Through, Thick and Thin

December 24
1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day
1979 December 24: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
How to predict the future, according to Latvian solstice beliefs
Finnish media: British-led enhanced JEF presence in Baltic may be paused
How Soviets stole Christmas: ‘New Year was more important in calendars of Lithuanians’
Latvia: 100 days of the Siliņa government
Latvia: December ratings show seven parties remain in the frame
Why do Lithuanians put 12 dishes on Christmas Eve table?
Estonian chess champion Mai Narva aiming for Grandmaster status
Latvia: President Rinkēvičs’ Christmas message
How is freedom of religion taught in one of the most secular countries?
Stun Grenade Reportedly Thrown Into Party Attended By BBC Russian Service Journalists In Riga

The coming year has the potential to be transformative for the South Caucasus

December 25
This Baltic city will be huge next year — here’s what to see and do
Baltic States Vow before EU to Delink from Russian Grid by February 2025
The Pagan King: a Latvian medieval epic loaded with Pagan imagery
Bromine drops for stress and opposition to ‘Germanic customs’ – Christmas in interwar Lithuania
Churches in Estonia full on Christmas Eve
Latvia third in Europe for renewables
Celebrating Christmas at Lithuanian women’s prison
Latvia Gives Ukraine 270 Vehicles Confiscated From Drunk Drivers
Lithuania’s Christmas Eve Dinner Tradition: A Tale of Evolution and Resilience
Saaremaa aims to revive regular city market tradition to trade island goods

Earth’s Early Magma Oceans Detected In 3.7 Billion Year-Old Greenland Rocks
Christmas Day in Andorra: A Mix of Vigilance, Culture, and Sport
Defying Stereotypes: Immigrant Students Excel in Catalonia
In Moldova, the Christmas spirit is conflict and rivalry for parishioners
From birch-tree juice to Christmas bread, our food tells the story of who we are
The European ‘frozen conflict zone’ enclave Putin may use as launching pad to expand war
Chubarov Urges Residents Of Crimea Not To Participate In Putin’s Election Campaign
Ukraine Reports Downing 28 Russian Drones
Norway’s gas production on the rise but oil still slightly below forecast
Owning your own home in Norway has become 45 per cent more expensive in two years
Deep Wind Offshore Files for Permit for Major Project in Sweden
Ukraine snubs Russia, celebrates Christmas on Dec. 25 for first time
Sweden’s Arctic Strategy 2024: A 12-Month Assessment
Ukraine refugees plant seeds of a second life in our home
FINSOFs: Finland´s Special Operations Forces
Ukraine Says It Shot Down Russian Fighter Jets and Drones on Christmas Eve
Half of Finns say Finland should prepare for war in coming years
Belarus Braces for Major Changes in 2024: The Impact on ‘Social Parasites’ and Expats
Finland’s Arctic Strategy 2024: A 12-Month Assessment
Ankara: Budget talks end, Sweden’s NATO bid takes center stage
Ukraine, Russia say six civilians killed in attacks on Kherson, Horlivka
Russia’s Navalny tracked down to ‘Polar Wolf’ prison in the Arctic
Ukraine secures desperately needed funds from World Bank
Ukraine seeks to terminate free trade deal with Belarus
Ukraine Marks Christmas With Reports Of Air Defense Successes; Russia Claims It’s Taken Maryinka
Germany’s Steinmeier calls for unity in Christmas message
Jews in the Land of Israel: From 19th Century to Today
At least 113 killed in attacks in central Nigeria, local official says
Russian, Belarusian equestrians won’t perform at Paris Olympics, not even as neutral athletes
Israeli airstrike in Syria kills senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards member
Ukraine Says Forces Holding Out In Strategic Town Of Maryinka Despite Russian Claims
Denmark, a “cycling country”, finally got UCI WorldTour event
Six more Ukrainian pilots now training on F-16s in Denmark, more on their way

December 26
December 26 to January 1: Kwanzaa, African America
1990 December 26: Slovenia Independence and Unity Day
1991 December 26: Dissolution of the Soviet Union
Latvia recorded many wildlife observations in 2023
BLS International: From Diplomatic Storms in Canada to E-Residency Scams in Estonia
‘Latvian State Roads’ reports a stable year
Beyond Brexit: Why Estonia’s E-Residency Scheme Attracts E.U. Startups
2024: an opportunity for Latvia to become a major Web3 hub in Europe
Japanese cuisine instead of medicine: Lithuanian chef’s road to Michelin star
Estonian children living in Belgium publish book of Christmas poems
100 great Estonian sporting moments | Anett Kontaveit
Lithuania’s president warns of potential Russian aggression
Tartu city government takes on bulk of climate council proposals
Ice Hockey Juniors: Sweden plays tough hosts to Latvia
Exploring Economic Cooperation Between India and the Nordic-Baltic Region

The Best Pro Cycling Moments of the 2023
Ynys Môn pulls out of 2027 Island Games, Faroe Islands step in
Explore Iceland with the Icelandic sagas
What unionists could learn from Ireland’s nationalists
St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City gets a digital twin
Foreign companies exit major Russian LNG project due to sanctions
Azerbaijan expels French diplomats amid Armenia tensions
Future-proofing EU security and defence policies in the Indo-Pacific: doubling down with friends
Eurozone set for weak growth next year, say economists
Secret LGBT-friendly church welcomes and protects Kenyan worshippers
Ukraine Strikes Russian Ship in Crimea
Ukraine’s allies fall short of Russia’s on arms help, raising 2024 risks
Turkey parliament committee approves Sweden’s NATO bid
Belarus confirms arrival of Russian nuclear arsenal
Indian navy to deploy guided missile destroyer ships after strike off its coast
S.Korea in talks with Poland on arms deals amid worries about possible cancellation
Belarusian authorities detained over hundred citizens who returned from abroad
Iran seeks return of former official convicted for human rights abuses in Sweden
Defence and security competition between Poland and Russia in light of the recent parliamentary elections in Poland
As election looms, Biden struggles to match Trump’s judicial appointments
The Troubled History of the Polish-Ukrainian Friendship in the 20th Century
Sweden Edges Closer to NATO After Vote in Turkish Parliamentary Commission
Poland aims to see Ukraine in EU by 2030, says new foreign minister
South Korea expands list of goods prohibited for export to Russia, Belarus
Israeli minister hints at retaliatory actions taken in Iraq, Yemen, Iran
A daring pairing—London gallery to launch joint exhibition featuring Beryl Cook and Tom of Finland
Ice hockey: Canada wins 5-2 against Finland in world junior opener
Poland’s Orlen Files Complaint Against Venture Global LNG
Oregon and Germany Partake in Officer Exchange Program
Xi vows to prevent anyone ‘splitting Taiwan from China’
Chabad students arrive in Poland for inspiring journey
Germany Forecasts $4.8 Billion Investment for LNG-to-Grid Connections
Ice Hockey Juniors: U.S. tops tenacious Norwegians
Towns in Germany evacuated and dykes reinforced after heavy rain triggers flooding
Canada ready to pay settlements to two men imprisoned in China in 2018 – report
Turkey Sets Stage for Final Vote on Approving Sweden’s Long-Awaited NATO Bid
Sailing Norway: paradise found
Sweden moves a step closer to NATO membership after Turkey’s parliamentary committee gives approval
Baghdad condemns US strike on Iraqi military positions

December 27
Lithuanian transpmin: passenger train link to Tallinn depends on Latvia-Estonia agreement
Rīga tourism fees bring good results
Europe must prepare for Trump’s return – interview
School enrolment in Latvia to fall by a third by 2040 – EC report
Lithuania’s Legal Battle over LGBTQ+ Rights: A Challenge to the Status Quo
Lithuanian government plans to turn to court over anti-LGBTQ information law
Lithuanian govt plans to turn to top court over ban on promoting LGBTIQ family concept
MPs divided on whether ruling coalition in Estonia will hold firm in 2024
Kaunas branch of Migration Department resumes operations after fire
Bank of Estonia: November housing loan interest rates up more than third
First passenger train on reopened route to Riga departs from Vilnius
Estonia to Expand Military Training Site in Sirgala
Linkevičius appointed Lithuania’s ambassador to Sweden
Parents reminded of need for youngsters’ cyber security
Medicines supply difficulties worsen
Electric buses ready to hit the streets of Rīga
Childhood refugee Anne Ise gets first Estonian passport at 84
Vilnius to feature new building complex
106 sex changes registered in Latvia since 1999
Baltics, Poland push for EU’s 13th sanctions package against Russia
Jēkabpils checks to see if it has any bomb shelters
The story of deported Ukrainian children must not be forgotten
E-cigarette resellers in Lithuania to face fines, confiscation of goods
New Riga Theatre building restoration finished
Lithuania approves plan for marking 20th anniversary of NATO, EU membership
Russian spice? No thanks!
Almost 400 cases of children’s rights violations reported in Lithuania over Christmas weekend
First new passenger train from Vilnius arrives in Rīga
Estonia trains 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers in two years
Lithuania to mark 2024 as year of diplomats Lozoraitis with Pantheon concert, events in US
High Euribor drives lumber prices in Estonia to lowest in years
Lithuanians spend less on unwanted gifts, but still splash millions on candles and useless trinkets
Over 1,200 Russians might have to be expelled from Latvia
87 foreigners denied entry at Narva crossing point over Christmas weekend
Lithuanian economists at odds on defense tax idea – BNS REVIEW
Estonia courting seven Nordica suitors in state airline sale
German army ‘too thin’ on resources to make Lithuania brigade viable
Tallinn to host 2025 International Children’s Games
Lithuania Buys Canada-Made Rifle Optical Sights
The Blood Wizard Crew Takes on Tricks for Cash in Estonia
NoName057 Launches DDoS Attacks on Lithuanian Websites, Criticizes Support for Ukraine
Latvia’s gas stocks transfer price to more than double
Lithuanian National Museum of Art collection enlarged by 19th century photographer Wilhelm Zacharchik’s Vilnius Album
Celebrini’s 5-point performance leads Canada over Latvia at world juniors
Moldova establishes natl cybersecurity agency with help of Estonia’s e-Governance Academy

Belgium and Luxembourg request EU funding for better cross-border rail
What lies ahead for Switzerland: the economic outlook for 2024
‘We have a responsibility’: the older women suing Switzerland to demand climate action
Austria Considers Entry Ban for Violent Israeli Settlers
Belgium to Take Over the EU Council Presidency on January 1, 2024
Properties flooded as Isle of Man feels the effects of Storm Gerrit
Wales becomes first country to map important areas for insects
Pigs joined by cattle in Cornwall moor rewilding scheme
Brexit, year three: Permanent uncertainty in the United Kingdom
France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States on the latest Iranian nuclear steps
Albanian parliament, telecom company hit by cyberattacks
EBRD, EU and UniCredit support green SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Greece would offer major treasures to UK for Parthenon marbles, minister says
Spain extends measures to help with living costs into 2024
Azerbaijan close to peace agreement with Armenia, officials say
France expels two Azerbaijan diplomats in ‘reciprocity’ move
Why the Armenian exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh may not end Azerbaijan’s ambitions
Abkhazia OKs Handing State Resort Over To Russia, Triggering Protests
Catholic Outlook Highlights for 2023
The eurozone really thrives in periods of adversity
South Korea sanctions North Korean spy chief over illicit cyber activities
Christmas: The LGBT people celebrating with their chosen families
Poland liquidates all public media ahead of restructuring
Russia Attacks Ukraine with 46 Drones
Ukraine digs in as the West stumbles to keep up with Russian war production
Russia warns Japan over providing Patriot air defence systems to Ukraine
Ice Hockey Juniors: Czechs take care of Norway
One day after Ukraine hits Russian warship, Russian drone and artillery attacks knock out power in Kherson
The Biden Administration Is Quietly Shifting Its Strategy in Ukraine
Russia, India closer to joint military equipment production – minister
Far-right extremists stage rural land grab across Germany
‘Switch to defence’: Ukraine faces difficult 2024 amid aid, arms setbacks
Neoen kicks off work on 56.4-MW battery in Finland
Trump wins Michigan state court battle to qualify for primary election ballot
Germany makes history, earns first ever win over Finland at World Juniors
Poland’s president clashes with new government over funding and control of media
Poland’s air navigation agency detects GPS signal anomaly
Russia tells South Korea not to be surprised if Moscow retaliates over sanctions
Ukraine warns of pension and salary delays without western aid
A 1300 Yards Wide Structure Appeared on Satellite Images – This Is The “Kaliningrad Monster”
Gaston Glock, the man behind the gun, dies aged 94
Polish bishop warns of return to “dark times of communism” under new government
War in Ukraine sparks German rethink on defense, security
Russia Enhances Military Presence Along Finland & Norway Borders with 2S35 Howitzers Deployment
Germany identifies Russians suspected of war crimes in Hostomel, Kyiv Oblast
Poland: Welcoming Europe Back In
Yes, Ukraine can still defeat Russia – but it will require far more support from Europe
Sweden facilitates arms procurement licenses to Turkish companies
Poland puts state media into liquidation amid political row
Biden administration announces additional U.S. military assistance for Ukraine
Jacques Delors, architect of a united Europe, is dead at 98
Wolfgang Schäuble, Architect of German Reunification and Eurozone Austerity, Dies at 81

December 28
1943 December 28: Day of Memory and Sorrow in Kalmykia
Tangerines at the top of Latvian Christmas shopping list
Worldwide: Malta vs Lithuania On The Road To MiCA
Latvia: Corruption cops examine possible information leak
Defeat, counteroffensive, negotiations? Ukraine war in 2024
Latvia: Kariņš’ flying habits turn out to be expensive at EU level
Estonia’s Be Active Year encourages thousands to explore new physical activities
Latvia: General practitioners concerned about service maintenance
2024 ushers in changes for state workers, pensioners, debtors and many others in Lithuania
Lithuanian MPs head to Poland to investigate hold-ups of Ukraine support shipments
Stefano Braghiroli: The world is more unsettled than 20 years ago
When Latvia had some of the world’s most liberal marriage laws
Latgale looks back at 2023
Polish-Lithuanian power cable to be built alongside Rail Baltica tracks – minister
Vilnius-Riga passenger rail link back with daily service
Train connection between Vilnius and Riga will strengthen economic ties between both countries – Silina
‘Good news’ for consumers: Lithuania slips into deflation following months of price rises
Finland achieves electricity independence
Latvia to allocate 175 million euros for Rail Baltica in 2024
Sales of new cars up in Estonia this year
Lithuania allocates €4.6m to fund studies of over 1,000 Ukrainians
More than half of Latvia’s GDP comes from Rīga
Over one in five Latvian residents were at risk of poverty in 2022
Estonia: Taxes will rise and family benefits fall from next year
Western Lithuania gripped by flooding
‘Terevisioon’ viewers show off Estonian homes’ holiday cheer
Electricity prices up 20% in November in Latvia
Fenerbahce-Maccabi game to take place in Lithuania
Russians still have a chance to stay in Latvia if they can show why
Rare saltwater inflow in Baltic Sea could have ‘widespread’ environmental impact
Diacritics in non-Lithuanian names possible with language watchdog’s approval, Constitutional Court rules
Latvian Foreign Minister signs Istanbul Convention ratification document
Nasdaq Baltic stock exchanges see major slump this year
Transit Restrictions through Lithuania: Severe Implications for Kaliningrad
Geoinformatics: We are sitting on a pot of gold without even realizing it
International community must weaken Russia’s military potential, including by targeting Russia’s supporters – Karins
UK to lead NATO’s 2024 rapid response force

Belgium to introduce 15% minimum corporate tax from January
Concern over record high water levels in the Netherlands
Riots, protests and climate uprisings: 2023 was a tumultuous year in France
Channel Islands ferry services disrupted by storm
Iceland’s readers are preparing for a long, dark winter with the annual “book flood”
A light in the dark – traditions to brighten winter’s darkness, from Greenland to Antarctica
Tough decisions on future of Welsh history
Venezuela holds military exercise after UK sends warship to waters off Guyana
Vatican is not moving toward accepting gay marriage
Montenegro: Yet Another Year Without Progress on War Crime Probes
Slovenia receives over half a billion euros in EU recovery and resilience funds
The Implications of China-Serbia Relations for Kosovo
Deadline Missed: Bosnian War Cases Not Completed on Time Again
Spearhead?: Spain, Europe and the battle for the global South
Italy signals unease with Israel’s pick of settler leader as next ambassador
2023 Spanish Drought Cost €2.1 Billion
The referendum on Moldova’s accession to the EU will take place without Transnistria
What you read on Emerging Europe in 2023
President of Moldova calls on world to continue helping Kyiv
Romania and Bulgaria to join Schengen border-free zone by air and sea
Romania, Bulgaria in partial Schengen deal with Austria, says Bucharest
Putin sends revenge squads into Crimea after destruction of warship
Poll: 88% of Ukrainians believe Ukraine will win the war against Russia
Uzbekistan produced over 355,000 cars since year beginning
Faced with Russian threat, NATO reconsiders its strategy
Italy’s Prime Minister Wisely Spurns Deal With China
In bid to counter China, US ramps up effort to boost military ties in Asia
Conclusion of Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Navigating the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act
Eurozone bond yields trade mixed near multi-month lows
Government Greenlights New Law Paving Bulgaria’s Path to Eurozone Entry
21 European cities that are even more charming in winter
Is the US economy outperforming Europe?
ECB’s Holzmann says rate cuts in 2024 aren’t guaranteed
ECB Balance Sheet QT: -€1.94 Trillion from Peak, down to €6.9 Trillion. Shed 47% of Pandemic QE Assets
China is ramping up the pressure for Taiwan’s election
CGDP psyops unit wages information war for Warsaw
Norway blacklists Gulf companies from investing in pension funds
German budget woes trigger disaster warnings for restaurants
North Korea’s Kim orders military to accelerate war preparations
Norway’s Arctic Strategy 2024: A 12-Month Assessment
In Germany, local politics holds up weapons for Ukraine
Finland Taps Patria to Develop F-35 Program Capabilities
Russian plane lands on frozen river by mistake
Satellite images show Russian navy ship burning after Ukrainian strike in Crimea
Russian diplomat: Finland will be first to suffer
Germany: AfD a growing threat to democracy, says minister
China urges regional alert as US military steps up forward deployment
Ukraine 2024: Europe’s Year of Reckoning
Turkish Parliament unlikely to vote on Sweden’s NATO bid for weeks
Ukraine welcomes latest US aid package as war nears two year mark
What and where are Russia’s $300 billion in reserves frozen in the West?
Cargo ship hits naval mine in Black Sea en route to Ukraine
G7 working groups explore options to confiscate Russian assets
New government pledges to create Poland’s first new national parks in two decades
Freed hostage recalls fight to save children, fears for women still held in Gaza
Poland gets EUR 5bn in recovery funds from EU
Poland produced record wind energy at Christmas but grid struggled to cope
Meet the cybercriminals of 2023
1,300-Year-Old Ship Burial Unearthed in Norway
Labour shortages propel Poland to attract foreign workers
More Ukrainian children from Ukraine’s Russia-held regions arrive in Belarus despite global outrage
Volcanoes in Norway: Oslo was an inferno 300 million years ago
A piece of Denmark by the Ganges
Orlen to Swap Norway Upstream Assets with Wintershall
Brazil cracks down as wildcat miners in the Amazon shift their operations
‘Queen of trash’ and employees arrested over Sweden’s ‘largest environmental crime’
“We need to be prepared for war with Russia”: Dutch army chief
Frikadeller: The classic Danish comfort food dish

December 29
1890 December 29: Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota, US
1911 December 29: Mongolia Independence Day
Latvia hands 32 generators to educational institutions in Chernihiv region
Lithuania in 2023: A Year of Political Turmoil, Solidarity, and Progress
Latvia’s 2023 European of the Year is war medic Sarmīte Cīrule
LRT English Newsletter. Lithuania’s 2023 wrapped
Estonia: ‘Jõulutunnel’ charity Christmas drive raises over €300,000
Latvia-Belarus border fence nears completion
Eesti Gaas to cut natural gas prices from the New Year
[Latvia] Border Guard chief: December had few illegal border crossers
Estonia: State wishes to add data on bank details, nationality to population register
Lithuania plans to deport Kazakh activist despite calls by MEPs
Rail Baltica announced tenders for the construction of nearly 53 kilometers of the railway mainline in Estonia
Man wearing Wagner symbols detained at Vilnius Airport
Rule changes to expect in Latvia for 2024
MEP Madison: Estonian, Finnish territorial waters should be restored to maximum breadth
Latvia: Long-serving statistician retires after 48 years
Top 23 In-Demand Jobs for Foreigners in Estonia – EU’s Easiest Country to Get a Work Visa
Baltic, Nordic countries cooperate in sustainable aviation project
Ministry of Culture closes down Estonian Finns national cultural autonomy
Seven Global Lithuanian Awards winners announced
Estonia Announces Plan to Repatriate Ukrainian Men of Conscription Age, If Kyiv Requests It
Floods in Europe: Hungary, Netherlands and Lithuania brace themselves
Nearly 60,000 Ukraine refugees granted temporary protection in Estonia since war began
Construction costs up 1.7% on year in Latvia
Lithuania’s former anti-corruption chief to join EU advisers’ y mission in Moldova
Latvia: Anti-graft cops examine municipal funds fraud case
Customs probes if sanctioned fertilisers are shipped from Uzbekistan to Lithuania
Study: Supermarket share of Estonian-produced products fell slightly in 2023
Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Closure of Stand News and Media Freedom in Hong Kong
[Estonia] President Karis: The government’s capacity for empathy could be greater
Latvia: Parents’ house at Children’s hospital might have to depend on donations
Nuclear energy group recommends building nuclear power plant in Estonia
Latvia’s total support provided to Ukraine reaches EUR 595 million
Estonia: Jüri Ratas finds Yana Toom should not run for European Parliament in Center’s ranks
Retail figures down 2.4% in Latvia
Trips to Lithuania Cost Their Freedom to Around 125 Belarusian Citizens
Seized Russian fertilizers sent to Nigeria by Latvia
Uku Arold new Estonian Defense Forces stratcomms commander
Enefit Green gets rid of Latvian cogeneration plant for EUR 32m
Estonia’s Mai Narva 12th in world rapid chess championships in Samarkand
Estonia issuing dozens of entry bans at Narva border crossing every day
Bank of Estonia budget for next year set at €30.6 million
Fact Check: Estonia still negotiating WHO pandemic treaty
Over 20 people detained trying to cross green border to Estonia in Pechory
Hungary’s veto on EUR 55 billion for Kyiv has created an emergency situation that threatens the outcome of the war – MEP Kalniete
NATO intercepted Russian military aircraft over 300 times in 2023
Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives a donation from Estonia
NATO air forces scrambled over 300 times in 2023 due to Russian military aircraft
Number of people heading from Russia to Estonia significantly growing. Border guards explain why
NATO intercepts of Russian aircraft return to pre-Ukrainian war levels
Speaking European: Karolina from Lithuania

Facial recognition — coming soon to Monaco?
A general introduction to Sustainable Finance Law in Luxembourg
Italy-Austria powerline interconnection enters operation
What’s on the agenda for Belgium’s EU Council Presidency?
Statistics Netherlands reviews the year 2023
Secret Irish Government paper looked at adding 60% of Northern Ireland to the Republic
Storm Gerrit: Thousands lose power as 85mph winds hit Wales
Scotland: The New Year’s Honours 2024
Homes have second night without power after Storm Gerrit
Person dies in Scotland after UK E coli outbreak, health officials say
Papal calendar for 2024: Not full, but puts spotlight on major events
San Marino Festive Magic: Markets & concerts till Jan 7!
Malta sends mine detectors to war-torn Ukraine
North Macedonia: Calm Prevails Despite Ethnically-Charged Incidents
In Kosovo, war survivors turned homes into their own museums
The Vestiges of Southern Portugal’s Islamic Empire
Having children should be women’s main mission, Italy’s ruling party senator says
Vitor Roque reveals Barcelona Champions League ambition
The resilience of Slovakia’s economy will be tested in 2024
Slovakia remains unbeaten at world juniors after 8-4 victory over Norway
Hungary Refuses To Extradite Russian Suspected Of High-Profile Killing In Kyiv
Kyrgyzstan’s trade is booming as Russia masters sanctions circumvention
What Might 2024 Have In Store? RFE/RL Journalists Make Their Predictions
NATO, U.S. Consult With Warsaw After Apparent Intrusion Of Russian Missile Into Polish Airspace
NATO is monitoring the situation in Poland – Stoltenberg
Britain to outgrow Germany for years to come as eurozone growth engine stutters
Spain’s Steady Inflation Rates at Close of 2023: Implications for the Eurozone
Year in review: Ten defining moments for Europe in 2023
ECB to start cutting interest rates in second quarter of 2024, economists predict
Euro Could See More Gains in 2024, Especially if the Fed Cuts Rates Ahead of the ECB
Canada suffers 1st loss at world juniors in shutout at hands of host Sweden
Heat: The silent killer stalking Australia’s summer
South Korea’s military has a new enemy: Population math
Japan Eases Rules on Lethal Weapon Exports
A classroom without walls: New Zealand’s nature schools emphasise mud over maths
Burundi’s President Ndayishimiye hits out over gay rights and aid
Russian Losses in Ukraine ‘Enormous,’ German General Says
Greece will legalise same-sex marriage, despite church opposition
Anger in Poland after state TV execs salaries under previous government made public
Nicaragua arrests two high-ranking Catholic priests with close ties to cardinal
Scandinavia is boosting its defense spending even as Sweden’s NATO entry is stalled
Belarusian Authorities Targeting 2020 Election Observers
Russia failed to hurt Moldova’s apple industry with trade embargo – prices are growing
Iran executes four accused of sabotage, links to Israel’s Mossad
Ukraine’s hopes for victory fade in the face of waning Western support and Putin’s relentless war machine
Former Top Officials At Major Truck, Tractor Producers In Belarus Handed Lengthy Prison Terms
Denmark’s Arctic Strategy 2024: A 12-Month Assessment
US military’s secretive spaceplane launched on possible higher-orbit mission
Hungary Refuses To Extradite Russian Suspected Of High-Profile Killing In Kyiv In 2017
Sweden uses drones to fight cardiac arrest
Draft Autonomy Bills for Szeklerland Voted Down in Romania
Kremlin says it has list of Western assets to be seized if Russian assets are confiscated
Charter Communications looking to buy Norway communication network
Russia unleashes biggest air attack on Ukraine since start of full-scale invasion
Ukraine war: Does attack on Russian ship make a difference?
Xi urges Chinese envoys to create ‘diplomatic iron army’
What Might 2024 Have In Store? RFE/RL Journalists Make Their Predictions
Sweden to finally enter NATO: Europe’s 2024 preview
Russia Says 74 Sailors Died In Ukraine’s Attack On The Novocherkassk
South Africa files genocide case against Israel at World Court
UK and Denmark turn on ‘world’s longest land and subsea interconnector’
Germany mulls reintroduction of compulsory military service
Ukraine drives Russia back at sea and in the air, but concedes land
In Gaza, rows of white shrouds symbolise mounting civilian deaths
Denmark to dispatch frigate to Red Sea as part of US-led naval mission
Ukraine war: At least 30 killed in biggest Russian bombardment yet
Israel’s ambassador to Germany warns of soaring antisemitism
Chinese ex-Navy chief, with South China Sea background, named defence minister
Poland says Russian missile entered airspace then went into Ukraine
Poland eyes almost 18.5 bln euros in EU pandemic recovery funds in 2024 -PAP
German and Dutch authorities fear repeat of NYE firework violence
Historic celebration for Denmark’s royals as a future king came of age in 2023
UK sending more air defence missiles to Ukraine after Russia strikes
Sweden stifles Canada to take control of Group A at World Juniors
Tuba takes center stage in Germany in 2024
Germany Has Issued Record Number of 121,000 Family Reunification Visas This Year

December 30
Finland Earns First Win of 2024 WJC with 4-0 Shutout of Latvia
ERR News Estonia end-of-year review 2023
Stable demand for fireworks ahead of New Year in Latvia
Andrea Trinchieri replaces Kazys Maksvytis as Zalgiris head coach
Unlock Your Future in Tech: Digital Explorers II – Applications Now Open!
‘I want to be remembered for great things’: Aurimas Valujavičius’ rock-n-row across the Atlantic
Estonia’s sportspeople of the year 2023 pick up their awards
2023 Swammy Awards: European female swimmer of the year – Ruta Meilutyte, Lithuania
Food prices in Estonia set to rise again from the second day of 2024
Latvia to redistribute some unused EU funding
New procurements for some parts of Latvia-Russia border fence
Latvia: Butāns was Saeima’s most talkative member this season
Jüri Ratas: Kaja Kallas will be Estonia’s next European commissioner
Spectacle and environmental hazard: fireworks are falling out of fashion
Kyrgyzstan’s imports from Lithuania on rise
Estonia: Kuressaare’s drinking water now being treated with UV light
Nuclear plant in Estonia would start to pay for itself from year six
Lithuania: Japan And Wartime Jewish Refugees
Estonia Tax Agency Announces Various Tax Measures for 2024

Frozen in time: 2023 in Switzerland in pictures
Ukraine and Zelenskyy: What went wrong in 2023? And what next?
Wolves win against farmers as Swiss cull put on hold
Russia says 18 people killed in Ukrainian attack on Belgorod
Austrian government launches repair scheme for electronic goods
Many big shipping companies will double pay for crew sailing through the now-perilous Red Sea
Belgium’s ambitious goals for the EU Council Presidency
What were the stories that defined Sweden in 2023?
Overview of 29 law changes to take effect in the Netherlands on January 1, 2024
F-35 Missile For Ukraine! Kyiv ‘Bets Big’ On F-16-Launched AGM-158 JASSM To Bust Russia’s Heavily Fortified Bases
France to deploy 90,000 police officers to patrol New Year’s Eve festivities
Poland says Russian rocket entered its airspace, summons diplomat
Channel Islands: A Year of Triumphs, Turbulence, and Transformation
Finland: Top 10 stories of 2023
A year in pictures: Images of Jersey from 2023
The Best of Life in Norway in 2023
Hooked on volcanoes? Tourists vie to catch Iceland’s eruptions
Ukraine’s air defenses overwhelmed by Russian assault
How to Celebrate the New Year in Greenland? Terrify Everyone
Denmark Reopens Ammunition Plant Amid Rising Demand and Russia’s Arms Expansion
Largest Island in the World, List of Top-10
Denmark: How a young prince made history as he promised loyalty to his country’s constitution
Montgomery Castle: Story behind Wales’ most fought-over castle
Russia demands evidence that one of its missiles crossed through Poland’s airspace
‘Flooding possible’ over New Year weekend as most of Wales covered by two weather warnings
19,000 Russian troops deployed near Ukraine’s border: Ukrainian Armed Forces confirm
Storm Henk to bring rain and gale force winds to Scotland for Hogmanay
Shipping: GAC expands operations in Germany
Over 50% of people in Scotland to cut back on non-essential spending in 2024
America’s obligation to Ukraine began with nukes in the early 1990s
Photographer says she shows reality for young Cornish women
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Albania’s ex-Prime Minister Berisha put under house arrest while investigated for corruption
China eases visa application for U.S. tourists
Thousands protest in Serbia alleging election fraud by governing party
Serbian opposition demands annulment of Dec. 17 vote
Cyprus government generates €1 billion surplus in first eleven months of 2023
Flooded UK tunnels force Eurostar to cancel all London trains
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Nicaragua arrests four more priests, intensifies crackdown on Catholic Church
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Russia strikes civilian targets in Kharkiv, at least 8 wounded
Hundreds Dance In Bearskins For Romania’s ‘Dancing Bear Festival’
Israeli tanks advance deeper into Gaza districts, 12 weeks into war
Georgia Dispatch: 2023 – Year in Review
Kazakhstan removes Taliban from list of banned organizations
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Taiwan prepares to pick new president amid growing threat from China

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