the Baltics by securing iGaming provider license in Latvia
Three mixed Lithuanian-Palestinian families are in West Bank – Ramallah office
Record number of proposals submitted for Tallinn’s participatory budget
Nordics, Baltics tighten security at energy installations after Baltic Sea pipe burst
Finland police investigate undersea gas pipeline leak as possible sabotage
Finland-Estonia gas pipeline Balticconnector down for 5 months: Operator
Nato vows to respond if Finland-Estonia gas pipeline damage is deliberate
Finland says subsea pipeline damage appears to be deliberate
‘External’ source suspected as Finland, Estonia gas, telecom link damaged
Finland: Pipeline leak likely caused by ‘external activity’
Canada and the Netherlands take Syria to top UN court on repeated torture charges
Can the Balkans steer away from fossil fuels? Albania and Romania are banking on it
Exclusive: Greece eyes record state asset sales in 2024
Catalonia invests €7m into alternative protein research
US announces $200m military assistance package for Ukraine
Sweden’s ruling Moderates fume at Stockholm petrol and diesel ban
Ukraine accuses two men of helping guide missile that killed dozens in Hroza village
Sustain and prosper: How Europeans can support Ukraine
German economy to shrink in 2023, govt says
Denmark to evacuate citizens from Israel, Palestinian territories
BAE Systems Hägglunds: 50 CV90 to Sweden
Sweden’s NATO bid expected to be approved: Def Min Jonson
Denmark to send first F-16s to Ukraine in early 2024
Higher fee for synthetics in Norway’s EPR?
Norway to allocate additional $18.5M for mine clearance activities in Ukraine
Finland sending 19th military aid package to Ukraine
How green is your postcode? New map reveals emission footprints in Sweden
How Soviet-Style Denunciations Got a 21st-Century Makeover in Russia
Denmark, Netherlands, US spearhead creation of future Ukraine air force
‘Abortion tests’ developed in Poland spark concern
Germany, nine other nations push ahead with joint air defence procurement
Finland’s 20-qubit quantum computer launch continues its supercomputer development
Indigenous academic-activists from Russia discuss Indigenous experiences living under modern-day Russian state

1552 October 12: Fall of Kazan, Tatarstan
1968 October 12: Equatorial Guinea Independence Day
1975 October 12: Saharawi National Unity Day
Lithuania to transfer two NASAMS AA launchers and ammunition to Ukraine
Latvia: Court orders building demolition next to illegally sawn oak tree
Is drug use among Lithuanian teenagers indeed on the rise?
Estonia-UK defense cooperation excellent, continues to strengthen
Latvia: Vandalized Sigulda walking trail has been restored
Finland, Estonia green shipping corridor deal has buy-in from ferry operators
Latvian Radio outlines planned alcohol marketing limitations
Military plane airlifts 29 Lithuanian citizens from Israel to Turkey
Fire engines, 4×4 vehicles head to Ukraine from Latvia
Lithuanian father who took his daughter to Russia to stand trial for illegal border crossing in Kaliningrad
Rīga International Film Festival 2023 is under way
Estonia Hailed as the European Epicenter of Entrepreneurship
NATO STRATCOMCOE publishes new Russia research
Ukraine and Lithuania to start Kyiv-Kaunas rail freight tests
Latvia: Third draft into mandatory defense service announced
Court orders Estonian state energy firm to halt shale oil plant construction
Lithuania drives September gas consumption in Baltics
Estonia: Prison system in need of streamlining to cut costs
Ignitis Group confirmed as winners of 700 MW Lithuanian offshore wind tender
Alexela Expands Its Operations to the Latvian Energy Market
Keep focus on Ukraine, despite Israel flare-up, says Lithuanian FM
Estonia has given €80,000 to help Palestinian refugees this year
Lithuania goes blue in a sign of solidarization with heinously stricken Israel
Estonian citizen among the dead in Hamas attack on Israel
Interior Ministry proposes closing Latvian-Russian border crossing points in Vientluli and Pededze
Riigikogu to vote next week on using Königsberg instead of Kaliningrad
Lithuania’s banks report 2.5-fold surge in profits
Latvia prepares to close two crossing points on Russian border
Lithuania Officially Confirms Winner of First Offshore Wind Tender
Irish team trains in Latvia ahead of World Ploughing Contest
Landsbergis invites Egypt to open embassy in Vilnius
Latvian Saeima takes first step on mortgage relief law
New children’s book about Ukrainian war refugees reaches Estonian schools
Lithuanian PM rules out raising defence spending through debt
Microsoft report outlines Russian cyber-influence attempt in Latvia, Lithuania, Poland
Lithuania to step up protection of Jewish sites following calls for violence
Promo video talks up ‘MissionLatvia’
Estonia: Government announces new special representative for Ida-Viru County
Over 1,000 teachers rally outside Lithuanian government office amid continuing strike
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood film review — magnificent visual poetry from Estonia
Frenchman makes 3,000 km trip from Le Mans to Estonia by unicycle
U.S. supports Finland, Estonia as it probes Baltic Sea pipe burst, says Blinken
Latvia to Shut Last EU Land Crossing to Russia for Ukrainians
Tallinn approves Estonian-language education transition plan
Estonia hopes to reclaim €8 million a year in lost tax with e-invoices
Karis: Estonia could participate in 2025 EXPO alongside other Baltic states
Finland says ‘state actor’ not ruled out in mystery of damaged Baltic gas pipeline
Estonia-Finland pipeline explosion: what’s the evidence that the damage was deliberate?
Ranked and rated: Which of the six Nordic nations is best?
Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor: a land of megaliths, ghosts, solitude – and literature
San Marino haven’t won since 2004 and are world’s worst team, but they’re not giving up
First loan under the Green Finance Facility in North Macedonia
Greece on alert for ‘hidden’ terrorists as Middle East crisis escalates
Romanian president makes first official visit to Hungary in 14 years
Analysis: How Xi Jinping haunts remote Hokkaido fishing towns
The Commission sends request for information to X under the Digital Services Act
European Union being shaken by geoeconomic changes
Japan’s Aging Pro-Russia Lobby Is on Borrowed Time
Poland takes over Gazprom stake in key pipeline and major oil and gas producer
Belgium joins Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands in promising F-16s to Kyiv
Germany to provide NATO with 35,000 troops from 2025
China says sends fighter jets to warn US Navy plane in Taiwan Strait
Germany to support Israel in its defence efforts with two drones, minister says
Norway on course to re-write cruise record books
Germany will ban all Hamas-linked activities, Scholz says
US must be ready for simultaneous wars with China, Russia, report says
Denmark and Czechia to send tanks and firearms to Ukraine
Why the UAE and Finland are more alike than you think
Sweden Secures First Hate Speech Conviction After Koran Burning
France uses teargas, water cannon on banned pro-Palestinian rally in Paris
Finnish intelligence agency warns Russia treating Finland as a ‘hostile country’
Fierce fighting rages around Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine
Construction of Poland’s first offshore wind farm set to begin
Britain sends auxiliary ships, spy planes to support Israel
NATO chief presses Turkey to advance Sweden’s membership application.
Putin arrives in Kyrgyzstan on first trip abroad since ICC arrest warrant

Lithuanian FM calls on intl community to keep focus on Ukraine despite situation in Israel
Latvia: Vape seller sues doctor over alleged slander
Survey: 29% of young people in Estonia are depressed
Two Latvian municipal budgets in ‘catastrophic’ situation
NATO ministers pledge solidarity with Estonia over Balticconnector investigation
New details emerge about Germany’s Lithuania brigade
Latvia: Interior services seriously short of staff, says Minister
Estonia: Aggressor nation of past 80-plus years must settle its bill
Latvians not too keen on talking at work
Estonia opens embassy and business hub in South Korea
Latvia: State Security Service advances ‘Baltic Antifascists’ case
‘Coordinated attack’: Schools in Lithuania flooded with bomb threats
Latvia scores Euro 2024 football win at last
Estonia: Five individuals and five companies indicted for subsidy fraud
Rīga’s Great Cemetery temporarily closed due to falling trees and branches
Lithuania looks to triple waste recycling
EU energy directive ups pressure on Estonian wood and transport industries
Latvia: Work starts on new prison in Liepāja
Hostile Nations Behind Bomb Threats at Schools in Baltics, Lithuania Says
Latvia: Ķekava bypass opens to traffic
Yesterday’s Belarussian heroes become today’s foes in Lithuania
Latvia: Saeima committee suggests nationalizing ‘Moscow House’ in Rīga
Warsaw wants extra attention for Polish minority in Lithuania, despite good relations
Latvia says Russia trying to disrupt border with Ukraine passport ruling
Finland, Estonia form joint Balticconector investigation team
Threat emails sent out to Latvia’s schools are probably part of hybrid attack – president
Estonia: Police initiate criminal proceedings against EKRE member for fuel misuse
Lithuania’s Constitutional Court agrees to examine Istanbul Convention
Banks could increase their corporate loan portfolio by EUR 2 billion – Bank of Latvia
Lithuania: Russia’s Revolut suspends card payments in Belarus
Tallinn’s Old Jewish Cemetery opens after reconstruction
Movies: Baltic Pitching Forum announces laureates of its 11th edition
Estonia: Government sends Russian frozen asset draft bill to Riigikogu
The Sixth Annual New York Baltic Film Festival Returns to Scandinavia House This November
Estonia: New ETV show to chart the progress of Defense League volunteers
European Countries Signs Memorandum to Develop Air-Defense SkyShield System
Bank of Estonia: Government sector debt up around a quarter this year
Latvia’s Kariņš visits Estonia
Estonia: NOËP releases official Tartu 2024 anthem “Young Blood City”
Major gas supplier Norway closely monitoring Baltic Sea pipe burst probe
ERR adds listening feature to Estonian-language articles
Ex-Finnish PM Alexander Stubb warns of attempts to ‘intimidate’ NATO allies after pipeline leak
Estonia ranks fourth in sustainable tourism index
Latvia takes plunge on raising its alcohol and tobacco excise duties
Estonia and the UK sign a long-term defence cooperation agreement
Finland to restrict access to LNG port after gas pipeline damage
Lithuania Defence Minister calls for Nato to implement Vilnius decisions
Estonian prime minister caught in African Union hoax call scam
The great debate about what made Flanders
Belgium moves first to tap Russian central bank’s frozen reserves, creates a €1.7bn Ukraine fund
Zelensky meets with Dutch PM in Odesa, Netherlands plans to send Patriot missiles
Picardo’s GSLP Liberals win a tight general election in Gibraltar
Census Risks Sparking Political Storm in Divided Montenegro
Israel-Hamas war challenges Bosnia-Herzegovina’s stability
Israel has lost my sympathy, says Croatia’s president
PM: Malta will continue to push two-state solution amid Israel-Hamas conflict
Scotland’s Humza Yousaf says UK doesn’t value Palestinian lives like Israeli ones
Serbia’s president calls snap elections for December 17
Spain’s deputy PM urges Europe to help stop ‘massacre’ in Gaza
Animation Blooms in Catalonia
Italy: Roberto Saviano’s conviction a major blow to free expression
Moldova’s National Security Strategy Designates Russia as Existential Threat, Europe as Destination
Slovakia’s Robert Fico Isn’t the Next Viktor Orban
Bulgaria Imposes Tax on Russian Gas and LNG
Eurostat data confirms Romania surpasses Hungary in GDP per capita on a PPP basis
Azerbaijan May Invade Armenia in Coming Weeks, Blinken Warns Members of Congress
Georgian and Hungarian PMs toast shared traditional values in Tbilisi
Factory fishing in Antarctica for krill targets the cornerstone of a fragile ecosystem
The Dark Underbelly of the Seas: Human Rights Abuses, Forced Labour, and Seafood Certifications
Glitter Ban Poised to Start in the European Union
Canada’s Supreme Court Voids Most of Trudeau Environment Law
South Korea protests to China over suspected North Korea repatriations
White House Accuses North Korea of Shipping Weapons to Russia
Japan asks court to strip Unification church of religious status
Taiwan financial firms’ exposure to Israel tops NT$172 billion
90 pct of LGBT individuals in Turkey subjected to digital violence, research shows
Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Using ‘Phosphorus’ In Avdiyivka Offensive
Amber, the precious material that creates caskets and sea monsters
Poland’s goodwill toward Ukraine is eroding. The far right is taking advantage
UK PM meeting with Prime Minister Kristersson of Sweden
EU provides cash to launch Finland’s largest-ever biodiversity project
Dutch prosecutor fines four companies that helped Russia build Crimea bridge
Norway Divides Responsibility for the High North Policy Between Two Ministries
UK PM meeting with Prime Minister Støre of Norway
With Ukraine War And Now Israel, German Politician Asks ‘How Bad Does It Have To Get’ For West To Step Up?
Russia pummels east Ukrainian town of Avdiivka in heavy fighting
Minsk shows children abducted from Ukraine to foreign diplomats
Teacher Killed in France in Suspected Terrorist Attack
UK PM meeting with Prime Minister Frederiksen of Denmark
Fewer Russians have a positive view of Finland
Armenia doesn’t act in spirit of partnership within CIS: Belarus president
Finland negotiating arms deal with Israel
Strategic Partnership between the United Kingdom and Sweden
Israeli embassy staffer assaulted in Beijing -Israeli foreign ministry
Germany takes action against Hamas supporters
Sweden Has Done Its Part on NATO Bid, Premier Says
Signal: Czech Republic, Denmark, and Netherlands forge pact to bolster Ukraine’s defence
In fact, this is why Sweden should ultimately join NATO
Germany’s anti-discrimination agency quits X over anti-minority posts
Reuters videographer killed in southern Lebanon
5 tiny gold foil figures have been found at a temple in Norway
Denmark Becomes the First Country to Develop a National Action Plan to Promote Plant-Based Foods
Finland’s 2024 defense budget targets arms restocking, border security
Germany’s capital Berlin bans Palestinian keffiyeh in schools
Norway to close embassy in Uganda
UK PM Boosts Military Aid to Northern Europe Post Sweden Visit
6 Stories Show the Human Toll of Poland’s Strict Abortion Laws

Global warming is changing the way food tastes
Latvia: Border offenders break into farmhouse; public asked to report sightings
How wood sculptor from Bali discovered ice and mantra-like language in Lithuania
Latvia strives for enhanced co-op with Uzbekistan in various fields, including bioeconomy
Vladimir Putin scoffs at claims of Russia culpability in Balticconnector breach
Lithuania’s work visa program for non-EU nationals, job sites, employment agencies
Estonia: 112 emergency number was overloaded with calls during bomb threat mass email attack
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Russia wants to destabilize Baltic region, take Gotland
Poland’s beef with Berlin – a growing problem for Baltics and Eastern Europe?
Estonia: EKRE puts forward bill to label, segregate insect-containing foodstuffs
Prime Minister of Latvia referred to Russia as the main threat to the Northern European region
Alar Karis: Past struggles, present threats unify Estonia and South Korea
Festivals and food highlight Japan’s Basque connection
Finland tests readiness for potential migrant influx
Romanian troops boost NATO’s peacekeeping mission in Kosovo
Sweden’s Crime Wave Sparks Nationalist Call for Army on Streets
European Union needs action plan to provide better diagnoses, treatment for rare diseases
Germany invites UK to reach improved Brexit trading deal
EU countries fail to agree on extending glyphosate approval
Netflix and the other crown: Queen of Denmark is behind the wardrobe of upcoming fairy tale hit
Israel announces 6-hour window for Gazans fleeing south, as troops gather near border
Hard-right House Republicans are against Ukraine aid – and they seem to be in charge
Australians vote No in referendum that promised change for First Nations people but couldn’t deliver
Finland’s sauna giants target Japan as emerging hot spot
Korea, UAE strike bilateral free trade agreement
Top Ukraine general says fighting in northeast has ‘significantly worsened’
Japan Inc. calls for Turkey trade deal to be tied up
Poland’s LGBTQ-friendly businesses roll on despite politics
Japan’s SDF, US military begin drills to defend remote islands
Number of foreign residents in Japan rises to record 3.2 million
Japan tells G20 it may need to act in FX market
New Zealand shifts right as voters punish ruling party
Singapore wants to work with US to bolster rules-based order: DPM Lawrence Wong

1821 October 15: Sequoyah Day, creation of Cherokee Syllabary
1940 October 15: Catalonia president Lluís Companys executed by firing squad
1998 October 15: Latvian State Language Day
2008 October 15: International Parliamentarians for West Papua launches in UK
1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1974 October 19: Niue Constitution Day
1984 October 19: Murder of Polish priest Jerzy Popiełuszko by security service
1953 October 22: Laos Independence Day