Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal In Estonia

December 31
1992 December 31: Velvet Divorce of Czechia and Slovakia
Gallery: 2023 through the eyes of ERR’s photographers
Best Estonian books in translation in 2023
Best moments of 2023 captured by LRT photographers
Eight new trains on Latvia’s tracks in total
Latvian economy forecasts for 2024 see improvements
Lithuania‘s boycott of Miyazaki film draws attention to ‘politically incorrect’ film distribution patterns
Tartu-Riga rail link possible by next fall, says Elron
Estonia’s defense capabilities dramatically improved on year
For Estonian families, cost of living rise transcends purchasing power loss
Rīga Security Forum discussion on Gender Roles in the West (and in the Rest), Part 1
Latvia Prime Minister Evika Siliņa’s New Year message

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II to step down from throne
Germany: Scholz strikes optimistic note in New Year’s speech
Tesla Model Y becomes Sweden’s best-selling car despite ongoing strike
German police thwart suspected Islamist attack on Cologne Cathedral on New Year’s Eve
Project focuses on Isle of Man maternal health 1,000 years ago
Sinn Féin aims for government across the island of Ireland in 2024
Eurovision – Vatican City
EU Visa-Free Travel for Kosovo in Force
Russia continues its information campaign to destabilize the situation in Moldova
Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ still in ruins after Ukraine’s September strike, partisans show

January 1
1804 January 1: Haitian Declaration of Independence
1919 January 1: Lithuanian Flag Day
1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day
1960 January 1: Cameroon Independence Day
Estonian president on New Year’s Eve: Let’s have more faith in ourselves
Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs’ New Year message
Be more positive and live in the moment: Estonians’ New Year’s resolutions
Small entrepreneurs are discovering Lithuanian countryside
Rīga Security Forum Discussion on ‘Gender Roles in the West (and in the Rest)’, Part 2
[Estonia] Minister: EDF thinks defense spending should be 4.5% GDP – but there is a limit
Same-sex marriage now legal in Estonia
Same-sex couples able to marry in Estonia from New Year’s Day
Estonia: Starting New Year’s day, same-sex couples can now get legally married
Lithuania’s excess mortality returns to pre-pandemic levels
Estonia: Rescue Board mainly called out to firework-related incidents on NYE
Estonia: Police called to 48 cases of intimate partner violence on NYE
Estonia: Justice ministry creates debtors register
Latvia provides €595M in aid to Ukraine since full-scale war
Water levels rise in Latvian rivers

The year of Paris has arrived: the scenario that 2024 inherits from 2023 and will have to finish configuring
Norway approves direct arms sales to Ukraine
Zelenskiy says Ukraine has become stronger as war moves closer to second year
What is home in the age of exile?
Ukraine to purchase at least 1 million drones in 2024
The global elections Washington should be watching in 2024
How Denmark’s ban on Quran burnings could be a double-edged sword
Russia Eyes Raising Diesel Exports by a Fifth This Month
Army conscription becomes toxic issue for Ukraine’s leaders
Niinistö: “Finland’s security is now sealed behind multiple locks”
Poland’s Colonial Dreams
Putin vows to ‘intensify’ attacks against Ukraine military targets
Archaeologists Uncover ‘Curse Tablet’ in Germany
Sweden takes over Presidency of Nordic Council of Ministers
German liberals narrowly vote to stay in Scholz’s fractious coalition
10 things to look forward to in World Rally Championship 2024
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg expects Sweden to join in 2024
Belarus’ Russian-built nuclear power plant leak in February 2022 reported
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik to become King months after rumoured ‘affair’
Powerful quake rocks Japan, nearly 100,000 residents ordered to evacuate
Joint statement on the 30th anniversary of the EEA
Scotland sees in 2024 with fireworks and song
Malta takes over OSCE Chair
Kosovo number plates to be recognised in Serbia
Putin sends New Year greetings to Pope, Orban but not Biden
A new era for corporate taxation in the EU enters into force today

January 2
January 2, Niue: Takai Commission Holiday
2022 January 2: Bloody January, Kazakhstan
No severe fireworks injuries this year in Latvia
5 Reasons To Visit Tartu In Estonia
Hiking route from Liepāja to Pāvilosta planned
‘Eurovision for politicians’: Lithuania’s 2024 presidential election holds little suspense
Latvians increasingly choose 4×4 cars
Same-sex marriage is now officially legal in Estonia
Survey suggests young people in Latvia feel loneliest
Hussar sees switch to Estonian-language teaching as key challenge for New Year
Lithuania completes first phase of JLTV procurement
Statistics Estonia: Retail turnover decline accelerated in November
Latvia’s tourism expected to continue recovering
Lithuania mulls calling reserve troops up to 60 years of age for training
Estonia: “Cha Cha Cha” voted as the Best International Hit for 2023!
Lithuanian Armed Forces Boost Fire Support with EXPAL 120mm Mortars
Estonia: Donations to Ukraine aid organizations five times lower at end of 2023 than start
Vidzeme ready to welcome more Ukrainians in 2024
Key events in Lithuania in 2024
Kaja Kallas: I want to be Estonian PM for four years
Lithuania joins Sweden in plan to purchase air defence system
Silina emphasizes potential of Latvia’s people and importance of education
Lithuania increases land force capability with 500 JLTVs from US
Half of Latvia’s population think euro was a good idea
Estonia’s Kontaveit: I’m really proud of what I achieved in my career
Migration body finds Lithuanian citizens with family ties to sanctioned persons
Five of Latvia’s new trains found to have defects
Lithuania: Farmers plan to stage vehicle protest in Vilnius, Jan. 8
Expert: Estonia’s biggest issue is 79 different waste management systems
Latvia: Bank asks politicians to reassess nationalization of ‘Moscow House’
Russian missiles hit home of Lithuanian Community chair in Ukraine
Estonia: Rapper Villemdrillem wins Raadio 2’s 2023 ‘Hit of the Year’ award
A Guide to Latvia’s Digital Nomad Visa
Baltics adopt joint approach to Russia, Belarus sanctions
Lithuania: SocDems warn against low pensions, urge action for the sake of young people
That took a tern: Latvia announces bird of the year
Fire breaks out in apartment building in Vilnius after explosion, at least one person dead
€400m worth of tenders for Rail Baltica railway in Estonia published
Lithuania receives first batch of Spanish mortars
Estonia’s population grew in 2023
Latvia: 15% of signatures collected for referendum against partnership law
First same-sex couples submit marriage applications in Estonia
U.S. routs Latvia to move on
Estonia: Ministry plans to add end-of-life treatment plans to Health Portal
In Lithuania, national parks protect biodiversity and cultural heritage alike
Top 9 Jobs in demand in Estonia to get EU work visa easily in 2024
Lithuania intends to limit inflow of Belarusians into country

Polish border guard report shows scale of migrant pressure from Belarus
8 Simmering Threats You Shouldn’t Ignore in 2024
Belarusian National Biotechnological Corporation experiencing operational and financial difficulties
Ex-Member Of Military In Belarus Sentenced To 19 Years For ‘Treason’
Poland activates fighter jets to protect airspace as Russia pounds Ukraine with missiles
South Korean opposition leader recovering from surgery after being stabbed in the neck
Russia pounds Ukraine in new year’s second massive air strike
Ukraine’s foreign minister expects five steps from partners after Russia’s missile strike
Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary to become first Australian-born Queen
NATO’s Newest Member Finland Hit By ‘Unprecedented’ GPS Attack
Hacktivists Shut Down Top State-Owned Belarusian News Agency
Turkey detains 34 people suspected of ties to Israel’s Mossad -senior official
Sweden’s NATO membership bid not a priority for Ankara: Source
Stoltenberg: Sweden will join NATO by July
Biden Administration Announces Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine
Is Germany’s far-right AfD a threat to democracy?
Kazakhstan takes over CSTO chairmanship from Belarus
Turkey to block minehunter ships intended for Ukraine
Finnish intelligence reorganizes to boost information gathering
Finland, Sweden set this winter’s cold records as temperature plummets below minus 40
2024 German economic outlook: Heading for a sputter
Norway Joins the IAEA’s Member State Support Programme for Nuclear Verification
Poland replaces Venice Biennale submission made under previous nationalist government
Somalia rejects port deal between Ethiopia and Somaliland
Germany’s government faces a tough year ahead
AI-Optimized Grid Balancing Pilot Launched in Finland
Germany and France remain on high flood alert
Poland: Justice minister orders investigation into TV commentator’s “house migrants in Auschwitz” remarks
Switzerland scraps tariffs on industrial product imports
Formula E Set For Free-To-Air Broadcast In Germany, Austria
Belgium in Brief: Bracing for a monumental year
Beijing Criticizes Netherlands’ Move to Block ASML Exports to China
On the Cover: San Marino
President of Montenegro refused the Invitation to mark the unconstitutional January 9th
British and Cypriot aid screened in Cyprus heads to Gaza via Egypt
Paris seeks to recover lost influence in Romanian-speaking region
The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: The life and death of an unrecognized state

January 3
Why foreign workers are flocking to this 700-year-old European city
Fire in abandoned Rīga art nouveau building Tuesday evening
‘No water, I think I’ll die, I love you’. Story of migrant who died on Lithuania-Belarus border
Transport Minister: Latvia is considering cross-border train traffic
Otter is Estonia’s animal of the year 2024
Rinkēvičs: National security and civil protection top issues for 2024
Estonian priest Justinus Kiviloo to lead new Orthodox Church exarchate in Lithuania
Each Latvian municipality must have local police as of January 1
‘Wonka’ most-watched movie in Estonian cinemas over final weekend of 2023
Two people killed in apartment building fire in Vilnius
Setting up bomb shelters in Latvia still at discussion level
Lithuania’s communications regulator becomes supervisor of digital ID service providers
VAT hike reflecting differently in Estonian supermarket chains
Latvian car insurance manager accused of competition breaches
Lithuania cracking down on online piracy
Porcelain exhibition shows little-known page in Latvian, Estonian history
Survey: Estonia’s VAT increase to again trigger shopping trips to Latvia
Lithuania to buy multifunction radar systems from the Netherlands
Russian citizen detained in Latvia on suspicion of spying
Lithuanians Under Scrutiny for Connections With Sanctioned Russians
Estonia: Ministry plans advertising law amendment to reflect advent of social media ‘influencers’
Constantinople Patriarchate sets up church structure in Lithuania
Estonian journalist: Putin leaving Russia’s helm may not end war in Ukraine
Long-awaited hospice care at home starts working in Latvia
Sleepless night and anxiety about future – the aftermath of tragic fire in Vilnius
Estonian War of Independence commemorated in Tallinn
Latvian hospitals see frostbite cases in recent days
Estonian report backs nuclear’s climate goals potential
November industrial production down on year in Latvia
Division allows Estonia to hit the enemy hundreds of kilometers away
Latvia acts in accordance with principle of self-protecting democracy by taking over Moscow House in Riga – ministry
Harri Tiido: On Ukraine’s Hungarian minority
Hospitality industry helps strengthen Latvia’s competitiveness in Baltics – president
Estonia also affected by end-of-year GPS systems jamming
Lithuania to purchase radar systems from the Netherlands
Estonian co-produced documentary ‘Lynx Man’ wins four film festival prizes
Thales Ground Master 200 Multi-Mission Compact radar to strengthen Lithuania’s counter battery operations
Amendment would allow watchdog to block access to websites in Estonia
Wind and cold form natural ice sculptures in Nida
Prefeasibility study launched for planned Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor
[Latvia] Kozlovskis: Unknown how many Russians will have to be forcibly expelled
Lithuania saw less than 9 hours of sunshine in December, least sunny month on record
Tartu teachers postpone signing of collective agreement with city
Survey: 11% of Latvian public thinks quality of life improved in 2023
Alistair Starling: Ukraine’s possible EU accession resonates deeply with Estonians
1,167 Russian citizens will face eviction from Latvia due to non-compliance with immigration law
Anti-propaganda site finds subtle Russia-leaning messages in mainstream media
Lithuania fortifies defence with Ground Master 200 multi-mission radars
Estonia: President sends Land Tax amendments to Supreme Court
Partnership institute issue in Latvia remains a controversial topic for Latvian residents
‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ wins Estonian journalists’ movie of the year award
Lithuanian president’s requests on ambassadors may violate separation of powers – ministry
Estonians becoming more confident about discussing mental health issues
Latvia will strengthen its military defense on the borders with Russia and Belarus
No new routes or departures in sight as county bus fares return in Estonia
U.S. Davis Cup Team To Face Ukraine In Lithuania Four Days After Australian Open Conclusion
Cable failure cuts Finland-Estonia capacity by 358 MW

The Future of the Zeitenwende: A Team Power Strategy for Germany
Lukashenko attempts to shore up position with security reshuffle
‘Sejmflix’: Poland’s new Speaker turns parliament debates into a sensation
EU mobilises flood assistance for Germany and France
Israeli drone kills deputy Hamas chief in Beirut
Russia launched 500 missiles and drones at Ukraine in three days: Zelenskyy
FX Brokers’ Exodus from Belarus Continues: License of Fortrade Revoked
Norway deployed 300 MW of solar in 2023
Supermajors eye Norway’s potential as frontier exploration goes back on the agenda
European NATO members strike deal to buy up to 1,000 Patriot missiles
Soltec sells 850 MW of early-stage solar projects in Denmark to CIP
Over 17,000 Russians Crossed Poland’s Border With Kaliningrad in a Period of 5 Days
Norway improves support chain for Ukraine as US sends more weapons
Norway sends 2 fighter jets to Denmark for Ukraine training mission
Russia accidentally bombs own village, vows to rebuild homes
Ukraine, Russia Swap Hundreds Of POWs In U.A.E.-Mediated Deal
Artificial intelligence to the front in Sweden’s National Technology Strategy
Velocity accelerates European growth with acquisitions in Poland and Germany
Poland’s first payment from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility
More than 100 killed in ‘terrorist attacks’ near tomb of Iranian Guards’ Soleimani
Conscripts’ will to defend Finland highest in a decade
Ukraine and Russia in ‘biggest prisoner swap’ so far
Poland produced record 26% of electricity from renewables in 2023
EU Council Adopts Decision for Border Management Agreement with Liechtenstein
Austria summons Russian ambassador more than 10 times because of full-scale war
Walloon towns hit by floods as region grapples with travel chaos
Isle of Man out-of-hours doctors service suspended for 12 weeks
Storm Henk hits southern UK and Wales
UK ‘committed’ to Gibraltar treaty, more talks in coming weeks
Malta asked to step up media freedom reforms, protection as it assumes OSCE chair
Slovenia takes up a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council
North Macedonia to Launch Voluntary Carbon Market
Greece hailed again as global economic ‘country of the year’
Hungary’s Debt Servicing Costs Surge Past Italy’s to Lead EU
Ukrainian World Congress 2024 CALENDAR
Inside Kazakhstan’s secret drag scene
Kazakhstan: Oil workers persist with protest, government ignores
UAE’s Masdar to invest $2.6bn in Uzbekistan wind farm and energy storage facility
The 360-Gigawatt Reason to Boost Finance for Energy Storage Now
Calls for applications for digital euro component providers
ECB to stress test banks’ ability to recover from cyberattack
Firefighter and LGBT champion awarded British Empire Medal

January 4
1948 January 4: Myanmar Independence Day
Russian electronic warfare in Kaliningrad disrupts GPS signal across Europe
Flu incidence grows in Latvia
Lithuania’s diplomacy caught up in the feud between president and foreign ministry
Extra help sent to Latvia to fix trains
Estonia: Ministry wants to send young children to daycare not nursery
Renovated hospital building in Rēzekne found to have major defects
Tõll ferry comes to aid of cargo ship stuck in pack ice off Saaremaa
Latvian Transport Minister to call for Russian grain import ban
Rail Baltica announce tenders for railway construction in Estonia
Augmented reality shows Liepāja’s war history
[Estonia] December in grocery stores: All dairy products cheaper on year
Latvia: Man fails driving exam for braking to avoid hitting child
Same-sex union bill needs ‘strong’ majority before it can be put on agenda – Lithuanian speaker
Estonia: Energy expert forecasts market price of electricity to fall in coming years
Lithuania to Upgrade Aerial Defenses With Thales Ground Master Radars
Study: Obesity rates on the rise among Estonian schoolchildren
Europe will be ‘target of Russian aggression’ unless it maintains military superiority – Polish PM
Rīga’s new electric buses tested for cold endurance
Government to provide over €30 million to cover Estonian Railways’ 2024 losses
Auditor: Rēzekne’s financial issues will continue in 2024
Former mayor of Vilnius to run for European Parliament
Celebration for gay community if Estonia brings same-sex marriage to Eastern Europe
Lithuania is priority market for Poland’s commercial banks – finmin
Estonia okays 1-GW offshore wind project’s enviro report
Lithuania Plans Mobile Air Defense System Procurement With Sweden
Coalition set to cut Estonia’s voting age in European Parliament elections
Nearly half of Liepāja’s canal historic pollution removed
58 people lost their lives in road traffic accidents in Estonia in 2023
After nearly two years in Lithuania, many Ukrainians weighed by old and new burdens
Russia notifies of closing the Narva border point to vehicles from February
Youth substance addictions a pressing issue in Latvia
Is poverty decreasing in Lithuania?
Over-the-counter drugs not to be sold in supermarkets any time soon in Estonia
You’ve heard of elf on the shelf, but have you heard of green elfcup?
Lithuania’s 2024 military conscription lists includes over 27,000 men
Põlva’s finished Smart Road project handed over to local government
More than a Thousand Russian Citizens will face Deportation from Latvia
Estonia sets new national record for electricity consumption
Kaunas mayor’s Vičiūnai Group added to Ukraine’s list of war sponsors
Holger Haljand: Cyber risks growing in tandem with data volume
One in four Latvians commits to improving their health in 2024
US Completes First Stage of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Shipment to Lithuania
Train delay streak continues in Latvia
Tallinn acquires generators for creation of five resilience centers
A paradox! Latvia’s transport sector requires enormous investments, minister assures
Estonian icebreaker out of action due to technical fault
Latvian Television invites youth to ‘Media Academy’
Estonia: Developer Endover crowd funds €785,000 for short-term, high-interest loan
10 Lithuanian Startups To Watch In 2024
Paul Rebane: Our actions are dictated by the sun, not the government
Lithuania strongly protests Russia’s airstrikes on Ukraine
Kumu cultural documentary series begins with Tanya Tagaq’s ‘Ever Deadly’
Latvia: Survey suggests many are disappointed with their election choices
Mark Cousins announced as special guest at Tallinn DocPoint festival
Ukraine designates Lithuanian food company as ‘international sponsor of war’
British surveillance aircraft deploys to monitor Russian forces

Denmark Parliament Criminalizes Blasphemy
Europe hit by extreme cold causing floods in Germany and power cuts in Nordic countries
‘I want to live’: Russians defect to Ukraine by calling army hotline
Norway approves operator for first Arctic carbon capture project
How amendments to the Trademark Act have helped align Norway with the rest of Europe
Ukraine and Russia carry out largest prisoner exchange since beginning of the war
Germany 2023 emissions lowest in 70 years: study
District Metals takes sole control of Sweden’s Vikendeposit
Germany: Flooding persists in north and east, Scholz visits
Finland seeks to limit power consumption as price surges in cold weather
Russia and Ukraine target each other’s defence industry amid land stalemate
Hundreds of motorists stuck in snow overnight in southern Sweden, Denmark
Germany raises record EUR 18bn in carbon revenues
Ukraine Says It Hit Russian Command Post, Military Unit On Crimea
Norway Home Prices Grow for Third Month as Rate Peak Reached
Memorandum in Place: Poland Becomes a Gateway for Korean Combat Aircraft?
Lukashenka Signs Law Putting New Curbs On Religious Groupings In Belarus
German emissions fall by a fifth amid stagnant industrial output
Belarus opposition are key allies in the fight against Russian imperialism
In threatening shift, North Korea moves to redefine relations with South
Nakhchivan: ‘We are ready to consider models like the Kaliningrad one’
Ukraine war: Russians find no shelter in border city of Belgorod
Vatican moves to calm bishops over same-sex blessings approval
Poland Joins Eurobond Sale Spree as Wall of Redemptions Looms
T-Mobile Poland slapped with fine for free data ads
Mask mandates return at some US hospitals as COVID, flu jump
What western allies must do for Ukraine — and for themselves
Denmark’s Margrethe takes last carriage ride in Copenhagen as queen
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Iran attack, Tehran vows revenge
Dismantling of illicit production of steroids and medicines in Poland
Poland receives letter from European Commission demanding lifting of ban on Ukrainian agricultural products
Putin offers citizenship to foreigners who fight for Russia
Zelensky’s defiant new year speech foreshadows tough 2024 as government tightens conscription laws
“Poland will not accept a single migrant under EU relocation scheme,” says Tusk
White House: North Korea provided Russia with ballistic missiles, launchers
Belarusian president signs law granting him lifelong immunity from prosecution
Poland ranks second in Europe in public data openness
Norway bans polluting cruise ships
Wolf crackdown in Switzerland: a sign of what’s to come in Europe?
Railway strike in Belgium: Three-day action announced for end of January
Isle of Man Registry Welcomes World’s Most Powerful Sailing Cargo Ship
Wales: Should the country be known only as Cymru?
Key 2023 trademark updates in Albania, Montenegro and Slovenia
Albania: Fight against high-level corruption gains traction
In Kosovo, Cameron Pledges U.K. Support For Broader Recognition
Kosovo’s Amputee Soccer Stars Overcome Legacy Of Conflict
The simmering row over Spanish-language teaching in Catalan schools
Chinese clothing manufacturers gain foothold on European soil with their own factories
Mayors for Economic Growth: Moldova introduces Ukrainian Friendship Officers in 14 municipalities
Ukraine’s security service dismantles scheme aiding draft dodgers to flee to Transnistria
Growing fears for Slovakian press freedom amid government crackdown
Bulgaria names project for 2024 Venice Biennale
How the Czech Republic baseball team became big stars in Japan
Oil player buys into Romania’s ‘largest wind power portfolio’
US puts Azerbaijan on religious freedom watchlist
With Russia focused on Ukraine, Georgia should forge ahead boldly with its Euro-Atlantic ambitions
In Tajikistan, independent media throttled by state repression
Kazakhstan Takes Over Chairmanship at International Fund for Saving of Aral Sea
Inflation in Kazakhstan Falls Below 10% for First Time Since February 2022
European Central Bank lays out €1.2bn plan for development of digital euro
European Central Bank (ECB) Publishes Draft Rulebook for Digital Euro Payments
Ugandan LGBT activist in critical condition after stabbing
LGBT, the Church and the new rules of the game
UN Slams Russia’s LGBT Ban

January 5
1968 January 5: Prague Spring
Estonian PM Kallas Dismisses Rumors of Coalition Change Amidst Party Defections
Lithuania to Auction Government Bonds: Implications and Insights
Russia will not stop in Ukraine, warns Latvian foreign minister
Lithuania Boosts Drone Capabilities Amid Criticism and Calls for Collaboration
Daugavpils to promote authenticity in international project
Portuguese-flagged cargo vessel still grounded off Saaremaa coast
Flood alert in the Daugava near Pļaviņas
Progear to distribute LEA Professional in Estonia
Latvia bulks up its military production
Estonian Government Eyes a Pirate Site Blocking Regime
Reimbursable blood pressure medicine supply interrupted in Latvia
Estonia: Industrial production down nearly 6 percent in November
Lithuania Makes It Harder to Bring Foreign Workers to the Country
[Estonia] Prime minister: No coalition shuffle in the works
Rīga mulls tree protection plans
Statistics: CPI up 4.3 percent in Estonia on year to December
Lithuania acquires new counter-battery radars from Netherlands
Estonian financial authority wants to make switching banks easier
Lithuania’s education minister suggests phasing out Russian schools
Kurzeme ready to take on more Ukrainian refugees
New engines for HMS Quorn ahead of summer handover to Lithuania
What was on the Latvian holiday shopping list?
Estonia: Reform Party meets to discuss strategy for year ahead
Latvia sends presents to Ukrainian children
Russian billionaire Abramovich’s son received new Lithuanian passport in October
Ventspils switches off decorations due to electricity price hike
Mintos adds Estonia’s BB Finance offering returns of up to 12.5pc
Latvia saw positive trend in numbers of businesses in 2023
Lithuania receives 120-MX2-SM towed mortars from EXPAL Systems
Estonia has 23 in-demand jobs to provide work visas for foreign talents in 2024
Lithuania: Universal conscription has become election issue, says LVŽS leader
Kuldīga’s tourism industry shares off-season survival stories
Lithuanian PM invites to start wide discussion on defence funding
Estonia’s Enefit files damages claim over universal electricity service price
Latvia’s Vivi to compensate losses in cases of train delays
Estonian-Finnish undersea power connection Estlink 1 restored after outage
Ukraine and the U.S. will play a Davis Cup qualifier in Lithuania
Latvia: Signature collection for referendum against partnership ends Friday
ERR in Tel Aviv: Israelis believe the war will drag on
Northern firmoss is plant of the year in Latvia
Lithuania to spend EUR 30mn annually on developing drones
Lithuanian shops will not remove Vičiūnai products after its designation as ‘war sponsor’
Latvian Radio broadcasts resume after fire broke out Friday
Russia ‘will not stop’ at Ukraine, Latvia warns
[Estonia] Center’s EU commissioner: Mihhail Kõlvart is harming the party
Jūrmala City to pay 1.2 million over land lease case
Rein Lang: The icy breath of Russkiy Mir
Deutsche Bank is mulling service centre in Lithuania, agency confirms
Ten Latvian scientific achievements of 2023 highlighted
University of Tartu to lead six centers of excellence for research
Latvia: Heath star moss is the star among mosses of 2024
Rail Baltic Estonia signs construction contract for route’s first section
Mandatory biowaste sorting stirs no activity in Latvia
Iltalehti: Russia behind GPS disturbances in Baltic Sea region
Umerov: Ukraine, Latvia to work on joint projects in drone production
Finns’ Friday night sauna in part behind day’s peak power prices in Estonia
Estonia takes delivery of Polish Piorun air-defense systems
[Estonia] Reinsalu: No going back on profiling Center as Russian voters’ party
Nigel Hayes-Davis explains online conflict with Lithuanians, shares Saras’ change
Aivar Hundimägi: Estonian economy doing better than feared

Germany: Thuringia introduces ban on deportation for Yazidis
Ukraine’s No. 1 Priority: Delivery of Air Defense Systems and Missiles
Picturing Christina of Denmark
Houthi drone boat detonates in Red Sea a day after US warning
‘Censorship’ claim roils Poland’s plans for Venice Biennale pavilion
Denmark To Study Defense Expansion Plans
Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking it with North Korean missiles for first time
In contact with Houthis, Norway explains absence from US-led warning
How will Denmark’s Queen Margrethe hand over the throne on January 14th?
Space Norway Completes Telenor Satellite Acquisition
Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2024: The 18 artists and songs
Sweden appoints national nuclear power coordinator
Nepal halts work permits for Russia, Ukraine after soldiers killed
Germany set to overbuild its hydrogen pipeline network: analyst
Open Call: Curatorial Concept for the Pavilion of Finland at the 2025 Biennale Architettura in Venice
Finland orders more gas amid cold spell, record power price
University of Penn professors in Israel speak out on US campus antisemitism
Swedish-language media in Finland gets creative to stay afloat
Ukraine unleashes more drones and missiles at Russian areas
Ukraine prepares for 2024
The week the Ukraine war hit home in a Russian border city
Russia ready to evacuate Belgorod residents
Belarus Recalls Ambassador To Sweden Over Naming Of Envoy To Belarus’s Democratic Community
United States take World Juniors gold with win over host Sweden
Britain hit by flooding after heavy rain swells major rivers
Polish MP hit with huge fine for illegally covering city with campaign posters
Sweden to withdraw aid to Mali over stance toward Russia
Minimum Wage Rises in Poland and Other Central and Eastern Europe Countries
Turkish court rules to arrest 15 people suspected of ties to Israel’s Mossad
Germany lays to rest political giant Wolfgang Schäuble
Historic Fiat car factory in Poland to close after 75 years
Finland allows ban on LNG exports from Russia in 2025
Myanmar rebels claim control of key town near Chinese border
Connection to grid requested for Poland’s first nuclear plant
Some residents leave Belgorod after deadly attacks
Court overturns Ukrainian NGO head’s Poland entry ban introduced by former government
Ukraine Takes Back Territory From Russia as Moscow’s Military Struggles
2024: A watershed year for Germany?
Law on public facial recognition surveillance submitted in Monaco
Flanders to teach migrants Dutch even before they have left for Belgium
As the mayor of Amsterdam, I can see the Netherlands risks becoming a narco-state
France bids farewell to ex-EU chief Delors
France and Jordan airdrop aid to Gaza as UN says Strip has become ‘uninhabitable’
Overcoming challenges in the Nordic region
Iceland Brings Back Tourism Taxes for 2024
How Ireland’s Nollaig na mBan evolved from a day off housework to a celebration of women’s achievements
Canada and United Kingdom recognize extrajurisdictional good manufacturing practice inspections
Veolia to deliver desalination plant in Cornwall, England
Gibraltar Authority Revokes Quickbit’s License over Proceeds of Crime Act Violations
Gibraltar will ‘finally’ host Scouting European Jamboree for small nations of Europe in August
‘Balkan Translation Collider’ Project Concludes Its Program
Kosovo joins Serbia’s lead to end license plate issue
Türkiye vows not to forget ethnic cleansing attempt in Turkish Cyprus
Spain holiday hotspots re-introduce face mask rules as Covid cases rise
Catalan biologist to launch an atlas of all living beings cell by cell
Italy to put Africa development, AI at heart of its G7 presidency
Catalonia is an Intersection of Cultures and Influences
Moldova Tells Companies in Breakaway Transnistria: Time to Pay Taxes
Hungary’s FDI soars to over €13bn in 2023
Romania to acquire 200 Patriot missiles for 1.1 bln euro
The Role of the United Nations in Atrocity Response: Limited, But Not Obsolete
Azerbaijan names a former oil executive to lead 2024 climate talks
Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies In Prison, Family Says
Kazakhstan starts building third China link
Ethnic Kazakh imprisoned in Xinjiang attacked in Kazakhstan
Turkey must stop blocking Ukraine minehunters, ex-NATO supreme commander warns
Ramaswamy wants the US out of NATO
Inflation isn’t beaten yet. Price rises are accelerating again in Europe
Traders Pare ECB Rate-Cut Bets, See Fewer Than 150bps This Year
South Koreans charged with leaking submarine secrets to Taiwan
2023 World Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Rights Progress – Part 6: Global Trends

January 6
Latvia FM warns of Russia’s enduring imperial ambitions, says NATO must prepare long-term deterrence
The Riga-Vilnius train: notes from traveling on the new route
The National Defense Council of Estonia will convene to discuss the war in Ukraine
Over 200 traffic accidents in Friday’s blizzard in Latvia
‘This is our country of love.’ Iraqi Noora fled execution at home and found love in Lithuanian migrant camp
Free entry at top Tallinn museums on first ‘Museum Sunday’ of 2024
LRT tapes. Queen of Denmark visits Lithuanian chicken farm
Gallery: Rémy Martin and Estonian National Orchestra’s New Year concert
Leftover gingerbread cookies recipes
Estonian and Latvian clubs go head-to-head in inaugural ‘Livonian Winter League’
‘We don’t fit on the island anymore.’ Amid war in Ukraine, Lithuanians buy property in Tenerife
2024 Eesti Laul semi-final comes to Tartu on January 20
Estonia: Village store near Latvian border makes no profit but keeps people together
Estonia’s Markus Poom returns for another season with Shamrock Rovers
Half Estonia’s housing associations have not insured buildings
Residency program invites emerging artists from North East England to Narva
Republic of Estonia’s ambassador to China reads ‘He flies towards the beehive’
Lithuanian MP calls on retail chains to drop “war sponsor” Viciunai’s products
Latvia: Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Top 10 most popular electric cars in Switzerland in 2023
Road to Paris: Key dates and events for basketball in 2024
Reports of Belgium’s death are exaggerated
In pictures: Christians across Europe celebrate Epiphany
Diplomatic dip for France as African nations seek out stronger partners
Taiwan not alone in facing China’s economic coercion
Local charity launches cookbook that takes ‘journey into Isle of Man kitchens’
European Parliament discloses names of cultural capital cities for this year
Battle of Jersey: Islanders mark 243rd anniversary
Massive snowfall and unusually freezing temperatures in Norway – why is this happening now?
Ancient “Terror Beasts” Unearthed in Greenland: 518-Million-Year-Old Giant Predator Worms Challenge History
Top White House budget official warns of ‘dire’ situation on Ukraine aid
Entain included Antarctica and Vatican City on exit list in compliance drive
Europe freezes as Finland sets record temperature of -44.3C
U.S. Navy’s largest aircraft carrier transits the Strait of Gibraltar
Will support for Ukraine go the way of Belarus?
Malta among EU countries using least renewable energy
What’s coming up in Sweden in 2024?
Portugal Marks New Tourism Revenue Record of €25 Billion in 2023
Germany’s flooded farmers brace for winter frost
Palace of Aigai: Greece reopens huge Alexander the Great monument
‘Everyone Can Fit Around The Manger’: Three Kings Parades Flood Poland’s Streets On Epiphany
Anti-racists slam blackface use in Spain’s Epiphany parades
Farmers in Poland suspend Ukraine blockade after agreeing deal with government
Ukraine doubles gas imports from EU and Moldova in 2023
Norway’s opera applauds interruption demanding the end of genocide in Gaza
River Levels Recede In The Czech Republic, Elbe On High Alert
Denmark says Ukraine to get F-16 jets in second quarter
US Army exercises air assault drills in Romania
Ukrainians aren’t ready, so we’re delaying F-16 delivery – Denmark
Ukraine war: Atesh, the group spying on Russians in occupied Crimea
United Cup Final Preview: Team Poland, Germany clash for title
‘No Real Relations’: Georgia Pivots Toward China As Taiwan Readies For Crucial Vote
Ukraine-Russia war: Putin citizenship decree violates children’s rights, Ukraine says
Uzbekistan remains world’s top gold seller
Ukraine shows evidence Russia fired North Korea missile at Kharkiv
Türkiye through the eyes of NATO allies
Ukraine-Russia war: missiles kill 11, including children, Ukrainian official says
US sees Turkey agreeing to Sweden NATO accession shortly, Blinken says
PM Hasina set to extend tenure as main Bangladesh opposition boycotts election
Blinken visits Türkiye: Gaza, Sweden’s NATO bid, F-16 sales top the agenda
Middle East nations must prevent ‘endless cycle of violence’: Blinken
2024: Anticipating shallow recession in the eurozone
Israel, Hezbollah trade fire across Lebanon border amid alarm over Gaza war spillover
Europe battles ‘tridemic’ of respiratory illnesses
Is March looking too optimistic for an ECB interest rate cut?
Canada PM Justin Trudeau’s official plane breaks down, again
More than 1,000 ‘distressing’ social media posts removed at Australian government’s request in 2023
South Korea says the North has again fired artillery shells near their sea border
Woman In Her 90s Is Pulled Alive From Rubble 5 Days After Japan’s Earthquake
Japan earthquake: The tiny firm that alerts millions about disasters
Japan’s earthquake-ravaged Wajima lies in ruins
Taiwan slams Chinese balloons as safety threat, psychological warfare
Warning one of New Zealand’s few native frogs could disappear in decades
What’s ahead for Singapore in 2024

1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
1983 January 10: Margaret Thatcher Day, Falkland Islands
1881 January 12: Memory Day, Turkmenistan/Geok-Tepe Massacre
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania