New Beginnings

February 25
1950 February 25: Kuwait National Day
Lithuania: Radarom! campaign raises over €8m for Ukrainian soldiers
Latvia: CrossChem reports modest 2023 profit
Baltic states consider withdrawal from the Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention
Five Latvian companies for the Entrepreneurship World Cup
A Kung Fu Comedy About Orthodox Monks Proves Estonia Is Home to Europe’s Most Peculiar Cinematic Storytelling
Bus driver from Ghana on Vilnius night life and differences between Europe and Africa
Estonia’s Strategic Role in the EU: Supporting Ukraine and Preparing for Future Challenges
Historical Šiauliai synagogue left in disarray by owner and municipality
Kristi Raik: Russia’s onslaught has decisively anchored Ukraine to the Western world
Basketball: Latvia got it easy against Slovakia
ERR in Riga: Latvians have provided €650 million in support to Ukraine so far
Judo: Latvia claims top spot on home grounds
Eesti Laul broadcasts reached over 450,000 people
Basketball: Hottest team in the world: no one can stop Latvia
Maltese Gymnasts Set Their Sights on Victory at Estonia’s Miss Valentine Competition
Crimea Platform’s parliamentary summit to be held in Latvia this year – Stefanchuk
Around 50 people show support for Ukraine in Narva rally

Taliban releases Austrian far-right activist held in Afghanistan
Dutch universities to control international student numbers
Participants of Istanbul conference on Decolonization: Awakening of the Renaissance address letter to French President
European Left elects little-known Austrian communist as lead candidate for June elections
Putin’s Portrait Burned Outside Russian Embassy In North Macedonia
U.S. Condemns Attack In Kosovo’s North As Country Observes Day Of Mourning
Serbia Protests After Croatian Foreign Minister Calls Vucic ‘Russian Stooge’
Georgia Marks 103 Years Since Soviet Occupation by Russia
Though Fading In Turkmenistan, The Russian Language Is Still In Demand
Demand For Exorcisms On The Rise In Tajikistan And Central Asia, Despite Crackdown, Scandals
With all eyes on Gaza, Israel steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes
Japan diversifying seafood export destinations after China ban
Don’t mention the war: The Taiwanese officials blind to the need to prepare for potential conflict
Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko to stand for re-election in 2025
Behind the uniform – meet Finnish major Hanne Maria Kiiskinen
Polish Farmers Block Key Road Into Germany
Zelenskyy says 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war with Russia
Zelensky says Ukraine’s counteroffensive plans leaked to Russia
Deputy Prime Minister Says 160 Tons Of Ukrainian Grain Destroyed In Poland
Germany, the preferred refuge for Ukrainian exiles
On GPS: Poland’s FM: ‘We will not be a Russian colony again’
Belarusians vote in a tightly controlled election as the opposition calls for its boycott
Poland’s Mikhal Kobosko: Supporting Ukraine is the most important thing for us
Zelenskyy says Ukraine needs weapons from allies to continue defense against Russia

February 26
Capitalica’s Baltic Real Estate Fund I Surges in Value: A Glimpse into the Future of Baltic Commercial Spaces
240 Ukrainian soldiers received treatment in Latvia
Discussing climate without anxiety: Silvestras Dikčius
Latvia’s Kuldīga unveils its own leaning tower
Lithuanian formin urges international community to wake up on Ukraine
Latvia puts too much work into sending out penalties: LTV’s De Facto
Lithuania’s LTG Cargo transported 27.2 million tons in 2023
Health insurance popularity grows in Latvia
SkiO World Cup: Baklid takes the crown again, Olsson claims first overall women’s title
Months-long wait for disability aids in Latvia
Estonia: Debt counsellors worried about young people’s access to hefty consumer credit
Do Latvians know what to do in a crisis situation?
Latvian researchers work on new electricity generation method
Estonia to earn significantly less from CO2 quota allowances than last year
Latvia fears Putin could target unhappy Russian minority
Lithuania not planning to follow Latvia in banning Russian grain imports
Estonia’s Infortar turns profit of €294 million
Around one in 20 young people in Latvia socially deprived
Lithuania buys demining trucks for Ukraine
Situation in Ukraine difficult and intense
Polish farmers plan to fight against Ukrainian grain on the border with Lithuania
Airlines to resume flights from Vilnius to Israel
Non-cash payment value up 58% on year in Latvia
Hundreds gather in Tallinn’s Freedom Square to show support for Ukraine
KNAB swoops on Rīga city council department
Lithuania looking for ways to contribute to EU mission in Red Sea
Rail Baltica Estonia signs new contracts, optimistic about progress
Wider Europe Briefing: Will The EU Ban Russian Aluminum?
Estonia: Flora win Super Cup on penalties after dramatic late Narva Trans comeback
Estonia’s Elron hopes to prevent trouble Latvia has been having with Skoda trains
Several Russian agents were detained in the Baltics in one week: could the Kremlin’s ears be behind the protests in Poland?
786.1 million non-cash payments totalling 409.3 billion euro were executed in Latvia in 2023
Czech family on trial in Lithuania for exploiting amusement park workers
Border Guard: Latvia-Belarus border zone is carefully monitored
Three out of 4 Ukrainian war refugees plan to return to Ukraine
Fewer Belarusians arriving in Lithuania
Explained: Does Sweden Joining Makes Baltic Sea A “NATO Lake”
Latvia: ‘Crystal Arrow’ military drills starting
Latvian government plans administrator to take over running of Rēzekne City Council
Lithuania to stop, inspect all Russian, Belarusian grain – ministry
Over 200 ATMs closed in Estonia over the past decade
Latvia Pushes for EU Ban on Russian Grain, Replacement with Ukrainian Grain
Possibly Russian parts in Lithuanian-Polish pipeline must be replaced – ministry
Estonia: Last coach from Tartu to Tallinn to depart from 10 p.m. from March
The Ambassador of Latvia to the Italian Republic, Elita Gavele, receives credentials
Estonia: Regional minister renames Benito Agirre tänav in Mustvee
Sweden promises to station 600 troops in Latvia
Estonian FM: Sweden’s accession into NATO is the start of a new era
Latvia: Former parliamentary speaker to be ambassador to the Netherlands
[Estonia] Navy chief: Sweden brings powerful navy, submarine expertise to NATO
Russia’s NATO border states are building a massive new defensive line against invasion
Basketball: Estonia pull off surprise for first-ever win over Lithuania

Luxembourg denies blind spot on Nato security vetting
Flanders rejects English-language university programmes again
Breton pushes for spectrum allocation shake-up
France’s Macron does not rule out Europeans sending troops to Ukraine
Iceland Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour invites immigrants to participate in policy discussion
A united Ireland is growing ever more likely – thanks to the failures of Brexit Britain
Greenland Rises Due to Global Warming, and Not Just Slightly
A Tectonic Twist: How Gibraltar Could Close the Atlantic Ocean
EBRD and EU scale up support for Albania’s railways
EBRD strengthens support to Kosovo government institutions
Best beaches in the world are all in Europe: Portugal, Italy and Spain named traveller favourites
Basque Country’s Clash Over Spain’s New Housing Law: A Battle for Regional Autonomy
Polish farmers begin blockade of Slovak border to stop Ukrainian grain imports
Schengen in Sights, EU and Frontex Overlook Violent Bulgarian Pushbacks
Hungary parliament elects new president following scandal
Hungary’s opposition lead protest against Orbán’s leadership
Hungary: report calls for improving access to justice and legal remedies for human trafficking victims
“Like a Face Drawn in Sand at the Edge of the Sea.” Vicissitudes of the Posthuman Forty Years After Foucault’s Death
‘Aware Of The Risks’: A Crimean Tatar Woman Defies Russia’s Occupation Authorities
“Ten years of occupation of Crimea did not break the will of the Crimean Tatar people” – Mejlis
Ukrainian World Congress commemorates the Day of Crimean Resistance to Russian Occupation
Crimean Tatar online dictation was held to support the language and call attention to political prisoners of Kremlin
Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Tensions and Relationship Dynamics. What Is Russia’s Agenda?
Azerbaijan marks anniversary of Khojaly Massacre by Armenian forces
Central Asia caught in a geopolitical tug of war
Avalanche kills 4 skiers in Kyrgyzstan visiting from Czech Republic and Slovakia
Farmers clash with police near the European Union headquarters
Bulgaria has real chance of entering eurozone in 2025
Is There a Silver Lining to Europe’s Climate Change Turmoil?
Uniqlo’s sister brand GU takes aim at market in U.S. and Europe
Indonesia and Australia Move Toward ‘Significant’ Security Agreement
Israel’s Elbit to supply systems for Australia’s Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles
South Korea unveils reforms to unlock value of listed companies
Japan’s Nikkei hits new high after topping 1989 peak
Chinese visitors allegedly barred from Airbus German military plane
US airman sets himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in Washington
Norway’s Train Donation to Ukraine: A Lifeline Amidst War
Exclusive: Satellite images reveal floating barrier at mouth of disputed atoll in South China Sea
Poland’s judiciary was a tool of its government. New leaders are trying to undo that
UK-led exercise Joint Warrior 23-1 begins off Norway
Belarus elections were a ‘sham’, US says, as results are announced
Japan’s SLIM moon probe unexpectedly survives lunar night
Belarus’ election reinforces authoritarian leader’s rule despite the opposition call for its boycott
Sweden clears final hurdle in bid to join NATO after Hungary approves accession
Russian caught for taking photos of military object in northern Norway
China hits back at US, EU, UK for Russia-related curbs on its companies
‘Historic day’ sees Sweden on brink of NATO entry after clearing final Hungarian hurdle
Belarus: EU prolongs restrictive measures for another year
Denmark closes investigation into 2022 Nord Stream pipeline ‘sabotage’
Hungary ratifies Sweden’s NATO bid, clearing final obstacle to membership
Arbitration in Paris Sides with Rosatom Over Finland in Nuclear Plant Dispute
A Navalny associate says he was about to be swapped for a Russian prisoner in Germany
The NATO Welcoming Sweden Is Larger and More Determined
Germany’s Mukran terminal welcomes FSRU
The History of the Residence of Finland in Maputo
Why Norway is so obsessed with salmon
Finland’s Fortum extends coal plant operation to safeguard March power supply
Hungary’s Parliament Approves Sweden’s NATO Bid After Stalling
Germany’s latest ‘net zero’ plan involves storing carbon dioxide underground beneath the sea
Canada: Statement following elections in Belarus
Polish farmers block highway at border crossing with Germany
Antisemitism in Norway At Highest Levels Since WWII, Says Local Rabbi
Public transport workers join climate activists for week of strikes across Germany
ActiveCampaign expands global footprint with new hub in Krakow, Poland
“A mockery.” The world reacts to Belarus deputy elections*
Slovak PM says some Western states consider bilateral deals to send troops to Ukraine
Deal for Masoval plant makes Norway’s Ode a fully integrated farmed cod producer
Scholz again rules out Germany’s delivery of long-range Taurus missiles
It’s official: Sweden to join NATO
Economies of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine in 2023 – the devil is in the details
Hungary approves Sweden’s NATO bid after months of blocking membership
Hungarian parliament votes in favor of Sweden joining NATO
Sweden overcomes final hurdle to join Nato in historic shift
CoE Congress President denounces so-called local elections in Belarus
Farmers protest across Europe, press ministers to act
Norway’s Sleipner: Where CO2 has been buried in the rock since 1996
Sweden’s NATO accession ends era of go-it-alone security
‘Lawfare’ on Israel’s war on Gaza reaches Germany. Will the case succeed?
Poland calls for transfer of frozen Russian assets to Ukraine
Palestinian PM resigns as pressure grows over post-war Gaza plans
Germany divided over criticism of Israel’s Gaza war, apartheid at Berlinale
Mauritius stops Norwegian Cruise Line ship from docking, cites health risk
Bulgaria bans two Russian nationals from entering EU
Ukraine demands Poland punish protesting farmers for dumping grain
Germany cools on Russian prisoner swap after Alexei Navalny’s death
Ukraine launched negotiations with Norway on the conclusion of a bilateral security agreement
Ukraine’s allies meet in Paris, as Macron, Zelenskiy warn of Russian attacks
Visually impaired faithful explore Easter statues by fingertip in Ronda

February 27
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
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas: ‘We must provide more weapons to Ukraine’
Latvian officials congratulate Sweden on NATO’s accession
Lithuania’s Šiaulių Bankas Selects Temenos SaaS to Modernize Core Banking in the Cloud
[Latvia] Dark side of ‘White’ milk: dairy producer’s workplace safety questioned
US ambassador to Estonia: Russia isn’t safe for foreigners or Russians
Polish farmers plan blockade on Lithuania border over Ukrainian grain: ‘We want to check trucks’
Estonia: At Europe’s sauna marathon, schvitzing is a sport
Rīga and Bremen talk up their twin hopes for the future
From Lithuania, a consultancy that embraced AI and pivoted to a record pre-seed raise
NATO Baltic air policing mission rotates to Latvia
Lithuania threatens that NATO will “neutralize” Kaliningrad in case of aggression from russia
Municipal financing in Latvia has hit rock bottom, says expert
President of Malta on official visit to Lithuania
Latvia: Swine fever situation is ‘consistently bad’, says food authority
Estonian athletes perform strongly in US college conference championships
Cross-Border Cooperation: Lithuania and Latvia Join Forces for Environmental Assessment of Major Green Energy Plant
Lithuania won’t recognise elections in Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine – president
Euro Elite 2024: Baltics – Baltic conditions
Latvian authorities pledge to pay more attention to cash flow
Lithuania’s “Barbora Polska” ceases operations in Poland
Sweden’s accession to NATO will strengthen security of region and Alliance – Latvian officials
Lithuanian farmers won’t block Ukrainian grain
Focus on Russia as Sweden completes NATO presence along the Baltic shore
Latvia: Interest in joining National Guard trails off, more urged to join
Three irregular migrants tried to cross from Belarus to Lithuania on Monday
Estonian PM counting on Isamaa, EKRE for Russian citizen disenfranchisement
Lithuania: Only 40% of defence industry companies work with military directly
Online sales growing slowly but steadily among Latvian businesses
Tartu 2024 Feature: Kairo and the Flowers for Independence Day
Lithuanian leaders welcome Hungary ratifying Sweden’s NATO bid
Estonia: Jõelähtme municipality going to court over Russian citizens land sale
Latvia: Security service suspects sanction breaches in plywood transport
NATO would be with Lithuania ‘from deterrence to victory’ – chief of defence on Hodges’s comments
Lithuania to check its Ukrainian grain import figures against Poland’s data – minister
Tartu downtown cultural center (SÜKU) to bring changes to traffic in city
Latvia: Ten years of white-tailed eagle drama in livestreamed nest
Kaliningrad Stands Firm: Russia Responds to NATO Expansion Claims Amid Baltic Sea Tensions
More rescued and fewer dead in fires last year in Latvia
Latvia Joins Baltic Allies in Extending Ban on Russian Tourists to 2025 Amid Ukraine Conflict
Putin’s new Nordic nightmare: How strategically crucial Baltic Sea will become ‘NATO’s lake’ after Sweden was cleared to join the alliance in huge blow for Kremlin regime
Estonia: Foreign citizens teaching languages in schools now required to learn Estonian
Government extends restrictions for Russian citizens’ travel to Latvia
Estonia aims to tack additional year onto vocational education programs
German jets land in Latvia for NATO enhanced air policing mission
Nublu performs at Estonian Independence Day afterparty in Tallinn
American singer LP appears with Russia flag hoodie, concert in Lithuania cancelled
Latvia: Invitation issued to become a military reservist
Full-scale action against EUR 2 billion money laundering network via Lithuanian financial institution
Latvian president gives Vivi two weeks to put trains on tracks
Estonian-registered firm sanctioned by US
Construction costs up slightly on year in Latvia
Lithuanian Walk15 secures €1 million investment to expand sustainable mobility solutions into German market
Russian tourists in 2024? No thanks, says Latvia
20 years of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission: Russia can still surprise us
Lithuania expects to start inspecting Russian grain shipments on March 14
Estonia will provide military support to Ukraine in amount of 0.25% of its GDP during four years – PM Kallas
EBRD supports sustainable real-estate development in the Baltic states
EISA plans to spend €2 million to promote Estonian e-Residency abroad
Germany deploys fighter jets to Latvia
Estonia’s agriculture minister thanks his country’s farmers for not protesting
[Latvia] Finance Ministry: Talsi, Gulbene might need state loans
Sending Lithuanian troops to training missions in Ukraine possible – adviser
Estonia to launch second bid for UN Human Rights Council seat
Stepukonis embezzled €40.4m from BaltCap fund, investigation finds
Kallas in Paris: We must act now to help Ukraine
Kremlin worried by discussions about sending soldiers to Ukraine
More Latvian documentaries ready for you with English subtitles
Estonia creates scholarship program and award for Georgian journalists
The ‘war of monuments’ strains relations between Russia and Baltic republics to the limit
Migration Department to screen 18,000 Belarusians living in Lithuania
Bank of Estonia: January fifth month in row of household deposit growth
Arrests at Lithuania EMI that laundered €2BN, raids across Italy, Latvia
Estonian MP in Ukraine: Russia bearing down on front in several directions
Latvia extends an entry ban on Russian tourists until March 2025 citing Moscow’s war in Ukraine
Russian citizen scales border fence in attempt to enter Estonia
Professor: Anti-satellite nuclear weapon more information noise than threat
Ukraine’s victory last chance at free Russia – Prime Minister of Lithuania
Nearly half a million tune in to ERR’s Estonian Independence Day coverage
‘It Is A Shared Concern’: Latvian Foreign Minister On China’s Military Posturing

Chinese company takeovers in Europe fall to 12-year low – more investments in Switzerland
PM Attal says France will do ‘whatever it takes’ to thwart Russia in Ukraine
Greenland with New Arctic Strategy: Defense, Diplomacy and Peace
Palestinian singer running to represent Iceland at Eurovision contest
Greenland stakes a Course within Defense and Diplomacy
The UK and US sanction Houthi enablers
Unlocking Albania’s agricultural potential – From fields to finance
Bosnia and Herzegovina: GenChange Youth Political Academy
Decades on, Serbia struggles to prosecute Yugoslav war crimes
Sánchez will ultimately give us independence referendum, Catalan President says
Italy: EPPO uncovers €220 million VAT fraud involving alcohol exports
Moldova’s Gagauzia Urged to Drop Legislation to Control Online Media
The Visegrad Group: When 2 + 2 Doesn’t Equal 4
Central European countries show deep rifts on Ukraine war at V4 meeting
NATO foreign ministers to meet in Prague
What the rise of Romania’s far-right AUR could mean for the future of parliament
Calls grow in Armenia for Russians to relinquish control of borders
Are Iran and Turkey on a collision course over West Azerbaijan?
Russia bans gasoline exports for 6 months from March 1
Kyrgyzstan: Where are all the autos going?
Karakalpak Activist Muratbai Given Asylum Seeker Status in Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan: 23 jailed over child deaths linked to cough syrup
Nature restoration: Parliament adopts law to restore 20% of EU’s land and sea
New European Union Migration Pact undermines the right to asylum
EU approves landmark bill to restore 20% of the bloc’s land and seas by 2030
European Parliament passes landmark nature restoration law
Eurozone bank lending on a trend of very cautious recovery
Macron says Russian defeat in Ukraine vital for security in Europe
Police banned from Sydney Mardi Gras after gay couple murder case
How Would India Respond in a Taiwan Contingency?
Beijing’s Post-Election Plan for Taiwan
Singapore foreign interference law: Who will it affect?
After decades touting openness, Singapore sees foreign meddling threat
France’s Macron says sending troops to Ukraine cannot be ruled out
Russia and Belarus targeted by at least 14 nation-state hacker groups, researchers say
Poland warns US House speaker: you’re to blame if Russia advances in Ukraine
Finland agrees on principles guiding 6G development with partner countries
US cautions after Hawaii neighbor Kiribati gets Chinese police
Norway’s King Harald in hospital in Malaysia
Poland extends Ukrainian refugees right to stay in the country until 30 June
Sweden in NATO: “A Historic Day”
The parliamentary elections have ended in Belarus. Not a single oppositionist candidate participated
Germany’s aim for 80 percent renewables in electricity by 2030 well within reach – minister
Germany Continues to Import Russian Natural Gas Through Belgium and the Netherlands
An Iranian-born mum is the new Miss Germany, reflecting the pageant’s inclusive turn
Greek defense minister in Finland exploring military service overhaul
Denmark, Rwanga Foundation sign contract to facilitate asylum seekers return
Houthis say they can reassess Red Sea attacks if Israeli ‘aggression’ stops
Russia Warns Of Direct Conflict With NATO If Troops From Alliance Members Fight In Ukraine
Japan’s new births fall to record low in 2023 as demographic woes deepen
Sweden brings benefits for NATO but accession delay raises difficult questions
Inside the Democratic rebellion against Biden over the Gaza war
Sweden joins TIPS – Eurosystem instant payments platform also settles in kronor
Farmers march in Poland’s capital, cut off roads in Spain to protest Ukraine imports and EU policies
Germany: Union calls 3-day Lufthansa ground staff strike
Navalny’s lawyer briefly detained in Moscow
Sweden in NATO, Hungary in isolation
Netanyahu, responding to Biden, says Israel’s war stand has wide U.S. support
Norway greets new Nordic defense
US cautions against escalating tensions between Israel and Hezbollah
Four colleges in Norway suspend ties with Israeli ones, blaming IDF actions
NATO allies rule out sending troops to Ukraine as Russia rebukes Macron
Germany confirms probe into former Lebanon central bank chief Salameh
Gaza’s warring enemies cautious over truce talks after Biden says deal nearing
Finland’s Fortum Seeks Compensation for Seized Russian Assets
Senior US senators want Congress to authorize strikes against Houthis
Germany increased steel production by 4.9% y/y in January
G20’s legitimacy depends on treatment of world’s poorest, UNDP chief says
Palestinian & Israeli winners at Berlinale urge Germany to “stop sending weapons to Israel”
One quarter of Gaza’s people one step away from famine, UN says
Net inflows of EU funds for Poland should be significant in 2024

February 28
1835 February 28: Kalevala Day, Finnish Culture Day
1947 February 28: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan
Beta Film Strikes Deal With Australia’s SBS For Dramas Including Big-Budget TIFF Entry ‘Estonia’
Council of Europe Urges Lithuania to Boost Justice for Trafficking Victims
Lithuanian Elves vs. Russian Trolls: A Digital Battlefront for Information Sovereignty
Baltic and Czech Universities Exit CESAER over Inclusion of Russian Institution Amid Ukraine Conflict
‘People put a lot of hope on me’: Estonia’s youngest MP already making waves
Latvian activist could face charges for helping migrants
Latvia: Valmiera tries to increase its rental housing offer
German soldiers are not exactly lining up for service in Lithuania – interview
Latvian cosmetics brands expand exports markets
Over 83,000 Russian citizens resident in Estonia
Latvia’s Prototech Program Fuels Bioeconomy Innovation: Entrepreneurs Tackle Health, Environment
Bolt wishes to reduce e-scooter speeds in central Tallinn, Tuul disagrees
Latvian Occupation Museum Attacked: Molotov Cocktail Shatters Peace in Riga
Lithuania: Former Kaunas official sentenced to 3 years in jail for bribery
Average gross wage in Latvia grows significantly in 2023
Macron’s remark on sending troops to Ukraine ‘a taboo break’ – Lithuanian speaker
112 youngsters selected for mandatory military service in Latvia ignore notifications
Lithuania to require 18,000 Belarusians to indicate view on Russian invasion of Ukraine
Latvia: Twelve reports of healthcare workers not speaking Latvian in 2023
Russia dismisses Lithuanian diplomat’s remarks on ‘neutralising’ Kaliningrad as ‘information warfare’
Rīga City Council official suspected of bribery
Explore Estonia’s Ecosystem: Apply for the SME and BSO Tour focused on Digital Marketing and Social Media!
Farmers and foresters to protest in Rīga next week
Lithuanian telecom revenues up 5% in 2023
Electricity, gas prices to drop in Lithuania from April
PSNI today extradite man to Lithuania to stand trial for the rape of a minor
Brussels Airlines cancels two flights from Vilnius on Wednesday
Tallinn and Tartu wastewater study shows rise in cannabis and cocaine use
Six irregular migrants attempted to cross from Belarus to Lithuania on Tuesday
Ex-Lithuanian FM sees nothing wrong with potential future NATO troop deployment in Ukraine
Molotov cocktail thrown inside Latvian Occupation Museum
Sweden is exactly what the West needs to counter Putin’s underhand tactics
Estonia beat Hong Kong 1-0 in warm up for Euro 2025 qualifying campaign
Smartpost Itella announces expansion of Latvian network
Global Estonian Report: February 28 – March 6
Latvia: Wages rose considerably in 2023 – but so did prices
Lithuanian Foreign Minister on the Possible Sending of Western Troops to Ukraine: The Initiative is Worth Consideration
Combined MSC service stretches from Baltics to South America’s West Coast
Lithuania’s FinMin proposes tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco
Baltic countries, UK, Germany, Canada, USA lead in rating of positive attitude of Ukrainians towards them, Russia tops the anti-rating
Cēsis residents smell a rat or fifty
As Russia’s hostility towards NATO increases, Moscow wants to arrest Estonia’s leader
Latvia joins appeal to U.S. House of Representatives by 19 European parliaments
Margus Kolga: Sweden brings major military and tech boost to NATO
Polish farmers’ Lithuania border blockade resembles ‘hybrid operations’ – FM
ERR in Stockholm: Serving soldiers anticipate what NATO membership will bring
Young Lativan entrepreneurs developing bioeconomy prototypes
Lithuanian FM echoes Macron on sending troops to Ukraine: ‘No option can be rejected’
Tartu start-up sector took in nearly €230 million in 2023 revenues
Estonia: What is being done and what is planned for Rail Baltica
Poland hands over NATO enhanced air policing mission to Germany
Bank of Estonia: Transferring a mortgage between banks could be made simpler
Latvian Minister Says Russians ‘Essentially Support’ Invasion By Voting
Two years after invading Ukraine, Russia is shut out of Baltic Sea by a beefed-up NATO
19 EU speakers call on US to provide aid to Ukraine
Lithuania’s Migration Department warns about fake deportation calls targeting foreigners
Estonian leader Kaja Kallas urges West to stand up to Russian intimidation, as ‘defence is not escalation’
Speech by Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis at the United Nations Security Council on behalf of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Estonia: Commercial banks support plan for easier mortgage transfers
Lithuania accepts Vilkas, becomes first country to mount 30mm gun on Boxer
Tallinn ice rinks attract over 110,000 visitors during skating season
Aquatic Warblers successfully translocated to Lithuania
Estonia: Opposition submits more than 800 amendments to delay car tax bill passing
Vladimir Putin’s ‘next Russia expansion’ pinpointed as ex-US General rings alarm bells
Estonian World to co-host conference “Is Estonia still worth investing in?”

France in line for euro billions of investment from Qatar by 2030
10 exceptionally promising Icelandic startups to watch out for in 2024 and beyond!
Northern Ireland judge rules ‘Troubles’ violence amnesty breaches rights
Montenegro pushes for EU membership by 2028
North Macedonia faces food price surge as price protection measures expire
Zelenskyy seeks support, arms at Albania summit of Balkan nations
NATO Partnership with Albania Strengthens Focus on Western Balkans
Media capture in Croatia: how the State uses funding to control local media
Both Sides in Serbia Claim Victory Over ODIHR Election Report
Turkey has threatened Greece with a loss of sovereignty over islands in the Aegean
Farmers’ highway blockades in Catalonia to continue ‘indefinitely’
Italy Uncovers Russian Plot to Disrupt EU with Protests
World champions Spain beat France to win Women’s Nations League
All eyes on Moldova
Transnistria tensions: Will Russia try to annex Moldova’s breakaway region?
State visit to Luxembourg by the President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, and his wife Eva Pavlová
Armenia: Outcry prompts government to backtrack on taxation plan
Kyrgyzstan: Building work starts on another auto plant
EBRD helps increase reliability of electrical grid in Tajikistan
Automotive Industry in Kazakhstan Outpaces Expectations
Kazakhstan: Oil services company cracks down on strikers with mass firings
For NATO, Trump threat adds to challenge of war in Ukraine
Asylum applications in the EU hit seven-year high
Wind energy in Europe: 2023 Statistics and the outlook for 2024-2030
Australian state orders 30,000 people to evacuate due to ‘catastrophic’ fire risk
North Korean factories making arms for Russia are ‘operating at full capacity,’ South Korea says
The ‘Top 10’ Focus Areas for New Zealand Executives in 2024
Singapore to buy 8 F-35As, expanding JSF fleet to 20
Sequoia China founder Neil Shen took Singapore residency
Finally, yes to Sweden in NATO
‘The Unknown Soldier’ Team Prepares for ‘Conflict’ With Unknown Enemy That Puts Finland Under Military Threat: ‘It’s More Current Than Ever’
China urges largest nuclear states to negotiate a ‘no-first-use’ treaty
How Denmark is using its design knack to transform trains
Russia says it will take military-technical steps in response to Sweden joining NATO
China says its coast guard patrols around Taiwan islands ‘beyond reproach’
Sweden soccer star Kristoffer Olsson placed on ventilator due to ‘acute disease related to the brain’
Finland Welcomes Its First Radisson RED Hotel
Sweden’s Online Shopping Landscape: Card Payments Lead with Swish Close Behind
Crimean Restaurant Rebukes Russian Embassy In Poland
EU Funds Projects for Child-Friendly Justice in Finland, Slovenia: A Leap Towards Children’s Rights
Norway’s school phone ban aims to reclaim “stolen focus”, says PM Jonas Støre
Saudi Arabia and Belarus Ink Road Map to Enhance Legal, Judicial Ties
North Korea’s first spy satellite is ‘alive’, can manoeuvre, expert says
Former Coach Of Belarusian Athlete Banned For Five Years
Watchdog approves sale of Telia Denmark to Norlys for €838m
EU’s von der Leyen proposes using frozen Russian profits for Ukraine’s military
Pentagon considering tapping last source of Ukraine military funding as Congress stalls on additional aid
Belarusian exiles plot coup against Lukashenko
British lawmakers fear for their safety after threats and abuse over Gaza
Vienna Hosts Meetings for Belarusian Opposition Leader
War, business, and politics: Poland’s support for Ukraine amid agricultural protests
Ukraine receives $760M grant from Japan and Norway
Moldova: Breakaway Transnistria asks Russia for ‘protection’
Germany looks to Colombia to combat labor shortage
Germany hosts talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Parrot Analytics: ‘Hazbin Hotel’ fronts Finland’s top 10 digital originals
How Norway built an EV utopia #Shorts
Mobilising Poland’s road transport know-how for Europe and beyond
In South Korea, world’s lowest fertility rate plunges again in 2023
Tusk: Poland in talks with Ukraine on temporarily closing border for trade
Ukraine’s Zelensky Calls for Defence ‘Co-Production’ With Balkan Countries
Moscow Vows Response to Sweden’s NATO Accession
Ghana parliament passes stringent anti-LGBTQ law
Ukraine withdraws from two more villages in Avdiivka
Two Pakistanis charged over calls for Dutch far-right leader’s killing

February 29
‘Everything’ on table to help Ukraine beat Putin, Estonian PM says
Some houses flooded in Jēkabpils as ice moves in Daugava
Lithuania‘s prominent analyst and former Army chief: World War III is already happening
Latvia: Post offices’ fate should be clear by April
Lithuania allocates over 300,000 euros to support Ukrainian refugees
Nordica privatisation process gets Estonian gov’t nod
Why is Lithuania failing to do away with outdoor toilets?
Latvia: Doctors ask for better legal protection from violent patients
What does Lithuania have to teach us about war?
[Latvia] Oh deer: keeping animals in Ogre forest proves too costly
Lengthy list of royalty and politicians who have roots in Estonia
Latvia and Poland to develop closer strategic partnership – Silina
Estonia: Producer price index of industrial output fell 1.5 percent in 2023
Lithuania’s First Offshore Wind Farm Moves Forward
Eesti Energia planning a gasoline refining facility
Latvian authorities remain on high alert on the border with Russia
Estonia: National mail carrier Omniva 2023 loss comes to €1.3 million
Polish farmers’ Lithuania border blockade violates EU free movement principle – minister
Estonia: To tame nuclear power, partisan politics must be forgotten
Vilnius City Council greenlights national stadium cost rise
Latvia plans stricter supervision on pet breeding
Estonia: No plans to close Koidula border crossing with Russia
Inaugural Lithuanian and Latvian-Spanish Business Forums: Strengthening Transport Industry Ties Between Baltics and Spain
Estonian Prosecutor Ends Swedbank Estonia Money Laundering Probe: Insufficient Evidence
Lithuania set to close two more checkpoints on border with Belarus
Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa meets Donald Tusk in Poland
Lithuania to push Russian LNG ban to EU ministers on Monday
Estonia: Opposition critical of government’s u-turn on wind energy support
Spain Enhances Baltic Ties: Rail Baltica Forums Unite Spanish, Latvian, Lithuanian Transport Leaders
Latvia, Poland Strengthen Ties: Enhanced Security, Economy, and Rail Baltica Ambitions
Eesti Energia oil shale power plant writedowns lead to net loss in 2023
Average wage in Lithuania up 12% – Sodra
Baltic States Enhance Civil Protection: United Front Against Regional Threats
Tallinn releases new guide to create sexual harrassment-free nightlife
Lithuania slams Polish protesters’ plan to block border over Ukrainian grain
Port of Tallinn’s annual turnover falls to €117 million
Lithuanian man to be tried for execution live-streamed on TikTok
New Riga Theatre returns to historic premises after seven years
Estonian Division commander to retire from active service in March
Latvia’s GDP down 0.3% in 2023
Kaja Kallas: We have to keep in mind Moldova as well when assisting Ukraine
Latvia: Former health minister acquitted in Covid vaccine case
China resumes visa issuance to Lithuanian citizens
Pay docked for Tartu Courthouse employees that let in ‘Z’ vandalism culprit
Latvia: Corruption suspected in Ropaži municipality road contracts
Poland considers imposing embargo on agricultural imports from Russia and Belarus – Tusk
Latvian Saeima moves forward clearer food country of origin labels
Polish farmers to partially block border with Lithuania despite talks – minister
New satellite fair to launch at New York’s Estonian House during Frieze
To prevent the circumvention of sanctions: Lithuania closes two more checkpoints on the border with belarus
Latvia to confiscate cars with Belarusian license plates and send them to Ukraine
Estonian Meistriliiga preview: Experts tip FCI Levadia for 2024 title
Suspects in Lithuanian filmmaker’s murder in Ukraine identified
Sweden-Estonia Cooperation Fund Grants Program 2024
Lithuania’s Deputy FM emphasises bold decisions to transition to new, sustainable economies
Estonia’s Infortar diversifying into agricultural production
Suspects identified in killing Lithuanian film director in Ukraine
Latvian president says country faces no military threats at the moment
Lithuanian border service to allocate additional personnel during Polish farmers’ protest
Latvia: Evacuations near Jēkabpils as flooding continues
First lot of Boxer Vilkas delivered in Lithuania
Rolls-Royce wins contract to supply 80 MW of BESS in Latvia
Maltese President and Lithuanian Speaker discuss war in Ukraine
Poland may follow Latvia’s example, ban Russian food imports – Tusk
Latvia, Estonia have EU’s lowest naturalisation rates
Estonia: State Prosecutor’s Office closes Swedbank money laundering investigation
Lidl opens 30th store in Latvia
Putin’s nuclear threat as Baltic states bolster their armies
Estonia: TS Laevad’s sales revenue increased to €37 million last year
Lithuania identifies alleged killers of Lithuanian documentary filmmaker murdered in besieged Mariupol
Metso sign distribution deal in Baltic region
Europe is investing in defense in ways that were ‘unimaginable’ before Russia invaded Ukraine, Lithuanian PM says
Russian military revival could “test” NATO: Estonia minister
Germany to deploy troops in Lithuania, first move of its kind since World War II
Baltic public opinion survey reveals recognition of Rail Baltica economic impact and prioritises connectivity needs
Lithuania FM: Worth considering sending troops to Ukraine
Speakers announced for 2024 Tallinn Music Week conference
Opinion poll finds NATO Allies in Lithuania deter aggression
Netherlands, Estonia, and Lithuania Consider Sending Military Support to Ukraine
Ministry of the Economy and Innovation to digitise Lithuanian language
Luftwaffe Deploys Eurofighters to Latvia for Baltic Air Policing
NATO Will Be Drawn Into War With Russia if Ukraine Loses: Lloyd Austin
Russia ‘would lose quickly’ vs NATO says UK defence chief

Netherlands: How the new Screening Act is increasing the scope of enforcement
Meet Fríði Djurhuus, frontman of the Faroe Islands’ first queer vegan punk band
How climate change is altering Sami language
Greenland Pivots to North America on Its Path to Independence
Why Wales has no national memorial to its independent past
Swedish authorities request Maltese man in connection with complex €196 million VAT fraud
North Macedonia Ends Ban on State Ads in Private Media
How a convicted head of Slovak counter-intelligence ended up in Bosnia’s Mostar
Serbia: Residence permits of Russian war opponents revoked
Historic Deal Sealed: Basque Government Takes Over Refugee Integration, Railway Management
Spain launches terrorism case against former Catalonia president Puigdemont
Lockheed Martin and Slovakia usher in new era of European Air Defense with ceremonial delivery of First F-16 Block 70 jets
Slovakian PM Fico’s plan to reduce corruption penalties suspended
Japan-Czech Republic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Working Dinner
Commissioner Simson in Azerbaijan to boost energy cooperation
Azerbaijan is racing to rebuild in recaptured Nagorno-Karabakh
Georgia: Amid tension with the West, Tbilisi makes it easier for Georgians to head East
Russia’s influence in Kazakhstan is increasing despite the war in Ukraine
USAID Energizes Uzbekistan’s First Green Hydrogen Hub
European Union: Is the EU AI Act nearing the finish line?
ECB to cut rates in June, but economists split on risk around timing
2 Scientists in Canada Passed On Secrets to China, Investigations Find
Government of Canada Introduces Legislation for First Phase of National Universal Pharmacare
Canada’s Q4 growth tops forecasts, reducing pressure for immediate rate cut
Tuvalu reaffirms Taiwan ties, plans to revise Australia security pact
South Korea’s Offensive Military Strategy and Its Dilemma
Tensions high in the waters off Taiwan islands visible from China’s shore. But for locals, life goes on
EP passes foreign, defense policy reports with language backing Taiwan
Look What Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Singapore Shows Made Its Southeast Asian Neighbors Do
15 rising stars who made a mark in the first EuroBasket Qualifiers window
Masked men in Gaza enforce prices in street markets
1 Dead, 5 Injured in Norway Helicopter Crash
Norway Leverages Hydropower for 87.8% of Electricity, Boosting January Production
Turkey’s position within NATO after Finland and Sweden’s accession
Belarusian Broker MTBankFX Announces End of Global Investment Operations
Denmark set to miss 2030 emissions target – experts
Sweden Joins NATO: Strategic Shift with Gripen Jets and US Bombers Training Over Arctic
Innovative crop analysis tool HarvestEye secures key distributor in Finland for potato and onion markets
Thailand to ban recreational cannabis use by year-end, health minister says
Denmark Grants Asylum to Palestinians from Gaza Amidst Human Rights Concerns
EU unblocks frozen funding for Poland
Google News Showcase is launching in Finland
Germany Attacks Houthi Targets for the First Time
Ukrainian Police Try To Keep Order As Russians Advance On Town
Half of Denmark’s water supplies contaminated with toxins, new report reveals
Finland flexes payment blocking powers by blacklisting Betsson
Vladimir Putin’s top NATO targets across Europe revealed as war tensions soar
Putin warns West of risk of nuclear war, says Moscow can strike Western targets
Ukraine says it identified 511 war crime suspects, convicted 81
Russian troops inch ahead as war in Ukraine barrels into third year
Houthis say they will introduce military ‘surprises’ in Red Sea
Norway establishes autonomous ferry connection
Church hosting Navalny’s funeral is steeped in the war he opposed
Parliament calls on the EU to give Ukraine whatever it needs to defeat Russia
Sweden Cuts Support for Russian Church After Intelligence Warnings
From Sweden to Bulgaria, which European countries are closest to their sustainable energy goals?
EU welcomes Poland back into the fold by unfreezing billions in funds
On the Parliamentary Elections and the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Belarus
Denmark announces additional $1.4 million for Ukraine’s reconstruction
Norway confirms transferring $114 million in frozen tax funds to Ramallah
Finland sets no restrictions on Ukraine’s use of weapons provided
The VoiCEE podcast: are CEE countries doing enough to help those facing repression in Belarus?
Finland: Ukraine is free to strike Russian territory with weapons we provide
Sweden plans to build first offshore wind farm
Another Ukraine: a disinformation platform run by an exiled Ukrainian oligarch in Russia
Joint Statement of Informal Group of Friends of Democratic Belarus
Local public transport workers begin ‘warning strikes’ across Germany, disrupting commuters
Dozens killed waiting for aid in Gaza, overall death toll passes 30,000
Let’s talk about alcohol: information exchange and collaboration meeting in Copenhagen
Judy Asks: Is Poland Back?
Five countries pledge personnel for Haiti security mission, UN says
€3 million from European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support 835 dismissed steel workers in Germany
Canada says Pornhub owner broke privacy laws by sharing explicit images
Poland’s efforts to restore rule of law pave the way for accessing up to €137 billion in EU funds

March 1
589 March 1: Saint David’s, National Day of Wales
1992 March 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day
Lithuania Assured of Peace by Armed Forces Amid Rising Tensions and German Troop Deployment
Rēzekne finally moves toward balanced budget
Estonia Reports First Case of African Swine Fever in Wild Boar, Adding to Regional Concerns
Main structure of Rail Baltica’s Rīga Central Station completed
Estonian economy contracted by 3% last year
Latvians start filing annual tax return declarations
LRT English Newsletter: Polish blockade, French hawk, and Russian hoodie
Latvian Occupation museum arson suspect detained
Understanding poverty in Estonia
Latvia: Sēlija military base in project stage
Estonia: Members of the Riigikogu Support Group visit Taiwan
Latvia: Timber company to support university forestry program
Estonian MPs Advocate Stronger Ties with Israel, Highlight Russian Aggression During Visit
Ready for a few hours, Germany launches first NATO alert scramble out of Lielvarde
[Estonia] UK daily: Reform Party’s trailblazing Riigikogu member
Latvia: Russian fascist symbols removed from roadside
[Estonia] Flash estimate: CPI up 4.4 percent on year to February
Polish farmers launch week-long partial blockade on Lithuanian border
Suspect detained for Molotov cocktail attack at Latvia’s Museum of the Occupation
‘There will be no war in Lithuania today,’ reassures Armed Forces
Latvia’s Virši reports 5 million euro profit for 2023
Statistics: Estonian economy contracted by 3 percent in 2023
Rīga Airport reports more than quadruple annual profit
Focus on…Lithuania: padel is growing. Federation celebrates 10 years since its foundation
Latvia’s gender pay gap above EU average
Lithuania’s foreign minister and president reach agreement on ambassador appointments
Estonia Faces 3% GDP Decline in 2023 Amid Broad-Based Recession
Rolls-Royce Secures Major Battery Storage Contract to Bolster Latvian Grid for 2025 European Synchronization
Lithuania has no evidence that Ukrainian grain from Lithuania is returning to Poland
Monthly retail figures down 2% in Latvia
Polish farmers start blockade of motorway on Polish-Lithuanian border
University of Latvia elects Gundars Bērziņš as rector
Estonia’s Henri Drell impresses again for Windy City Bulls
Lithuania starts replacing 8 with 0 as phone number prefix
Anti-graft force KNAB claims success in Latvia-Lithuania bribery case
Lithuania: Police commissioner general recommends to refrain from shopping trips to Poland for now
Latvia’s Dons will bring his powerful ballad “Hollow” to the London Eurovision Party
Blockade of Lithuanian-Polish border by Polish farmers is element of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine – Lithuanian PM
[Latvia] Border guard chief: Russian, Belarusian agents may be active on eastern border
One in 10 people in Estonia may have genetic protection against HIV
Doctors in Lithuania to prescribe walking app for patients
Latvia: Business sentiment improves in retail and manufacturing sectors
Coalition MPs call for closer Estonia-Israel relations
Banks in Lithuania paid €256m in solidarity levy in 2023
Estonian MPs to visit Taiwan
Months before election, President Nausėda remains most popular politician in Lithuania – poll
Estonia’s Elering pinpoints EstLink 2 fault, repairs to continue until August
Serbia, Latvia make strides in Top 10 in latest FIBA World Ranking, presented by Nike
Estonia: Läänemets wants to make it easier to restrict public access to trials
Soon prices of expensive medicines may drop by 15-20% in Latvia
Tartu song festival seeking grandparents’ stories
French farmers stop traffic on the Champs-Élysées, while Polish farmers block road to Lithuania
Finland-Estonia power cable to remain offline for repairs until Sept.
Latvian Historical Drama Soviet Milk Lands in Domestic Top Ten of 2023
Warmer weather in Estonia gets maple sap flowing
First German brigade troops volunteer to go to Lithuania
Estonia: Tartu-Riga train line not funded in state budget strategy
F-16s ‘Pass Baton’ To Eurofighter Typhoons As Germany To Defend Baltic Airspace From Russian Jets
City Museum seeks photos of Tallinners’ party tables for new exhibition
Lithuania: Group of legislators proposes suspending Russian and Belarusian agricultural imports
Estonia drops final extra restrictions on men’s blood donations
Lithuania Closes Two More Border Crossings with Belarus
Estonia: Language Inspectorate wants school support staff to speak A2-level Estonian
Polish farmers take grain protests to Lithuanian border
New Lithuanian Commercial Attaché begins work in the UK
Lithuania’s 20th anniversary in NATO: from exhibitions to commemoration run on jet runway

Cambodia-Liechtenstein Framework Agreement on Development Cooperation signed
Eight arrested for sexual exploitation in Belgium and Hungary
Tunnel vision: exploring further the feasibility of linking Channel Islands to France
Farming: Celebration as Irish grass-fed beef gets all-Ireland EU status
When will Scotland’s NHS recover from Covid?
An election in the UK is likely this year, we just don’t know when. Here’s what to know
Montenegro’s first-time car registrations rise 43% in 2023
Slovenia Government Intervenes As Doctors Toughen Strike
A lawsuit is filed against the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo and Member of Parliament Labinotte Demi Murtezi
Results from the Rural Competitiveness Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Far-right former football pundit shakes up Portugal
Portugal among EU countries with lowest voter turnout for government elections
European Investment Bank financing to Cyprus exceeds €2 bln
Euskera is the third most widely used language on European streaming platforms
53 members of a criminal organisation arrested for sports corruption in Spain
It’s not looking good. Independent media in Slovakia 2024 is taking a lot of beating
Austin Lauds Military Ties Between U.S., Slovakia
Romania refuses to license Huawei equipment for 5G applications
Centre-right wrestling Socialists for first place in Portugal, Romania: EU elections projection
Azerbaijan: Authorities worry language is an instrument of subversion
Tajikistan and Japan consider bilateral relations
The Old Politics of New Kazakhstan
Austria Refuses Asylum To Karakalpak Activist, Deports Him To Poland
Italian Insurer Buttresses Russian Gas Investment in Uzbekistan
Eurozone Inflation Cools in February, Keeping Rate Cuts on Agenda
European inflation has now fallen from its 10.6% peak after the Russian invasion of Ukraine to just 2.6%
Eurozone inflation cools, but not as much as expected
Canada’s former PM Mulroney, who led North American free trade, dies at 84
How Australia and Japan can boost minilateralism to counter Chinese influence
Will Australia turn to France for backup amid Pacific arms race?
Will Japan’s Defense Spending Hike Be Enough?
ASEAN sighs with relief after Taiwan’s election
Taiwan’s election was a clear show of defiance in the face of Chinese intimidation and pressure
Court orders millions in compensation for survivors of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption
EU, Denmark Failing Imprisoned Danish-Bahraini Activist and His Daughter
US Senate defeats bid to stop F-16 fighter jet sale to Turkey
Poland, car plows into crowd in Szczecin: 19 people injured
More than 100 killed while seeking aid in Gaza, overall death toll passes 30,000
Canada, Finland Kick Off Youth Mobility Agreement
Sweden is joining Nato, but it’s hopelessly unprepared for war
Picturesque Swedish town being turned into a strategic military hub
Poland one of only two EU countries with positive consumer confidence
Singapore’s air force to add more stealth fighters as it phases out older jets
Finland: Sauli Niinistö references Russia, Ukraine and NATO in final press conference
Finland-India Celebrate 75 Years of Diplomacy with Student-Designed Logo Unveiling
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: “When democratic changes happen in my country, EU countries will emerge as our primary trade partners”
Hynion AS Leads Hydrogen Fuel Expansion in Sweden: Milestones and Future Outlook
Belarus: no more carrots, only a stick
Belarus Targets Diversification: Aims to Shift 25% of Exports to Asia, Africa, South America
Netherlands Pledges $2.2 Billion in Military Aid for Ukraine
Strengthening strategic communication in Poland amidst new threats
Lawyer of Belarus Activist Trapped in Serbia: Indictment is Pure Politics
Norway sees 6,647 electric cars registered in February
Document From 2022 Reveals Putin’s Punishing Terms for Peace
New species of Amazon anaconda, world’s largest snake, discovered
Denmark auctions off infamous Mohammed cartoons
11th Saudi Relief Plane Arrives in Poland to Deliver Aid to Ukrainian People
Cubans resigned to rising costs as gas price soars overnight
World’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant To Be Built In Denmark
EBRD and Eiffel Investment Group support solar energy generation in Poland
Finland’s new president says Finland must have real nuclear deterrent
Belarusian customs officers prevented the export to Russia of 300 tons of Polish pears
Strikes bring public transport to near standstill across Germany
Finland approves construction of Patria’s F-35 assembly facility
Navalny’s parents bury their son as thousands chant his name
Putin’s Six-Year Manifesto Sets Sights Beyond Ukraine
Russian ‘disinformation’ hyped Paris bedbug scare, French minister says
Ukraine’s strategic goal in 2024 is to make Russia’s war felt in Moscow
How Poland can repair the damage to its arts and education systems
Ecuador asks to enter Mexico embassy, arrest former Ecuador VP
Finland: music, mission and youth ministry
US awards outspoken Cuban dissident with ‘Woman of Courage’ honor
Softpay shakes up payments in Norway with BankAxept integration
Injured survivors of Gaza aid chaos say Israeli forces shot at them
US military to airdrop food and supplies into Gaza, Biden announces
Nicaragua files case at ICJ against Germany for aiding Israel

March 2
1926 March 2: James Ronald Webster’s Birthday, Anguilla
1945 March 2: Soviets Attack Latvian Partisans in Stompaku marsh
March 2: Baloch Culture Day
NATO publishes footage of Russian aircraft interception over Baltic sea
Sky’s defence editor reports from NATO’s frontline as Baltic states urge allies to ‘wake up’
Baltic States Call on NATO Allies to Bolster Defenses Against Russian Threats
Latvia’s Expulsion Policy: Ethnic Russians Face Citizenship Crisis Amidst Cultural Tensions
Estonia: Citizenship test: Can you get into Europe’s hardest country to move to?
Salm: Europe must play a ‘bigger, stronger’ role in supporting Ukraine
Brussels, my love? Would the EU survive an invasion?
Latvia: 2025 budget schedule laid out
Ukrainian children on war, learning Lithuanian, and future plans
ERR in Brussels: Franco-German rift over Ukraine continues
German fighter jets intercept Russian planes for the first time near Latvia
How can stateless people be residents in Lithuania?
Estonia: New ambassadors present their credentials to President Alar Karis
Polish farmers take grain protests to Lithuanian border
91-year-old driver who killed girl claims to have forgotten it
German fighters intercepted Russian planes near Latvia for first time
Ukraine war: Why the Baltic states on NATO’s frontline with Russia are urging their allies to ‘wake up’
Kazakhstan invites Lithuania to co-op on TITR container transportation project
If Putin isn’t stopped ‘whatever happens next is Europe’s problem at large,’ Lithuanian PM says
Central bank expert: Health of Estonian economy should not be gauged solely by the one indicator
Portuguese in Poland and Baltics call for boycott
Estonia: Thaw renders some rural roads almost unusable
Why Latvia is expelling its Russian speakers
Can Malaysia adopt Estonia’s digital governance and AI readiness?

Poland and Romania Launch Joint Cultural Season 2024-2025: A Symphony of Arts and Heritage
One U.S. Ally’s Formula for Dealing With Trump: Pull Closer to America
Dispute Over Grad MLRS Parts Costs Strains Russia-Belarus Defense Ties
Inside Ukraine’s last stand in Avdiivka and its ‘road of death’
Swedish parents say ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes’
Norway’s King Harald fitted with pacemaker after falling ill on holiday
Hungary’s parliament speaker signs off on Sweden’s NATO accession
Gold Line Resources Dominates Fennoscandia: Strategic Expansion in Sweden and Finland
Why Is Poland Buying $1.2 Billion in Blimps from RTX Corp?
Canadian ex-inmate strives to end stigma through popcorn business
Pope Francis meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
West’s dithering over Ukraine could spark nuclear arms race, Poland warns
The Ignored Missile Incident
Germany’s Scholz vows probe into ‘very serious’ leak of army talks on Ukraine war
Finland sees unprecedented rise in STIs
Battle to save pristine prehistoric rock art from vast new quarry in Norway
Moment drone strikes apartment building in St Petersburg, Russia
Iran vote turnout hits historic low amid discontent
At Least 100,000 Arrive In Poland From Ukraine As Refugee Flood Intensifies
Spain braces for wildfires as beef farmers battle red tape
Romania’s geeks are mapping earthquake risk in EU’s highest-risk capital
Danish Conservative People’s Party leader Soren Pape Poulsen dies, party says
Seven killed in Russian drone attack on Odesa apartment block
US VP Harris to meet Israeli war cabinet member on Monday
Turkmenistan signs gas deal with Turkey, eyeing European sales
Thousands join Israeli hostage families in march on Jerusalem
Norway gives Arctic foxes a helping hand amid climate woes
US makes its first Gaza aid airdrop as mediators to seek truce deal
Russia-Ukraine war: Zelensky appeals to West over deadly Russian drone attack on Odesa
Minilateral solutions to the geoeconomic challenges facing Japan and Australia

1878 March 3: Bulgaria Liberation Day
March 5: St Piran’s Day, Cornwall national day
1991 March 5: Kurdish National Uprising in Iraq
1957 March 6: Ghana, 1st sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule
1944 March 8: Mass deportation of the Balkars by Stalin’s Soviet Union
1009 March 9: First known record of the name of Lithuania
1944 March 9: Soviet bombing of Tallinn
1980 March 10: Berber Spring
1959 March 10: Tibetan Uprising Day