Her Imminence

March 17
461 March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland
1944 March 17: Memorandum Demanding Restoration of Independent Latvia
Estonian prime minister says Putin is “afraid” of war with Nato
Dissidents speak out from Lithuania after fleeing Putin’s Russia
Keeping Russian dissidents safe in Lithuania
Where Russians go after speaking out against Vladimir Putin
‘We Are Many’: Russian Exiles in Lithuania Join Global ‘Noon Against Putin’ Protest
Latvia: Music academy council chair steps down
Latvia: Security Service continues to look at MEP Ždanoka’s file
Russian food imports to Estonia up during Ukraine war
Finns prohibited from doing business at home may be allowed to do so in Estonia
‘We’re too modest’: Soloist from small Lithuanian village sings at Royal Opera House in London
Gallery: Voters, protesters and police gather at Russian Embassy in Tallinn

Winter storms leave Germany’s North Sea island beaches without sand
Iceland in state of emergency after volcano erupts, fourth time in 3 months
Maurizio Cattelan Chosen To Represent Vatican At Venice Biennale
Long Wait For North Macedonia’s New Passports Leaves Hundreds Of Thousands Stranded
Flamingos or an airport? – Nature under threat in Albania
Transnistria Blames Ukrainian Drone Strike After Military Site Explosion
In Central Europe, Czechs Go Hunting for Arms for Ukraine
Türkiye Reiterates Rejection of Russia’s Annexation of Crimea
Secretary General starts South Caucasus visit in Baku, welcomes NATO’s long-standing partnership with Azerbaijan
Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia considers holding referendum on joining Russia
Russians in Tbilisi Rally against Putin Amid Presidential Elections
Turkmenistan’s Search For New Gas Markets
Joint Declaration on the Strategic and Comprehensive Partnership between The Arab Republic Of Egypt and the European Union
European Union announces €7.4 billion package of aid for Egypt

March 18
Volkov attack signals Russia’s return to cold war-era spying in Europe
Latvian Foreign Ministry comments on Russian ‘election’ results
UNHCR Estonia Fact Sheet, February 2024
Russian presidential ‘election’ shows 2% turnout in Latvia
Estonia: Interior ministry looking to turn people’s smartphones into pocket sirens
Latvijas Mobilais Telefons leaves Latvian defense industry union
FSC certification in danger of disappearing in Estonia
Police chief: Weekend passed peacefully in Latvia
Edith Karlson on Representing Estonia at the 60th Venice Biennale
EU needs to find new ways to increase aid to Ukraine, Latvia’s Karins says
Kasčiūnas ‘logical’ replacement for outgoing defence minister – Lithuanian PM
Estonia’s Leadership in the EU – and Its Limits
A world-renowned drum troupe from Japan is coming to Lithuania
Latvia: Former Putin propagandist prefers not to return to Russia
Lithuania’s Finance Ministry trims 2024 economic growth expectations
‘AK. Nädal.’: Why do so many Estonians feel left out of society?
Lithuania holds drills for hypothetical nuclear accident, testing sirens and emergency alerts
First components for largest wind farm project in the Baltics arrive at Port of Tallinn
Lithuania introduces tighter checks on Russian grain imports
Foresight Center: Estonian prosumers take more energy from grid than produce
Hunters in Latvia will have to use app in future
“Looks like a tragic farce”: Lithuania calls russian presidential election “imitation of voting”
‘Stark contrast’ in Malta and Estonia’s approaches to educational inclusion
Lithuanian Foreign Minister: EU will not be able to agree on sending troops to Ukraine
Going to the vet requires a healthy bank account in Estonia
Don’t be a twit-twoo – leave Latvia’s owls undisturbed
Lithuania’s FM slams Russian election as ‘tragic farce’
UK grime pioneer Dizzee Rascal announces April Tallinn show
Lithuania introduces stricter control over imports of Russian grain
Churchscapes in Estonia
Sputnik editor admits his mission was to ‘destabilise’ Lithuania
Ex-University of Tartu professor Morozov’s stay in custody extended by two months
Lithuanian government presents options how to fund 3% GDP defence spending
Estonian police investigating ex-justice minister Kalle Laanet
Lithuania and Latvia seize Russian cars pursuant to EU ban
Three art exhibitions open in Tartu marking 100 years of surrealism
Jonas Valanciunas on Jasikevicius: “I hope he can take Fenerbahce to the Final Four”
Latvian non-citizen detained for illegal migrant transportation
“Everything impossible can happen in Putin’s head”: is the Russian Federation ready to start a war against the Baltic countries, said expert
Estonian FM: Putin belongs in The Hague for suffering he has caused Ukrainians
Readiness and responsiveness of NATO forces are tested during exercise Crystal Arrow
Estonia: President calls for discussion about independence of Prosecutor’s Office
Latvia shuts down access to nine Russian propaganda-distributing websites
Estonia’s newspaper print circulation remains in decline
Latvian officials find Polish cucumbers sold as Latvian in Maxima
Estonia: Union wants culture workers’ minimum salary to rise to €2,036
Lithuania, 13 other countries urge EU to ramp up defence investment
Estonia: Appellate court finds Teder, Korb, Center Party guilty in Porto Franco case
Speakers of Latvia and Ukraine to co-host the Parliamentary Summit of International Crimea Platform in Riga
Estonia: More electric scooters will need insurance under new amendment
Latvian Dairy Sector Faces Precarious Situation with Lowest Raw Milk Prices in Europe
More than words: Ukrainian-Estonian artist’s new exhibition opens in Tallinn
Lithuania: Nine individuals and two companies indicted for subsidy fraud
Estonia: Reform tight-lipped over new justice minister candidate
Latvia calls for manganese sanctions against Russia
Housing affordability in Baltic States is up slightly
Derelict building collapses in Rīga; tram traffic suspended
Estonia: ISS last security checked justice minister 5 years ago
Russia May Attack NATO Country in Two Years: German Intel
Estonian formin: Putin lacks democratic legitimacy
Authorities visit homes of 55 Russian citizens who do not have legal status in Latvia
Speed bumps on the road for the German brigade in Lithuania
Inflation in Latvia below average in EU and Eurozone in February
Lindner shredder helps Lithuanian recycler tackle big bag recycling
Resilience in architecture: The diaspora’s response to the Second World War

EU Electricity Export to Ukraine Up 94 Percent in Two Years
North Korea Has Supplied 7,000 Containers of Munitions to Russia, Seoul Says
Denmark’s GenAI Paradox: From Lagging to Leading
Russia’s ‘dark fleet’ is using worthless insurance
Germans Thought They Were Immune to Nationalism After Confronting Their Nazi Past
Protest erupts in eastern Cuba amid blackouts, food shortages
The ripple effects of NATO expansion
Norway Launches Its First Offshore Wind Auction
Norway’s cod farmers dream big as wild catch volumes plunge
Inside Poland’s Dynamic Startup Scene: Your Personal Cheat Sheet
Will the Olympics open with Russian athletes?
Zimbabwe goes hungry as crops wither amid El Nino drought
Poland to audit state funding for religious groups – “in particular Catholic church” – under former government
Norway: UN experts deeply concerned about racial discrimination against people of African descent
Kremlin says the only way to protect Russia is to create a buffer zone with Ukraine
Poland revives ties with Berlin and Paris in push to help Ukraine
1.4 GW Norway wind project may cut prices EUR 4-5/MWh
German living standards plummeted after Russia invaded Ukraine, say economists
Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Poland, South Korea added to US-led spyware agreement
Shock and confusion as Turkey seizes earthquake survivors’ homes
Putin claims landslide in Russian election and scorns US democracy
INGOs urge Human Rights Council Member States to support Belarus mechanisms
Novo Nordisk foundation to place more grants outside Denmark
Ukraine Assistance Fund: Council allocates €5 billion under the European Peace Facility to support Ukraine militarily
Belarusian Evangelical Pastor Gets Additional 15 Days In Jail Over Prayers For Ukraine
Togoland: Germany’s first and smallest African colony
China’s military, state media slam U.S. after Reuters report on SpaceX spy satellites
Belarus: Ukrainian citizen accused of espionage and sentenced to 9 years in penal colony
US Marine Corps F-35 lands in Sweden for first time
Ukraine says Putin’s buffer zone comment is a sign of escalation
Ukraine war: Russia’s hold on Crimea loosens
Vladimir Putin’s gold strategy explains why sanctions against Russia have failed
Polish farmers block crossings on German border again
Logistics strikes in Finland lead to higher costs and significant restrictions
Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk’s amputee football team for wounded soldiers
A nationwide epidemiological study on the associations between ambient particulate matter and suicide in Finland
Poland, Germany to launch tank coalition in late March, rapid reaction force in July
France joins Poland’s push to curb Ukrainian imports
Finland hands biggest ever GDPR fine to online retailer
West decries Putin’s election win, China, India vow closer ties
Sweden to welcome first property from Ruby Hotels
Ecommerce in Sweden: 11.8 billion euros in 2023
Arizona county faces ‘homelessness on steroids’ as migrant shelter funds run out
Taurus missiles: Why Ukraine wants them – and Germany hesitates
Gaza far exceeds famine-level food shortages, mass death imminent, monitor says
Jean-Marc Goy’s invitation from Luxembourg
ERC grants – launch of negotiations between the EU and Switzerland
Drones aid reforestation in Austria’s Tyrol forest
Putin open to Macron’s ceasefire proposal during Paris Olympics
Blue Islands to test direct flights from Luxembourg to Jersey and Guernsey
The African Book Fair in Paris 2024: showcasing the richness of African literature.
The first outside legal analyses of Vatican’s ‘trial of the century’ are in, and they’re critical
Montenegro Moves to Ease Path to Legal Gender Recognition
‘Montenegro should be a full member of EU, period,’ says prime minister
Slovenia launches low-carbon hydrogen consortium
In North Macedonia, textile workers mobilise in the face of impunity for employers and the violation of their rights
US Blacklists Former Top Prosecutor, Presidential Candidate, in North Macedonia
Albania Parties Reach Agreement to End Opposition Protests
Donald Trump’s son-in-law eyes tourist projects in Serbia, Albania
One year after Ohrid agreement, there is little commitment from Kosovo and Serbia to its implementation
Croatia Court Bans President From Candidacy in Parliamentary Elections
Is Croatia’s new whistleblower law a danger for journalism?
Croatia grants €900.000 for Mostar flights
Erdogan: All Cyprus could have been ours
Hundreds of protesters in Spain’s Basque country lie down in tribute to Gaza victims
Basque party proposes legal change in Spain to evict squatters within 48 hours
Korrika: A Run For The Basque Language In Lužánky Park
Three arrested in Spain following migrant deaths at sea
4,000 prisoners stuck in their cells in Spain’s Catalonia due to workers’ strike
Italy’s PM Giorgia Meloni praises her country’s role in EU deal with Egypt
Moldova’s Sandu Calls On Lawmakers To Merge EU Referendum With Presidential Poll
Moldova Dismisses Alleged Drone Attack on Transnistria
In historic shift, Bulgaria seeks US help to escape Russia’s nuclear grasp
Russia/Ukraine: A decade of suppressing non-Russian identities in occupied Crimea
Armenian PM signals willingness to make territorial concessions to facilitate border deal
Secretary General in Tbilisi: NATO supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
NATO Chief Visits Georgia to Discuss Cooperation, Path to Membership
NATO Chief: Georgia remains one of NATO’s closest partners
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: moving disability rights forward
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Agree On 11 More Kilometers Of Border
Putin wins big in Central Asia, but Kazakhstan spoils party
Kazakhstan Leading Shanghai Cooperation Orga­nization: A Balancing Act
Uzbekistan connects first phase of 511 MW solar project
Biodiversity is key to a healthy future for all of us and it needs help
Eurozone monthly trade surplus rises to record high
Annual inflation down to 2.6% in the euro area
ECB: now is the time for normalisation
Rule of law continues to deteriorate in Europe – new report by 37 European organisations
What’s in store for Europe’s nuclear energy?
Creation of seven additional workstreams of the digital euro Rulebook Development Group
ECB may start cutting interest rates in June
Canada Lawmakers Back Motion Meant to Help Bring Peace to Gaza
Taxi drivers win nearly $179 million in compensation from Uber in Australia
Australia Extends Parental Leave to 6 Months. How That Compares to Other Countries
North Korea fires ballistic missiles as Blinken visits Seoul
South Korea Can Be a Democratic Leader
No, Japan Will Not Defend Taiwan
Taiwan’s Tough Call on How to Stop China: Bigger Weapons or Lots of Cheap Ones
Wang Yi’s Perfectly Timed Visit to New Zealand
New Zealand in AUKUS ‘no guarantee,’ but discussions active: Defense minister

March 19
1238 March 19: Kashubian Unity Day
Latvia’s train delivery deadlines extended once again
Estonia expels Russian diplomat accused of leaking court documents to social media
Many drunk drivers caught over weekend in Latvia
ANRA Technologies Forms Partnership with Estonian Aviation Academy to Launch U-space Test Center in Estonia
Latvia hopes to start producing munitions by end of year
Estonia’s 5Miinust & Puuluup sing about police raids and recreational substances in “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi” lyrics
Latvia: Customs service reports big cigarette smuggling case
Lithuania’s elderly feel left behind amid push for digitisation
Narva Museum declares a ‘working peace’ after 1944 bombing controversy
Latvia: Making sanctions work
Estonian minister in Korea: Democracy can ensure lasting peace, security
Latvia focuses on scams during financial literacy week
Saaremaa: Strong winds lead to formation of Triigi harbor ‘ice mountain’
Lithuanian FM calls for opening EU accession talks with Ukraine ‘as soon as possible’
Latvian literature grant winners announced
Estonia To Host Uncrewed Traffic Management Test Center
Latvia: Tax service finds nothing wrong with Daugavpils mayor’s declarations
[Estonia] Kõlvart: Million-euro fine would not prove existential blow to Center Party
Latvia: Safeguarding Information Integrity in the Digital Age
Direct flights available to over 50 destinations from Tallinn this summer
Latvia: Internal Security Bureau sends police violence case to prosecutor
Italian singer Pupo’s performance in Lithuania cancelled following Moscow appearance
Estonian agriculture chamber chief: What makes farmers protest?
S. Korea, Lithuania to seek closer cooperation in trade, investment
Latvia to allocate more funding towards Covid-19 prevention measures
Lithuania: Seimas tends to support the proposal to abandon 1 and 2 cent coins
Estonia: EKRE politicians protest against car tax
Lithuanian PM nominates Kasčiūnas for defence minister
Latvia’s Talsi municipality to crack down on gambling
Estonia’s Riigikogu committee against bureaucracy-fueling European Commission plan
Latvia has blocked a number of websites for spreading Russian propaganda
Fall in CO2 emissions quota prices will hit Estonian state coffers
Lithuanian 5G speeds up to over 200 Mbps in 2023
Estonia expelling Russian embassy employee
NVD reports: Latvia has successfully adopted palliative care service across the country
Estonia: Disc golfer Kristin Tattar second in Austin
Cast your vote for Latvia’s ‘Coin of the year’
Lithuania: PM nominates Kasčiūnas as next defence minister
Estlink 2 will not be repaired until August due to complexity of task
Latvian government agrees on major cyber security update
Estonia: Waste reform to increase costs for those who do not sort trash
Latvia plans to develop health tourism over next three years
[Estonia] Reform MP: New justice minister announced next week
Latvia: Joint harassment reporting system in academia considered
How many voters will turn up for Lithuania’s EP elections?
Latvia: Camp organizer gets year in prison for fraud
Estonian defense minister cancels repressed persons’ health support funding
Over 100 dogs removed from inappropriate care near Bauska, Latvia
Germany replaces USA as Estonia’s biggest arms supplier
Polish farmers’ protests may disrupt traffic from Lithuania
Estonia’s Kallas in Berlin: Ukraine urgently needs weapons, ammunition
AmCham chair in Latvia to serve another term
Estonia Expels Russian Diplomat Over ‘Judicial Interference’
Defence taxes should be shouldered by as many taxpayers as possible – Lithuanian PM
Kaja Kallas: Fighting for freedom requires strong resolve in a time of hesitation
VOA Interview: Latvia’s Defense Minister Offers Support to Ukraine for ‘As Long as it Takes’
Ukraine, Estonia start talks on security agreement
Intersurgical expands in Lithuania, plans to invest €10 million in advanced manufacturing
Estonia’s air among world’s cleanest
Lithuania buys more G36 assault rifles from Germany
EU to impose tariffs on Russian grain
Estonia: Impact of EU’s Russian grain tariffs on market price will be small
How to halt democracy erosion
The Baltic States stand up against Russia
Baltics to Fight Russia From the First Mile
Lithuania urged for more demining and training assistance for Ukraine at the 20th Ramstein format meeting
Improving Europe’s Connectivity: Rail Baltica and Správa Železnic Discuss High-Speed Rail Agenda for North-East Europe
War-Zone GPS Spoofing Is Threatening Civil Aviation

Finland is providing combat boats to Ukraine
‘Alarm bells are ringing’: Poland’s president says NATO must urgently ramp up defense spending
Gaz System to Acquire Gas Storage Poland
Drones are key to gain advantage over Russia, Ukraine army chief says
Norway and Singapore strengthen ties to further develop hydrogen value chain
Team Finland Türkiye on the road with key Finnish cities to meet with Turkish startups
Which countries had the worst air quality in 2023?
Ukrainian exports have minimal impact on grain prices in Poland – experts
IOC blasts Russia’s Friendship Games for what it says is a violation of the Olympic Charter and politicization of sport
Armenia’s PM says he must return disputed areas to Azerbaijan or face war
Finland-based Korkia sets up local partnership for solar power investments in Romania
Russian Vessel Hit by Explosion, Catches Fire in ‘NATO Lake’
Austin says US support for Ukraine remains resolute even as security aid remains stalled in Congress
Germany’s economy brightens up: Could the DAX Index reflect that?
Denmark’s Culture Minister Proposes Ban on Russian Esports Players at PGL Major Copenhagen 2024
Russia: Vladimir Putin Takes Office Once Again
Finland passed its flexible work act in 1996–and it may partly explain why it’s the happiest nation
Germany urges tighter global energy cooperation to bring climate targets within reach
Dark Fleet Tanker Had a Collision off Denmark
Hamas’ No 3, reported dead, was ‘nightmare’ for Israel
Russia says it will evacuate children from Belgorod after Ukraine shelling
Russia says it has captured frontline village of Orlivka in eastern Ukraine
Posterchild for Russia’s removal of Ukraine orphans says he was coached, threatened
Increased risk of major bark beetle outbreaks in Norway
Exclusive: Putin to visit China in May
Russia’s war on Ukraine | EU Civil Protection Response and Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine
Germany arrests 2 Afghans over Swedish parliament attack plot
Denmark’s new Nvidia AI supercomputer will come online this year
Putin calls on KGB’s heirs to bust the West’s sanctions
Green energy giant Statkraft looks beyond Norway for growth
Former Belarusian Hockey Player Kaltsou Dies In Apparent Suicide
Only Estonia, Finland, Grenada, Iceland, Mauritius, Australia, and New Zealand had clean enough air
UN sounds ‘Red Alert’ as world smashes heat records in 2023
Denmark’s parliament to be redesigned
Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of fraud in vaccine records
Democracy is under pressure in Belarus
Finland pledges $36 million to Czech-led shell initiative for Ukraine
In Gaza, starving children fill hospital wards as famine looms
Global South trying to back winner in Ukraine war
US to Ukraine: Heed our words, not our actions
Poland moves ahead with its longest rail tunnel
Russian, Belarusian athletes not part of Paris Olympics opening ceremony
Prominent journalist goes on trial in Belarus on charges widely seen as politically motivated
Czech Republic to deliver thousands of extra artillery shells to Ukraine
Iraqi ex-defense minister arrested in Sweden for suspected benefits fraud
Polish e-commerce giant Allegro expands brand to Slovakia
Hong Kong passes security law which critics say further threatens freedoms
Far-right Austrian nationalist banned from Germany after neo-Nazi meeting
Ukraine’s survival in danger, Pentagon chief warns
Denmark will be the third European country to introduce mandatory conscription for women
The unintended consequences of the Zeitenwende
Netanyahu spurns Biden plea to call off Rafah assault in Gaza
The Hydrogen Stream: Germany’s hydrogen strategy takes shape
Trump urges US Supreme Court to endorse ‘absolute immunity’ for ex-presidents
US soldiers parachute onto polar landscape in Norway
Is TikTok’s Time Finally Up?
Ukraine, Luxembourg sign cooperation agreement
Switzerland signs gas solidarity agreement with Germany, Italy
Austrian expertise in renewable energy could benefit Africa
EU Commission gives green light to ban disposable e-cigarettes in Belgium
The Netherlands: the world’s global legal battlefield
Initiative of the year: the Netherlands Bank’s ChatDNB
France condemns all violence committed in Sudan, regardless of the perpetrators
First four star BAP certification awarded in the Faroe Islands
In Ireland, Israel-Palestinian conflict serves as stand-in for fight against British
Ireland gambles on China’s big tech billions
From vision to action: Slovenia’s journey towards circular economy – an interview with Jasmina Karba
Almost €39 million in Cohesion Funds to upgrade wastewater treatment in Velika Gorica, Croatia
Migrant workers exploited, abused in Italy’s prized fine wine vineyards
Moldova expels Russian diplomat over polling stations in Transnistria
Shoot on sight or give them space? Slovakia grapples with what to do about bears after woman dies
Bulgaria government rotation fails, new vote possible
Taiwan’s vice president-elect visits Czech Republic
Crimean Tatars Are Forgotten Innocent Victims of Russia’s War
Armenia scouts path toward EU accession
Armenian PM: ‘War Could Erupt’ Unless Border Demarcation Starts
Secretary General in Armenia: stability in the South Caucasus matters to NATO
Armenia’s PM warns Azerbaijan could start war over disputed border villages
Locals Fear Being Cut Off Amid Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace Talks
Armenian PM: We’ll hand Azerbaijan some territory to avoid a new war
Georgia: Russian “presidential elections” in Abkhazia and South Ossetia are illegal, says EU
How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
NATO Backs Georgia’s Sovereignty, Says Secretary General in Tbilisi
Сlimate change and risks in Kyrgyzstan
Global Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness Programme launches in Kyrgyzstan
Russia warns Romania over building “largest Nato military base” in Europe
Reform of the Statute of the Court of Justice adopted
Luca de Meo’s Letter to Europe
Innovation in digital and clean-energy technologies boosts demand for patents in Europe in 2023
After non-binding motion, Canada to halt arms exports to Israel
Playing With Proliferation: How South Korea and Saudi Arabia Leverage the Prospect of Going Nuclear
Bank of Japan ends negative interest rates, opting for first hike in 17 years
Japan has abandoned decades of pacifism in response to Ukraine invasion and increased Chinese pressure on Taiwan
In the busy waters between China and Taiwan, the de facto border is being tested
China’s foreign minister begins New Zealand, Australia tour
Singapore Opposition Leader Pritam Singh Criminally Charged for Telling ‘Untruths’
This is the happiest country in Asia, according to the World Happiness Report

March 20
1956 March 20: Tunisia Independence day
NATO cannot take Russia’s weakness in the Baltic theater for granted
Lithuania’s Ignitis Gets $114MM EIB Loan for Pumped Storage Facility
Latvia: Two Music academy professors suspended over sexual harassment allegations
Team Estonia competing at the Culinary Olympics
State Audit: Latvia has not done enough in smart transport solutions
Internal bickering or kick for change – what’s behind Lithuanian defence minister’s resignation?
Repeated surveys confirm most basements are not fit for shelters in Latvia
Secretary general of Nordic Council of Ministers to visit Estonia
Latvia mulls curbing cash payments
There are no Litvinist groups among Belarusian diaspora – intelligence
The EU should stop ‘westsplaining’ and listen to its smaller eastern members – they saw the Ukraine war coming
Latvia seeks to adapt thousands of basements to serve as shelters
Lack of Baltic commercial operators hinders intermodality, says Samskip
Funds from frozen Russian assets could reach Ukraine in July – EU commissioner
Estonia: Fall in industrial output producer price index continued to February
Latvian meds e-prescriptions will be valid abroad
Estonia: M-voting may be viable at 2027 Riigikogu election
Latvia joins Czech initiative to purchase artillery shells for Ukraine
Ukraine group meeting in Ramstein briefed on Estonian co-led IT coalition
If imports from Belarus are banned, elevator maintenance in Latvia could become at risk
Balticonnector rupture led to lower gas prices in Estonia, higher in Finland
Latvia: Effort to get new trams running does not get new trams running
Lithuanian minister questioned amid allegations of corruption in defence procurements
Kalev/Cramo unbeaten at home all season in Latvian-Estonian Basketball League
Latvian parliamentary delegation visits Georgian MoD
Lithuania marks anniversary of EU, NATO membership with commemorative coin
Concerns about smaller-than-planned tax revenue in Latvia
airBaltic to offer Vilnius-Oslo Torp flights next winter
Global Estonian Report: March 20-27
Lithuania allocates $38 million to buy shells for Ukraine via Czech initiative
Latvia backs Czech munitions-for-Ukraine initiative
Kyrgyzstan, Estonia discuss cooperation between customs authorities
Latvia: ‘Page Break’ poetry festival returns to Jelgava in April
Estonia: Reform Party calls for creation of EU defense commissioner role
Fourteen flu patients died last week in Latvia
Lithuania expected to provide school buildings and housing for incoming German brigade
[Estonia] Heidy Purga: Fundamental change awaited in culture policy
Vilnius was visited by 1.2mn tourists in 2023
Kallas: Next NATO Secretary General should come from Eastern Europe
First troops from German brigade to arrive in Lithuania in April
Estonia: Regional minister to resign if no progress made on policies by mid-April
Investors can enjoy the life aquatic in Latvia
Luminor forecasts 1 percent fall for Estonia’s GDP in 2024
Lithuania approves €35m for Czech initiative to buy ammo for Ukraine
Telia Estonia expands local outlets with Cleveron
EU Policy. Eight countries lack formal regulator to oversee platform rules
Authorities apprehend scam call centre workers; Latvian residents among their victims
What is needed for Rheinmetall to build ammunition plant in Lithuania?
European Parliament hosts discussions on Via Carpatia’s new section connecting Baltic See with Caspian Sea
A Big Step Forward: GetJet Airlines Latvia Secures FAA Approval To Operate US Flights
First case of tickborne encephalitis already diagnosed in Estonia this year
Frequentis Automates Drone Flight Approvals for Faster Operations in Lithuania
Ukrainian artist Mariia Bonchuk opens exhibition at Tallinn’s Põhjala tehas
Lithuanian Railways uses IVU.rail
Analyst: Startups will not make up 30% of Estonia’s GDP by 2030
Lithuania has been ranked the happiest country in the world for young people, data shows
Estonia, Ukraine start security agreement formal negotiations
The “FREE Rail” program: LTG, the first in the Baltic countries, has chosen a data exchange system for freight transportation used in the West
Estonia’s Council of Europe candidate introduces agenda ahead of first vote
Lithuania is ready to for the arrival of the first German Brigade troops
Estonia: Reform Party expels Narva member over museum criticism
Baltics, Poland, Czechia reiterate demand to cap grain imports from Russia
The premiere of the film “Villagers” painted in Lithuania took place in Vilnius
Five EU Nations Urge Bloc To Ban Russian And Belarusian Grain
Netherlands U19s ease to victory over Lithuania

Why Asia Should Sound the Trump Alarm
The aftertaste of Stoltenberg’s visit: South Caucasus on the brink of interesting developments
Taiwan warns of ‘enormous’ Chinese bases near its S.China Sea holding
Could Poland’s promotion to Europe’s top table be a turning point for Ukraine?
France Could Command 60,000 Strong Force in Ukraine: General
Germany’s commercial real estate plunge could be a threat for banks
Finland is giving away free trips to teach people how to be happy
Former Finnish President asked to write report on EU’s defence against Russia
Meet a European diplomat working to get tech companies on the ‘right side of history’
Poland plans to ban the transit of Ukrainian grain from April 1
Russia warns United States: use of SpaceX for spying makes its satellites a target
Finland named the world’s happiest country (again) in 2024 but young people in Europe are struggling
Vietnam’s president resigns, raising questions over stability
EU Looks to Increase Its Defense, Ukraine Support Against a Bellicose Russia
Habitare to encourage “creative meetings” as Finland seeks to become global design destination
Commission disburses first €4.5 billion of bridge financing to Ukraine under the Ukraine Facility
Poland has joined the US Red Sea Security Coalition
Russia says it is pushing Ukrainian forces back, will create two new armies
Norway Completes First Offshore Wind Auction with Ikea Franchisee and Jera
Sweden’s Riksbank finds offline central bank digital currency viable but tricky
Sweden’s arms industry is scaling up
Euroviews. Armenia’s biggest challenge on its EU path is escaping Russia’s pull
The extent of fraud in Russia’s presidential election begins to emerge
Investigative Committee opens criminal cases against members of “People’s Embassies” and “Belarusians Abroad”
Denmark’s Topsoe sees ‘significant progress’ in 3 month Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell test
Denmark to get powerful AI supercomputer and research centre
As Germany’s coalition squabbles, Scholz vows EU will ‘stand together’ on Ukraine
Germany summons Iran ambassador over 2022 synagogue plot
Pakistan port attack kills two soldiers, eight militants, say officials
Dengue outbreak in Argentina on track to break records
‘Currently unsafe to return’ to Belarus, Human Rights Council hears
Sweden buys 321 armored vehicles from Patria
Germany seeks to appease farmers with tax relief plan
Poland’s ‘Heart of the Garden’ crowned European Tree of the Year
Dutch providing Ukraine with F-16 ammunition, drones, minister says
Sweden Orders Small-Caliber Ammo From Nammo, Norma
Leo Varadkar: Irish Prime Minister unexpectedly quits
eAgronom Joins Forces With Gardskapital, Expands To Sweden
Google Shopping Faces Ban in Poland
US pledges $47 mln humanitarian aid for Sudan, neighboring countries
AI Sweden’s Head of Research Magnus Sahlgren on Natural Language Understanding
U.S. military aid package ‘will get to Ukraine’, Jake Sullivan says on Kyiv trip
At Leipzig Book Fair: Germany’s Book Business Will Launch #DemocracyVoteNow
Israeli military says it killed 90 gunmen at Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital
International cooperation is in Germany’s interest!
Democratic lawmaker dons Putin mask, mocks Republicans at Biden impeachment hearing
Tens of thousands of farmers join blockades around Poland in largest protest so far
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: “I am optimistic about Belarus”
Two arrested in Russia’s first LGBTQ+ extremism case
Emmanuel Macron flexes political muscle with boxing photos
The EU Enters Into New Era of Cooperation With the Faroe Islands and Greenland
EU and Faroe Islands strengthen ties on green transition and climate change
Property prices getting in the way of Ireland’s business with the US
‘Gaza is at the heart of lots of people’: Scottish Muslims torn between SNP and Labour
Slovenia State Secretary Štucin holds political consultations in Andorra
North Macedonia aims to attract almost $600mn for green transition
A journey through ancient Albania
Cyprus to host first Commonwealth Ocean Ministers Meeting
Basque region to take over RENFE suburban routes
Spain court bails convicted rapist Dani Alves for 1 mn euros
Italy looks to resume dialogue with “de facto” Niger gov’t
Putin Lights a Gagauz Fuse Under Moldova (Part One)
Slovakia, the EU’s next rule of law headache
The worrying Chinese projects in Orban’s Hungary
EU Policy. Fate of Nature Restoration Law could be decided in Budapest
The Walkway to Nowhere: A Monument to Hungary’s Patronage Politics
Czech Republic sees record number of whooping cough cases since 1963
Euroviews. Armenia’s biggest challenge on its EU path is escaping Russia’s pull
More than 90% from Georgia’s Occupied Territories Voted for Putin
Tbilisi ‘rebel’ artist Karlo Kacharava’s visions of glasnost Georgia are getting a posthumous re-evaluation
Calik Enerji Swiss to build Turkmenistan power plant
Promoting the green transition in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan: Reshuffle at news outlet offers fresh hints of media scene decline
‘He just vanished’ − missing activists highlight Tajikistan’s disturbing use of enforced disappearances
Meet the imam combining faith and public health to support tuberculosis patients
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Agree to Install Transboundary Water Meters
Saneg gives Uzbekistan’s mature oilfields a second life
“Ukraine does not stand alone”, says Chair of the NATO Military Committee at the Kyiv Security Forum
Ukraine: Council and Parliament reach a deal to renew EU’s autonomous trade measures
Cohesion policy powers EU circular economy shift
European capital markets
European gas markets: Post-war outlook
European Central Bank’s Lagarde signals June cut but says future rate path uncertain
ECB tries to dampen bets on streak of rate cuts
ECB’s Lagarde: Building confidence in the path ahead
Christine Lagarde says ECB will not commit to path of rate cuts
ECB chief Lagarde lays out three-part test for rate cuts
Australia gets its most senior Chinese leadership visit since 2017 as relations thaw further
Battling the Numbers: South Korea’s Military Downsizes Amid Challenging Demographic Landscape
Keoyoung Sun: Eight dead as South Korea-flagged tanker capsizes off Japan coast
New Zealand announces ban on disposable e-cigarettes

March 21
1990 March 21: Namibia Independence Day
1992 March 21: Tatarstan Sovereignty Referendum
NATO Must Boost Its Defense of the Baltics
Lithuanian, Latvian initiative brings together birdhouses and drones
SEB bank customer in Estonia brings coins worth almost 13 000 euro
Driver caught at five times permitted speed in Tīnūži, Latvia
Estonia: Foreign ministry social media ‘influencer’ India trip paid for by state
Latvian figure skater Sofja Stepčenko at World Championship
Estonia to transfer artillery and ammunition to Ukraine
Exhibit shows over 100 years of candy wrappers in Latvia
Far-right views and EU-sceptic past. Who is Lithuania’s next defence minister Laurynas Kasčiūnas?
Bill to wind up Estonia-Russia legal assistance pact passes at Riigikogu
Spring equinox celebrated in Latvia
Estonia: Center Party Riigikogu MPs moving to smaller office space
World Happiness Report: Young people in the West becoming unhappier
Latvia blasts sloppiness of ‘Der Spiegel’ article
Estonia: Riigikogu votes in favor of bill to use cultural endowment funds for new ETV house
Latvia: ‘Doctor Clowns’ ask for public help to heal young patients
Lithuania ranked world’s happiest country for young people
Canada’s Homan beats Estonia to keep perfect record intact at women’s curling worlds
Latvia: Van Oord to build offshore wind support base in Port of Liepaja
City of Tallinn wants to curb e-scooter speeds, broaden parking zones
Human rights orgs petition against Kasčiūnas’ appointment as Lithuania’s defence minister
Estonia’s Kallas: Russia defeat in Ukraine necessary to avoid World War III
Lithuania reports decline in grain flow from Russia amid tighter controls
Europe must not repeat Interwar mistake and invest in defence now, says Estonian PM
The Latvian sandwich makers training to push Putin’s army into ‘kill zones’
Lithuania’s Fintech sector remains resilient despite global downturn
Producer prices down 8% on year in Latvia
NTT DATA and Reiz Tech announce joint venture in Lithuania
Latvia’s February unemployment rate slightly up
‘A possible story of western failure’: Lithuanian’s top diplomat warns Ukraine may lose
1.4 million tonnes of manganese ore went to Russia through Latvia in 2023
Estonian PM: Russian defeat will help prevent WWIII
Number of newborns registered in Latvia in January down by 7.9%
Defense Minister: Estonia to send €20 million in military aid to Ukraine
Latvian timber company announces EUR 10m expansion plan
Lithuania contracts NT Service for urgent C-UAS procurement
No more real estate tax breaks in Latvia for people subject to sanctions
Estonia wants strong guarantees for eastern flank from new NATO leader
Belarusian cars will not face same fate as Russian cars on Latvian roads
‘Foolish mistakes’: Lithuanian leaders reject criticism of Kasčiūnas’ past
The delivery of Škoda Vagonka electric trains to Latvia is being delayed due to the invasion by the Russian Federation
First wind turbines were erected in Enefit Green’s largest wind farm in Lithuania
Putin’s election was actually a ‘special nomination operation,’ scoffs Estonia’s leader
Human rights activists apply to host EuroPride in Vilnius in 2027
Latvia’s composed drone coalition starts putting together first shipment for Ukraine
Russia Accuses Lithuania of ‘Blocking’ Commercial Traffic
ERR in Berlin: Pessimism reigns over prospects of German economic recovery
OSCE High Comissioner pays visit to Latvia
Tallinn City Council members launch no-confidence motion against mayor
Lithuanian Defence minister abruptly resigns, incoming minister criticized for ties to ultra-right parties
Nordic Investment Bank discusses future in Tallinn
Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Rail Baltica: Mobility, Sustainable Development, and Regional Security
Tiny Southeastern Estonian high school closures threat to Võro language
Lithuania pledges to spend at least 3% of GDP on defence
Life across the Russian border: Young Latvians face an uncertain future
Estonia: Prosecutor demands 6 months prison sentence for desecrating national anthem
Baltic foreign ministers, Blinken to discuss regional security
Estonia’s Ilves: Rutte becoming NATO chief would confirm disregard for Eastern Europe
UBN: Russia could take the Baltic states in 48 hours
Lithuanian painter Čiurlionis’ art exhibition in Tokyo planned for 2026
Estonia: Differences in Abilities festival brings performing arts to disabled
Eurodressage: Lithuania’s Sandra Sysojeva Declares for Poland
Estonia introduces legislation to regulate cryptocurrency providers
Lithuania’s president calls on EU to forward Russian assets to Ukraine ASAP

Will Putin risk World War III?
Vole fever spreading further south in Sweden
Australia tightens student visa rules as migration hits record high
Just over 6 percent of holiday homes in Sweden have foreign owners
Australia racks up biggest arms export deal: $1B AUD for Boxers to Germany
India ‘screwed up’: How the U.S. lobbied New Delhi to reverse laptop rules
Euroports, Port of Hanko Unveil Plans for Wind Hub in Finland
UN: Belarus Runs Campaign of Violence, Repression to Crush Dissent
SITA delivers critical datalink capability to Avinor, Norway’s air navigation service
Terrorism threat against Denmark has increased, security service says
EU leaders consider plan to tap frozen Russian assets to arm Ukraine
Finland’s Hamina LNG terminal hosts first-ever ship bunkering
10 Poland startups that closed the biggest rounds in 2023
Israel determined to take Rafah despite ‘potential breach’ with U.S.
Norway wealth fund ethics watchdog to probe companies over Gaza war
Sweden as a global bellwether
Ukraine formalises participation in the Union Anti-Fraud Programme
Poland to give logistical support to Czech ammunition plan for Ukraine
Denmark joins T2 and TIPS to fully integrate Danish krone in Eurosystem’s payment services
Red Sea fighting traps two oil ships in Houthi waters
Germany’s taboo over Ukraine has been broken
Wave of Russian missiles strikes Ukraine’s Kyiv, wounds more than a dozen
27 Nobel laureates demand the release of political prisoners in Belarus
Russia and China strike deal with Houthis to ensure ship safety
Cermaq to cull 900,000 salmon at Norway farm
Somali pirates return, adding to global shipping crisis
Human Rights House Foundation urges to establish investigative mechanism on Belarus
Denmark-born Patrick Dorgu embraces Nigerian roots amid Super Eagles eligibility
Ukraine-backed anti-Kremlin fighters say they are still operating inside Russia
German football federation to drop Adidas for Nike
Russia launches largest missile attack on Kyiv in weeks
EU Court annuls Belshyna Belarus sanctions listing
Denmark to house the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer in collaboration with NVIDIA
US Congress advances $1.2 trillion spending package to avert shutdown
Russia preparing for wider conflict with NATO sooner than expected, says report
Poland to reinstate 5% VAT on food in 2024
Visegrád Group still deeply divided on sending arms to Ukraine
From sky to soil: supporting water security and biodiversity in Poland
Ukraine and arms supply: Can the EU bridge the gap?
Gaza marks Ramadan in despair as Blinken holds truce talks in Cairo
Germany’s Scholz calls for Gaza ceasefire to allow more humanitarian aid
Delhi chief minister Kejriwal arrested in liquor graft case
Wake-Up Call: Lessons Learned from Poland must Reaffirm TB as an EU Health Priority
Germany increased steel production by 4.4% y/y in February
Launch aborted of Russian Soyuz spacecraft seconds before blast-off
Asylum in Germany: Longer wait to access healthcare does not reduce costs, study finds
Prince Harry’s landline calls were bugged by Murdoch papers, lawyers say
Copernicus: Volcanic SO2 emissions from Iceland will reach continental Europe
EU, Norway Ink Deal on Sustainable Raw Materials, Batteries
Gaza gunmen holed up in Al Shifa emergency room, Israeli military spokesperson says
Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany to host 11 MWh organic flow battery
Blinken says ‘gaps are narrowing’ in talks toward Gaza ceasefire deal
Antigua and Barbuda fresh flag of choice for Russia-calling dark fleet tankers
HRH Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg awarded Bronze Wolf for exceptional service to Scouting
Switzerland gets a surprise rate cut. Will other central banks move before the Fed?
Flemish nationalists launch electoral campaign in Wallonia
Belgium: Vangheluwe dismissed from clerical state for abuse
Belgium welcomes EU proposal to give Ukraine profits from Russia assets
The Queen visits the Isle of Man
Scandinavia was ‘born’ in Greenland about 3.75 billion years ago
Meet Europe’s first Black head of government — in Wales
The families in Cornwall ‘trapped’ in homes they can’t sell
Gibraltar removed from high-risk list after financial controls strengthened
San Marino’s 20-year wait for a win goes on as bottom-ranked team lose against Saint Kitts and Nevis
Pope Francis meets with President Vella of Malta
10 promising Slovenian startups to watch in 2024 and beyond!
25th Anniversary of NATO Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Kosovo
Kosovo Sets Date For Census Amid Tensions With Serbs
Serbia: escalating threats and attacks against journalists in Novi Sad
Portugal centre-right leader Luis Montenegro invited to form new government
25,000km of Crash Risk Mapping for Spain released
Catalonia: Carles Puigdemont announces candidacy for May election
Moldovan ambassador to USA believes that special fund is needed for country reintegration
Hungary’s Átlátszó accused of foreign influence
Hungary blocks transfer of frozen Russian asset revenue to Ukraine
Romania To Host Largest NATO Military Base in Europe
Von der Leyen to hold Armenia crisis talks with US amid war fears
Russians expand naval base on the territory of self-proclaimed Abkhazia
Moscow Will Only Consider Absorbing South Ossetia Amid a Georgian Rapprochement With NATO
Time for “Green” Extractives in Central Asia? How Turkmenistan can Become the Next Critical Raw Materials Powerhouse
Experts See Central Asia Emboldened by Russia’s Struggles in Ukraine
Delegation of Turkey visits Tajikistan
Kazakhstan’s Non-Oil Exports Reach $35.1 Billion as Nation Diversifies Economy
Kazakh Court Extends Karakalpak Activist Muratbai’s Detention to 1 Year
UNESCO says Uzbekistan broke promises over Bukhara development
Ukraine needs not only weaponry but also mobilization: NATO official
Poland and Slovenia forge new path in IT collaboration
European Union Trust Fund and Global Europe
Eurozone PMI jumps to neutral in March, but few signs of a quick recovery
Eurozone Activity Nears Recovery Despite Ailing Industry
The EU and the Global Battle of Narratives
Donald Tusk risks ECB brawl after move to put Polish bank boss on trial
Canada to set first-ever cap on temporary residents
Tensions Simmer Between South Korea and China as Seoul Pivots to Global Role
K-pop blueprint: Drawing inspiration from South Korea’s creative industries
Taiwan and a European doctrine of deterrence
China on track to be ready to invade Taiwan by 2027, U.S. commander says
New Zealand slips into second recession in 18 months
Ugandan Appeals Court Shutters LGBT Rights Group
Two bar workers arrested in Russia’s first LGBTQ ‘extremism’ case

March 22
2005 March 22 – April 11: Tulip Revolution, Kyrgyzstan
6 directions where to fly directly from Lithuania during Easter
Latvia: LTV receives reports about sexual harassment at music schools
A gourmet holiday in Estonia
Volunteers wanted for work with abuse victims in Liepāja, Latvia
Ukrainian-organized exhibition of Yurii Khymych’s artworks held in Estonian Parliament
Tough year for rapeseed farmers in Latvia
Estonia’s Euro2024 playoff hopes dashed in 5:1 away loss to Poland
Latvian municipal leaders will be subject to more security checks
Inside Estonia’s green energy push to attract investment
Latvia is an open book in Leipzig
Business and trade department: UK exports to Estonia up over 11 percent to Q3 2023
You’ve got mail: parcel machine networks grow in Latvia
Estonia Approved Crypto Regulation as OKX Exits India
Baltic Sea needs to be centre of attention of Nato
Estonia’s politicians working more and more with social media ‘influencers’
First details of Latvia’s WRC debut itinerary revealed
Estonia: Dwelling price index experiences smallest increase since 2018
Lithunia: Ukraine support groups back Kasčiūnas after criticism over far-right stances
Minister: the situation in Latvia’s economy could be better
Demolished Lithuanian church in US unveils 1915 letter to future generations
Latvian exports to Russia: business almost as usual?
Lithuania’s LGBT rights organisation bids to host EuroPride in Vilnius in 2027
Jelgava municipality mayor caught up in public indecency scandal
Competitor complains about president’s visits to rural areas
Latvians are apparently getting happier
Estonia’s digital prowess and deep tech expertise, insights from former Prime Minister
Telia named fastest mobile network in Lithuania
Estonia: SDE rises to become most-supported coalition party
Ukraine war: Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining Nato
One-third of Lithuanians disagree with phasing out education in Russian – survey
Sulfur dioxide plume from Iceland’s volcanic eruption reaches Estonia
Seize Russia’s frozen assets now to fund Ukraine’s war effort, urges Latvia’s central bank governor
Estonia: Klassikaraadio to showcase selection of Ukrainian music from March 25-30
Silina urges EU leaders to include manganese ore in sanctions against Russia
Kallas: Last week’s events in Russia were a ‘special nomination operation’
Mega Day of Activities Unites Young Jews at Chabad Latvia
Cosmetics in Estonia getting pricier, prompting shoppers to look for deals
Lithuania: Journalist V. Savukynas won the case against LRT regarding the right to publicly criticize officials
Latvia to set maximum fare for taxi rides from the airport
During visit to Lithuania, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vice Speaker took part in Kalinowski Forum
SDE hold many of the cards in potential unseat of Center Party in Tallinn
Public initiative calls for stopping manganese ore transit through Latvia
Lithuania welcomes EC proposal to raise tariffs on Russian grain
EU’s West needs to listen to the East on Ukraine
Lithuania hands over anti-drone systems to Ukraine
Drop in meat production recorded last year in Latvia
[Estonia] Defense minister: Nothing surprising or newsworthy in Peskov’s ‘war’ comment
US ambassador to NATO: Russian attack on Baltics is not imminent
Zurich Insurance Group announces Baltic expansion
Lithuania donates anti-drone systems to Ukraine
‘Moscow wants to signal that Estonia is not a real country’: Estonian PM Kallas
EDF: Russia attacks civilian targets to compensate for front line failures
Movies: Lithuania Announces Production Grants
Estonian U21s football team triumph 6-1 over the ‘wrong’ Danish side
Latvia: Kariņš to jet across the Atlantic for Blinken meeting
Lithuanian recycler invests in big-bag recovery
Rīga shopping malls open their doors to dogs and cats
Lithuania transfers anti-drone systems to Ukraine
Net Group to develop Estonia’s e-state mobile app
‘It does’t meet any artistic criteria’: art historian outraged by new sculpture in Vilnius
Latvia: Criminal proceedings launched in Kariņš flights controversy
Estonia: Kõlvart to face no confidence motion vote on Tuesday
Our mistakes have no justification. Lithuanian Foreign Ministry head reacts to massive missile attack of russia
Kallas to brief Reform board members on new justice minister over weekend

Sweden joining NATO bolsters Baltic Sea security — Billstrom
Commission proposes increased tariffs on Russian and Belarusian grain products
Russia Accidentally Sank Own Ship During Baltic Navy Drills
Sweden not on track to meet climate targets, warns expert agency
European Council says further sanctions against Belarus, North Korea and Iran needed to stop their military support to Russia
Russia launches likely largest-ever attack on Ukraine’s energy system, Ukrainian official says
Sweden asks Saab to study ‘future fighter concepts’
European leaders must show Belarusians they are not forgotten – Tsikhanouskaya
A Rock Fell From Space Into Sweden. Who Owns It on Earth?
Germany approves partial legalization of cannabis from April
Former RFE/RL Correspondent In Belarus Jailed For 3 Years
US urged Ukraine to halt strikes on Russian oil refineries
Nokian Tyres temporarily lays off 350 employees due to strike in Finland
Ukraine Hit By Widespread Blackouts After Massive Russian Assault
Israel approves new parcel of West Bank land for settlement
Poland cuts financing for exiled Belarusian media, putting survival of independent press at risk
EU and Ukraine continue strengthening Solidarity Lanes and cooperation on connectivity, safety and sustainability of transport
Russia adds ‘LGBT movement’ to ‘terrorists and extremists’ blacklist
Norway selects DNV to carry out offshore aquaculture impact assessments
At least 40 killed, more than 100 wounded in Moscow concert hall shooting
Christian TV evangelicals fire up Trump support with messianic message
France and Germany reach ‘breakthrough’ on joint tank plans
German government flies more Afghans to Germany
China’s Leapmotor reportedly to begin production of small EV at Stellantis plant in Poland
Trudeau government survives no confidence vote over Canada carbon tax rise
Russia, China veto US-led UN resolution linking Gaza ceasefire to hostage release
Two years on: How is Ukraine adapting to a long-term war?
Finland becomes the last of the Nordic countries to reinstate payments to UNRWA
NES to integrate technologies for autonomous zero-emission ferries in Norway
Russia pounds Ukrainian power facilities, Kremlin embraces ‘war’ rhetoric
Finland strikes impact Outokumpu and Boliden
President Zelensky meets with Denmark’s defense chief
69% of people in Germany think Israel’s Gaza offensive ‘unjustified’
Minister Tavio to lead trade mission to Thailand
Ukraine drops Russia business blacklist after backlash
Denmark’s Tyra Gas Field Restarts Production
Sweden Explores Future Air Combat Solutions with Saab’s Involvement
Top US diplomat warns Israel of global isolation if it proceeds with Rafah assault
Germany calls on Israel to open more land crossings for Gaza aid
EU and Norway sign raw materials and battery value chains deal
Kate, Princess of Wales, says she has cancer
Spain and Norway Bolster Offshore Wind Ties
Lebanon to complain to UN, saying Israel disrupts navigation systems
Polish ruling coalition party submits bill to roll back Sunday trading ban
Ukraine war: Five dead and a million without power after wave of Russian strikes
Southern expansion of hemorrhagic fever virus in Sweden linked to bank voles
Bolstering Europe’s resilience by strengthening the single market
Council of Europe chief, Liechtenstein’s top diplomat visit Kyiv region
Austria says ‘no information’ about its citizens’ death in Ukraine
Increasing timber theft in France causing ecological disaster
French military chief backs Macron over possibility of sending troops to Ukraine
Putin evokes Africa to vex Macron
Action Plan for the Conservation of the Faroese Horse
Spain, Ireland, Slovenia and Malta agree to recognize Palestinian state
When ‘Evangelist Dr. John Ganesh’ defrauded the church and met the Pope in Vatican City
Jeff Bezos’ superyacht Koru in Gibraltar
Who is spending the most on defence in the Balkans?
The Albanian Island Where Jared Kushner Plans A Luxury Resort
Democracy under pressure in Kosovo
Kosovo Opposition Parties Accept Kurti’s ‘Offer’ of Elections
Russia planning for armed conflict between Serbia and Kosovo
EU agrees to open accession talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia Foreign Minister Joins Lavrov at Friendly Match in Moscow
Democracy under pressure in Serbia
Northern Cyprus Draws Russians
Meet Aitana, Spain’s first AI model, who is earning up to €10,000 a month
Ruling Catalan and Spanish parties agree not to meet for dialogue table until after elections
Workers protest outside Zara after Inditex posts record €5.4bn profit
MSF rescue ship detained in Italy following threats by Libyan Coast Guard
Italy’s University of Turin to exit Israel research pact amid Gaza protests
Slovakia’s presidential election: A choice between Russia and the West
Bulgaria signs nuclear deal with US
European elections: Romanian anti-Ukraine ‘Facebook parties’ gain traction
Georgia wins gold at first day of Judo Grand Slam in Tbilisi
AD Ports acquires 60% stake in Georgia’s Tbilisi Dry Port
Georgia challenge Wales to Tbilisi autumn clash amid calls for Six Nations relegation play-off
Turkmenistan and Italy Expand Transport Cooperation
Kazakhstan: How a tabloid talk show made the case for domestic violence
Uzbekistan established trade relations with 151 countries in 2 months
ECB’s Nagel Sees Increased Probability Of Rate Cut Before Summer Break
More than 7,350 West Bank Palestinians arrested by Israel during Gaza war
Israel announces seizure of 800 hectares in West Bank
UK, Australia call for ‘immediate’ end to fighting in Gaza
Decoding China: Beijing’s cautious approach to Australia
Australia, Britain Criticize China for Actions in Hong Kong
North Korea cancels World Cup qualifier against Japan
Taiwan deems TikTok a national security threat
Taiwan Faces Sovereignty Dilemma in South China Sea Amid Chinese Pressure
China draws with Singapore in 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

March 23
Exploring Estonia’s Approach To Smart Cities And Digital Innovation
[Lithuania] The Polish Union has launched a march over the situation in minority schools: it asks conservatives not to incite discord
Insights into the Dynamic Landscape of Mobile Gaming in Estonia
Another €200 million is allocated for the renovation of apartment buildings in Lithuania
Fearing Trump’s desertion, Baltics bolstering defenses
Lithuanian airports start the summer season: popular destinations return and new ones appear
Ukraine war: Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences as Trump continues undermining Nato
Grass fire threat remains very real across Latvia
Lithuanian PM: It is time of war, but we continue living as if it were time of peace
Nordic Investment Bank posted EUR 250m profit last year
Streamlining safety and compliance with Moodle – a success story for the State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania
Latvia: Lielvārde airbase opens new passenger terminal
Football: Chelsea and Bologna youngsters shine as Italy U21s beat Latvia
Lithuanian photographer captured giant comet approaching Earth once every 71 years
This is the happiest country for Gen Z and millennials, according to The World Happiness Report
Estonia: Viljandi Mayor Madis Timpson nominated as next justice minister
Top most expensive Lithuanian artists’ works sold in 2023
8 Kazakh boxers to vie for gold at tournament in Lithuania
Ministry unveils Baltic defense zone plan to southeastern Estonian residents
Fintech Growth Continued Across Lithuania Throughout 2023, Despite Global Economic Downturn
Estonia’s Port of Paldiski hoping to become wind turbine transport hub
Taiwan vice president-elect makes stealthy visit to Lithuania
Football: Wales Under-21s beat Lithuania 2-1 at Rodney Parade
US Congress approves Baltic states US$228 million security aid package
Football: Brace by Ponomarenko hands Ukraine win against Latvia in Euro-2024 (U19) qualification elite round
Taiwan Vice President-elect Hsiao makes low-key visit to Lithuania
‘Good news’: US greenlights military aid for Baltic States
Taiwan’s Hsiao meets Lithuanian presidential candidates

With an eye on Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine, Poland readies a new self-defense law
Europe is trying to fill a US-shaped hole in funding for Ukraine
Swedish Social Democrats are turning into Blue Labour
Moscow concert hall attack: Why is ISIL targeting Russia?
Ukraine Slowly Recovering From Russian Power Grid Assault
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Ukraine Says Russia’s Speculation It Was Behind Attack Is Meant to Rally War Support
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High Court orders temporary suspension of Telegram’s services in Spain
Who’s to blame for the Moscow massacre?
Russia launches sweeping attack on Ukraine’s power sector, a sign of possible escalation
Germany’s renewables push brings 2030 climate target in reach
‘We are dealing with fundamentalist rightwingers’: Berlin statues are latest battleground in Germany’s culture wars
Poland prepares law to enhance self-defense capabilities amid growing Russia threat
Top Finnish legislator’s visit expected to boost Việt Nam-Finland cooperation
CoE: President of the Committee of Ministers and Secretary General visited Ukraine
Russia says suspects in Crocus concert hall attack detained as death toll rises to 133
India brings back 35 Somali pirates as part of operations near Red Sea
Russia Says 4 Foreign Suspects Detained As Death Toll From Concert Attack Reaches 133
Islamic State releases photo of alleged attackers in Russia shooting
Argentina Realigns Military Strategy with Purchase of F-16 Jets from Denmark
Russia claims taking control of Ivanivske settlement in Ukraine
India court effectively bans madrasas in big state before election
Russia detains 11 suspects after deadly attack on Moscow concert hall
Putin links Ukraine to Moscow massacre without evidence
What we know about the attack on a Moscow concert hall
Sweden expands military presence in Baltic Sea
Flight attendant becomes first Belarusian in space on Soyuz MS-25
‘Techplomacy’: Meet the Danish diplomat leading Europe’s efforts to influence Silicon Valley
From Beslan to concert hall: Terror in Russia
UN chief calls blocked aid for Gaza a moral outrage
USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Explainer: What is ISIS-K, the group that attacked a Moscow concert hall?
Exploring the Evolution of Mobile Gaming: A Look into Poland and Beyond
Mass shooting in Russia: Belarus envoy leaves Putin’s version in shambles
Poland will increase military presence in border provinces: def min
Battles rage around Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital, Israel says 170 gunmen dead
The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine is developing bilateral cooperation with Denmark in the defense tech sphere
Canada bids farewell to former prime minister Brian Mulroney
Daniel Huber leads Team Austria to victory
Magdas Hotel in Vienna: Austria’s first social hotel
Voting compulsory for 16 and 17-year-olds in Belgium, court rules
Spanish Gibraltar airport demand threatens free movement and joint security deal
RE-Source Croatia Hub 2024: Region’s PPA market is awakening
Indra meets with the aerospace industry of the Basque Country and Navarre
Mobile-free zones – How a parent initiative led to the restriction of phones in Catalan schools
Slovakia votes for president amid deep split over Ukraine war
Democracy under pressure: Slovak presidential election and Robert Fico’s “mafia state”
With its security threatened, demoracy is under pressure in Armenia
2024 World Women’s Curling Championship: All results, scores, schedule and standings – complete list

1821 March 25: Greek Independence Day
1918 March 25: Belarus Freedom Day (Dzen Voli)
1949 March 25: Operation Priboi, Soviet Mass Deportations from the Baltic States
1971 March 26: Bangladesh Independence Day
1976 March 30: Land Day, Palestine
1932 Easter Sunday: Aberri Eguna (“Fatherland Day”) in Basque Country