April 21
Latvia: May 4 film marathon returns this year online and onsite
Nine parties, six independents apply to run in Estonia’s EU elections
Lithuanian app helps visually impaired enjoy cinema – but filmmakers need to chip in
First stop Luxembourg for Latvia’s new Foreign Minister Braže
Estonia: Despite April snow, thousands hit river for Võhandu Marathon
Poland, Lithuania, other NATO allies begin military exercise around Suwalki Gap

Ukraine Russia war: US House passes crucial aid deal worth $61bn
Netherlands to Assist Kazakhstan in Developing Flood Management Plan
Thousands of people in Canary Islands take to streets calling for limit to tourist numbers
Victims of Nazi concentration camps built in British Channel Islands finally being counted
Serb majority in N. Kosovo boycotts vote on removing ethnic Albanian mayors
Moldova Faces New Challenge From Restive Gagauzia Region
At UN Forum of Indigenous Peoples, Crimean Tatar leader highlights consequences of Russian occupation
LGBT-plus advocates push for voters to solidify Hawaii’s same-sex marriage rights

April 22
April 22: Earth Day
Europe—but Not NATO—Should Send Troops to Ukraine
Prague rally voices support for “Estonian plan” to help Ukraine
“Zelenskyy: Putin will wage war on the Baltic states if Ukraine fails to stand up
Zelenskyy says Putin wants to invade all countries from former USSR
Lithuania: Ceramics and tapestries by Chagall, Picasso and Ernst on display at the Museum of Applied Arts and Design
Zelenskyy warns Putin may target Baltics if Ukraine falls as Russia won’t stop without resistance
Heavy snowfall in Latvia Monday; ‘snow tickets’ available in Rīga
Ukraine received a new batch of military aid from Lithuania
Hunters get military training at Latvia’s Ādaži base
Lithuania handed over an L-39ZA Albatros light ground attack support aircraft to Ukraine
Latvia’s investment agency director selection stuck in final round
Does Russia pose real threat to Lithuania? Poll shows most Lithuanians think yes
Latvians somewhat more eager to own weapons over past two years
[Estonia] Colonel: Russia prepared to risk using tactical air force again
Despite headwinds, Lithuania’s fintech sector remains resilient
Estateguru Originated €6.9M in Loans in March with Majority of Funding Coming from Estonia and Latvia
Rheinmetall to Build 155mm Ammunition Factory in Lithuania
Will Rīgans have to wait for bus in rain and snow?
Estonia’s gender pay gap falls to 13 percent
Latvia: Reimbursable meds budget too small and too late, say patient organizations
Balticconnector gas pipeline back in operation following six-month shut-down
Latvia to end courses of Russian as 2nd foreign language in schools
Estonia: Producer price index down 3.9% on year in March
Poland and Lithuania begin exercises to test defence of Suwałki Gap
[Estonia] Expert: U.S. foreign policy to remain on isolationist path for a while longer
Lithuania launches one of largest national military exercises
Estonia: Nearly 6,000 people visit Riigikogu’s Open House Day
Young Latvians feel fairly healthy
Estonia: €35 million Balticconnector gas pipeline repair work finished
Latvia: Leaning tower of Kuldīga visited by tens of thousands
Estonia: Interior minister to Orthodox church congregations: Let us value freedom together
Lithuania delivers Light Attack Aircraft L-39ZA Albatros to Ukraine
U.S. aid should not make Europe relax – Latvia’s top diplomat
Estonia: ‘Robin Hood’ redistribution tax: Which municipalities will win and lose?
Latvia: Typewriter gift leads to a 200-strong museum collection
Car dealer: 40 pct of Estonians considering electric or hybrid car
Around 40% of Latvia’s residents donate to Ukraine
‘We dodged a bullet but more are coming’ – Lithuanian FM on US Ukraine aid
Gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia repaired after being ‘hit by Chinese ship anchor’
United to win: Latvia to transfer short-range air defense system to Ukraine
Vilnius resumes heating season amid cold spell
Latvia: Producer prices down in March
Lithuania hands over Albatros light attack aircraft to Ukraine
EDF chief: Estonia’s defense spending could rise to 5% of GDP in coming years
Latvia’s state budget deficit at 2.3% of GDP in 2023
Gallery: Estonian artist Edith Karlson opens exhibition at Venice Biennale
Brothers tried to smuggle cocaine from Lithuania to London in £8million operation
Thousands of flights to and from Europe affected by suspected Russian jamming
Estonian authority announces competition for 31 long-term radio licenses
Latvia’s security service warns of radicalization risks
Lithuania considers postponing purchase of tanks in favor of air defense
Two Latvian citizens detained for illegal migrant transportation
Tallinn’s new city architect will need strategic plan for capital
Lithuania opts not to contest ECtHR ruling on CIA prison
Body of missing Latvian fisherman found
New exhibition spotlights sex work in Estonian art from first half of 1900s
Latvia’s Foreign and Defense Ministers push for more Ukraine support
Estonia: Court upholds extradition of crypto-businessmen to US
Lithuania reports two flu deaths, one Covid-19
Estonian MPs to visit Dalai Lama
Lithuania is one of the most promising fintech locations for US investors
Estonian ambassador: International partners of Ukraine will not allow the creation of a “gray zone” on the territory of Kharkiv
Lithuania’s govt debt to GDP among lowest in EU last year
Bite Latvia opens service centre aimed at people with functional disabilities
Putin is preparing for war with five more countries: the NSDC named the Kremlin’s next goals
Latvia’s Mārtiņš Sesks set for Rally1 step-up
Fonterra sells stake in Lithuanian dairy group Rokiškio Sūris
The Baltic Sea is far from a ‘NATO lake’ – the alliance must strengthen its defences
CEE countries register EU’s highest, lowest inflation

Finland Long Believed It Could Tame Russia. Now Moscow Is Enemy No. 1.
US mulls sending more military advisers to Ukraine
Germany and Britain arrest suspected Chinese spies
EU agrees to tackle Russia’s shadow oil fleet, Sweden says
UK’s Sunak says first migrant flight to Rwanda will leave in 10-12 weeks
Norway to provide Ukraine with new contributions for air defense
Denmark Launches Massive Offshore Wind Auction
Israeli military intelligence head resigns over Oct. 7 failures
Large-scale Russian offensive expected soon in Ukraine: ISW
Finland among world’s top military aid donors to Ukraine
Remote-controlled rail loading in Finland
Norway redesigns subsidy programme for electric commercial vehicles
Drone, rocket attacks targeted US forces in Iraq, US officials say
Russian man gets 5 years labour for street interview about Ukraine war
Belarusian hackers claim to breach fertilizer plant in retaliation for support of Lukashenko regime
Practicing Norway’s Role as a Transit Country for Allied Forces Going to Sweden and Finland
Greece and Spain under pressure to provide Ukraine with air defence systems
Team Sweden dominates equestrian World Cup finals in Riyadh 2024
Three MPs from Switzerland and the Netherlands take on godparenthood for political prisoners in Belarus
Russia destroys Kharkiv TV tower
EU disappoints Ukraine by failing to agree on air defence deliveries
Azerbaijan transfers jailed opposition figure to house arrest
“Poland ready to host nuclear weapons,” declares president, prompting response from Moscow
Nearly 100 Belarus political prisoners have severe medical problems, rights group says
Russia has up to 25,000 troops trying to storm Chasiv Yar area, Kyiv says
Pro-Palestinian protesters arrested at Yale, Columbia cancels in-person classes
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: “Europe’s very fate is now being decided in Ukraine and Belarus, but also Moldova, Georgia, and Armenia”
Egypt reclaims 3,400-year-old statue of Ramesses II found in Switzerland
In Belgium, the Flemish far right is gaining ground ahead of the European elections
The Netherlands and Ukraine: Unlocking Opportunities through Economic Diplomacy
Chinese Ambassador to Iceland He Rulong Attends the Icelandic Division of the 2024 “Chinese Bridge” Language Competition
Irish activists banned from speaking Irish at pro-Palestinian event in Berlin
The home of the Sami. From past to present
House prices in Wales fall by 6.5% in a year
Belize PM John Briceño meets Pope Francis at the Vatican
Burning Rubber: Montenegro’s Dirty Habit Poses Serious Health Risks
After 15 years of NATO membership, parliamentarians hail Albania’s outsized contribution to Alliance security and resilience
Spain: Basque nationalists and socialists renew the alliance in Vitoria and strengthen it in Madrid
OSCE helps strengthen police dog capabilities in Moldova
UNDP Moldova contributes to the digitalization of the energy system by building a smart grid
The Hungarian Presidency: Towards a united European Digital Powerhouse
Czech Republic Gears Up for Expo 2025 in Osaka
Royal Air Force and Spanish Air Force conduct NATO joint flying training in Romania
Romanian Nationalists Take to TikTok to Win over Young Voters
Territorial handover stokes protests in Armenia, celebrations in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan arrests 13th journalist over alleged international donor funding
Two Georgians Illegally Detained by Russian Occupation Forces
British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs David Cameron visits Tajikistan
Moldova, a consumer of security or a security provider?
European State of the Climate 2023
Europe experiences widespread flooding and severe heatwaves in 2023
China ups pressure on Taiwan, opens new air routes
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand calls for views on potential CBDC
Singapore hosts latest meeting for food agency leaders

April 23
303 April 23: Sant Jordi’s Day, Catalonia
Joint Lithuanian-Netherlands team to train in largest cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2024
Rīga-Liepāja flights to be reintroduced temporarily this summer
Lithuania accelerates setup procedures for defence companies
Latvia: Search for LIAA’s director ends without result
Does 4-day workweek make employees happier? Lithuanian company’s case
Latvian rapper Platina to be expelled from Russia
Lithuania: Paysera integrates real estate investments via InRento
Latvia gets homophobic assault case to trial for first time ever
Lithuania handed over M577 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine
Sand, smoke and salt all find their way to Latvia via the atmosphere
Estonia’s FIU acknowledges need for improvement in money laundering cases
Latvia: Government ran 2.2% of GDP budget deficit in 2023
Estonia: Interior minister visits Kuremäe to convince convent to leave Moscow’s jurisdiction
Germany’s large-scale military exercise starts in Lithuania
Latvia’s 20 years of EU membership: economic accomplishments and a couple of disappointments
Large-scale military exercises involving the German army are commencing in Lithuania
Latvia: Kurzeme sees most snow Tuesday
Thick snow cover returns to parts of Lithuania
Estonia: Narva has few apartments to offer incoming teachers
German Air Force patrol Baltic Skies from Latvia
Estonia: First quarter construction price index up 0.9 percent on year
Rīga Photography Biennial’s exhibits open
Jüri Ratas on Veterans Day ceremony: Our country is born from the Estonian spirit
Fazer Bakery Baltics considers consolidating all production to Ogre in Latvia
Lithuanian FM visits PH to promote trade, enhance bilateral relations
Latvia: Over 800 employers ready to take pupils over summer break
Teachers’ wage hike to better Estonia’s gender pay gap stats, says ministry
Syrskyi met with Lithuanian military leadership in Kyiv to discuss the situation at the front and support for Ukraine
Study visit to Latvia for journalists from Moldova
Lithuanian MPs reject proposal to restrict Russian, Belarusian travel home
Latvia’s economy is behind other Baltic States. Why is that?
Lithuania adops amendments to speed up Rheinmetall’s investment
Estonia: Spring flying squirrel monitoring shows shrinking habitats
The best beaches in Latvia
Is Estonia’s small Olympic delegation due to domestic sports management?
Fund in Focus: INVL’s Baltic vehicle with wider ambitions
Estonia: Anna Hints’ short film wins Youth Jury Award in San Sebastián
“Rail Baltica in Economic Focus” offers insights on the future of rail transportation in the Baltic region
Estonia: Finance ministry plans to increase employer provided benefit rates
Latvia: Spain set to join STRATCOMCOE
Finland’s Gasgrid says Balticconnector gas pipeline back in service
Latvian government backs move away from Russian in schools
Up to 10,000 foreign troops to come to Lithuania for BALTOPS exercise
Last time Estonia saw so much snow on St. George’s Day was in 1988
Lithuania hands over M577 APCs to Ukraine
Estonia: Open House festival provides rare glimpses inside unique Tartu landmarks
Producer prices down 7% on year in Latvia
Lithuanian minister turns to prosecutors over president’s report on Volkov’s attackers
NATO conducts ‘Super Alloy’ air policing drills over Baltic Sea
Politicians gather to pay respects to former MP Kirkilas
Kuremäe Convent: Estonia must negotiate with Moscow
Sweden’s Strategic Shift: Navigating NATO Membership and the Path Forward
Foreign ministry summons Iran’s chargé d’affaires over release of Estonian citizen
Latvian government moves forward with foreign military volunteer plan
The Kyrgyzstan route facilitating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Latvia ready to donate to Ukraine short-range air defense system
Estonia: New apartment prices in Tallinn up 14 percent on year
Armenia to study Lithuania`s experience in energy sector
Estonia: Haapsalu raises thousands for rescue truck to send to Ukraine
KTU student from Ecuador started a racing team in Lithuania
Europe’s $8BN Project to Replace Russian Railways

Russian media: Kremlin plans to deploy ballistic missiles on Finnish border
Why supporting Ukraine is ‘main priority’ for Norway’s defense chief this year
In global leadership poll, Germany scores highest, Russia the lowest
Poland records EU’s highest increase in house prices
UK announces $620 million in new military aid for Ukraine, plan to up own defense spending
US designates Belarus & China entities supplying Pakistan missile programme
UK, NATO leaders visit Poland as Tusk takes on key Ukraine role
Ukraine Restricts Consular Services For Conscription-Age Men Living Abroad
EU Parliament approves ban of products made with forced labour
Vandewiele Sweden pioneers new e-commerce platform
NATO newcomer Finland is now a ‘front-line state’ for the alliance, Finnish president says
Denmark and UNDP begin vocational courses for female tractor drivers in Mykolaiv Oblast
Russian forces make significant gains in eastern Ukraine
Far-right German politician’s aide arrested for spying for China
Russian court rejects new appeal by US reporter Evan Gershkovich
LESS green steel standard presented in Germany
Ground-breaking Project in Finland Uses Bitcoin Mining to Heat Homes
UK passes controversial bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda after two years of challenges
Slovenia signs NASA’s Artemis Accords for cooperative space exploration
The Democratic Union comes out ahead in the Croatian general elections… but without an absolute majority
Media: Greece preparing to give Ukraine at least 1 Patriot system, possibly 2
Pro-Russia governor of Gagauzia falsely claims Moldovans don’t want to join EU.
Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition forms new political bloc at Moscow meeting
Risk of political unrest high for Moldova
Iraqi Kurdish Boy ‘Pushed’ From Hungary Finds His Place in Serbia
Armenia and Azerbaijan peace deal ‘closer than ever’ as countries start fixing common border
Young European Ambassadors in Azerbaijan welcome new members
Abkhazia freezes assets of non-profit organisation citing tax evasion
Kyrgyzstan and U.S. Review Political, Security and Economic Cooperation
Farewell Barak: Uzbekistan Absorbs Kyrgyz Exclave As Part Of Historic Border Deal
Uzbekistan’s Tech Frontier: From Silk Road Legacy to Central Asia’s Silicon Valley Challenger
NATO Secretary General meets Polish and UK Prime Ministers, welcomes new support for Ukraine
NATO and Gulf partners boost scientific cooperation on security implications of climate change
Experts discuss emerging challenges to NATO nuclear deterrence in Skopje
Electrifying the Three Seas: Accelerating renewables and connectivity across 3SI countries
The Three Seas Initiative calls for cooperation and security in Central and Eastern Europe, but can it deliver?
Right to repair: Making repair easier and more appealing to consumers
Eurozone flash PMI shows economy gaining recovery momentum in April
World Primed for More Balanced Growth as U.S. Cools, Peers Pick Up Pace
Taiwan debates removing 760 statues of Chinese dictator Chiang Kai-shek
Dominica High Court overturns ban on same-sex relations

April 24
1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic
Latvia: Corruption cops investigate Unity’s IT solutions
Lithuania’s Silvester Belt is our readers’ favourite Baltic act at Eurovision 2024
Latvia transitions away from 3G
[Estonia] ICDS head: Trump likely key to Ukraine aid package being approved
Latvia’s Finance Minister says VAT revenue is not as much as planned
[Estonia] Finance minister: We must move towards introducing a security tax
Lithuanian real estate investment in Spain booms as people seek sun and security
Rīga-Vilnius train gets thumbs up from Latvia’s tourism industry
Estonia: Ministry of Climate would put a dozen million toward ship reconstruction
Latvian authorities draw attention to extremism risks
Risk-Sharing Strategy Boosts Lithuanian Airports
Latvians are not big fans of buying books online
Better than expected for Klaipeda
Happiness is a warm Latvian
People in Estonia throwing away books they spent hours in line for years ago
Thousands of households in northern Lithuania left without power due to snowfall
Over 3,700 people attend Tartu’s first Open House festival
Lithuania Prioritizes Air Defense with NASAMS Over Leopard 2 Tank Purchases
Investors call on Latvian prime minister to increase innovation funding to boost competitiveness
Egypt, Lithuania forge ahead in ICT collaboration
Andrejs Pildegovičs: Latvia’s path to joining UN Security Council; diplomatic fights and strategy
Tighter controls stop Russian grain imports into Lithuania, but transit soars
Latvia: National Guard delivers patriotic message
New Tartu exhibition highlights resourcefulness in challenging times
Rīga to host Crimea platform in Fall
NATO exercises: what are the Baltics being prepared for?
Latvia: gov’t approves gradual replacement of Russian language in schools
Estonian major serving in Iraq awarded US’ Joint Service Commendation Medal
Latvia: PM promises to tackle red tape
Vilnius Airport closing down kiss-and-fly ramp amid terminal redesign
Estonia: SEB’s profits exceed €31 million profit in Q1 2024
Latvia: Family gets apology after officials forgot to send convict to prison
Lithuanian politicians pay final respects to deceased former PM Kirkilas
EurActiv: Bolt lobbied hard to shape Estonia’s position on gig work directive
Latvian central bank posts 54 million euro loss
Locked Shields cyber defense exercise kicks off in Tallinn
Lithuania’s Freedom Party proposes reallocating municipal funds to defence
Global Estonian Report: April 24-May 1
Latvia: Vivi wants to make ‘train artists’ think twice
Economist: I will protect Estonia’s market economy in the Climate Council
Government adopts Lithuanian hydrogen development roadmap
Baltic-German queer
Raw milk purchase price up by 11% in Lithuania in March 2024 y-o-y
Estonia: Every 10th rental car involved in traffic accidents last year
Baltic ringed seals livestream returns — for the final time?
Eleven artillery shells discovered in a field in western Lithuania
Estonia: Government plans to only allow short-term work with one-year visa in future
EU announces probe into Chinese medical device market
Fewer flights to face weather-related disruptions at Tallinn Airport in future
Flu epidemic is over in Latvia
Salome Zurabishvili discussed the developments ongoing in Georgia with the President of Lithuania
Singapore and Estonia can share insights on the use of AI in schools: Estonian minister
“My Latvia. My responsibility.” National Guard invites residents to consider what is most important
NRK and ZDFneo’s drama series A Better Man now filming in Lithuania
Estonia’s Salesforge raises €467K in pre-seed funding to be an AI copilot for B2B sales execution

Athens turns orange, Helsinki goes white as Europe’s weather springs a surprise
Germany, Poland, and France: Recasting a Green Weimar Triangle
Norway’s top officer on his ‘biggest challenge,’ next frigate and new NATO neighbors
Finland’s Stubb says best way to avoid war is to ‘talk less and prepare more’
National broadcaster of Belarus suspended indefinitely by EBU
Sweden Calls for Ban of Russian LNG Ahead of EU Meeting
Moscow pressured Nicaragua to file genocide case against Germany, intel sources say
Ukraine wins bipartisan US support, strikes Russia from afar
Why is Labour Day a public holiday in Sweden and Norway but not in Denmark?
Germany’s Scholz urges Europe to do more for Ukraine as UK PM ups defence spending
United States Announces Significant New Military Assistance for Ukraine
EU Parliament adopts first EU-wide rules to combat domestic abuse
US Holds 1st Ever F-35 Cross-Service Maintenance With Norway – A Move That Could Worry Russia, China?
Commission disburses additional €1.5 billion in bridge financing to Ukraine
German spy agency warns companies against being too “naive” on China
Russia, Ukraine to exchange displaced children in Qatar-brokered deal
Russia’s military campaign has made only marginal gains and at huge cost: UK statement to the OSCE
Norway alarmed over renewed illegal Israeli settlers’ violence in West Bank
Biden signs $95bn foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
Italy and Finland forge agreement against use of migration as ‘hybrid instrument of influence’
Italy says to sign deal to rebuild Ukraine’s Odesa and its cathedral
Denmark’s Simonsen orders eight chemical tankers in China
US Army sends heavy equipment to Norwegian Arctic port of Narvik for transfer to Finland
Biden signs Ukraine aid, TikTok ban package after Republican battle
Germany releases detained vessel carrying Russian timber
Sweden’s navy chief accuses Russian tankers of carrying out espionage for Moscow
Exclusive: EU’s proposed Russia sanctions to target oil tankers, ships moving North Korean equipment
Poland’s prosecutor general says previous government used spyware against hundreds of people
Sustainable and affordable housing to support green growth in Sweden
Trump 2.0: How US allies are preparing for a second term
Toward Germany-South Korea Cooperation in Economic Security
Course set for sustainable consumption in Sweden
The US quietly shipped long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine
Switzerland says UBS may need more cash. The bank is fuming
Six Walloon communes pledge to support regional dialects
From floating villages to deserted towns: Are these Europe’s best hidden gems?
Ireland forecasts budget surplus of more than €8bn
The tiny republic of San Marino is alarmingly friendly to Russia
Fortifying Montenegro: Navigating Security Challenges in the NATO Era
Serbia Convicts Yugoslav Army Soldiers of Kosovo Village Massacres
Italy passes law allowing pro-life groups access to abortion clinics
Italy adopts the “world’s first” AI law package
Italy to sign new agreement with UNESCO on reconstruction of Odesa
EBRD appoints new Managing Director for Ukraine and Moldova
Slovakia government tries to take control of state TV and radio
Why Is Viktor Orban Keeping The 100-Year-Old Treaty Of Trianon Alive?
Pakistani smuggling network busted in Romania
Romania Expands Air Base Near The Black Sea
Mejlis plans to erect monument to victims of Crimean Tatar genocide
Russian oil and gas revenues to double despite sanctions – Reuters
Armenians fear new war with Azerbaijan despite talk of peace
Church, Entire Village ‘Erased’ In Azerbaijan’s Recaptured Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan asserts itself as a regional power
Italy-Tajikistan Strengthened Cooperation in Different Fields
Scientists find 70 mn year old dinosaur bone in Karakalpakstan
Austria at 20 Years of Slovenia’s EU Membership Under the Sign of Enlargement
Due diligence: MEPs adopt rules for firms on human rights and environment
Securitization and European Democracy Policy
North Korea sends a delegation to Iran in a growing effort to break its diplomatic isolation
Whisky or Weapons? Britain’s Changing Tone on Taiwan
Congo lawmaker wants jail, not slavery, for LGBT people

April 25
1915 April 25: Anzac Day in Australia, New Zealand etc.
1940 April 25: Faroese Flag Day
1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal
Largest NATO cyber defense exercise begins in Estonia
YIT to build a modern farm complex for Agrokoncernas Group in Lithuania
Defense Industry Day showcases Latvian-produced military goods
RAF helicopters join British Army and NATO allies in Finland and Estonia.
Latvia: Allegations of 2014 election result falsifying attempts by Unity party
An Estonian songstress will come to Japan for Baltic Weekend summer solstice festival
Latvia: Some schools introduce access to free feminine hygiene goods
Estonia: Coalition slashes fiscal deficit reduction target
Lithuanian banks close physical branches, leaving customers with limited options
Estonian government to send unrealistic budget plans to Europe
Does Lithuania really should be grateful to Russia both for Vilnius and Klaipėda?
Estonia will not be measuring average speeds in the coming years
Latvian homicide rate down, but still highest in EU
Balticconnector pipeline back in operation after damage from vessel anchor repaired
Latvia: Kariņš returns to parliamentary duties
Lithuania: Investigation throws sanction-dodging suspicions on presidential candidate’s family cos
Latest OECD economic survey of Latvia
Number of people living below absolute poverty line up in Lithuania
Estonia: Pollution discovered on Hiiumaa beach
Country of origin will have to be shown for all food in shops of Latvia
Estonia: Swedbank makes €96 million in profit in the first quarter
EC calls on Ireland, France, Latvia to correctly apply bloc’s AML laws within two months
Gallery: Tallinn cruise season off to a wintry start
Lithuania condemns violence, expresses confidence in Georgian police to uphold freedom of assembly and expression, Embassy states
Rīga Freeport has USA cruise ship plans
Pon.Bike setting up production as construction in Lithuania completes
Latvian Rail Baltica project loses regional station designer
Military aircraft parking to be added at Tallinn Airport
“Baltic Bridge to Alienating Societies: Discovering Shared Values to Ensure Regional Stability”: a closer look at a sensitive topic
OECD: Latvia needs rapid economic reforms to avoid a crisis
Four Georgians detained on suspicion of stealing valuable books in Lithuania
Estonian curling duo defeat Olympic champions in Sweden
Rīga residents unhappy with truck traffic trend
Lithuanian parliament extends national sanctions on Russians, Belarusians for a year
Estonia: Health Insurance Fund required institutions to return €700,000 last year
Discovered explosive disrupts trains services in Lithuania
Estonia: SDE does not support proposed financial stability program
Armed Forces deny Minsk’s reports of drone attack from Lithuania
Belarus says it thwarted attack on Minsk by drones launched from Lithuania
OECD: Latvia has ‘room to raise tax revenue’
Estonian nightjar tracked to plate in Congo
Sweden to move ahead with sending troops to Latvia as part of NATO forces
Estonia: Tallink Grupp reports €2.6 million net profit in Q1 2024
NIB and Citadele bank back Vilnius gene therapy facility
A boring Lithuanian presidential campaign finally gets some traction – live TV debates
Whooping cough cases on the rise in Latvia
[Georgia] Lithuanian Ambassador: Foreign influence bill contradicts EU recommendations
Annika Kadaja: Estonian bureaucracy once again eating up EU investment
Lithuania rejects claim it launched drone attack against Belarus
Sweden to send NATO troops to Latvia next year: PM
Estonia: Polish events at this year’s Prima Vista Literary Festival
Lithuania may consider how to help Ukraine return conscription age men
Latvia’s traders frequently mislead consumers regarding the origin of fruits and vegetables
Lithuanian MP Žemaitaitis broke oath, violated constitution, court finds
Election scandal in Latvia: Kampars responds to accusations of political interference
Ryanair cancels flight from Vilnius due to strike in France
Sweden’s Prime Minister announces NATO troop deployment to Latvia next year
Lithuania denies Belarus’s accusation of Minsk drone attack
Estonian Broadcasting Museum’s new permanent exhibition ready for visitors
Latvia behind Estonia and Lithuania capital market development-wise, INVL says
A Chinese ship remains the focus of the investigation into Baltic Sea gas pipeline damaged last year
EU commemorates 50 years of cooperation to protect Baltic Sea under Helsinki Convention
Estonia: Skating coach Anna Levandi handed warning after committee investigation
Lithuanian investors urged to look into biz opportunities in PH
Here’s why you should have Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia on your travel bucket list
Poland and Lithuania to help Ukraine repatriate men of fighting age
Tallinn Music Week resounds with adventurous sounds from Poland, Sweden and Finland

Russia vetos UN resolution to prevent nuclear arms race in space
Ukraine says Russian missile attack damaged houses in Cherkasy
Exclusive: China harbors ship tied to North Korea-Russia arms transfers, satellite images show
Technical glitch temporarily closed southern Norway airspace, causing delays at Oslo airport
Russia would lose a war with NATO, Poland warns
‘Americans just work harder’ than Europeans, says CEO of Norway’s $1.6 trillion oil fund
Macron warns EU could ‘die’ in face of global competition
Secretary General takes to the skies to thank Germany for its contributions to NATO
‘Europe is mortal,’ Macron warns as he calls for more EU unity and sovereignty in landmark speech
‘Europe could die’: Macron urges stronger defences, economic reforms
Russia uses KAB guided bomb to strike infrastructure in Sumy
Lukashenko talks up threats to Belarus to justify ‘nuclear deterrence’
German consumer confidence reaches two-year high on upbeat pay hopes
The US aid package to Ukraine will help. But a better strategy is urgently needed
Alcohol sales disrupted in Sweden after reported ransomware attack
France, Germany agree deal to develop Europe’s next generation of tanks
New UK sanctions target Iranian drone industry
Ukrainian community welcomes closure of Lenin museum in Finland
Burkina Faso army executed over 220 villagers in February, HRW says
Russian spy sentenced to 2.5 years in Poland
UN chief calls for swift deployment of security mission to Haiti
Hynion and Hyundai Partner to Promote Hydrogen Infrastructure in Norway
Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction overturned by top New York court
Molten hydroxide salt energy storage inaugurated in Denmark
Yellen says range of options to deal with frozen Russian assets
Denmark announces additional $633 million in military support to Ukraine
Zelensky: Russia planning to disrupt global peace summit in Switzerland
Listeria cases prompt warning in Iceland
Earliest Evidence of Earth’s Magnetic Field Found in Greenland
Scotland’s coalition government collapses
Ghana’s vice President, Bawumia meets Pope Francis in historic Vatican visit
UK rejects European Parliament’s claim Gibraltar is undermining Russian sanctions
North Macedonia election: Candidate aiming to be first female president takes lead into runoff
EU helps BiH advance towards European standards in phytosanitary sector
Chinese president to visit France, Serbia and Hungary in May
Portugal has to “pay costs” for its colonial past – President
Cyprus overwhelmed as number of refugee arrivals surges
From Catalonia to Kharkiv – local authorities lead zero waste success stories, new report shows
Gagauzia governor accused of using Russian funds for political gain in Moldova
If Ukraine falls to Russia, Moldova knows it’s next
Pope Francis receives Hungarian President
Georgia foreign agents bill draws protesters on to the streets
NATO Secretary General receives prestigious Atlantik-Brücke award in Berlin
Honda to build $11 billion electric vehicle hub in Canada
UK’s first ever memorial to LGBT armed forces personnel to be built
Hillsdale: LGBT children’s support group is ‘coming soon’

April 26
1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country
1986 April 26: Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Russia expels two Latvian diplomats
[Archery] Shanghai 2024: Estonia’s siblings excel in windy conditions
Latvian police hope to improve fight against economic crimes
Estonia: Ministry recommends Moscow Orthodox congregations to join apostolic church
[Lithuania] LRT English Newsletter: There will be sanctions
[Estonia] Transparency International: Bolt lobby appears to violate good practice
Lithuania Marks First-Ever Commemorative Ceremony to Remember Victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
Latvia welcomes expected arrival of Swedish military muscle
Tallinn to increase teachers’ salary fund to facilitate teaching in Estonian switch
Girls outperform boys for digital skills in Latvia
Some 12% of expat voters register for Lithuania’s election and citizenship referendum
Latvian-Russian border fence construction resumes
Lithuania: Nine suspects detained in probe into €4 million fraud involving Covid-19 equipment
Foreign Investors Council in Latvia Sentiment Index presentation
Lithuania vows to follow Poland in mobilising Ukrainian men abroad
Estonian Parliamentary Delegation Visits Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
Eight young Lithuanians suspected of large-scale drug smuggling from US
Tornado 2024 concludes in Estonia
Polish president in Lithuania to observe military exercises and discuss regional security
Ice Hockey U18: Latvia surprises Slovakia
[Ice Hockey] Zubrus & Lithuania Hosts the 2024 World Championships Division I Group B: A Preview
Latvian Rail Baltica’s project implementer board steps down
Experts: Only one or two restaurants can expect a Michelin star in Lithuania
Estonia: President Karis confirms Piret Hartman’s appointment as regional minister
Candy says: Latvian Radio checks out-of-date products at Rīga Central Market
Baltic health ministers sign first crisis cooperation agreement
Lithuania wants to set up regional HIMARS logistics centre with Poland
Latvia: Former Rēzekne mayor to be prosecuted for false financial statements
[Estonia] EDF: Russia intensifying attacks before US equipment arrives in Ukraine
One of the largest banks in Lithuania will double the price of a popular service
Ambassadors from Baltic nations Lithuania, Lativa, Estonia visit St. John’s, Goose Bay airbase
Latvia: Small rise recorded in construction costs
Lithuania Backs Poland Leader’s Bid To Host NATO Nuclear Arms
Sweden to go ahead with sending troops to Latvia as part of NATO forces
Estonia hands over two patrol boats to Ukraine
Saturday is ‘Clean up’ day in Latvia
Canada ousted by Estonia at world mixed doubles curling championship
Lithuania and Poland may establish a logistics center for HIMARS munitions
Gallery: New joint exhibition opens at three south Estonian museums
Lithuania protests false Belarus’ drone attack reports
Euroports, Van Oord, and Smulders Set Sights on New Offshore Wind Port in Latvia
Why Lithuania is a hidden gem of Europe’s startup ecosystem
Open Spirit 24 discovers 40 historical ordnances in Estonian waters
Klaipėda Port with the PERS certificate joins the club of the most environmentally friendly ports
Climate Revolution in European Forestry: World First Carbon Reserve Parks in Estonia
Lithuania expresses strong protest to Belarus over disinformation
Singapore and Estonia can share insights on the use of AI in schools: Estonian minister
Lithuania officially opens embassy in South Korea
Finnair plane aborts landing at Tartu airport due to GPS interference
Latvia’s economy is short of 2-3 billion euros in investments, says minister
Solar powered lockers helping to reduce Estonia’s food waste
Kuleba: Latvia, Ukraine to bolster drone production
Lithuania: Nuclear weapons in Poland would be part of deterrence system – Nausėda
Latvia: Five detained over tax fraud scheme in taxi services
Poland’s Duda does not see Suwalki Gap as most dangerous place on earth despite threats
Scooter parking areas mapped out in Rīga’s Old Town
Baltic states sign cooperation agreement for medical crises
Sweden to go ahead with sending troops to Latvia as part of NATO forces
Bolt lobbying revelations: Estonia official says human error behind missing correspondence
Sweden to send troops to Latvia as part of NATO forces’ deployment in Baltic states
Baltic Allies Strengthen Defense with Joint Military Exercises
Sweden to send NATO military battalion to Latvia

Ukraine pulls US-provided Abrams tanks from the front lines over Russian drone threats
Denmark’s latest offshore wind auction could award enough capacity to meet the country’s entire electricity demand
Denmark boosts Ukraine military aid by 4.4 billion kroner
TQI Exclusive: Denmark’s Strategic Move To Lead Global Quantum Innovation
Russia biomass halt forces Finnish heat producers to go electric
Norway: Air traffic disrupted again
Germans have positive view of the state, survey finds
Sweden should spend more on defence and increase the number of conscripts, lawmakers recommend
Sweden should hike military budget to 2.6% of GDP, defence committee says
Sustainable and affordable housing to support green growth in Sweden
US announces $6 billion long-term military aid package for Ukraine
Norwegian Foreign Minister to visit Finland
Russia arrests Forbes reporter over social media posts on Bucha massacre
The Arrest of Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Has Broken a Taboo
Sweden Must Take Responsibility for Its Own Security
Brits charged with helping Russia after suspected arson attack on Ukraine-linked firm
Why is China risking US sanctions by arming Russia? Survival
Russia targets Ukraine railways as Western aid due to arrive
Russia, Africa journalists discuss information strategy at Moscow forum
Let us press on with UK migrant plan, Rwanda tells critics
The privileged status of orphan medicines in Germany
In Beijing, Blinken confronts China over ‘powering’ Russia’s war
Norway pledges $13.7 mn for Ukrainian tank maintenance in Poland
Finland and the Province of Nova Scotia increase cooperation in forest sector
Why Russia and Iran can dodge Western sanctions
Commission publishes new Recommendations on draft National Energy and Climate Plans from Bulgaria and Poland
Poland trumpets its Van Gogh, once peddled for a beer
NATO Secretary General in Berlin: Germany makes major contributions to our shared security
Behind Aleksandr Lukashenko’s grand port plan in Murmansk is a dodgy deal signed by a disgraced ex-convict
Finland’s Digirail project signs up Siemens for ETCS 2
Bird flu: one in five US commercial milk samples contain traces, says FDA
Qatar pledges $3m to Ukrainian human rights body
Ukraine war: Kyiv’s plea for Patriots falls short in Greece and Spain
WHO says bird flu risk currently low, asks countries to remain vigilant
Russia Ramps Up Airstrikes on Ukraine | ACLED Brief
Pentagon to ‘rush’ Patriot missiles to Ukraine in $6bn package
Israeli strike kills Lebanese militant in Beqaa area
Beyond Putin: Russia against Europe
Germany charges 3 individuals for unlawful export of dual-use item to China
China to host Hamas, Fatah for Palestinian unity talks
Kyiv evacuates two hospitals after Belarus KGB chief sparks airstrike fears
Denmark’s Arctic, North Atlantic focus: Canada among new defence attaché posts
Luxembourg – Poverty in Europe’s Wealthiest Country
European Parliament calls on Austria to pressure Raiffeisen bank to leave Russia
Faroe Islands mark special ‘Flag Day’ at Scottish reception
Tourists may have to start paying ‘Cornish tax’ to visit the county
European Parliament opposes EC removal of UAE, Gibraltar, Panama from ‘high risk’ list
Andorra imposes language requirement on foreign residents
Gazan girl, 10, to arrive in Malta for medical treatment
Greece hands Olympic flame to 2024 Paris Games organisers
Catalan election campaign kicks off, with pro-independence majority at risk
Bulgaria to lose €665mn under recovery plan after delaying liberalisation of power market
Romania opens fifth Confucius Institute
Türkiye’s direct investments in Romania have reached $7.5B: Vice president
Perspectives: Georgian Dream’s doublethink may backfire in Tbilisi
Pope Francis meets with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
Uzbekistan legalizes online betting and lotteries
Athens Airport voted top in marketing strategy
French president calls for expanded ECB mandate

April 27
1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day
1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day
1967 April 27: Koningsdag, Netherlands
1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections
Estonian scholars invited to apply for Stanford fellowship
Lithuania is in favor of deploying NATO nuclear weapons in Poland
Estonia’s Kaldvee and Lill knock out Norway to reach World Curling final
Polish and Lithuanian leaders oversee military drills along border
Will Estonia Really Declare the Moscow Patriarchate a “Terrorist Organization”?
Tartu, Estonia’s second city in the spotlight (& might just eclipse Tallinn)
Belek from Kyrgyzstan: I came in autumn but fell in love with Lithuania in summer
[Estonia] Kuremäe Convent head: Breaking bond with Russian Orthodox Church impossible
Robert Marrandi brings traditional Estonian rye bread to Italy
Lithuania: Achieving EU membership in 9 years was fast, but seemed like eternity – interview
Second Finnair flight turns back from Tartu due to GPS interference
Lux Express launches new night service from Tartu to Riga

Could the white sands of Denmark give the Med a run for its money?
Montserrat mountain celebrates millennium with 15 months of activities
European Parliament campaign starts in Poland
Russian missiles strike four Ukrainian thermal power stations
Egypt sends delegation to Israel to broker ceasefire in Gaza
Paris 2024 Olympics flame sets sail for France in final relay leg
Ukraine drone attack suspends operation at Russian refinery
Australians protest gender violence after knife attack
Middle schools in Norway banned smartphones. The benefits were dramatic, a study shows.

1841 April 28: Saint Pierre Chanel Day, Wallis and Futuna: patron saint of Futuna
1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England
1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: West Papua handed over to Indonesia
2004 May 1: Baltic States join the European Union
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day
Nissan 27 (sunset, 5 May): Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day