BNS is the leading source of information about the Baltic countries. Our news organization has operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. With products geared toward the professional user, BNS aims to provide full and reliable real-time coverage of domestic and international news.

The world's leading news agencies ThomsonReuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Associated Press (AP), Interfax, and the national news agencies of Finland, Poland and Austria are our international information source partners, which in turn rely on our Baltic coverage in their everyday work.

Our team of about one hundred journalists produces more than a thousand news stories in five languages (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian and English) daily.

The news agency together with the media monitoring companies make up BNS Group.

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The news agency BNS is a member of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA).

BNS Terminal

BNS Terminal is a modern information environment allowing for high flexibility in following the news, in making news selections suitable for professional users and applying different patterns of presentation of news and information. Subscribers can manage their own personal settings of the interface depending on their preferences and habits. For reading news on a smartphone a phone display view has been adapted that is common for all users. You need a personal user account to read news on your phone.

Real-time news

  • Economic news in real time provide a competent, accurate and in-depth coverage of the most important economic events in the Baltic countries and elsewhere in the world.
    • Estonian economic news
    • Stock market news and stock market commentary
    • Rates/prices and currency market commentary
    • Latvian and Lithuanian economic news
    • Economic news from CIS and Georgia
    • Economic news from the rest of the world
  • Domestic news in real time provide a comprehensive, fast and reliable coverage of social and political daily news around the clock, seven days a week.
    • Estonian domestic news
    • Diary of events
    • Culture
    • Police
    • Sports
    • Weather
    • Latvian and Lithuanian news
    • News from CIS and Georgia
    • News from the rest of the world

We release news stories in five languages: Estonian, Russian, English, Latvian and Lithuanian.

Daily and weekly bulletins

For subscribers who prefer to read about the latest events in the region once a day or a couple of times a day we sort news stories by category and bring them to the subscriber as a package. For English-speaking users we also offer English-language news briefs and overviews of the main topics covered by newspapers.

Daily and weekly bulletins in English

  • Diary – schedule of daily events
  • Digest – news briefs from leading local newspapers
  • News Bulletin – expanded overview of the day's top stories published in newspapers; includes items released in Diary and Digest
  • Insight – translations of newspaper articles and interviews
  • Defence Review – weekly bulletin offering a comprehensive overview of news related to national defense
  • Baltic Business Weekly – bulletin that brings to subscribers Baltic economic and corporate news of the past week sorted by topic


Archive is a unique tool to search for news stories and articles by keyword or phrase, either from the headline or full text, from the year 1991 onwards.


BNS is the sole representative of Interfax, the best-known news agency of Russia, in the Baltic countries. Interfax is an independent news agency whose broad coverage of topics in Russian and in English offers the best picture of developments in Russia and the CIS.

BNS Photo

BNS Photo Service covers newsworthy events in Estonia and Latvia. Customers are informed about the events that will be covered in Estonia in an advancer released at the beginning of the day.

For unlimited use of photographs a contract for permanent use of the database can be concluded. For using photographs of a specific events an order must be placed at, after which the ordered photographs will become available for download in full size. Proposals as regards the events that should be covered can be sent to the same address. The price of using photos by BNS Photo Service is EUR 150 plus VAT per event as a whole.

The archive of BNS Photo Service starts from 2011 and new photos are added to it on a constant basis.

Publication of press releases

Inform us and others about important events by sending a press release to Publication of international press releases is a paid-for service. Information about prices can be obtained via e-mail from or by calling +372 610 8808.

How to become a user of BNS?

Access to Terminal is enabled by a valid information services agreement with BNS. Please send us your contact details and we will contact you as soon as possible. Start here!

Terms of use

Baltic News Service (BNS) is a news agency offering access to its news products foa a charge. For details about our services and prices please contact our sales department by sending an e-mail to or calling +372 610 8809, +372 610 8889, +372 610 8808.