Poland Is Next, What to Know

January 7
Icons of modernist Kaunas I: monumentalising nation, history, and modernity
Latvia: ‘Christmas battles’ remembered after 107 years
Estonia’s Marten Liiv takes silver at 2024 European Speed Skating Championships

Italian foreign minister calls for formation of EU army
Senior Vatican official makes case for a married priesthood
Poland farmers suspend blockade at Ukraine border after signing agreement with government
EU Declares Abkhazia Land Transfer to Russia ‘Illegal’, Reaffirms Support for Georgia’s Sovereignty

January 8
1918 January 8: Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points on free trade, democracy and self-determination
ERR in Israel: Settlements along Lebanon border deserted for months now
Blank spot in Europe – does Lithuania need night trains?
Alpacas on farms in Estonia holding out well during cold spell
213 Ukrainian doctors have received temporary permit to practice in Latvia since start of war in Ukraine
Estonia: Center Party departures likely to lead to further marginalization
Study shows pesticides used widely in Latvia
Elmo made history by teledriving from Vilnius, Lithuania an electric car locating in Tallinn, Estonia
Transport Minister: Latvia will be tough on Škoda Vagonka
Lithuania Considers Raising Minimum Gambling Age to 21
Why can tax debtors win state procurements in Latvia?
Estonia’s economics and IT minister, business delegation visiting India
Demand for night shelters grows with cold weather
Estonia: CPI rose by 9.2 percent in 2023
Lithuania ranks second in beer exports to Russia
Food prices forecast to grow 4% in 2024 in Latvia
Tallinn planning new bus lines and stops
Daugavpils hospital starts paying off debts
Kaunas unveils sculpture for the only uniquely Lithuanian letter
Sick leave rate in Estonia significantly fell with return to pre-Covid system
No political committees will compete for Lithuania’s seats in European Parliament
Latvia’s LTV examines express railway job for former Saeima deputy
PIORUN Man-Portable Air-Defense Systems Arrive in Estonia
All quiet on Latvian-Belarusian border for 10 days
Deutsche Bank Contemplates Establishing Service Center in Lithuania
All hail Asellus aquaticus!
Qualitative leap seen in Ukraine’s air defenses over past year
EC allocates €10m to beef up Lithuania’s refugee reception system
Cold weather prolongs holidays for many pupils in Latgale
Lithuania’s oldest person passes away weeks before turning 110
Estonia: Kindergartens, vocational schools to sympathy strike
Free Latvian language courses available in Rīga
Constantinople Orthodox Christians want to build their own church in Lithuania
Estonia: RMK educational trail in Ida-Viru County uses VR in presenting green energy
Lithuania: Nine detained in probe into fraud involving eco-friendly cling film
Estonia: Government approves Haapsalu heritage protection order
Winter wonders in freezing Vilnius – photos
Sweden to send NATO troops to Latvia in 2025
Construction agreement for the initial section of the Rail Baltica mainline in Estonia signed
Walk on eggshells around the slime mold of the year
Lithuania completes construction of two new military facilities
Space for My Body: Anu Põder’s retrospective opens in Switzerland
Economy Minister says Lithuania has no tools to limit trade of Vičiūnai products
Estonia: DSO does not have enough employees to stay on top of outages
Latvia: Russian grain imports and transit should be banned – Briskens
Estonian meteorologist: First three months of 2024 promise to be wintry
Lithuanian police won’t open probe after teenager fired at by peers for Ukraine war stance
Public should have been better informed during Latvian Radio emergency, says regulator
Central bank economist: Inflation in Estonia to continue to slow in 2024
Lithuania Orders Thales GM200 Radars, Saab’s Robot System 70
Estonia’s ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ ties for EDA Awards’ 2023 best doc feature
Estonia’s Karis to discuss military defense facilities with Latvia, Lithuania
Tartu’s hotels almost fully booked for Capital of Culture 2024 launch

India Buys ‘Majority Stakes’ In Ukrainian Engine Firm As Ukraine War ‘Holds-Up’ Indian Navy Warship
Swedish security service says threat level still high
Finland counters Russian border gambits in the high north
US Congress withholding aid from Ukraine: Marc Thiessen’s 10 reasons why it’s a mistake
Nord Stream Probe Hampered by Resistance From Poland
Can Tusk disentangle Poland from its last ‘authoritarian’ rulers?
Putin is starting 2024 from a position of strength
Ukraine Reports Wave of 51 Russian Cruise Missiles
­­Ukraine Has a Pathway to Victory
Blogger From Tajikistan Suspected In Russia Of Inciting Hatred In Video He Says Is Fake
EU urges Big Tech to promote opposition media in Belarus
Sweden’s major security conference starts with talks on NATO, Ukraine, terrorism
Poland facing 1989 all over again, need to restore democracy paramount: Deputy finance minister
Russia must be held accountable over Ukraine – we should seize its assets
Ecuador’s ‘most-wanted’ criminal disappears from prison
India-Maldives row escalates, agency suspends flight bookings to islands
Japanese foreign minister visits Poland, pledges support against Russian aggression
Finland orders more Sisu GTP 4×4 off-road vehicles
‘There could be war in Sweden’: Civil Defence Minister urges Swedes to act
Russia launches ‘massive’ wave of deadly strikes across Ukraine
Norway’s Statkraft to Invest up to €6 Billion in Hydro, Wind Power
German farmers blockade Berlin with tractors in subsidy row
Poland orders to halt logging in 10 oldest forest areas
Fascist rally in Rome sparks Italian opposition outrage
Denmark launches Green Fuels Alliance India
Pope calls for universal ban on surrogate parenting, calls it ‘deplorable’
Massive turnout in solidarity with Palestine in Denmark
Anders Breivik: Mass murderer sues Norway over prison isolation
Millions of plastic pellets wash up in Galicia
Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine take Iran to UN council over downed Ukrainian jet
Pro-Palestinian protesters block New York City bridges, tunnel
Norway’s Equinor to leave Azerbaijan
Secret documents showed Putin moved his superyacht before invasion
Israeli strike kills a Hezbollah commander in Lebanon
France’s Macron launches political reset with PM change
Belarus building military town 40 kilometers from border with Ukraine
Sweden Issues Ominous Warning to Citizens
Push for Channel Islands language to be taught in schools
‘Giant’ Predator Worm That Ruled Ancient Oceans Discovered in Greenland
Wiper malware found in analysis of Iran-linked attacks on Albanian institutions
US fighter jets fly over Bosnia in a sign of support to the country as Serbs call for secession
The Kremlin’s New Imperial Crackdown on the Captive Peoples
Nicaragua Offers to Be Russia’s ‘Regional Platform’ In Central America
Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Wisely Spurns Deal With China
New rules to boost cybersecurity of the EU institutions enter into force
Eurozone retail sales shrink in November 2023
Eurozone economic confidence improves in sign of mild rebound
Lack of Eurozone productivity gains: structural, not cyclical – Natxis
Belgium posts lowest eurozone inflation rate but highest monthly price increase
ECB ramps up preparation phase for digital euro with calls for component providers

January 9
Sweden to send troops to Latvia
A Pocket Guide To Vilnius – Lithuania’s Bold, Defiant Capital
Water pipes burst due to weather in Rīga
Helicopter maintenance hangar opened at Siauliai Air Force Base in Lithuania
Frostbite takes over Latvian burns clinic
Estonia receives Piorun manpads
Latvia: Ban on Russian grain must be decided at EU level
Let’s not expect immediate results from Taiwan cooperation – interview with Vilnius rep in Taipei
The University of Tartu to lead six Estonian research centres of excellence
Latvian, Lithuanian farmers build protest fires
Estonia: Center Party has too few MPs to fill all Riigikogu committee posts
Regarding Latvian assets in Russia, coalition partners point to self-risk and support for switch to Western market
Prime minister confirms Estonian residents taking Russian citizenship may be expelled
Wood Thilsted to Perform Ground Modelling for Lithuania’s First Offshore Wind Farm
Estonia: Increasing number of shopping malls closing earlier on Sundays
Liepāja Hospital faces staff shortages
Lithuania considers legislation to boost conscription levels
Latvia 2024: The 15 songs for ‘Supernova’
Lithuanian parliament lacks votes for tighter restrictions on Belarusians – committee chair
Latvia gradually takes over Baltic air police hosting duties
Drawing of Russian soldiers shocks parents and kindergarten
President Karis appoints five new Estonian ambassadors
Registered unemployment level in Latvia at 5.7% in 2023
Estonia’s November 2023 trade deficit almost half that of a year before
Do not be confused by Latvian bug of the year 2024
Pianist Francesco Tristano reveals his ‘hidden connection’ to Riga
Enefit Power CEO: Region’s electricity supply weakened by Finland’s actions
Lithuania publishes 2024 military conscription list
Riga Bourse represented in Director’s Choice art book series
New expert handed Ukraine mission by Latvia
Estonia to allocate 0.25% of GDP to Ukraine’s defense in next four years
Latvia: Tomatoes and cucumbers keep growing throughout winter
Estonia: Sales of new cars up by more than 10 percent in 2023
Lithuania considers buying shares in Latvia’s Air Baltic – minister
Latvian Radio disruption prompts review of public broadcasting crisis plans
Latvia: Vaccination data will be available on E-health
Propastop examines oft-peddled narrative of Russian attack on the Baltic states
Latvia moves battery train plans
22-year-old Lithuanian Grand Master wins Paul Keres memorial chess tournament
Narva-Jõesuu gets €4 million from state to put towards pier construction
European Commission looking to introduce tougher rules for handling of pets
Poland’s Pekao bank mulls setting up branch in Lithuania – central bank
Külli Taro: Holding on to Estonia’s parallel Russian education system a failure
Latvia will focus on existing basements for bomb shelters: minister
Estonia: Ex-Centrists Kiik, Aab, Karuse, Hanimägi join Social Democratic Party
Sweden will send ‘reduced battalion’ to join Canadian-led NATO force in Latvia
Record number of competitors expected for Nordic Combined World Cup in Otepää
Estonia to issue €1 billion worth of 10-year bonds
Seattle choir boasts Estonian name, all-Baltic repertoire
Lithuanian military plans to develop reconnaissance drone capability within 3 years
Estonia’s 2023 state budget deficit estimated at 3 percent of GDP
Latvia to move to local oil reserve storage system
Ida-Viru County’s unemployment rises to 13.4 percent
Tallinn’s opposition believes Center can be removed from power

Just 10% of Finland’s Biggest Companies Plan to Invest in Growth
The High Price of Losing Ukraine
Swedish minister, commander-in-chief warn of possible war in Sweden
Frictions aside, Romania remains steady in support of Ukraine
Poland detains suspected Belarusian spy
Belarus democratic forces in Helsinki for parliamentary dialogue on the future for Belarus
Sweden to provide about $5M to NATO assistance fund for Ukraine
U.S. boxer Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player Leipsic get Russian citizenship
10 Startups In Belarus To Watch In 2024
A really simple guide to Finland’s 2024 presidential election
Russia, Belarus and Central Asia: Stop the misuse of anti-terrorism and extremism laws
Sweden reports bird flu outbreak in southern part of country -WOAH
Belarus: Wasteland for Environmental NGOs
Norway votes for deep-sea mining despite environmental concerns
Farmers stage tractor blockades across Germany
New Hope for India’s New Talwar-Class Stealth-Guided Missile Frigates: Here’s Why?
Denmark: Reforms needed to tackle labour shortages, adapt to population ageing and achieve the green transition
PM Ulf Kristersson: ‘If you don’t want to defend Sweden – don’t be a Swedish citizen’
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Official Visit to Denmark, 6 to 9 January 2024
Nine things to look forward to in Sweden in 2024
Norway’s banner year for seafood exports fueled by currency devaluation
Inflation hurts investment outlook, Norway sovereign wealth fund CEO says
South Korea passes bill to ban consumption of dog meat
Arla to expand production capacity in Finland
Russia To Attack Sweden? Stockholm Braces For War Amid Tensions Over NATO Bid
Scotland and Norway remote and rural healthcare symposium
Hackers hit Moscow internet provider in response to Kyivstar cyber attack – source
Two landslides hit famed Møns Klint cliffs in Denmark
​Better Energy and Andel to develop 2GW of solar energy parks in Denmark
Finland Signals Extension of Russian Border Closure Over Migrant Crossings
Artemis Technologies: Denmark to get its first 100% electric foiling workboat
OSCE laments Belarus’ refusal to allow its monitors to observe February’s parliamentary vote
Germany Inc calls on Berlin to join military efforts to protect Red Sea vessels
U.N. experts condemn ‘extrajudicial’ killing of Hamas figure in Lebanon
Mexico president apologizes for calling trans lawmaker ‘man dressed as a woman’
Gabriel Attal: five things to know about France’s young, openly gay prime minister
Fugitive Lawmakers Throw Poland Into More Political Disarray
Indian AI startup CEO arrested after body of 4-year-old son found in luggage
Ecuador TV studio taken over live on air by masked people brandishing guns
Fuel in Cuba to become five times more expensive
Breton aims for ‘huge’ €100B defense fund
Greenland startup begins shipping glacier ice to cocktail bars in the UAE
Spain drops visas for travellers from Kosovo in boost for Balkan nation
Spanish opposition fears Kosovo passport recognition could set a precedent for Catalonia
Pride and tensions in Kosovo
More than 6,618 migrants died in 2023 trying to reach Spain
Italian fascist salute images spark political uproar
How Ukraine Must Change If It Wants to Win
Furor In Georgia Over Depiction Of Stalin In Tbilisi Cathedral
Walking the tightrope: Orban, Fico, and the future of central European diplomacy
Commission launches calls for contributions on competition in virtual worlds and generative AI
The European Union and United Kingdom’s deforestation-free supply chains regulations: implications for Brazil
Eurozone jobless rate falls to record low in November
Europe’s Foreign Policy Ambitions in 2024 Should Be Regional
Euro zone’s services sector may slow further, ECB says

January 10
1983 January 10: Margaret Thatcher Day, Falkland Islands
How Lithuania Is Redrawing The Wellness Travel Map
Latvian Radio objects against public media unification
Ukrainian president in Lithuania to discuss security, European integration
Volodymyr Zelensky makes surprise visit to Lithuania
Ukrainian President Zelensky makes surprise visit to Lithuania to discuss war
Zelensky says Western hesitation on Ukraine aid emboldens Putin
Ukrainian President’s Baltic Visit: A Quest for Support Against Russia’s Intensified Attacks
Hunters unhappy with ban in Latvian-Belarusian border area
[Estonia] Party ratings: Isamaa remains most-supported in first week of 2024
‘West must be ready for Russia to ask if Lithuania is worth nuclear war’ – US general
Slowdown in real estate deals in Latvia
Estonia’s recession drags on
Latvia: Harmony names its EP election leaders
Lithuania’s KN Energies to operate German LNG terminals
Burovs: Rēzekne might have been purposefully led to bankruptcy
Estonia proposes defence industrial park for ammunition production
Teacher wage issue still unresolved in many schools of Latvia
Estonia: Hotel guest numbers down slightly in November 2023
Kidnapped 9-year-old girl found in Kaunas, was held in garage
Ašeradens: Not airBaltic alone will be listed on stock exchange
Estonia: Supermarket basket of goods slightly cheaper on year
Military plane brings donor organ from Warsaw to Vilnius
Latvia: Some trains to be canceled daily for next two months
Food Union finds a buyer
[Estonia] Prime Minister: Timing of teachers’ strike curious
Lithuania’s minorities department slams proposals to phase out Russian-language education
Estonia: Center Party MEP Yana Toom reverts to Jana Toom
Thousands of Russians face expulsion from Latvia due to immigration law amendments
Estonia invites Indian businesses to explore its green energy, IT opportunities
Front roe seats for Latvia’s animal of the year
Lithuanian FM not invited to meeting with Zelensky at Presidential Palace
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia can be stopped but Kyiv badly needs more air defence systems
Russia does not get Latvian beer, say producers
Ukraine and Lithuania launch security guarantee agreement talks
Latvia: Business environment positive in retail and services in December
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Germany join forces to improve digital services across the EU
Visit to NATO by the Minister of Defence of Latvia
Latvia: Train downtime costs manufacturer Škoda thousands, says Vivi
Estonia: Sildaru’s father escapes abuse charge but still faces embezzlement case
Latvia: ‘Zunda Towers’ high-rise buildings up for sale
Lithuanian court rejects Belarusian activist’s asylum appeal
Foreign trade down 16.5% on year in Latvia
Lithuania announces €200m aid package for Ukraine
More animals end up in Latvia’s shelters in cold weather
Housing price rises in Lithuania among fastest in EU – Eurostat
Southern Miss Chorale Rates in Top Ten of Estonia’s Public Radio Concerts
Tallinn airport chief: Estonia should consider buying airBaltic stake
Funding allocated to post-doctoral research in Latvia
Estonian companies will need to prove green credentials in future
Sweden to Send 800 Troops to Latvia Despite Pending NATO Membership
MP: New Tallinn coalition can form without Center, EKRE
Latvia’s Ušakovs wants to return to European Parliament
Bank of Estonia: Estonia’s current fiscal policy may create debt spiral
Heightened Tensions: Nuclear Weapons Positioned Near Lithuanian Border, Baltic Region on Alert
Port of Tallinn cannot completely replace lost Russian cargo transit
From Russia with love for Christmas: Jamming Baltic GPS
Finnish, Chinese presidents discussed pipeline damage, Finland says

The curious tale of the Danish royals, the British soldier and a horse called Lillebror
Poland’s political crisis deepens after arrest of two prominent PiS MPs
Denmark announces talks with India and Philippines to recruit health staff
Greenvolt wins 1.2GW of BESS contracts in Poland capacity market auction, claiming 70% of total
To old friend in Iowa, Xi says world requires stability in China-US ties
Court rejects Polish government’s changes to state TV management
German rail strikes and farmers’ protests cause disruption in Europe’s biggest economy
Poland’s bishops pledge dialogue with new government; others see conflict ahead for church
Time for diplomacy in Ukraine, Italy’s defence minister says
Russian companies depart Cyprus amidst shifting landscape
Belarus changes the law to further stifle churches
Armenia tense as Turkey and Azerbaijan renew ‘Zangezur corridor’ discussions
OECD Rues Danish Gender Bias in Management Jobs, Education
“The situation is catastrophic.” There is no one to work in Russia’s North
Germany resumes weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia
Iraq seeks quick exit of US forces but no deadline set, PM says
Belarus Sends Children From Occupied Parts of Ukraine for Training With Belarusian Army
Poland may double wind power capacity by 2030, lobby says
World Curling: Belarus and Russia event exclusion extended
Finland blocks three Russian property acquisitions
Imprisoned Belarusian Activist’s Mother Hospitalized After Detainment
US, UK forces repel ‘largest attack’ by Houthis in Red Sea
NATO-Ukraine Council meets, Allies pledge further air defences
NATO pledges further major military, economic aid to Ukraine
Italy links Ukraine aid to ‘negotiated settlement’ efforts
Ukraine is ‘test site’ for N. Korean missiles -S. Korea
Ukraine: OCHA calls for end to the nearly two-year war
SAG Awards: ‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ lead nominations in prelude to Oscars
UN Says Some 40 Percent Of War-Wracked Ukraine’s Population Will Need Humanitarian Aid This Year
Ecuador president says country is at war as gangs hold prison staff hostage
NoName Cyberattacks Escalate, Targeting Diverse Sectors in Finland
Finland to extend Russia border closing
Finland and Belgium resume Ukraine cover
Trump told EU that US would never help Europe under attack – EU official
Sweden’s Path to NATO Still has Pitfalls
UN helicopter carrying ‘several’ foreigners captured by al Shabaab in Somalia
100 ancient genomes show repeated population turnovers in Neolithic Denmark
Russia summons Moldovan ambassador, denounces ‘unfriendly actions’
The historic carriage which will carry Denmark’s queen to her abdication
Austria: Introducing a new type of legal entity – Flexible company
Should Irish still be a compulsory subject in schools?
Bosnia in 2024: Dodik Makes New Threat Just as EU Hopes Grow
‘Just a Statistic’: Slovak’s Kafkaesque Sojourn in Serbia Reaches Strasbourg
Pregnant Woman’s Brutal Killing Fuels Femicide Debate in Greece
Spain sees record demand for 10-year bond as economy inspires confidence
Challenges Mount as Junts per Catalunya Threatens Key Legislative Approvals in Spain
Bulgaria and Romania to join Schengen Area
Azerbaijan tells Paris not to ‘intervene’ over Frenchman’s arrest as tensions run high
Russia’s Geostrategic Shifts
Turkmenistan Stops Gas Exports To Iran Amid Winter Cold
Tajikistan looks to China, Russia for internet services and security
Nietbay Urazbayev, Karakalpak Diaspora Leader, Dies in Kazakhstan
NATO vows to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense capabilities
Eurozone heading for another downturn, warns ECB vice-president
Eurozone facing weak growth, possible recession: ECB vice-president
Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform: Council agrees its partial negotiating mandate
The economic outlook and monetary policy in the euro area
The Taiwan that China wants is vanishing

January 11
Estonia also considers buying airBaltic stake
Lithuania abolishes VAT exemption for catering sector – how will prices change?
Economist predicts Latvia’s export growth in 2025
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives in Tallinn
Record-high blood donor activity last year in Latvia
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the Riigikogu
‘Life’, ‘symbol’, ‘inspiration’: Lithuanians moved by Zelensky’s speech in Vilnius
Estonia: Spike in Finnish and Spanish learners after foreign language education reform
Saeima approves takeover of ‘Moscow House’ in Rīga
Uku Toom: One Riigikogu deputy speaker definitely to change
Lithuania’s ties with Ukraine grow increasingly sincere, close – Nauseda
Estonia: Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets President Alar Karis in Kadriorg
Three-billion investment to pour into Rīga’s Andrejsala district
Estonia’s Aleksandr Selevko third in Euro Figure Skating Championships
Latvia: Smoking age limit to be raised to 20 as of 2025
Icy pavements lead to injuries in Vilnius, residents advised to stay home
Latvia among Europe’s long-term house price growth leaders
Zelenskyy visit historic for Estonia
Business confidence remains fragile in Latvia, according to latest data
Parempoolsed Q4 donations exceed those of Estonia’s major parties
Operator of Lithuania’s airports rolls out its master plan until 2052, but experts are dubious
Estonia: Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Alar Karis give joint press conference
Air Baltic prepares for IPO amid reports linking Estonia and Lithuania with stakes
Zelenskyy in Estonia: A ceasefire would give Russia time to gather strength
Lithuanian justice minister warns against ‘populism’ in Russian schools debate
Environment science center ‘Botania’ opens in Salaspils, Latvia
Estonia to Develop Industrial Complex for Local Ammunition Production
LTV releases Latvian culture videos for Ukrainians
Estonia: New Smart Road in Põlva divides local opinion
airBaltic reports 36% annual increase in passenger numbers
Zelenskyy says Ukraine to focus on creation of ‘new European arsenal’ in 2024
December’s annual inflation at 0.6% in Latvia
[Estonia] Andrei Korobeinik: Jüri Ratas’ exit will end civil war in Center Party
New Lithuanian dealer for Dino
Estonian fisher: Now is the best time to eat pikeperch
Estonian govt to initiate spatial plan for 4th Estonia-Latvia electricity link
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Kaja Kallas give joint press conference
Latvia prepares NATO Baltic air policing take-over
Ukrainian police chiefs set to receive training in Estonia
Lithuanian farmers plan further protests over government’s agriculture policies
Zelenskyy: We need those who fled abroad to return to Ukraine
Flu epidemic begins in Latvia
Term deposit rates dropping in Estonia
Air defence rotation in NATO’s east ‘appropriate response’ to Russia – Lithuanian FM
Foreign Minister says it is tough task for intelligence agency to screen every Belarusian who enters Lithuania
[Estonia] Vaks: Electricity prices will fall with as many wind turbines as possible
Lithuania Intends to Refine Crypto Landscape Ahead of MiCA Rollout
Estonian defense industry association, Ukraine sign cooperation agreement
Ukrainian President arrives at Rīga Airport
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Tyranny must always lose
Why young Lithuanians, too, are disappointed with politicians, explained
President Zelenskyy arrives at Rīga Castle
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy rules out a cease-fire with Russia, saying Moscow would use it to rearm
Full 2024 Tallinn DocPoint documentary festival program unveiled
Authority confirms: No referendum against partnership in Latvia
Estonia’s dialects, family reunion at heart of 2025 Song and Dance Festival
Latvian woman killed in Norway
Estonia: Layoffs rose by 22 percent last year
Erik Gamzejev: The Italian strike in switching to teaching in Estonian
Estonia’s former culture minister running for Council of Europe top job
Ukrainian President visits Latvia
Tsahkna to Ukrainian FM: We will stand together until Ukraine’s victory
Rinkēvičs: Latvia will support Ukraine until victory

U.N. to seek $3.1 bln in aid for Ukraine in 2024
Maldives upgrades ties with China amid pivot from India
Poland’s top court shields central banker from prosecution
The Aussie set to become Queen of Denmark
Deported Ukrainian children sent to ‘survival training’ with Belarus military
Easing the imposed sanctions sends a perilous signal from the EU to Russia
Billions of dollars at stake in Norway’s gas pipelines talks
Missile blitz, jet drones, night camouflage: Kyiv warns how Russia could overwhelm air defenses
The creation of a dictator: The path to the Lukashenko presidency in Belarus
Belarus: Crackdown Amid Growing Information Vacuum
Belarus refuses to invite OSCE observers to its upcoming election
Brussels prepares concessions to Viktor Orbán over Ukraine aid
Belarus’ Santa Bremor switches to Turkish trout, Russian pollock
Norway’s oil and gas companies to step up exploration this year
Finland extends border closure with Russia until February 11
The far-right is piggybacking on the German farmers
Papua New Guinea declares state of emergency after 16 killed in rioting
Finland musicians call for Israel to be excluded from Eurovision Song Contest over Gaza
Giant green hydrogen project in Denmark secures green light for construction
Poland’s frustrated opposition calls for protests against new pro-EU government
Sweden Braces for Possible Russian Attack
Angry German Farmers Win a Street Fight Over Climate
Germany’s Scholz lambasts alleged AfD ‘remigration’ plan
Further analysis of Denmark attacks leads to warning about unpatched network gear
Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria sign deal to clear floating Black Sea mines
Germany ready to help reduce tensions in disputed South China Sea
Germany: Net migration at all time high
Russia’s Medvedev warns of nuclear response if Ukraine hits missile launch sites
Norway becomes first country to back deep-sea mining despite environmental concerns
German farmers and train drivers are scaring Germany’s bosses
Netflix removes Indian film with meat-eating scene after Hindu backlash
Teletext lives on in Sweden thanks to nostalgia and trusted content
German chancellor weighs in on far- right ‘remigration’ ideas
Bloodied and exhausted: Ukraine’s effort to mobilize more troops hits trouble
Ukraine builds barricades, digs trenches as focus shifts to defence
French farmers’ union backs country-wide protests in Germany
German far-right met to plan ‘mass deportations’
Thomson Reuters offers to buy Sweden’s Pagero for $627 mln
The incredibly Danish design of Denmark’s new national trains
US ‘disappointed’ by Hungary’s Ukraine policy, urges ratification of Sweden’s NATO bid
Ukraine to submit revised mobilization bill after criticism
Commercial eFuels project planned in Northern Norway
Tens of thousands protest in Poland against ex-ministers’ imprisonment
ECB’s Lagarde: Re-election of Trump in US would mark threat for Europe
Russia doubles down on fast, cheap, unguided bombs to attack Ukraine
Who are Denmark’s royal power couple, about to be throned king and queen?
Ukraine war: MPs reject bid to crack down on draft dodgers
Belarus: Repressive new Religion Law imposes compulsory re-registration
Russian election candidate Boris Nadezhdin calls Ukraine war ‘big mistake’ by Putin
From Finland, with love, Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen bring ‘Fallen Leaves’ to Hollywood
Nicaraguan Exile Leader Wounded in Assassination Attempt in Costa Rica
Chinese Premier to visit the Republic of Ireland
Chinese Constructor Fails to Repair Damage to Protected River in Montenegro
US Confirms Kosovo’s Request for Anti-Tank Missiles, Serbia ‘Disappointed’
Taoiseach visiting Irish Defence Forces in Kosovo as part of Western Balkans tour
Serbia’s Authoritarian (Re)turn
Greece to legalise marriage and adoption by same-sex couples
Italy Should Play a Greater Role in NATO. Here’s Why.
The Eurozone Is at a Dangerous Economic Crossroad
ECB’s Lagarde: rate cuts to occur if it is clear inflation has fallen to 2%
North Korea’s New Unification Policy: Implications and Pitfalls

January 12
1881 January 12: Memory Day, Turkmenistan/Geok-Tepe Massacre
Latvia: Two out of seven defective trains fixed
Estonia’s MPs hail Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Riigikogu appearance
Azerbaijan-Latvia: 30-year dynamic partnership across economic frontiers
9 companies start developing their ideas in NATO DIANA accelerator in Estonia
Get your feet wet with Latvia’s habitat of the year
Estonian formin to Ukrainian colleague: We will stand together until Ukraine’s victory
Viewer vote for Latvian National Film Award begins
President Karis: Zelenskyy visit’s main aim was to thank people of Estonia
Russian Embassy threatens “most severe consequences” for Latvia over Saeima’s decision to nationalize Moscow House
President Karis bestows Estonia’s highest military medal on Ukrainian soldiers
Latvian Defense Minister skeptical of ‘EU army’ idea
Estonian defmin in Warsaw: Ammunition is crucial in attrition warfare
Under 40% of Russian citizens passed Latvian language test on first try
Estonia: Over 34,000 traffic insurance cases registered last year
EP president to collect Freedom Prize in Vilnius, declines cash prize
Marko Mihkelson: Some Western states still not fully grasping Russia threat
Kariņš mulls EU Commissioner’s position
Pileup of 25 vehicles sees section of Tallinn Ring Road closed for hours
President of Latvia: EU should make joint decision on confiscation of frozen Russian assets for Ukraine
Lithuanian parliamentary delegation to visit Taiwan soon after elections
Mart Kallas: New coalition in Tallinn a virtual impossibility
Krišjānis Kariņš and Dmytro Kuleba sign a Latvia-Ukraine Agreement on Technical and Financial Cooperation
Metropolis of Demetrias honours the Metropolitan of Estonia
‘Nothing personal,’ says Lithuanian president after not inviting FM to Zelensky meeting
ICDS chief: Ukraine not under any pressure from West to engage in peace talks
Lithuanian citizen detained in Belarus, attempts made to meet him – ministry
Latvia: Survey suggests prevailing disappointment with Siliņa’s government
Estonia: Ekspress Grupp saw 41 percent rise in digital subs in 2023
Karins and Metsola urge Latvia’s citizens to take part in shaping the EU’s future
Estonia: Court overrules EKRE MP’s police fine over Soviet flag incident
Latvia: Some passengers annoyed by ‘Vivi’ ticket policy
Lithuania to Strengthen Protection of Sea & Land Borders With Russia & Belarus
Military drills to take place next week in Latvia
Lithuania: Those who incite president against government are subversives – Landsbergis
Latvia: Barricades commemorative event program announced
EDF colonel: Russia fears arrival of F-16s in Ukraine’s arsenal
Handball: Belgium, Kosovo and Latvia edge closer to EHF Euro 2026
Baltics trial UNESCO’s protecting culture during wartime workshop
Geographic location of the year in Latvia is Gūdu Cliffs
Lithuania completes first phase of Boxer procurement
Russia responds to Latvia’s Moscow House takeover
Isamaa, Center MPs withdraw some Riigikogu filibustering interpellations
Neo Group to Restart PET Line No. 3 in Lithuania by Late February
NATO DIANA accelerator brings defense experts and entrepreneurs to Estonia
Lithuania falls behind on training personnel for Black Hawks
Minister: Parliament should decide whether to go with nuclear power in Estonia
Lithuania needs both tanks and drones to fight enemy – defence chief
Birthrate continued to dwindle in Estonia in 2023
EP president in Vilnius to pick up Freedom statuette, declines cash prize
MP: Estonia could mine its border
Lithuania calls for strengthening air defense in the Black and Baltic Sea regions
Estonia: Authorities attempt to prevent drivers using popular frozen lake
Lithuanian, Polish formins discuss Ukraine support, Russia, Belarus sanctions
Estonia: Defense Forces’ first service dog retires
Parliament friendship groups of Latvia, Estonia to meet in Valga
Cost of the war must be unbearable for Russians
Russia ‘stirs up’ the Baltic – activates infantry and warships
Estonia: Riigikogu obstruction ends – for now
Polish Powerhouse To Spark Offshore Wind Rush In Baltic Sea
Zelenskiy visits Baltic states to rally support for Ukraine
Fitch Affirms Latvia at ‘A-‘; Outlook Positive
Passport ranking 2024: The countries with most and least visa-free travel
Dallas police working to solve murder of man from Latvia who had been in the U.S. for 2 months
President Metsola visited Latvia and met the leadership of the country
Estonia considers mining border with Russia
Eurogroup President: 2024 will be another endurance year for Baltics and Eurozone

Success or Failure in Ukraine?
Putin waged a trade war long before bombing Ukraine. Which side is winning?
White House: US aid to Ukraine stopped while Russian strikes only intensify
Blizzard strikes US Midwest, cancelling flights and disrupting presidential campaign
Poland puts forward justice reform needed to unfreeze EU funds
Saudi Arabia calls for restraint after air strikes on Yemen
Pentagon Improperly Tracked $1 Billion of Arms to Ukraine, Per Watchdog Report
US wants freer hand searching Norway biometric databases when visitors show up
Houthi attacks on shipping in Red Sea persist, U.S. and allies strike back
Russian state firm worker held for spying for Poland
Moscow calls U.S. plan to confiscate Russian assets ’21st century piracy’
What to Know about Frederik and Mary, Denmark’s soon-to-be King and Queen
Finland Seizes Men Illegally Entering From Russia Through Forest
Norway to allow mining waste to be dumped in fjords
Erdogan accuses U.S., Britain of trying to turn Red Sea into ‘sea of blood’
Belarus: parliamentarians and democratic forces hold dialogue in Helsinki on the country’s future
Russia’s Medvedev says any UK troop deployment to Ukraine would be a declaration of war
Norway Plans to Criminalize Harmful Foreign Influence Operations
Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman blames Finland, West for border issues
Germany: A third of long-distance trains delayed in 2023
A Denmark terror case has ‘links’ to Hamas, a prosecutor tells local media
Taiwanese pack election rallies, China vows to ‘smash independence plots’
Continuing its Crackdown on Media, Belarus Tries Reporter for Covering Protests
Israel rejects genocide charges, tells World Court it must defend itself
German ‘remigration’ debate fuels push to ban far-right AfD
Exclusive: Ukraine needs more attack aircraft for war effort – ground forces commander
František Janouch, a Czech nuclear physicist who supported dissidents from Sweden, dies at age 92
France’s new foreign minister heads to Ukraine
Finland suspects 1,000 asylum seekers of committing border offences
Metso Decides to End Rubber-Parts Production in Sweden
Ukraine and Britain sign security agreement in Kyiv
Cornish residents to deliver aid to Belarus
Sunak vows that Ukraine will never be alone as he pledges £2.5bn package
Israeli soldiers on northern border dig in and wait as tensions mount
Belarus: Andrei Aliaksandrau and Irina Zlobina mark 3 years behind bars
Houthis mistakenly target tanker carrying Russian oil – Ambrey report
Passing of the torch: Denmark prepares to welcome in new King and Queen
Germany says will intervene at The Hague on Israel’s behalf, blasts genocide charge
Big protests break out in Yemen after U.S.-British attacks
Germany backs US, UK military strikes on Yemen
Sweden Taps Nammo for 155mm Ammo Production Boost
The rise and fall of Finland mania
Poland picks Sea Ceptor to safeguard new frigates
Undiagnosed Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) Infections in Sweden: A Rising Concern
Belarusian Spy-Nude Model Detained in Poland
Norway begins 2024 with F-35 deployment to Iceland
China’s Xi Says Wants Closer EU Ties in Meeting with Belgium PM
Belgium’s PM to China: Respect our political system — ‘without interference’
Affordable Andorra
The pretty little city named one of the best in Europe but with hardly any tourists
The United Arab Emirates waived Visas for Citizens of Kosovo
Taiwan envoy in Lisbon urges Portugal to open representation in Taipei
Italy refuses to extradite priest accused of murder and torture to Argentina
Separatists say Moldova wants to use Ukrainian soldiers to plan attacks
Moldova’s Sandu will need EU help in 2024
Bulgaria replacing Russian crude with oil from Kazakhstan, Iraq, Tunisia
Hungary in 2024: two elections and an EU presidency
Truckers block roads for a third day across Romania over high prices
“QIRIM” became one of the best albums of 2023 according to Beehype magazine
Azerbaijani president doubles down on demand for ex-Soviet exclaves’ return
Beyond Azerbaijan’s Borders, Journalists Are Wary of Retaliation
Sweden seeks to tighten NATO’s grip in Baltic Sea with 2 new submarines
Strikes by US and Britain against Houthi forces were defensive – NATO
NATO Secretary General to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos
Polish FM holds security talks with US Senate delegation
India flexes maritime muscles by boosting Arabian Sea force
The Importance of China and Pakistan’s Joint Naval Exercises
For a geoculture of coexistence
Belgium’s priorities for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
EU lawmakers push on with move to try and limit Hungary’s voting rights
The European Commission and the European Investment Fund join forces to boost investment in defence innovation through the Defence Equity Facility
Digital Sovereignty: Reshaping Eurozone Currencies in the CBDC Era
EU ranks Europe’s most livable cities. The winner isn’t in the EU
Joint borrowing is dividing Europe from within
Universities and the future of Europe
Number of South Korean Students in China Plummets

January 13
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania
Tragedy and Triumph: Vilnius, January 13th, 1991 – Soviet Brutality and Lithuanian Independence
Confusion in Latvia about Russian influencer’s visit
Tonight: 2024 kicks off in Lithuania with its First Semi-final
[Estonia] Auditor general: Education minister cannot circumnavigate Riigikogu ruling
LRT under occupation: makeshift studios, improvisation, and pirated films
Dry January: Where in Europe is drinking alcohol getting worse and which countries have cut down?
Remote consultations considered to alleviate Estonia’s family doctor shortage
Solidarity rallies and planes with aid – how the world supported Lithuania amid Soviet crackdown
Insurance prices in Estonia also rose last year due to inflation
33 Years Later: Resilience of Lithuanian Broadcasters Amid Soviet Occupation
Baltic states praise Taiwan elections
Week in Lithuania | EP president receives Freedom statuette; Vilnius hosts annual Snow Meeting
RFE/RL marks anniversary of Rīga bureau launch
Metsola in Lithuania: Freedom Prize awarded to the European Parliament
Metsola awarded top prize in Lithuania
Lithuanian pair win bronze at European Figure Skating Championships in Kaunas
Adelaide | Ostapenko stuns Kasatkina for WTA 500 title
Vinted nets $42.8M annualized GMV after Sweden launch
Presidential Election: Lithuanian delegation to visit Taiwan

In Ukraine, France’s New Foreign Minister Tells Kyiv ‘Our Determination Is Intact’
Taiwan is too slow learning from Ukraine war, ex-top commander says
Did the US just get lured into war with the Houthis?
The Russians are spending big on infrastructure to absorb occupied Ukraine
Return of the Monks: The Trappists Go Back to Norway
Japan ANA Boeing 737-800 flight turns back due to cockpit window crack
Sushi restaurants are thriving in Ukraine, bringing jobs and a ‘slice of normal life’
Ukraine Reaches $3.2 Billion Security Agreement with UK
Taiwan’s new president-elect will face China’s ire
Belarus’ HIV treatment story: progress and challenges
The beautiful but tense autonomous region split between Finland and Russia
Taiwan’s voters rebuff China and give ruling party third presidential term
Putin Ally Says Poland Is ‘Next’ in Ukraine War Rant on Russian TV
Belarusian Diaspora Group ‘Outraged’ At Prison Term For Returning Member
Huge fire rips through Russian online retailer’s warehouse in St. Petersburg
Sunak visits Ukraine to give aid and reassurances of West’s support against Russia
Russia unleashes barrage of rockets, drones across Ukraine
Protest in Georgian capital amid anger over ‘desecration’ of Stalin icon
Trucks continue to wait in long queues to leave Poland for Ukraine
Germany seeks Cologne Cathedral attack suspect’s deportation
U.S. does not support Taiwan independence, Biden says
German conservatives vow to fight far-right, including on immigration
Poland’s biggest chocolate maker Mondelez to invest $1m in solar power at factories
Israel pushes ahead with Gaza offensive approaching 100 days of war
Beyond Santa and sauna: Finland as a design hub
Israel accuses Hamas of planning to attack its embassy in Sweden
Poland’s New Left-Wing Government Shocks World With Attacks On Democracy
Chat show king Conan O’Brien pokes fun at Irish language on iconic Irish TV show
Bear Rescued From Bombed-Out Ukrainian Zoo Finds New Home in Scotland
‘Pope Francis Laundromat’ opens in Italian city of Naples
Africa’s Catholic hierarchy refuses same-sex blessings, says such unions are contrary to God’s will
Almost a third of Kosovo’s Citizens are expected to emigrate
Serbia Blasts Kosovo’s Rearming Of Police As ‘Extremely Provocative, Dangerous’
Why is the EU soft on Serbia?
Greece heading for another record year in tourism
Cyprus ‘vigilant’ over Yemen bombing retaliation fears
Athletic Bilbao tops Sociedad 2-1 in Basque Country derby
Romania to remain biggest alternative export route for Ukraine’s grain -US official
Council Of Europe Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan To Focus On Rights, Safe Return Of Karabakh Refugees
Abkhaz Separatists Say Work Set To Begin On Russian Naval Base In Georgian Region
West and NATO will militarize themselves to death like Soviet Union did in 70s and 80s
Europe’s focus on Asia-Pacific powers continues to grow
Israel says it uncovered Hamas terror network planning attacks in Europe
ECB’s Lane sees June meeting as key for rate cut moves, Corriere della Sera reports
ECB Recalibrating Rates Too Fast Self Defeating, Lane Says
North Korea ceases broadcast of coded messages to spies in South Korea
North Korea Ends Inter-Korean Military Agreement
U.S. carrier in Pacific to deter China as Taiwanese vote: Scholars
William Lai: Taiwan just chose a president China loathes. What now?
China skeptic wins Taiwan presidency in snub to Beijing
Huang Jie becomes Taiwan’s first openly gay legislator
Former New Zealand Prime Minister ties the knot

January 15, 3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
1991 January 20: The Barricades, Latvia