The Two Anniversaries

February 18
1965 February 18: Gambia Independence Day
Researchers discover Ice Age wall under Baltic Sea, oldest man-made structure in region
Estonia and three other states block the revised EU platform work directive
Baltic Sea’s oldest lighthouse gets an air surveillance radar
Baltic banks must be more concrete on their sustainability goals – analysis
Estonia: Vehicles crossing border X-rayed by Chinese state-owned company devices
Estonia no longer has juvenile prisoners

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met with Foreign Ministers of Malta and Liechtenstein
Disappearing eels and the fight for a centuries-old livelihood
How Greenland became the world’s hottest ski destination
How did the 1980s miners’ strike affect Wales?
Pope Francis appeals for an end to Sudan’s civil war
The Atlantic Ocean is growing – but only for now
Milatovic expressed his Belief that Montenegro will be in the EU by 2028
Croatia opposition parties call for elections in mass protest
Greece angry at fashion show in front of Parthenon Frieze in London
Long road to Crimea: story of Mustafa Jemilev
Azerbaijan’s leader arrives in Türkiye at invitation of Turkish counterpart
Judo: Azerbaijan Win Both On and Off the Tatami
Turkmen Capital Removes Courtyard Benches To Prevent ‘People From Getting Together’
Europe: The European Union unveils its Artificial Intelligence Office
Munich Security Conference 2024: Leaders discuss future of European Union
Chinese foreign minister says Canada not a ‘rival’ amid tense relations
Japan: Defence ministry eases haircut rules for troops
Australia wants Japan to collaborate with AUKUS on defense tech
Hungary’s government declines offer to meet US senators seeking approval for Sweden’s NATO bid

February 19
Estonian president: NATO and EU can’t carry on like it’s peacetime
Alcohol sales from Baltics to Russia surge despite Ukraine war
Rastorgujevs wins silver for Latvia in biathlon world championship
5Miinust & Puuluup will represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 #Eurovision2024
Hundreds of Latvian pupils prepare big donation for Ukraine
Seize frozen Russian assets before US election, says Estonian PM
Latvia: local bidder excluded from power grid procurement over security concerns
Latvia’s Valdis Dombrovskis on Europe’s competitiveness
Baltic borders are ‘prime destination’ for evading Russia sanctions
Many Latvian apartments are still very energy inefficient
Silvester Belt to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2024
Estonia’s Kaja Kallas proposes €100 billion Eurobond issue to bolster defense sector
Latvia plans to extend Russian travel restrictions
Estonian PM: EU should issue joint bonds to boost European defense
Lithuania’s swimmer Rūta Meilutytė becomes world champion 3rd year in a row
President: Latvia requires a long-term energy strategy
Alexei Navalny commemorated at small gathering in Tartu
‘Botania’ environment center open for visitors in Salaspils, Latvia
[Estonia] Illuminating the Shadows of War: ‘Culture vs. War’ Screening Marks Ukrainian Film Club’s 1st Anniversary
Latvian security service director: “Future prospects do not inspire much optimism”
Lithuanian producers work with military to develop kamikaze drone – Armed Forces
Latvia prioritizing energy security with IEA membership – energy minister
Stepukonis gambled away most of embezzled money, was problem gambler – authorities
Ammo shortage main factor in Ukrainian forces’ Avdiivka withdrawal
More than half of Lithuanians oppose new defence tax
The Go-Between: Latvia’s role getting alcohol into Russia
Russia may suddenly attack NATO; there’s no telling how much time we have left – Lithuanian Foreign Minister
Latvia’s Largest Companies by market capitalization, 2024
The war in Ukraine strongly affected the lives of young people: shared what would do if Lithuania is under threat
Baltcom to merge with Bite Latvija
New EU sanctions package against Russia ‘without much optimism’ – Lithuanian FM
Latvia recorded double digit trade drop in 2023
FM report: Latvia risks European Union fund loss
Lithuanians gambled away almost €300m last year – watchdog
National minorities congratulate Estonia ahead of Independence Day
Beta Film Picks Up Latvian Series Soviet Jeans
Estonia launches legal sandbox for UK startups
Is it worth refinancing a housing loan in Latvia?
Estonia’s Hussar in Germany to discuss closer cooperation and open honorary consulate
Cargo volume drop observed in Latvian ports
E-residents contributed €67.4 million to Estonian state budget in 2023
Estonian president supports proposed new EU defense commissioner role
Kallas: We can use not only profits but frozen assets entirely
Latvia: Unemployed return to job market faster, agency data suggest
Belarus documentary to feature at Art Doc Fest
Lithuania summons Russian diplomat over Navalny’s death
Tallinn offering free legal advice consultations throughout 2024
Baltic states: Russian elections ‘lack any democratic legitimacy’
Baltic states condemn Russia’s intention to hold presidential elections in Ukraine’s occupied territories
Estonia: Education agreement negotiations begin between ministry, unions
Ukrainian Film Club marks first anniversary with movie screening in Tallinn
‘We cannot change our neighbor’ Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur
Saaremaa municipality wants to remove Tehumardi war graves, keep main monument
Latvia: Russian diplomat summoned again over Navalny death
Estonia’s average pension rises to €774
Latvia: Volunteers asked to step forward for military service next year
Daugavpils checks its bomb shelter situation
Exhibition showing destroyed public space on display in Tallinn
5miinust and Puuluup to release album
Scotland Men’s Under-19s round off camp with big win over Latvia
Europe Must Not Waste the Extra Time Ukraine Has Given Us

Switzerland: the rise of utility-scale energy storage technologies
Austrian Ministry of Defense orders 225 Pandur EVO from General Dynamics European Land Systems – Steyr
Austria’s social security invests over €50m in AI – just for bookkeeping?
Austria announces EUR 10M funding program for deep geothermal projects
CIFAL Flanders Leads with Sustainable Learning at the 2024 Learning Managers Forum
Dutch developer Lion Storage planning 1.5GWh BESS for 2026 operation
France shrinks 2024 economic growth outlook to 1%
Channel Islands and France: Forging a New Chapter in Regional Cooperation
International Mother Language Day: celebrating the Irish language
A united Ireland is closer than ever. Let’s make it a paradise for all of us, not just corporate tax-dodgers
Sweden to be quizzed on Sami rights
Prince William Announces $4M Plan to Build Homes for the Unhoused on His Cornwall Estate
Tamil community shares its culture at Cornwall celebration
UK Inaugurates International Climate Change Fund for Central Asia
Vatican lays out the next stages of an already fragile Synod
Pope Francis prays for peace in Palestine, Ukraine, ignores Israel
Balancing Heritage and Innovation: Discover Slovenia’s oldest town
Slovenia’s new solar additions hit 400 MW in 2023
Digital Gap Assessment for North Macedonia
Italy-Albania accord ‘waste of money’, says Italian Episcopal Conference
Energy democracy takes off in Greece
Greece’s first FSRU receives commissioning LNG cargo
Spain’s opposition conservatives retain control in Galicia regional elections
Farmers’ Union announces more protests in Catalonia next week
Hungary blocks EU appeal for Israel not to strike Rafah
Czechia could send 800,000 ammunition units to Ukraine if funding secured
Czech Republic: Summer school on migration studies 2024
Romania’s Jiu valley: is there life after coal?
Saudi King Abdulaziz International Airport welcomes first flight from Turkmenistan
Tajikistan: Roghun dam budget spiral to make authorities sweat
In 2023, China became the main trading partner of Kazakhstan, displacing Russia
Greece’s role in shifting global dynamics
The State of Children in the European Union
The digital euro after the investigation phase: Demystifying fears about bank disintermediation
Digital euro: Debunking banks’ fears about losing deposits
Canada to donate over 800 drones to Ukraine for defence
South Korea jails former hero pastor for sexually abusing North Korean teenage defectors
Japan Pledges Support for Ukraine Reconstruction
Japan and Ukraine start talks on investment treaty, PM says
China ramps up patrols near Taiwan’s outlying islands following death of Chinese fishermen
Singapore’s AI ambitions get a boost with $740 million investment plan
Belarus Cracks Down on LGBT Rights with New Draft Law
Mexicans turn out in droves to ‘protect democracy’ ahead of elections
Denmark sending its ‘entire artillery’ to Ukraine
In unusual move, China offers to back Hungary in security matters
Sweden to Host First Fossil-Free Fertilizer Plant, Power2Earth, in a Historic 2 Billion Euro Venture
Luna will sing for Poland in Malmö
Lufthansa strike: Walkouts start tonight as majority of flights cancelled across Germany
Ukraine Ambassador: Russian Aggression Against Ukraine Threatens Sovereignty of Other Nations
Brazil’s Lula unwelcome in Israel until he retracts Holocaust remarks, minister says
Lukashenko: Belarus is always ready to provide Assistance to Republika Srpska
Inside Finland’s state-of-the-art quantum computing hardware ecosystem
Germany likely in recession, Bundesbank says
Trapped and left for dead, injured Ukrainian soldiers in Avdiivka exchanged desperate messages as the town fell
Germany’s von der Leyen seeks second term as head of the EU Commission
German companies are pouring a record amount of investments in the U.S. as Germany’s tight economic relationship with China wobbles
Exclusive: Turkish-Russian trade hit by fresh US sanctions threat
Belarus Proposes Draft Law Against The ‘Promotion Of Nontraditional Family Relations’
Dutch nationalist Wilders lashes out against Ukrainian refugees
‘Ej Efternavn’: Indian in Denmark unable to get real name on residence card
Two years into Russia’s war in Ukraine, how strong is NATO’s unity?
Polish PM slams ‘unacceptable’ Hungarian delay on Sweden’s Nato bid
Lavrov Stands Firm on Maritime Border Agreements With Norway and the US
Ending standoff, Norway accepts Israeli framework for transferring tax revenues to PA
Finland to open 300 shooting ranges to boost interest in national defence
Kaliningrad: From ‘Bridge of Cooperation’ to Russia’s Baltic Bastion
Germany: Catholic churches are demolished or repurposed
Ukraine Has No Navy. But It’s Hammering Russia In The Black Sea.
Japan and Ukraine start talks on investment treaty, PM says
Tractors roll into downtown Prague as Czech farmers join protests
Finland Eyes Tougher Legislation To Boost Borders And National Security
US proposes UN Security Council oppose Rafah assault, back temporary Gaza ceasefire
Finland and Nepal diplomatic relations Jubilee Year in 2024
NATO allies participate in exercise over Poland
Trump breaks silence on Navalny, casts no blame on Putin
U.S. Senate Delegation Optimistic about Hungarian Ratification of Sweden’s NATO Accession
Navalny’s widow says she will continue her husband’s fight against Putin
Denmark: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Sand”!
At World Court, Palestinians seek end to Israeli occupation
How Germany is cutting billions from foreign aid
Israel assembly falls short in vote to expel lawmaker over genocide case
Markus Wundt returns to Sweden after space flight

February 20
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
Baltic States Unite in Condemnation of Upcoming Russian Elections as Illegitimate
Unity and Support: Rēzekne, Latvia Stands with Ukraine on Invasion’s Second Anniversary
SkiO World Cup and U23 World Championship titles at stake in Estonia this weekend
[Latvia] Health Minister: Hospitals’ working language must be Latvian
Economy in focus: Estonia
Latvian public media launch Ukraine support week
Estonia Detains 10 Russian Spy Suspects Since December
Hemp oak is Latvia’s contender in ‘Eurovision for trees’
NATO Innovation Challenge launched: Final in Lithuania in June
Baltic states condemn Russia’s election plans in occupied Ukraine
Kaja Kallas to meet with Olaf Scholz in Hamburg on Tuesday
Ukrainian entrepreneurs in Latvia share their stories
Meelis Oidsalu: Winning the war boils down to matter of Western procrastination
Without tanks, Lithuania would receive ‘secondary tasks’ in war – defence chief
Sprūds: Russia’s brutality cannot be underestimated
Estonia’s basic school leaving exams set to go digital
Latvia records highest number of road accident fatalities in recent years in 2023
Estonian Operail announces full privatisation in order to save itself
Europe is strengthening its security, but could not defend itself without US help
Estonia: District heating bills may be subject to year-round fixed connection fee
Latvia’s president proposes regulating use of AI in pre-election campaigns
Latvia: Hospital construction troubles spread to structural level
Lithuania gives equal funding to Constantinople and Moscow-aligned Orthodox Christians
Latvia: Photo exhibitions to mark two years of war in Ukraine
Estonia Foils Russian Hybrid Operation: A Bold Stand Against Espionage
Estonia: Road safety program ‘hollow’ and targets far from reach
Traffic accident death figures on the rise in Latvia
Russian special services behind attack on Estonian minister’s car
Rīgas Satiksme launches ‘energy-charged’ visual identity
Estonia: High school students do not need permission to leave
Russian-Estonian arrested over vandalism of memorial in Latvia
How Lithuania is preparing to fortify its border with Russia, Belarus
Latvia plans to reorganize its crisis management capability
Providence Equity-owned Latvian service providers to merge
Estonia: 2023 road traffic statistics show drift away from road safety targets
Latvia: Baltic Startup Funding Report available
Estonia says it thwarted ‘hybrid operation’ by Russia
Unemployment level grows the most rapidly among men in Latvia
Russia’s hybrid activities seek to undermine Estonia, support for Ukraine
Latvia among nine EU countries with a drop in new registrations of cars
Estonia: Vana Baskini Theater to close
Boutique Life Sciences advisory Avance opens office in Vilnius
Lithuania to terminate trade pacts with Russia, Belarus
First minister to recognize Estonia’s restored independence visits Riigikogu
Tour operator Join UP! Baltic served 72% more customers in 2023 compared to 2022
Estonia: Riigikogu condemns Russia for deporting Ukrainian children
Nato offers protection, not provocation
Estonia: Almost 3,000 more unemployed since start of year
Suspects linked to Russian special services detained in Baltics
Estonia detains 10 people suspected of committing sabotage on orders from Russia
Estonian President Karis to visit Africa next month
Estonia says it stopped ‘hybrid operation’ by Russian security services
Kariņš: ‘European Union and India need to work closer’
Russia wouldn’t take revenge for frozen asset confiscation
Estonia detains 10 Russians suspected in ‘sabotage’ plot
Russia’s people in the EU: the Latvian MEP working for the FSB
Estonia thwarts ‘shadow war’ attack, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas tells CNN
Latvia’s President Says Ukraine Is Not Only Fighting For Us But ‘Fighting Instead Of Us’
Estonia thwarts Russian hybrid operation, arrests 10
Russia Is Testing the Baltic Waters (Again)
Estonian startups employees earn more than twice the average
Lithuania: Standing together with Ukraine | Concert
Estonia: Trains will not hit 160km/h speed target by 2028 due to lack of funding

From Barbie to AI: Switzerland’s largest carnival begins in Basel
Switzerland returns Buddha statue to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Wallonia adopts devices to protect abuse victims as number of family cases soar
How France became the target of Azerbaijan’s smear campaign
Isle of Man TT 2024 riders and teams
‘Music is the language of the world’: how a Syrian refugee became the toast of the Irish folk scene
‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Rules U.K., Ireland Box Office
How Greenland’s tourism industry lobbied for a green tax, and won
Atlantic Water warming increases melt below Northeast Greenland’s last floating ice tongue
Scotland’s energy must benefit the people of Scotland
Emission coupon dealer Belektron becomes Slovenia’s top company for sales
EBRD to provide credit for gas supply to North Macedonia and Serbia via TAP
My Journey of Empowerment as a Roma Intern with/in UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia Herzegovina celebrates the 40th anniversary of 1984 Winter Olympics
Doha 2024: Croatia claim gold to avenge Zagreb drama
Right and left running neck and neck three weeks before the snap general elections in Portugal
Greece top destination at Sweden’s travel awards
Ancient bronze hand’s inscription points to origins of Basque language
European Ombudsman closes query by the Basque Ombudsman regarding the free movement restrictions at a border crossing between Spain and France
Russian pilot Maxim Kuzminov who defected to Ukraine ‘shot dead’ in Spain
Italy: 4 Egyptians tried for the death of researcher Giulio Regeni
Ukraine and Italy held another round of negotiations on a bilateral security agreement
Moscow’s Aggression, Moldova’s Defiance
European Court Fines Russia for Rights Violations in Breakaway Transnistria
Kyiv says it will ‘firmly respond’ if Moscow attempts to involve Transnistria in the war
A potential deal between US Steel and Nippon Steel will bring new opportunities to Slovakia
Pig industry in Slovakia bounces back, uncertainty persists
Bulgaria delays promised military aid to Ukraine
Czech Republic To Ban HHC Products Amid Child Hospitalizations
Senior citizens in Czech Republic refine Wikipedia as retirement hobby
Romania OKs $229M dredging plan for Constanta Port
Romania bets on long shot ‘baby nukes’ as coal cliff edge looms
Voices Under Siege: The Unyielding Spirit of Crimean Tatars Amidst Russian Oppression
Trade Delegation From North Korea in Occupied Abkhazia
Georgia, South Korea open economic partnership negotiations in Tbilisi
EBRD finances Tbilisi’s solid waste management system
Georgia Aims for European Union with Electoral Reforms Amid Tbilisi Protests
The Cost of Bread and Flour in Turkmenistan is Steeply Rising
Peace Following Kyrgyz-Tajik Clashes Allows Hydro Engineers to Visit Tajikistan
Requests for Proposals: English Language Program for the Legal Sector (Tajikistan)
The Chinese dragon’s ‘gifts’ to Dusanbe
Kazakhstan Ready to Dispatch Peacekeeping Forces to Golan Heights in First Independent Mission
Kazakhstan: Population resettlement program declared a failure
Three Seas Initiative, North-South Corridor Are Key to Bulgaria
Cameroon – European Union Business Week
Digital Europe Programme open to Moldova
New Horizon Europe Project: InvigoratEU Preparing Europe for its future
Israel’s economy shrinks more than expected on Gaza war
Oil sands undermine Canada’s climate goals
Global warming is reshaping winter life in Canada
Australia unveils plan for largest navy buildup since World War II
South Korean doctors strike in protest of plans to add more physicians
Seoul’s Ties With Havana Seen as Setback for Pyongyang
Japan takes action on overtourism
Japan slips in the global economic rankings: So what’s next?
Taiwan: The Future of the ‘Republic of China’
Taipei protests after Chinese coast guards board Taiwanese tourist boat
Tensions Rise as Taiwan Drives Away Chinese Coast Guard Boat Near Sensitive Waters
Denmark’s Tyra Gas Field Set for a Game-Changing 2024 Comeback
Lockbit cybercrime gang disrupted by Britain, US and EU
Navalny death: Russian ambassador not summoned in Switzerland
Valio launches R&D project in Finland, expects to invest €100m
Sweden boosts military aid to Ukraine with $682 million armament package
Denmark’s GDP soars thanks to growing pharma sector
Norway’s 2024 Wage Negotiations: A Fight for Fairness Amid Rising Costs
Germany’s Andreas Brehme, 1990 World Cup winning goal scorer, dies
Two years since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine
Sweden heading into Nato, after Orbán-Kristersson deal
Ten years ago Russia annexed Crimea, paving the way for war in Ukraine
Finland says thousands of migrants are seeking to enter via Russia
Denmark says Russian authorities are responsible for Navalny death
Finland confirms it won’t back out of Eurovision over Israel’s participation
Taiwan drives away Chinese coast guard boat as frontline island tensions rise
Germany likely to already be in recession, suggests Bundesbank
Vatican asks German bishops to postpone vote on Synodal Council
Ihar Lednik Is Latest Political Prisoner To Die In Belarusian Custody
Fentanyl use spreads deeper into Mexico, on heels of US epidemic
World’s longest-distance drone delivery service makes shopping more exclusive in Norway
Germany: Is it better to spend on defense or on welfare?
Germany faces a political crisis over sending Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine
Russian emigres in Spain call for protection after pilot defector shot dead
Cadeler Signs Wind Turbine Installation Deal in Poland
Brussels signals potential end to rule of law dispute with Poland
Poland: A cafe in Krakow that changes lives
Colombia could restart bombing campaigns against armed groups -gov’t
All Things Live Finland hires Zachris Sundell
Netanyahu says Israel won’t ‘pay any price’ for release of Gaza hostages
Keeping the flow: hydropower, river ecosystems and governance in northern Sweden
Wage pressure remains strong in Poland
Chile reopens inquiry into Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s 1973 death
1,300Km ‘White Ribbon’ Skier Passes Halfway Point in Sweden
US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war
Norway called in Russia’s ambassador
US to impose ‘major sanctions’ on Russia over Navalny death
Namibia, Gaza and German hypocrisy on genocide
Polish farmers block Ukraine’s border in protest against grain imports
Putin gives North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a Russian limo as a gift
Ukraine war: Russia detains US-Russian woman on treason charge
Kuwaiti ‘death ship’ carrying cattle causes stench in Cape Town
Hundreds of Ukrainian Troops Feared Captured or Missing in Chaotic Retreat

February 21
February 21: International Mother Language Day
Ukrainian children might have to go to Latvian schools next year
Estonian Prime Minister Kallas: Are we really going to let dictators call the shots?
Russian from Vilnius who was imprisoned in the same colony as Navalny: ‘Their essence is cannibalistic’
Why Poland and the Baltics are jostling for the EU’s top security jobs
Lithuanian Ignitis Renewables to invest in Latvia’s solar energy
Estonia detains 10 Russian agents
Exports promotion will be tougher in Latvia this year, experts say
Estonia: Rescue Board tackles Saue warehouse blaze
Putin could test Nato by invading a small Baltic country, warns former Russia Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin may ‘test NATO’ by invading one of Baltic states, warns ex-Russian PM
Latvia: Former MP Znotiņš accused of causing bodily harm
[Estonia] Ratings: Isamaa’s support rises further still
Latvian reporters in Ukraine: Indra Sprance of Latvian Radio
Hundreds fall victim to online ‘romance scams’ in Lithuania
Baltics detain people suspected of organising Russia-directed influence operations
Lithuanian defence minister hints at new forms of support to Ukraine
Ministry mulls future of ‘Corner House’ in Rīga
Opposition parties in Tallinn take one more step towards power change in the capital
Latvia’s Emergency Medical Services Revolutionize with New Fleet and Team Strategy
[Biathlon] Getting to know: Ramses and Rasmus Tiislar
Latvia: Video marks 110 years of Foreign Ministry building
Estonia Expands Diplomatic Reach with New Honorary Consulate in Munich
Rolls-Royce and Latvian TSO to deploy 80MW/120MWh of BESS
Läänemets: Don’t think that Russian hybrid ops in Estonia end with the suspects currently detained
Latvia: Hospital takes over site from builders in dramatic standoff
Lithuania: First batch of Radarom! safe soldier kits reaches Ukraine
Estonia’s Kaja Kallas meets Scholz and gives speech at Matthiae-Mahl dinner
Lithuania takes over chairmanship of EU’s cyber security force
Estonia: Russia behind vandalism
Lithuanian police looking for missing teenage girl
Five politicians from Latvia become godparents for political prisoners in Belarus
Lithuania among EU countries with lowest share of renewables in transport
Estonia’s Alar Karis: Most people’s achievements tend to go unnoticed
Latvian producer prices down on year, up on month in January
Turkish Women’s Cup 2024 football: India survive late scare to register historic win over Estonia
Lithuania to close two more Belarus border checkpoints, govt decides
Latvia: ‘Golden Apple’ book design award nominees named
Three ERR staff presented with Bonnier Award for investigative journalism
Over 100 searches and four arrests in Latvia, Germany, France, Italy and Malta
Estonia: Former students accuse figure skating coach Anna Levandi of abuse
Latvia’s armed forces and civil authorities train to deter any military threat to Daugavpils
Estonia: President awards state decorations at Estonian National Museum
Latvian minister unable to say when teachers’ workload balancing model could be adopted
Levandi’s own complaint ended former coach Zhuk’s career in 1980s
Latvian chickens eat Russian feed, LTV reports
Ukrainian employees will not be required to speak Lithuanian for another year
Banksy Ukraine video installation ‘Murals’ to be shown in Tallinn
Railway: Board of Latvian operator quits over problems with new trains
Emergency services puts out fire at Tallinn’s Kristiine Keskus
Lithuania to close 2 more checkpoints with Russian ally Belarus as tensions along the border rise
Latvia’s emergency team shows off new cars
Museum seeks to put Estonia’s Tori horse on UNESCO list
From Baltic Shores To Russian Pours, Latvia Dominates Whisky Supply Chain
Estonia: Ida-Viru County businesses showing interest in EU’s Just Transition Fund
Urtė Oettinger Preps Lithuanian Animation Series BFF
Tallinn apartment prices increased year-on-year
Deadline extended for Ukrainian refugees to learn Lithuanian
Estonia will not close border during Russian presidential election
Nausėda positive about granting Lithuanian citizenship to US ice dancer
Tallinn removing outdated street signs
Universities collaborate on European peace conference in Lithuania
Estonia: Trade unions say foreign labor quota has become irrelevant
Judo: EJU veteran tour leads to Latvia
Russia’s FSB reportedly ask travelers crossing Estonian border about attitudes towards EU

From Luxembourg to Poland: an unequal landscape in contraception
Switzerland to ban Hamas after Israel attacks
As Found. Experiments in Preservation – London
EU Economic and Finance ministers meet in Belgium
Netherlands bridge collapse leaves 2 dead
China-France Strategic Dialogue is Held in Paris
Faroe Islands: Five year support to KVF is needed for its integration in the EBU!
Towards a referendum for reunification in Ireland?
Vatican Museums, Pontifical Villas to commemorate International Women’s Day
Dismantling of Andorra power plant now 94% complete
Is Albania ready to join the EU?
Bosnian Serb leader Dodik bows to Putin
Budget 2024: Catalonia allocates 1.7% of total spending to culture
Thousands rally in Slovakia to mark the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee
Tunnel Zheleznitsa inaugurated in Bulgaria: the longest and most modern road tunnel in the country built with EU funds
Czech Republic Extradites Suspect in Iran-Backed Murder Plot to US
Indian migrants reshape Armenia’s labor market
Azerbaijan submits peace treaty proposals to Armenia
Russia warns tourists about travel to Abkhazia
EU expects ‘significant increase’ in Tbilisi’s alignment with EU values, says Borrell
Pan-Turkism: Turkic Vector in Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy
Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan Crackdown Gets A Helping Hand From Kazakhstan
It is time to move India-Poland ties to a different level: Polish Secy of State
European Union and UNDP partnership key to tackle global development emergency
Israel Gaza: China condemns US veto of call for immediate ceasefire at UN
The World Must Keep a Wary Eye on North Korea
World best-sellers removed from Russian bookstores over alleged LGBT propaganda
US-Norway Talks Strengthen Arctic Defense Ties
Norway: King Harald V’s Life in Photos
Zinnwald lithium project in Germany now 2nd largest in EU
Handball: Denmark remain top of men’s national team rankings
‘Not in Russia’s interest’ to start war with a NATO country, says Norway’s PM
Tesla faces hurdle in Germany as locals vote to oppose factory expansion
Finland supports Kempower’s initiative for electric truck charging ecosystem
Germany slashes 2024 growth outlook
Finland’s Electric Surge: A Shift in the Auto Landscape Amidst Overall Vehicle Registration Dip
Denmark-Sweden Öresund commutes hit record high but freight journeys down
Wars and elections: How European leaders can maintain public support for Ukraine
Sweden’s NATO Ambitions Are Forging Stronger Ties with the New York National Guard
What’s caused a drop in disposable income in Norway?
Finland to provide humanitarian assistance to major global crises
Pakistan in for ‘roller coaster’ ride after parties strike deal
Russia places ‘Tom of Finland XXL’ on banned book list
Former Polish PM’s failure to apply for EU cash may be crime, says govt
Sweden proposes delay to CSRD reporting start date
No need for climate ‘flight shame,’ Sweden says unveiling funding to boost aviation
Victims ask pope for independent inquiry into abuse by prominent priest
Ukraine two years on: Destruction and displacement
LockBit affiliates arrested in Ukraine, Poland
Israeli rape crisis centres demand UN action over Oct. 7 attacks
Sweden finally within sight of joining NATO
Poland probes pro-Putin banner at farmers’ protest
Putin still believes he can win in Ukraine, says western assessment
Anti-drug crusader or cartel secret weapon? Honduras ex-president’s trial kicks off
Ukraine is switching to self-reliance mode
Exclusive: Iran sends Russia hundreds of ballistic missiles
Finland plans to permanently close two border crossings with Russia
Israeli war cabinet member Gantz says ‘promising early signs’ on new hostage deal
German coalition split over remedies for economic gloom
Zelenskyy invites Poland’s leaders to border to resolve farmers’ protests
UK and Jordan air drop aid to hospital in northern Gaza
IOM, EU, Sweden Launch Drive to Protect Migrant Worker Rights in Asia
Czechs in talks to secure up to 30 more Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany
Denmark and Sweden press Brussels to act against UK in fishing dispute
Poland moves to summon central bank chief to state tribunal, PAP says
Hungary’s parliament finally sets date to ratify Sweden’s Nato membership
Israel intensifies strikes on Gaza’s Rafah, killing large family in home
Most outbreaks in Finland are caused by Norovirus
On Thin Ice: Norway’s Fossil Ambitions and the EU’s Green Energy Future
US urges Pakistan to lift internet shutdowns, social media restrictions
Russia ‘struggling with supply of weapons and ammunition’ for Ukraine war – Western officials

February 22
1979 February 22: Saint Lucia Independence Day
Lithuania extends legal protections for Ukrainian refugees for another year
Investigation: Russia launched hybrid attack against Estonia
NATO’s Innovation Challenge in Lithuania: A Leap Towards Safeguarding Against Explosive Threats
Rail Baltica Awards Mainline Construction Contracts in Estonia
Fortifying the Baltic Shield: Lithuania’s Strategic Leap in Defense with US Support
Rīga decides to rename more streets
Kersti Kaljulaid: Europe’s defense spending needs to be 3 percent of GDP
White elephant on wheels: Kaunas professor drives one of two hydrogen cars in Lithuania
Belarus-Latvia border crossing attempts pick up again
French scramble for visual identification of Russian aircraft off Estonian coast
Latvian Reporters in Ukraine: Ieva Vārna of TV3
Estonia awards 1,016 mission medals to NATO troops
Rēzekne fails to adopt budget, loses potential loan from state
Estonia: Government issues decision on divestment of Nordica shares
Latvia’s Levits: Russia tribunal plan is moving very slowly
Lithuania to upgrade living conditions for US troops, defense minister says
Latvia: More support promised for innovative companies
Baltic and Nordic Ministers Unite in Trakai: Navigating the New Era of EU Agricultural Policy
Latvia: Eight out of 17 new trains are carryig passengers at present
Four-day Vilnius Book Fair kicks off on Thursday
Estonia’s weekend warriors: The SAS civilians urging Brits to get off the sofa and learn how to fight
Construction of the Rail Baltica bridge has begun in Latvia
Estonia: 17% of children have signs of technology addiction
[Latvia] Hospital saga continues: building documents reported missing
LDz chairman: Baltic States’ railway system can achieve faster development through joint efforts
Latvia sixth in EU for renewable electricity
Lithuania plans to establish permanent infrastructure for US troops
Latvian Saeima marks two years since start of Russia’s war in Ukraine
Estonia: State-founded European school tuition fees distort the market
Kempinski hotel in central Vilnius to be replaced by Hilton
Latvia Opens Its Classrooms to Ukrainian Refugee Children in Integration Effort
Tallink Grupp reports €79 million profit for 2023
[Estonia] Family doctor: Scabies spreads indiscriminately
[Estonia] Prime minister: I will not be watching president’s televised Independence Day speech
Latvia: Former election authority head implicated in fraud investigation
Estonia gains 95 islands, but loses 4 square kilometers with updated map
Estonia: Government appoints Colonel Andrus Merilo as next EDF commander
Narva not applying for extension to Estonian-language education transition
Travelers urged to beware of cat coronavirus
Phone scammers get 160K from Kuldīga resident
Lithuania’s Migration Department violated Iraqi migrants’ rights, court rules
Latvian authorities detain man who allegedly defaced partisan leader’s monument in Merkinė, Lithuania
Global Estonian Report: February 22-29
Lithuanian police fine volunteer, organiser of European Figure Skating Championships
Latvia: New Saeima deputy takes up mandate of disgraced predecessor
Spring season beckons at Rothko Museum in Daugavpils
Nato would defeat Putin’s troops, German forces chief claims
Estonia’s 2023 press photos of the year unveiled at Viru Keskus
Ukrainian refugees in Curonian Spit risk being left homeless, mayor warns
Construction of new combat and disaster medicine training facility starts in Tartu
Poland to tighten controls on Belarus border as Estonia warns of Russian threat to eastern Europe
Latvia bans grain imports from Russia, Belarus
Estonia: Government approves civil defense plan
Lithuania bans passengers from disembarking transit trains to Kaliningrad
Estonia: Climate ministry planning changes to wind farm support scheme
Latvia to become first EU country to ban imports of grain from Russia, Belarus
Researchers: Estonia could be divided into two zones to get more EU support
Latvia Parliament Bans Food Imports From Russia, Belarus
Estonia: Shortened sentences mean that prisoners will not be able to learn a trade
Basketball: Latvia stun Spain to sour Rubio’s heroic return
Estonia: Interactive theater ‘Punishment?!’ produced by ministry of justice premieres in Estonia
[Basketball] Green means go: Lithuania dominate Poland in Vilnius
‘Extremely useful’: EAM Jaishankar hails India-Nordic-Baltic meeting; discusses green tech, cyber cooperation

Zero Waste Europe Changemakers: Zero Waste Switzerland
Austria will recognize expired Belarusian passports
Spain and Belgium Buy Russian Arctic Gas at Record Rate, Officials Unsure How to Stop Imports
Handiplage, accessible beaches in France
France’s fast-fashion ‘kill bill’: Green move or penalty for the poor?
The Secret Celtic Heritage of Brittany
Not Isolated from God: The Surprising Christianity of the Faroe Islands
Visit Isle of Man hails British Guild of Travel Writers visit a huge success
Prime Minister of Iceland Visits the Embassy of China
Interview – Learning from the best at the 5th Iceland Geothermal Conference
Ireland to ICJ: Israel exceeds reasonable use of force limits
Israel-Gaza: how opinion polls used in Northern Ireland could pave a way to peace
Albania MPs approve deal with Italy to house migrants
Bosnia’s Dysfunction Snarls Efforts to Curb Moscow’s Reach in the Balkans
In Cyprus, Anti-Refugee Hostility Hits a Boiling Point
Republic of Moldova: six individuals and one entity listed for undermining the rule of law, stability and security
Moldovan law enforcement more capable to combat digital violence against women
Ukrainian refugees launch businesses and build a new community in Moldova
Why Were Lindsay Lohan And Dolph Lundgren Calling For Moldova’s President To Step Down?
In a Bulgarian Town, Syrians Find Tension and Violence, but Little Hope
Bulgaria to add 1,500 MW of solar power capacity in 2024
The first gathering of the Czech – Israeli Business Bridge
Russian border guards obstructed EU mission in Armenia
Azerbaijan, U.S. to cooperate on gas transit to Europe
Parliament official, OSCE country representatives discuss Russian occupation of Georgian regions
Chairperson of Parliament of Turkmenistan and Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan hold talks
Critics warn clock ticking on efforts to stop Putin-style crackdown on civil society in Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan and Tatarstan Aim to Forge Deeper Ties in Kazan Summit
Problems Seen Remaining in Kazakhstan Despite New Government
Uzbekistan to spend $1.1 billion to boost imports of Russian gas
Film Screening at EU Delegation to Uzbekistan in Support of Ukraine
FIDH: The European Union must sanction Israel for its crimes in Gaza
Services in the Eurozone rebound in February, but manufacturing contraction deepens
Annual inflation down to 2.8% in the euro area
Eurozone Draws Closer to Recovery But German Industry Is Still a Drag
Eurozone PMI shows improving economy as services inflation weighs on ECB
European Central Bank posts first annual loss in two decades
Canadian white supremacist who killed Muslim family gets life sentence
Australian bishop Christopher Saunders charged with 19 sexual offences
War in Ukraine: Implications for North Korea
Japan’s stock market is back after 34 years but the country is deeply changed
Russian Police Raid ‘Anti-War LGBT Party’
Are Ukraine’s defenses starting to crumble?
UK parliament descends into chaos over Gaza ceasefire vote
Why Rally Sweden brings out the best in the WRC
Security as Nation Branding: Sweden’s Status-Seeking Strategy
How life in Ukraine has been shattered by two years of war
Maltese Educators Seek Inspiration from Finland’s Renowned Education System
Germany strives for green boost to economic recovery as energy price pressure eases
Sweden’s BookBeat Reports 28 Percent More Paying Users in 2023
Denmark signs 10-year security agreement with Ukraine
Sweden security chief vows to fight PKK amid Türkiye’s concerns
The Finnish miracle: how the country halved its suicide rate – and saved countless lives
Valio gains multi-million Business Finland funding for product innovation
Tusk snubs Zelenskyy plea for urgent Poland-Ukraine border crisis talks
Canadian Christians call for prayer and action for peace in Ukraine
Post-October 7 antisemitism in Denmark at highest level since WWII
Finland: BritBox on Elisa Viihde
Denmark says Ukraine should get first F-16s ‘this summer’
Sweden and Hungary move to smooth over tensions ahead of vote on Sweden’s NATO accession
Kyiv has right to strike Russian targets ‘outside Ukraine’, says Nato chief
‘Era of peace in Europe over’ says Ukraine, as Avdiivka falls to Russians
Poland-Ukraine government talks set for March 28, farmer protests persist
Countries must send more ammo to Ukraine: EU’s top diplomat
German lawmakers reject motion to send Taurus missiles to Ukraine
“Language as a protest.” The Belarusian language in prisons
Germany seeks a strategy to combat recession
U.S. NATO ambassador on military drills in Poland near Russian border
Finland to introduce 200 euro fine for participation in illegal strikes
Railway transportation in Poland decreased by 3.2% in 2023
Germany, France join US and UK in backing Mark Rutte for top NATO job
Philippines hints at fresh fighter fleet amid negotiations with Sweden
MSF slams US on Gaza at UN, says children as young as 5 want to die
Poland to classify Ukraine border crossings as critical infrastructure in response to farmers’ blockade
Saab receives support order for Norway’s Combat Training Centre
Chemical weapons watchdog blames Islamic State for 2015 Syria attack
“Norway is safe,” Jonas Gahr Støre reassures from border to Russia
Blinken rallies support for Haiti security mission in Brazil
Germany wins race to host EU Aanti-Money Laundering Authority
Navalny’s mother accuses Russian investigators of trying to force secret burial

February 23
1944 February 23: Aardakh/Operation Lentil: Soviet expulsion of Vainakh (Chechen and Ingush)
Lithuania Adjusts Borders with Belarus and Kaliningrad: A Delicate Balancing Act
Estonia’s Construction Sector Faces Downturn Amidst Rising Prices and Declining Confidence
Latvian basketball team scores first win in EuroBasket qualifications
Traubaite and Ekström took their first SkiO World Cup wins in Estonia
Latvian postal service workers divided over coming changes
Estonia to scrap higher tax rate for business accounts with income exceeding EUR 25,000
Survey: Latvians give politicians poor grades for security decisions
How Estonia’s Ida-Viru region is building its film industry on the border with Russia
Latvia approves ban on Russian agricultural products
Eureka 378: Estonia Piano
Latvia’s donations to Ukraine estimated at over €650 million
€107m contract signed for Rail Baltic route in Estonia
UN ambassador Katrīna Kaktiņa: Latvia must be a loudspeaker for Ukraine
ERR’s Merilin Pärli presented with news story of the year award
Latvian reporters in Ukraine: Ina Strazdiņa of Latvian Television
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) visits Lithuania
Room for improvement of Latvia’s digital skills
Vilnius to Upgrade Military Infrastructure for US Troops in Lithuania
Latvia: Business pledges support for Ukrainian kids’ camps
Lithuania: A David slaying Goliath in the fintech arena
STRATCOMCOE podcast discusses Belarus
First Lithuanian soldier-volunteer killed in the Ukraine war
Frankfurt foils Rīga’s effort to become EU anti-money laundering capital
Frankfurt beats Vilnius, other cities to host EU Anti-Money Laundering Authority
Rinkēvičs: Latvian judiciary must be better prepared for hybrid threats
Estonia: President Karis promotes Andrus Merilo to Brigadier General
Latvia: Part of hospital’s missing files found
Lithuania adopts new number prefix for local calls
Commission publishes new Recommendations on draft NECPs from Belgium, Ireland and Latvia
Uzbekistan and Lithuania discuss issues of cooperation in the field of road transport
Latvia banned the import of Russian and Belarusian agriproducts
Belarus slams Lithuania’s border checkpoint closures, threatens retaliation
Estonia: Construction volumes down 6 percent in 2023
Latvia First EU Country to Ban Grain Imports From Russia, Belarus
State struggling to find buyers for several major Tallinn properties
Lithuania calls international competition to design schools for Ukraine
Latvian President: Public opinion shows long-term effects of propaganda
Estonia: State considers afforestation of farmland and biofuel to reduce emissions
LTG Cargo runs first cross-Baltic cargo train pilot
OSCE recommends Estonia boost public confidence in e-voting
64% of Latvian population was employed in 2023
First Lithuanian troop killed in war in Ukraine
Latvia: Food authority to perform stricter checks on external border
Estonia: Climacash stops offering carbon credits to companies
Police takes over Latvian hospital takeover saga
Nõmme the only Tallinn administrative district to have flown Ukrainian flag
Aid to be available for energy storage equipment in Latvia
[Estonia] Turu-uuringute ratings: Center Party fell to 8 percent support in February
Latvia introduces ban on Russian and Belarusian agricultural imports
New construction contracts inked for Rail Baltica mainline in Estonia
Latvia joins European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films
Lithuania must be ready to defend itself for at least two weeks
Economists: Labor shortage not so acute in Latvia anymore
Lithuania must insist on regional NATO air defence exercises – Hodges
Kaja Kallas: The state alone cannot shoulder all the responsibility
Number of violations of court decisions on protection against violence on a rise in Latvia
European Union adopts its 13th package of sanctions against Russia
European Union ramps up sanctions against Russia
Lithuanian Ministry of Defense: Russia will engage in provocations in Western countries
Estonia: Entrepreneurs calling on state to reduce bureaucracy
Ukrainian musician Oksana Nikitiuk’s busy life in Latvia
Lithuanian president in hot water after inviting voters for coffee
Estonia: Ministry completes draft raising compulsory schooling age to 18
The Lands of Mist
Estonia: Konstantin Päts’ 150th anniversary marked in Tallinn
Latvia has spent at least EUR 650 million to support Ukraine
Estonia undecided on support for Mark Rutte as next NATO chief
Navigating the Changing Tides of Investment in the Baltic States
EDF Colonel: Tempo of Russia’s operations has reduced over last week
Baltic States Railway can achieve faster development
Estonia’s Riigikogu votes down bill to ban local government electoral alliances
LTG Cargo has completed its first test run through Latvia to Estonia
Estonia: State built €145 million worth of new state secondary schools in five years
India-NB8 Meet Sparks Global Tech & Green Talks
Combined interoperability test enhances NATO air force readiness and capability
Latvia’s Hockey Federation Suspends Licenses Of 7 Who Took Part In Tournament In Russia
India-Nordic-Baltic 8 meeting convened, EAM Jaishankar hails ‘highly valuable’ exchange
Baskeball: Estonia’s defense does the trick at North Macedonia
Latvian FM Krišjānis Kariņš underlines the need to strengthen cooperation between Latvia and India
Shoulder to shoulder until triumph: people of Lithuania stand firmly behind military assistance to Ukraine
Land mines return to Europe as front-line states fear Russian invasion
Russia wants dual citizens to show support for war when crossing border
Key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in Latvia

Luxembourg Orders 2 New Ground Stations from SES and HITEC
Do museums still matter? New show at Mudam Luxembourg examines why and how institutions operate
Market breakthrough in Austria: Rheinmetall supplies Skyranger 30
Corsican language ban stirs protest on French island
France faces four major economic challenges in 2024
France under pressure to suspend military sales to Israel as war in Gaza grinds on
Iceland’s Recent Eruptions Driven by Tectonic Stress
Witness 24-hour daylight from Greenland’s midnight sun
Birth rate drops to new low in England and Wales
Bishops urge Nigerians to embrace social cohesion and good governance.
​Gibraltar removed from Financial Action Task Force’s grey list
Five drown as migrant boat capsizes during rescue operation off Malta
Smart Sustainable Cities Profile: Podgorica, Montenegro
EBRD supports green expansion of a leading retailer in North Macedonia
In North Macedonia, From ‘Honorary’ Consul to ‘Strategic’ Energy Investor
Video shows dozens of migrants stripped and forced across Serbia-North Macedonia border
Croatia Urges More Talks to Resolve Spat Over US-Backed Gas Pipeline for Bosnia
US Blacklists Serbian Firms for Exports Aiding Russia’s Military
Greece appeals to Russia to lift fruit embargo
Ten killed as fire engulfs residential buildings in Spain’s Valencia
Moldova’s separatist Transnistria rumoured to be seeking unification with Russia
Hyundai wins Bulgaria parliament nod for nuclear reactor talks
Detention of Lutfiye Zudiyeva, a Crimean Tatar Human Rights Defender and Journalist
Armenia signs arms contract with France amid boost in military ties
Armenia To Withdraw From Russia-Led CSTO; Boosts Ties With India & France Amid Azerbaijan Tensions?
Party in North Ossetia turns into harassment and public apologies
‘We must recognise cost of giving up’ support for Ukraine, David Cameron tells UN
Asserting Somaliland’s Right to Manage its Airspace Independently.
Tajikistan Foreign Minister Meets Qatar’s Ambassador
Tajikistan: Criminal cases against human rights defenders, relatives threatened
Kazakhstan: Fintech in the crosshairs as government looks to boost tax revenue
Romania opens expressway tenders for up to 1.4 bln euro
European Union Visitors Programme: Belarusians are invited to apply now to participate in 2025
‘Champion’ of food inflation
A pillar of stability in an unstable world: Strengthening EU-Japan maritime security & defence cooperation
Recent Taiwan-China maritime incidents reinforce Beijing’s escalation tactics
Taiwan Faces Tough Balancing Act As China Increases Pressure
China’s Communist party toughens Taiwan rhetoric with call to ‘fight’ independence
After absence from Dubai, Israeli defense firms make return to Singapore Airshow
Nestle and Danone Anticipate Slower Food Price Inclines in the Coming Year
Belarus Issues Ominous Warning to NATO
After fleeing home, Ukrainians face uncertain future across Europe
Two years of war in Ukraine: about 40% of the Ukrainian population will need humanitarian aid by 2024
Moon landing: US clinches first touchdown in 50 years
Ukraine, 42 civilian casualties every day in two years of war
In Ethiopia, a secret committee orders killings and arrests to crush rebels
Germany legalizes recreational cannabis use
China says it aims to ‘contain’ foreign interference over Taiwan this year
Finland Probes Potential Power Market Breach in Cold Snap Rally
Belarus cracks down on clergy who supported protests of its authoritarian leader
Use of big data and AI to support the Ukraine refugee response
Brussels to unblock €137 billion in EU funds for Poland as early as next week
Belarus make controversial history at beach soccer World Cup
Ukraine’s War-Battered Economy Shows Signs of Recovery
Belarus goes to the polls. Don’t hold your breath.
Ukraine, Denmark finalize long-term security agreement
Ukrainians in Denmark: Eight out of ten in jobs after fleeing war
Frustration grows inside EU as German infighting hurts block’s goals
Ukraine, Denmark sign security agreement (full text)
US targets dozens of entities from China, UAE and Turkey for helping Russia
Two years after Putin ordered a war on Ukraine, what’s changed in Russia?
Hungary blocks EU leaders’ statement pledging support for Ukraine
Police in Sweden evacuate about 500 people from security agency over suspected gas leak
Police beatings of pro-Palestinian schoolchildren spark outrage in Italy
Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine, 2 years on: our common struggle in defence of Ukrainian people’s human rights
Women take part in Japan’s 1,250-year-old ‘naked festival’ for first time
Two years after Russia’s invasion, Ukraine reorients its strategy to focus on defence
US, China officials discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation, State Department says
US sanctions 500 Russia-linked targets ahead of Ukraine war anniversary
Vienna court finds Austrian ex-Chancellor Kurz guilty of perjury
Libereco demands an independent investigation into greenwashing by FSC in Belarus
Hungary, Sweden sign fighter jet deal before NATO membership vote
EU agriculture commissioner proposes policy shift as farmers protest
Sweden has around 62,000 People active and connected to criminal Networks, Police says
Ukraine supporters lay path to try to force US House vote on aid bill
Lancers Make Rare Landing in Sweden to Kick Off Bomber Task Force
Netanyahu’s post-war plan sees Israel keeping security control over Palestinian areas
eFuel Design & Performance Centre launched in Denmark
German lawyers sue Scholz, alleging complicity in Gaza ‘genocide’
Key parts of sweeping US sanctions against Russia

February 24
1918 February 24: Estonia Independence Day
2022 February 24: Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine
The NB8 visit to India focuses on cooperation and trust
Latvia says any move by the UK and allies towards conscription could help NATO defences
Armenia and Estonia: A Growing Alliance Celebrated on Estonia’s Independence Day
Rethinking Power: How Wargames Misjudged Russian Military Might in Baltic and Ukraine Scenarios
Estonia’s Unprecedented National Defense Mobilization Amid Rising Threats
A rainy anniversary for the Republic of Estonia
Latvia Advocates for Conscription Among European Allies to Counter Russian Threat
Toomas Asser: Estonia’s best guarantee of democracy is real intelligence
Do it like Sabonis: Who will post the next EuroBasket Qualifiers triple-double?
Lauri Hussar: Estonia stands by Ukraine until victory
Estonia’s Prime Minister Kallas Champions Unity and Resolve Against Russian Aggression
106th anniversary of Republic of Estonia began with raising of national flag
Latvian officials offer messages of support for Ukraine
Kannik: Western sanctions have a clear impact on Russia
Exchanging Russian passport for Estonian increasingly difficult
Two years of Russia’s war in Ukraine: mistakes made and lessons learned
Europe Must Tap Russia Assets to Support Ukraine, Lithuania Says
Flag raising ceremony in Narva, Estonia’s easternmost city
A Lithuanian in Paris: curator Julija Dailidėnaitė-Palmeirao conquered the precarious art world
Kallas: We must not become numb or weary. This is not the time for complacency.
Martin Herem: We are all on the same team
Latvia: Rally for Ukraine ‘Together until Victory!’
Estonia: Independence Day parade in Tallinn’s Freedom Square
President Karis bestows Estonia’s military medal on Gen. Thierry Burkhard
Kuressaare starts Independence Day with a new tradition
Col. Mati Tikerpuu: War brings an understanding that today’s peace may not last
Latvia: ‘Road of Light for Ukraine’
Kaja Kallas: Estonian PM urges Nato to bolster support for Ukraine

U.S. rice exports to Haiti have unhealthy levels of arsenic, study finds
HHLA Sky supervises Germany’s first drone courier service
US says Israel’s new settlements in West Bank are ‘inconsistent’ with international law
Failure in Ukraine ‘will remake the world,’ UK and Poland warn deadlocked US
Finland’s Strategic Pivot: Strengthening Arctic Security and NATO Ties Amid Russian Tensions
Australian authorities urge hundreds to flee uncontained bushfire
Germany wins double gold at the Mitropa Cup 2024
Four Western leaders arrive in Kyiv to show solidarity on 2nd war anniversary
Dung dumped outside Russian ambassador’s home in Poland on Ukraine war anniversary
France, Poland lead new wave of European farmer anger
Ukraine: Two years of war in figures
Moon lander Odysseus tipped sideways on lunar surface but ‘alive and well’
Australia and Denmark share the lead after the 1st day of racing at SailGP on Sydney harbor
Yulia Navalnaya demands authorities release husband’s body, calls Putin’s faith ‘fake’
Visual analysis: Ukraine’s war of survival enters third year
South Africa’s governing ANC promises ‘better life’ at manifesto launch
German chancellor: Germany and Europe ‘must do even more’
Ukraine warns of “retaliatory measures” if Poland does not end farmers’ border blockade
Germany: Disputed floating LNG terminal arrives at Rügen
Ukraine says it struck big Russian steel plant on invasion anniversary
‘Our bodies know the pain’: Why Norway’s reindeer herders want Gaza peace
Russia’s military uses volunteer fighters to plug gaps in Ukraine
Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Hospital: A Beacon of Hope for Ukraine’s Youngest War Victims
Flooded Greek lake a warning to European farmers battling climate change
Greece Charts a Course in the Indo-Pacific
Tunisian opposition figure sentenced to 6 months’ jail
Kazakhstan to Compete at Sanremo Junior Contest in Italy
As Russia’s invasion enters third year, Ukrainians shed tears of defiance
Belarus: 2024 elections will not be ‘free and fair’
Alexei Navalny’s body handed over to his mother, spokeswoman says
Jamala: Songs of Freedom
Italy and Canada sign security deals with Ukraine
How has Crimea changed after 10 years of Russian occupation?
Western leaders in Kyiv pledge support for Ukraine on war anniversary
UK Foreign Sec to UN: Stand Up to Putin or Face More Aggression
Angry French farmers storm into agriculture fair in Paris
Kazakhstan’s Multi-Identity Foreign Policy: Path to Win-Win Relationships
West African bloc lifts sanctions on junta-led Niger
Empowering Professionals Across Europe: The European Regional Professional Committee
Israel’s war on Gaza is bleeding Egypt’s economy
Geopolitics and global slowdown weigh on South Korea’s economy

1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day
1844 February 27: Dominican Republic Independence Day
1976 February 27: Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
2014 February 27: Russia’s annexation of Crimea
1835 February 28: Kalevala Day, Finnish Culture Day
1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan
589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales
1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day
1926 March 2: James Ronald Webster’s Birthday, Anguilla
1945 March 2: Soviets Attack Latvian Partisans in Stompaku marsh
March 2: Baloch Culture Day
1878 March 3: Bulgaria Liberation Day