In Time for Finland Independence Day

Suspected Votian burial site damaged during excavation work
‘Presenting Lithuania as a Baltic country is a mistake’ – interview with Pompidou Centre head
Average motor insurance premium up 22 percent on year in Estonia
Rinkēvičs: EU must act as one on confiscation of Russian assets
Lithuania takes helm of the Baltic Assembly
Life when the music stops – film review
Miljard Kilk work sells for record sum for a living Estonian artist
What is the Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Cautious optimism about future Rīga-Vilnius train
Estonia, Finland want to investigate NewNew Polar Bear vessel in China
Latvia: LTV’s De Facto looks at planned state aid in potential energy crisis
US Tech Company, Zedge, To Expand its Lithuanian Operations
Latvia: Skanste park renewal project in catastrophic state: LTV’s De Facto
Estonia to get its largest logistics and industry park
Rēzekne’s waste collection sites closed
US troops in Lithuania test Baltic defenses on NATO’s most vulnerable flank
Latvia: Turkish companies file Rail Baltica claim in court
Any decision to go down nuclear energy route in Estonia binding for a century
Number of billionaires doubles in Lithuania
Latvia: De Facto questions former PM Kariņš’ private jet usage
Tallinn planning €7 million insect-friendly green corridor
Latvia will continue to support Belarus’ democratic efforts – PM Silina
Estonia: Construction volumes down 5 percent in Q3 2023
Lithuanians have no clear opinion on Israel-Hamas conflict – poll
Latvia: DJ will spend six days in booth for charity
Estonia’s median wage in Q3 2023 €1,500
Latvian ‘MatchWork’ job-seeking platform launched internationally
Estonian president: Support for Ukraine Black Sea grain transit essential
Teachers’ union suspends strike in Lithuania until budget adoption
Bigbank bonds attract seven times more subscribers than anticipated
It is important for Latvia that EU continue efforts to diversify supply chains and create new export opportunities – Foreign Ministry
Jaak Jõerüüt: Too much stability a threat for democracy
Lithuanian man suspected of laundering €91m from sale of military equipment
Constitutional Court allows Jūrmala entry fee to be EUR 3 all year
Allied support for Lithuanian division will depend on bilateral discussions – NATO admiral
Number of ATMs in Latvia set to shrink next year
Lithuania to provide €2m in aid for exporting grain from Ukraine
Are Latvians REALLY heavily taxed?
Estonian skiing star Kelly Sildaru looking forward to return after injury
‘Fan of light rays’ Latvian collector coin to be released
Baltics – Estonia with the deepest recession
Hospice care at home might start on January 1 in Latvia
Estonia: Court to decide fate of Metsküla School as compromise talks headed nowhere
Belarusian KGB activity in Lithuania at ‘historical high’ – intelligence
Students might get lower bus fares in Rīga
Anchor that broke pipeline and cables could have been dragged for hundreds of kilometers
Growing inflow of migrant workers poses threat to Lithuania’s security – minister
Estonia: Victory Day parade to be held in Narva in 2024
Former Rīga councilor sentenced to prison over bribery charges
European Investment Bank supporting Baltic businesses with green transition
Lithuania, Latvia leaders: Sanctions should affect grain from Russian-occupied territories
Estonia signs agreement to support teacher education reforms in Kenya
LPUF warns Latvia’s food sector may lose EUR 30 million in a month’s time
Estonia’s pioneering path in the Green Transition: A bold step forward at COP28
Lithuania energmin to sign pact on energy facilities’ cyber security during US visit
Estonia: Authority to investigate lack of competition in electric car charging market
Eric Huang, head of Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania: “The value of semiconductors goods in trade today is larger than that of petroleum or oil”
Estonia ‘not opposing’ Malta as OCSE chair
NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise begins in Estonia
Latvia to be one of the four hosts of the Olympic qualifying basketball tournament
Contis fined €840K by Bank of Lithuania for AML failings
Estonia’s Mihkelson to Zelenskyy: Defeatist war fatigue narrative must be dispelled
More cost-effective options were not considered – Latvia’s president about ex-PM’s flights
Lithuanian Producer Živilė Gallego in European Shooting Stars Jury 2024
Germany teams up with Baltic states in EU digital reform push

Finland PM expecting more asylum seekers to arrive from Russia
Polish president swears in new – likely temporary – government
Norway and European bank step up gas support for Ukraine
Six teens in court in connection with beheading of French teacher
Poland’s president swears in a government expected to last no longer than 14 days
Finland, USA edge closer to landmark defence agreement
Lorries line up at Poland-Ukraine border as truckers expand blockade
Polish truckers start round-the-clock blockade of fourth Ukrainian border crossing
Sweden PM condemns far-right call to tear down mosques
EU Watches Idly As Poland and Slovakia Fail To Unblock Road Traffic With Ukraine
‘Time has come’ for Turkey to approve Sweden NATO membership – Stoltenberg
In Russia, war and fear trouble one presidential hopeful
Funding approved for geothermal research well at Krakow, Poland
Polish truckers start round-the-clock blockade of fourth Ukrainian border crossing
UNESCO and Sweden join hands to rehabilitate schools in Ukraine
Twenty killed in Sierra Leone attack and nearly 2,000 prisoners escape
Russia and Ukraine storm leaves two million without power
EU and Ukraine outline plans for sustainable reconstruction
Green corridors between Sweden and Germany
Arab states, EU agree on need for two-state solution to Israel crisis
Poland’s zombie government shuffles into being
Norway announced as Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2024
A Supreme Court Case Strikes Fear In Russia’s LGBT Community
Biden invokes Cold War-era measure to boost medical supplies
German Company to Build XXL Monopile Factory in Denmark
Swedish court sides with Tesla over blocked licence plates – Aftonbladet
Finland plans more measures to stop asylum surge from Russia border
Finland on border crisis with Russia: ‘We’re protecting EU and NATO’
Ancient Ukraine treasures returned after court battle
Who is Kris Roman, the Kremlin’s man in Belgium?
Belgium to join Europe’s FCAS next-gen fighter program in June 2025
Finland prolongs Sami Truth and Reconciliation Commission through 2025
Moldova reports robust retail sales, but dwindling private consumption
Three focus areas for Moldova’s EU-integration
What’s Slovakia’s Fico up to over Ukraine?
Heavy snowfalls leave half Bulgaria without power
Russian oil imports to EU via Bulgaria surge
Czech Republic sees ‘biggest protest in its history’ over austerity measures
Romania not ready for recognition of same-sex couples: prime minister
Kadyrov Critic Flees Kyrgyzstan To Avoid Deportation To Russia

1821 November 28: Panama Independence Day
1873 November 28: Hawaiian Independence Day
1912 November 28: Albanian Declaration of Independence
1960 November 28: Mauritania Independence Day
Estonia Targets 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, Showcasing Green Initiatives at COP28
What’s the food like in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital?
Latvia repeatedly pushes law abolishing conditional prison sentences
The first for rallying in Estonia and Finland
EIB and Luminor sign smaller company finance agreement
Allied support for Lithuanian division will depend on bilateral discussions – NATO admiral
Baltics bidding for NATO top job forces leadership discussion – Latvian FM
Eric Huang, head of Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania: “Lithuania as a morale superpower of global democracies”
Latvian eating habits examined
Kaja Kallas: I am not considering a return to Europe
Lithuania needed decision on universal draft back in 2022 – presidential aide
Siliņa: ‘The ruling regime of Belarus does not represent the people of Belarus’
Estonia-Finland Gas Pipeline to Expand Capacity from 2024
Rīgans asked to work remotely due to heavy snowfall
Retired general: So far US has not fully committed to Ukrainian victory
Liepāja works on cultural cooperation with Japan
Nordic Solar progresses work on 100-MWp solar project in Lithuania
Latvia remains among EU leaders in granting residence permits
Will Lithuanian MP sentenced in corruption case be serving people from jail?
Infortar shares available for subscription from Tuesday
Baltic states start project to attract foreign ‘Digital Explorers’
Decision needed on whether nuclear power plant really needed in Estonia
Turkey vs. Ukraine – Who is more important to the EU?
West ‘waiting for Pearl Harbor’ moment in Russia’s war in Ukraine, says Lithuanian FM
Successful F4 debut for young Latvian racing driver
Baltics to boycott OSCE’s Skopje meeting if Russian FM Lavrov attends
Baltic FMs boycott OSCE meeting to be attended by Russia’s Lavrov
Estonians donated almost €96 million to NGOs in 2022
Russian Demands Risk Making OSCE ‘Brain Dead’ Group, Lithuania Says
Baltics to boycott OSCE meeting over Lavrov invitation
Lithuania starts registering voters abroad for next year’s elections
Latvia sends ten more buses to Ukraine
Estonian Tennis Federation’s concerns over Iran Davis Cup tie ‘not listened to’
Lithuanian cities increasingly turn to real Christmas trees
Final planned average speed cameras set up in Latvia
A general introduction to Media and Entertainment Law in Estonia
Enhanced border guarding areas extended in eastern Latvia
Researcher: Cost of living largely behind birth rate slump in Estonia
Politico’s list of most influential people in Europe features Lithuania’s Neliupšienė
Estonian cbank to issue silver coin dedicated to Konstantin Konik
Lithuania eyes North Sea carbon storage sites
Russia is planning war in Baltic States: Latvia’s reaction
Litvak Museum to open in Vilnius early next year
China Backs Off Trade ‘Coercion’ Against Lithuania, Envoy Says
Baltics, Poland, Ukraine submit gulag birch bark letters to UNESCO register
A general introduction to Media and Entertainment Law in Lithuania
Utilitas to build Tallinn’s largest solar park
Lithuania contributes €2m to Grain from Ukraine
PM Kallas refrains from ruling out potential cut to parental benefits
Germany’s decision to permanently deploy a heavy brigade in Lithuania is a genuine symbol of Zeitenwende
Tallinn should have enough money for snow clearing this year
JEF sending ships to increase protection of Baltic Sea undersea infrastructure
Green energy best way to secure energy independence from Russia – Nauseda

Norway, Germany to pursue joint development of supersonic strike missile
Union chief warns of Tesla threat to Sweden’s model
Finland to close border with Russia for two weeks
Iran finalises deal to buy Russian fighter jets – Tasnim
Poland makes case to be Europe’s next tech powerhouse
Ukraine says Marianna Budanova, wife of military spy chief, was poisoned
Norway wealth fund could invest $70 bln in private equity
EU court says public employees may be barred from wearing head scarf
Belarus Raids Homes In Anti-opposition Crackdown
Germany’s Scholz vows to ‘invest heavily’ in green transition despite budget crisis
Pfizer sues Poland over unclaimed covid vaccines
Finland to close entire Russian border after migrant surge
Saudi Arabia beats Italy, South Korea to host 2030 world fair
1.8M people in Poland live in extreme poverty, report finds
Germany’s Scholz vows to modernise economy, back Ukraine, despite budget woes
Poland files complaint to EU court against Germany over illegal export of waste
Putin debunks his own propaganda by disarming Russia’s NATO borders
Norway Begins F-16 Deliveries To Romania
Pope strips conservative US cardinal of Vatican privileges, Vatican official says
Morocco arrests suspect over bomb threats in Belgian schools
Icelandic Horses Could Help Save their Faroese Cousins
Greenland Sets Date For Nuuk Airport Opening
New devolution deal approved by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet
Spain, Britain close to deal over Gibraltar, Madrid says, but gives no details
North Macedonia unveils €662mn anti-crisis package to boost economy
Artificial Intelligence in education. Uses and impacts introduced to teachers in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Critics of Serbia’s government targeted with ‘military-grade spyware’
Portugal: Survey finds public increasingly tolerant of migrants
Nicu Popescu: Moldova is Moving Fast Towards EU, Countering Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’
More than a dozen dead as storm sweeps through Russia, Ukraine and Moldova
Laying the right foundations: Why Ukraine’s reconstruction plan should include investments in Moldova
In today’s Russia, ‘unbreakable god of war’ Putin is more popular than ever
Hungary in waiting: The Slovak challenge for the EU and Ukraine
In Ukraine, the National Corpus of Crimean Tatar Language has been launched
Stickers Demanding Return Of Husbands From War In Ukraine Pop Up On Vehicles Across Russia
Russian Gets 12 Years In Prison On Charge Of Joining Ukrainian Right Sector
Kazakhstan: EU’s helped us hold our own against Moscow, Beijing
NATO Foreign Ministers address deterrence and defence, support for Ukraine, and partnerships
Commission proposes 166 cross-border energy projects for EU support to help deliver the European Green Deal
Mortgage rebound slows pace of eurozone credit contraction
Reports of AI ending human labour may be greatly exaggerated

1830 November 29: Uprising agaist Russian rule in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine
1864 November 29: Sand Creek Massacre, US
November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Five Allies deploy jets to NATO’s eastern flank for air policing
Three Seas Initiative conference on cybersecurity begins in Estonia
Latvia plans ten new wind parks
China lifts trade barriers it imposed on Lithuania
Siren tests show need for other crisis alerts in Latvia
Lithuania challenges Western capitals for hosting EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Authority
2 percent of GDP defense spending key to strong NATO, Ukraine
Hospitals report growing aggression toward medical workers in Latvia
Ukraine’s Kormotech to invest over $65 million in Lithuania expansion
Enefit Green to sell district heating biz in Estonia, Latvia
Lithuania acquires H145M helicopters for special forces and other roles
Estonia’s retail trade turnover decline slowed in October
JEF to respond to critical infrastructure breaches in Baltic, North Sea regions
New highway in Latvia named ‘animal death trap’
Comprehensive reform of public transport system in Latvia planned
Estonia ready for ‘migration spillover’ after Finland closes border
Latvia donates essential broadcasting equipment to the public broadcasting company of Ukraine
Estonia to be guest of honor at 2025 Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Russian Detained For Allegedly Spying For Latvia
Estonia: Competition Authority initiates Olerex supervisory proceedings
Latvia: Rēzekne City Council resumes work
Ministry, trade unions back tighter recruitment of third-country nationals in Lithuania
Latvia’s passenger trains rebranded as ‘Vivi’
Estonia’s FM Tsahkna: Lavrov belongs at a special tribunal for war crimes instead of the OSCE table
Retail figures down 2.8% on year in Latvia
Danish Nordic Solar to build Lithuania’s largest solar park
Art of Latvian letters explained in new book
Estonia’s top diplomat says border with Russia may be closed
Latvia’s Top Diplomat Stakes Claim To Be Next NATO Boss
LGBT+ conscripts in Estonia may in some cases face ‘additional checks’
Rīga re-establishes anti-corruption committee
Russia, Belarus cannot be allowed to use Interpol for political purposes
Estonia: Männiku indoor football training hall collapses after snow storms
Lithuania raises quotas for third-country workers
Latvia: Former Rēzekne mayor to contest his dismissal
Kallas in Paris: We need to increase EU defense readiness and competitiveness
Covid rapid tests available at schools of Latvia
Estonian freestyle skiier Kelly Sildaru rescues family of dogs from Turkey
Traffic jams form in Vilnius amid heavy snowfall
Lithuania to Give Agencies More Powers to Curb Crypto Risks
Estonia trade union chief predicts future tension over flexible work hours
Lithuania asks EU not to drop ammo refunds for Ukraine
Estonia: Prosecution charges EKRE MP Kert Kingo with fraud
Kõlvart: Tallinn’s new amusement park will embellish the city
Estonia: Valaste waterfall spray creates frozen wonderland
Latvia: First-ever random selection for national service to take place in January
Tallinn District Court annuls US cryptocurrency fraud extradition requests
Estonian FM: We are ready to repel Russia’s possible hybrid attack

Ukraine makes new push to defeat Russia’s electronic warfare
Poland to advise Finland on securing border from Russian “hybrid attacks”
Finland closing its border with Russia amid alleged ‘hybrid attack’ using migrants
New Zealand’s central bank defends Maori language use
Why Nato’s reassurances to Ukraine are starting to ring hollow
Poland and Greece record EU’s only negative savings rates in 2022
Keep an eye on Norway — the hydrocarbon exploration outlook is very promising
Poland’s new parliament brings back state financing for in vitro fertilization
What Turkey gained in delaying Sweden’s NATO bid
Kremlin-Connected Russians Employed By Europe’s Top Security Body
NATO vows to stick with Ukraine ‘as long as it takes’
Putin sees Finland as the next Crimea
Russia is preparing a ‘loyalty agreement’ requirement for foreigners
Millions in Germany felt unable to heat home properly in 2022 due to expensive energy
Belarus Internet Governance Forum: No Civil Society Dialogue from Behind Bars
The price of goods and services in Germany just got a little cheaper
Finland Temporarily Closes Last Border Crossing With Russia
US military aircraft crashes in sea off Japan killing at least one
Russia unleashes assault waves on Ukraine’s Avdiivka, refugees on Nordics
Russia ramping up attacks in eastern Ukraine
Business Finland: Tech Mahindra opens Makers Lab in Espoo
Mexico president asks lawmakers to let US military trainers into Mexico
Kremlin warns of tensions if Poland sends troops to Finnish-Russian border
Russia has stockpiled missiles for winter attack on Ukraine, says Nato
Finland to close all borders with Russia after migrant surge
Poland to ease wind farm rules, freeze energy prices
Freed Israeli hostages tell families of beatings and death threats
Finland to close all border crossings with Russia
Brussels threatens Poland with legal action over ‘unacceptable’ truckers blockade at Ukraine border
Turkey expects to ratify Sweden’s NATO accession ‘within weeks’ – Swedish minister
India needs to take Canada’s allegations seriously, Trudeau says after US case
Sweden is struggling to get rising gang violence under control
Finland closes last crossing point with Russia, sealing off entire border as tensions rise
Biathlon: Tandrevold anchors Norway to relay win
Swedish parliament clears way for possible nuclear energy expansion
Jailed US former Marine Paul Whelan attacked in Russian prison by another inmate
Russia warns of tension as Finland shuts last border crossing
Commission approves €833 million Danish and Swedish State aid measure to recapitalise SAS
Germany’s domestic spy agency warns of heightened threat of terror attacks
Indian government official directed plot to assassinate Sikh American in US – DOJ
Opioid crisis has reached Denmark – more young people are seeking help
Finland seeks to become metaverse global leader by 2035
Germany to build its longest rail tunnel to connect Dresden and Prague
Germany faces 17 billion euro gap in 2024 budget – Finance Minister
Another Russian General Reportedly Dies In Ukraine
Faroe Islands farmers charge a fee to access beauty spots as visitor numbers soar
Montenegro on track to add 4 GW of solar and wind, seeks EU support for green steel roll-out
Commission approves advance payment under the EU Solidarity Fund for Slovenia’s post-flood reconstruction
The United States and North Macedonia: A NATO Ally and Strategic Partner in the Balkans
North Macedonia expects a bumpy road in its quest to quit coal
Greece continues to block Albania’s EU bid over imprisonment of ethnic Greek mayor
Portugal approves 2024 budget bill ahead of snap election
Barcelona may need water shipped in during worst drought on record in Catalonia, authorities say
Slovakia must compensate child denied education during COVID
Romania’s Schengen accession will not be voted on at JHA’s December meeting
Russia Issues Arrest Warrant For Ukrainian Eurovision Winner
Former Crimean Mayor Sentenced To 16 Years On Espionage Charge
Russian Lawmaker Jailed For 11 Years In Absentia In Ukraine
Russian Military Unit Admits To Hiring Women For Assault Detachments To Fight In Ukraine
Imprisoned Ex-Mayor Of Vladivostok Barred From Joining Russian Troops Invading Ukraine
Armenia convenes talks after Russia bars its trucks amid diplomatic spats -Armenpress
Tajikistan: Communications regulator loosening monopoly
Picturing life in the dust bowl remains of the once mighty Aral Sea
Eurozone: Stabilisation but not yet a bottoming out
Europe Incapacitated
Canada is seeking more cooperation from India in light of US allegations
South Korea is building too many LNG import and storage terminals
Here are the world’s most expensive cities to live in for 2023—Singapore tops the list again

November 30: Saint Andrew’s Day, Scotland’s official national day
1918 November 30: Day of the act of unification of Lithuania Minor and Lithuania Proper
1966 November 30: Barbados Independence Day
1967 November 30: Yemen Independence Day
Skanste park project will be finished, says Rīga City Council
Estonia says ‘prepared’ to close Russia border
Russian Propaganda: Adapting to Russian Channels’ Ban in Lithuania
Education ministry revisits topic of foreign workers’ Estonian language skills
Survey suggests Latvians don’t rush to doctor when feeling off
Estonia ‘prepared’ to shut off border with Russia following similar move by Finland
“Unknown number” of Russians must leave Latvia this week
Europe’s Longest Recession Grips Estonia as Region Suffers
Waiting for Pearl Harbor: Lithuania on underestimating Russia
Hanza Mechanics opens new assembly plant in Narva
Should Ukrainian children go to Latvian schools?
Palestine support rally held in Vilnius
Statistics Estonia: Downturn accelerated again in Q3 2023
Almost 100 traffic accidents recorded in Latvia in a few hours
Estonia could close Russian border in face of ‘hybrid attack’
Ukraine pet-food business Kormotech invests in Lithuania plant
Estonia: Competition Authority begins supervisory proceedings against Elering
Latvian signs purchase order on procurement of air defense systems worth EUR 600 million
CPI in Estonia rose 4.3 percent on year to November
Lithuania: 83,700 Viewers for Junior Eurovision 2023
Newer Estonian ID cards have been setting off in-store security sensors
Lithuania Retail Sales Fall in October
Latvia’s GDP down 0.7% in nine months
Lithuania secures seat on chemical weapons watchdog’s council while Russia gets voted out
Estonia: Omniva chief wants to use postal trucks’ idle time for food and goods deliveries
Latvia founds new ‘State Defense Corporation’
Ukrainian war refugee Tetiana: ‘I really love the Estonian language’
Baltics, Poland, Ukraine submit Gulag birch bark heritage for UNESCO consideration
Lithuanian Army modernizes its Military Fleet with Mercedes-Benz G 350 All-Terrain Vehicles
Criminal case against one of the owners of Pärnu harbor goes to court
Community condemns Lithuania’s policy of hostility towards Azerbaijan
Latvia urges Poland to find solution for faster border crossing in cooperation with Ukraine
Doctor suicide throws light on burnout in Lithuania’s healthcare system
Facing failure, Estonia pushes EU ammunition target for Ukraine
Lithuanian insurance market grows by nearly 19%
Estonian movies open and close this weekend’s London Baltic Film Festival
Skrunda military base to be developed for defense service troops
Traffic on Estonia’s eastern frontier already up after Finland border closure
Latvia’s GDP down 0.7% in third quarter
New Kohtla-Järve coalition put together
Istanbul convention ratified by Latvian Saeima
Few Ukrainians interested in Lithuanian citizenship – official
Toomas Hendrik Ilves: Henry Kissinger a towering figure of the last century
Price regulator lowers gas rates for Lithuanian households
Estonia, Finland to increase Balticconnector’s capacity during repairs
US Senate approves new ambassador to Lithuania
Top foreign ministry official: Central Asia a key region for Estonia
Šiauliai International Airport opens a unique investment window: the last vacant plot is put up for auction
Estonian FM warns residents against signing Russian ‘loyalty agreement’
Latvia secures IRIS-T air defense system purchase from Germany
Latvia ratifies Istanbul Convention
Estonia: Slow correction period ahead in economy, no rapid improvement
Latvian delegation heading to Dubai for COP28 forum
Estonia’s MFA warns against all travel to Russia
Ryanair to add 15 destinations from Lithuania next year
Estonia: Next year’s forecast could be revised to zero growth or slight decline
Euro 2024 hopefuls Estonia fall further in FIFA world rankings
Estonian driver Paul Aron confirmed in Hitech F2 lineup for next season
Estonia: Gas companies lowering prices from January
Estonia: Officials want to bend public information law to their advantage – experts
Latvia: Officials’ use of private jets at public expense to be tightened up
Finland closing eastern border is an important turning point
Government approves of 2,200 hectares Sõrve Nature Reserve near Tallinn
Estonia’s 3 largest energy projects can apply for EU funding

Ukraine Blames Russia for No Recent Prisoner Swaps
From local action to global impact: Denmark’s groundbreaking climate action planning
Russia’s Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling
South Korean farmers scuffle with police at protest over dog meat ban
‘This may be just the beginning’: the guards at Finland’s closed Russian border
EBRD, EU and Sweden backing Acba bank for Armenian women-led firms
Sweden’s Tesla strikes pit Elon Musk against European labour ideals
‘Let us be a lesson’, say Kazakhs wary of return to nuclear testing
Belarus debtholders dispute frozen $800mn bond at Euroclear
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden begins her three-day visit to the UK
Denmark’s patrol ships fail to meet NATO’s minimum requirements
Democrats have no Biden backup plan for 2024, despite age concerns
Oatly manager to lead Finland’s plant-based foods push
Finland’s Economy Shrinks Most Since 2020 in Broad-Based Decline
Kathy Warden: Northrop Grumman to Expand Cooperation with Poland, including Munitions
Shane MacGowan, hard-drinking poet of The Pogues, dies at 65
Finland: ‘A Birthplace for Icebreakers’
Poland to introduce enhanced inspection of Ukrainian carriers
Germany Shutters Consulate in Kaliningrad
Ukraine’s new long-range rocket delivery from US pushed to next year
Zelenskyy visits Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv region
Ice Ice Navy – Patrolling Greenland on Denmark’s HDMS Triton
MP says previous Polish gov’t planned to buy energy from Russia in 2009
COP28 kicks off with climate disaster fund victory
Judy Asks: Can Europe Meet Ukraine’s Military Needs?
Germany unveils law for faster migrant returns
Sweden left puzzled and frustrated after another failed bid to host the Winter Olympics
Two Hamas gunmen open fire at Jerusalem bus stop, killing three
A hard, bloody winter awaits Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, say experts
Antisemitism in Germany increased by 320% after Oct. 7, report finds
The Evolution Of Henry Kissinger’s Views On Russia And Ukraine
Henry Kissinger, dominant US diplomat of Cold War era, dies aged 100
EU condemns new wave of persecution against democratic forces in Belarus
Green Country of the Month: How Sweden’s eco innovators are making up for government setbacks
The Lingering Debate Over Belarus’s Historical Narratives
Soaring vegetable prices in Belarus despite abundant harvest
India’s DreamFolks partners with Russia’s Grey Wall
Armenia and Liechtenstein Foreign Ministers discuss regional challenges
‘We need to deliver’: Belgium ready to rise to helm of EU presidency
EU and Greenland sign strategic partnership on sustainable raw materials value chains
The United Kingdom’s Indo-Pacific engagement
Pope asks theologians to help ‘de-masculinize’ the church
Kosovo Claims Victory Over Yugoslav-era Disputed Enterprise in Montenegro
Montenegro Postpones Census Over Opposition Boycott Threats
EU ambitions are ‘glue’ holding Balkans together, North Macedonia says
Serbia’s Azeri Gas Move a Win-Win, for the EU Too
Djokovic Serves Up Another Controversy With Davis Cup Song Invoking ‘Greater Serbia’
Kissinger Owed an Apology to Greece and Cyprus
Moscow Uses Natural Gas to Fragment Moldova and Block Chisinau’s Turn to the West
Moldova insists on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria
Russia Issues Ominous Warning About ‘Next Victim’
Slovakia to extend ban on Ukrainian agricultural commodities
Bulgaria joins the European Air Shield initiative with 11 other countries
Russia accuses Bulgaria of malice and stupidity over diplomatic overflight ban
Georgian FM discusses Tbilisi’s EU, NATO integration, ties with European states at OSCE Ministerial
A Ghost City: The White Buildings of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Kyrgyzstan has decided that it’s time to make changes to its flag
Training of “Tajik Taliban” suicide bombers shows threat to Central Asia from Afghanistan is growing
Suspected China-based hackers target Uzbekistan gov’t and South Koreans, Cisco says
How thousands of highly-skilled Russians support Uzbekistan’s bid for technology development
A European Defence for our Geopolitical Union, Charles Michel
Eurozone inflation falls to within striking distance of 2% target
Spanish presidency proposes cuts to Horizon Europe
IMF: Europe in a Fragmented World
Europe has entered a new age of anxiety – and it’s dragging Britain along too
Commission launches Chips Joint Undertaking under the European Chips Act
Out now: Housing in Europe – 2023 interactive publication
ECB selects “European culture” and “Rivers and birds” as possible themes for future euro banknotes
New Zealand backtracks on antismoking laws
Nepal registers first same-sex marriage hailed as win for LGBT rights

1918 December 1: Great Union Day, Romania
1961 December 1: Global Flag Raising for West Papua, West Papua National Day
Locals unhappy with Valmiera-Valka wind park plan
Estonia: EPPO probes into suspected fraud involving street lighting
Latvia’s VAT on food among highest in EU
Estonia: Industry, transport hit hardest by economic downturn
The Latvian taking care of fintech interests at the European level
PM: Estonian pavilion at COP28 shows possibility of combating climate change
Disputes over roadsigns in Latgalian and Livonian languages
Lithuania’s banks pay €102m in second windfall tax instalment
Latvia: Man gets severe burns at self-proclaimed ‘medical’ facility
Estonia: Lowest paid workers hardest hit by cost of living crisis
Vilnius wins major arbitration case against France’s Veolia
Latvia: 108 Songs Submitted For Supernova 2024
Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish leaders refuse to take photo with Lukashenko at COP28
Cyber attack targets Israeli-made tech used by Estonian boiler houses
Donations open for Latvia’s ‘High Five!’ charity drive
Task Force Marne troops train alongside NATO Allies during exercise Ramming Bull
Average wage before tax at EUR 1,549 in Latvia
Lithuanian Railways launches four ‘Christmas trains’
Estonia: Minister offers teachers 3 percent rise, union is not accepting
Latvian National Guard training in Estonia
NATO’s flagship cyber exercise concludes in Estonia
Lithuanian Post is launching a new brand name for parcel lockers in Latvia and Estonia – Unisend
Minister calls for Estonian national pet register and compulsory chipping
Lithuania, EC sign agreement on EUR 1.55 b in RRF loans, EUR 200 mln in grants
Estonia’s Kaja Kallas posed with Lukashenko in Dubai on ‘family photo’
Lithuanian president urges to stop ‘ecocide’ at COP28
Latvian Saeima ratifies Istanbul Convention seven years after its initial signing
Lithuania plans joint air defence exercise with Italy
Education Minister: 158 high schools in Estonia is too many
Window of opportunity to invite Ukraine to EU ‘quite small’ – Lithuanian vice-minister
Estonia’s e-Residency program contributes over €200 million to state budget
Latvia’s R&D spend still small by EU standards
Lithuania wants to become climate neutral by 2050 – President Nauseda
EU Defense Bonds Needed as Russia Threatens Region, Estonia Says
Major work done in preparation for Lithuanian season in France– minister
Tõnu Kõrvits’ new work ‘Islands’ premiers in Tallinn and Tartu
Lithuania purchases three H145s
Estonia: Defense ministry plans to expand training ground in Ida-Viru County
Vilnius lights its main Christmas tree – photos
NATO DIANA invests almost €1 million in Estonia-based startups
Lithuania called on NATO to provide Ukraine with all necessary weapons to achieve victory over the Russian Federation
Madli Marje Gildemann’s ‘Osmosis’ represents Estonia at World New Music Days
‘Everything indicates’ Chinese ship damaged Baltic pipeline on purpose, Finland says
Latvian President: achieving climate goals is existential issue for many countries
Belgium and France to defend Baltic airspace for the next four months
Rumbala Forest in Latvia site of Holocaust slaughter

Yale’s Humanitarian Research Lab finds Belarus complicit in the relocation of Ukrainian children
King Charles raises eyebrows with his tie choice amid UK-Greece dispute
The Sámi side of Tromosø, Norway
Philippines builds new coast guard station on island in South China Sea
European federation rejects gymnasts from Russia, Belarus
China’s Xi tells coast guard to enforce maritime law
NATO includes Sweden in its defense plan for Northern Europe
Swiss have frozen $8.8 billion of Russian assets
Boosting Nato Air Policing, Romania takes F-16 jets from Norway
Ukraine’s ex-president says he was blocked from leaving country
Germany moves to criminalise NGO search-and-rescue missions
Ukraine conducts new attack on Russian railway deep in Siberia – source
Russia: ‘Fake’ label appears on anti-mobilization Telegram channel run by draftees’ wives
Hamas leader Sinwar plotted Israel’s most deadly day in plain sight
Norway donates NOK 250 million to food security in Ukraine through the Nansen programme
Five senators ask Biden to impose China travel ban after respiratory illness cases
Russia’s Kaliningrad digitises hometown philosopher Kant’s works
Russia increases maximum size of armed forces by 170,000 servicemen
Mission to Poland: Companies from NH, Mass., forge commerce connections during trade trip
Indicted Republican lawmaker George Santos expelled from US House
Finland ice hockey star Sanni Hakala paralysed after goalpost collision
Poland buys more K9 howitzers from South Korea in $2.6 billion deal
Global Red Cross suspends Belarus chapter after its chief boasted of bringing in Ukrainian children
China’s Sanhua to build electric vehicle parts plant in Poland
Ukraine war: Putin to boost Russian troop numbers by 15%
UAE President meets with leaders of Germany and Serbia at COP28
More than €10 million from Switzerland for Ukraine Energy Support Fund
USEUCOM, Austrian Defense Leaders Explore Expanded Cooperation
Belgian court orders 55% emissions cut from 1990 levels
France’s Macron calls on G7 nations to ‘put an end to coal’ by 2030 at COP28 summit
Growing a successful small business: Lessons from the Isle of Man
Mid-Afternoon Map: Grasping for Greenland
Euro 2024: Scotland end 26-year wait to go down fantasy draw rabbit hole
Vatican hosts quantum science workshop to spread benefits of technology
Marking the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor: joint statement to the OSCE Ministerial Council 2023
Andorra: Activist on trial for raising concerns about total abortion ban at UN meeting
Malta unanimously approved as OCSE chair for 2024
At least 20,000 Fake Diplomas in Montenegro
Municipalities in Slovenia to get EUR 200,000 per MW of installed wind farm capacity
Exercise Brave Partner in North Macedonia
Albania risks losing another 13% of its residents to emigration in the next few years, AIIS report warns
Kosovo announces additional time for Serbs to replace their vehicle license plates
EU: Kosovo’s decision not to allow Serbia’s elections is not in line with protecting minority rights
The Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina are stronger than ever
Serbian president says wars, geopolitical issues must be resolved before dealing with climate change
‘Operation Influencer’: Portugal’s PM undone by wiretaps, lavish dinners and pile of cash
Fitch Upgrades Greece’s Credit Rating To Investment Grade
Spain adds 800 MW green capacity in November
Italy’s economy escapes recession but clouds loom for 2024
Kinderland — a poignant story of Moldova’s abandoned children
Moldova, Greece sign memo on gas supply cooperation
Poland to extend border controls with Slovakia amid increased migrant infiltration
Slovakia will repurpose hoax-fighting money into roof repairs
Hapag-Lloyd opens own offices in Bulgaria
Hungary opposes talks with Ukraine on EU membership: Minister
Taiwan and Czech Republic to help Ukraine rebuild healthcare services
Key piracy ruling in Czech Republic
Azerbaijan, Armenia hold border meeting amid stagnant peace talks
Three Years Pass Since Restoration of Azerbaijan’s Control Over Lachin District
Anger after Abkhazia’s Security Council head speaks with member of Abkhazian Government in Tbilisi
OSCE Group of Friends of Georgia: joint statement to the OSCE Ministerial Council 2023
COP28: Turkmenistan joins Global Methane Pledge
Redeveloping Dushanbe Construction is booming in Tajikistan’s capital — but at what cost?
Kazakh jailed on spy charge in China seeks transfer to Kazakhstan
ACWA Power, PowerChina break ground on green hydrogen plant in Uzbekistan
Rising temperature, water scarcity, air pollution: Uzbekistan’s president addresses COP28
India Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Takes a Stance Against Promoting or Endorsing Polygamy
Life in Karakalpakstan: The ‘stan within a stan’
NATO deepens cyber coalition with Asian partners
Commission welcomes political agreement on Cyber Resilience Act
Small wins for eurozone manufacturing sector as downturn eases
What Do the Dutch Elections Mean for Europe?
Towards a more equal and democratic Europe
ECB raises minimum capital requirements for Spanish banks
Japan-Türkiye Summit Meeting
Japan-Egypt Summit Working Dinner
EU and Japan celebrate start of operations of the JT-60SA fusion reactor
Taiwan is driving China-U.S. tensions. Meet the person right in the middle
The Evolution of China’s Interference in Taiwan
‘A massive unravelling’: fears for Māori rights as New Zealand government reviews treaty
New Zealand to ban cellphones in schools

1971 December 2: United Arab Emirates National Day
Poland takes over NATO Air Policing duties in Estonia
I tried the beaver stew at Lokys in Vilnius, Lithuania
Are booze-mas trees ethical?
Italian Transavanguarde and Estonian rebel artist at Kumu museum
‘2000 euros for nothing’. How sovereigns operate in Lithuania
Latvia develops healthy food quality label
Estonian women’s national football team in 1:0 away victory over Kazakhstan
Latvia procures IRIS-T SLM air defense system
Estonia: Court rules interior ministry defamed reputation of former PPA director
Along the Latvia-Estonia border: Northernmost Latvia
Zhanna from Kazakhstan: I first came to Lithuania for my wedding – interview
Gallery: Tallinn’s Old Town Christmas market opens
Futsal EURO 2026: format, calendar
Estonia: Court gives Metsküla school compromise process another week’s extension
Pakistan, Estonia agree on need for working together to address common challenges
HIV rates in Estonia rising even as testing becoming less frequent
Finland Demands Investigators on Vessel That Broke Gas Pipeline
Local governments in Estonia in slightly better shape than a year ago
Ukraine, Lithuania to cooperate in defense research and development

As antisemitism soars, for many Jews in France nowhere feels safe
Heavy snowfall shuts down air, rail links in southern Germany
Pentagon forges new high-tech agreement with Australia, United Kingdom, aimed at countering China
How Finland went green but stayed rich
New deep space radar will transform UK security
Moscow claims its forces are advancing on all fronts in Ukraine
Malta places second in International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council election
Germany calls on newly industrialized nations to support new climate fund
Irish model offers insights for peaceful Cooperation, Say peacekeeping forces in Cyprus
Ukraine, Poland discuss crisis as Slovak truckers join protests
Moldova denounces new Russian ban on fruit imports
Why Poland’s opposition is still waiting to form a government
Fighting for trans rights in Bulgaria
Norway joins 40-signatory partnership to end international public finance for fossil fuels
Major harnessing of trolls shows threat to Hungarian democracy is real
‘Teqball is a big family!’ – meet the Denmark teqball team
South Bohemia declares state of emergency under heavy snowfall
Discovering Nature’s Larder In West Sweden And Gothenburg
Discussions in Czech Republic affirms Azerbaijan be key gas supplier to Europe
‘Alone you are weak’: top German politician calls for closer links between UK and EU
The Romanian royal descendant who France refuses to extradite
Finland’s official Santa Claus arrives in Japan, plans to stay until Dec. 7
Azernews: Armenia still has strong nationalist ruling class
Germany is Ukraine’s new best friend. What a difference a war makes
Kazakhstan signs deals for 3GW of wind power
Poland joins declaration to triple global nuclear power generation capacity by 2050
All the reasons why Elon Musk’s Cybertruck won’t be coming to Europe anytime soon
Tree planting marks 50th anniversary of Vietnam – Finland ties
Europe And U.S. Diverge Sharply On Treatment Of Gender Incongruence In Minors
Katarzynki: Poland’s famous gingerbread from Torun
Top ECB official wants to give risk managers more power on bank bonuses
A winter conference heats up Finland’s startups
Israel Pulls Out of Cease-Fire Talks and Steps Up Attacks in Southern Gaza
Israel recalls negotiators after reaching ‘dead end’ in Qatar talks
With anti-Muslim occurrences on the rise, schools in Canada urged to address Islamophobia
UK powers up partnership with US and Australia to strengthen security
Australia to put artificial intelligence to the test tracking Chinese submarines under AUKUS deal
US, UK and Australia move to track ‘emerging threats’ in space
Australia commits to tripling of renewable energy capacity by end of decade
South Korea launches spy satellite with SpaceX amid space race with North
Israel and South Korea: A Growing Partnership
The South Korean woman who adopted her best friend
North Korea says any US interference with its ‘space assets’ will be deemed ‘declaration of war’
Japan-Jordan Summit Meeting
Paraguay, Palau call for Taiwan’s inclusion in COP
Value of Taiwan’s top 25 brands up 5%; Asustek remains No. 1
Beyond the Battlefield: China’s Quiet Bid to Sway Taiwan’s 2024 Election (and Future)
Singapore invited to G20 Summit in Brazil in 2024

1552 December 3: International Day of the Basque Language
December 3, 1st Sunday of December: Sindhi Culture Day
December 3, 1st Sunday of December: Commemoration Day of Victims of Genocide Against the Latvian People By the Totalitarian Communist Regime
1917 December 6: Finland Independence Day
1914 December 8: Battle of the Falklands Day
1961 December 9: Tanzania Independence Day
1948 December 10: Human Rights Day