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April 28
1841 April 28: Saint Pierre Chanel Day, Wallis and Futuna: patron saint of Futuna
Estonia to procure military equipment for Moldova and Ukraine
Estonia’s Kaldvee and Lill take silver at curling world championships
Lithuanian scholar who inspired American feminists: new book about Marija Gimbutienė
Estonian Women’s Union to stop picking mother and father of the year
Estonia: Government to take a critical look at EISA and other foundations’ expenses
Neurodiversity movement in Estonia: The quest for a win-win situation
Latvia: Spiteful storks smoke up senior lady’s home

Belgium remains champion for highest tax burden despite small drop
Ireland looking to send asylum seekers back to UK
Pope in Venice: ‘Art is a city of refuge for humanity’
Minardi reflects on tragic 1994 San Marino GP: “For me, Senna is still alive”
Portugal’s cork forests are major carbon sinks – but they face threats from climate change
Portugal says no plans to pay colonial reparations
Russia Stepping Up Diversionary Subversion in Ukraine’s Western Neighbor – Moldova
As Russia’s footprint slumps, can Turkey anchor Armenia, Azerbaijan to West?
Blinken speaks to Azeri, Armenian leaders about peace talks
Russia has nothing to fear from EU in South Caucasus, Armenia insists
Rising unemployment hits Canada’s international students hard
Australians call for tougher laws on violence against women after killings
Australia tops up Ukraine military aid with $100M

April 29
Sri Lanka: Swedish Embassy directed to probe Lithuania’s job fiasco
Latvia: Occupation Museum’s arson may have been orchestrated from prison
Lithuania’s first unicorn Vinted reaches double-digit profitability: Know more
Latvians rather indifferent about need for football stadium
Rail: Lithuania secures passenger fleet loans
Attempts to renew Latvia’s ancient vegetable varieties
Exploring Renewable Energy Ventures: Lithuanian Delegation Seeks Opportunities In Philippines
Latvia: More reports come regarding harassment at music academy
Estonian company could start producing munitions this year
Unique brutalist high-rise in Vilnius to undergo renovation
Latvia’s banks report €162 million profit in Q1
Estonian hotels and restaurants fear a lean summer season
Vilnius: The beautiful Baltic city break set to steal hearts this summer
Euroports, Van Oord, Smulders to develop offshore wind port in Latvia
UK: [Lithuanian] prisoner facing deportation had lack of care plan
Piret Hartman sworn in as Estonia’s regional affairs minister
‘There are few opportunities for us here‘: Ukrainians start leaving Lithuania for home
Latvia: Auditor says Culture Ministry must improve management practices
First quarter profits of commercial banks double to €444 million in Estonia
Latvian government promises to change bureaucratic obstacles to attract foreign investors
Study: Salary rises canceled out by cost of living in the Baltics
Green Genius to switch Lithuanian portfolio to biomethane
LTV’s De Facto probes Latvian engineering works linked to Russian oligarchs
Green Genius to upgrade “largest Baltic biogas portfolio to biomethane”
Latvia: Underwater clean-up turns up large amount of trash
Estonia: Installation of emergency sirens has taken off
Lithuania: Žemaitaitis steps down as MP following Constitutional Court ruling
Convert basements into shelters, Latvians told as fears of Russian attack grow
Estonia: High genetic risk of ADHD suggests possible health consequences
Measles cases up almost 7 times in Lithuania
Latvia: Central Bank board member, former Finance Minister Andris Vilks dies
Tallinn starts tearing down illegally constructed building
Increasing defense capabilities: Poland and Lithuania’s plans for the borders with Russia and Belarus
Estonia in the EU: 20 years of membership
Some Lithuanian MPs want impeachment procedure changed
‘Riga Wagner Theater’ reconstruction takes step forward
Estonian households’ deposits exceed €12 billion in March for first time
Latvia’s weak GDP trend continued in first quarter
Veterans’ Rights: a working meeting of the leaders of the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine
More opportunities offered to publish Latvian books abroad
How the US Is Trying to Counter China’s Trade ‘Coercion’
Only 13.5% of organizations in Estonia have action plan to mitigate mental health risks
Lithuanian leaders in favour of sending military-age men back to Ukraine
The Baltic countries have accused Russia of jamming GPS signals in the region. This can lead to disaster
Estonia: Defense exercise taking place around Tartu’s Chemicum on Monday evening
Latvia: Security Service detains person glorifying war on social media
Capacitors for missiles and drones are entering Russia through Hungary and Lithuania – investigation
Latvia aiming to stonger partnership with ukraine drone and energy cooperation
Tallinn opens first parental guidance center
Retail trade up 2.8% in March in Latvia
Lithuania: President and PM disagree on new EU migration rules
Finnair suspends flights to Tartu for 1 month to seek GPS jamming solution
Lithuania’s FM: Russian GPS jamming of commercial flights ‘too dangerous to ignore’
Sansuni Sound Sculpture, Latvia
Russia has deported over 19,000 children from Ukraine – Rada official in Vilnius
[Estonia] Minister: GPS jamming is a deliberate hybrid attack by Russia
Needs consultations at the EU level: Lithuanian Prime Minister on the return of Ukrainians liable for military service
Estonia’s 2023 exports per capita were below EU average
Latvia donates high-voltage equipment to bolster Ukraine’s energy infrastructure
Finnish carrier suspends Estonia flights after GPS interference prevents 2 landings
How to plan an architectural walking tour of Kaunas, Lithuania’s capital of culture
Estonia: Average value of Bolt share options €89 in 2022
Latvia has plenty of prisoners, but at least they’re not overcrowded
Rapidly mutating strain of bird flu nears Estonia’s borders
Ukraine receives energy equipment from Latvia
Estonia welcomes Sweden and Finland into Nato
Rail Baltica signalling tender given the green light
Finnair suspends flights to Estonia because of Russian GPS jamming
The second stage of the Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling subsystem Design and Build procurement has been launched
Estonia blames Russia for GPS interference that forces Finnair to suspend flights
‘Too dangerous to ignore’: Baltic officials slam Russian GPS jamming
Latvia: Updated, expanded emergency advice booklet goes to print
[Estonia] Experts: Bank profits starting to fall
Swedbank study: cost of living offsets wage growth in the Baltics
Finnair pauses some Estonia flights due to GPS interference

Poland signs $1.6bn deal with South Korea for Chunmoo rocket artillery systems and missiles
Ukraine war briefing: Russian pressure forces Ukrainian retreat from three villages
Russia is making daily tactical gains in eastern Ukraine, as concerns swirl around Ukrainian military reporting
Sweden’s GDP contracts 0.1% in first quarter
Air Force: Poland capable of protecting skies over western Ukraine but political will needed
Nine accused of far-right plot to overthrow German government go on trial
Finland launches first national e-library in the world
German prosecutors: Stabbing deaths of Ukrainian soldiers may be political
Polish farmers lift months-long blockade of Ukraine border
Belarus labels German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle ‘extremist,’ bans activities in the country
Germany’s Scholz calls for ‘consequences’ following Islamist rally
Norway accuses West of double standards on Gaza
Belarusian cyber-partisans strike country’s intelligence agency
Humza Yousaf quits as Scotland’s first minister in boost to Labour’s chances in UK vote
Russia has tightened its hold over the Sahel region – and now it’s looking to Africa’s west coast
Ukraine, Gaza wars to top agenda during Chinese leader Xi’s visit to France
Foreign companies help Russia maintain stability despite sanctions
Austrian prosecutors investigate far-right leader, suspect breach of trust
The Chernobyl Way in Warsaw
UN experts say North Korea missile landed in Ukraine’s Kharkiv
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy and NATO chief Stoltenberg urge faster arms supplies
Russian envoy meets Sudan’s army commander in show of support
‘Greece’s economic indicators are better than Germany’s’
Clean up your house and get rid of Putin’s propaganda, EU chief tells far right
Secretary General in Kyiv: Ukraine is on an “irreversible path” to NATO, support will continue
‘Multiple’ law enforcement officers shot in North Carolina, police say
Finnish Business Delegation Meets Turkish Contractors in Ankara and Istanbul
Peru seeks to avoid arbitration over Chinese-built mega port
Sweden Looking At More Surface Combatants And Submarines
Brazil’s government to launch commission to unlock South American integration projects
Midsummer builds 200 MW CIGS solar module factory in southeastern Sweden
US implicates 5 Israeli units in rights violations before Gaza war, no restrictions on assistance
Peab to build Norway’s Arctic airport
US appeals to UAE, others to stop support for Sudan’s warring parties
EEA report reignites Norway’s EU debate
Duchess Sophie visits Ukraine in first trip by British royal since start of war
In Austria, the far right leads the race for European parliamentary elections
ESA Opens Ideas Factory to Boost Space Innovation in Austria
Austria calls for rapid regulation as it hosts meeting on ‘killer robots’
Wallonia will not officially become a low-emission zone from 2025
Belgium: Police raided two Kurdish TV newsrooms and seized journalistic materials
Belgium calls for EU ban on Russian LNG transhipments
How the mafia operates in France’s Corsica, out of tourists’ sight
French police break up Gaza war protest at the Sorbonne in Paris
Britain and France are forging a new alliance over backing for Ukraine – and aim to bring Nato partners with them
Faroese independence is suddenly back on the table
Seven arrests in ‘series’ of police raids linked to Isle of Man gaming company investigation
Icelandic startup Prescriby secures €2 million in funding to innovate at the root of the opioid crisis
UK becomes first country to ban default bad passwords on IoT devices
The Vatican’s Secret Role in the Science of IVF
New regulations for Andorra’s ccTLD
Wanted Romanian Prince Detained at Maltese Resort
Mechanisms for access to European and African markets discussed at Libyan-Maltese Trade and Export Forum
Two lions from Montenegro and Ukraine move to South Africa
North Macedonia president loses big in first election round
Kosovo to become first Muslim-majority country to legalise same-sex marriage
Bosnia and Herzegovina: secessionism in the Republika Srpska
Pioneering innovation: high school students in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the forefront
Q&A: Saša Solujić on integrating Swedish smart city solutions in Serbia
A Trump-style tower in Belgrade? Serbs say it reopens war wounds.
Cyprus Proposes €250,000 Residency Program for Financially Independent People – IMI
Construction on new bridge linking Türkiye, Greece to begin this year
The Insider: 2 Russians running GRU safe house in Greece outed as spies
Spain’s Sanchez drama: After toying with resignation, PM draws criticism
Spain’s PM won’t resign, slams ‘deliberate disinformation’ of allegations against wife
An Introduction to Catalonia’s Feminist Administration
Protests erupt in Italy as G7 ministers meet to discuss climate crisis
Italy’s PM Meloni to stand in EU elections to boost ruling far-right party
Moldova eyes energy lever to topple Kremlin puppet regime in Transnistria
Remembering the Romani Holocaust in Slovakia
Bulgaria and Poland to increase climate adaptation and just transition efforts, Commission says
Stadler enters Bulgaria for first time with state’s KISS order
Hungary awards funding for 440 MW of storage
China’s Xi To Visit Serbia, Hungary During European Tour Next Week
The investigation in the Czech Republic confirmed the involvement of Russia in the explosions at the ammunition depots in Vrbetice
Czechs expand rights for same-sex couples
World Bank Supports Armenia’s Green, Inclusive and Sustainable Development
Azerbaijan blinks as US House of Representatives takes action to impose sanctions on Baku
Head Of Independent Election Monitor Detained In Azerbaijan
‘Don’t make it a hassle to invest in Europe’: Why has the EU fallen behind its competitors?
Digitalisation in Europe – 2024 edition out now
Launch of WHO/Europe’s first-ever mobile app on primary health care for children and adolescents: digitalized, evidence-based guidance at health professionals’ fingertips
The Hollowing Out of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea
Yen rebounds strongly after first slide past ¥160 since 1990
Strengthening Controls on Semiconductor Equipment Exports to China, Japan Reportedly Tightens Export Control Measures Further
Japan’s diplomatic charm offensive in US aims to keep Washington in committed relationship
EU-Japan: the Council approves a protocol to facilitate free flow of data

April 30
Flight Chaos in NATO Countries Amid GPS Jamming
Latvian army to create seven new battalions
Estonia Says Russia Violating International Rules With GPS Interference
Latvian government to discuss buying airBaltic bonds
Visma Tech unveils new office, strengthening its Lithuania presence
Latvia’s Dons heads off to Sweden for Eurovision
Why are European Parliament elections so unpopular in Lithuania?
Latvia: Five year old police chase case will go back to court again
Finnair cancels flights to Tartu, Estonia citing GPS interference
Latvia: Public media ombudswoman to step down in July
Lithuanian leaders back sending 29,000 military-age men back to Ukraine
Latvia: Daugavpils boasts ‘reel’ big fish
Lithuania’s PM, president in favor of helping Ukraine bring back military-aged men
Importance of Latvia’s Freedom Monument: TVP World report
Umwelt of Walpurgis Night brings contemporary art music to Estonian National Museum
Latvia declares cancer care ‘national priority’
Estonia would have to end logging or axe training area development to hit climate target
Lithuania: Panevėžys district residents to protest against planned Rail Baltica node
Addiction helpline to be available in Latvia
Viciunai to construct new salmon processing plant in Lithuania
Estonia: Restoring air traffic control services in Tartu will take months
Fire hazard season begins in Latvian forests
Building a production plant for lice skirts in Lithuania
Estonia: Forest revenue could help cover budget deficit
Lithuania’s GDP up 2.9% year-on-year
Ukrainian composer Karmella Tsepkolenko premieres at Baltic & Estonian Music Days
Norwegian opens base at Rīga Airport
Russia’s GPS interference could lead to aviation disaster, Baltic FMs warn
Statistics: Estonia’s retail trade volumes down 4 percent on year
Latvia announces new aid package to Ukraine, including anti-aircraft guns, tactical unmanned surveillance systems
Estonia will not force out Ukrainian men with expired passports
Latvia’s ex-president ashamed of country’s backwardness and missed EU opportunities
Tartu volber explained: Walpurgis the Estonian fraternity and sorority way
Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas to play for Lithuania in OQT
What is GPS jamming and why it is a problem for aviation?
Latvia’s Madara cosmetics sells off its ‘Mossa’ brand
Bolt owners active supporters of Estonia’s political parties
Latvia: May 4 military parade will take place in Rēzekne this year
Estonia: Ministry hires law firm to advise on Moscow Patriarchate affairs
Business sentiment in Latvia improves very slightly
Over 300 Tallinn public transport stops to get new shelters
Did the earth move for you? Small earthquake registered in Kurzeme, Latvia
Finnair suspends flights to Estonian city due to ‘Russian GPS jamming’
Latvia: Pastor sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse of minors
No confidence motion against Tallinn mayor fails
LTG Cargo further strengthens its capacities in Lithuania
Estonian consumer prices rose quickly in April
Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians in Lithuania – social distance remains a challenge
Baltic countries blame Russia for GPS jamming of commercial flights
School in Lithuania’s Zarasai hires specialist from Turkey to address teacher shortage
Tallinn to close sports school
Lithuania plans to construct six underground schools in Ukraine by year’s end
Tallinn to discontinue Russian Lyceum Foundation
Documentary exposes state logging in Estonia to kick off Environment Month
Latvian government pushes ahead with crypto asset law
Latvia announces new military aid package for Ukraine, includes air defense
GPS jamming not affecting ships in Gulf of Finland
Lithuania eases red tape for defense firms looking to set up shop
Lithuania records lowest annual inflation rate in EU in April
Lithuanian firms exported EUR 130mn worth dual-use goods to Russia since war started
Russia accused of GPS jamming after aircraft disrupted
MPEÕK asks Riigikogu to postpone first bill discussion
Zelensky thanks Latvia for another military aid package
Estonia processes citizens’ initiatives up to three times faster than Finland, Sitra finds

For Russia, US Aid to Taiwan Is More Concerning Than $61 Billion to Ukraine
As Russia’s shadow fleet menaces Sweden, here’s how the EU could help
Ukraine declares day of mourning in Odesa after deadly Russian attack
‘A lot of collective trauma’: Sweden’s Indigenous Sami people speak to truth commission
38 years after Chernobyl disaster, 12% of Belarus’s territory is still contaminated
Finland starts work on national digital identity wallet
Russia doesn’t like taking a back seat to China in Central Asia trade
Top UN court refuses request for Germany to halt military aid to Israel
Badminton: Denmark to host the 2025 European Championships
“Practicing Norway’s Role as a Transit Country Is an Historic Development”
Residents of northern Israel brace for possible all-out war with Hezbollah
Russian bear Putin sharpens his claws to take hold of more European businesses
Egypt, Belarus deepen economic ties with investment, trade, capital market agreements
Pro-Russian military instructors bring rifles to Belarus schools to prepare children for war against EU
Russian missile hits educational institution, kills five in Ukraine’s Odesa
EU guards to remain at Finnish-Russian border until at least autumn
Ukraine’s trust in NATO allies dented by arms delivery failures, Stoltenberg says
King of Sweden turns 78
Iraqi refugee, radical Christian plan Sweden Quran burning before Eurovision
Denmark tops happiness charts for over 60s
Poland making strong progress on nuclear project, says IAEA
Germany propels eurozone growth to 0.3%
Smiling King Charles visits cancer centre on his return to public duties
Finding Sweden’s role in a new NATO
US State Dept reduces arms licensing burden for UK, Australia to boost AUKUS
Regulation is decimating Europe’s competitiveness and will leave ‘no industry left’
‘Husarz’ Stealth Fighters: Poland Bets On American Warplanes To Thwart Russian Plans In Eastern Europe
Five skeletons found under Wolf’s Lair home of Hermann Göring in Poland
Judge fines Trump $9,000, threatens jail for contempt in hush money trial
Denmark’s Ageras raises €82m earmarked for new acquisitions
Azerbaijan puts activist in pre-trial custody on smuggling charge he denies
Payment fraud is on the rise in Denmark and Sweden
Russia and Belarus War-Game Nuclear Attack on Ukraine and Eastern Europe
Liechtenstein Group Invests in PowerPollen To Unlock Potential for Major Food Crops
Bringing Switzerland’s first onsite 3D concrete-printed building to life
Austria’s farming, economy ministers urge von der Leyen to delay EU anti-deforestation law
Femicides: Belgium is still lagging behind in data collection
France deploys riot police, cuts funding to quell campus protests over Gaza
France will continue to support the unity and territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Icelandic parliament adopts resolution on long-term support for Ukraine
An Rúis inniu: Russian propaganda network sets up Irish-language news website
British PM: UK will not accept return of asylum seekers from Ireland
Britain Extradites Controversial Montenegrin Businessman Wanted for Graft
Slovenia still committed to new flag carrier
Albania Sees Rise in Killings, Crime Starting from Toxic Online Content
In northern Kosovo, authorities determined to integrate Serb population
Ukrainian Photo Exhibit In Kosovo Offers Hope For The Future
Germany pledges 90 mln euro for Kosovo’s EU integration
Security Council hears of progress in Bosnia despite ‘worrying’ trend of genocide denial
Croatia to provide 250 mln euro in energy efficiency loans
Serbia Names US-Sanctioned, Pro-Russian Politicians as Ministers
Portugal’s far right vaccine stops working in the Algarve
Syrians sail for Cyprus in the thousands as island seeks to stem the tide
Travelling between Spain and Morocco by train could soon be possible – here’s how
Faith in action: Church’s compassionate aid for migrants in Spain
Catalonia sets guidelines for agrivoltaics
25 Ukrainian children arrive in Catalonia for three weeks of ‘peace holidays’
Creative Europe: call for spatial innovators from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
“Victory” threat: how the Kremlin is preparing for revenge in Moldova
Slovakia’s Robert Fico targets civil rights groups
Bulgarian Parliament Adopts Broad Ban On Gambling Advertising
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Will Host an International Ibero-American Conference
Russians in Crimea destroy Ukrainian cultural heritage
Armenia turns towards west in search of allies amid Azerbaijan tensions
Winning in Ukraine Requires a Serious U.S. Energy Strategy
EU launches action against 20 airlines for greenwashing
20 years together: EU celebrates 2004 enlargement
Eurozone growth tops estimates as April inflation holds steady at 2.6%
Eurozone exits recession as ‘big four’ economies beat forecasts
GDP up by 0.3% in both the euro area and the EU
Europe Day 2024: European institutions across Europe welcome citizens to their Open Day events
Europe’s banks retreat from Moscow, with the ECB at their heels
Australia to fund $620M quantum computer claimed to be first at ‘utility-scale’
Japanese businesses are growing a nature-positive economy: here’s how

May 1
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
The 20th anniversary of the EU enlargement
Estonia: What does volbripäev, or Walpurgis Day, celebrate?
EU, 20 years since enlargement to the East: the message of the Lithuanian ambassador
[Estonia] Ministry: Several options under discussion for Tartu Airport’s GPS issues
US filmmakers return to Vilnius: the streets of Old Town will turn into Hamburg
20 years: Estonia’s most important European Union moments
Sabonis, Valanciunas set to play for Lithuania in friendlies against Slovenia, Lebanon
Visible but not influential? 20 years of Baltic states in the EU
Woman on NHS waiting list for years flies to Lithuania for immediate op
Latvia: Tiny hawklings in livestreamed nest
Latvia to transfer anti-aircraft guns and tactical unmanned surveillance system to Ukraine
Estonian leaders mark EU accession 20th anniversary
Creating financial success at Lithuanian Airports
Kristi Raik: Having doubts about the value of EU enlargement? Look at Estonia
Latvian FM confirms Ukraine can strike Russia with Western arms
‘CAT 24’ tank trials under way in Latvia
Estonian airspace is safe, Tallinn Airport unaffected by GPS jamming
Latvian state to spend 136 million euros more on airBaltic bonds
EU, 20 years since enlargement to the East: the message from the ambassador of Latvia
Presidents: Baltic states ‘excellent proof’ EU enlargement works
Lithuania to build underground schools in six Ukrainian regions in 2024
Lithuania: Many changes await from May 1: what is worth knowing?
Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on the 20th Anniversary of the Membership in the European Union
Estonia: RIA head, judges, PM earn highest civil servant salaries in 2023
Lithuania plans to build underground school in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region
Lithuania will build underground schools in Mykolaiv Oblast and 5 other Ukraine regions
Finnair suspends flights to Estonia for a month due to Russian GPS interference
Estonia’s Russian frozen assets bill sent to second reading
Today, Ukrainians, Moldovans and Georgians are fighting for European values and the European family
From Tallinn to NYC: Esther art fair brings Estonian flair to Manhattan
GNSS Jamming in Estonia Leads to Finnair Flight Cancellations
Presidents of the Baltic States call on the EU to strengthen support for Ukraine and Moldova in their accession to the EU
Oxford woman heads to Lithuania for surgery after NHS delays
Some allies allow Ukraine to strike Russian territory with supplied weapons – Latvian foreign minister
Time in war does not play in favor of russia – new Latvian Foreign Minister
Reinventing Mine Warfare in the Baltic Sea
Kuleba: Latvia, Ukraine to bolster drone production
Who is Dons? Get to know the Eurovision 2024 representative from Latvia
Integration into European Union has been very positive for us: Latvian MP for TVP World
Russia accused of meddling in the GPS systems of Baltic Sea countries
Von der Leyen to ERR: Member states can learn a lot from Estonia

Belarusian Prime Minister visits MAZ truck factory in Egypt
Ukraine war briefing: Kharkiv residents suffer as Russia intensifies attacks
Majority of Germany’s ‘open door’ refugees have entered the labour force
Helsinki hosted glorious centennial celebration of Finnish Student Sports Federation
Kremlin brags about Western arms captured from Ukraine at Moscow show
Sweden: the Revolutionary Communist Party has arrived!
Sweden prepares for Eurovision amidst fears of protests, cyberattacks and unrest
Do svidaniya! Finland’s Fading Interest in Russian Language
Russia is capturing its biggest swath of territory since July 2022, as Kyiv desperately awaits US weaponry
US: Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia University
What Is in the Ukraine Aid Package, and What Does it Mean for the Future of the War?
As Telegram’s Popularity Soars, Is It ‘A Spy In Every Ukrainian’s Pocket’?
German mothers face countless hurdles to get back to work
‘Hit them in the face,’ Lukashenko tells Belarusian athletes ahead of Olympics
Denmark to restrict Ozempic, other GLP-1 drugs, to treat type 2 diabetes
Warsaw synagogue hit with apparent firebomb attack
Parts of India record hottest April as heatwave kills nine
Hamburg ‘caliphate’ rally prompts calls for punishment
U.S., allies press UAE over Russia trade, sanctions
Belarus firm accused of bypassing UK sanctions
Opinion: Russia’s war may have opened Pandora’s box for Belarus
Russian attack kills two, injures six in Ukraine’s east
Russia ramps up weapons production for Ukraine war
Georgia cracks down on pro-EU protesters in Russia pivot
How Ukraine Is Weakening Russia’s War Machine
Poland probes state oil group’s Swiss subsidiary for alleged Hizbollah links
Scottish government survives no confidence vote after leader’s resignation
Jews in Malmö, Sweden fear growing antisemitism, anti-Israel riots ahead of Eurovision
Evacuation continues following Indonesia’s Ruang volcano eruption
The wrongs and harms of a Roma register in Norway
Russians throng to display of Western ‘trophy’ tanks captured in Ukraine
The Hydrogen Stream: Norway to make world’s biggest hydrogen ships
UK begins detaining migrants set to be deported to Rwanda
Norway Increases Aid to Ukraine
Belarusian PM explores ancient Egypt wonders at Giza Pyramids, civilization museum
Kenya flood toll rises to 181 as homes and roads are destroyed
Denmark invests $4.5m in ShippingLab innovation project
Saudi woman jailed for 11 years over rights posts, Amnesty says
Floating Nuclear / Denmark’s Seaborg To Explore Deployment In Thailand
US judge blocks some North Carolina restrictions on abortion pill
Denmark’s digital challenger Lunar secures €24.1m to expand across the Nordics
Riot police, protesters clash in Paris during May Day protests
Europe’s most valuable company wants to make Denmark quantum hub
Israel supporters attack pro-Palestinian camp in LA, 300 Gaza protesters arrested in New York
30 wounded, 10 seriously in Germany May Day parade accident
Blinken tours Kerem Shalom aid crossing as tank fire rings out from Gaza
Ukrainian woman, 98, walks six miles from occupied village to safety
A Switzerland-size hole opened in Antarctica’s sea ice in 2016-17. Now we know why
Station to station: the European language DJs taking radio to new realms
Ireland: Police dismantle migrant camp in Dublin
UK sends first asylum seeker to Rwanda
Malta fines company for sanctions compliance failings
The Menace of Clones: Malta’s Regulator Warns against Fake “Documents and Emails”
Identity Insecurity: North Macedonia’s Challenging Relationship With Itself and Others
Poll: Western Balkan countries show pro-West trends, but support for EU shrinking
Steven Holl Architects Wins Competition to Design the Expo Albania Center in Tirana
Golden Visa chasers helped pump $4.2 billion into Portuguese property last year—scrapping the scheme probably won’t help locals get on the housing ladder
Eni chief in talks with Cyprus president over deepwater gas project
Greece adds 5 more islands to fast-track visa program for Turkish tourists
Inside the tiny corner of Spain that lies in the middle of North Africa
In Russia’s Hybrid War on Europe, Moldova’s Critical Next 15 Months
Slovakia grants temporary protection to man accused of running pro-Russian propaganda network
Analysts question economic viability of Bulgaria’s new nuclear units
Bulgarian Distrust of Russia Simmers Over a Black Sea Oil Terminal
Eurostat: Bulgaria has lowest rate in EU of those working long hours
20 years in the EU: Hungary rues missed opportunities
Kazakh Peacekeepers Join Global Training Initiative in Hungary
Czech Republic mulls transition to Euro
Table Tennis: Double gold for Romania in the Under 15 and Under 13 Mixed teams event in Sarajevo
President Tokayev Welcomes Azerbaijan-Armenia Peace Treaty Negotiations in Almaty
Turkmenistan’s natural gas exports to China outearn Russia’s supplies
In Kazakhstan, a ‘storm’ over domestic violence after minister killed wife
Australia: Rights Vetting Crucial for Defence Cooperation
South Korea discusses participating in AUKUS tech pillar
Will Izumi Kenta Be Japan’s Next Prime Minister?

May 2
As Ukraine Loses Ground, Baltic Countries Ask: Are We Next?
Domantas Sabonis Set To Represent Lithuania in 2024 Olympics
Esther, a New Art Fair With Northern European Style
Compulsory education for Ukrainian children may cost Latvia EUR 2 million this year
Estonia: Institutions making switch to Estonian-only website domain names
Expert’s predictions about food prices in Latvia. What can residents expect in the future?
First ever Estonian reservists’ week runs through to May 6
Photos: Latvia marks 20 years since joining European Union
Croatia, Cyprus and Lithuania get upgraded ratings after tightening AML measures
Hundreds of cyclists gathered in central Rīga Wednesday
Minimum wage in Lithuania may cross pretax threshold of EUR 1,000 in 2025 – minister
Istanbul Convention in force as of May 1 in Latvia
[Estonia] Foreign minister: Plenty of evidence Russia is jamming GPS systems
Why did Lithuania have to close down the nuclear plant?
2023 was good year for rare species sightings in Latvia
Lithuania Presidential Election: Key Issues and Expected Results
Long working hours not common in Latvia
Flash estimate: Estonian economy contracted by 2.1 percent in Q1 2024
US battalion to stay in Lithuania indefinitely – MoD
Latvia estimates cost of renovation of bomb shelters – approximately EUR 100 million
Lithuanian trade unions demand fewer restrictions on striking
Speeding penalties rise in Latvia
Switzerland provides over €7 million towards Estonian conservation initiative
airBaltic Continues to Soar: Over 1 Million Passengers Flown Between Riga and Milan in 20 Years
Virtual forum for Estonians across the globe
Taiwan’s 10-million-dollar investment in the Lithuanian start-up TransferGo a victory for democracy
Latvian central bank offers sanctions advice
Polish attackers of Navalny’s associate to be extradited to Lithuania
The boats donated by Estonia were named “Irpin” and “Reni” and were commissioned into the Ukrainian Navy
Lithuania: Social minister proposes strict quotas to limit flow of third-country workers
Baltic Presidents on 20 years of European Union membership
Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia issue joint statement on 20th anniversary of membership of Baltic States in EU
Eesti Energia’s sales revenue and net profit decrease in Q1 2024
Wild animals given rabies vaccinations in eastern Latvia
A boring Lithuanian presidential campaign sees some dirt digging
May 4 events guide for Rīga
Poland will send suspects in attack on Navalny ally back to Lithuania
NATO tank crews ignite rivalry in Latvia as CAT exercises begin
Latvian schoolchildren singing their protest
Estonia: Internal control in Kohtla-Järve turns blind eye to city government activities
Lithuanian MP Žemaitaitis stripped of mandate
Latvia: Conference to examine resistance to occupation during World War II
Putin IS behind GPS attacks on passenger flights over Europe: Baltic states and aviation experts pinpoint ‘black hole’ caused by secret electronic weapon
Global Estonian Report: May 1-8
US military battalion to remain in Lithuania for an unlimited period
Russian jamming threatens to dampen Tartu’s year of celebration
[Latvia] Saeima okays state purchase of airBaltic bonds
High-speed AI enhanced MR imaging arrives at Klaipėda
Latvia: Requirement for more Russians to pass language test moves forward
Russia blamed for GPS interference affecting flights in Europe
Russia’s GPS jamming intensifies over the Baltic Sea
Estonian curling pair Kaldvee and Lill hit top spot in world rankings
Riga to run for title of European Green Capital 2026
Estonian minister blames Russia for GPS interference over Baltic
Organisers admit error as Lithuanian hockey team plays to empty stands
Estonia: Basketball star Kerr Kriisa moves to University of Kentucky Wildcats
President of Latvia: Ukraine’s EU membership negotiations will be extremely difficult
Estonian Foreign Minister: Russia jams GPS signal in the Baltic region
Construction cartel found in Saldus, Latvia
Benelux, Baltic countries to recognize each other’s higher education degrees
Latvian Saeima to stage a ‘European picnic’ on May 9
Ambassadors from Baltic nations Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia visit St. John’s, Goose Bay airbase
Estonia: Vectiopep raises €450,000 to develop novel cancer treatment technology
Lithuania’s new left-wing party to campaign for 28-hour working week and rent caps
Poland to organise security summit with Ukraine and Baltic states
[Estonia] Raimond Kaljulaid: Is there pressure on Ukraine to negotiate a peace or ceasefire?
Analysis: Lithuanian economy grows in Q1, Latvian stands still, Estonian falls
[Estonia] Scholar at US university protest: I never imagined we could end up in prison
Baltic states’ accession to EU reunified Europe: Christian Heldt
[Estonia] President: Cuts have been discussed for a long time, now we need action
Discussion process for Ukraine and Moldova to join EU will be extremely complex, but it is realistic to start these talks in June – Rinkevics
Tallinn’s Russian Theater discusses name change
A. Armonaitė to present Lithuania’s investment opportunities in Ireland
Hungary’s OTP could bid for Luminor
Analysts: Estonia likely reached the bottom of its recession
Estonia creating €50 million defense investment fund

Borrell: Ukraine has a historic window for joining the EU.
Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia
Ukraine war briefing: US hits China with sanctions over war supplies to Russia
Denmark Is Hooked on Novo Nordisk’s Success
Poland Calls for ‘Heavy Brigade’ of EU Troops Amid Rising Russia Threat
Germany has already exceeded its annual ecological limits
Finland to Join NATO’s Air Shielding Mission in Romania
Norway Receives 8 Applications for Carbon Storage on NCS
Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine, US says
Norway’s frozen cod export values surge as Chinese demand returns
Soccer star’s murder highlights South Africa’s crime problem as election nears
US national pleads guilty to conspiracy to export dual-use electronics to Russia
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk forecasts 27% sales surge but faces price pressure amid Eli Lilly competition
U.S. Accuses Russia of Using Chemical Weapons in Ukraine
Macron reaffirms possibility of sending troops to Ukraine
Finland’s schools turn away from Russian language, culture as Ukraine war drags on
Russia troops accused of ‘executing’ surrendering Ukraine soldiers: Report
France seen as more antisemitic than Poland in new poll among Israelis
Macron to make rare state visit to Germany from May 26
U.S. Weapons Are Coming To Ukraine. But Russian Forces Have The Momentum.
Israel raises travel warning to Sweden’s Malmo ahead of Eurovision
Ukraine is on the brink, says a senior general
Awaiting US aid, Ukraine’s gunners fire sparingly at advancing Russians
Pentagon’s Upcoming New Arctic Strategy: “We Talk To Norway, Finland, and Sweden a Lot”
Foreign buyers eye up Sweden’s secluded island sanctuaries
Hackers Target New NATO Member Sweden with Surge of DDoS Attacks
Local human rights defender detained in Azerbaijan. He, like his Belarusian colleagues, is accused of “smuggling”
Russia’s new economy may end up prolonging its war
Finland says goodbye to Lenin Museum
Sweden grants permit for yet another Quran desecration protest
Polish military attacked on the border with Belarus
Online course on leadership and personal growth for young Belarusians – apply by 6 May
Two Nigerian officers face court martial over drone strike that killed 85 civilians
Finnish digital neobank Saldo Bank opens in Sweden
California police flatten pro-Palestinian camp at UCLA, arrest protesters
Norway to hike defense spendings in mid-year revised budget
Poland wants summit with USA and Ukraine
Island nation of Sao Tome and Principe to ask Portugal for colonial reparations
Norway’s oil & gas production beats forecasts
NATO says Russian hybrid attack intensify on members’ territories
Denmark “Turbocharging” Rearmament With New Defense Plan
Making European Defense an Imperative
Russia shipping fuel to North Korea above UN cap – White House
Floorball: Karlsruhe, Germany will host The World Games 2029
France, Japan to start talks on reciprocal troops pact
Chinese scientific espionage in Germany: what next?
Trump lawyer suggests hush money payment was extortion
Countries with Highest GDP Growth 2024
Russia uninterested in Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland
Copernicus: Switzerland says it can’t afford to take part in EU climate change monitoring programme
The Road to Green 10: Discover grassroots environmentalism in Austria and Berlin
Migrants will be taught Irish language to help develop a ‘sense of identity’ in Ireland
Jordan’s King Abdullah meets Pope Francis and Giorgia Meloni in Italy
German chancellor says 4-year timeline for Montenegro’s EU membership is realistic
Losing track in green transition: Albania and Kosovo’s challenging journey towards railway revitalisation
The Case for Admitting Kosovo to the Council of Europe
‘Disgrace to diplomacy’: Bosnia accuses Israeli diplomat of genocide denial
Kosovo’s Council of Europe aspirations spark controversy in Serbia
EU funnels aid to Lebanon amid Syria migrant surge to Cyprus
Turkish-Occupied Northern Cyprus Voices Disdain for EU Membership
Greece drops charges against 35 aid workers
Greece: Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader released from jail
Basque country’s Athletic Club top global ranking of home-grown players
Catalonia now allows 72-tonne duo-trailers on its roads
The emotional bicentennial of Beethoven’s ‘Ninth Symphony’ tours through Catalonia
DNA tests to combat incivility of dog owners in some cities of Catalonia
Catalonia is getting ready for the Cava Spring
Italy’s Trieste, A Gateway to Europe for Jeans-Loving Yugoslavs
Italy can seize ancient statue in US, European court says
Slovakia’s opposition hopes European vote will put brakes on populist PM
American conservatives embrace Hungary’s authoritarian leader at Budapest conference
Czech Republic celebrates two decades of European Union membership
Crimean political prisoner Sheikhaliyev taken to Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai
Introducing Circular Economy in Azerbaijan – take part in National conference on Resource efficiency
What if Russia wins in Ukraine? Ask Georgia.
Flashpoint South Caucasus
Tbilisi rocked by clashes over ‘foreign influence’ bill for third consecutive night
UN, EU, US urge Georgia to halt ‘foreign agents’ bill as protests grow
Kyrgyzstan Repeats Russia Travel Warning Over Reported Border Checks
Negotiations underway to launch regular flight between Tajikistan and UK
How do minimum wages compare across Europe in 2024?
South Korea raises terror alert following reported North Korea threat

May 3
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Latvian farmers start looking for seasonal workers
Estonia’s unicorn secures €220M revolving credit facility to encourage people to move away from traditional vehicle ownership
103 Latvian-produced drones to go to Ukraine
Lithuanian Defence Minister coaxes US defence investment
Latvia: Doctors and patients discuss cancer care improvements
Nordic Solar cuts ribbon at 100-MWp solar farm in Lithuania
“Latvijas Gāze” dividends payment to Russian companies challenged in court
Estonia: Undersecretary’s Bolt options worth tens of thousands
Lithuania is a gateway for sanctioned shipments to Russia – LRT Investigation
Latvia unveils its biggest solar power plant
Estonia: FIFA bars new Flora signing from play until July
Latvian finance minister to buy up half of airBaltic stock
Fraternity to have former Estonian National Museum building demolished
Russia leaves thousands of planes without GPS in northern Europe
Latvia ranks 12th in World Press Freedom Index
Tallinn opposition parties file Pärtel-Peeter Pere motion of no-confidence
Lithuania’s Constantinople Orthodox Christians receive buildings in Vilnius
Estonia: Large-scale military exercise Spring Storm starts on Monday
Latvia’s start-up scene: Second fiddle no more
Estonia far more interest rate-sensitive than other two Baltic states
Latvian team excels at NATO cyber-defense exercise
Estonia ranks 6th on World Press Freedom Index
airBaltic eyes Latvian state investment, clarifies US plans
IT coalition: the initiative led by Estonia and Luxembourg provided Ukraine with equipment worth 900,000 euros
Tax revenue in Latvia still behind the plan
Tartu wants slower transition to teaching in Estonian for special needs classes
Russians can capture Baltic states in seven days – Ukrainian intelligence officer
NATO condemns Russia’s ‘malign activities’ on allied territory
Temporary head of Rail Baltica’s project in Latvia appointed
Estonia: Soft robotics inspired by spider legs improves dexterity of delicate movements
Lithuania drops six spots in RSF’s press freedom index
Lithuania FSRU heads for first dry-docking prior to ownership transfer
Estonia’s Kaja Kallas debates EU security at Sorbonne University in Paris
Drink up! Rīga’s potable water taps open
Estonian scientists combating plague-spreading invasive crayfish
Man accused of war support in Rēzekne, Latvia
Estonia: Bolt moves closer to IPO after securing €220m revolving credit facility
Lithuania’s citizenship referendum campaigners complain of obstacles
Estonian Defense Forces release annual yearbook
Latvia to mark May 4 restoration of independence
Latvia’s Braže will head to Estonia next week
Vilnius says Russian FSB’s allegations about saboteur from Lithuania are disinformation
Social activist chosen for Latvian PEN award
Lithuania provides its experience to Yerevan and Baku for unlocking communications
Latvia starts digging anti-tank ditch near border with Russia
Goethe Institut marks 25 years in Estonia with ‘Ministry of Curiousness’
Hybrid war: NATO sounds alarm over ‘hostile’ Russian activity across Europe
Lithuanian dignitaries congratulate Poland on May 3 Constitution Day

Ukraine recommended to its athletes how to act if they have contact with the Russians and Belarusians in Paris 2024
Italy helps keep Polish airspace safe
Russian shelling kills 2 in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region
Russia, Belarus Olympic volunteers shown the door over ‘security’ fears
“Poles will be wealthier than Brits in five years” pledges Tusk, hailing benefits of EU membership
Far-right Finns Party drops MP from group over Helsinki nightclub shooting arrest
President Zelensky – Stop Ignoring Struggles for Freedom in Georgia and Belarus
Letter of Intent on Cooperation between the European Parliament and the Belarusian Democratic Forces
Britain’s Cameron, in Kyiv, promises Ukraine aid for ‘as long as it takes’
Achievements of cooperation with Ukraine in the final conference of Romania-Ukraine programme
Norwegian Intelligence Service confirms presence of Russian agents
Finland rejects offshore wind licences
Germany accuses Russia of ‘intolerable’ cyberattack, warns of consequences
Denmark relaxes abortion law
China launches historic mission to retrieve samples from far side of the moon
Germany, Czech Republic accuse Russia of cyberattacks
World Orienteering Championships 2029 awarded to Sweden
UK’s Labour claim big early win over PM Sunak’s Conservatives
Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority requests powers to screen senior finance workers
Sweden’s Sámi pay the price in Europe’s quest for copper
Rains in southern Brazil kill at least 31, more than 70 still missing
Pakistan Govt extradites Oslo Pride shooting suspect to Norway
Germany: Employment of refugees eight years after their arrival reaches 68 percent
Denmark to ban PFAS in clothing and footwear
Russian troops enter base housing US military in Niger, US official says
Kyiv can use British weapons inside Russia – Cameron
New footage details Ukrainian F-16 pilot training in Denmark
Thomas Cup: Tien Chen inspires Taiwan to stunning win over Denmark
Norway Ends Its Holiday From History
Liberia: Deputy Minister Nyei Attends Nordic-Africa Meeting in Denmark
Securitisation Vehicles In Luxembourg – Time For A Closer Look
Joint negotiating position to be submitted to Russia after Switzerland peace summit
Diamonds may not be forever: Belgium’s grip on gems shaken by Russian sanctions drive
Japan Foreign Minister Kamikawa Visits Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, France, Sri Lanka and Nepal
Isle of Man introduces new Sanctions Act
Channel Islands dream of tunnel linking them to France
Song for Wales winner inspires fresh bid to get country its own Eurovision place
The United Kingdom contributes GBP 25 million to improve health and nutrition of Yemeni children and women
World Press Freedom Day: Reporting on the environment, an increasingly risky job
U.K.’s Governing Conservatives Set for Historic Losses in Local Polls, Labour Urges General Election
Macedonian Church’s Independence Challenged by Constantinople Patriarch
Supporting Bosnia Herzegovina’s Euro-Atlantic Integration
Greece suspends electricity imports until May 7 to protect system
EITB launches Makusi for Basque children
Barcelona and Generalitat of Catalonia explore data center development in basement of La Sagrera
Catalan election: Polls forecast clear win for Socialists with Junts and Esquerra battling for second
Catalan beauty group Puig goes public in Europe’s biggest stock market debut of the year
Italy advocates strategic diplomacy with Mediterranean Africa
(Geo)political polarisation in Georgia and Moldova and what is at stake for the EU and Russia
Make or break for Moldova’s democracy: Collaboration needed to protect elections
Thousands rally in Slovakia to protest overhaul of public broadcaster
Russia repeats genocide on Crimean Tatars
Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and wife indicted on bribery and foreign influence charges
3,000 e-buses are coming to Azerbaijan, according to government’s plan
Satellite Images Reveal Work at Russia’s New Black Sea Port
Post-Soviet Georgia in 10 Dates
Eurozone Jobless Rate Remains at Record Low
Fed and ECB divergence on rate cuts could spell trouble for the euro, economist says
Canada charges three Indian nationals for assassination of Sikh separatist
The Inevitability of Indian Spies in Australia
South Korea cracks down on ‘shrinkflation’
Taiwan is experiencing millions of cyberattacks every day. The world should be paying attention
EU-New Zealand free trade agreement : toward a new European trade era?
Wall St Journal to move Asia HQ from Hong Kong to Singapore

May 4
1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day
Solar cells from TalTech to upsurge Internet of Things expansion
Lithuania will strengthen its border with Russia using engineering means
Estonian general advocates Baltic security alliance with Poland, Sweden, and Finland
Estonia: Uncertainty about future of Kaja Kallas affects government work
Lithuania lost a million citizens to emigration. How did it happen?
Estonian politicians see von der Leyen’s re-election through the green lens
Why don’t we be like Costa Rica, Estonia or Denmark? Why Singapore or South Korea?
Kallas meets Macron: Estonia shares with France commitment to shape future of Europe
Recently named Kazakh ambassador presents credentials in Estonia
Top 7 things to do in Vilnius over the summer
Experts: Sale of Luminor Bank could take months
Estonia proposes to blockade the Baltic Sea for Russia
Estonia’s only voluntary addiction clinic for youth closes due to lack of funds
Kuleba congratulates Estonian MP Kristo Enn Vaga, who arrived in Kyiv from Tallinn on bicycle
Archives of Autonomy: Immanuel Kant’s 300th anniversary in Tartu
Latvia: May 4 military parade in Rēzekne
Clipper Cutty Sark model in Tallinn Airport invites to Tall Ships Races 2024
Lithuania: NATO made a fatal mistake regarding Russia

The World’s Hunger for Salmon Is Linked to an Ecological Disaster
Confident of victory over Ukraine, Russia exhibits Western war trophies
Russian drones injure 6 in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, Dnipro regions
Russian students studying in Finland detained on suspicion of exporting dual-use goods
Ice Hockey U18: Down to the Final Four in Finland
Sweden prepares to host Eurovision Song Contest in shadow of Gaza war
Russia and Ukraine both using outlawed weapons
Poland says it too was targeted by Russian hackers
Denmark increases defense spending to enhance military capabilities
Terrorists from “Wagner PMC” continue training of the Belarusian army
Ukrainians flee Russian advance as footage shows decimated village
In Poland, History, Politics and Memory Remain Deeply and Painfully Intertwined
German police violently break up Gaza solidarity sit-in
German member of the European Parliament ‘seriously injured’ in Dresden assault
Business leaders call on Polish government not to abandon “mega-airport” project
Norway needs more eggs
Sweden boosts security for Eurovision ahead of major anti-Israel protests
Russia Adds Zelensky to Criminal ‘Wanted’ List
Drone footage shows Ukrainian village battered to ruins as residents flee Russian advance
Portugal’s far right sounds a warning note
‘No turning back’: Carnation Revolution divides Portugal again, 50 years on
Why North Korea’s latest propaganda bop is a huge TikTok hit
German, New Zealand research institutes sign Antarctic deal
Singapore’s MP Highlights Partnership with Kazakhstan for Southeast Asia Engagement

Nissan 27 (sunset, 5 May): Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day
1950 May 9: Schuman Declaration, Europe Day
1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day