We Don’t Understand

January 21
Hundreds in Russia engaged in intelligence efforts against Estonia
Latvia and the Czech Republic to strengthen cooperation in multilateral formats
Lithuania sends 1st European delegation to visit Taiwan following Lai’s victory

Russia downplays Holocaust’s impact on Jews, pans German defense of Israel at ICJ
Switzerland and India Reach Deal on Free Trade Agreement
Israel President Herzog Face Criminal Charges in Switzerland
World Ski Orienteering Championships return to the Austrian Alps
What does your car say about you? Who drives what in Belgium
Tens of thousands of protesters across France call on Macron not to sign immigration law
17 secret islands in Europe
Greenland company roasted for exporting ice to Dubai cocktail bars
Pope Francis Calls for Release of Nuns, Other Hostages Kidnapped in Haiti
Italian FM reveals country ceased arms shipments to Israel starting October 7
‘You will not replace us’: a deadly attack on a Slovakian gay bar – and its link to a fast-spreading racist ideology
Greece-Bulgaria power link officially inaugurated
After A Frosty Reception, Tbilisi’s Wartime Russians Are Beginning To Leave
Gaza death toll surpasses 25,000 as Israel escalates assault
As Auto Thefts Spike in Canada, Justin Trudeau Calls National Summit to Coordinate Response
Woolworths’ decision to shun Australia Day inflames culture war
Russia’s Putin to visit North Korea soon, state media says
Avatars, robots and AI: Japan turns to innovation to tackle labour crisis
Pakistan skipper relieved after beating New Zealand in fifth T20

January 22
1863 January 22: Uprising agaist Russian rule in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine
1919 January 22: Day of Unity of Ukraine
1946 January 22: Establisment of the Republic of Kurdistan
Liepāja University to merge with Rīga Technical University
IAEA Delivers Report to Estonia on its Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development
Latvia: Municipal apartments will no longer be rented ‘indefinitely’
5,000 German troops in Lithuania – what will be the effect on the real estate market?
Close to 9,500 teachers at 330 schools on strike in Estonia from Monday
LTV’s De Facto looks at Latvia’s petroleum gas imports from Russia
Estonia’s birth rate at an all-time low
Latvian army opposes possible withdrawal from Ottawa Convention
Baltics agree on common defence line on Russia, Belarus borders
[Estonia] Teachers’ union chief: Increasing signs that strike may be longer
Latvian port cargo turnover saw sharp drop in 2023
Estonian peat producers launch largest climate study in Nordic region
Further questions about visit of Latvian MPs to China
MP Žemaitaitis, accused of anti-Semitism, to run for Lithuanian president
Survey suggests Latvian Radio has best language quality among media
Lithuania, Poland to step up military cooperation, hold joint military exercises in Suwalki Gap
Estonia: Producer price index of industrial output down over 4 percent in December
Rīga Airport to change brand and build ‘airport city’
Estonia: Foreign students dropping out but not on a mass scale
International tactical air control party exercise kicks off in Lithuania
Why the EU has put Estonia’s second city in the spotlight
Over EUR 60mn worth water technologies shipped from Lithuania to Russia since war in Ukraine
Defense Minister: Latvia should not withdraw from anti-mine convention
Estonia: ‘AK. Nädal’ investigates the relationship between academia and espionage
Four NATO ships visit Lithuania’s Klaipeda
Estonia learns from Finland’s resistance to Russian aggression
Producer prices down 11% in December in Latvia
Zelenskyy’s ‘kaitsetahe’ sweatshirt gives Estonian brand sales boost
Inflation and healthcare main problems in Latvia – survey
Estonia: Teachers brave cold weather to demand government keeps promises
Lithuanian president calls State Defence Council meeting to discuss division plans
Climate ministry: Estonia needs electricity storage facilities
Centre for tackling illegal work, employer abuse to be set up in Vilnius
PACE agenda to focus in part on Ukrainian kids deported to Russia
Litgrid to prepare for electrification of Rail Baltica line in Lithuania
Estonia: Coalition fails to agree on teachers’ salaries
Russia may attack Baltic nations after Ukraine, says Lithuania
Estonia continues to have EU’s lowest debt burden
Taiwan MOFA welcomes visit by Lithuania parliamentary delegation
Wounded Latvian soldier to be brought home from Ukraine
500 tractors in Vilnius: Lithuanian farmers gear up for protest
MP calls on bus companis to expand routes in Latvia instead of “travelling to the aggressor country”
BaltCap fund theft causes several Estonian pension funds millions in losses
Latvia starts designing communication towers and access routes on Latvian-Belarusian border
PFA Lithuania making strides: “Clubs now respect player contracts more”
Estonia Attracts Surging Numbers of International Students
Russians Discover a Backdoor to Europe
Estonia, Lithuania Mull AirBaltic Investment

Russian Tycoon Rybolovlev to Explore Sale of AS Monaco Football Club
Richest Countries in the World 2024
Flanders government looks to force TikTok and YouTube to share revenue
Russia May Consider Revising Fisheries Agreement with Faroe Islands
Scotland’s oldest tartan, found in a peat bog, has been recreated and is now available to buy
Modi inaugurates Ram Mandir temple in Ayodhya – the Hindu ‘Vatican City’
Over 105,000 foreign workers employed in Malta, Administrative & Support Services hold largest share
Can Montenegro’s 2,200-Year-Old Olive Tree Be Saved?
Slovenia was devastated by flooding in 2023 – how is it preparing for extreme rain in the future?
Oracle strikes deal with Slovenia’s SID Bank for core banking and payments technology
North Macedonia Nears Election Double-Bill without Social Media Rules
Western Balkans countries pledge support for new EU growth plan, as they seek membership in the bloc
Serbia unhappy over Kosovo enforcing euro-only currency policy, EU seeks answers
President von der Leyen in Sarajevo to encourage progress on the accession process of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zagreb passes special law on Croatian language
Cyprus Takes Over the Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
The five challenges facing Italy’s economy in 2024
Moldova accuses Russian troops in Transnistria of violations
Kyiv rejects calls to cede land to Russia by Slovakia’s populist leader ahead of high-level meeting
Kremlin-Friendly Russian Journalist Banned From Entering Kazakhstan Over Online Post
Three Seas Initiative leaders on European connectivity and Ukraine’s reconstruction
The economic impact of migration on Europe
Fear and fatigue: Why anti-migrant sentiment in Europe helps Russia
Christine Lagarde makes a poor central banker, ECB staff say
Japan’s street food capital is hosting the World Expo 2025. Here’s what to expect
China Removes All Safeguard Duties on New Zealand’s Dairy Products
Two B-1 Bombers Deploy to Indo-Pacific, Train with Singapore and Japan
Poland secures EU concession to limit food exports from Ukraine
Denmark invests in UNDP, enhancing work on crisis response, governance and climate action
Moscow blames Ukraine for strikes that killed at least 28 in Russian-controlled Donetsk; Kyiv denies attack
Unique collaboration to produce bread with lower carbon footprint in Norway
Smog revisits Poland, sounding alarm for increasing health risks
Hines makes debut in Sweden with SEK1.4bn sale and leaseback deal
A New Concern on the Ukrainian Battlefield: North Korea’s Latest Missiles
Tietoevry: Ransomware attack in Sweden – restoration work progressing
Tata creates post-trade platform with Euroclear Finland
Finnish Minister Urges U.S. to Expedite Military Aid to Ukraine
Engraving on 2,000-year-old knife thought to be oldest runes in Denmark
European Energy Metals’ Finland lithium project is powering the clean energy future
Norwegian army chief warns against Russia threat
Russian lawmakers consider bill to seize property of Ukraine war critics
Far-right AfD leader vows to campaign for Brexit-style EU exit vote in Germany
Lukashenka Tightens Screw Ahead of Belarus Elections
Schools in Ukraine’s Kharkiv go underground amid Russian bombardments
Belarus’ New Military Doctrine Features Nuclear Weapons
Israel’s AM radio pierces Gaza tunnels in bid to soothe hostages
Gaza hostage relatives burst into Israeli parliament, calls for action mount
Slovak premier says he will veto Ukraine’s Nato bid
Ukraine to Slovakia’s Fico: No, we won’t give up land to Russia
Poland’s Tusk says Ukraine-Russia war a fight ‘between good and evil’
Germany’s parliament pays tribute to Wolfgang Schaeuble with Macron giving a speech at the memorial
Boss of Poland’s planned “mega-airport” fired as new government launches audit
Israel OKs Plan for Norway to Hold Gaza Tax Funds
Finland’s Presidential Race Tightens in Last Week Before Vote
France: We support Ukraine and will continue to do so
Sean Penn talks Ukraine’s fight for freedom
Germany weighs allowing foreign citizens into the army

January 23
1719 January 23: Founding of Liechtenstein
1954 January 23: World Freedom Day, Taiwan & South Korea
Twenty spies detained in Latvia over eight years
PM: Era of production with favorable input prices over for Estonia
Latvia’s NATO ambassador: 1% war chance is enough to be prepared
Up to 300,000 Lithuanian citizens may live in Russian disinformation field – study
Europe has begun to realize situation no longer safe
NATO jets scrambled once in Lithuania over past week
Tallinn tram service ground to halt by Viru ring derailment
Latvia: Government urges businesses to stop Russian LPG imports
Largest Estonian handmade rya rug tells the story of mining and loss
Lithuania scraps external visa services in Lebanon, Jordan, Sri Lanka
Estonia’s 2023 construction price index up 6.1 percent on year
Latvia: Draftees chosen by random number generator
Propastop examines Russian media’s dissemination of Viacheslav Morozov case
Latvia: Contraband cigarettes seized on Belarus border
Estonia’s Ekspress Grupp appeals Lithuanian watchdog’s decision on news website acquisition
On this day in history: Start of the Livonian War
Few Lithuanian schools will offer Russian classes in 10 years – minister
Canadian rock star Bryan Adams to play Tartu Song Festival Grounds in July
Lithuanian Labour Party names MP Mazuronis as presidential candidate
Knitters issue call to wear patterned Estonian mittens on Independence Day
Lithuania’s State Defence Council agrees to buy German Leopard tanks – adviser
Sale of Luminor bank possible
Icebreaking season starts in the Gulf of Finland
‘Kremlin preparing for long-term confrontation with the West’ – Lithuanian intelligence chief
Official: Proceeds from frozen Russian assets could take up to two years to reach Ukraine
Lithuania seeks to buy Leopard 2 tanks from Germany
Alchemy explored at highest level of church in medieval Tartu
Rally against imports from Russia in Rīga
Three Belarusian officers violated Lithuanian border
University of Tartu launching Estonia’s biggest women’s health study yet
Latvian government agrees diaspora ‘work plan’
Poland and Lithuania to hold joint military exercises around Suwałki Gap
‘Key mission’ is safeguarding indepedence, Latvia’s ambassadors told
Estonia hands over confiscated gold and silver treasures to Ukraine
‘We don’t protest unless it’s necessary’ – farmers gather in Vilnius for 2-day rally
Estonia: PM Kallas considering not attending Anniversary of Republic reception
Latvia’s defence budget accelerating in growth
Liivi 1 and 2 auction wins secure ‘strategic position’ for Lithuanian firm
Latvia seeks to strengthen cooperation with Australia in economy and security
Estonia, Turkey celebrate century of diplomatic relations
Latvia: Nearly 5-million-euro hole in Balvi district budget
Buyer of Blackstone’s Luminor stake may come from Europe
Lithuania faces no immediate military threat – presidential aide
Estonia’s Kaljulaid at Davos: Even a small part of GDP helps Ukraine
NATO air forces improve skills flying together over Lithuania
Eighth sTARTup Day festival combines business and culture in Tartu
Latvia urges EU to buy ammunition for Ukraine from non-EU countries
Estonian architects nominated for EU architecture award
Lithuanian president sees economic growth, borrowing, taxes as defense funding sources
European Defence Fund Project EUROGUARD Kicks-Off In Estonia
Fresh milk procurement price in Latvia up by 4.4%
Record amount of LNG reloaded at Lithuania’s Klaipeda terminal
Minister: Russian citizenship not an obstacle to applying for Estonian citizenship
Authorities report very high risks for upcoming EU fund planning period for Latvia
Our coexistence and our security situations change very rapidly and require new, non-standard solutions
‘Secretive’ Russian EW System Could Be Behind NATO GPS Jamming
LGBT group: Estonia takes huge step with marriage equality
Daily Mail’s 20-year forecast: Russia-NATO war scenario
Estonian-British investment fund pledges €400 million to Europe’s tech startups

EU may struggle to sanction violent Israeli settlers, says Luxembourg FM
Why the China-Switzerland Stock Connect never quite took off
France faces four major economic challenges in 2024
Uncertain if Iceland will participate in Eurovision 2024
UK gives DUP two more weeks to revive Northern Ireland power-sharing
Back-to-back storms batter the UK and Ireland in what is shaping up to be the most active storm season on record
Montenegro Refuses to Extradite Turkish Double-Murder Suspect
Kosovo tries to tackle domestic violence – but women keep dying
European Court Raps Greece for Identifying HIV-Positive Sex Workers
President Tokayev’s First Visit to Italy Reflects Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vector Foreign Policy, Broader Engagement with EU
Rehabilitating Schools, Revitalizing Learning: Moldova Invests in its Future
Transdniester Calls Rally To Protest Moldova’s Trade Duties
Separatist Transnistria Regime Aims to Boost Army Amid Moldova Tensions
Russian proxy leader in occupied Moldovan territory calls for military preparedness
There’s ‘no war in Kyiv,’ scoffs Slovakia’s Fico
European Solidarity Corps: six months of volunteering with people with disabilities in Bulgaria
Czech Republic’s startup scene: 10 promising startups you must keep an eye on in 2024
Armenia Plans to Use Iranian Ports to Reach India
Fire destroys almost entire Abkhazia art collection of 4,000 works
Turkmenistan and Japan sign agreements on cooperation
Unblocking the Caspian route for Turkmen gas
Three dead as 7.1 earthquake strikes near China’s border with Kyrgyzstan
Underage Marriages Rampant In Tajikistan Despite Increased Legal Age To Wed
Fight against human trafficking: Council and European Parliament strike deal to strengthen rules
Membership Drive: The European Union’s Renewed Focus on the European Integration Project
Consumers losing confidence in the EU economy
EU institutional setup must be revised and made fit for purpose through treaty change in preparation for future enlargement
Canada sets two-year cap on foreign students
India Named in Canadian Inquiry Into Election Interference
Rio Tinto Inks Power Deal With European Energy for Giant Australia Solar Farm
North Korea’s Artificial Intelligence Research: Trends and Potential Civilian and Military Applications
Positive outlook for Polish apple exports to Belarus with new regulations
Russia’s relentless ‘meat assaults’ are wearing down outmanned and outgunned Ukrainian forces
Finland does not fear Russia, says presidential frontrunner
Finland presidential hopeful calls for EU investment bank to fund arms for Ukraine
Kyiv and Kharkiv bear brunt of deadly Russian air strike on Ukraine
Norway ranks top for best place to work and live in 2024
King Frederik of Denmark Reveals His New Signature as Monarch
Norway military chief warns Europe has ‘2, maybe 3 years’ to prepare for war with Russia
Germany temporarily exempts Israelis from residency permit requirements
NATO signs key artillery ammunition contract to replenish allied supplies and help Ukraine
Germany, France and Poland announce the ‘Weimar triangle’ for artificial intelligence
Olaf Scholz, Germany’s silent chancellor
Scotland: Support for Belarusian political prisoners
Ukraine war is ‘battle for ammunition’, says Nato chief
Denmark’s national debt at lowest level for 25 years
As missiles hit, Slovak PM Fico claims there’s no war in Kyiv
Poland’s industrial production deepens retreat in December
Belarus Detains 24 People Across Country: Rights Group
Landmark German ruling to cut far-right party funding fuels debate on AfD
Lessons from Finland’s attempt to transition to a circular economy
Atomic scientists keep ‘Doomsday Clock’ as close to midnight as ever
Russian Hackers Suspected of Sweden Cyberattack
Poland’s Tusk pledges to resolve economic disputes with Ukraine
CIA tries to recruit double agents in Russia with new video
Sweden dominates the World Ski Orienteering Championships sprint in Ramsau
Drones are hit and miss for Ukrainian soldiers
Turkish parliament meets to vote on Sweden’s membership of Nato
Poland’s president pardons 2 imprisoned politicians from previous conservative government — again
What Makes Poland So Special?
Vatican convicts priest accused of abuse at papal altar boys’ school
Norway Invests Two Billion Kroner to Boost Ammunition Production in Response to Global Demand
North Korea tears down monument symbolizing union with South
Norway Seeks International Partners For Future Frigate
Italy’s contested regional autonomy law wins Senate approval
The Nordic Waste landslide scandal in Denmark
Amazon: A year full of educational activities in Poland
Germany to send Ukraine six ‘Sea King’ helicopters for air defence
Germany’s Paralysis Holds Back Europe
Yellen reassures Ukraine’s PM on budget support -US Treasury statement

January 24
NATO’s largest exercise since Cold War kicks off
Latvia: Minister says Rēzekne city council might be sacked
Estonia’s leaders welcome Turkish parliament go-ahead on Sweden NATO accession
Survey: Latvian public unenthusiastic about Ukrainians staying on after war’s end
Estonia: Operail’s old locomotives go to scrapyard
Under half of Ukrainians in Latvia are employed
Finnair to relaunch flights to Tartu, Estonia
Latvia: Passengers frustrated with train service delays
Ghana’s Mahamudu Bawumia on working visit to Estonia
Foreign publishers invited to translate Latvian books
Netherlands arrests 3 on suspicion of dodging Russia sanctions
Swedbank Latvia reports doubled profits in 2023
Lithuania Seeks Leopard Tanks Amid Security Concerns
Successful sewing company provides a stitch in time for Latgale
Lithuania approves Leopard 2 tanks in response to ongoing security concerns
Latvia: Schools battle against spread of e-cigarettes
Taiwan Presidential Office welcomes Lithuanian parliamentarian delegation
Latvian Postal service to close most offices
Lithuania: LRT launches second Radarom! campaign to support Ukrainian soldiers
Estonia: Swedbank reports doubling of profits in 2023 to €385 million
Latvian president says creation of unified defence infrastructure should be coordinated with Finland and Poland
EU plan would impose windfall tax on Russia assets, rather than outright seizure
Russia is looking to challenge NATO – Nausėda
Latvia to host NATO Baltic Air Policing as Estonia’s base undergoes renovations
Lithuanian farmers launch a protest. What are their demands?
Latvian president calls on army to inform public about measures to boost defence of eastern border
[Estonia] Minister: Government must find €10.8 million to end strike from outside budget
Police receive false bomb threat on Lithuanian-Russian border bridge
Replacement Center Party members nominated for Bank of Estonia, ERR supervisory boards
Lithuania: Who is responsible for preventing damage by falling icicles?
Latvia’s Sprūds: Baltic Defense Line construction could take a decade
Estonia: Dentists want to provide orthodontic care, orthodontists opposed
Estonian defense chief: West now considers Russia threat more likely
Estonia joins international effort to train Ukrainian recruits
Latvian teachers’ protests bear fruit, but new unpopular change still ahead
Some 3,000 farmers rally to protest outside government office in Vilnius
23% growth in Rīga public transport passenger numbers
Estonia joins UK-led training operation for Ukrainian soldiers
Environmentalists stage counter-protest against farmers’ rally in Vilnius
Estonia: Reform members not plannning joint boycott of Independence Day reception
Estonia: Fire and water accidents claim 72 lives in 2023
Lithuania bars soldiers, police officers from travelling to Russia, Belarus, China
Latvia: Signet Bank to extend capital markets education project
Latvia donates another batch of cars seized from drunk drivers to Ukraine
Lithuanian institutions give ‘positive vibe’ about withdrawing from cluster munition treaty – official
NATO Has Been Underestimating Russia’s War Machine, Estonia Says
Center MP: Estonia should lay down a temporary solidarity tax on banks
Estonian cult classic ‘Tulnukas’ returns with sequel this April
Legendary Latvian animator Māris Putniņš passes away
Lithuanian judge Sagatys elected to European Court of Human Rights
Agriculture and environment ministers met with farmers protesting in Vilnius
Sunken warships in Estonian waters are pollution ticking time bomb
Flu continues to spread in Latvia
Estonia: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Suvitajad’ most watched cinema films in 2023
Latvia to transfer another batch of confiscated cars from drunk drivers to Ukraine
[Estonia] Helme: EKRE’s popularity diminished by its criticism of Ukraine support
Who should take responsibility for weeks-long problems with trains in Latvia?
Estonia joins Operation Interflex to train Ukrainian forces
Completion of key Polish electricity line to help Baltic States once synchronised with the European network
Lithuania committed to increasing freight traffic through Trans-Caspian route
Lithuania keen to boost cargo transportation through Middle Corridor

Milei’s choice for Argentina: From misery to prosperity
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein: multilateralism benefits us all
Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Radio France Internationale
Euro 2028 stadium revamp brings Northern Ireland divisions to surface
Melting Misconceptions: NASA’s Startling Findings on Greenland’s Ice Loss
The Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales
UN, UK push Israel on role of two-state solution in ending Gaza war
Russia ‘hijacking’ frustration with EU accession – North Macedonia FM
Leonardo’s AW149 and AW169M beat Airbus, Bell and Lockheed in North Macedonia
EU, US, Voice Unease Over Euro-Only Rule’s Impact on Kosovo Serbs
Why is Cyprus seeing Russian bank deposits plunge?
Cyprus rescues 60 Syria migrants from boat, children found unconscious
Heavens remain shut over Catalonia as three-year drought persists
Is Moldova Ready to Pay the Price of Reintegrating Transnistria?
Moldova’s Transnistria Announces Anti-LGBT Drive in ‘Year of Family’
Slovakia’s prime minister U-turns on Ukraine support during visit
Europe needs to embrace failure to drive research and innovation, says Bulgaria’s prime minister
Crypto lender Nexo seeks $3 bln in damages from Bulgaria over aborted investigation
Pumped-Up By Russia’s Loss, Ex-Soviet State Turkmenistan Looks To Expand Its Gas Market Into Europe
Trade turnover between Uzbekistan & China increases by 50 percent
EU Tools Up to Protect Key Tech From China
New partnership charts a path for systemic change in the EU
New tools to reinforce the EU’s economic security
Investors pile into peripheral eurozone bonds in hunt for yield
Unveiling the economic divide between the U.S. and Eurozone
Euro zone business downturn eases in January
Alarming 45-fold rise in measles in Europe – WHO
Ukrainian-born model winning Miss Japan re-ignites identity debate
Nauru seals diplomatic ties with China after dumping Taiwan
Singapore’s Turf Club faces closure after failure to keep the pace
Fear of Discrimination Deters LGBT Americans From Fostering
Amid global disputes over LGBT rights, Uganda takes Non-Aligned Movement chair
Russia Eyes Nuclear Deterrent After Military Losses in Ukraine, Report Warns
‘This Is Not Sweden’ Shows What Catalonia Can Bring to the Table as a TV Power
US asks China to urge Iran to curb Red Sea attacks by Houthis
Polish exports to Kyrgyzstan up 1700% amid Ukraine war as firms evade sanctions on Russia
Denmark: More PV for district heating
‘Dior bag scandal’ lands South Korea’s Yoon, ruling party in disarray ahead of election
Elkem to take hold of polysilicon producer REC Solar Norway
German train drivers begin six-day strike, hitting travel and the economy
Finland, US deepen cyber defense cooperation
Denmark’s rising stars: 10 innovative startups you must keep an eye on in 2024 and beyond!
Belarus dispatch: thousands of Belarusians abroad can no longer renew their passports after expiration
What will it take for Sweden to join NATO now that Turkey has dropped its opposition?
Russia claims Ukraine shot down a military plane carrying Ukrainian POWs, killing 74
Hungary’s Orban backs Sweden’s NATO bid, potentially removing last hurdle to accession
Ammonia – Unique collaboration to produce bread with lower carbon footprint in Norway
KGB officers in Belarus detain 37 in fresh crackdown on political opposition
Turkiye: parliament approves Sweden’s NATO membership
Exclusive: In Russia, anti-war candidate tries to harness protest vote against Putin
Abu Dhabi drone fair offers rare look at Belarusian weapons
What Does Sweden Joining NATO Mean?
Orban Uses Sweden’s NATO Bid to Take Center Stage in Europe
Denmark confirms deal to recruit 1,000 health staff from abroad
Belarusian authorities arrest scores of people in latest crackdown
Hungary supports Sweden’s NATO membership, PM Orban tells Stoltenberg
Outlook 2024 Poland
Houthis order US, British nationals to leave Yemen
New Agreement Secures Danish Drone Surveillance in the Arctic
Germany considers entry ban on Austrian behind mass deportation plan
Poland nears acquisition of SkyGuardian drones, General Atomics says
Norway Tops Europe’s Greenest List, Austria & Finland Follow Suit
Germany to miss 2024 heat pump target by half
Protesting Germany’s far-right: Fear of Africanisation, Orientalisation and Islamisation
Feud between Poland’s Donald Tusk and Andrzej Duda intensifies over presidential pardon
Slovakia’s Fico softens harsh tone in U-turn on Ukraine
New NATO member Finland set to pick president after 12 years of Niinisto
A plagiarism scandal rocks Norway’s government
Putin’s Crusade Against NATO Delivered New Blow
Advance voters set record in Finland’s presidential election
How Finland’s tightening presidential race could affect future of Europe
Ukraine Says It Lacks Reliable Information On Who Was On Board Russian Military Plane That Crashed
Poland seeks to ease access to ‘morning after’ pill
World Sailing statement on Russian & Belarusian athletes participation in international competition
US Senate panel backs ‘big hammer’ plan to seize Russian assets to help Ukraine
Drones attack deep in Russia as Medvedev threatens Ukraine’s ‘existence’
Viktor Orbán says Hungary will approve Sweden’s Nato bid
As Trump-Biden rematch looks likely, Wall Street maps out election impact
The military doctrine of Belarus lists unfriendly countries

January 25
1759 January 25: Burns Night, Scotland
January 25: Dydd Santes Dwynwen/St Dwynwen’s Day, Wales
Latvia: Vivi council resigns over train delay crisis
Van Oord’s hopper dredger Vox Amalia working in Estonia
Latvian Border Guard receives buggies from US
2C Ventures launches €50 million fund to propel early-stage cleantech innovation in the New Nordics
Biowaste containers to be mandatory in Rīga as of March
Lithuanian firm exports sanctioned equipment worth €62m to Russia – LRT Investigation
Latvia: Over 250 cases launched for goods movement sanctions violations
Estonian aiding Ukraine imprisoned after fatal road accident
Latvia’s support for Ukraine over the past almost two years is an example for the whole Western world – Karins
One RescueRunner system sold to Estonia
CEF Energy celebrates the successful completion of the works for the Enhancement of Latvia-Lithuania Interconnection
[Estonia] Norstat poll: Close to three-quarters of respondents back teachers’ strike
Latvia: LTV secures ice hockey World Championship rights
Lithuania To Ban Military Personnel From Non-Work-Related Trips To Russia, Belarus, China
Latvia: Annual Foreign Policy debate takes place in Saeima
Citizenship situation changed after ice dancer Reed won medal for Lithuania – president
Mobile packages in neighboring countries lack data limits common in Estonia
January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Third of Lithuanians in favour of allowing Russians to partake in Olympics – survey
Pothole repairs ongoing on Rīga streets
Russian attack on NATO very unlikely, says Lithuanian defence chief
Estonian government renews decision to extradite crypto traders to US
Latvia: Hospital builder fined nearly half a million euros
Estonia: Kaja Kallas not attending president’s Independence Day reception
Landsbergis, Swedish PM, FM discuss steps to boost Baltic Sea region security
Lawsuit continues over Estonian police ban of Tartu pro-Palestinian protest
Putin’s visit to Kaliningrad not a message to NATO – Kremlin
Forecast: Estonia’s economy loses more than four years to recession
Latvian minister assures NATO forces are not just on paper; troops are already in Latvia
Tallinn Card mobile app growing in popularity
Latvia: Money mule detained in large scam scheme
Narva border crossing only open to pedestrians from February
Adaptation and integration of Ukrainian migrants in Lithuania
Average purchase price of milk fell in Estonia in 2023
Sixth annual Light Festival kicks off in Vilnius
Estonia: Center parliamentary group in deadlock choosing new whip
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry proposes extending restrictions on Russians, Belarusians
Estonia builds up defences by strengthening its CV90 fleet
Sanctions: Latvia – announcement of 258 ongoing criminal prosecutions
Minister: 1,802 teachers have insufficient Estonian language skills
Special focus and one-fourth of education budget – how inclusive education works in Ireland
Latvian sentenced for murdering Swiss camper
Eesti Energia’s shale oil plant delayed by four months due to court order
Rīga road surfacing controversy rumbles on
Estonia to extradite duo accused of $600M crypto fraud to US
Baltic states to build defence installations on their borders
Poll: Most people back Estonian president not inviting all MPs to reception
Lithuania could borrow money from residents to boost defence spending – parlt speaker
Latvia: Depo DIY store chain to pay €3.7 million for competition breaches
Statistics Estonia, central bank to launch household finance survey
Latvia: Sigulda municipality mayor dismissed
Putin attacking NATO? No chance, says Lithuanian general
Estonia: Strike likely to continue after government fails to agree on teachers’ salaries
Top 5: The Largest Airlines Serving Lithuania By Seat Availability In 2024
Ghana’s Bawumia visits Estonia, discusses digitalization with President and Prime Minister
Indonesian Basketball Association facilitates young basketball players to practice in Lithuania
Estonia: Reform Party pulls the plug on regional minister’s Robin Hood plan
EU, Lithuania provide EUR 15.5M for school shelters in Ukraine
Government goes ahead with plan to split Eesti Energia into three companies
Putin taunts the West by flying near Nato countries as war fears grow
Head of Tibetan government-in-exile and representative of Dalai Lama visit Riigikogu
Latvia expects to fortify all-encompassing ties with Việt Nam

As good as it gets: Flanders approves highly contentious nitrogen decree
Antisemitic acts rise in Belgium and France amid Gaza conflicts
Tourism: 2023, a record year for France
French court scraps large parts of hardline immigration law as unconstitutional
France remains concerned by the situation in Haiti
France’s Macron visits India, eyes trade deals
Palestinian singer set to compete in Iceland’s national Eurovision selection contest
Ireland kickstarts vote on constitution’s wording about women and family
Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize Names Its 2024 Longlist
Ukraine awards medal to killed aid worker Chris Parry
UK-EU Security Cooperation After Ukraine
Vatican court hands down first-ever conviction for sexual abuse
Government Of North Macedonia Resigns Under Road Map For General Elections
Italy’s lower chamber of parliament approves deal with Albania to house migrants
Bosnia’s Public Broadcaster Risks Collapse as Debts Pile Up
EBRD invests record €846 million in Serbia in 2023
A Western-imposed peace deal in Ukraine risks feeding Russia’s hunger for land – as it did with Serbia
IKEA pokes fun at Portugal political scandal with cheeky new ad campaign
‘It beats getting stoned on the street’: how Portugal decriminalised drugs – as seen from the ‘shoot-up centre’
Over 100 children from Gaza to receive medical treatment in Italy
EBRD lends €150 million for road upgrades in Moldova
EU to fund feasibility study for new bridge between Bulgaria, Romania
Facing expulsion, Azerbaijan quits European parliamentary body
Azerbaijan displeased with EU-mediated peace talks
Kyrgyzstan: Parliament should reject bill that criminalises and obstructs civic activism
Tajikistan enacts mandatory vehicle recycling fee
Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union
EU space law proposal due in March
European elections: How engaged are young people?
Right-wing parties forecast for gains in 2024 EU elections
More than half of children fleeing to Europe face danger on their journeys, survey finds
Michael O’Flaherty elected Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
ECB keeps interest rates unchanged, sticks to data-dependent approach
Why is Canada asking Palestinians to list scars on Gaza visa applications?
Voting begins in tiny Tuvalu in election that reverberates from China to Australia
South Korea: First lady’s Dior bag shakes country’s leadership
U.S. Is Watching North Korea for Signs of Lethal Military Action
North Korea’s Kim warns failure to provide food a ‘serious political issue’
‘No Urgency’ to OK Sweden’s NATO Bid, Speaker of Hungary’s Parliament Says
Swedish PM Kristersson agrees to meet Hungary’s Orban for talks on NATO bid
Denmark admits role in Nato airstrikes on Libya that killed 14 civilians in 2011
Greens and centre-right face off in Finland’s tight presidential race
Belarus arrests families of political prisoners in fresh crackdown
US envoy sees rapid F-16s sale to Turkey after Sweden NATO bid sign-off
Alexander Stubb: Finland’s presidential hopeful eyes comeback on Cold War frontline
In Norway, young people compete to serve in the military
Why Ukraine Has Condemned a White Lotus Casting Decision
Ukraine to start building 4 new nuclear reactors this year
What are Wagner Group mercenaries still doing in Belarus?
FSB “promotes” border opening with Finland. 18 terrain walkers made it over illegally on Thursday
King Harald of Norway Says He Won’t Abdicate Like Queen Margrethe of Denmark: ‘It Lasts for Life’
Mongolia and Belarus discuss trade and economic cooperation
Only five bodies delivered to Belgorod morgue after mysterious Russian plane crash, Ukrainian intelligence suggests
Finland says time for Israel ‘self-defence is over’
Refugees from Ukraine on the Polish labour market – opportunities and obstacles
Should Germany expand partnership programs in the Sahel?
Trump opens up lead over Biden in rematch many Americans don’t want
Ukraine claims strike on another oil refinery in Russia
Foreign-born Miss Japan sparks debate on what it means to be Japanese
Darfon Group opens R&D center in Poland
Danish report sheds light on illegal South Korea adoptions
Gaza starves as Israel presses war on Hamas
Swedish PM Ulf Kristersson to meet with Viktor Orbán to end deadlock over NATO membership
Last man standing: Orbán faces calls from US, Europe to unblock Sweden’s NATO bid
Poland: Record-high borrowing needs
Friends, allies urge Trump to choose a woman or Black man as his running mate
StavKirker: Explore the Medieval Wooden Churches of Norway
Taiwan begins extended one-year conscription in response to China threat
German defence minister says military is unfit for problems Europe faces
EBRD invests record €1.3 billion in Poland
PA in talks with UAE, Norway for loan covering Gaza funds Israel trying to block — diplomat
Polish opposition leader accused of contemplating ‘coup’
Turkey’s President Erdogan signs off on Sweden’s NATO membership ratification
French farmers block roads, dump produce as protest edges closer to Paris
Bill to introduce abortion on demand in Poland submitted by PM Tusk’s political group
Norway’s salmon ‘big six’ did violate rules, says EU
Gaza health ministry says 20 Palestinians killed in strike on food aid queue
Starting gun sounds for Germany’s advanced short- and very short-range air defence system
Kuwait foils plot to attack Shi’ite places of worship -state news agency

January 26
1788 January 26: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day
1950 January 26: Republic Day, India
Latvia to hand over 14 more cars seized from drunk drivers to Ukraine
EU suspends WTO dispute with China over alleged economic coercion of Lithuania
Initiative calls for train service renewal between Rīga and Ventspils
Interview | Commander of French forces in Estonia on the NATO battlegroup and winter training
Latvia: Three years after house explodes, residents take municipality to court
A Total Trip: What I spent in Tartu, Estonia – one of the European Capitals of Culture 2024
103 years since ‘de jure’ recognition of Latvia’s independence
6 of Commission’s latest infringement decisions concern Estonia
Latvia: Five parties submit candidate lists for Europarliament elections
[Estonia] Teachers’ union chief: Strike to continue next week
Review: “Supernova 2024” (Latvia)
European munitions production rising, but states not hurrying to purchase rounds
Lithuania’s MG Grupė appeals verdict in political corruption case
Contract signed for Estonia’s first 100% alternatively fueled workboat
China suspends visa issuance to Lithuanian citizens
Sikyong Penpa Participates in Hearing on “Legal Status of Tibet” at Estonian Parliament
Agricultural land deal numbers dropped last year in Latvia
Estonia: Union to pay striking teachers allowance as strike continues into new week
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Latvia Evika Siliņa
[Estonia] Tsahkna: No evident political will to find the €10 million to end teacher’s strike
Ukraine willing to move part of drone production to Lithuania – FM
From Green-tech to iGaming: 10 Estonian startups to watch in 2024
Ukraine interested in relocating part of drone production to Lithuania – formin
Estlink 2 Estonia-Finland electricity cable suffers outage
Latvia receives 27-million-euro ‘RePowerEU’ payment
EUROGUARD semi-autonomous surface naval vessel project kicks off in Estonia
Euro Is Our Financial NATO, Latvian Central Bank Chief Says
Estonia: Municipalities struggling to maintain slippery roads
Construction costs up 1.5% on year in Latvia
Baltic pension funds hit after Lithuanian investment manager allegedly gambled away €16m
Estonia: Over 300,000 viewers watched the Eesti Laul 2024 Semi-Final shows
Latvia: Police catch offenders in drone raid
[Estonia] Audit: Shortage of qualified teachers greater than previously thought
Dombrovskis looks back on ten years of the euro in Latvia
Tartu European Capital of Culture programme to feature Lithuanian artists
Flooding reported in south-western Latvia
Estonia: EKRE chair initiates consultations on prime minister no-confidence motion
Lithuanian transmin meets with airBaltic CEO: more flights is our priority
Wet weather causing Tallinn traffic lights to malfunction
Baltic customs bodies agree on uniform application of sanctions on Russia
Government’s Estonian-language transition committee unlikely to make exceptions
Latvia and Lithuania discuss financial help for Ukraine
Gallery: Tartu 2024 warm up party begins on Raekoja Plats
Martins Bots and Roberts Plume lead Latvia to dream start at Luge World Championships
Estonia, Azerbaijan discuss prospects for interparliamentary cooperation
Alexander Belinski and Agnė Dovydaitytė Shoot Lithuanian/German/Norwegian Doc Baltic UXO
[Estonia] Poll: SDE second most popular party
Latvian farmland is some of the EU’s cheapest
Estonia: Teachers to gather outside Riigikogu again on Monday
Ten years of euro. Latvian president says country is much better off with it
Estonia Greenlights Extradition of HashFlare Ponzi Scheme Duo
EU and Lithuania provide €15.5 million for school shelters in Ukraine
Estonia struck by lightning over 24,000 times in 2023
Latvia to centralise sanctions-related work in single authority
Estlink failure pushes Estonia’s electricity prices 7 times higher than Finland’s
Lithuania bans its soldiers from visiting Russia, Belarus and China citing espionage risks
Renewable energy in Estonia now exceeds electricity produced from fossil fuels
Ukraine to build six shelters at schools with funds from EU and Lithuania
[Estonia] Läänemets: SDE ministries can contribute to €10.8 million for teachers’ salaries
Baltic States to Build New Defenses on Russia, Belarus Borders
Putin warns Nato allies ‘you don’t understand what will follow’ in chilling new threat amid fear of war with Russia
Latvian public broadcaster makes five-year International Ice Hockey Federation rights commitment

Klimt painting lost for nearly a century to be auctioned after resurfacing in Austria
Belgium calls on Israel to ‘fully implement’ UN Court’s Gaza rulings
Belgium signs Artemis Accords for responsible moon exploration
Memorandum on partnership between Lviv, Wroclaw and Breda signed in Netherlands
For the first time F-35 jets safeguard Benelux airspace
Former Syrian army member gets 12-year prison sentence in the Netherlands
Many Dutch worried about war with Russia, attacks in Netherlands
The world’s most expensive drug has been approved for use in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands
Iceland: First favourite to win Eurovision 2024 according to the bookies!
Irish language hip-hop band Kneecap pick up award at Sundance Film Festival
Bellaghy bog body: Human remains are 2,000 years old
Podcast 76: Sami Culture in Northern Norway
Scotland’s Highland Book Prize Names a 2023 Longlist
Andorra shows its full support for Kosovo in the integration process into the Council of Europe
Roma girls and women are facing multiple discriminations in almost all areas of life
Albania’s ‘Digital Revolution’ Raises New Data Privacy Concerns
Moldova Separatist Negotiator, Fearing Arrest, Won’t Meet in Government-Held Areas
CEE Startup Landscape: Why Moldova Should Be on Your Watch List
‘We’re not Criminals!’ – Moldovan Journalist Recalls Detention in Transnistria for Filming Protest
Slovakia PM Fico in hot water over planned penal code amendments
Renew MEPs propose a mini-Schengen between Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania
A Fake-News Campaign Claims Bulgaria’s Favorite Poet Is Being Kicked Out Of Classrooms
EU threatens to silence Hungary if it blocks Ukrainian funds
US attacks Hungary’s Orbán for ‘fantasy foreign policy’ that helps Putin
Europe: Pro-Armenia activists to demonstrate in major cities in multiple countries Jan. 27-28
Israel’s Cofix enters Armenia with Yerevan store
Armenian LA Solar expands with EBRD support
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan to drive Caspian region growth
Georgia’s stolen children: Twins sold at birth reunited by TikTok video
Kazakhstan faces new wave of provocative statements from Russia
Eurozone monetary developments turn somewhat favourably
Slovenia’s c-bank governor expects continued eurozone disinflation
UK pulls out of post-Brexit trade talks with Canada
Canada Starts Inquiry Into Election Interference by China, Others
Australia marks national day that stokes patriotism and anger
Thousands of Australians Call National Holiday ‘Invasion Day,’ Protesting British Colonization
A vibrant celebration of Taiwan’s little-known original inhabitants
British Defense Ministry: Russia Cracks Down on Criticism About Ukraine
Ukraine and Denmark Plan Collaboration on Drone Production
Stoltenberg is optimistic that Sweden will be a Member of NATO by March
Germany’s Far-Right Party Is Worse Than the Rest of Europe’s
Nokia v Oppo: Did President XI meeting with opposite number in Finland hasten deal?
Sweden welcomes Erdogan’s signature on NATO bid
The Russian Federation’s Ongoing Aggression Against Ukraine   
Swedish National Security Adviser Reflects on Challenges Facing Europe
PACE sets out its vision of a democratic future for Belarus
US ‘disappointed’ Hungary taking so long to approve Sweden joining Nato
Poland Urges WHO Pandemic Accord Delay Amid Geopolitical Strife at Board Meeting
How the Belarus-Russia axis works together on anti-EU disinformation push
Regional Refugee Response for the Ukraine Situation 2024: Poland
Euroclear Finland integrates with T2S for enhanced settlements
Poland: UNHCR 2024 Programme Summary
Norway achieves nearly 90 per cent electric quota for cabs
Denmark: DSB Unveils Talgo 230 Intercity Trains
World Court says Israel must take steps to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza
Denmark Stops International Adoptions Over Trafficking Fears
“Absolutely unacceptable.” The head of the Foreign Ministry of Finland on Russia deliberately sending migrants to Finland
Norway: Artists ask for Israel’s exclusion from Eurovision 2024!
Germany unearths pro-Russia disinformation campaign on X
Asylum seekers arrested after crossing border to Finland
Poland’s Tusk Sets Up Latest Standoff With Pegasus Spying Probe
Construction Starts on Baltic Power Service Base in Poland
France confirms interest in building nuclear plant in Poland
Bill to recognise Silesian as regional language submitted to Polish parliament
Ukraine and Denmark agree to start negotiations on security commitments
Germany’s Christopher Grotheer and Hannad Neise roar to double skeleton World Cup gold in Lillehammer

January 27
January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Drone strikes in Russia highlight quality of Ukrainian intelligence
Destination – America. How Lithuanians fled Russian Empire
Literary links stressed between Sligo and Estonia during ambassador’s visit
Baltic parliamentary speakers visiting Canada and USA
Estonian authorities reveal how digitalisation has helped them fight corruption, as Dr. Bawumia continues push for same in Ghana
Tartu kicks off its European Capital of Culture year
Apartment aftermarket prices in Estonia remain stable
Lithuania’s pavilion at Venice Biennale looks at planet in fever
President Karis at Tartu 2024 launch: Culture can be made even in small places
Estonia sees more crossings since Finland’s eastern border closure
Bohemians announce arrivals of Estonia international pair
ERR in Ukraine: Soldiers compete to get attention from volunteers
Ukraine, Lithuania agree on joint production of drones for Ukrainian Armed Forces – Kuleba
Tallinn to host 95 high-level international sports events in 2024
James Brooke: Baltics beware — Putin pronouncing concern for region’s Russian speakers
Culture ministers meet before Tartu 2024 launch to enhance cooperation
Kuleba: Ukraine, Lithuania agree on joint drone production
Umerov suggests holding joint forum of defense industries of Ukraine, Baltic States
EU Likely to Agree on Ukraine Aid Next Week, Rinkevics Says

US Naval Commander and Allied JFC Naples Visit Finland
Netherlands joins IT coalition for Ukraine, makes first contribution
World’s cartoonists on this week’s events
35,000 people protest in Austria against far-right
Short cuts: a tiny island in the Faroes gets a £150mn sub-sea road tunnel
Italian PM reveals “Mattei Plan” for African development ahead of Italy-Africa Summit
Pashinyan visits Tbilisi: Armenia and Georgia agree to establish “strategic partnership”
Cuba counts on Russians to boost still-ailing tourism sector in 2024
New German Leftist Party Urges Russia Talks To End Ukraine War
Yemen’s Houthi rebels escalate Red Sea attacks, hit Trafigura fuel tanker
Ukraine’s new strategy hits Russia where it hurts
Nepal wants its men back from Russia’s war in Ukraine after deaths on the front
Mars rover data confirms ancient lake sediments on red planet
Finns Vote for New President Facing More Aggressive Russia
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a look at how Germany remembers the past
UN agency probes staff suspected of role in Oct. 7 attacks
US approves sale of F-16 warplanes to Turkey after Ankara ratifies Sweden’s NATO bid
A Belarusian Risks His Life and Family to Defeat the Russians in Ukriane
South Korea–Ukraine partnership charged with reenergising Europe’s battery market
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, survivors mark 79th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
Tuvalu’s pro-Taiwan leader loses seat in national election
Bus accident in Poland leaves 20 Ukrainians injured
France, Germany, UK Condemn Iran’s Soraya Satellite Launch
Hindu group toughens stance on India’s mosque-temple disputes
Belarus tennis star Aryna Sabalenka wins Australian Open
Ukraine takes out one of Russia’s most feared drone aces, say reports
Filipinos in Hong Kong were promised a new life in Poland. It never came
World’s largest cruise ship sets sail, bringing concerns about methane emissions
Norway’s Mowinckel wins World Cup downhill at Cortina
Pope says LGBT blessings are for individuals, not approval of unions
Norway won’t allow another 30 years of occupation of Palestine
Shunned in computer age, cursive makes a comeback in California
Warplanes, shipwrecks, and bunkers: the haunting WWII relics left in Arctic Norway
South Gaza battles rage as heavy rain hits displaced further north
Poland records EU’s second-highest annual rise in house prices
‘Never again is every day’: Scholz’s antisemitism warning on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Germany’s train drivers strike to end early
Biden, Germany’s Scholz to meet at White House on Feb. 9
Britain, Italy and Finland pause funding for UN refugee agency in Gaza
Germany: Scholz warns against rise of neo-Nazi networks

1863 January 29: Bear River Massacre
1878 January 30: Estonian Literature Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
February: African-American History Month, US
1920 February 2: Treaty of Tartu
1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day