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February 11
1929 February 11: Foundation of Vatican City, Lateran Treaty Day
Vilnius restores landmark monument of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Supernova final decides Latvia’s Eurovision entry
Foreign tourists spend €1.2 billion in Estonia in 2023
Aparjods takes Latvian luge win in Germany
More than 1,000 troops take part in Estonia’s Winter Camp exercise

Cornwall family put boat up for sale after 300 years at sea
Some trying to save Gibraltar’s 1925 Horse Island Bridge from demolition
Serbian parenting app conquers the world, with a twist on its 2nd birthday
Slovakia parliament approves criminal law reform amid public protests and EU concerns
Saudi dissident in Bulgaria says deportation order issued
Turkmenistan Conducting Virginity Tests To ‘Evaluate Teenagers’ Morality’
Centre-right Alexander Stubb elected Finland’s next president

February 12
1818 February 12: Chile Independence Day
Baltic institutions suffer minor hiccup with BaltCap infrastructure investment
Nato chief says Donald Trump comments ‘undermine all of our security’
Echoing Silence: Lithuania’s Reserve Troops Await Calls for Training
Aggressive beauty from a rebellious Estonian artist — review
Latvian Russian Union’s leaders summoned by security service
The Norwegian leader in Accounting, Norian, to expand Vilnius operations
Liepāja strives to expand its housing market
Estonia’s Blue Spear AShM System Achieves IOC
Foreign investment up 30% last year in Latvia
Estonia’s leaders congratulate Alexander Stubb as Finland’s next president
‘airBaltic’ has not long left to repay buyers of bonds
Lithuania: EPPO requests arrest of former BaltCap partner suspected of misappropriating €27 million
Latvian Radio examines attempts to catch sanctions evaders
Estonian parlt speaker: Efforts must be made to support Ukraine
Number of domestic violence reports doubled last year in Latvia
Lithuania: Hackers leak data of Ignitis’ car charging service customers
Survey: Latvian residents generally trust young doctors
ICDS chief: Trump’s words driving countries to invest even more in defense
Lithuania’s People and Justice Union names impeached MP as presidential candidate
Explore legendary Latvian animation at ‘Fantadroms Night’
Lithuanian startup Cyber Upgrade secures €650k pre-seed to empower SMEs against cybersecurity threats
Bogus residency declarations can cause a headache for householders in Latvia
Estonia will continue building a defense line on the border with Russia despite Putin’s “peaceful” statements
Beware of AI content in pre-election period, Latvian anti-graft cops warn
Lithuania’s Cyber Upgrade raises €650k to strengthen SME cybersecurity solutions
Riga Airport handled 420,000 passengers in January
Estonia Receives Israeli Anti-Ship Missile That Covers Entire Baltic
Famous Latvian musician Juris Kulakovs dies
The Lithuanian cybersecurity start-up developing interactive, AI-driven solutions for SMEs
Latvia among EU leaders for women in science and technology
Lithuanian Armed Forces have drone development concept – minister
The deepening integration of Latvia and Estonia in business
Lithuanian law enforcement detains Stepukonis suspected of embezzling €27m
‘112 Latvia’ app launched to easily reach emergency services
In Lithuania, 52% of scientists and engineers are women
NATO would be better off urgently rebuilding military forces capable of deterring threats with or without US support
Draft bill to enable fines for Estonian care homes showing Russian TV channels
Play “Latvian Rockets” celebrates its stage premiere
Estonia enhances maritime defense with Blue Spear missile system
Latvia: Detailed Results of Supernova 2024 Revealed!
Special audit: Poor management behind Nordica’s current plight
Outstanding debut for Jörg Widmann at Sinfonietta Rīga
Estonia’s PM says Trump’s NATO comments should be wake-up call for allies to invest in defense
Latvia: Who Is Dons?
Estonia to invest €85M in boosting AI uptake across public, private sectors
Russia will invade Baltics if it receives Ukrainian land, says ex-Georgia president
Four new classrooms open at Estonian-funded kindergarten in Ovruch, Ukraine
NATO’s largest exercise tells Russia to keep its hands off alliance – Lithuanian ambassador
Jēkabpils gets creative to keep school open
Lithuanian court sentences Iraqi migrant smuggler to prison
Navigation system attacks are becoming increasingly common
NATO states plan to construct hundreds of bunkers to thwart Russian invasion
Elering delays EstLink 2 restart to end of March
Single Baltic electricity bidding zone would increase competition
Dons to represent Latvia at this year’s Eurovision
Lithuania mulls cracking down on gambling ads
Estonian FSA: BaltCap fund manager tied to thefts not under our supervision
Registered unemployment level in Latvia at 5.7% in January
Kallas: Trump’s comments may ‘wake up’ some NATO allies
Latvia Finalizes Test on VR Trauma Simulator for EU Militaries

Austria looks at early exit from Russian gas deal as reliance on Moscow deepens
Austria’s dependence on Russian gas rises to 98%, two years after Ukraine war
Flanders shakes down TikTok, Instagram to fund local films and series
France Excellence Europa scholarships: call for applications 2024
How the Faroe Islands cultivated the world’s most thriving music scene
‘War in Ukraine is like WWI but with drones,’ says foreign fighter
HMS Prince of Wales sails for key NATO exercise in Norway
UK’s Cameron: Israel should think before further action in Rafah
UK slaps sanctions on West Bank settlers for ‘egregious’ violence, following US move
Meet the Vatican’s AI mentor
100 young Africans train to be faith influencers
Pastries, Biscuits as Argentina’s Milei Makes Up With Pope Francis
Andorra activist defending abortion rights acquitted: Vanessa Mendoza Cortés
The ‘E’ is Missing from North Macedonia’s ‘E-Services’
Kosovo’s Ban on Serbian Dinar Leads to Protests
Serbia should join EU before Ukraine, Orbán says
Move over, independence! In Catalonia, migration takes center stage
EIF, ICF Mobilise €64M for Catalonia’s Social, Creative Firms
Italy takes command of Red Sea mission, looks to bolster sea security
Kyrgyzstan: Japarov hits back at U.S. over NGO bill criticism
CPJ condemns Kyrgyzstan’s order to shut investigative outlet Kloop
IMF Lauds Kazakhstan’s Economic Resilience, Urges Swift Reforms for Sustainable Growth
The U.S. Military and NATO Face Serious Risks of Mineral Shortages
The European Union needs more efficient combined transport
Infographic – How much gas have the EU countries stored?
Eurozone lenders must prepare for ‘unexpected’ risks, says top supervisor
Eurozone rate cut is ‘fast approaching’, says Panetta
The EU’s migration policies and the end of human rights in Europe
Generative AI and the future of work in Australia
In Taiwan, Hongkongers find a home away from home in Tamsui
Germany’s economy is on shaky ground and glimmers of hope are few and far between
Ukraine claims Russian forces using Musk’s Starlink in occupied areas
Conservative ex-PM Alexander Stubb elected Finland president
Axpo commissions first BESS in Sweden
Norway Has Overtaken Russia as Europe’s Top Gas Supplier
Ukraine to produce thousands of long-range drones in 2024, minister says
Unmasking Hyggekorruption: The New Face of Corruption in Denmark
Russian Exports to Europe Down 68% in 2023
2024 Election Watch: Indonesia, Pakistan, Belarus, and Senegal
German office property prices tumble as challenges loom for investors
In Search of Control | Denmark
Finland extends Russian border closure for two more months
France, Germany, and Poland Unite to Counter Russian Misinformation Campaigns
Why propaganda doesn’t work as well in Belarus as it does in Russia
Kaliningrad Governor Blames Immanuel Kant for Ukraine War
Germany’s Scholz pledges to meet 2% NATO spending target
Giving birth in Sweden: outcomes are worse for foreign-born mothers
12 hurt after a fire breaks out at a water park under construction in Sweden’s second-largest city
Cyprus president asks Germany to pressure Turkey over divide
Belarusian deserter detained in Armenia
Finland’s President-Elect Says No Political Ties With Russia Until Ukraine War Ends
Germany urges Israel ‘to better protect’ civilians in southern Gaza city of Rafah
Russian oligarch’s seized yacht costs $7 million a year to maintain, US says
De Nora to supply electrolyzer cells for large green-hydrogen project in Sweden
Dutch court orders halt to export of F-35 jet parts to Israel
Another Self-Exiled Politician’s Apartment Is Put Up For Sale By Belarus
“This is a watershed moment.” Norwegian intelligence warns about mounting Russian threats
Congo protesters burn US and Belgian flags, target Western embassies
How Finland Conquered Homelessness
European powers warn of spike in Russian propaganda before EU elections
Norway: Threat levels highest in decades
Investors are increasingly ready to back Poland’s solar revolution
What did Trump say about NATO funding and what is Article 5?
Norway to launch new aquaculture environmental regime
US Senate forges ahead on ‘enormously high stakes’ Ukraine, Israel aid
Skanska to build data centre and healthcare facility in Norway
Russia uses Zircon hypersonic missile in Ukraine for first time, researchers say
Ukraine protests destruction of grain exports by Polish farmers
No foreigners and few women are Denmark’s most quoted experts
IMF warns that any action on Russian assets needs ‘sufficient legal support’
German-American relations – a unique partnership
Israel frees two hostages, Palestinian TV says 74 killed in assault
Belarus Man Detained By Russia On Suspicion Of Pro-Ukraine Sabotage
Stone age wall found at bottom of Baltic Sea ‘may be Europe’s oldest megastructure’
‘All for one’: France, Germany, Poland to tighten defence ties
Russia and Belarus not reincorporated into 2024/2025 IIHF Championship Season

February 13
1913 February 13: Tibetan Independence Day
Russia Just Declared a Western Leader a ‘Wanted Person’
Latvia: Ukrainian ‘flag attack’ case to be reviewed
Lithuanian grocery couriers speak of exploitation: unrealistic performance goals and obstacles to unionisation
New Finnish president: Estonia’s matters are also our business
‘Instant’ bank payments to become an EU-wide reality
Russia puts Baltic officials on wanted list as Estonia warns of war plans
To sort or not to sort – is biowaste sorting really mandatory in Latvia?
Russia Puts Estonian PM And Dozens Of Baltic Officials On Wanted List For Removing Monuments
2024 ‘Latvian forest days’ announced
Six out of ten Lithuanians in favour of granting citizenship to American figure skater Reed
Latvians are paying a lot more for their pizza
Estonia: Haapsalu rail extension final design ready, awaits state funding
Latvia’s airBaltic has six months to repay €200mn
Vastlakuklid: The history of Estonia’s traditional Shrove Tuesday treat
Ukrainian, Latvian folklore to intertwine in chamber music concert
No exemptions for Ukrainian children in switch to Estonian-language teaching
Rīga House Manager offers to set up car charging stations near homes
Lithuanian farmers slam sluggish government actions, plan another protest
Experts: Russia still able to replenish its war losses
Latvia will need even more modern passports
Russia puts Estonian Prime Minister Kallas on a wanted list
EU citizens can register to vote in Lithuania’s EP elections until April 10
EP President Metsola in Riigikogu: Europe is stronger than it has ever been before
Latvia has work to do on bowel cancer prevention
Russia puts 29 Lithuanian politicians, public figures on wanted list
Russia deems 83 Latvians ‘wanted’ in futile gesture
Estonia’s utilized agricultural area per holding among largest in Europe
Russia declares Estonian PM, Lithuanian culture min, 100 other politicians and officials as ‘wanted’
Russia places Estonia’s prime minister on wanted list
It’s yet to have its finest hour – radio!
Pro-Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate Lithuanian military system
Estonian foreign minister: No one wants to live in a world where Putins roam
Higher education student numbers hit 20-year low in Latvia
Estonia: Foreign intelligence agency concerned over Russia-China citizens’ rights abroad statement
Baltic Cargo Hub underway at Riga Airport
[Estonia] Foreign Intelligence Service: China’s technology poses a growing threat
Russia may double troops along border with Baltics, Finland – Estonian intelligence
Foreign Intelligence Service: Russia’s offensive capabilities near Estonia to increase
Bio Top 500 names Latvia’s greenest counties, towns and parishes
Estonian foreign intel chief on US elections influence: Russia wants aid to end
Latvia has no system for medicine supplies in emergencies
Iceland’s Play Airlines to launch flights from Vilnius – minister
Estonian intelligence warns about Chinese state-linked Tik Tok big data collection
Telia Lithuania offers businesses country-wide 800 Gbps service
Russia puts Estonia’s prime minister on wanted list
10 promising Lithuanian startups you should keep an eye on in 2024
Ministry starting talks to close dozens of Estonia’s smaller high schools
Lithuania: from potential to prime destination
Russia puts Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on ‘wanted’ list
Latvia allocates 200 million euros to improve air defenses
Kaunas Airport scraps requirement to remove items from luggage during checks
Stefano Braghiroli: Time for Europe to wake up
Lithuania Unveils Government-Backed Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley
Kallas on Russia’s wanted list: This is a familiar scare tactic
Charity concert for Ukraine on February 24 in Latvia
Belarusian opposition vows to correct Lithuania border error in new passports
[Estonia] Tsahkna: We could put the last dot on the ‘i’ in funding of Toronto center
Minister wants universities in Lithuania to ‘shrink smartly’
Russia preparing for military confrontation with West, says Estonia
Lithuania hosts the second international Olympic Values Education training session
Russia puts the leader of NATO member Estonia on a wanted list over the removal of Soviet-era monuments
Lithuanian Minister Wanted In Russia Slams Kremlin
Ice cleats increasingly popular in Estonia, but not welcome indoors
The Baltic Security Foundation reaches five years with new partnerships
Estonia Says Russia Is Preparing For A Military Confrontation With The West
NATO Bolsters Defenses Amid Russian Troop Surge: A New Era for Baltic States’ Security
Estonian MEP calls for EU powers to follow Poland and increase defense spending
Why Russia has put Estonia PM, Baltic politicians on wanted list

How Luxembourg ushers in spring with Buergbrennen
Introduction of the banking oath in Belgium
RWE starts construction on Netherlands BESS
France sanctions 28 Israeli ‘extremist settlers’ accused of attacks
Electricity Supply Board opens Ireland’s largest battery storage facility at Dublin energy hub
Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet
United Kingdom signs landmark economic partnership with Nigeria
Four shortlisted AI tracks revealed for Una Voce per San Marino 2024
Man arrested in Malta in global operation to shut down cybercrime network targeting Australians
“Most Roma Friendly Mayor” Award, 2024
Expansion of Kremlin-backed Media in Bosnia Is a Concern, Analysts Say
Croatia: Jews still fighting for compensation after 80 years
‘Sad, Shameful, And Terrifying’: Anti-War Russians Fear Expulsion From Serbia
Italy donates 3D-printed replica of statue destroyed by ISIS to Iraq
Hospitals offline across Romania following ransomware attack on IT platform
Armenia says several soldiers killed in border flare-up with Azerbaijan
Open letter: EU must support Kyrgyz civil society in light of new repressive legislation
This is Decade of Opportunities for Central Asia and Kazakhstan, Says British Expert
NATO: Who are the biggest defense spenders in Europe?
Why US economy is powering ahead of Europe’s
Elections and a challenging time for Europe
Can Europe Hold the Line on Ukraine?
Gunfire hits home of Canadian Sikh separatist, months after assassination sent Canada-India ties spiraling
Kazakh Authorities Block Website Dedicated To LGBT Relations
Exclusive: France proposes Hezbollah withdrawal, border talks for Israel-Lebanon truce
Norway’s Green Hydrogen Revolution: A Major Breakthrough in Maritime Sustainability
Finland: Who Is Windows95man?
Rocío San Miguel, Venezuelan rights activist and lawyer, detained and reported missing
Sweden Democrats Propose Major Changes to EU Negotiating Position
Dalai Lama Congratulates Alexander Stubb President-Elect of Finland
Poland, France and Germany vow to make Europe stronger as fears grow over Russia and Trump
Denmark Crowned World’s Cleanest Country in 2024
Ukraine says Russia buying Starlink terminals in ‘Arab countries’
20MW Sunfire electrolysis plant installed in Finland
Life along the closed land border between Finland and Russia
One Person charged for War Crimes in BiH was arrested in Sweden
Germany’s Scholz and Denmark’s Frederiksen visit site of new ammunition factory
Finland finds it pays to house the homeless
Germany presents measures to curb far-right
Belarusian Media Abroad Say They Lack Money For Their ‘Mission’
Kazakhstan’s TCO cranks up LPG exports to Finland
Esports Around The World: Finland
US Senate passes $95 billion package with aid for Ukraine and Israel, setting up showdown with the House
Investors upbeat about economic rebound in Germany this year
MSB strengthens Sweden’s national critical network with 5G
Ukraine: our support in the coming months will be decisive
Poland has committed to supplying crude if Schwedt nationalised, Germany says
Norway to Order More Kongsberg NASAMS Following Ukraine Aid
Why are Indian farmers protesting again? Demands for government explained
Today’s top news: Occupied Palestinian Territory, Ukraine, Haiti
Poland’s PM says authorities in the previous government widely and illegally used Pegasus spyware
Finland Jails Russian Nationalist Fighter for Violating Entry Ban
Russian forces reportedly advance in Ukraine’s Avdiivka
Ukraine’s new army chief is known as the ‘butcher’. Can he beat Russia?
Exclusive: Putin’s suggestion of Ukraine ceasefire rejected by United States, sources say
Denmark must do more to free Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on Bahrain uprising anniversary
US Senate passes $95 billion Ukraine aid bill, but path ahead unclear
Poland’s Diplomatic Offensive: A New Momentum for the Weimar Triangle
Algeria to Export Pipeline Gas to Germany
Trump adviser proposes new tiered system for NATO members who don’t pay up

February 14
2011 February 14: Day of Rage (Bahrain)
Youth fight show in Latvia to be looked at by police
Alex Antetokounmpo to play in Lithuania
Estonia gets ready for digital ID launch
Does Vilnius need a national stadium?
Estonia may close border with Russia over migration influx
More Lithuanian towns want to be serviced by Vilnius–Riga train
Transparency watchdog: Latvia’s corruption cops should be seen more
Estonian foreign minister: We must move towards two-state solution
Construction industry saw stabilization last year in Latvia
[Estonia] Ratings: Isamaa’s support reaches five-year high
Latvia: Dangerous municipal road in Ogre leads to mayor’s tantrum
Estonian labor market situation better than initially forecast
Latvia: Kariņš’ expensive flying habits might be further investigated
Lithuanian seniors to try out speed dating on Valentine’s Day
Latvia: Russian diplomat summoned for ‘explanations’ of wanted list
Israel-Singapore JV delivers Blue Spear missile system to Estonia
Latvia: Stay wary of fraudulent romance this Valentine’s Day
Estonia: Electric car repairs can be surprisingly expensive, even for minor dents
Latvia – On the Way Back: Surveys with Ukrainian Nationals
[Estonia] Prime minister: ‘Red monuments’ legislation must move forward
IEA Ministers invite Latvia to become Agency’s 32nd member
Zirk makes history for Estonia by reaching world final in Doha
The ‘high value-added’ fallacy in Latvia
Major Eesti 200 donor firm authored party’s ‘personalized state’ vision
Latvia: ‘Vivi’ trains get street art again
Lithuania protests Russia putting politicians on wanted list
Global Estonian Report: February 14-21
Latvia: DRS operator claims 80% of all beverage containers returned
Narva city government requests year’s deferment on Estonian-language education transition
Lithuanian MP Žemaitaitis stripped of immunity over anti-Semitic posts
Rail Baltica | Construction starts on 1km bridge across Daugava River in Latvia
Nerijus Mačiulis has three good news for Lithuanians: what’s in store for us in the near future
Latvia generates $309 million in gambling revenue in 2023, up by 9% Y-o-Y
MP expense reports give ‘appearance’ of abuse by Lithuanian top politicians
Health Minister sharply criticizes Economic Affairs Minister’s Estonian economic policy plan
I Went to Prison in Vilnius, Lithuania, you can too.
Baltics summon Russian chargés d’affaires over wanted list
Teltonika looking for specialists to develop semiconductor chip industry in Lithuania
MFA hands in diplomatic note to Russia’s representative over illegal actions against Lithuanian citizens
Latvia: Don’t fall for ‘movie watching job’, police warn
Estonian finance minister: Last year’s state budget deficit was 3 percent
Latvia had twice as many deaths as births in 2023
First Michelin star will cost Lithuania €1.7m
First Estonian language crossword puzzle published 99 years ago
Vilnius protests to Russia over putting Lithuanian politicians on wanted list
International Stars Festival to take place in Liepāja in March
Latvia’s Constitutional Court considers cutting down trees
Latvia desperately needs sex education, say experts
January price increases higher in Estonia than Latvia or Lithuania
CEPA: Remainder of Europe, NATO could ‘be more Baltic’
Lithuanian government to turn to Constitutional Court to invalidate anti-LGBTQ law
Freedom Monument defender honored in Rīga
Ministry: Narva not getting deferral on Estonian-language education switch
Baltic states’ first ever oat milk production starts in Türi
The Baltic border loophole in EU’s Russia sanctions
Estonian FM: We are not afraid to stand up for Ukraine’s victory
Estonia men’s national team to face Switzerland in friendly this June
Car tax bill passes first Riigikogu reading
Elron’s new trains will have vending machines
Sensors developed by Lithuanian scientists can reduce the price of greenhouse gases detection
Estonia’s foreign minister says the Baltics have 3 or 4 years to prepare for Russian ‘test’ of NATO
Dentons advises the Republic of Lithuania on €1.5 billion bond issuance
‘Voice of Canvas’ to combine Ukrainian art, music and storytelling in Tartu
Latvia: Public urged to be cautious traveling outside EU, NATO member states

10 Luxembourg-based startups to watch in 2024 and beyond!
Ireland, Spain want EU to review Israel’s human rights compliance in Gaza
Power grab: the hidden costs of Ireland’s datacentre boom
Why is abortion still illegal in Malta in 2024?
Serbia, UAE, Sign MoU Closening Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence
Serbia receives another arms delivery from Russia despite international sanctions over Ukraine
Cyprus to launch new unit targeting sanctions evaders
Spain to host 2024 Junior Eurovision song contest
Catalonia: A Global Powerhouse in Technological Innovation
Seven ways to fall in love with Shakespeare’s fair city of Verona, Italy
Bulgaria and Romania to revive €6bn Danube hydropower project
Bulgaria’s two US nuclear reactors to cost under $14 billion
Hungary resignations leave Viktor Orban in biggest crisis yet
Draft agreement with Russia’s National Guard rejected in Abkhazia
Abkhazia Feels Russian Chokehold Tighten
Moscow insists that South Ossetia refrain from provoking Tbilisi
German think tank ranks Kazakhstan as ‘world middle power’
Belarus and Uzbekistan Proclaim a New Chapter in Relations
The United States and Albania: NATO Allies and Close Friends
Defence spending boost to see 18 NATO members hit target in 2024
Eurozone avoids recession but remains stagnant as Germany struggles
Eurozone Industrial Production Unexpectedly Expands Amid Signs Recovery for Sector
Preserving people’s freedom to use a public means of payment: insights into the digital euro preparation phase
ECB tells staff: If you’re not green, you’re not wanted
Sweden says it expects Hungary to soon give NATO membership approval
Green Border: a politically charged film about Poland’s migrant crisis
Strikes impact the whole of Finland
Catholic church in Poland opposes reducing number of religion classes in schools
Netherlands joins coalition to supply Ukraine with advanced drones
EBRD lends €90 million to Eko-Okna in Poland
Farmers in eastern Poland protest against competition from Ukraine
Civil law procedure in Poland – remote hearings stay for good
Iraqi-Danish actor slams ‘ball-less’ Denmark for opposing Gaza ceasefire
Van Oord secures offshore wind contract in Poland
Why the U.S. Has the Most to Gain From Supporting Ukraine
The family of imprisoned Belarusian opposition figure hasn’t heard from her for a year
Ukraine sinks Russian ship off Crimean coast
Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine meets in expanded format
New EU sanctions: Lukashenko also stealing Ukraine’s children
Slovakia: Ukrainian nationals crossing back to Ukraine
Imprisoned for Freedom: Maria Kolesnikova’s Silent Cry in Belarus
Sunfire Successfully Installs First Industrial-scale Electrolysis Plant In Finland
Germany to hit NATO budget goal for 1st time since Cold War
Finland donates six modern ambulances to Ukraine
Denmark’s military spending now in line with Nato GDP target
Oulu Energy Plans a 100 MW Hydrogen Plant in Finland
Gaza protest disrupts Sweden parliamentary debate on funding UNRWA
Ardian enlists Merus Power for 40MWh Finland BESS
NATO chief says Europe meeting spending targets after Trump comments
BW ESS and Ingrid Capacity building over 200MW of BESS in Sweden
EU nuclear weapons ‘unrealistic,’ says German defense committee chair
Sweden acquires 18 Leopard 2 simulators from KNDS
Poland’s president meets Lockheed Martin CEO about further investment in military weapons
Sweden Democrats Push Purge of EU From National Constitution
Ukraine’s trade representative slams Poland over food import row
Norway takes measures to strengthen maritime cyber security
Israel vows action against Hamas in Rafah amid global calls for restraint
Son of Putin’s ally acquitted of illegal drone flight in Norway
France and Ukraine to sign security agreement soon, says French FM Sejourne
Winds of war blow over Norway
Israeli offensive on Rafah would be a humanitarian catastrophe, says Germany
Copenhagen-based Go Autonomous gets €10 million Series A to accelerate adoption of autonomous commerce
Putin says Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

February 15
1804 February 15: Statehood Day in Serbia
Q&A: ‘Russian Aggression Won’t Stop on Its Own,’ Says Speaker of Latvian Parliament
Estonia: UNHCR refugee integration assessment and recommendations
Eight states join Latvia-led drone coalition for Ukraine
Billiards: Euro Tour opens 2024 season in Estonia
Canada boosting NATO mission in Latvia with new military equipment
Klaipėda mulls pillow tax with an eye to becoming tourism spot
Eastern European farmers plan protests: Latvians might join in
Estonia’s Economic Crossroads: Political Scandals, Unemployment, and Resilience
Latvian experts debate the need for a national medicines reserve fund
Estonia: Registered sex crimes up by around a quarter last year
Latvia: Man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of minors
Russia “searches” for 29 Lithuanian officials, who are advised to “carefully” plan their travels now
Mārtiņš Mits confirmed as Constitutional Court justice
Lithuania Should Protect Hong Kongers in the EU
Researchers explore Latvia-Estonia cross-border medical cooperation
Lithuania: Evergrowth Raises $2.2M in Pre-Seed Funding
Estonia: Equality commissioner paid bonus for raising issue of equality
How Latvia became the whisky hookup for sanction-hit Russia
Can next NATO chief come from the Baltics? Chances get slimmer
Finance Ministry slashes Latvia’s growth forecast
Latvia’s greenhouse gas emissions on the rise
Statistics: Estonia’s working-age population rose by over 25,000 in 2023
Latvia: Tech companies Baltcom and Bite confirm full merger plan
Lithuanian pension funds in talks about loss compensation in BaltCap affair
Do Not Drive Cars With Russian License Plates in Latvia!
Lithuanian MPs splash out on gaming laptops, expensive phones
Estlink 3 could connect Estonia to Sweden, instead of Finland
Book shows Latvian traditional skirts; they had pockets!
Tallinn to Tartu trains should be significantly faster by end of year
UK-Latvia drone coalition boosts Ukraine with thousands of UAVs
Regular flights between Tallinn and Dubai to begin from October
Estonia: Food prices fall at the buying-in level but not for consumers
Saeima decides on simpler mortgage switching process in Latvia
UK and Latvia lead coalition to provide thousands of drones to Ukraine
Court says requirement for Russians to take Latvian exam is fine
Amid pressure from farmers, Lithuanian parliament reverses tax on LPG
Saeima awards Latvian citizenship to promising Ukrainian athlete
2023 saw some recovery in Latvian tourism sector
WLR’s ‘International Series’ – Episode 5: Lithuania
UAV training facility to be built in central Estonia
Latvia: MP Grevcova found guilty of lying and excluded from Saeima
Seven of Estonia’s state-owned companies set to be privatized
Estonia joins drone, demining coalitions to support Ukraine
Latvian PM: Baltics seeking unified position on Russian elections
Russian registration plates should be rarer on the roads from today
Russia’s NATO neighbors are building hundreds of bunkers and anti-tank ditches in case of an invasion
Everything you need to know about Estonia’s ‘Eesti Laul’ final
Rail Baltica’s Role in Shaping the Future of Freight Logistics
Balticconnector gas pipeline repair work starts in March
flydubai Airlines to Introduce Direct Flights Connecting Vilnius and Dubai
Canada Boosts NATO Latvia Mission with Anti-Drone Tech
Sweden Closes Case of MV Estonia Sinking

Switzerland to radically boost defence spending as security threats increase
Switzerland proposes first UN expert group on solar geoengineering
Top European rights court upholds bans on halal, kosher slaughter in Belgium
10 exceptionally promising startups from the Netherlands to keep an eye on in 2024!
Seán O’Shea the GAA’s Irish language ambassador for 2024
When will Wales’ moment come?
Britain falls into recession, with worst GDP performance in 2023 in years
Israel protests after Vatican condemns Gaza ‘carnage’
Unlocking history: At the Vatican Museums, a crew of key keepers open 2,797 doors every day
Skiing without clutter: on the eco-friendly slopes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps
Vaccine hesitancy brings whooping cough epidemic to North Macedonia
Book Review – Enver Hoxha’s Long Shadow: Travels in Albania
How the US broke Kosovo and what that means for Ukraine
Kosovo: consolidating its statehood remains an uphill struggle 16 years after independence
Where is development finance going in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
A New Interactive Map Enables Easier Access to Social Rights and Services in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Secretive Deal to Change Bosnia’s Electoral Law Looks Like Backward Step
Advancing Circular Economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina Towards Green Transition and Sustainable Future
Catalonia: How Change is Sweeping Through Film Industry
The Picasso Museum analyses the artist’s relationship with Catalonia
Landmark Domestic Violence Case in Bulgaria to Reach Court
Water Shortages in Russian-Occupied Crimea Set to Trigger Mass Outmigration
Pro-Kremlin Leader In Breakaway Abkhazia Pushes ‘Foreign Agents’ Bill To Silence Critics
Kazakhstan hopes for new surges in grain exports to China
Why the United States needs NATO – 3 things to know
Inflation in the EU will fall faster and economy grow more slowly, new forecast says
NATO chief warns against dividing US and Europe or undermining joint deterrent
ECB keeps rates high, despite flagging economy
ECB policymakers push back on hasty rate cuts even as inflation falls
Euro area to struggle with ‘subdued’ activity in coming months: Lagarde
Egypt Builds Walled Enclosure on Border as Israeli Offensive Looms
Japan unexpectedly slips into a recession
In a vote China called a choice between war and peace, Taiwan’s pro-independence party holds onto presidency
Canada, Australia, NZ call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza ahead of Rafah assault
‘This Is Not Sweden’: A Game-Changer
Germany now world’s third largest economy as Japan loses its spot
Ukraine’s second city keeps going despite Russian attacks
Ukraine recovery and reconstruction: $486 billion over the next decade
What to expect from Denmark’s ‘Melodi Grand Prix’
Sweden must join NATO now, German defence minister says
European Energy Metals Unveils Finland’s Lithium Wealth: A Sustainable Path Forward
Finland launches the 2024 European Heritage Days with a social media campaign
Kyiv aims to use more Ukrainian drones; Trump, Biden clash on NATO
Microsoft announces €3.2 billion investment in Germany
TH1NG signs agreement with Finland’s largest fiber provider Valokuitunen and launches IoT services in Finland
Metsola’s Mission: Unity, Dialogue, and Democracy in Poland
Will Germany deliver on its grand military ambitions?
Britain and Poland appeal to the US Congress to approve vital aid for Ukraine
Former Belarusian Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Terms In Absentia
Top Israeli ministers reject Palestinian statehood as part of post war plan
World Council of Churches commends Church of Sweden’s engagement for peace and justice
Ukraine withdraws units from parts of Avdiivka, sends in crack brigade
Poland’s ex-defense chief pushes to max out South Korean arms deals
Fastelavnsboller: Have you tried these delicious cream cakes taking Denmark by storm?
Repressed By Lukashenko, the Belarusian Language Rallies His Opponents
Belarus imposes ‘counter-terrorism operation’ near Ukraine border
Germany: Hamburg begins issuing Visa cash cards for refugees
2 waves of mass murder struck prehistoric Denmark, genetic study reveals
Finland plans local defence drills across the country
EU Cohesion Policy: €114 million for a new section of the S1 expressway in Poland
Is Russia developing space-based nuclear weapon? What we know of US claim
Tesla Sweden car repairs resume as IF Metall eases restrictions, but the fight is still ongoing
Mass killer Breivik loses human rights case to end prison isolation
Sweden’s long wait for a WRC home hero
Private US moon lander launched half century after last Apollo lunar mission
Major change to cabotage legislation in Norway
Poland detains man accused of planning sabotage on behalf of Russia
Norway: Support for Ukraine flies high
UK PM Sunak welcomes Jordan’s aid airdrop in Gaza after meeting with King Abdullah

February 16
1918 Fabruary 16: Lithuania Independence Day
1949 February 16: Lithuanian Partisans’ February 16 Declaration
Small Quebec towns play host to 400 Canadian soldiers training for Latvia NATO operation
Estonian finmin anticipates support from EIB in increasing Europe’s defense capacity
Latvian soldier in Ukraine: ‘The front lacks everything’
LRT English Newsletter: Wanted in Russia
Latvia: State Audit says recent reform has brought more work and no results
NATO air forces integrate during aerial combat drills over Estonia
Latvia’s population continues to age
Estonia’s PM Slams Russian ‘Rogue Regime’ After Navalny’s Death
Rīga considers renaming some more streets
Estonia: Isamaa support reaches historic high, Center Party’s slump continues
Lithuania’s Restoration of the State Day: A Celebration of Sovereignty and National Pride
Kaja Kallas faces dilemma ahead of European Parliament election
Poverty and death in fire: first Lithuanian president’s life in exile
Rīga-Dubai flights to be launched by ‘flydubai’
Art project ArCo3 reveals the opening dates of its projects in southern Estonia
Teenage addiction treatment inconsistent in Latvia
Alutaguse wants to restore ship traffic between Lake Peipus and Narva
Lidl to open its 30th store in Latvia
Balticconnector case more sabotage than an accident, experts say
Canada selects SAAB’s RBS-70 to protect its troops deployed in Latvia
Estonia’s Journey to 5G Connectivity: Challenges, Resilience, and the Future of ICT
Latvian President Says Navalny ‘Brutally Murdered By The Kremlin’
Kaja Kallas attends Munich Security Conference
FNE at Berlinale 2024: Latvian Cinema in Berlin
Russia ups cash reward for capturing Estonian ground robot in Ukraine
Most popular European destinations with affordable flights from Lithuania
Estonia: 2-month old German shepherd ‘Lux’ begins crime fighting career with PPA
All suspects found in 2019 murder case in Saulkrasti, Latvia
Strong performance of BaltCap portfolio companies helped hide fund misuse
Estonia: Government initiates national special planning for defense industrial park
Navalny death: Putin critic was ‘brutally murdered’ by Kremlin, claims Latvian president
Estonia FM: If reports are true, Navalny’s death shows Putin’s ‘destructive power’
Lithuania Independence Day 2024: Google Celebrates the Country’s Freedom With A Doodle
[Estonia] Ratings special: Jüri Ratas has been a boost to Isamaa
Grain yields were poor in Latvia last year
Latvia President Rinkēvičs: Navalny was ‘brutally murdered by the Kremlin’
Estonia: Opposition still struggling to find agreement on Riigikogu deputy speaker
Demonstrators gather outside Russian Embassy in Tallinn on Friday
Nearly 50,000 people provided with food aid in Estonia in 2023
Latvia: Bank saves woman from her own good intentions
Fish perish after Haapsalu’s Väike Viik freezes over
Lithuanian Prime Minister Calls For West’s “Stronger And Faster” Response To Navalny’s Death In “Assassin” Russia
EDF colonel: Russia holding initiative but has not met tactical aims
Historian: Navalny’s death will not be a turning point for Russia
Estonia plans to tighten rules on OÜ private limited companies
Prosecutor: Sweden to not reopen investigation into M/S Estonia ferry disaster

Italy loses patience with Austria over Brenner corridor traffic restrictions
Flanders and Catalonia to work together more closely together to support start-ups
France signs security pact with Ukraine, pledges ‘up to €3 billion’ in additional military aid
Spajić: “Montenegro is aligned to EU and NATO. The Chinese presence no longer a concern”
Blinken hails ‘extraordinary partnership’ with Albania
Muslim World League recognized with Sarajevo’s ‘Key to the City’
Portugal forecast to see solid job growth, high economic activity
Greece legalises same-sex marriage
Russia Threatens Moldova With ‘Military Scenario’ Over Transnistria
‘Kremlin conducting information operations against Moldova’ says ISW
Putin dusts off Ukraine playbook for Moldova
Romania: 42,000 work permits granted to South Asian migrants in 2023
The shadowy partisans risking everything to fight Putin’s rule in occupied Ukraine
Armenian PM says Azerbaijan gearing up for “full-scale war”
Karakalpak human rights defender Aqulbek Muratbai arrested in Kazakhstan to be deported to Uzbekistan
UAE: Andakulova Gallery to host works of art from fabled Karakalpakstan
Why Nato members are sounding the alarm on Russia’s aggressive posture
Productivity boost needed to keep inflation low, says ECB policymaker
Israel Plans Offensive on Gaza’s Rafah Despite International Outcry
Air Canada ordered to pay customer who was misled by airline’s chatbot
Finland’s Food 2.0 Project: A Leap Towards Sustainable Food Production
Families of US Volunteers Killed in Ukraine Address Congress
Ukraine’s Zelensky Turns to France, Germany as U.S. Aid Stalls
Ulveham by Gåte: Norway’s Eurovision Entry for 2024
Ukraine Russia war: US warns Avdiivka could fall
Comarch to build 5G network in Poland
​Keva leads Finland’s pension majors on 2023 returns with 6.8%
Lukashenko Says ‘Saboteurs’ Captured on Belarusian Border With Ukraine
Nordic Response Exercise Logistics Impacted as Ofoten Railway Line Remains Closed
Zelenskyy seeks German, French support as Russia tightens noose on Avdiivka
PiS used Pegasus to spy on over 100 people ‘without grounds’, Poland official claims
Germany to provide $1.22-bln military support package to Ukraine
The Ukraine War After Two Years — A Lesson From the Past
Prime Ministers of Finland and Poland agree in Warsaw to deepen their countries’ cooperation
Norway likely to miss 100% electrification target for 2025
Belarus deploys SOF units to the border with Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy hails Ukraine defence deals with Germany and France
Xi congratulates Stubb on election as Finnish president
Belarus: The statement on the recognition of 7 people as political prisoners
Ukraine leaves part of Avdiivka, says there’s no strategic win for Russia
Nurses in Denmark shift to cosmetic care despite hospital staffing crisis
Belarus opposition leader on working with big tech and countering propaganda under dictatorship
Navalny ‘highly likely’ was killed-Navalny’s allies
Norway blames Putin for critic’s death
Poland welcomes first Shell Recharge fast chargers
Who are the other opposition activists jailed in Russia?
Norway’s New Submarines Will Be Game Changers, Says Navy Chief
Poland to host centre for cooperation between NATO and Ukraine
Navalny’s death: Reactions from around the world
Putin critic Alexei Navalny dies in Arctic Circle jail, says Russia
Biden says ‘Putin and his thugs’ caused Navalny’s death

February 17
2008 February 17: Kosovo declaration of independence
From Lithuanian alt music project Snapsounds, a vinyl farewell
Beta Film Picks Up ‘Soviet Jeans’ Ahead of Series Mania, Reveals Stills of an ‘Unconventional’ Take on Soviet Latvia – With a Touch of ‘Finding Nemo’
Trump comments show Europe must spend more on defence, Latvia says
Latvia Stresses Need for Increased European Defense Spending Following Trump’s Remarks on NATO
Baltic League could be pioneer for cross-border football in Europe
Brazilian Lithuanian Larissa: ‘As a baby, I only slept when Lithuanian music was playing’
There are still several turning points on Kallas’ road to Brussels
‘You will get everything from me’: Jörg Widmann on his new Latvian project
Head of Eesti Energia recommends mining phosphorite
Why do foreigners learn Lithuanian?
Tsahkna in Munich: Navalny’s martyr death symbolic of Russia’s regime
Tonight: Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania and Moldova Select for Eurovision 2024
Kallas in Munich: If US isolates itself, it will eventually cost more
Alexei Navalny dies: He was ‘brutally killed’ by Kremlin regime – Lithuanian President
Estonia to get $500,000 in criminal proceeds from US for Ukraine reconstruction
U.S. will transfer half million dollars of Russian assets to Estonia for Ukraine
Is Nato ready for a Russian invasion?

Armenia Prime Minister Pashinyan meets with the Prince of Liechtenstein in Munich
Israeli and Palestinian based in Germany launch fundraiser to build toilets for Gazans
Biden condemns House taking break without passing fresh Ukraine aid
Ukraine’s forces withdraw from key eastern town of Avdiivka after months of fighting
New York governor apologizes after implying Israel is justified to destroy Gaza
Polish prime minister says his country and Finland want changes on EU border policies on migration
Norway says Russian government bears ‘heavy responsibility’ in Navalny death
Tusk Is Finalizing His Plan to Try Ousting Poland’s Central Bank Chief
Europe must strengthen its ability to defend itself, Germany’s Scholz says
Germany’s Scholz wants European allies to up defense spending
Six checkpoints blocked on Ukraine border with Poland, 3,300 trucks are waiting in line
Germany EV Sales Report: Back to the Past
Germany’s defense minister says NATO’s 2% target is just the start: ‘We’ll probably need more’
Surging cocaine violence has Uruguay clamoring for DEA help
Which countries in Europe have the highest rates of underage drinking?
Zelenskyy offers Trump a tour of Ukraine’s front line
Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the Prime Minister of Denmark in Munich
Stop whining about Trump and focus on Europe’s interests, Dutch prime minister says
Ukraine shoots down three Russian warplanes, air force chief says
Norway PM warns Russian conflict with Europe will ‘not necessarily start in the military field’
Ukrainian troops withdraw from Avdiivka, military faces ammunition shortage
Poland’s struggling nationalists gear up for leadership battle
China foreign minister warns against decoupling at Munich Security Conference
Zelensky’s A-team: Who is who among Ukraine’s new army commanders
Norway donates medical equipment to Ukrainian military
Zelenskiy urges allies to plug ‘artificial’ weapons shortage to stop Putin
Finland, Poland discuss instrumentalised migration, border security
Friedrich Merz: Germany could spend €80 billion on defense
Navalny’s death leaves despair and apathy in Moscow
Blinken sees ‘extraordinary’ opportunity for Israel to normalise ties with neighbors
Hungary could ratify Sweden’s NATO membership in February: PM Orban
Italy ‘ready to do more’ on military aid for Ukraine, foreign minister says
Navalny was struck down with ‘sudden death syndrome’, his mother was told at Russian prison
President of Ukraine met with the President-elect of Finland in Munich
Italy foreign minister sees Ukraine joining EU and NATO once war ends
Israel stages airstrikes across Gaza, makes arrests at hospital
Norway ready to step up defence needs, prime minister says

1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day
February 20-28: Festivals in honour of Tuareg queen Tin Hinan
2003 February 20: Spanish police close the only Basque language newspaper
2014 February 20: Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day in Ukraine
February 21: International Mother Language Day
1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day
1944 February 23: Aardakh/Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush)
1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day
1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day