Pre-War Loom

March 24
[Estonia] Expert: Russia will capitalize on the Moscow attack in several ways
U.S. dedicates 228m dollars to military aid for Baltic states
Boston Lithuanian Encyclopaedia – preserving national culture in exile
In Tallinn, Assembly leadership addresses Alliance transformation & Ukraine support ahead of NATO’s 75th anniversary
Movies: Works in Progress Presented at Meeting Point – Vilnius 2024

Russian Missile Breaches Polish Airspace Scot-free
Ukraine says it hit two Russian warships in strikes on Crimea
Nigerian army rescues abducted Kaduna students
Ecuador’s youngest mayor found shot to death alongside advisor
Russian missiles hit Ukrainian gas storage site; Ukraine ramps up power imports
Centre-left candidate beats Communist in Salzburg mayoral run-off
Austria’s Baumgartner scores fastest-ever goal in international football
Simon Harris set to become Ireland’s youngest prime minister after party election
6 Worst International Teams in World Football (2024)
Malta Lowers VAT for Short-Term Yacht Charters
An 8000-Year-Old Sunken City Discovered In A Lake In Albania
Serbia threatens to quit Council of Europe if Kosovo is allowed to join
Kosovo leaders mark 25th anniversary of NATO air campaign against former Yugoslavia
25th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
Bosnia-Herzegovina takes another step towards EU accession
Off-grid Cyprus: luxury yurt retreat shows off another side to the island
Slovakia’s pro-West diplomat Korcok to face off with Fico ally Pelligrini in presidential runoff
Hungary: Deaths reported after rally car hits spectators
3 Men in Armenia Attempt to Storm Yerevan Police Station
The Russian Military Base In Armenia At The Eye Of A Geopolitical Storm
Final day of Tbilisi Grand Slam remembers Georgian judo legend
Kyrgyzstan claims to have thwarted major assassination plot
Islamic State ‘recruiting from Tajikistan and other central Asian countries’
Chinese Communist Party-Backed Businessman in Fiji is a Top Australian Criminal Target

March 25
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
Planes Hit by Mystery GPS Jamming Across Europe
Ukrainian-support posters in Rīga vandalized
Baltic leaders urge Nato members to bring back conscription
LTV looks at companies transporting manganese ore through Latvia
Friendly Mentors Help Ukrainians Find Their Footing in Vilnius
Latvia prepares for Russian aggression amid concern war will spread beyond Ukraine
[Estonia] Prime ministerial poll: Reinsalu most popular, Kallas on par with Kõlvart
Latvia: Rail Baltica was not built in a day, and unlikely in six years
Estonia marks 75th anniversary of March deportations
Increasing number of people in Lithuania struggle to pay for food
Czech Parliament Committee visited Estonia
New passenger terminal for Rīga Port planned
Estonia: Defense League working on own attack drone standard
Few rate Latvia’s Eurovision chances this year
Improving navigability of Nemunas River by Watermaster dredger Nemunaitis
What to do about Kremlin supporters in Latvia?
The number of group living homes in Lithuania is increasing
Table Tennis: Arturs Reinholds and Sabina Musajeva clinched gold in Latvia
Lithuania Industrial Output Rises to 8-Month High
Stunning Ungurmuiža manor up for auction
Estonia Confirms Additional Military Aid to Kyiv
Virtual exhibition traces fates of Latvian Legionnaires extradited from Sweden to USSR
Lithuania’s Defence Ministry ‘lacks openness’ to foreign investors – Kasčiūnas
Latvia: Housing availability increased for the Bubo bubo
Estonia: President Karis appoints Madis Timpson as new justice minister
1949 deportations remembered in Latvia
US Congress approves $228m Baltics’ security aid package
Estonia’s 2023 general government deficit, debt both up on year
World’s best country to be a young person is much cheaper than the UK
Latvia warns: The Russian threat forces the reinstatement of compulsory military service in EU countries
Lithuania: In order to agree on higher defense funding, business is creating the “4 percent” initiative
Latvian Defense Ministry proposes wind park map
The Lithuanian filmmakers making their mark on international screens
Bird Days events to chirp across Latvia
NATO ‘rolling out’ rotational air defence in Baltics – commander
Polish, Estonian officials commemorate victims of Soviet deportations
Russia is returning to its Cold War posture with plans to increase troops along its NATO borders, Lithuania’s PM warns
Universities are deepening cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region
Lithuania: Investigators interview MP over alleged corruption in defence sector
NATO says ‘rolling out’ rotational air defense in Baltics, but gives no details
NATO must send clear message that Russian missiles will be taken down – Landsbergis
US OKs $228M Military Aid to Baltic Nations
European depositors choose Lithuanian bank: 3.85% for one year
Latvia: Security Service says once again not to go to Russia, Belarus
Lithuania: New initiative calls to raise defence spending to 4% of GDP
Share of severely deprived population declines in Latvia
Estonia: New justice minister will not pull the plug on prosecution control action
Baltic States and Nato deterrence to benefit from US $228m funding
Estonia Implements Stricter Regulations For Crypto Service Providers
US Congress passes financing bill including USD 228 mln in security aid for Baltics
Estonian FM: US security support to Baltics shows allied defense commitment
Autechre To Play Latvia’s Skaņu Mežs Festival
Lithuania to develop drone capability by 2027 – State Defence Council
Estonia: Former MP stands trial on charges of fraud and embezzlement
Over 700 million bottles and cans returned to Latvia’s deposit system
Lithuanian FM calls for firm NATO response to missile incursions
Black storks in Latvia potentially affected by mercury
[Estonia] Remembering the March Deportations: A Call to Defend Democracy
NATO Must Abandon the Cluster Munitions Convention
New book of memories from Estonian children born in Siberia published
Laurynas Kasčiūnas appointed Lithuania’s defence minister
Estonia Announces New Military Aid Package With 155 mm Shells for Ukraine
The meaning of Sweden’s NATO accession
5-year-old schoolgirl designs new Tallinn crane’s nest light installation
Geopolitical Changes In Northern Europe Require A Fresh Approach To The Region
[Estonia] Imbi Paju on March deportations: Courage talking about this breeds freedom
Blinken: Baltic states are “leading the way in NATO”
Estonian companies increasingly looking towards German market
EU to increase tariffs on Russian and Belarusian grain products
Estonia: Candles lit to commemorate 1949 March deportations anniversary
EU proposes higher tariffs on grain from Russia, Belarus
Estonia has approximately 20 substantive disputes with EU Commission
CEE countries call for EU restrictions on grain imports from Russia and Belarus
Social Democrats to leave Tallinn coalition
‘Broadening’ consensus on need to defeat Putin among EU leaders, says Lithuanian president
European Commission proposes to increase tariffs on Belarusian grain products
Pennsylvania National Guard Hosts Lithuania Foreign Minister
Kaja Kallas: Every Estonian family has a similar story to tell
Estonia’s Council of Europe candidate passes first vote

Germany: Massive Autobahn pileup leaves 2 dead
France raises terror alert warning to highest level
TotalEnergies Restarts Production in Denmark’s Biggest Gas Field
Poland marks 80 years since Ulma family’s martyrdom for sheltering Jews
Several people wounded in Russian missile attack on Kyiv
German Industry Skeptical of China’s Vow to Treat Foreign Firms Equally
Israel warns 4 European countries against Palestinian statehood recognition
Russian Ambassador In Poland Ignores Summons Over Missile Incursion
First Thing: Russia seeks to blame Ukraine for massacre despite evidence it was Islamic State
Commercial Metals Company Poland expects demand for long products to improve in the country
Finland to switch off SD broadcasts next Spring
How was NATO won? Assessing Poland’s record in NATO after 25 years
Ukraine pleads for air defence aid after Russia launches more missile strikes on Kyiv
Ukraine Situation Flash Update #67 (25 March 2024)
Russia steps up bombardment of Ukraine’s capital
Macron: IS wing that claimed Moscow carnage also attempted attacks in France
Ukraine is in a race against time to fortify its front line
Memorials to Moscow Concert Victims Appear Across Russia
Fear stalks Russia after Moscow massacre as Putin’s allies play blame game
Destruction, lawlessness and red tape hobble aid as Gazans go hungry
Kremlin Silent About Evidence That Moscow Attack Suspects Were Abused
EU and Norway conclude battery raw materials partnership
Finland strikes extend, increasing disruption at ports and companies
Ukraine’s Lose-Lose Energy War
Norwegian Hydrogen looking into green hydrogen production in Finland
Ericsson to lay off 1,200 staff in Sweden as 5G spending slows
Finland’s proposed labour reforms risk doing more harm than good
Chilean salmon sector ‘has better biology than Norway’
Top Finnish legislator begins official visit to Vietnam
Belarusian Opposition Leader Expresses Strong Support For Yulia Navalnaya
Tailoring Deterrence for the High North: Nuclear Consequences of Sweden’s Accession to NATO
How ISIS-K leader forged one of Islamic State’s most fearsome groups
World’s first ammonia bunkering terminal to be built in Norway
Germany seizes Russian timber after cargo vessel docks in Rostock
Norway Postpones Floating Wind Tender to 2025 as Gov’t Establishing ‘Common State Aid Model’
Netanyahu cancels Israeli delegation to US over UN Gaza vote
Germany to take in 147 people from Gaza
Norway’s WEXFO 2024: A ‘Global Free Speech Recession’
France charters evacuation flights from Haiti
Norway slams the brakes on cod farming growth
Multi-million euro gold laundering racket uncovered by Germany’s FIU
Norway: Sharper ‘exit tax’ draws both praise and complaints
US, UK accuse China of cyberespionage that hit millions of people
Denmark to have one of the world’s most powerful computers
UK, Germany Say Agreement Will Boost Scientific Partnerships In Quantum, AI
Enhanced Capabilities: Denmark’s CV90 Fleet to Undergo Advanced Mid-Life Upgrade
UN Security Council demands immediate Gaza ceasefire after US abstains
Monaco Ocean Week 2024 with Team Malizia
Princess Charlene of Monaco Nails the Theme in a Disco-Inspired Jumpsuit for Annual Rose Ball
Luxembourg remains leader in cross-border funds
Thousands of Austrians protest far-right Freedom Party
A beginner’s guide to the Tour of Flanders
Kurdish demonstration on Place du Luxembourg ends in fighting
Dutch economy sees slight uptick in 2023 as disposable income rises
Greenland Glacier’s Thickness Has Shrunk by 160 Meters Since 1998
Thousands of junior doctors in Wales begin 3rd round of strike action over pay cut
United Kingdom reveals ‘sovereign’ nuclear warhead name: Astraea
UK says China aimed ‘malicious cyber targeting’ at democratic institutions
Taseko to become sole owner of Gibraltar mine
Tasmanian farm the size of Gibraltar sells for $15m in ‘good deal’ for management fund
Twenty-year wait for victory goes on for San Marino after draw against St Kitts and Nevis
Summary: Bolivia 1-0 Andorra in Friendly Match 2024
The first-ever Malta Biennale, where ancient history meets contemporary art
Terraform Labs’ Do Kwon Released from Montenegro Prison
Israel slams four European nations planning to recognize Palestinian state
EBRD Urged to Reconsider Funding Greece-North Macedonia Gas Pipeline
Most Balkan countries increasing military exercises with the West, Serbia maintains moratorium
EU expansion: How close are the nine candidate states to membership? 
Forgotten Frontier: Shuttered Border Crossing Condemns Remote North Macedonia Region to Decline
Bulgaria and Slovenia strengthening presence in KFOR, Albania extends participation until 2027
Milanovic Has Vital Chance to Clean up Croatia’s Augean Stable
Croatia earmarks subsidies for its first hydrogen filling stations for vehicles
Serbia marks the 25th anniversary of NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
In Portugal, working two or three jobs is increasingly common
EU mulls Lebanon deal to prevent irregular migrants from reaching Cyprus
Spain: Judge halts blocking of Telegram pending probe
Ukrainian World Congress president wraps up Spain visit: interview with leading Catalonia radio
Election-Weary Bulgaria Faces Polls as Coalition Collapses
Bulgaria’s government talks blow up as Mariya Gabriel withdraws bid to be PM
Hungary hid Brazil’s Bolsonaro in embassy while police investigated alleged coup attempt
Romania’s race to develop its transportation network with Ukraine
Georgia wants to ban changing gender in sweeping new anti-LGBTQ+ law
Russian may have fired missile into Polish airspace to test NATO response: Polish general
NATO Allies strengthen cooperation on military aviation training
Saab receives order for Carl-Gustaf from NATO Support and Procurement Agency
EU to investigate Apple, Google, Meta under new digital law
EU Council and Parliament agree to ban products made with forced labour
Spanish minister says ‘Europe is far from being prepared for the impacts of climate change’
The ECB and inflation: a general fighting the last war
ECB to explore nature-related risk in environmental plan
Canada’s maple syrup reserve hits 16-year low
Canada launches programme to get citizens out of violence-hit Haiti
How caste discrimination impacts communities in Canada
North Korea says Japan’s PM Kishida has requested summit with Kim Jong Un
US and Japan to strengthen military ties as they eye China
Ferrari doubles Taiwan sales as chip entrepreneurs fuel demand
Indigenous language education in Taiwan: from language preservation to community-based learning
Singapore Orders Israeli Embassy to Delete ‘Inappropriate’ Social Post About ‘Palestine’
Israel’s Embassy in Singapore cites Quran in futile bid to defend Jewish settlements, attacks on Gaza
Xi meets with Nauru president after island nation severed ties with Taiwan

March 26
1971 March 26: Bangladesh Independence Day
Exiles Mark Anniversary Of Belarusian People’s Republic In Vilnius
Belarus’ Lukashenko Inspects Forces Near Lithuanian Border
14+ Best Bitcoin & Crypto Casinos Estonia: Our Top Picks & Reviews
[Lithuania] Association chief: Drone industry could produce more with large orders
Old elevators still a pressing issue across Rīga
Stopping trade with Russia debated in Latvia
Estonian women’s curling team aims to build on world championship success
Why do Lithuanians still go to Russia’s Kaliningrad?
NATO’s Baltic Members Suggest Conscription Key to Resisting Russian Aggression
The highest salaries in February in Vilnius: employees of one company received an average of 54,5 thousand. euros
Motion of no confidence in Mihhail Kõlvart as Tallinn mayor passes vote
Vilnius Festival CEO on How a New Generation of Filmmakers Is Shaping Lithuanian Cinema
#DigiGovSpotlight The world’s most digital society to pursue personalised services – Estonia’s Information System Authority
Belarusians celebrated Freedom Day in Vilnius, hoping to one day do it in Minsk
Estonia President Karis calls for NATO-wide conscription, defense spending to match US
Latvia: Daugavpils still trying to find funds for bridge reconstruction
Blinken calls Baltics ‘leaders in NATO’ for military spending
Latvia to continue to support Moldova’s eurointegration – Rinkevics
‘Everyone but two’: EU leaders near consensus on need to defeat Putin — Lithuanian President
Latvian Radio in Ukraine: airBaltic ready to fly when airspace is safe
Lithuania: New defmin takes oath in Seimas
Estonian president calls for considering conscription NATO-wide, defence spending to match US
NATO jets scrambled five times from Lithuania 18-24 March
Alcohol in Latvia to be sold to individuals 20 years or older
Ten Lithuanian companies earned over EUR 100mn pre-tax profit in 2022
US Secretary of State Blinken meets Baltic foreign ministers
Baltic Foreign Ministers at U.S. National Press Club
Ida-Viru County wants to become second most popular tourist destination in Estonia
Rīga Easter events guide
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir back from whistle-stop 24-concert international tour
Latvian-Russian border fence construction to resume early April
Most middle-aged Lithuanians support their adult children – survey
Latvian petition against manganese ore export to Russia gaining momentum
Representatives of EMBank met with Vidmantas Janulevičius, the President of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
United States approves new military aid package to Baltic States
Lithuania proposes EU ban on scrap metal imports from Russia
Mistake for Poland to not shoot down Russian missile in its airspace
Latvia to Provide Technical Assistance for Czechia’s Ukrainian Ammo Project
The Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk met with the Speaker of the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia Lauri Hussar
Latvia: Raising booze-buying age limit idea moves forward
Lithuania Sends Drone Jammers to Ukraine Following New Aid Plan
Latvia will attempt to sell ‘Corner House’
Estonians in favor of taking away voting rights in local elections from Russian citizens
The fear of a Russian invasion is taking a psychological toll in Latvia
Man arrested in Northern Ireland on an extradition warrant issued by Lithuania for human trafficking offences
Estonia’s para-athletes win medals galore in Turkey
State reimbursement rates for medicines to rise in Latvia
Lithuanian parliament backs bill designating Communist Party as criminal organisation
Latvia: LDz may reduce the list of goods transported through its territory by rail
Majority of Lithuanians happy with their quality of life – Eurobarometer
Bank of Estonia predicts 3 Percent economic growth rate in coming years
Lithuania, Latvia and Courland by bike, itineraries and stages from Vilnius to Riga
Estonia: Urmas Espenberg to quit EKRE
Lithuanian president says some EU leaders still trust Putin
Ossinovski: City of Tallinn does not need such a large media department
Latvian government approves 2025 budget timetable
Nearly 300 startups vying for €1 million at Latitude59 Pitch Competition
“The Little Lithuania” opened in Odessa by Lithuanian Mindaugas
Tartu Art Museum’s original Salvador Dali sketch to go on public display
Parliament commission indicts Lithuanian president in ‘whistleblower case’
Estonia: Competition Authority must return €1 million supervision fee to Eesti Energia
Lithuania: LTG Cargo is building logistical solutions with Arcelor Mittal
Ukraine’s PM, Estonia’s parliament speaker discuss bringing Russia to justice
Lithuania, Czech Republic, Latvia and Estonia propose to brussels to ban imports of ferrous metal scrap, copper and aluminum from Russia
Estonian street artist Gutface’s first solo exhibition on show in Portugal
Classic Cleavages in a New Light: Chinese Informational Influence in the Baltics
Exhibition of Elisàr von Kupffer and Jaanus Samma’s work opens at Kumu
Blinken calls Baltics NATO leaders for defense budgets, support to Ukraine
​Gibraltar lose 1-0 again to Lithuania
Estonia: Gasoline prices unlikely to rise further
Lithuania aims to boost drone shipments to Ukraine, with the parliament passing a significant law to facilitate this
Russia’s Baltic neighbours to create massive border defences
Lithuanian Parliament approves purchase of drones with Chinese components for Ukraine
Bank of Estonia: 6 month Euribor may start to fall in spring
Belarus dictator discusses possible attack on Suwalki Corridor in Lithuania
143 Latvian businesses continue cooperation with Russia
Lithuania: Nausėda had meetings with Belarusian fertiliser companies before election
Loading: Which countries in Europe have the best and worst Internet speeds?
Anxiety in the pharmacy sector – there will be no more important studies in Lithuania?
OSCE High Commissioner Wraps Up Latvia Visit
Soaring Beyond Sight: Unveiling Lithuania’s Mysteries with Drone Alchemy
An own goal in 14 SECONDS! Latvia defender Marcis Oss gifts minnows Liechtenstein a rare lead in calamitous fashion
As Trump blasts NATO allies for not paying for defense, these front-line countries are readying for war
Highlights and Goals: Latvia 1-1 Liechtenstein in Friendly Match
Kiik: Tallinn coalition had reached its natural end
Latvia defender scores outrageous own goal after just 14 seconds as Marcis Oss makes horror back-pass into open net against Liechtenstein

Where is housing most expensive in Europe and how much are people willing to spend?
Train derailment disrupts traffic in Norway
Norway ethics watchdog to probe wealth fund beneficiaries over Israel-Hamas war
Finland, Sweden say more EU sanctions against Russia needed
Remote control Bobcat excavator for shaft work in Sweden
Sweden’s Saab to open new US-based munitions factory
What’s behind Macron’s ‘hardened stance’ on the Russia-Ukraine war?
Denmark’s Scaleup Finance raises $8M to streamline startup financial planning
After fifth detention extension, CPJ renews call for Russia to release US journalist Evan Gershkovich
Germany to set up border controls for Euro 2024
Kyrgyzstan Warns Citizens Against Travel to Russia
After Moscow attack, could Putin’s image suffer in Russia?
Let’s Call It What It Is: Russia’s War Against Ukraine
Russian FSB says US, UK and Ukraine behind Moscow attack
Russia sees no chance of Swiss leading Ukraine peace process, envoy says
Lukashenko contradicts Putin, says Moscow terrorists were fleeing to Belarus, not Ukraine
Eighth suspect in Moscow attack appears in court, rights commissioner warns on torture
Finland condemns Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of land in occupied Palestinian territory
The war in Ukraine is taking a heavy toll on children’s mental health, learning and development
Singapore-flagged Cargo Vessel Collides With Baltimore’s Key Bridge, Bringing It Down
Kongsberg to deliver Protector remote weapon stations to Sweden and Finland
Humans give more viruses to animals than they give us, study finds
Most beautiful libraries in Finland
Shipping industry faces fuel dilemma in bid to cut emissions
Home of Poland’s former justice minister raided and four people detained
Sweden records up to 1.4 GW of new solar for 2023
Thousands protest against Hungary’s Orban after former insider leaks graft case tape
New generation combat aircraft: How can the FCAS program appeal to Sweden?
Sweden, France fuel European conundrum: four 6th-gen jets looming
Abortion Reform in Poland Faces Obstacles Despite Defeat of Right-wing Government
Israel confirms Hamas deputy military commander killed in Israeli strike
Argentina signs Letter of Intent for the purchase of 24 F-16 MLU fighter jets from Denmark
Islamic State poses greatest security threat to Germany, interior minister says
9 biotech companies leading the way in Denmark
US says it doesn’t support Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project going forward
Investigation: Belarusian timber enters Poland under false documents, bypassing EU sanctions
British traitors fighting for Vladimir Putin in Ukraine exposed and branded ‘an absolute disgrace’
A look back at the Flemish classics of last week
France denies supplying arms to Israel for Gaza war
France overshoots budget deficit target: How will the government source funds?
Sculpture to commemorate the Channel Islands’ witch trial victims
Tourists Can Take Part in Iceland’s Annual Sheep-Sorting Tradition (if They Ask Nicely)
Ireland to send first ever Irish language poet to UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature competition
UK Forces airdrop over 10 tonnes of food supplies to civilians in Gaza
UK imposes sanctions after Chinese-backed cyber-attacks
Iraq Christians cancel Easter celebrations to protest against removal of leader
Summary: Malta 0-0 Belarus in Match Friendly
Slovenia’s parliament session suspended due to pro-Palestine demonstration
Albania-Italy migrant deal moves ahead as Rome publishes tender for processing centre
EU still seeks way out of Pristina-Belgrade crisis over exclusive use of euro in Kosovo
Kosovo-Serbia dinar meeting in Brussels ends with no progress
It’s Time Kosovo’s Govt Condemned its Army of Cyber-Bullies
Serbia ‘Disappointed’ as UN Security Council Rejects NATO Bombing Debate
Portugal’s huge waves attract surfers from around the world
Kazakhstan, Cyprus sign MoU to establish direct flights
Greece will sell some of its fighter jets
Spain’s economy expands: Why is it beating its European peers?
Spanish government to block Catalan independence initiative in court
UN Gaza ceasefire resolution ‘firm step’ towards peace, says Catalan foreign minister
Is Moldova a new battleground in Russia’s war?
EU and Moldova extend Road Transport Agreement until 31 December 2025
Roundtable discussion on Moldova’s road to the European Union
Opinion – Momentum in Transnistria’s Geopolitics?
Hungary’s government under pressure from corruption and Bolsonaro allegations
Ten years since annexation, Crimea serves as a grim warning to any Ukrainian lands that fall under Russian occupation
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy hosts Ramadan iftar, honors Muslim Tatars shunned by Russia
Turkmenistan To Repatriate University Students Studying In Russia After Terror Attack
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov Leads Delegation on Working Visit to European Union
Labor Rights Violations Persist in Uzbekistan
Under threat: The life of Karakalpak activists in Kazakhstan
WWF: Investing in Europe’s prosperity
S&P Global outlook: These are the biggest risks ahead for the EU economy
Irish Economy Forecast to Return to Growth, Easing Drag on Eurozone
Australia’s energy transition collides with Japan’s energy security
Japan to sell fighter jets in latest break from post-war pacifist ideals
Plunging births push Japanese diaper maker to switch to adult market
Taiwan Conducts Missile Drills ‘in Face of’ China Military Intrusions
This small Southeast Asian country has ‘engineered’ a society that lives to 100 – here’s how
New Zealand says Chinese ‘state-sponsored’ group hacked parliament
Euroviews. What brings together Ukraine and Vanuatu? Sadly, it’s ecocide

March 27
1 in 6 adolescents victims of cyberbullying amid increase of cases, new study finds
Latvia: Suspicious-looking emails from state confirmed as legit
Karis: Security concerns make cooperation between Estonia, Cyprus important
Support for electric car purchase to be extended in Latvia
Estonian pre-show for Eurovision begins on March 31!
Electric scooter parking in central Rīga to be restricted
Lithuania’s Siauliu bankas to fund 16.5-MW wind project of Modus
Tax service checks math of Daugavpils mayor’s lifestyle and income
[Estonia] Prime minister: We will not hinder Mark Rutte NATO secretary general candidacy
Poland’s Radosław Sikorski in Latvia Wednesday
Estonian men’s football team goes down 2-1 away to Finland
Connectbase Welcomes Bitė into Its Ecosystem, Expanding Access to Baltic Connectivity Solutions
Latvia PM Evika Siliņa meeting Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Germany
Estonia: Henry Sildaru takes slopestyle bronze in challenging conditions in Italy
Head of Polish diplomacy visits Latvia
Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna to Visit Czechia
TSI opens new AdditiveLab facility in Rīga
Nato’s Baltic Air Policing mission enters 20th year as Spanish F-18s rotate to Estonia
Rīga port: severing ties with Russia would bring 20% turnover drop
Final Eesti Päevaleht print edition publishes
Vilnius plans ‘major’ expansion in public transport
Estonia: Foreign and domestic travel volumes both grew on year to 2023
Latvia adopts Defense Industry Law
Estonia hosting Switzerland in beach soccer friendlies next month
Lithuanian Seimas approves law amendments increasing drones supply to Ukraine
Estonia’s Energy Evolution: Iru Power Plant’s Transition to Sustainable Heat Production from Mixed Household Waste
Police raid Lithuania’s Labour Party offices amid European investigation
Estonian parlt speaker in Kyiv: Ukraine’s future is in EU, NATO
Genius Sports Partners with Lithuanian Basketball League
[Estonia] Riigikogu Speaker Hussar in Kyiv: Ukraine’s future is in EU and NATO
Latvia’s GDP per capita trailed EU peers in 2023
Nordex to supply turbines for Baltic states’ largest wind farm and Swedish forests
Taiwan’s VP-Elect Reaffirms Ties With Europe in Diplomatic Tour
Korea: Hanwha’s K21 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Gets Latvia Export Green Light
Matas Buzelis on NBA draft, 1-on-1 vs. Zaccharie Risacher and winning with Lithuania
Spring arrives early in Tartu as famous barge embarks on first trip of 2024
Ukrainian teachers help plug the hole in Lithuania‘s education system
Estonia: Self-driving bus developer Auve Tech plans to keep going despite loss
Poland, Lithuania among leaders in aid for Ukraine: FM Sikorski in Riga
Global Estonian Report: March 27 – April 3
Rimi Riga Marathon to include people with disabilities
Foreign investor planning billion-euro methanol plant in Pärnu
Taxi rides from Rīga airport will have fare caps
Lithuania: Pilininka’s house is officially opened (photos)
Latvian central bank reduces growth prediction again
Lithuanian president rejects Seimas commission findings in ‘whistleblower case’
Presidents of Cyprus and Estonia discuss deepening partnership
KfW IPEX-Bank: Financing for onshore wind farm “Pagegiai“ in Lithuania
Estonia: New justice minister sees no way to quickly strip Russian citizens’ voting rights
Bank of Latvia lowers inflation outlook for 2024 to 1.5%
Liquids, electronics hand luggage removal rules lifted at Tallinn Airport
Moldova’s EU accession negotiations must start within next few months – Latvian parlt speaker
NIB lends to 264-MW wind project for H2 production in Lithuania
Latvia to raise drinking age to 20
Estonian finance minister ‘gifted’ old Audi in protest against car tax
Flu and Covid rates drop in Latvia
Isamaa chair lists topics the party wants to see in Tallinn coalition agreement
US, Lithuania urge stability in Taiwan Strait
Free lunches, brain breaks and happy teachers: why Estonia has the best schools in Europe
Latvian entrepreneurs report 10 million euros’ worth of aid to Ukraine
Cyprus-Estonia business forum boosts bilateral ties
Construction costs up slightly in Latvia
[Estonia] Finance ministry: Doubling the fine unit would not yield enough revenue
The first electromobility series Latvian E-car 2024/25 kicks off
Estonia opens honorary consulate in Ukraine’s Zhytomyr
Latvia, RSU: future doctors here meet with patients more often than at German universities
[Estonia] Art museum: We know almost nothing about Kadriorg Palace ceiling murals
Lithuania receives first €360m loam from EU recovery fund
Latvia PM: open to various ways of EU funding for military
Estonia: Defense forces to receive modern night vision equipment
Belarus threatens to attack Lithuania and Poland
Estonia’s purchasing power slipped in 2023
Russian diplomat ordered out of Latvia
Lithuania: President’s ties to Belarusian businesspeople can be proved – MP
Baltic foreign ministers discuss European Security
Professor Mouri Tetsuya is Presented with a Letter of Appreciation from the Lithuania Ambassador to Japan
Flights between Tartu, Helsinki begin on March 31
Fire breaks out at car scrapyard in Vilnius, residents advised to stay indoors
The US Congress approved military aid to the Baltic states
A. Armonaitė’s initiative will boost fibrous hemp processing in Lithuania
Lukashenko contradicts Putin on Crocus City terrorists, threatens to invade Baltics
Estonian Foreign Minister: ‘If Ukraine Fails, We All Fail’
Latvia opposes sending NATO troops to Ukraine
Umerov, Syrsky talk via video link with new Lithuanian Defense Minister, invite him to Kyiv in near future.
Transfer of the symbolic Baltic airspace key will mark the 20th anniversary of the NATO Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states
Whose fault was one of the worst own goals ever? Allow us to over-analyse

Top UN court could decide to limit Germany’s arms sales to Israel, says legal expert
Ukraine’s border villages feel full force of Russian war machine as Putin moots possible ‘sanitary zone’
Developer Better Energy to deploy its first large-scale BESS at Danish solar plant
Italian insect protein firm plans 40,000t Norway plant in 2027
RE-SAFE: EU, Denmark and UNDP open call for community-based security and recovery ideas in Ukraine
Blinken to Discuss Ukraine, Gaza With Macron in Paris
Global perspectives on HR technology from a people leader in Norway
Dachshunds under threat as Germany proposes ban on breeding
Norway says Israel’s decision to block UNRWA food convoys is ‘unacceptable’
Experts slash economic growth forecast for ‘ailing’ Germany
Trapped, abandoned: Filipino workers lured to Poland by shadowy agents
Lights, Lasers And Cameras: Inside Sweden’s Giant Plastic Recycling Plant
The concert hall attackers in Russia came to Turkiye for their residency extension
SAS AB applies for company reorganization in Sweden – operations continue as normal
Protesters attack Israel-Norway soccer match throw rocks, fireworks at police
Nordcell Group plans 1.2 GW solar module factory in Sweden
UK firm supports Ukrainian armed forces in drone tech race
Strong growth for Sweden’s pharmaceutical exports
Sweden Qur’an burner says leaving for Norway after residency permit revoked
Poland doubles its contribution to Czech ammunition initiative for Kyiv
Belarus evading EU sanctions by importing timber to Poland with false documents, finds investigation
Tajiks fear discrimination in Russia after Moscow attack
Meat products linked to the majority of hepatitis E cases in Finland
Amid blackouts and scarce food, Cuba protests rattle ‘cradle’ of the Revolution
Green North Energy’s new plants target Finland’s self-sufficiency in ammonia production
Russia increases gasoline imports from Belarus as domestic supplies shrink
Finland Denies Southwind Airlines Entrance to Its Airspace
Several dead in coach crash on eastern German motorway
Air Koryo Flight Brings North Korean Defense Researchers, Students to Russia
Ireland to intervene in South Africa genocide case against Israel
As Helsinki prepares new measures against Russian hybrid operations, President Stubb makes visit to the border
Children must be protected: Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine Denise Brown
Russia’s Ethnic Minorities Brace For ‘Excesses’ As Xenophobia Spikes After Crocus Attack
CoE: Support for Ukraine, need to halt democratic backsliding top US visit agenda
Nigeria unveils revamped economic management structure amid rising hardship
Three killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine as Kyiv calls for more weapons
Russia may have used new guided bomb to attack Ukraine’s Kharkiv, local officials say
Great opportunities even if you have no money: what the EU offers Belarusian teachers and students
Norway Is Taking The Lead In Electric Trucks
Poland reduced steel production by 10.1% y/y in February
Germany to quiz citizenship candidates about Israel, Jews, to filter out antisemites
Poland joins countries condemning Israeli seizure of 800 hectares of land in occupied Palestinian territory
US North Korea sanctions target individuals, Russia, China and UAE-based firms
Moscow attack: Central Asian migrants hit by backlash in Russia
Is a broader European war imminent?
Switzerland continues to oppose signing UN nuclear weapons ban treaty
Work underway for second geothermal heating plant in Riehen, Switzerland
Quickstart Online Academy: A day for the future of retail in Austria
Belgium will not legalize drugs, says prime minister
France will help Brazil develop nuclear-powered submarines, Macron says
Strong presence of Channel Islands in Citywealth Magic Circle Awards shortlist
Beyond the city hotel: unique design stays in Iceland’s hinterland
Exploring Ireland’s Gaeltachts: A revival of the Irish language
Poland edge Wales 5-4 on penalties to qualify for Euro 2024
Pope hosts Israeli, Palestinian fathers who both lost daughters in conflict
San Marino loves to rock: Meet MEGARA
Slovenia 2 Portugal 0 – Highlights
PACE committee recommends that Kosovo* be invited to become a member of the Council of Europe
Council of Europe committee gives the nod for Kosovo’s admission, angering Serbia
Difficult days await Serbia: President
Portugal’s largest PV project falls under scrutiny
Spain drops 26 tons of aid in Gaza as air delivery method faces growing concerns
Carles Puigdemont aims to reignite Catalan separatism
Moldova to allow billionaire’s pro-Kremlin party to field candidates in elections
How events in Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region raised fears of Russian interference
How Cyprus could offer a blueprint for Moldova’s path to EU membership
What Bulgaria’s government collapse means for the rest of the EU
Hungary’s government rocked as former insider leaks recordings
Czechs Bust Major Russian Propaganda Network
Breaking: Activists protest Europe’s largest gas project outside OMV Petrom headquarters in Romania
Crimean Tatar leader says Russia may launch another wave of army call-up in occupied Crimea
What Challenges Do Crimean Tatars Face Under Russian Occupation?
Outrage in Azerbaijan over planned EU and US meeting with Armenia
Azerbaijan keeps trade option open amid sanctions busting accusations
Remains of 12 Abkhazia War Victims Transferred to Tbilisi
Georgia celebrates in style after historic Euro 2024 qualification
Georgia’s Credit Outlook Constrained By Geopolitical Sensitivities, Institutional Risks
Uzum crowned Uzbekistan’s first tech unicorn
Sentiment is slowly improving for the eurozone economy
Commission rolls out plans for a European degree
Energy prices push Spanish inflation higher in March: Cause for ECB concern?
‘Swiftly dial back’ interest rates, ECB told
EU NZBA members slash lending to polluting sectors by 20 percent, says ECB
Proactive Pacifism, Arms Exports, and Japan’s Quest to Be ‘One of the Good Guys’
Taiwan Debates a Presidential Visit to the South China Sea
A divided government awaits Taiwan’s new president
Thai parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

March 28
Why are young people in Lithuania the happiest in the world?
Latvia: Mayor caught up in indecency scandal could face dismissal
Estonia military chief: Double defense spend for inflicting “decisive defeat” if Russia invades
Latvia: Protected maple feller gets hefty fine
Doctoral thesis on identity formation among Estonia-Swedes using songs as a tool
Latvia: Workplace safety investigation continues at Tukums dairy plant
No country for old men? Happiness Report hints at wellbeing gap between young and elderly Lithuanians
NATO ‘defence accelerator’ coming to Latvia
Estonia Receives First Batch Of New Night Vision Equipment
Two Dutch facing eight years in Latvian prison for people smuggling
Address to the Seimas of Lithuania by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former Secretary General of NATO
Latvia: Egg-spect police on roads over Easter holidays
Estonia: Retail trade turnover in decline for 18 months straight
Latvia: ‘Tis the season to be salty
Estonia: Court detains journalist working for Rossiya Segodnya
Latvia’s foreign minister resigns over private jet scandal
Driving test results hinge on individual examiners in Estonia
Move over, karbonāde – pizza popularity shows no sign of peaking in Latvia
Lithuanians in for more affordable Easter as food prices inch down
Latvia: Help needed to prevent toad traffic accidents
Lithuanian PM critical of initiative for 4-percent defence spending
Latvian ex-PM Kariņš decides to step down as Minister of Foreign Affairs amid two ongoing scandals with his party
Irrational and invisible: Lithuania’s European elections
Latvia: No criminal case over hospital’s lost EU funding
Lithuanian Parliamentarians Interested in Kazakhstan’s Socio-Economic Development Plans
Feature: ‘Seto Wall’ to bolster Baltic Defense Line in Estonia, says local
Russian opposition figures in Lithuania were under protection during election
Rīga flyover marks 20 years of Latvia in NATO
Lithuania adopts rounding off rules for cash payments to phase out small coins
Latvia: Spring swing safety warning
Localised kids content from Warner Bros. in Lithuania
Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Tsahkna, Latvian Foreign Minister Karins, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis
Lithuania: PM welcomes business’ initiative calling for 4% defence spending target
Latvia’s retail trade turnover fell by 0.4 % in February
President calls NATO membership ‘Lithuania’s best investment’
Krišjānis Kariņš quits as Latvian Foreign Minister over flights controversy
New Tallinn coalition can mean exit of district elders
Lithuanian teen drama ‘Toxic’ heads prizes at lively Meeting Point Vilnius
Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit receives European award for outstanding contribution to tennis
US allocates $228m to Baltic security
Estonia must double defence spending to counter Russia, military chief says
Annual Latvian literary award shortlists announced
Fact check | Estonia has not sent soldiers to Ukraine – it’s Russian propaganda
Czech family convicted for forced labour in Lithuanian resort town
Estonia: ERJK opens investigation into who paid for foreign minister’s promo clip
Nordex books turbine order for 264-MW wind project in Lithuania
Outgoing EDF chief in Japan: Estonia should double its defense spending
Lithuania helped restore a lyceum in Borodianka, Ukraine
[Estonia] Prime minister: No need for ultimatums during Tallinn coalition negotiations
Some want to throw Tajiks out of country, but Lithuania badly needs cheap workforce
Estonia helping to repair destroyed Ukrainian power plants
Inclusive Latvian language guide available
Estonia: Long-serving ISS deputy director Aleksander Toots steps down
Lithuania Adopts New National Defense Development Program
Estonia: Ministry and EKI heed justice chancellor in dictionary reform dispute
Cheers to change: Latvia raises drinking age to 20
Lithuania: Seimas to vote on VSD inquiry findings after Easter
Russian court liquidates St. Petersburg Society of Estonian Culture
Latvian foreign minister quits amid flight spending scandal
Terrorism threat level in Lithuania remains low after Russia attacks – intelligence
Estonia to contribute to EU’s Red Sea region military operation for 1 year
Latvia’s foreign minister will step down after a probe over his office’s use of private flights
Tallinn’s Koidu tänav redevelopment prioritizes public space
Movies: Eleven works in progress presented at Meeting Point Vilnius
Estonia military chief calls for doubling defence spending amidst concerns of Russian invasion
Movies: Pioneering Baltic female mentorship programme secures major funding boost
Center chairman would rather work in Estonia than Brussels
Scholz: Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with Baltic states
Estonia: New temperature records set on Thursday
Olimpia Milano melting like snow in Lithuania, the report cards
20 years of NATO membership, a look back
EU countries propose to ban imports of Russian scrap
Central and Eastern European countries mark 20 years in NATO with focus on war in Ukraine
NATO Accession Anniversaries for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovakia, Slovenia
Symbolic transfer of the Baltic airspace key marks 20th anniversary of NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission and Lithuania’s NATO membership
Estonia: Retailers struggling with significant rise in shoplifting
NATO and Lithuania mark 20 years of Baltic Air Policing

Russia strikes Ukraine’s Kharkiv with aerial bombs for the first time since 2022
Norway ranked as the least happy country in the Nordics once again
Sweden’s top twins: The unforgettable Marcus & Martinus
Finland Blames Chinese Hacking Group APT31 for Parliament Cyber Attack
Putin on attacking NATO: ‘Complete nonsense’
Deutsche Post discontinues overnight airmail for domestic letters within Germany
Political strikes in Finland to continue, Outokumpu adjusts EBITDA
Putin says Russia will not attack NATO, but F-16s will be shot down in Ukraine
Tsikhanouskaya Urges US Congress to Support Belarus Democracy
Finns are the world’s happiest, but Finland have their share of challenges
Allies reaffirm commitment to strengthen Ukraine’s defences at NATO-Ukraine Council meeting
Government proposal on Defence Cooperation Agreement between Finland and United States sent out for comments
Transport workers’ strike in Finland extended again
Poland, Ukraine hail progress in food import talks, but deal remains elusive
Ukraine top diplomat in India to bolster bilateral ties
Surviving ‘chemical detention’ in Belarus
Strikes in Finland extended by another week
Poland: Police raid suspected Russian spy network
Secretary-General appoints Rasul Baghirov of Azerbaijan as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Belarus
US repeatedly warned Russia ahead of Moscow attack, White House says
Suspect ‘Jihadi Adam’ named over UK fighter’s death in Ukraine
Seven more persons recognized as political prisoners in Belarus
No longer neutral waters: What Baltic Sea strategy for Sweden after NATO enlargement?
World court orders Israel to take action to address Gaza famine
Ukraine’s DTEK buys capacity market-winning 532MWh BESS project in Poland
Sweden orders eight new mortar vessels
Russia blocks renewal of North Korea sanctions monitors
Poland recalls Eurocorps commander amid investigation
Russia links Moscow attack to ‘Ukrainian nationalists’; US rubbishes claim
US calls Russia ‘manure salesmen’ over Moscow attack claims
Poland to send troops to Paris Olympics amid security challenge
Ukrainian actress Ivanna Sakhno terminates her contract with Netflix to avoid playing a Russian woman
Belgium pushes minimum wage over €2,000 with bid in for more
Belgium to impose sanctions on Israeli settlers in West Bank: Foreign minister
Isle of Man closer to assisted dying legalisation
Brittany Ferries to be ‘more involved’ in Channel Islands
Infrastructure Minister pledges to extend use of Irish language across public services in Northern Ireland
Open waste burning linked to air pollution in Northwestern Greenland
Bill tabled in Scotland could legalise assisted dying for terminally ill adults
Inspiring Connections: Scotland’s International Culture Strategy – EasyRead version
Montenegro Fails to Shed Clarity on Kosovo’s CoE Membership
NATO and North Macedonia engage in practical scientific cooperation
North Macedonia signs almost €250m contract for Leonardo military helicopters
Albania okays 70.6 MW of solar projects
Bosnian Serb leader Dodik threatens to block national government
Bosnians want to arrest Bosnian Serb leader Dodik: Former Serbian intelligence chief
Israel-Greece-Cyprus energy deal ‘top priority’ this year
Israel And Cyprus Forge Energy Alliance
Why the Basque Country is the strike capital of Spain
The decline of the Spanish parties in the Basque Country
Catalonia pushes for official recognition of Catalan language in EU
Catalan ski resorts expect record Easter crowds as ideal weather extends season
Catalan circus shines at Brussels’ UP Festival
Moldovan PM meets entrepreneurs from Gagauz Autonomy
Moldova: Russia continues its mischief-making in breakaway Transnistria
Is Vladimir Putin planning an invasion of Moldova’s Transnistria?
Bulgaria Heading For Sixth Election In Three Years
Czech Republic Sanctions Prominent Pro-Kremlin Ukrainians
Ussuri Capital plans to build a new steel plant in Romania
Culture Moves Europe: organisations from Armenia and Georgia selected as residency hosts
Armenia’s exports to Russia raise concerns over sanctions circumvention
Young European Ambassadors in Azerbaijan host events to empower young women in business
Opinion: Russia understands power, not peace
Turkmenistan to Host Another Exhibition of Afghan Goods
Korea plans to enhance healthcare cooperation with Turkmenistan, Paraguay and Mongolia
Tajikistan: Education collapse shattering dreams
Recent Developments in Kazakhstan’s Investment Landscape
Lithium lures South Korea closer to Kazakhstan
Delegation from Algerian Military visits NATO to brief the Military Committee on Algeria’s vision for security and stability in the region
Putin says he won’t start a war with NATO. But Western bases hosting Ukraine F-16s would be targets
‘Strategic ambiguity’ from NATO, West might push Putin to act ‘with greater caution, circumspection’
EU Elections 2024 Spotlight: As Mergers Resume, Deal Risk Looms in the European Union
Eurozone economies under pressure, but ECB determined to fight inflation
Where does the ECB go next?
ECB likely to start with ‘moderate’ rate cut this spring, Villeroy says
Why ASEAN is South Korea’s lifeline for mediation with the North
Japanese supplement pill recalled amid five deaths and more than 100 hospitalisations
China built a mock-up of key area in Taiwan’s capital city at a desert training site, satellite images show
Singapore has lessons for countries worrying about debt

March 29
2004 March 29: Baltic States join NATO
NATO Military Chief Marks 20th Anniversary of Latvia’s Membership
Western intelligence concerned over Russia’s military build-up near Baltic states
Lithuania’s foreign minister reminds Washington what’s at stake in Ukraine war
Feds accuse Latvian man of helping 2 Kansas City-area men smuggle aviation tech to Russia
Lithuania: EPPO investigates former MEP assistant on suspicion of fraud involving more than half a million euros
Flag-raising ceremony marks 20 years of Latvia’s NATO membership
Battle Lines: Chinese hacking plot, Baltic states prepare for war, Armenia and Azerbaijan tension
Estonia: The speech that sent Vladimir Putin flying from the room
Vote for your favorite Latvian book of 2023
FM: Without NATO membership Estonia’s independence would be questioned
Latvian citizen charged by U.S. with suppying advanced avionics to Russia
Former mayor warns against firing Tallinn’s Center Party supporting staff
US Ambassador: Three resounding truths about Lithuania and NATO – opinion
Estonia: Ministry wants school day to start at 9 am
Netherlands to send Patriot air defence systems to Lithuania for exercise
[NATO] Prime minister: Estonia made the right decision at the right time
Railway: Software supports Lithuanian operator’s digital transformation
Colonel: Estonia joined NATO faster than expected
Lithuania’s Kretinga mounts opposition to planned Danish green fuel plant
Education Ministers of Mongolia and Estonia hold talks
What did Lithuanian startup company LastMile learn from its autonomous car experiment?
Estonia: Over €100,000 already lost to fake social media account scams in 2024
Lithuania celebrates 20 years in NATO
The Estonian city where people still believe old Soviet lies
Netherlands to deploy Patriot air defense systems to Lithuania in summer
Estonia thankful for decision to join NATO 20 years ago
Children who got stuck at border between Belarus and Lithuania continue their way home, MFA
Easter in Estonia – cleaning, predicting the weather and painting eggs
Dutch Patriot systems to be deployed in Lithuania this summer
The Sky’s Not the Limit: Estonia’s Pioneering Drone Laws Propel Forward
President of Lithuania: “Today, our goal should be to help Ukraine win”
wooden shingles compose uv lab’s undulating snake-like public installation in estonia
Lithuania: Law enforcement conducts searches at GIPL gas pipeline contractor, Latvian and Polish companies
Dutch nationals face trial in Latvia for smuggling out sister
Nausėda welcomes discussions on construction of small nuclear reactors in Lithuania
Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of NATO Military Committee visits Latvia on the 20th anniversary of NATO membership
Lithuania celebrates 20th birthday in NATO
Zelenskyy: Russia won’t stop in Ukraine, will target Kazakhstan, Baltic states, Poland, Germany next
Lithuanian MEP suspected of hiring fake assistants to defraud EP of €500,000
[Estonia] Diplomat: NATO Allies now understand the alliance may actually be needed
Same-sex couples from Lithuania turn to ECHR over civil partnership and marriage
Putin underestimates our resilience, Polish FM tells Latvian TV
American soldier died while serving in Lithuania
Europe votes: Security preoccupies Baltic states
Riga’s Zuzeum Art Centre Celebrates Non-Conformist Art the Latvian Way
European DG meets with Lithuanian Ambassador, seeking support on Thailand-EU FTA
Latvian Airline airBaltic Tests SpaceX’s Starlink Internet
Italy intercepts Russian planes over Baltic Sea, defence sources say
We must make sure that Russia’s aggression ends with clear resolutions – NATO foreign ministers
Criticism of NATO Ignores Its Economic Benefit to the US
Lithuania summons Belarusian Charge d’Affaires due to Lukashenka’s threats to the Baltic States and Poland

A dramatic love affair sparked the first witch trial in Scandinavia, 250 years before the witch-hunts
Poland scrambles aircraft due to Russian strikes on Ukraine
Meloni, Le Pen rift mars far right’s prospects of wielding EU power
One Year of Evan Gershkovich’s Wrongful Detention in Russia
‘Get on a plane’: Danish minister urged to meet Greenland coil scandal women
Ukraine recap: Russia won’t attack Nato countries says Putin, believe it or not
Poland’s annual inflation slows to lowest rate in five years
Lukashenko torpedoes Putin’s attempts to blame Moscow shooting on Ukraine
Europe in ‘pre-war era,’ warns Poland’s Prime Minister Tusk, citing Russia’s threat
Commerz Real acquires Klimavest wind farm in Finland
Gotland island, a strategic location in the Baltic Sea, remilitarises as Sweden joins NATO
For Russia, the pen seems as mighty as the drone in Ukraine
Russia detained journalist Antonina Favorskaya for 2 months for reporting on late opposition leader Navalny
Russia’s security services knew of ISIS threat before concert attack, new evidence from investigative body suggests
War looms for Europe, warns Poland’s Donald Tusk
Ukraine Cites Moscow Attack as Sign of Russian Weakness
Ukraine urges India to rethink ‘Soviet legacy’ of Russia ties
After veto, Russia says big powers need to stop ‘strangling’ North Korea
Russia considers labeling Soviet pop queen a ‘foreign agent’
Decentralisation was one of the most, if not the most successful reform of Ukraine
War a real threat and Europe not ready, warns Poland’s Tusk
Russia Outgunning Ukraine Sixfold, Kyiv’s Top General Says
Europe must get ready for looming war, Donald Tusk warns
Biden threatens Russia with costs on Evan Gershkovich arrest anniversary
Japan to resume funding to UNRWA, following Sweden, Finland and Canada
Israel kills dozens in airstrikes across the Gaza Strip
Finland to supply vital components for F-35 jets
Putin orders development of homegrown Steam Deck-like gaming machines
Nigerian village celebrates the return of kidnapped students
Why Swedish children celebrate Easter by dressing up as witches
Ukraine downs two Russian missiles over Odesa, five people injured
Vestas secures an order for 88 MW of wind power for three projects in Sweden
Niagara region declares state of emergency out of caution ahead of rare eclipse
Vote for World Female Handball Player 2023
Moscow court puts ninth suspect in concert hall attack under pre-trial custody
President vetoes prescription-free access to morning-after pill in Poland
Minister opens investigation on status for Taiwanese in Denmark
US to impose new visa curbs on Hong Kong officials over rights crackdown
Uzbekistan, Germany discussed cooperation in agriculture
Ukraine faces retreat without US aid, Zelensky says
Norway: Twilight time for ‘hytte’ building
Rising Popularity of Satellite Phones in Liechtenstein’s High Altitudes
Zurich is the most liveable city in Europe: Here’s why you should pay a visit
Netherlands Government secures ‘several’ bids for IJmuiden Ver offshore wind sites
The Corsican Assembly says yes to autonomy, independentists against: «Paris imposes it»
France seeks help to bolster security at Paris Olympics
Why Ireland is the most pro-Palestinian nation in Europe
Melting ice in Greenland could lead to scorching European summers, experts say
Montenegro lauches strategic partnership with France’s EDF
Air Montenegro handles millionth passenger
NATO PA: Final decision on Kosovo’s associate membership expected by the end of May
The Diaspora sent 3.79 Billion BAM in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cyprus and U.S. to form partnership to combat financial crime
Greece ranks first in Europe in number of citizen energy communities
Storm Nelson wreaks havoc in Spain, leaving 4 dead
Rain in Spain puts dampener on Good Friday parades
One third of domestic workers in Catalonia have no contract
The Dance of Death: Catalonia’s popular Holy Week procession seeking Unesco recognition
Catalan government to crack down on rising short-term rentals
Moldova fears war with Russia
Coal power plants in Bulgaria cutting production amid losses, pollution breaches
Political Crisis Will Not Derail Bulgaria’s Pro-Western Turn – interview
Czech Republic exposes Russian influence network targeting the EU elections
NATO’s Romania finds possible Russian drone fragments
U.S. Embassy Congratulates Romania on 20th Anniversary of NATO Accession
New Prague to Tbilisi Flights on Georgian Wings
Regional water tensions in focus as Iran FM visits Turkmenistan
Nine detained in Tajikistan in relation to Moscow concert hall attack
Colossal floods stun Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan, US discuss cooperation projects
Turning gas into plastics: Uzbekistan focuses on adding value [gas in transition]
Putin’s F-16 threats could start a war with NATO, Swedish military official warns
Reimagining Central and Eastern Europe’s future development through the Three Seas Initiative
Poland’s Recommitment to 3SI Initiative Boosts Region
Russiagate: Renew Europe calls for urgent investigation
Best offense in Europe: would unique Paris style fit in EuroLeague?
US & South Korea designate DPRK financiers

March 30
1976 March 30: Land Day, Palestine
LTG Infra CEO: I don’t think we need an eastern [railway] track in the long term
Russia jams aircraft GPS signals in airspace over Baltic States
Latvia: Historic Mežotne Palace may be sold off
ICDS Japan chair: In the 21st century, security threats are not limited to one country
Spring travel: Observation towers for spectacular views of Lithuanian nature
Good Friday marked by Stations of the Cross processions in Tallinn, Haapsalu
USA youth wrestlers win 15 titles and dozens of medals at Tallinn Open in Estonia, March 22-24
20 years since ‘big bang,’ NATO remains united
Between geopolitics and basketball: What does the world know about Lithuania?
Estonia President Karis in Cyprus: 20 years in the EU has strengthened both countries
Italian fighters intercepted Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea
Estonia pressing on with its nature restoration program despite EU law stalling
Nato must be ready for Russia to ‘pivot quickly’ and invade our countries, Baltic ambassadors say
Estonia: Kohtla-Järve opposition files no-confidence motion in mayor, council chair
Golden Debut For Invincible Thailand, women ice hockey in Estonia
Tallinn four-party coalition talks start on Sunday
Latvian top diplomat says rising China a “threat” in Indo-Pacific
Still not enough funds for Czech initiative to buy shells for Ukraine – Estonia’s defense minister
Russia blamed for GPS jamming causing disruptions to aircraft in the Baltic region.

Belarus: “The fight for my language made me a refugee”
How happy are Swedes and will Taylor Swift get the economy back on track?
Poland Scrambles Fighter Jets As Russian Missiles Rain Down on Ukraine
‘Anyone Who Dares Call Us Nazis Will Be Reported’
Iranian-Swedish Citizen Threatened By Regime Officials
Ukraine: Russia fired 12 drones, four missiles in overnight attack
Central Asian migrants face xenophobic backlash in Russia after Moscow terror attack
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warns war in Europe ‘a real threat’
Unique hockey tournament with players from Finland in Delaware County celebrates 25th year
Ex-Austria security official held on suspicion of spying
Finnish diplomats turn to ‘sauna diplomacy’ to evade Russian spies
Sweden’s Prince Julian wears cutest giraffe sweater to celebrate 3rd birthday
Pope Francis to take part in Easter Vigil, Vatican says
US reaffirms support to Ukraine amid Russian ‘aggression’
Three UN observers and a translator wounded in south Lebanon, peacekeeping mission says
Russia could pay off its entire external debt tomorrow, in cash
Outspoken Cuban priest cries foul as country marks Good Friday
Ukraine says Russian shelling kills two in east, urges civilians to evacuate
Canada’s mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
Pakistani premier says he wants to boost trade ties with Russia
Palestinian teen shot dead during Israeli West Bank raid, Wafa news agency reports
Finland Gateway to the World: Finavia Airports to Launch 140 International Routes in Summer 2024
Tajikistan says migrants fleeing Russia after concert hall attack
Sweden’s induction into NATO was marked by the Star Trek: First Contact theme
Uzbekistan and Sweden forge partnership in textile industry education
India rescues Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by pirates off Somalia
Foreign diplomats in Russia pay tribute to Crocus City Hall victims
Azerbaijan to host Belarusian Culture days
Jordan says Gaza ‘famine’ can be tackled quickly if Israel opens crossings
Thousands of people cancel Easter celebrations in Sweden, march in support of Gaza
Greece arrests member of gang that raked in $21 billion from fuel-product smuggling
What would a Putin win in Ukraine mean for Germany?
HP ends ties with Russia, shutting down its Russian website — website redirects to Kazakhstan with no support
Malaysia arrests three suspected of supplying Israeli man with firearms
We will revoke cannabis legalisation, says German opposition
Second shipment with more than 300 tons of food for Gaza leaves Cyprus port
Rise in Campylobacter positive flocks in Norway
Firefighters tackle massive blaze at Indonesian ammunition store
EU’s resolve to defend Ukraine will only become stronger, says Borrell
Peruvian government blasts raid of president’s home in graft inquiry
Russia Uses Iranian Drones In Intense Air Campaign Against Ukraine
Cornwall’s very own Camino: walking the St Michael’s Way
Brussels, my love? Montenegro looks to take UK’s place in Europe
Vucic Says Serbia’s Response To Kosovo Joining Council Of Europe Will Be Strong
6 villages that reveal hidden histories in the Pyrenees of Catalonia
Poland, Czech Republic warn of Russian interference ahead of European elections
Bulgaria, Romania Take First Steps Into Europe’s Vast Visa-Free Zone
Turkmenistan: Religious Liberty and Political Games
Kurdistan’s flag flies in Kyrgyzstan for 20 years
This US state is not covered by the NATO treaty. Some experts say that needs to change
Europe has entered ‘pre-war era,’ Poland’s Tusk says
Netherlands nightclub standoff ends with hostages freed, suspect in custody

1932 Easter Sunday: Aberri Eguna (“Fatherland Day”) in Basque Country
April: Hmong Heritage Month
1805 April 2: Children’s Book Day/Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday
1949 April 4: Founding of NATO
1960 April 4: Senegal Independence Day
1320 April 6: Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland and Tartan Day
1994 April 7 – July 15: Rwandan genocide