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January 14
Icons of modernist Kaunas II: nationalism and influences from abroad
Baltic parliamentary committee chairs laud Taiwan’s latest elections
‘Furious Wolf’ exercises on the prowl in Latvia
Estonian prime minister: We will not repatriate mobilization-aged Ukrainians
24 athletes to represent Estonia at 2024 Winter Youth Olympics
2024 Cultural Diversity Year kicks off in Estonia
Is Latvian cuisine really that bad?
[Estonia] New Reform chapter chair: We’re working toward toppling Center in Tallinn

Vestas Announces Second Offshore Wind Factory in Poland
Partisans exposed Russian defense system on eastern coast of occupied Crimea
Meet Ukrainian’s startups fighting back against Russia’s cultural war

January 15, 3d Monday of January: Martin Luther King Day
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
Inside Rusne Augustinaite’s journey from Lithuania to Georgia Tech
Ministry mulls takeover of Latvian regional hospitals
Estonia celebrates cultural diversity in 2024
LTV’s De Facto looks at Baltic International Bank’s liquidation process
Fire in Vilnius sparks concern about the state of Soviet-era housing stock
Baltic Sea gets saltwater inflow
EUR 12.1 mln made available to projects in inclusive education in Estonia
‘Startup House’ to be base for entrepreneurs in Rīga
Estonia’s largest ever snowman completed in Nõo, Tartu County
President Zelenskyy pays tribute to Baltic states
Latvian journalist: Estonia’s 0.25 percent of GDP aid to Ukraine ‘realistic’
Plugging Lithuania’s tech start-ups into a global network
43,000 Ukrainians currently have refuge in Latvia
Minister hails intensifying Estonia-Poland defensive cooperation
‘Nonexistent’ railway crossing to be reopened in Rīga
Lithuania Opens Second Offshore Wind Tender
Researcher: Latvia’s Russian speakers are conflicted about their identity
Estonia: Daycare amendment ten years in the making
Survey: public rather indifferent to Latvian Olympics boycott plan
How to survive January Blues?
Latvian President Says Conscription Needed In Face Of Potential Russia Threat
Accusation of harassment clouds figure skating championship in Lithuania
EU unemployment benefit rights to third country nationals raises eyebrows in Estonia
Number of newborns registered in Latvia down by 12.2% in 11 months
EDF chief: Estonia’s defense spending should predominantly be on munitions
Lithuanian president waiting for alternative candidates for ambassador to Poland – adviser
Campaign launched to collect signatures to allow Latvia use anti-personnel mines
Lithuanian MPs to visit Taiwan, meet new president
Estonian drivers’ Dakar Rally comes to fiery end, no-one hurt
NoName Targets Multiple Websites in Lithuania, Blames it for Aiding Ukraine
Eesti Päevaleht print edition to be discontinued
Saeima to discuss Latvia’s withdrawal from Ottawa Convention
Kristi Raik: Europe starting to make more effort to support Ukraine
Eleven Lithuanian MPs to visit Taiwan, meet new president
Estonia: Interior minister urges local governments to pay teachers during strike
You can help compile a ‘Modern Urban Dictionary’ of contemporary Latvian language
Estonia wants to collect more tax on mergers and acquisitions
No major discrepancies found in Lithuanian president’s financial reports – election watchdog
Latvian architects plan creative centenary celebrations
airBaltic could offer direct flights to further destinations – Lithuanian Airports CEO
Latvians can’t get no satisfaction
Complaints to Estonia’s consumer watchdog body rose to over 4,000 in 2023
Lithuania Completes 2016 Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicle Acquisition
Collective agreement inked in Tartu, teachers limited to sympathy strike
European bronze sparks calls to grant ice dancer Reed Lithuanian citizenship
Liepāja’s eagerness to renovate buildings simmers down
Finland and China Discuss Pipeline Damage in “Constructive” Talks, Chinese Ship Remains Suspect
Latvia: President Rinkēvičs and Commissioner Dombrovskis participating at World Economic Forum
Estonian government to leave details of car tax up to the parliament
Lithuania last among OECD countries in net pension replacement rate
Latvian political parties not yet ready with EP election lists
Estonia’s government coalition fails again to agree on teachers’ raises
Latvia was Emily and Oliver-rich last year
Bank of Estonia: Export decline may have started to stop
Russian spring offensive could lead to clash with Nato, according to German defence scenario
Estonia does not support simplification of single work & residence permit for non-EU nationals
Germany preparing for Russia to start World War 3, leaked war plans reveal
International film studio complex to be built in Jõhvi
Leaked German Defense Document Sketches out Russian War Scenario
Estonia: Almost 90 percent of Võru teachers plan to strike

The far right may surge in upcoming EU elections. A quiet Dutch town explains why
North Macedonia in 2024: Elections and Unfinished Homework
Kosovo Unplugged: End To Free Electricity After 25 Years
UK sanctions Bosnian marketing company for undermining constitution and destabilising peace
Operation Catalonia: Calls for Accountability Amid New Revelations
Moldova in 2024: Reform, Elections, and the Ripple-Effects of War
Return Of The Jadids: Central Asia’s Soviet-Repressed Groups Getting Fresh Attention From Kazakhs, Uzbeks
Russia’s Tightening Abkhazian Stranglehold Threatens Western and Georgian Interests
South Ossetia and Russia Discuss Dual Citizenship Agreement
Georgia’s ruling party leader visits China in push for deeper ties
Industry continues to decline in the eurozone, and the outlook is bleak
New Zealand’s new PM isn’t going back to old ways on China
Germany on edge as far-right’s bold mass deportation plan shakes nation
Denmark’s King Frederik X takes the throne after abdication of Queen
Pope defends same-sex blessings declaration, says it is misunderstood
Denmark publishes updated plan for up to 6 GW of offshore wind capacity
Germany skirts recession at the end of 2023 but faces prolonged slump
Poland against EU Commission prolonging trade policy with Ukraine
German Army Could be Deployed to Poland for First Time Since World War Two
Gymnastics body gives neutral status to 30 Belarusians
Up to 3,000 migrants waiting to enter Finland from Russia, asylum seekers tell Yle
Ukraine claims it destroyed Russian spy plane in attack over Sea of Azov
Inside King Frederik of Denmark’s coronation: Copenhagen turns red and white (and bubbly)
Sweden’s FTN picks Inalytics as one of its equity selection tools
Protests sweep Germany as far-right spots an opening
Germany on track for two-year recession as economy shrinks in 2023
Denmark announces review of country’s Danish language schools
Poland’s Donald Tusk keeps protectionist stance on Ukraine
OnlyFans porn star ‘who was spying for Belarus dictator Lukashenko’s KGB secret service’
Norway to spend €6bn on wind and hydro
Sweden Says Swedish National Arrested in Iran
Poland’s crucial local elections will be held in April
Denmark’s new King Frederik X appears before parliament
2023 saw more Russian strategic bombers outside Norway
UK defence faces ‘inflection point’ in dangerous world, minister Shapps says
EU’s Breton accuses Germany of going ‘solo’ on Ukraine aid
Finnish Firms Selling High-Tech Goods to Russian Buyers With Security Service Links
Finland’s quantum tech leap: €13M investment in national flagship project
Finland Mulls Banning Russians From Buying Real Estate
Iceland volcano recedes after ‘black day’ of town fires
Belarus political prisoner dies after authorities fail to provide him with medical care
The Guardian view on Germany’s far right: it’s penetrating the mainstream
Yemen’s Houthis hit US-owned dry bulk ship, no injuries – US Centcom
Tusk pledges bill introducing “legal and safe abortion” in Poland
Taiwan loses ally Nauru, accuses China of post-election ploy
Germany: Green lawmaker hit by car at climate protest
Germany was worst-performing major economy last year
Switzerland to host Ukraine peace summit at Zelenskiy’s request
Germany: Scholz, Baerbock attend ‘defend democracy’ rally
Hamas appears to show dead bodies of two hostages after warning Israel

4×4 vehicles donated to Ukraine by Latvian forest rangers
Omniva secures loan for Lithuanian logistics hub
Corruption cops to look at Latvian MPs’ trip to China
Lithuania still undecided whether to repatriate military-age Ukrainians
Around 1,000 Russian citizens should leave Latvia due to non-compliance with Immigration Law
Lithuania’s second 700-MW offshore wind tender kicks off
Daugavpils’ Russians stay in Latvia after failing language test
Estonia sees first year without Russian airspace violations since 2014
Reed, Ambrulevicius deserve to represent Lithuania at Olympics – parlt speaker
Russia likely to menace NATO Eastern Flank in ‘three to five years,’ Kallas tells UK daily
Jūrmala faces aftermath of teenage murder
UWC vice president addresses UAE’s Lithuanian community on Freedom Defenders’ Day
Latvian War Museum invites you to a Barricades concert
Nearly a quarter of Baltic Sea now ice-bound thanks to early arrival of winter
Shrubby birch is Latvia’s tree of the year 2024
In Vilnius, Food Provides A Path Into The Past And A Taste Of The Future
Latvia: New Fintech Academy initiative launches January
Lithuanian president, FM head to Davos for World Economic Forum
‘Artdocfest’ film festival to take place in Rīga in March
Monthly fixed fee for family doctor practices to be increased in Latvia
President expects better conditions for Lithuanian defense, security industry in spring
Latvia: Monetary policy has mitigated the toll of inflation
Lithuanian Airports publishes master plan
Rīga Airport has brand identity change plans
[Estonia] Kalle Laanet: Fighting digital piracy permanently on the agenda
Latvia: LSM aims to name and shame bureaucratic bottlenecks
Lithuanian police looking into incident at European Figure Skating Championships
ISS suspects University of Tartu professor of action against Estonia
Income growth in Lithuania expected to exceed inflation 3-4 times this year – minister
Estonia: Half of teachers in state-run schools to participate in strike
IOM Lithuania to cover part of rent for Ukrainian war refugees
Ukrainian nurse in Latvia: I will try to get citizenship
Lithuania loses second CIA prison case in Strasbourg court
Sweden plans to contribute to NATO’s forward presence in Latvia
Lithuania: DefMin comments German media report about Russia’s potential attack on NATO
Estonia: Court sentences manager of savings and loans cooperative Erial to prison time
Amendments banning Latvian national teams from playing against Russian or Belarusian teams approved for final reading in parliament
Estonia: Kallas glad nuclear energy debate back on track
Latvia: New children’s psychiatric clinic in high demand
Paracetamol and ibuprofen most-purchased non-prescription drugs in Estonia
Lithuanian MPs skeptical about need for new parlt probe into CIA prison
All general education schools in Tallinn to strike next week
Ukraine to Receive ‘Thousands’ of Drones as Latvia Coaxes Allies
Estonia arrests Russian professor suspected of spying for Moscow
Germany Preparing For Russia To Start World War 3
Estonian diplomat and politician Vaino Väljas dies
Estonian Defense Forces’ commander announces resignation
Latvia: Tourist numbers improved in November
Estonia: third largest daily goes all-digital
Latvian President Says Russian Atrocities In Ukraine Causing Divisions In Society
Estonia’s Tänak sets sights on WRC title ahead of season opener in Monte Carlo
Lithuanian prosecutor asks parliament to strip MP Žemaitaitis of immunity
Latvian government approves its own action plan
Estonia: Prosecution charges former high-ranking police officials with fraud
Leaked German military documents laid out a doomsday scenario where Russia wins in Ukraine then invades Europe
President Karis in Baghdad: Estonia supports Iraq’s national security
Germany lays out ‘exercise scenario’ for a potential conflict between NATO and Russia
Mihkelson and Paet: We must not paint ourselves as future victims
Lithuanian institutions buy cars from company linked to war sponsor Vičiūnai Group
Estonia: Paldiski seafront viewing platform collapses
Putin Ally Issues Ominous ‘Red Button’ Threat Over NATO War Report
Estonia: Pension fund manager Tuleva fined €100,000 for misleading advertisements
Outstanding Ukraine’s know-how in IT and wealth tech: investment-attractive sectors for foreign companies, including Baltics
‘Perfectly understandable’: Russia’s neighbors back Ukraine’s refusal to negotiate on peace talks
Belarus’s Border Detentions: The Human Rights Crisis Unveiled
UK bringing 20,000 troops to upcoming exercise with America and other NATO allies
Lithuanian Leaders Attend World Economic Forum to Rally Support for Ukraine
Russian professor arrested in Estonia on espionage charges
ECHR rules Lithuania allowed ‘inhuman’ treatment of alleged 9/11 suspect by CIA

Austrians happiest in EU, while Germans grow glummer
Belgium takes over the EU presidency with the motto ‘Protect, strengthen, prepare’
France’s ageing population is having fewer babies and living longer than ever
Ayodhya: Transforming a flashpoint holy city into the ‘Hindu Vatican’
Moldova can’t cope with increase in citizenship requests from Russians
Slovakia enables arms exports to Ukraine as Fico completes backflip
Slovakia’s leader voices support for Hungary’s Orbán in EU negotiations on funding for Ukraine
EU Warns Baku of ‘Severe Consequences’ if Armenia’s Territorial Integrity is Violated
China affirms “steadfast”, “continuous” stance on Georgia’s territorial integrity – ruling party MP
Tajikistan: As expat worker life gets harder, Russian citizenship tempts
ECB resists spring interest rate cut as price expectations ease
Reforms and China woes put ‘lucky’ Japan back on the map
UK and Denmark launch Viking Link underwater cable project
Ukraine: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
What a post-war future holds for Ukraine and Russia
Sweden’s Northvolt raises $5 bln green loan to expand battery factories
Tinder to stop working in Belarus
It is time to use Russia’s frozen assets to help Ukraine
China warns Philippines not to ‘play with fire’ over president’s Taiwan remarks
Finland – five charged with EU Russian sanctions offences
Iowa caucus 2024: Trump cements frontrunner status to face Biden
Frost Quakes Shake Up Finland’s Wetlands
Germany’s Habeck to promote guarantees on Ukraine investments in Davos
Alexander Stubb Leads Opinion Polls Before Finland’s Jan. 28 Presidential Election
EU, US urge sustained support for Ukraine in war against Russia
Polish truckers to lift border blockade with Ukraine
Poland’s path to euro will be long and arduous
Denmark is a hotbed for healthtech startups and innovation
Sweden’s NATO application on agenda as Turkish parliament opens
Greek House Davos 2024 – Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urges support for Belarus in its battle for democracy
Norway Awards 62 Oil and Gas Production Licenses in Mature Areas
Saudis could recognise Israel if Palestinian issue resolved – foreign minister
Sweden’s Elin Schagerström crowned queen of Ski Orienteering in Lenzerheide
Argentina’s Milei heads to Davos taking selfies, criticizing ‘socialist agenda’
Denmark ends adoptions from abroad as government sanctions bureau
Ukraine funding critical for allies’ own security, Volodymyr Zelenskyy warns
Germany strikes balancing act in Southeast Asia
France sees collapse in births to lowest since World War Two
Poland has EU’s second-highest life satisfaction and highest among youth
Woman accused of killing Russian war blogger says handler lied about bomb
Denmark condemns Iran’s missile strikes in Iraq’s Erbil
EU states give nod to Red Sea mission to deter Houthis -diplomats
How to stop Europe’s downward spiral
Norway, allies work on concept for Palestinian-chosen govt to attract funds
Germany Needs a Strategy—Grand and Democratic
Iran says Baluchi militant group bases attacked in Pakistan -state media
Belarus hints at new doctrine for using nuclear weapons
Sweden’s accession to NATO not included in legislative program of Hungarian Cabinet

Helmets will be mandatory for young cyclists and scooter riders in Latvia
Estonia arrests Russian professor on suspicion of espionage
Latvia: Musician, band ‘Pērkons’ member Uģis Muzikants dies
Ukraine’s victory: Estonia proposes military strategy for Western allies
Investigation launched into police’s response to Jūrmala murder
Ignitis and CIP grab one more Estonian offshore wind area
Survey: 55% of Latvian public notice merchant cooperation with Russia
New Members from Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Lithuania on European Film Academy’s Board
Industrial park plans in Liepāja move forward
Poor old age for today’s youth? OECD ranks Lithuania dead last on pensions
Latvian President: we have to prepare for all scenarios in a rational manner
Lithuania’s Economic Forecast: Promise of Growth Amid Skepticism
120 volunteers start compulsory military service in Latvia
European Defense Fund Backed EUROGUARD Project Sets Sail in Estonia
Latvia-based NGO publishes survey of displaced Ukrainian scientists
New Lithuanian-Finnish series A Wolf’s Palate in post-production
Cervical cancer prevention requires work in Latvia
Plane ticket from Tartu to Helsinki to cost a little over €70
Istanbul Convention to come into force in Latvia on 1st of May 2024
Estonian MP: Mines, Fortifications, Munitions Manufacturing
Sigulda City Council signs for dismissal of mayor
Lithuania cites ‘national security’ as it starts second offshore wind tender
Estonia continues to have highest interest rates in the eurozone
Latvia: Coalition mulls centralization of corruption supervision
Check your cellar for Latvia’s slug of the year
Vilnius Short Film Festival features AI-made films
Estonia’s first female doctorates were educators and physicians
‘Putin may be setting information conditions for escalation against Baltics’ – ISW
Lithuania must urgently start producing combat drones, says Saudargas
Latvian security service: China’s interest in the region growing
Over half of Hiiumaa schools to join teachers’ strike
Latvia detains record amounts of counterfeit clothes on border
Lithuanians among strongest supporters of Ukraine’s EU membership – Eurobarometer
EUR 100-million investment in Rīga’s infrastructure approved
Estonia: Pharmacy reform an effective market barrier
Latvian diplomats to compare notes at annual assembly
Vidzeme says power saving measures are in place
More than half of Pärnu teachers also planning to strike
New best for up-and-coming Latvian slalom skier
Considerable drug price differences between Estonia and neighbors
Latvenergo denies allegations of energy instability
Germany hopes to build Lithuania brigade with volunteers – general
A clear “no” to Zhdanok-type policy, Latvian ex-president encourages residents to vote in EP elections
Will Lithuanian households really experience rising incomes galore this year?
Estonia: Coalition to meet on January 30 to discuss future direction
Annual inflation in Lithuania at 1.6% in December 2023
Latvia, Estonia have costlier OTC meds than Sweden
Russian grain transit via Latvia still ‘a big problem’ – Lithuanian minister
Oidsalu: Kaja Kallas’ warnings about Russian threat entirely appropriate
Lithuania: President meets with CEO of Deutsche Bank in Davos
Over 50 Latvian author books published abroad last year
Estonia arrests Russian professor accused of spying for Moscow
[Estonia] From a bronze axe to treasure: A selection of colorful archeological finds from 2023
Latvia not crazy about cars, but hot for tractors
Study recommends buying a new icebreaker for Estonia
Court questions former Lithuanian MP in child sexual abuse case
Russia can no longer disrupt Estonia’s Narva Power Plants
One dead in shopping mall explosion in Jēkabpils
Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru back in training, though unlikely to compete this year
A secret Analysis of the German Army revealed a possible Russian Invasion in the Summer of 2025
Estonia will secure direct flights with extra funds, route procurements
Five questions with Lithuania’s national security committee chair
Reform and EKRE in accord regarding future of nuclear energy in Estonia

Kneecap film: Irish language rappers head stateside for Sundance
On visit to Ireland, Chinese premier eyes deeper economic ties
Ireland’s wide use of unlicensed medicines raises safety concerns
Even as Brexit awkwardness remains, the UK and EU should work together on decarbonization
Kosovo to receive weapons from the US as part of military development plan
Kosovo Serbs launch petition to dismiss 4 Albanian mayors
Bosnian Serb leader accuses judiciary of foreign influence, vows to sue government
Serbian opposition leader says secret service tortured and threatened him
Moldova to Join EU Regardless of Transnistria Settlement – Official
EU releases funds to Hungary in controversial move
Czech Republic: Looking Ahead 2024
Vyshyvanka: Stitching soul of Ukraine, one thread at a time
Antisemitism: the foundation of the Polish nation?
Azerbaijan revives demand for corridor through Armenia
Early bookings of Russian tourists increased in Azerbaijan
North Ossetia: Former Russian military officer fined for trips to South Ossetia
Death threats for a Stalin vandal prompt soul-searching in Orthodox Georgia
Turkmenistan’s President Fires Chief Prosecutor
European Parliament Condemns Suppression of Media in Tajikistan
NATO releases first ever quantum strategy
Taras Kachka: The Three Seas Initiative could become a platform for implementing projects aimed at the recovery of Ukraine
Rise in Eurozone Household Debt Service Is a Manageable Growth Headwind
Eurozone inflation confirmed at 2.9% in December
A crisis of one’s own: The politics of trauma in Europe’s election year
EU rearms Ukraine as calls mount for higher defence spending
EVs work fine in the cold in Norway. Here’s how they do it
Russia looks to hire asylum seekers in Finland as spies, security services say
[Finland] Supo: Russia may be trying to turn asylum seekers into informers
China’s population drops for second year, with record low birth rate
Ukraine says controlling skies ‘priority’ in war against Russia
NATO needs ‘warfighting transformation’, top military official says
The War in Ukraine Has Become a Peripheral Concern for the West
Norway energy firms plan three-year push for Arctic gas
Zelensky calls for seized Russian billions to rebuild Ukraine
Industry warns budgets cuts will “destroy” battery research in Germany
Female CEOs vanish from leading German companies, study finds
Uncertainty surrounds planned Ukraine peace summit
Germans protest nationwide after far-right meeting on deportation plan
Norway’s view on long war in Ukraine drives easing of arms export rule
Is Norway about to halt all overseas adoptions?
AfD plans to turn Germany into authoritarian state, vice-chancellor warns
Germany approves supply of tank shells to Israel amidst Gaza conflict
Qatari court convicts ex-finance minister of laundering $5.6bn
Russia ‘trying to recruit asylum seekers as spies to send into Finland’
Saab receives order from Sweden for mobile short-range air defence
Dual-use exports to Russia await action by Finland’s next leader
Ukraine war: why Kyiv is cock-a-hoop about shooting down two Russian aircraft
Germany: Scholz praises protests against far-right
Taiwan reports first major post-election Chinese military activity
Norway to Deploy F-35 Fighter Jets to Iceland
Polish lawmaker who extinguished Hanukkah candles loses immunity
Germany’s Electricity Storage Strategy ‘puts storage on political agenda for the first time’
Argentina’s Milei praises free markets, slams socialism at Davos
Ravi Agrawal On The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Shifting Dynamics At Davos
Frederik X: Danish king’s surprise book set to become bestseller
Sweden summons Iranian chargé d’affaires over detained Swedes
Kaliningrad’s Economy Buckles Under Sanctions

Flu incidence doubled in Latvia over past week
Estonia’s Top Russian Orthodox Clergyman Told To Leave Country
Russian citizens’ expulsion from Latvia begins
Estonia to invest over EUR 680 mln in road maintenance until 2027
Latvia: LTV reports Russian goods in state procurement system
President Karis: EDF deployment to Iraq invaluable to Estonia’s defense development
Almost nine in ten Lithuanians back financial support for Ukraine
Latvian president urges Google to cooperate more actively with Latvia in field of AI
‘We’re perfectly capable of defending against Russian aggression’ – NATO assistant secretary general
Latvia: Police take 40 minutes to respond to call; eyewitness outraged
Lithuania expects Moldova’s EU accession talks to start in March – president
Peat town Seda starts offering apartments to revive population
Lithuania: Competition Council aims to identify possible competition issues in EV charging sector
Ämari Air Base to be closed for renovation through to autumn
Litvak Museum opens in Vilnius
Best Latvian athletes of 2023 named
Skull-sawing took off in Tallinn in the 18th century
Latvia annuls legal agreement with Russia
Despite record low births Estonian population reaches 1.37 million
Lithuania: Minister does not reveal if Ukraine asked for help with mobilisation of its citizens
Latvia’s strategic friendship with the US is mutually beneficial – Silina
NATO plans envisage capabilities beyond German brigade – Lithuanian defence chief
Latvian Saeima to consider reduced VAT on catering
Lithuania: War in Ukraine limits Russia’s ability to stage provocations in Baltics – minister
Smart ship project for European navies, driven by Estonia, kicks off
Polish President Duda to visit Lithuania
Estonia forcing Russian head of church to leave the country by February 6
Latvian registration plates issued for 31 transport vehicles from Russia in 2023
[Estonia] Raimond Kaljulaid: It is only right for the prime minister to warn against war
Latvia commences expulsion procedure against nearly 1 000 Russian citizens
OECD: Estonia has among the lowest pension replacement rates in the EU
Russian propaganda campaigns in Latvia flopped, Canadian military says
Estonia arrests university professor on Russia-linked espionage charges
Latvia’s Rinkēvičs in Davos: Russia wants to renew empire
West must support Ukraine with ‘whatever it takes’ to deter Russia – Lithuanian FM in Davos
Government approves Estonia’s car tax bill
Estonian government provides car tax exemption for people with disabilities
Ban on Russia’s grain imports to be debated in Latvian parliament
Kunnas: Estonia needs more indirect fire capability, quick decisions necessary
Latvia – importer referred to criminal authorities
Estonia to return gold treasure seized on the border to Ukraine
Baltics support ban on Russian grain imports into EU – Lithuanian minister
Politico: Rumors Estonia’s Kaja Kallas might be offered top EU job
No more Lithuanian citizens with family ties to EU-sanctioned persons found
Estonia tells its top Russian Orthodox clergyman to leave the country
Convicted Lithuanian MP, still holds mandate, seeks to legislate from prison
Estonia terminating legal assistance agreement with Russia
Two Belarusian citizens got off transit train in Vilnius
Government to grant a further €1.2 million towards MS Estonia wreck investigation
Saeima makes decision on merger of Latvian Television and Latvian Radio
Estonia kicks out head of Russian church
Map Shows NATO Territory Losing GPS Amid Russia Electronic Warfare Drill
Estonia: Government fails to reach agreement on extra funding for teachers’ salaries
Any Ukraine Defeat Would Not End Well For Europe: Lithuania FM
NATO to hold biggest drills since Cold War with 90,000 troops
Germany Taps Lithuania’s KN to Manage Four FSRU LNG Terminals
[Estonia] Züleyxa Izmailova: Questions on the nuclear plant
Lithuania Steps into Global TV Formats Scene with ‘Horsepower’ Workshop
Major retrospective of Estonian feminist artist Anu Põder in Switzerland

Austria: Economic weakness sets the scene for this election year
Belgian region of Flanders on track for 1 GW of new solar in 2023
The Netherlands ready to supply frigate for new EU Red Sea mission
France to lead ‘artillery coalition’ for Ukraine
At Volcanic Eruptions in Iceland and Beyond, Efforts to Control Lava Remain Challenging
Irish language returns to Belfast courtroom for first time in 300 years
Welsh independence: Leaving UK is viable, says new report
Burns Night: First Minister letter to Scotland’s diaspora
Mexico and the United Kingdom hold first Multilateral and Human Rights Dialogue
Serbia urges understanding by Europe for its, Georgia’s economic ties with China
Senior politicians urge Ursula von der Leyen to probe Serbian election
European Parliament concerned over Slovakia proposed legislative reforms
Why is nobody opposing the Chinese plant in Slovakia?
Bulgaria migrants: Torrid lives at bottom of people-smugglers’ pyramid
EU parliament steps up criticism of Hungary ahead of Ukraine aid summit
Hungary doubles down on Ukraine aid demands
Russia says no alternative to transport links between Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan through Armenia
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Kyrgyzstan’s Lucrative Reexport Of Vehicles Getting The Squeeze From Russia
Kazakhstan’s egg help to Russia causes grumbling
ECA50: Uzbekistan goes from one to eleven airlines in three years
NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss deterrence and defence priorities
European Commission recognises the crucial role of young people in EU policymaking
The Eurozone Quarterly: Caught between stagnation, transition and geopolitics
Horizon Europe: 2023 winners and losers revealed
Canada tightens security for university research, affecting ties to China
Australia reveals why it isn’t sending grounded Taipan helicopters to Ukraine
Once again, Pacific security is Japan’s priority
Singapore minister resigns after being charged with corruption in a first for the city state
Poland’s former deputy foreign minister arrested
Poland to probe previous government’s spyware use
Duda is disappointed at the EU Commission’s inaction over certain rule of law violations
Germany’s Farmers Have No Reason to Complain
Heavy snowfall, black ice cause traffic chaos in Germany
Germany’s last solar panel producer prepares to close shop
Ædnan by Linnea Axelsson review – an Arctic epic from Sweden
Finland’s Stubb extends lead in opinion poll ahead of election
U.S. vet wounded in Ukraine-Russia war urges Congress to approve more funding for Kyiv
Who are the Baloch militants targeted by Pakistan in Iran?
Belarus rights group calls on UN to push for proper treatment of cancer-stricken opposition prisoner
In Greenland, love for Denmark’s royals clashes with independence dream
NATO accession looks to be ‘not a priority’ for Sweden, Hungary says
Poland’s lawmakers vote in 2024 budget but approval is still needed from pro-opposition president
Denmark’s monarchy shake-up takes a fresh twist as King Frederik X publishes a surprise book 3 days after taking the throne
Finland’s eastern border may get more temporary barriers
EU lawmakers stop short of seeking unconditional Gaza ceasefire
Denmark to join Britain-US coalition against Huthis
Poland awaits EU-funds approval as Reynders visits Warsaw
Ukraine buys six French Caesar howitzers, France to supply missiles
Denmark to get own version of ‘The Crown’ about Queen Margrethe
Indian Navy rescues crew after Houthis hit ship off Yemen
Ukraine: Denmark and UNDP reinforce child-friendly justice system in frontline communities
North Korea threat could change ‘drastically’ given Russia cooperation-US official
US is now Norway’s main consumer market for seafood
Ukraine says it hit targets in St Petersburg with domestic-made drone
Eurozone headwinds hit harder in Finland
Mexico, Chile refer Israel-Hamas conflict to international court over possible crimes
France denies Russian claim of mercenaries in Ukraine
Germany can take on 39 bln euros of new debt in 2024 budget -budget draft

1990 January 19: Azerbaijan: Black January
Need to move to ‘whatever victory takes’ to deter Russia, Lithuania’s FM says
Cat food stalls charity package on Latvian border
Minister invites US defense giant Lockheed Martin to invest in Lithuania
One stop shop for migrants opens in Daugavpils, Latvia
Tibetan Mastiff on Estonian island of Muhu gives birth to litter of 19 puppies
Stationary speed radars in Latvia record speed limit violations worth EUR 8.9 million last year
Think tank: Putin tough talk on Estonia groundwork for ‘future escalation’
Lithuania: Rise in illegal migration very likely in spring, says VSAT chief
Latvia: Environment, Climate ministries shift around environment matters
Lithuanian president’s widow loses ECHR bid to secure state pension and residence
Latvia to randomly recruit 150 more citizens into military service
Lithuanian citizen killed in Ukraine fighting on Russian side
Estonia: Two-thirds of public in favor of teachers’ strike
Lithuanian, Nigerian foreign ministers discuss security, Europe-Africa relations
Estonia supporting Ukraine development with €14 million annually
More illegal departure attempts from Rīga Airport observed
Estonia to hold energy hackathon to explore opportunities for energy storage
Liepāja Airport has revival plans
Speed limits to be reduced in Tallinn city center
Labour Party’s leader thinks Lithuania could help Ukraine make drones
Latvia: Slight rise in unemployment at end of 2023
Aegean Airlines to launch direct flights from Vilnius to Athens
Baltic parliaments reaffirm strong support for Ukraine
Bolt CEO: Building up defense industry would also benefit Estonia’s economy
EU agreement on Ukraine aid could be reached in February – Breton in Vilnius
Future women programmers wanted from Latvia and Estonia
Estonia: Government arrogance increases the number of strikers
President of Latvia: We must be prepared for war, and our first line of defense is Ukraine
Estonian businessman: Threat of war isn’t why foreign investors are leaving
War requires ramping up EU defense industry, Lithuanian president tells EU commissioner
‘Snow castle’ designed by children opens in Tallinn
Lithuania’s rural municipalities left without public transport amid stricter rules for carriers
10 ‘Eesti Laul’ classics that didn’t win in Estonia
Equinor to deliver reloaded cargo from Lithuania’s Klaipeda to Finland
Estonia signs open letter calling for Serbian elections investigation
Latvia: LSM’s most-read stories of last year
Estonia to build 600 bunkers along Russian border
Lithuanian orthodox priests receive US award for cutting ties with Moscow
Over 3,300 municipal school employees in Tallinn to strike
Recent GPS Failures in Poland and Baltic States Blamed on Russian Electronic Warfare Trials
Baltic Nations to Build Defense Network Along Borders With Russia, Belarus
Russia’s electronic warfare is so intense, it may be messing up GPS signals in nearby countries
Latvia sanctions investigation for Russian tea supply
NATO holds biggest exercise in decades amid Russia build-up fears
Baltic states plan common defense zone on Russia border as security concerns mount
Baltic States to Build New Defenses on Russia, Belarus Borders
Estonia kicks off work on semi-autonomous vessel for European navies
Lithuania PM discusses strengthening of EU security and defence industry with Commissioner Breton
Baltic parliamentarians call for support to Ukraine until its complete victory
West Must Be Prepared For War With Russia, NATO Official Warns Ahead Of Major Military Drills
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania to build ‘Baltic Defence Line’ on eastern border
Putin could attack NATO in ‘5 to 8 years,’ German defense minister warns
Putin Might Decide to Attack NATO and Invade the Baltics
NATO Holding Its Biggest Exercises in Decades Next Week
Putin’s sinister game plan is to ‘rot and degrade’ his way to victory
‘Expect the Unexpected’: NATO Official Tells Civilians to Prepare for War With Russia
How war with Russia could erupt on a quiet stretch of rolling fields, forests and lakes

Luxembourgish language learners look to Liechtenstein
Martin Sellner: Austrian extremist stirs up political storm in Germany
Austria, France and Italy (with Lithuania) lead charge against lab-grown meat
Why Austria doesn’t deserve its title of Europe’s most ‘unfriendly’ country
You can now rent ex-pro bikes from Cavendish, Terpstra and more in Flanders
Belgium pledges frigate to EU’s new Read Sea mission
Belgium to push for Gaza ceasefire after EU Red Sea participation agreement
Belgium to join European fighter jet programme as observer in ‘a few weeks’
Ketamine stash worth €55m seized in Netherlands
Azeri Lawmakers Call for Sanctions Against France, for Recognition of Corsica
Satellites watch Iceland volcano spew lava towards fishing village
Northern Ireland in 2024: A land of misery
Ireland launches legal case against UK over Northern Ireland amnesty law
Humza Yousaf defends inviting Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Scotland
US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Rao Gupta Travels to Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium
Newest LGBTQ-Friendly Catholic Parish Has a Vatican City Postal Code
Malta by the numbers: Here’s what the latest data from Census 2021 tells us
Montenegro eyes Samurai bonds to diversify funding
Over 2,700 Iraqis entered Slovenia in two years
Albania 2024: Obstacles to EU Integration, Opposition in Turmoil
Uplift launches new accelerator programme in Albania
Kosovo’s central bank rules cash transactions must be in euros
‘If I recognized Kosovo, I would receive Nobel Peace Prize’: Serbian president
US’ Blinken wants Bosnia to end dependence on Russian gas
Bosnia Arrests 4 Afghans for Kidnapping
Portugal registers highest level of excess deaths in Europe
Greece’s Parliament to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage in February
Who can best use Brexit for their cause – Spain or Catalonia?
Italy ready to send peacekeepers to Gaza if needed: Foreign minister
Fascist salute legal at rallies unless it threatens public order, says Italy’s high court
China launches charm offensive over Spain’s deeptech
Spain’s far-right Vox leader probed over ‘hang’ Pedro Sánchez diatribe
Ukraine, Moldova, Slovakia join “Vertical Corridor” European gas transportation scheme
Moldova Accuses Israelis Of Wartime Abuse Of Construction Workers, Suspends Labor Deal
Thousands rally across Slovakia to condemn changes to penal code proposed by populist prime minister
An ally of Slovakia’s populist prime minister is preparing a run for president
EU court lifts restrictions on buying agricultural land in Bulgaria
Czech Republic drafts bill to seize Russian assets
Warner TV set to bring American docs, series, and films to the Czech Republic
Czech Republic court decides to extradite Indian national accused of attempting to assassinate Sikh separatist to US
Protests in Romania rage on despite the government adopting brokered measures
On The Brink: How An American Photographed The Last Months Of Communist Romania
Prospects for development of Armenia-NATO cooperation discussed in Yerevan
Yerevan Accuses Baku of ‘Challenging Armenia’s Sovereignty’
Armenian Prime Minister Calls For New Constitution
Planned Russian base in Abkhazia could threaten Georgia’s Middle Corridor dreams
Defacement of Stalin icon sparks investigation, divides in Georgia over his legacy
Georgia: Stalin Icon removed from Tbilisi church
EU concerned over recent raids and detentions of journalists in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan: Farmers looking to break China’s import inhibitions
Pope Francis meets with President of Kazakhstan
Astana talks on Syria to commence in Kazakhstan on Jan 24
Russia and China maintain grip on Kazakhstan’s uranium supply amid US and EU high reliance on it
Belarus ‘ready’ for military cooperation and dialogue with all countries, including NATO members
Key Putin Ally Warns NATO That It’s Ready for Combat
‘We know it will happen’: Inside France’s red alert plan for the 15 minutes after a tsunami
Bulgaria, Greece, Romania to develop joint renewable energy projects
European Parliament opposes release of Hungary’s frozen EU funds
Apple pay tech opened up to rivals in bid to settle European Union probe
Europe, Africa crude market tightens on Red Sea disruptions, China demand
Is Europe Ready for Possible Return of President Trump?
Europe’s gender pay gap is 26 percent, where does your country rank?
ECB’s Lagarde calls for a strong Europe to prepare for possible Trump return
Number of North Korean defectors nearly triples in 2023, including ‘elite’ diplomats, South Korea says
N Korea conducts ‘underwater nuclear weapons system’ test – state media
Japan Becomes 5th Country to Reach the Moon
Taiwan’s Democracy Draws Envy and Tears for Visiting Chinese
Why has the Maori king of New Zealand called a national meeting?
Poland to abolish homework for primary school pupils
German government wants companies to ‘de-risk’ from China, but business is reluctant
‘It might as well be me’: young Swedes prepare for new form of national service
‘Active defence’: how Ukraine plans to survive 2024
Port-Au-Prince residents sheltering in place as violence escalates
Newest NATO Member Finland Has 90% Approval Rating for Alliance
Poland extends temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees until 2025
Ukraine is piling pressure on China to help bring an end to the war. But Beijing’s peace plans are focused on Gaza
Norway aims to remain at forefront of Europe’s energy security: State Secretary
EU Official Praises Efforts by Poland’s New Government To Restore Rule of Law
Ukraine claims new drone attack on oil depot in Russia
U.S. wants Japanese shipyards to help keep warships ready to fight in Asia
Palestinians in Ukraine decry ‘double standard’ as Kyiv supports Israel
North Korea teens get 12 years’ hard labour for watching K-pop – video
Gaza and Ukraine Fight for the World’s Attention at Davos Summit
Norway’s industrial power demand slumps to 8-year low
Dutch parliament considers first step towards asking king to pay income tax
Germany eases rules for foreigners seeking citizenship
Russian oil depot on fire after attempted Ukrainian drone attack
Denmark allocates $400 mln for drone surveillance in the Arctic
Finland reports disappearing asylum seekers who entered from Russia
Despite Russia, Monster Offshore Wind Farm To Be Unleashed In Baltic Sea
Sámi rights activists in Norway charged over protests against wind farm affecting reindeer herding
Switzerland says Israeli president subject of criminal complaints at Davos
Finland’s Air Traffic to Halt on Widespread Political Strikes
He made us ‘proud’ again: Germany pays emotional tribute to Beckenbauer
Bashkortostan protests against jail term reach regional capital Ufa
Finland Plans New Law to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure
EU to sidestep Polish president’s veto to release billions in funding
Denmark’s Maersk temporarily suspends bookings to Djibouti amid security concerns
Poland meets final conditions for EU budget funds, says minister
Concrete tunnels and permafrost: How Sweden is future-proofing skiing
Japan’s SLIM moon craft short on power after successful lunar landing
Political strikes in Finland to cause major travel delays next month
Germany passes new citizenship law

1991 January 20: The Barricades, Latvia
Estonia takes over WMSOC 2024 in February
LTU to aid Gilas’ Olympic bid?
Keeping watch along Latvia’s border with Belarus
Estonia plans to build 600 bunkers to deter potential Russian aggression
Baltic states agree to create joint ‘Defense Line’
Estonia’s low pension replacement rate could fall further in future
Snow sculptures inspired by Alaskan wildlife built in Mustamäe
Latvian writer Inguna Bauere dies
How etnic composition of Vilnius changed over time
40,000 cubic meters of snow removed from Tallinn streets this week
ERR in Erbil: Estonian soldiers protect military advisers and provide advice
The painter and his city: Rafael Chwoles’ works return to Vilnius
Estonia: MPs rattled over president’s Anniversary of the Republic reception snub
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will build a Baltic Defense Zone on border with russia
Finnish Eurovision star Käärijä to perform in Setomaa this June
Ukrainian artist Viktoria Berezina opens new exhibition in Tartu
Europe’s largest sticker exhibition to open on Tartu city bus

ISW: Russia conducts misinformation campaign, distorting NATO’s defensive exercises ‘Steadfast Defender 2024’ as provocative
Belarus Adopts New Military Doctrine Involving Nuclear Weapons
Romania and Bulgaria will enter the Schengen zone in 2024. What will change for travellers?
Austria – A haven for adventure enthusiasts
Elon Musk, rebuked by the White House for pushing antisemitic rhetoric, expected to visit Auschwitz
Breton: EU ammunition capacity to reach 1.3 million shells by year end
Iceland: More than 500 musicians demand withdrawal of Iceland from Eurovision!
EU Steps Up to Supply Ukraine with Ammunition
Call for skaters to help with new Cornwall skatepark design
How Croatia’s first unicorn grew from a small village with a $16,000 loan from parents
US Defense Sec Austin in Talks With Sweden’s Defence Minister
Cyprus faces backlash over use of British bases to bomb Houthis
Czech Republic launches new digital ID card system
Belarus Has Acquired Iskander Nuclear Missile Systems from Russia – Lukashenko
An eerie tour of the world’s abandoned airports
Microsoft Says It Was Hacked By Russian State-Sponsored Group
Germany treads a delicate path on China
Remittances from Russia to Kyrgyzstan plunge by $963 million in 2023
Kazakhstan Joins Leading Italian Tour Operator’s Network
Poland on track to unlock €76B in EU funds, Warsaw minister says
Kazakhstan to Deploy Troops in Middle East and Africa for UN Peace Missions
Snowstorms cause havoc on roads across Europe
The German federal parliament approves two migration bills
Foreign interference inquiry will be ‘deeply uncomfortable’ for Beijing, Canada’s ambassador to China says
China’s 2023 coal imports from Australia rise, but below pre-ban era
In Finland, the production of ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine may be suspended
‘Change is inevitable’: Australia Day’s future survival in its current form is in doubt
Western Australia in ‘extreme’ heat wave, raising bush fire risk
The Equality Myth Is Crumbling in Germany
Japan public sentiment toward China worsens, Cabinet Office survey finds
Japan eyes Latin America for mega-FTA to secure minerals, food security
Sweden searches for source of Cryptosporidium outbreak
Purges in China’s military allow Taiwan some respite – for now
Elections proof of Taiwan’s democratic resilience: Foreign Minister Wu
How Germany fudges the math on NATO and Ukraine
China’s Strongest Ally in Taiwan Is Weaker Than Ever
Singapore money laundering: Assets frozen exceed $3b
Hong Kong Education minister Chrstine Choi to visit UK and Finland

1863 January 22: Uprising agaist Russian rule in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine
1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day, India
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day