Lāčplēsis, Same-Sex Partnerships, and Taiwan Office

November 5: International Romani Language Day
Lāčplēsis Day and Independence celebration guide in Rīga
‘Lithuanians are not angry’. Interview with German Uwe about his adopted home
Lääne-Harju Municipality wraps radioactive waste disposal site preselection
Vard Helps Norway Recapitalize its Coast Guard Fleet
Ukrainian Man Who Joined Military After Family Killed In Russian Attack Dies At The Front

Tallinn calls in surveillance equipment distributor Optimus Systems to secure border with Russia
Industrial park plans in eastern Latvia cause environment concerns
Ukraine must remain Lithuania’s foreign policy priority – president
Rīga hospital construction watched by corruption cops: LTV’s De Facto
Estonia and Taiwan: Stay Focused
LTV’s De Facto: Latvia’s port reform at a standstill
Foreigners of Lithuanian descent receive grants for studies in Lithuania
Daily: Tallinn rally in support of Palestine passes off peaceably
Lithuania to hold large-scale mobilization exercise next year
Terras: A Ukraine defeat would be one step closer to World War III
Latvia’s national guard numbers exceed 10,000
Estonia: Hagen Bikes files for bankruptcy with county court
“Children will curse us in trenches”: Lithuania’s minister on “peace” with Russia
Estonia Prime minister joins EU commissioner for recovery panel discussion
One in eight cars in Latvia might have false mileage data
Estonia to send medical and humanitarian aid to the Middle East
New CEO named at Latvia’s Pepi Rer
Russia-registered cars no longer try to enter Lithuania – customs
Income inequality high in Latvia compared with rest of EU
Estonian parlt group delegation visits Armenia
Latvia: Troops training in Cēsis and Smiltene districts
Lithuanian to train 450 new officers to guard Belarus border
‘Solar winter’ starts here
Estonian government supports introduction of digital euro
Fashion brand The Knotty Ones empowers female knitters in rural Lithuania
Couple relocate from London to Keila to run thriving micro-bakery
African swine fever continues spreading in Latvia
Sting announces June 2024 show at Tartu Song Festival Grounds
Few in Latvia manage to avoid the internet
Estonian minister: End of free public transport to improve public transport network
Latvia has EU’s largest life expectancy gender gap
Lithuania expects 13% more foreign tourists this year
Latvian Russian Union’s politician gets conditional sentence
Suspended Vilnius-Kaunas train traffic ‘partially restored’
Sauna party held in Berlin to launch Tartu 2024 Capital of Culture program
Vilnius city guide, Lithuania: Where to eat and drink – and what to see in the quaint capital
Estonia sent first nearly €240m in Recovery and Resilience Facility funds
Lithuania kicks off exercise to test cyber incident scenarios
The punk vibes of the Estonian art scene
19.9 km of fence to be built on Latvian-Belarusian border by year-end
Estonia: National Audit Office gives damning assessment of energy policy over last decade
Lithuania approves National Defence Plan
Estonia: A hidden delight for a gastronomic adventure
Former Kaunas administration director fined €70,000 for corruption
Estonia: Opposition parties want to see prime minister’s income declarations
Lithuanian gov’t unveils five-year plan to cement status as fintech leader
Kallas: EU must focus on strengths, flexibility to be competitive
Latvia cautious on new international train links
Taiwan’s foreign minister on visit to Baltic states
Russian telecoms cable joins list of damaged subsea Baltic infrastructure
Russia finds damage to its Baltic Sea telecoms cable
Newnew Polar Bear sails towards Bering Strait
Standing for freedom and justice: Tallinn conference aims to keep Belarus on the agenda
Finland receives LNG cargo, books more for the winter
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis: “The aspiration for freedom is stronger than the power of any tyrant”
Estonia funding post-amputation rehab courses for Ukrainian healthcare workers
Exhibition commemorating 1863 Uprising unveiled in Lithuanian capital

German former ambassador’s call for permanent troops in Poland prompts anger from Warsaw
Norway spends more on health per person than any other European country
War on Ukraine Focus of Russian Economy
Poland receives new FA-50 light combat jets
France to give armoured vehicles to Lebanese army – defence minister
Wärtsilä opens new biogas liquefaction plant in Denmark
Wider Europe Briefing: The EU’s Big Enlargement Verdict And Sweden’s Final NATO Hurdle
Syrian shot by Polish soldier after crossing Belarus border in “unfortunate accident”, say authorities
Moscow bombs Odesa after Ukraine destroys Russian warship in Crimea
China, Australia agree to turn the page as tensions ease
Military chiefs in Kyiv under pressure over deadly Russian strike
Imprisoned Belarusian Nobel Laureate Byalyatski Placed In Solitary Confinement
Activists picket Belarus Paris embassy over jailed journalist Marina Zolotova
From the US to Ukraine, the Gaza war will change the world
Moldovan president’s pro-West party wins elections, but dealt setbacks in big cities
EBRD and Sweden back women-led SMEs in and outside of Ukraine
Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain arrive in Denmark for a three-day state visit
Sweden faces worst security crisis since 1945, warns top adviser
Norway joins the space age with Europe’s first spaceport
Polish president gives nationalists first shot at government
Germany’s Scholz seeks consensus on migration to stem far-right
Blinken says convinced of Sweden’s NATO membership progress after Ankara visit
Finland’s academy decries harassment of staff
Polish truckers block Ukraine border crossings over loss of business
Traffic deaths are down in Finland. WA leaders will travel there to find out how
Andorra wins European Small Nations Team Chess Championship 2023
This tiny country is home to Europe’s toughest abortion ban
North Macedonia tries to get Russian foreign minister to Skopje for crucial OSCE meeting
Local elections fail to confirm massive pro-EU drive in Moldova
Moldova pro-EU candidate fails to win Chisinau mayoral post
Jamala’s album “QIRIM” has been nominated for the Shevchenko Prize
Russian troops kill one Georgian, detain another on South Ossetia frontline -Georgian PM

1922 November 7: International Inuit Day
Estonia: Riigikogu committee asking for parties’ views on potential lobbyists register
War of Independence fire lit in Rīga
Lithuania desperate to attract more foreign banks – but none are coming
Latvia: Three detained in probe into possible fraud involving Municipality of Valka
A local’s guide to Vilnius, Lithuania: the best bars, culture and bargain hotels
Latvia: Postnatal depression support issues raised after mother’s disappearance
Chinese ambassador threatens to leave Estonia if Taipei representative office is opened
Commander: Latvian army is much better staffed this year
Estonia: Food prices influenced the most October’s CPI on-year rise of 4.9 percent
‘Exceeded expectations’: Klaipėda to expand its river bus service
Rīga Airport reports direct passenger numbers at pre-pandemic level
Lithuania’s LTG suspends re-exports of luxury cars to third countries from December
Latvia: Stradiņš Hospital moves oncology patients due to basement flood
Russia to Temporarily Close Ivangorod Border Crossing to Estonia in February 2024
Latvia: Pet imports from third countries could be restricted over rabies concerns
Berlin expects to form ‘Lithuanian Brigade’ by 2028
Latvia: Historic Rudbārži Manor modernization to cost 13 million euros
Lithuania’s ASG in talks to buy Spain’s Wamos Air – report
Estonia: New waste fee plan sparks mixed feelings among experts
Latvia more cautious about hopeful new Tartu, Vilnius rail links
Lithuanian railway co detects possible sanctions evasion scheme to ship luxury cars to Russia
EU commissioner: We expect Estonia will utilize €953-million recovery fund in full
Netflix grows in Lithuania
Estonia: Aivo Peterson treason case reaches court
Latvia: E-health to record vaccination data in future
Voting opens for 2023’s Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Public Choice Award
Latvian government reviews Rīga bid to become EU anti-money laundering capital
‘Very difficult’ discussions ahead on Ukraine’s EU membership – Lithuanian FM
Latvia’s Foreign Minister on Georgia’s EU Candidacy: “It is up to the Georgian government to do its utmost”
National Olympic Committee of Lithuania Sets Healthy Lifestyle Record
You must be joking – Tartu promotes 2024 capital of culture with Rīga roast
UK minister for Europe demonstrates UK commitment to Baltic security
Latvian court hands out 10-month suspended jail time to Soviet occupation denier
Installation in Vilnius expresses solidarity with Israeli hostages
[Estonia] Climate Ministry memo: Nordica at risk of insolvency
The U.S. cannot afford to protect the EU. Why does the EU need protection?
Lithuanian president says repealing anti-LGBTQ law is ‘green light to denigrate family’
Estonian movie ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ nominated for European Film Award
Lithuanian parliament rejects changes to Russia-like anti-LGBTQ information law
Estonia puts new hate speech law to the test after Sunday demonstration
Latvia calls on Cameroon to support Ukraine’s peace formula
Friday’s planned strike illegal, Estonian ministry claims in letter to schools
Hapoel Holon to play BCL home games in Latvia
Harri Tiido: Russian spying and influence activity in Europe
A Strategic Dialogue meeting between Latvia and Azerbaijan held in Baku
Estonia’s 20 acts for Eesti Laul 2024 announced
Trade union warns Latvia loses in areas of wages and business competitiveness
Sangaste Castle fails to attract any bidders in €2.6 million auction
Latvia’s President presents legislative initiative for safe school environment
13th c. bowls used to baptize Estonians, buried as a collection – unearthed
Russian aircraft violated Latvian airspace
Putin press secretary: Kremlin has no info on communications cable damage
Russian firm says Baltic telecoms cable was severed as Chinese ship passed over
Russia Says Telecoms Cable Damaged Last month Just Before Nearby Baltic Gas Pipeline
Looking for affordable foreign education? Latvia might be the solution!
Taiwan in talks to set up non-diplomatic representative office in Estonia
Albina Paliulis, native of Lithuania

Hungary and Poland Lead Europe’s Shift to Electric Vehicles
Ukraine Bracing for New Russian Assault on Avdiivka
Norway to remain an offshore shipbroking hub despite vessel exodus
Việt Nam-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership will help Việt Nam transition from fossil reliance
Russia formally withdraws from key post-Cold War European armed forces treaty
£4 billion UK-Poland air defence deal strengthens European security
Sandvik has Sweden’s best corporate website
Belavia CEO reports sanction struggles – but positive financial situation
Why Sweden Going Smoke-Free May Not be Such Good ‘Snus’
Peace is impossible while Vladimir Putin denies Ukraine’s right to exist
Plans underway for industrial-scale seaweed-processing biorefinery in Finland
Barcelona dockers refuse to handle military material amid Gaza war
Norway regulator says Nordea-Danske deal could hurt competition
Nordnet extends Lumera partnership and launches SIP insurance savings offering in Finland
Germany no longer fears cold winter without gas
Finland’s foreign trade hit by deflation, customs data shows
Turkish parliament dumps Coke, Nestle from menus over alleged Israel support
Germany’s International Firms Grow More Pessimistic on Outlook
Finland and Russia: Friendly neighbors no more
Norway, the Kingdom of Denmark and Sweden Should Prioritize Societal Security to Help Saving the Arctic Council
Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls for discipline as cracks emerge in Kyiv’s unity
Republican hopeful Ramaswamy to introduce pledge opposing foreign conflicts
Poland to suspend the Conventional Armed Forces Treaty following Russia’s move
Tesla strike in Sweden has reportedly expanded to all ports
Sweden commits to future fighter procurement decision in 2031
Denmark wants to be the ‘leading green country’ in maritime area
Portuguese PM quits over lithium, hydrogen corruption probe
Sweden or Switzerland: Recent survey found 50% couldn’t differentiate between the European countries
Germany agrees to consider UK-style plan on processing asylum abroad
44% of milk sold in Denmark is organic
European Commission to endorse membership talks with Ukraine
Indian journalist targeted with NSO spyware, anti-corruption group says
Arctic Circle: What It Means & Why It Matters
Germany designates AfD regional party ‘extremist’
Activist hands ICC evidence he says implicates Belarus president in transfer of Ukrainian children
Essen: Germany’s ‘ugly duckling’ city success
Red Cross says humanitarian convoy came under fire in Gaza City
Italy signs accord to send migrants to Albania, in deal slammed by rights groups
Slovakia will allow the commercial sale of weapons to Ukraine
Nigeria cancels Czech premier’s visit, citing government’s inability to provide adequate reception
Anti-Ukraine party gathers strength in Romania
Netherlands sends five F-16s to Romania to train Ukrainian pilots
Russia accused of ethnic cleansing in Crimea
Ukraine reports fresh success in the Battle of the Black Sea
Russia’s Navy Chief Kicks Off Myanmar Naval Drills
Taliban aims to appoint diplomat to Afghanistan Embassy in Tajikistan
ECB tells banks to factor in further drop in property prices

Shorter alcohol sales hours considered in Latvia
Pet food producer Kormotech to expand Lithuanian operations
Latvia: Public asked to fill ten buses with donations for Ukraine
Date Confirmed for Lithuania’s Second Offshore Wind Tender
Fallen war volunteer buried in Latvia
Lithuania’s National Defence Plan ‘better than no plan’ but lacking in clarity?
Buckwheat likely to remain unharvested in Latvia this year
Germany forms panzer brigade to be stationed in Lithuania
All-season tires to be banned in Latvia
City of the living, city of the dead: From Vilnius to Israel/Palestine
Latvia: Partnership law will not solve major issues, says LGBT+ community
Belarusian culture, language, and history is being destroyed
[Latvia] PM Siliņa: real estate to be first in red tape reduction attempts
Latvia: President proposes school bag search law
Buyer shortage sees used guns market flooded in Estonia
Direct Latvia–USA flights might come in 2026, says airport chair
Latvian central bank annual conference 2023
China urges Estonia not to allow opening of Taiwan office
Rail Baltica Industry Day online
New infrastructure for Lithuanian, allied troops to be built in Rukla – ministry
Estonia’s Andres Parmas sets out his ICC candidacy standpoints before UN
Conservative MP says LGBTQ+ information is not banned in Lithuania
Latvia’s former Minister of Finance sharply criticises Rail Baltica management
Lithuania begins developing one more military infrastructure project
Estonia: Ministry of Justice to phase out state company in charge of prisoner labor
Latest inflation data: which prices have increased the most in Latvia?
Estonian anti-misinfo site highlights China’s efforts to control global info flows
Latvia needs a sort of “earthquake” – no permit, no seat in city council!
Call launched to find ferry operators for Estonia’s main island routes
Latvia’s annual inflation in October at 2.1%
China warns Estonia to dump plan for Taiwan office
New walking trail and audio guide offer glimpse into Tallinn’s musical history
Latvia: Cancer patients raise alarm over long chemotherapy lines
Bank of Estonia: Consumer prices down in October due to seasonal factors
China Warns Estonia on Taiwan Ties as Baltic Tension Simmers
Estonia welcomes EU’s recommendation to open negotiations with Ukraine, Moldova
Lithuanian president welcomes EC decision on Ukraine, Moldova accession negotiations
Estonia’s Maria Seletskaja named English National Ballet music director
OPNX gets EU spot crypto trading license in Lithuania
Rīga residents question trashcan penalties
Lithuania allocates €2m to Ukraine to address social consequences of war
Estonia: Prime minister declines to answer opposition MPs’ questions on loan to spouse
Latvian Armed Forces participate in ‘Neptune Strike 2023’
Estonia: Public conciliator does not consider teacher’s warning strike illegal
NATO defence plans include protection of Lithuanian strategic facilities – committee chair
Latvian ‘Patriot Week’ online film selection to be available worldwide
Tallinn to standardize childcare service support procedures
Lithuania looking for ways to react to ECHR ruling after Seimas rejects LGBTQ information law change
Legal scholars: EU law may block extradition of Estonian citizens to US
MP: Taipei office would be big step in strengthening Estonia-Taiwan relations
Eesti Energia planning to build hydrogen power plant in coming years
Fewer and fewer Ukrainian refugees arriving in Estonia
China, Estonia: Reprise of Lithuania Incident Could Drag on EU-China Ties
Fintech finds its promised land in Lithuania
Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina visits Estonia

Europe’s 1st continental spaceport is open for business in Norway
Russia’s Lavrov assails West over switch to green energy
Denmark puts its money where its life-sciences strategy is
World’s first coffee biorefinery opens in Denmark
Norway welcomes first female fighter pilot in 30 years, highlights family ties
Multibillion-dollar South Korean arms deals at risk after Polish election
This year ‘virtually certain’ to be warmest in 125,000 years, EU scientists say
NATO Chief Tells Hungary To Ratify Sweden Bid ‘Without Delay’
Denmark’s intelligence agencies win a case against a foreign fighter who claims he worked for them
Finland Eyes Russian LNG Ban in Line With EU Legislation
The Fight for Democracy in Poland Has Just Begun
Belgium wants sanctions against Israel for Gaza bombings – deputy PM
The Winter War: The Soviet Invasion of Finland
Ukraine says it killed Kremlin-backed politician in car bombing in occupied Luhansk
Ukraine says Russia struck civilian ship near Odesa
G7 Summit: Bloc insists support for Ukraine ‘will never waver’
Washington’s National Zoo says bye bye to beloved giant pandas
EU Court rejects Varabei application for Belarus sanctions delisting
Fika, four-week holidays – and zero overtime: Sweden’s stunningly healthy work culture
Putin Calls For Closer Russia-China Cooperation On Defense Technologies, Including Military Satellites
US Marines training on the beaches of southernmost Finland
Transsexuals can be baptized Catholic, serve as godparents, Vatican says
Sweden’s largest egg producer to cull all its chickens following recurrent salmonella outbreaks
McKinsey: Poland on the cusp of a new economic reality
German military exports to Israel up nearly 10-fold as Berlin fast-tracks permits
Mike Tyson spotted in Polish village buying pigeons
Israel helps Brazil thwart domestic attack by Hezbollah cell
Russian firm won’t seek compensation for damaged Baltic cable – source
Poland Unexpectedly Pauses Rate Cuts in Post-Election Move
Germany to withdraw Patriot air defence units from Poland
Bulgarian deported after trying to walk from Finland into Russia
Norway wealth fund CEO says it is using AI to deploy capital
The Lesson of Denmark’s Unparalleled Effort to Save Its Jewish Population During World War II
France will continue to stand by Ukraine
Sámi knowledge helps developing climate policies
Enlargement: Commission recommends starting accession negotiations with Ukraine, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and candidate status for Georgia
Croatia’s Simulated Democracy Strains LGBT+ Rights Advancement Efforts
Serbian Firms Ship Sanctioned Dual-Use Tech To Russia
Portugal in political crisis after PM António Costa resigns
Italy to send hospital ship close to Gaza coast
Hungary’s Orban Finds Political Partner in Moldova’s Socialists
‘Historic day’: EU opens door to Ukraine and Moldova membership talks
The Final Frontier: Ending Moldova’s Dependency on Russian Gas
A Slovak-Hungarian Alliance?
Joint Statement on the U.S.-Czech Republic Bilateral Defense Relationship
The export of mandarins from Abkhazia to Russia has increased 2.4 times since the beginning of October
Paris Peace Forum Addresses Climate Change, AI Regulation, and Global Cooperation
As Iran tries to revive Tajikistan ties, Saudis pledge financial support
Joint Statement on the United States-Uzbekistan Strategic Partnership Dialogue
Global Gateway: European Union and Zambia sign Roadmap for the implementation of the Forest Partnership
South Korea, Italy sign MOUs on next-generation industries, space -Yoon’s office

November 9: Ukrainian Writing and Language Day
1938 November 9: Kristallnacht
1953 November 9: Cambodia Independence Day
1989 November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall
2014 November 9: Catalan self-determination referendum
Latvia: Covid and flu patient numbers in hospitals grow
Ecofin: Lithuania to receive EUR 1.75 b in European loans, grants
Latvian NATO ambassador: Putin must not be allowed to create new world order
After spat with Beijing, Lithuania is running out of Chinese chefs
Latvia, Estonia stress joint approach on defense and Ukraine
Taiwanese formin meets with Lithuanian parlt speaker, MPs, discusses relations
Estonia: Foreign trade decline continued in September
New exhibition dedicated to great Rīga architect Bockslaff
Lithuania’s ruling Conservative-Liberal Coalition trembles after MPs vote down LGBTQ-related law amendment
Latvia: Fruit and vegetable growers ready to fight for reduced VAT
Lithuanian FM says hearing various considerations from EU members on Kyiv accession talks
Latvian Saeima starts viewing draft budget 2024
Bühler to support commercial yellow mealworm production in Lithuania
Main banks in Latvia acting “like a cartel” says former Finance Minister
Lithuania’s Druskininkai to build indoor wave pool
Estonian, Latvian governments to hold joint sitting in 2024
Lithuanian FM insists no change in Taiwan policy despite not meeting Taiwanese counterpart
St. Petersburg St. John’s Church wants Estonia Concert Hall lease ended
There may not be enough passengers for Tartu-Riga train link
Recovery fund: Council greenlights updated national plans for Denmark, Lithuania, Austria and Sweden
Estonia: Isamaa rises to first place, Reform Party falls to third
Latvia: ‘Corner house’ faces uncertain fate yet again
Presidential election in Lithuania to take place on May 12
Expert: The Estonian economy has not hit bottom yet
Lithuanian festival showing Taiwanese films makes Kaunas debut
Estonia prime minister sees no way to discuss teachers’ wage hike before August
Espionage: former Latvian MP Ādamsons sentenced to eight years in prison
‘Golden horses’ collector coin to be sold for 125 euros
Latvian Saeima adopts partnership law
Latvia: Some encouragement in construction sector
Estonian artists Kris Lemsalu and Kitty Florentine perform sold-out show in New York
Latvia legalizes same-sex civil partnerships
Latvia introduces same-sex partnership
Lithuania to receive €1.75b in European loans, grants
Madis Kallas: Choices made today determine if Estonia becomes city-state
Latvian parliament legalises same-sex partnerships
Latvian parliament legalises same-sex partnerships
Lithuania revokes residence permit of former pro-Soviet organisation leader
Latvia’s parliament in favor of legal recognition of partnership, including for same-sex couple
Estonian funeral culture undergoing a mini-revolution
In political consultations Latvia pledges support for launching EU accession talks with Moldova
Tallinn archaeological dig yields finds up to 1,500 years old
West underestimated importance of rule of law in Russia – former British ambassador to Latvia
Winning design chosen for new Narva main street
Estonia: Unemployment to peak in first months of 2024
Eesti Gaas: If low prices continue, customers will feel the effects in January
Latvian parliament legalises same-sex partnerships
Latvia: Opposition MPs ask President Rinkēvičs to stall partnership law
Estonia: Reservists arrive for snap military exercise Okas

The last KISS in Europe – Live at Tonsberg, Norway
Ukraine: War’s Toll on Schools, Children’s Future
Private jets of Russian oligarchs keep flying but not to Europe
Ukrainian forces hold line in shattered eastern town of Avdiivka – military
Poland’s solar capacity reaches 18GW as of Q3 2023
US forces under fire in Middle East as America slides towards brink
Sámi call to protect reindeer in Sweden after 10,000 road deaths in five years
Ukraine Says Those Calling for Talks With Russia ‘Uninformed’
As crisis deepens, Cubans scramble to migrate by any means
Russia’s Baltic Fleet Conducts Large-Scale Live-Fire Drills
Belarus arrests dissident author’s father on ‘unclear grounds’
Some Ukraine drone pilots fear early advantage over Russia now lost
Germany agrees tax subsidies for industry worth up to €28bn by 2028
Ukraine sees NATO air technology as key to a breakthrough on the ground
Reuters denies any suggestion it had prior knowledge of Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel
Managers look to Sweden as liquidity pressures mount
Russia and China are opening a new anti-western front in the Arctic
Saudi Arabia to sign deals worth over $500 mln with African nations -minister
Finland’s Åland selected for integrated wind-hydrogen island
Denmark proposes $14 green passenger tax on air travel
Islamic Jihad group in Gaza shows new hostage video
‘Never again’ is now: At Kristallnacht memorial, Scholz vows to protect Germany’s Jews
Finland’s Nextmile and Mehiläinen join forces to tackle end-of-career management challenges
Former Catalan politician shot in face in Madrid
Officials in Russia-annexed Crimea say private clinics have stopped providing abortions
Ukraine truckers stuck as Polish transport companies block border crossings
Tesla Sweden strike escalates as union gains more support
Germany pledges to make its military ‘the backbone of defence in Europe’
Non-EU countries align with various EU sanctions
Dutch PM invites Palestinian Authority President Abbas to Netherlands
Antisemitic acts rise eightfold in Netherlands since Oct. 7, Dutch watchdog reports
Cornish identity, England and Wales: Census 2021
Slovenia in active preparation for presidency of the Barcelona Convention
Kosovo to set up institute to document ‘Serbian war crimes’
Cyprus outlines plan for maritime corridor to get aid to Gaza
The Curious Case of a Cyprus Ghost Town
Catalonia officially awarded World Region of Gastronomy 2025
The Netherlands sends navy ship to help Gaza relief effort
Transnistria the Elephant in the Room of Moldova’s EU Accession
Slovakia to continue de-Russification of nuclear fuel
United States Welcomes the Republic of Bulgaria to the Artemis Accords
Romania cleared to buy $2.5B worth of Abrams tanks
Crimean Tatar political prisoner requires urgent medical assistance, human rights defenders say
How a secret underground movement is battling the Russian occupation of Crimea
Journalist union president: At least 25 Ukrainian journalists remain in Russian captivity
First Karabakh Armenian convicted in Azerbaijan
Celebrations in Tbilisi as Georgia takes first step towards EU membership
Tajikistan: Migrants trapped between currency depreciation and harassment
United States Launches Project Phoenix to Accelerate the Adoption of Advanced Clean Energy Technologies in Europe
Blinken warns N. Korea, Russia military ties ‘growing and dangerous’
Lawrence Wong’s ascent as Singapore’s 4th generation leader

2001 November 10: Indonesian Military assassinate West Papua Independence Leader Theys Eluay
UK Assigns New Ambassador to Lithuania
Latvia’s parliament votes to allow same-sex civil unions
CoE Secretary General on official visit to Lithuania opens “Future of Democracy” Forum in Vilnius
Four all-terrain vehicles on the way from Latvia to Ukraine
Stricken Amalie ferry reaches Latvian port safely
Latvia launches bid for UN Security Council seat
Estonia: EKRE carries out 19-hour overnight Riigikogu filibuster
Lithuanian foreign minister hopes Latvia’s LGBTQI decision will impact Seimas
Number of people living in absolute poverty in Estonia up 2.5 times in 2022
How to spend Lāčplēsis Day weekend in Latvia
Estonia: Three-quarters of schools and kindergartens participate in warning strike
Vilnius-Riga train service should be launched on Dec 27
Estonia: Issuing paper receipts in shops may become voluntary
ECHR ends former Bank of Latvia governor’s case against Latvian state
Senior Estonian lawmaker pushes back against increased ties with Taiwan
Latvia Jails Ex-Interior Minister for Pro-Russia Spying
Estonian state hoping private firms to begin producing munitions
Latvia pushes its Anti-Money Laundering HQ bid in Brussels
‘This puts us in one category with Hungary’ – is Lithuania facing sanctions for defying ECHR ruling?
‘Lāčplēsis’ performance on display at Likteņdārzs park
[Estonia] Madis Kallas: Increasing teacher pay cannot cost rural school closures
Lithuanian Post raising service rates 20% next year
Estonian IT experts: Incoming EU rules threaten internet users’ privacy
Lithuania to launch second offshore wind tender
Estonia donates fourth field hospital to Ukraine in cooperation with Iceland
Lithuanian museum to open branch at the heart of Chicago
Estonia: Teachers’ warning strike passed off with support of society
Latvia’s same-sex partnership vote makes Lithuania ‘last pagan in Europe’, says parliament speaker
Estonia ready to let Taiwan open Tallinn office, despite China warnings
Soviet war graves in Estonian military cemetery to be relocated
Vilnius and Beijing are in talks on normalising relations – Lithuanian FM
Kristina Kallas calls on UNESCO member states to use AI in education
Burning a loved one’s body yourself a gray area in Estonia
Anchor found next to Balticconnector appears to belong to Newnew Polar Bear
Latvia: Signature collection ongoing for referendum to dismiss Saeima
Estonia says Chinese ship is main focus of probe into cables damage
Latvia’s September foreign trade figures show big annual drop
Estonian customs discovers around 300 kilos of cocaine at Muuga Harbor
43,000 Ukrainians have found refuge in Latvia
Lithuania submits bid to host EU’s Anti-Money-Laundering Authority
Daugavpils mayor has a liking for the finer things in life
Estonia’s Niina Petrõkina fourth after short program at Cup of China GP
Estonia names Chinese ship as suspect in telecoms cables damage
Estonia celebrates mardipäev or St. Martin’s Day
Tartu mayor calls for further restrictions on sex service ads in public space
Estonia: Prosecutor’s Office extends investigation to Estonia-Swedish cable
Sting’s Tartu 2024 show sells out in three hours
Taiwan sets up Chinese Studies center in Estonia
Lithuania transfers NASAMS missile launch systems to Ukraine – Ministry of Defense
Elering planning to procure up to 400 megawatts of frequency reserves
Downturn in Estonian film sector causes unemployment
Slovakia, Estonia and Italy qualify for World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2024
A disciplined plea for peace – and quiet – from composer Arvo Pärt
Lithuania boosts Ukraine’s air defense with NASAMS launchers
Estonia hosts a conference on the future of Belarus

Russia parades Ukrainian war prisoners as ‘volunteers’ for its army in apparent violation of international law
Novo Nordisk plans multi-billion Denmark manufacturing expansion
Sweden’s schools minister declares free school ‘system failure’
Ukraine claims it hit two Russian landing craft in Crimea with sea drones
Norway is Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2024
EU has ‘Plan B’ if Hungary vetoes 50 billion euro aid for Ukraine
Germany aims for a ‘war-ready’ military
EU funding delays imperil Ukraine’s ‘macro-financial stability’, says official
Greenpeace launches campaign against construction of floating LNG terminal in Poland
State funeral for Finland’s Martti Ahtisaari, former president and Nobel Peace Laureate
Poland’s opposition parties reach coalition agreement
Pre-war experimental evidence that Putin’s propaganda elicited strong support for military invasion among Russians
Russia is accumulating tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus
Switzerland and Italy sign cross-border telework deal
Karen Ramagge sworn in as first female Speaker of the Gibraltar Parliament
Kazakhstan and San Marino to Establish Visa-Free Regime
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: Andorra and Austria earn their first, while Asian countries get six new designations
Croatia Unveils CroCube Satellite for First – and Last – Time
Serbia eyes 1.5GW renewable project with Chinese firms
Cousin of Serbian ambassador to US held hostage in Gaza
Portugal to hold snap election in March after resignation of PM
Spain’s Socialists to grant more autonomy to Basque Country in exchange for support
Spain’s EU presidency overshadowed by political crisis (part 1)
Spain’s Sánchez secures power deal with Catalan separatists prompting anger
France delivers military aid to Moldova
Czechia, Slovakia want V4 summit with Germany, Austria to talk border controls
Lukoil Bulgaria claims it can legally export fuels to the EU
Hungary signals veto of Ukraine EU membership talks
Hungary seeks EU action over Bulgaria’s new fee on Russian gas transit
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New Zealand caretaker govt powers extended as coalition talks go on

1282 11 11: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, last prince of independent Wales, dies in Battle of Orewin Bridge
1620 November 11: Mayflower sails from England to America
1918 November 11: Poland Independence Day
1919 November 11: Lāčplēsis Day, Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day
1975 November 11: Angola Independence Day
Taiwan FM tours Baltics to deepen ties, despite opposition from China
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Lithuania proposes to send advisors to Ukraine for reforms and anti-corruption efforts
Estonia: Urmas Reinsalu most popular candidate for prime minister
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Czech Republic Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský visits Lithuania
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Taiwan foreign minister meets first president of post-Soviet Lithuania
Estonia: Major cyber exercise tested country’s cyber reserve
France and Lithuania became first teams qualified for WBSC Baseball5 World Cup 2024
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Lithuania Updates Procedure for Digital Residence Permits for Ukrainian Refugees
Taiwan will open a representative office in Tallinn despite China’s warnings

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The Netherlands’ Amersfoort named European City of the Year
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France’s Macron urges Israel to stop bombing and killing civilians in Gaza
4,000-year-old tomb may indicate how agriculture came to western Norway
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Germany’s Scholz backs Calviño for EIB top job
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Greece sets up first barrier to Albania
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South Korea seeks financing for record arms export to Poland
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Armenia’s main trading partner turns its back
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EU and Russia square up over Georgia
Outgoing money transfers from Kyrgyzstan drop 2.2 times in 9 months
India appoints Rajesh Uike as ambassador to Tajikistan
Ex-Nato chief proposes Ukraine joins without Russian-occupied territories
Dozens of Chinese ships chase Philippine vessels as US renews warning it will defend its treaty ally
Commission welcomes agreement on EU Annual Budget 2024
EU signs agreements for €21.8 million with Pacific Island nations
Australia ports operator suffers ‘cybersecurity incident’, suspends operations
Australia as Japan’s regional partner of choice
Top U.S. general doubts China’s Xi planning to take Taiwan by force

1839 November 13: Baloch Martyrs’ Day
1975 November 14: Madrid Accords on Western Sahara
1988 November 15: Palestinian Declaration of Independence
1807 November 16: Icelandic Language Day
1988 November 16: Estonian Sovereignty Declaration
1989 November 17: Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia
1650 November 18: National Day of Oman
1918 November 18: Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
1956 November 18: Morocco Independence Day