When the Going Gets Existential

January 28
Brussels threatens to hit Hungary’s economy if Viktor Orbán vetoes Ukraine aid
Stubb narrowly wins first round of Finland’s presidential election
Former PM Stubb, Green candidate Haavisto set for Finland’s presidential run-off
Denmark: The future of tech and mental health

1863 January 29: Bear River Massacre, US
Rīga to cooperate with Turin in new police drone program
Estonia Joins UK-Led Military Training Program for Kyiv
Latvia: LTV takes closer look at Andrejsala investment project
Vilnius schools to replace Russian classes with Spanish
Estonia suspends funding to UNRWA over Hamas collusion claims
Challenging times for Latvia’s forestry sector
Hastings partners Estonia to explore downstream REE processing
Latvia: Doctor raises alarm over unauthorized patient data access
A Glimpse into the Future of iGaming in Estonia — 2024 and Beyond
Latvians lost at least EUR 12.7 million to scammers last year
Estonian firm BWB leading EU autonomous warship prototype development
EU suspends WTO dispute against China’s trade restrictions on Lithuania
Latvia: Young people more supportive of free hygiene products at schools
Estonia: Prime Minister Kallas meets teachers’ representatives on Toompea
A Lithuanian city of the municipalities award, manors and cozy living – Ukmerge
Leaked correspondence sheds light on links between Latvian MEP and FSB
Vilnius plans to remove Soviet pedestal, altar from Antakalnis Cemetery
Jelgava university building evacuated
Transport firms in Narva looking at options once road border closed from Russian side
LGBT, Roma discrimination most prevalent in Lithuania – survey
Finnish company to open hi-tech factory in Liepāja
Estonia: Jüri Ratas leaves Center Party to join Isamaa
New investigation alleges Latvian member of European Parliament has secretly worked for Russian FSB for 20 years
Tanel Kiik: Alcohol lobby must not be allowed to dictate legislation
Prosecutor penalized in Jēkabpils murder case
Latvian MEP is Russian intelligence agent – investigation
Estonia’s first biomethane-powered workboat signals green maritime progress
Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook 2024 published
Haapsalu hosts Scottish day curling and haggis eating
Latvia’s annual retail trade figures slightly down
Belgian Army changes troops for NATO mission in Lithuania
Latvia’s GDP fell 0.6% in 2023
Lithuania seeks CJEU clarification on treatment of migrant with criminal record
Latvia: Police check food courier cars in special raid
Estonia to scrap social rehabilitation service, reorganize under healthcare
Latvian MEP Ždanoka named as Russian FSB asset
Borrowing for defence would cost Lithuania €1b over decade – minister
Liepāja University to become RTU Liepāja Academy
Eesti Energia to wrap up its US business
Clients of Latvia’s 4 largest banks defrauded of EUR 12.662 million in 2023
Bank of Estonia: December home loan interest rates fall for second month
Inclusive education in Iceland: ‘We see children with special needs as having a superpower’
Baltic development agencies join forces to enhance cooperation efforts
Rīga: Over 100 truck drivers fined for breaking new city center rule
Every Lithuanian is needed by Lithuania, and every Lithuanian needs Lithuania!
Latvia’s schools campaign against education network reform
Lithuania not yet decided on aid for UN Palestinian refugee agency – FM
Estonia: Over 50 same-sex couples register to marry in January
Latvian MEP arranged visas for Russian spies, report claims
Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry launches investigation into information disclosure
Measles cases on rise in Europe, low vaccination rate puts Estonia at risk
NATO jets scrambled twice in Lithuania 22-28 January
Estonia: Two companies control wholesale market following pharmaceutical reform
Latvia’s GDP provisionally goes down by 0.6% in 2023
Estonian scientists help local producers to create new plant-based foods
Coalition agrees on Russian grain import ban in Latvia
Klaipeda free economic zone: shining bright on the investment map
Latvia: Security service to look at Ždanoka’s alleged cooperation with Russian services
Nature conservation dogs helping to find endangered species
Latvia’s LTV nets IIHF World Championship rights in long-term deal
Estonia: Fewer teachers continue with strike on Monday
Tibet Sikyong Penpa Tsering Talks on ‘Law, Ethics and Morality’ in Latvia
Estonia links Spring Storm 2024 with NATO’s Steadfast Defender
WHO Honors Lithuania for Progress in Trans Fats Elimination
Re:Baltica: Zhdanok was working for Russian special services, leaked e-mails reveal
Estonia Showcases Healthcare Innovations at Arab Health 2024
Movies: Latvian Director Armands Zacs in Postproduction with Youth Eternal
Japan, Estonia suspend UNRWA funding amid arbitrary Israeli claims
Will Latvia’s unusual winter weather have an effect on tourism?
The only way to stop Putin is to win the war in Ukraine
Putin’s Kaliningrad Visit About ‘Scaring’ West Into Retreat
Estonia: Oleg Ossinovski’s former company hauled €777M of iron ore out of Russia
Czech Republic joins F-35 ranks, inks ‘most important’ deal with US for 24 aircraft
Who is Alexander Stubb? Finland presidential hopeful seeks comeback on Cold War front line
‘This Is the Way Out’: Inside Ukraine’s Plan to Arm Itself
Three US troops killed in Jordan drone strike linked to Iran
First full-height timber wind turbine opens in Sweden
Ukrainians Fear Renewed Threat From the North
How Germany’s Political Stability May Be Fueling the Rise of the Far Right
Putin, Lukashenko talk Russia-Belarus alliance in St. Petersburg
BBC World Questions comes to Poland
Is China Sincere About Peace in Ukraine?
Finland’s rising stars: 10 promising startups you must keep an eye on in 2024
Denmark Dispatches Frigate Preparing to Join Red Sea Security Efforts
Germany: After leaked deportation plans, civil society urges ban on far-right AfD
Temenos, Nagarro partner for banking growth in Romania and Poland
Queen Mary of Denmark Makes First Solo Engagement Since Becoming Queen Upon King Frederik’s Accession
Toxic landslide threatens Danish village as argument over clean up costs escalates
Biden faces pressure to strike Iran after US troops killed
Strikes in Finland affecting forest products industry
Pope says Africans are ‘special case’ when it comes to LGBT blessings
Secret Putin Residence Discovered Near Finland – Dossier Center
The Future of the Zeitenwende: Scenario 5—Poland Becomes a Nuclear Power
Stellantis starts production of large hydrogen vans in Poland
Elkem completes carbon-capture pilot project in Rana, Norway
Israel accuses 190 UN staff of being ‘hardened’ militants
US’ Hokanson Explores National Guard Cooperation with Kingdom of Denmark
French farmers block highways to step up pressure on government
European Energy gives up on two wind projects offshore Denmark
Israel charges back into Gaza City, US vows ‘all necessary actions’ after troops killed
Germany: Would-be migrant workers worried by growing racism
Pentagon chief vows ‘all necessary actions’ after US troop deaths in Jordan

1878 January 30: Estonian Literature Day
1972 January 30: Bloody Sunday, Northern Ireland
Estonian Study Explores Agency of Russian-Medium Teachers
As Europe’s armies brace for war, allies call on Canada and others to catch up
Latvian Postal Service in a tough financial situation, says chief
Estonia will transfer to Ukraine museum valuables stolen from Crimea
Rīga’s 2nd hospital overloaded with injuries
Keit Pentus-Rosimannus: The EU transport sector’s green plan has so far failed
Lithuania: Largest Fintech Hub in EU
Latvia’s corruption perception index improves slightly
Eesti Energia unveils Estonian battery project
Change to European power grid could affect prices: minister [Latvia]
Estonia: Chancellor of justice concurs with president over law’s unconstitutionality
How can Lithuania finance higher defence spending?
Estonia: Retail trade enterprises turnover fell by 8 percent last year
Lithuanian PM backs agriculture minister in wake of farmers’ protest
Latvian Capital Markets Forum happening February 7
Estonia’s first grid-scale BESS to come online in 2025, LG to supply batteries
Latvia: Rail Baltica approved for 51-million-euro ‘military mobility’ money
Estonian environmental groups rally for protection of national parks
Latvia: Corruption survey reveals little change over three year period
Siauliai, the City of the Sun, is for everyone thinking about the future
Jūrmala entry fee to be raised as of February 1
Estonian FSA issues precept to Bigbank following onsite inspection
Little gulls take a liking to Latvian waters
[Estonia] Võrklaev: Education minister could have found money for teachers last week
Over 400 witnesses interviewed in Lithuania’s Russian war crimes probe
Rīga Police show off their new patrol cars
Welcome to the Estonian vald of Kinu, a land of distinctive traditional clothing and smoked seal
Latvia’s investment agency to expand regional services
Tibetan government-in-exile works to preserve Tibetan identity
EU must urgently supply Ukraine with one million artillery shells
Fire in ‘Cat House’ in Old Rīga
Eesti Energia to install large-scale storage device by early 2025
Lithuania’s growing emigration driven by departing Ukrainians, Belarusians
People’s Republic of China, Latvia, friendly, cooperative, mutual respect and mutual benefit
As EU suspends WTO case against China, Taiwan condemns Beijing
Have a cup of salty brew for Latvia’s word and non-word of 2023 CEO Toma Matutyte: “The one-stop-shop for all aviation-related needs”
Latvia’s new tax service head confirmed
Lithuanian president dismisses criticism over German tank acquisition as ‘unfair’
Latvian government officially appoints new head of State Revenue Service
Beauty of the Baltics: With its opera, exotic cakes and love of Churchill, Lithuania’s Vilnius is a delight
Estonia: Government reaches agreement on €5.7 million for teachers’ pay rise
Tibet Sikyong Meets with Members of Latvian Parliamentary Support Group
Eesti Energia presses ahead with 26.5-MW battery project in Estonia
Latvian film award offers worldwide film selection online
Estonia up two places in latest Corruption Perceptions Index
EU Parliament Probes Russia Spy Claims Against Latvian Lawmaker
Lithuanian president found in breach of rules over visit to London show
Latvian statistics yearbook published
Estonia: Union ends teachers’ strike
European Parliament to investigate Latvian member alleged to have worked for Russian FSB for 20 years
2024/25 UEFA Nations League: All you need to know
European Parliament launches probe into Latvian MEP’s alleged Russia ties
Estonian Levikom billing ex-customers over year after contracts terminated
Finnish Ambassador: Presidential runners grasp that Ukraine’s future impacts on Finland too
[Estonia] Läänemets: Coalition partners have very different visions of the future
Kaja Kallas: No matter what I do, it’s wrong
People’s sense of security in Estonia remains high, survey finds
Rēzekne’s budget troubles continue
Eesti 200, SDE not hasty taking stance on Oleg Ossinovski party donations
Mārupe mayor gets big fine for alleged abuse of office
‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ wins international documentary prize in Biarritz
The agency of the Russian-medium schools’ teachers in Estonia through their concerns and reflexive practices
2024 Davis Cup Qualifier: U.S. to play Ukraine in Lithuania ‘in great spirit’
China strongly opposes to CTA President’s visit to Estonia
Eurozone narrowly avoids recession as German economy shrinks
Northern Ireland power-sharing could resume within days, after two-year hiatus
Toward Normal Relations between Kosovo and Serbia
Russia’s War on Moldova Will Be Political in 2024. And Then?
Inside Putin’s ‘Secret Country House’ on NATO’s Doorstep
Russia, Belarus presidents reaffirm ties while Zelenskyy seeks US assistance
Russia Attacks Ukraine with 35 Drones
Germany/Tajikistan: Jailed after Deportation
Pig industry Belarus bounces back
Russia, Belarus to create joint state media outlet
War in Ukraine Has Weakened Putin, C.I.A. Director Writes
Belarusian court sentences photojournalist Aliaksandr Ziankou to 3 years on extremism charges
Pressure Grows on Hungary to Approve Sweden’s NATO Bid
Doctors in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working hours
Norway wealth fund posts record $213 bln profit, driven by tech stocks
SMOK VC’s second fund is another signal that Poland’s tech scene is hitting its stride
GE Vernova to build onshore electrical connection for Poland’s largest offshore wind farm, Baltica
Poland’s Tusk Raises Snap Election If Duda Blocks His Budget
AI revolution is about to ring in the next chapter of Poland’s history
IMF says global ‘soft landing’ in sight, lifts 2024 growth outlook
Air Arabia launches daily non-stop flights between Sharjah, UAE, and Kraków, Poland
West Africa’s ‘Brexit’ moment spells trouble for the region
France’s Macron gets a ceremonial welcome in Sweden at the start of a 2-day state visit
Sweden to pause funding for UN Palestinians agency
Pakistan court jails ex-PM Imran Khan for 10 years ahead of election
‘We are obliged to end the war’: A new Russian unit fights for Ukraine
Belgian farmers block roads to Zeebrugge port as French protests spill over
Volodymyr Zelenskyy prepares to replace Ukraine’s top general
Frustration and gloom with Orbán ahead of Ukraine summit
Poland: is abortion law reform imminent?
Ukraine’s military spy chief expects Russia’s offensive to fizzle by spring
Macron Says EU Should ‘Accelerate’ Aid To Ukraine As Russia Continues Missile Attacks
Exclusive: US disabled Chinese hacking network targeting critical infrastructure
Ukraine at war, from Avdiivka to Zaluzhny
Biden says he has decided how to respond to attack on US troops in Jordan
Cost-efficient management of peatland to enhance biodiversity in Finland
Spanish farmers plan protests in February
Finland moves to 2-hour durations as Neoen launches largest BESS in Nordics
German air force sends fighter jets to escort Russian military plane over Baltic Sea
DRC: $7 million from Sweden for climate resilience in 4 provinces by 2027
Disguised Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinian militants in raid on West Bank hospital

1968 January 31: Nauru Independence Day
Russia Behind Spike in European GPS Jamming, Baltic General Says
Guest worker salary requirements changed in Latvia
Estonia tops Future of Emerging Europe Sustainability Index, but the whole region must make more of its opportunities
Russian grain import ban in Latvia a symbolic step, say politicians
Russia links cloud business of impeached Lithuanian president’s son-in-law
Latvian farmlands mainly uninsured
[Estonia] Party ratings: SDE sees continuing rise in support
[Latvia] PM Siliņa: ‘We need schools for education, not for sake of schools’
Flash estimate: Estonia’s GDP fell by 3 percent in final quarter of 2023
Soviet-era elevators pose potential hazards in Rīga dwellings
[Estonia] EPL prime minister survey: Support for Kaja Kallas at record low
Laima Vaikule to play Chicago show
New banking players expected to enter Lithuania this year – central bank
‘Russia’s War On Children’ conference taking place in Latvia
Estonia: Tax and Customs Board finds about 100 kilograms of cocaine in Muuga harbor
[Estonia] Printing houses: Only a matter of time until newspapers disappear from the shelves
Lithuanian parliament to convene for extraordinary session
There are more Russian spies in EU Parliament, Latvian lawmakers say
Closing Russian schools in Lithuania ‘not on the table’ – minister
All three major telecoms firms in Estonia enjoyed healthy profits in 2023
Number of deaths in Latvia frighteningly exceed births in 2023
Riigikogu speaker: US recognizes Baltics’ Ukraine support, defense spending
Lithuanian Railways passenger division appoints new CEO
National Audit Office: Doubtful if Estonia will meet 2030 renewables goals
Rise in arrivals increased Lithuania’s population
Narva Bastion Victoria designated as operational public shelter
Estonian general: Russia likely responsible for uptick in GPS jamming in Eastern Europe
Legal annual income of 126 000 Latvian residents does not reach EUR 1 000
Global Estonian Report: January 31 – February 7
Russia detains Lithuanian border trespasser, Foreign Ministry not informed
Big meth lab uncovered in Latgale
Ukraine to receive million projectiles from EU in March or in following months – MoD Latvia
Latvian farmers announce protests
Luxembourg expands military investment in Baltics
Business environment continues downward trend in Latvia
Estonia: Elering installs loading dock on Pakrineeme LNG quay
Latvia: Chinese deliveries growing in popularity
Estonia’s Kallas, European leaders call for ‘collective effort’ to arm Ukraine
Estonia’s Pevkur: EU will send Ukraine 1.1 million rounds of ammunition by end of 2024
Bumper profits for Latvia’s banks last year
ERR in Ukraine: Older Kupiansk residents remain at the mercy of Russian strikes
Positivus festival gets EUR 200,000 from Rīga municipality
Government guarantees at a relatively low level in Latvia
Luxembourg contributes €12 million to Estonia’s Ämari Air Base renovation
Ukraine’s First Lady Zelenska arrives in Latvia
Lithuanian FM sceptical about London ambassador resuming work
Rēzekne might get 5-million loan from state
Construction work on Kuressaare prince-bishop’s castle reveals hidden emergency well
Rheinmetall Discussing Arms Factory Opening in Lithuania
Estonia: Where is the extra money needed to raise teachers’ salaries coming from?
EU and Latvia Launch Investigation Into Euro-Parliamentarian’s FSB Links
Lithuania’s financial system sound, says central bank amid embezzlement scandal
Heritage society organizing events to mark 80th anniversary of Tallinn bombings
European Parliament opens investigation into Latvia member over Russia agent allegations
Estonia: E-cigarettes more popular than cigarettes among schoolchildren
Flu epidemic continues in Latvia
Estonian short ‘Miisufy’ makes main competition at Clermont Film Festival
FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers: 10 games you can’t miss in February
Tartu’s European Capital of Culture opening racks up €1 million price tag
Sikyong Penpa Tsering Stresses Tibet’s Historically Independent Status at Lithuanian Parliament
EKI: Estonian economy situation is currently comparable to 2010
Some EU countries use the eurozone as a credit card, with Germany picking up the tab – new research
Commission amends annex to Monetary Agreements with San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco
Malta: The tiny European island of tolerance
Moldova Condemns Separatist March in Restive Gagauzia Region
Commissioner Simson in Moldova for the fifth EU-Moldova High-Level Energy Dialogue
Ukraine’s new 100-mile bomb from Boeing is ready, sources say
Norway’s giant wealth fund touts possibility of Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly joining the trillion-dollar club
Painting by Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II to go up for auction
Alexander Lukashenko’s reign of terror continues in Belarus
Denmark’s King Frederik X visits Poland in his first trip abroad as monarch
Crown Prince Christian Is Officially Acting as Denmark’s Regent for the First Time
US Expands Export Control Restrictions on Russia, Belarus, and Iran
Iskander will target Berlin? “We must turn to the USA…”
Ukraine war: Kyiv strikes St Petersburg oil refinery as prisoner swap concludes
Macron calls for a less regulated Europe
Auschwitz survivor decries rise of antisemitism, far-right in Germany
India deploys unprecedented naval might near Red Sea to rein in piracy
Ukraine’s survival: Three scenarios for the war in 2024
Wave of arrests continue for Belarus Catholics as they face up to new restrictions
Iceland builds defences for a future of increased volcanic activity
Finland-Morocco Water Partnership: A Win-Win Situation
South Africa says five countries confirm they are joining BRICS
Germany’s moderate middle is back in a volatile political age
Ukraine’s ground commander declined offer to replace his boss as army chief – source
Finland’s largest museum recognizes Repin as Ukrainian
UK Minister for Europe in Poland to show support for NATO troops
How the US is preparing for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan
Police destroy explosive device found at Israeli embassy in Sweden
Germany tests 4-day workweek amid labor shortage
Sweden, France join forces for anti-tank capabilities
UN top court rejects most of Ukraine’s ‘terror financing’ case against Russia
Portugal rolls out farming aid package to fend off protests
Agreement on “military Schengen” easing troop movement signed by Poland, Germany and Netherlands
Polish president asks top court to review Donald Tusk’s budget
Greek court acquits aid workers of spying charges
Norway acquires new NASAMS air defence systems
European farmers step up protests against costs, green rules
10 German startups to watch in 2024 and beyond!
US officials deliver warning that Chinese hackers are targeting infrastructure

February 1
February: African-American History Month, US
Russia’s GPS Jamming ‘Testing’ NATO Ahead of Potential War: Official
Latvia issues ban on facing national teams of Russia, Belarus
Russia closes border crossing into Estonia for renovation
Signature collection launched in Latvia against closure of post offices
Estonian Air Base Renovation Secures Additional Funds From Luxembourg
Rīga City Council freezes deputy salaries
Tartu courthouse wall defaced with ‘Z’ symbols
How Lithuanian tech firm is reviving sleepy regional town
Estonia: State postal service Ominva making 75 layoffs
[Latvia] Kučinskis: “Ždanoka’s file is very thick”
Tallinn: Ice skaters using Linnahall roof as ad hoc rink
Rīga adopts budget for 2024
Flash CPI estimate for January in Estonia was 5 percent
Latvia participating in European Tree of the Year vote
Estonia Retail Sales Fall Further in December
Vilnius National Stadium in the balance as developer seeks outside investors
War in Ukraine boosts Estonian-Russian medicine trade 600-fold
Latvian parliament confirms Russian and Belarusian sports ban
Estonian parlt speaker in US: Ukraine needs West’s support until its victory
Speeding fines set to increase in Latvia
Militia major who beat protesters in Belarus works as window fitter in Lithuania
Latvia: Doctors want your healthcare experience stories
Estonia’s historic teachers’ strike ends after the trade union accepts the government’s minimum compromise
Familiar face returns to Rail Baltica project
With no let-up for war-affected Ukrainian refugees, UNHCR and partners launch plan to respond in Lithuania in 2024
Rīga: Contemporary art center could get a new home
Estonia’s PM Kallas says EU should agree to a long-term aid package for Ukraine
Latvia Bans Sports Teams From Playing Russia, Belarus
[Estonia] Coop Bank chief: Signs show the economy is starting to recover
Lithuanian president critical of Hungary’s proposal for annual vote on Ukraine aid
New cargo terminal coming to southern side of Tallinn Airport
Latvian Olympic Committee says sports financing is in crisis
Estonia: Draft law exempts healthcare services from advertising ban
The Latvian on-demand CPG start-up supplementing the creator economy
Russia closes border crossing with Estonia to vehicles
People granted Lithuanian citizenship by exception pose no security threat
Estonia’s wind farms set record generation output levels on Monday
Omniva Latvia denies rumors about mass firing
One in three men in Estonia experience intimate partner violence
Latvia bans its sports teams from playing Russian or Belarusian squads
EU’s Ukraine aid deal sends ‘very good signal’ to Washington – Lithuanian president
Finnish energy retailers offer fixed price packages cheaper than in Estonia
Latvia plans to expel Russians who live in the country but don’t speak Latvian
Domestic electricity independence in Estonia rises while cost-benefit falls
‘Impeccable reputations’? Latvian Radio probes the Petr Aven fund in Latvia
Lithuania’s Practica Capital closes its third fund at €80M, looks to back early-stage Baltics founders
Latvia to carry out first comprehensive discrimination study
Estonia: Ministry does not recommend banning gambling and quick loan ads
Zivile Pinskuviene, Mayor of Sirvintos, who often goes against the grain: “Silence is definitely not for me!”
Estonian MP: Only a complete embargo will stop trade with Russia
Tibet Sikyong Penpa Tsering Meets MPs at Seimas, Participates in Press Conference and Round Table Meeting
Estonia: Trust in Riigikogu, government fell last year
Vilnius: a city of lights
‘Pealtnägija’: Estonian prosecutors suspect collusion behind Kredex grants
Latvian Postal Service suspends department closure plan
Estonia: Government has no specific plan to stimulate economy
Baltic Speakers Back Supporting Ukraine Amid US Debate on Aid
Commission amends Monetary Agreement with Andorra
Montenegro, China sign education cooperation programme
Armenia joins International Criminal Court, Moscow decries ‘unfriendly step’
Opponents of mobilization in Dagestan put on police preventive registration lists, human rights defenders report
Ukraine Says Russian Attack Hit Kharkiv Hospital
Belarus initiates development of digital ruble platform
Flight chaos in Germany as aiport workers strike
How the Polish anti-war movement’s message entered mainstream politics
Philippines plans to buy submarines to defend sovereignty in South China Sea – senior official
European Union approves $54 billion aid for Ukraine as Hungary drops opposition
Denmark launches online protection against ‘dangerous British products’
Poland Lays Keel Of First Miecznik-Class Frigate
Embattled army chief lays bare Ukraine’s challenges, at home and abroad
Russia Has No Plans to Deploy Nuclear Arms Beyond Belarus, Says Deputy Minister
Pentagon calls out Chinese companies it says are helping Beijing’s military
Norway FM criticises countries exporting weapons to Israel
Poland pauses logging in 10 ancient forests
In The Heart Of Belarus: Poignant Drawings By A Political Prisoner
Period of decline impacts used-car residual values in Poland
EU agrees unanimously on €50 billion to Ukraine
Hydrogen aviation project takes off in Norway
Norway’s most powerful storm in over 30 years leaves a trail of destruction
Navalny asks Russians to protest against Putin by all voting at noon
Over 140,000 tonnes of life-saving and critical supplies sent to Ukraine via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
Catalans face carwash bans, swimming pool restrictions over record drought
Poland’s economic growth slowed sharply to 0.2% in 2023
Kurdish service of Radio Sweden to close
Rise of Germany’s AfD signals growing support for pro-Russian policies
Germany’s Lindner wants to topple EU corporate due diligence law
Phuket police suspect Russians abducted Belarusian couple for $900k crypto
Finnish workers on strike to protest labour reforms, welfare cuts
The Russian Federation’s Ongoing Aggression Against Ukraine
Poland’s PMI falls in January, defying expectations of rebound
China tells Ukraine to remove its firms from ‘sponsors of war’ list
Bob W expands in the Nordics with two properties in Finland
Ukrainian army chief sets out priorities in article amid uncertainty over his future
Brazil-based Beontag opens new global R&D center in Finland
Slovaks ratchet up protests against government’s criminal law reform
Sweden: Where it’s taboo for dads to skip parental leave
Births drop to new postwar low in Poland as population falls almost 1 million in a decade
Biden imposes sanctions on Israeli settlers accused of West Bank violence
Uniper advances renewable electrofuel project in Sweden
Alberta restrictions for transgender youth ‘extremely dangerous’ – Canada minister
Danish MoD issues RfI for ammunition
IMF backs Milei’s reforms, says risks to Argentina’s $44 bln loan program remain
Germany: Carbon Prices could phase-out Coal by 2030 without a new law
Panama launches probe into missing Catholic cardinal, last seen 2 days ago

1920 February 2: Treaty of Tartu
‘Kidnapped by Russia’ art exhibit set up near Russian Embassy in Latvia
Lithuania: EPPO requests arrest of former BaltCap partner suspected of misappropriating €27 million
LTV: Kariņš could have flown airBaltic instead of private jets
Russia’s border closure continues to cause travel headaches in Narva
Tax revenue in Latvia exceed original plan by 2.7% in 2023
Natural gas prices to continue to fall in Estonia through to March
Zelenska opens audio guide in Ukrainian at Museum of Occupation of Latvia
NATO military mobility corridor being set up across Northern Europe
LRT English Newsletter: Baltics’ own wolf of Wall Street
Olena Zelenska uses Riga visit to address issue of Ukrainian children kidnapped by Russia
How Lithuania became a fintech hub in Europe
Minister: Estonia sending large-caliber artillery shells to Ukraine
Passenger travel from Latvia to Russia, Belarus still active
Minister: EU legislative burden a concern for Estonia
Latvia: Foreign Ministry repeats call to strengthen sanctions against Russia
European Commissioner for Home Affairs visits Lithuania
Traffic to be restricted in 16 Latvian cities during farmer protests
TU Rector: 60% of research funds go to ministries, not universities
SpaceX will eye Lithuania for expansion in Europe, says minister
Estonia aims at increasing its Land Forces
Lithuania opens first new military campus since independence
Skeleton: Canada’s Mirela Rahneva captures 1st gold medal of World Cup season in Latvia
Lithuania opens Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley
Ally of Latvian lawmaker accused of spying for Russia calls allegations ‘witch hunt’
Latvia’s Nordtext buys Finland’s Transfluent
New board for Latvian Startup Association, new hub for startup companies
Estonia: Dozens of terabytes of digital waste deleted during Telia Digital Cleanup Day 2024
Rail Baltica to bring more traffic changes in central Rīga
New official ‘Travel guide to Latvia’ available
Exercise in Lithuania to test readiness of commandants’ offices
Tartu Peace Treaty anniversary marked in Tallinn, Tartu
Latvian MEP Ždanoka worked for FSB for at least 15 years
Luminor bank’s Q4 2023 profits up nearly 11 percent
Lithuania looks to tap into new opportunities in Southeast Asia – minister
Head of Paris Musée d’Art Moderne: Estonian artists are very courageous
Latvia extends encephalitis vaccine interval
New developer takes over National Stadium project in Vilnius
The first Unisend parcel lockers are installed across Estonia and Latvia
Lithuania delivers new shipment of ammo, detonation systems to Ukraine
Tomas Jermalavicius: How Great Is the Threat of War: Pessimists and Optimists
Estonia’s unicorn surge and Lithuania’s growth capital ascendance
Tartu peace talks postponed due to excessive consumption of liqueur
EstLink 2 investigation suggests fault not caused intentionally
Closing Narva border crossing increases traffic in southeast
Sensor tech and AI increase transmission capacity by 52% finds Litgrid
Experts forecast quiet year for Estonia’s real estate market
Latvia: Sex offender tries to kidnap victim on day of release
Danish court jails two people for laundering $4.2bn
Latvian Foreign Ministry enquires pro-Russia foreign citizens’ involvement in local enterprises
Gagauz Leaders Celebrate Anniversary of Illegal Referendum on Quitting Moldova
Izhevsk: Russian Journalist Kidnapped, Told to Stop Reporting About Combat Drone Production
Saudi Arabia pushes for U.S. defence pact ahead of presidential election
In Finland, the ‘existential threat’ of Russia looms – and US rescue is far from certain
Russia condemns Ecuador over decision to hand Russian military hardware to US for Ukraine
Russian Drones Knock Out Power in Central, Northeastern Ukraine
Norway saw 4,717 new electric cars in January 2024
Putin claims Russia, Belarus have created conditions for a unified monetary policy
Norway’s Storskog sees no increase in crossings since Finland’s eastern border closure
Top UN court says Ukraine case over Russia’s invasion can go ahead
Japan’s message for Donald Trump: don’t cut a deal with China
Norway MP nominates UNRWA for Nobel Peace Prize
Election staff find flaws in paperwork of Putin’s anti-war challenger
Wadköpingsloppet this Sunday in Sweden
Belgium summons Israeli ambassador after its building in Gaza is bombed
Joensuu, Finland welcomes the 2024 FIM SnowCross World Championship
Gasum decides to build second biogas plant in Sweden
Denmark to prevent deportations of people studying for ‘in demand’ jobs
German parliament approves 2024 budget, but further troubles loom
EVs Take 52.5% Share In Sweden — New Volvo EX30 Ascends
Ukraine suspends senior defence official amid corruption probe
Floating solar energy pilot passes trials offshore Norway
ICJ rules that it will hear part of Ukraine-Russia genocide case
Hungary under pressure to ratify Sweden’s NATO bid after EU deal
Orban Escalates Standoff Over Sweden’s Accession to NATO
Germany: Bundeswehr ranks shrink despite recruitment drive
Top UN court says can rule on most of Ukraine invasion case
Ukraine war: Two French volunteers killed in Russian drone strike – Macron confirms
Belarus and the ghosts of the wild hunt
Poland to withdraw court cases against EU climate policies
Norway Orders Kongsberg NASAMS in $134 Million Deal
Farmers block Dutch-Belgian border as protests spread across Europe
Surplus heat from carbon capture to be used for district heating in Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark
­­Climate activist Greta Thunberg acquitted after London protest trial
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines emerges as preferred supplier of Poland’s first FSRU
King Frederik X Of Denmark Meets NATO Soldiers In Poland
Russia designates human rights campaigner as ‘foreign agent’
Denmark considers Østerild expansion for next generation of wind turbines
‘Take Our Border Back’ vehicle convoy to rally near US-Mexico border
Erdoğan, Kristersson discuss Türkiye-Sweden ties
Deputy opposition leader ordered to apologise to Tusk for Smolensk accusations
Norway expands defense agreement with American troops
HM King Frederik X of Denmark attends stone laying ceremony for cutting-edge wind turbine factory in Poland
Russian State TV Urges Strikes Against Key NATO Capital

Latvia: ‘Moscow House’ loses its signage
Estonia’s first ever same-sex marriages take place
Cameroonian Lionel fled death at home, found love in Lithuania, but his future remains uncertain
Indian businessman hospitalised by suspected racist attack in Rīga
The secret world of Latvia’s garage cooperatives
Estonia: National defense academy opens cyber warfare center of excellence
Kaunas man built ‘ice hotel’ in his backyard
Pictures of Jews assembling before being sent to their deaths in Lithuania
Secret Russian electronic warfare weapon endangering GPS for ships and air traffic in Europe
Nearly one in four MEPs subject of judicial cases or other controversies
Vilnius Airport suspends all flights for several hours following runway incident
Estonia-donated Javelin anti-tank missiles arrive in Ukraine
Latvia: Dons is our readers’ favourite to win Supernova 2024 with “Hollow”
Belarus Removes Roman Protasevich from Extremist List Amid Ongoing Crackdown
Germany Braces for Decades of Confrontation With Russia
Tonight: Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2024 kicks off!
In South America, African-inspired religions gain more followers
Tonight: Melodi Grand Prix 2024 Grand Final in Norway
China says Philippine vessel “illegally” landed on disputed atoll
Germany passes 2024 budget providing over $8 billion in military aid for Ukraine
Polish President Says He Doesn’t Know If Ukraine Can Retake Crimea
Canada considers sending decommissioned air-to-ground rockets to Ukraine
Ukraine under closer western scrutiny
South Korea summons Russian envoy over criticism of President Yoon’s remarks
Fedorov: Enemy plans to populate TOT of Zaporizhzhia region with citizens from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus
As It Prepares for 250th Anniversary, Sweden’s Jewish Community Suddenly Faces Uncertain Future
Szymon Hołownia: from Poland’s Got Talent to next president?
Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan and wife jailed for 7 years for unlawful marriage
India to replace troops in Maldives with civilians by May
Pakistan, Belarus celebrate 30 years of relations
Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, son of Italy’s last king, dies aged 86
How North Korean eyelashes make their way to West as ‘made in China’
Poland reiterates support for 20-billion-euro Ukraine military aid fund
Finland MFA calls on EU to donate EUR 20B on Ukraine defense
Around 150,000 gather in Berlin for latest round of protests against far-right
Kyrgyzstan’s imports from Belarus decline
Trump looms over Texas border rally targeting illegal immigration

1945 February 4: Yalta Conference establishing post-WW2 world geopolitical boundaries
1948 February 4: Sri Lanka Independence Day
February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan
1997 February 5: Gulja massacre, East Turkistan/Xinjiang
1840 February 6: Waitangi Day, New Zealand
1917 February 6: Sami National Day
1974 February 7: Grenada Independence Day
1929 February 11: Foundation of Vatican City, Lateran Treaty Day