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1978 July 7: Solomon Islands Independence Day

Monday, July 8
Puerto Rico returns to Olympics in men’s basketball, tops Lithuania 79-68
Latvian food safety service finds illegal additives and translation mistakes in alcohol from Belarus
Puerto Rico ends 20-year Olympic drought with historic win over Lithuania
Ticking clock: Northern NATO defense chiefs see ever-closing ‘window’ to prepare for Russia
How Trump can make NATO great again
A Sobering Message on Ukraine From a NATO Head of State
Over a hundred wrecked bikes standing in central Rīga
Southeast Estonia storms lead to thousands of customers going without electricity
Yet another fatal crash on roads of Latvia
Estonian Offshore Wind Developer Seeks Geotechnical Survey Services
Soviet-glorifying street names still plentiful in Latvia
Georg Linnamäe sneaks past Robert Virves to take Rally Estonia victory
Lithuanians are spending more on food – but it’s not good news for restaurants
Estonia: Eneli Jefimova takes gold at Vilnius junior championships
40% of four-year budget for food aid spent in one year in Latvia
Estonia: Defensive bunker prototype testing to start in autumn
Latvia lags neighbors in wind energy, says expert
Linnamäe tops Virves in thrilling Rally Estonia climax
Raspberry harvest in Latvia will not be great
Several countries interested in renting Estonia’s empty prison space
NATO leaders are descending on Washington. Here’s what to know
Estonia: Rasmus Mägi second in Paris 400m hurdles
Netherlands deploy Patriot air defence system in Lithuania
Latvia: Politologist expects Rinkēvičs to follow Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga’s example as president
Puerto Rico foils Lithuanian basketball team’s Olympic ambition
Future elections in Latvia to have modernized ballot papers
[Estonia] Statistics: Tourist numbers up 11 percent on year to May
Inside a Latvian supercomputer
Lithuania asks for EU financial support to reinforce border with Russia
Estonia: Reform, SDE, Eesti 200 start coalition negotiations for next government
Latvia: Pharma NGOs object to planned medicines price policy changes
[Estonia] Gallery: ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ by Philip Glass performed in Noblessner
Baltics to present capability development plan at NATO summit
Latvia: Spanish literature afternoon upcoming
Estonia struggling to train enough new family doctors
Latvia improves its high international ranking on sustainability
Almost 1,000 Jews ask for compensation for expropriated property in Lithuania
Hot-shooting Brazil crushes Latvia to book Olympic return
Tallinn Colors Festival takes place July 12-14
State Revenue Service will become more customer friendly, says Latvian PM
Estonia: Riigikogu committees agree to amend car tax bill
Latvian Olympic athletes named
Estonia: Unemployment fund critical of replacement unemployment insurance bill
Lithuania Hosts Dutch Patriot System as Deterrent Near Russian Kaliningrad.
Latvia’s annual inflation in June up again
Estonia: Captains’ village Käsmu turns 500
Lithuania late in nominating EU commissioner candidate – ex-president
Latvia: 28 investment projects launched by LIAA so far this year
Lithuania seeks EU financial aid to reinforce border with Russia
Sending letters will be costlier in Latvia
A NATO member said Ukraine joining the alliance is ‘irreversible’ as fears mount that Trump would block membership
Lithuania: Seimas committee in favour of linking LRT funding to GDP
Estonian state denies involvement in Meta blocking of ISS article
Lithuania appoints first Ambassador to Maldives
Rally Estonia prepared for WRC return next year
Lithuania condemns Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine, urges support
Latvia: PM Siliņa orders experts to tackle youth drug problem
Record number of vehicles on Estonia’s roads last year
Poland to supply natural gas to Slovakia via Lithuania LNG terminal
Latvia: National Alliance appeals decision on party’s unlawful spending
Estonian leaders call for more air defense for Ukraine after missile attack
Medicinal crops thriving in Latgale
Lithuanian president asks parliament to denounce convention on cluster munitions
New bikesharing service launches in Tallinn in August
Bite Latvia blocks more than 10,000 spam calls in June
Lithuania buying Swedish air defence system for €147m
The Baltic-Finnish gas market can and must be decarbonised
Europe’s Conscription Challenge: Lessons From Nordic and Baltic States

Tuesday, July 9
1816 July 9: Argentine Independence Day
2011 July 9: South Sudan Independence Day
NATO Washington Summit 2024: Outcomes for the Baltic, the Black Sea, and Asia-Pacific Regions
Coalition backs medicine pricing policy plan in Latvia
Saab receives MSHORAD air defence order from Lithuania
New type of food delivery in Latvia emerging
Lithuania: ‘We must be prepared for the unexpected’ – interview with Dutch army commander
Latvia is police-short, says Interior Minister
Lithuania orders RBS 70 NG system from Saab
‘Latvian days’ dawning in Tartu
Lithuania buys modern air defense systems from Saab
Large volumes of Russian grain transit through Latvia
NATO’s military presence in the east of the Alliance
Higher defense spending, more capabilities: Estonia’s goals at NATO’s Washington summit
Latvian MEP joins right-wing populist group in European Parliament
Lithuania sees surge in temporary residence permit extensions
Estonia: Telia pays out record €81 million in dividends
Lithuanian president to address response to Russian hybrid attacks at NATO summit
Estonia: Land used for potato farming decreases 8 percent on year
airBaltic Sets New Passenger Records in Lithuania and Estonia, Grows 7% in June
Estonia: Stencibility Festival adds dozens of new works to Tartu street art map
Germany, Eight Other Baltic Sea Nations Seek to Jointly Buy Naval Mines
Inflation in Estonia likely to rally from the autumn
Latvia: Research continues into Liepāja Holocaust sites
Multimillion-dollar investment: Poland is building a new line of defense
Estonia: Beekeepers predict good honey harvest
Latvia to try to solve teacher shortage with more university seats
Vilnius to host concert to mark 35th anniversary of the Baltic Way
Government extends Latvian army’s participation in NATO’s Iraq mission
What is Nato, which countries are members and when might Ukraine join?
Estonia: Retailers, local governments concerned over new crisis law obligations
Lithuania to start issuing defence bonds in October – minister
Medical equipment on way from Latvian to Ukrainian hospitals
Lithuania to spend €17.5m to fortify border with Russia, Belarus
Latvia: More than 3 million have used Rīga Airport so far this year
Lithuania should consider buying cluster munitions – president’s adviser
Latvia: Liepāja gets €10 million from state for Culture Capital program
President of Estonia: Ukraine’s NATO membership cannot be subject to negotiations
Latvia: State Chancellery’s director demoted over ‘Air Kariņš’ case
EU recovery funds frozen due to unambitious Lithuanian tax reform – minister
Estonia will build 600 bunkers in the regions bordering Russia
Broswarm becomes first Lithuanian company to win NATO innovation competition
Estonia: Incoming coalition planning cuts to all ministries

Wednesday, July 10
1973 July 10: Bahamas Independence Day
Baltic state ministers urge fellow NATO members to boost defense spend
Government approves Latvia’s national climate plan
Estonia: New alcohol limit, parking rules now in force on e-scooter riders
Rīga’s Old Town streets to become pedestrian-friendlier
Lithuania: LRT investigation prompts Citizenship Law changes, but loopholes persist
Potato harvest looks promising this year in Latvia
Estonian businesses strongly interested in attending Saudi Arabia EXPO 2030
Latvia has significant hydrogen energy potential, charts the way
Estonia: Defense industrial park taking too long to develop, some businesses say
Restaurant Guide: The best restaurants in Latvia 2024
[Estonia] Norstat: Support for Reform dips to 5 year low
Lithuania mulls sending transport attaché to Ukraine
Latvia: Tax service warns again about scam emails
Estonia: Public sector growing, while private sector makes cuts
Latvia: Border guards to be prosecuted for alleged data leak
Lithuania enhances security with €147 mln air defense system purchase
Classic flavors, healthier options – Latvia’s potato chip preferences revealed
Rotational air defence in Baltic Sea region to be handled by NATO – Lithuanian president
Latvia: Kuldīga’s Kaļķu Street Quarter extends a warm invitation to summer concert series
Lithuania Asks EU for Financial Support to Reinforce Its Border With Russia
Latvia: Jelgava municipality fails to elect mayor
Statistics: Estonia’s foreign trade in goods down on year
Electric scooter battery explosion causes fire in apartment in Palanga
Latvia: Police remind public to be alert after child found wandering streets alone
Lithuania’s security today is decided in Ukraine – Landsbergis
Estonia: First kilos of forest mushrooms already on sale
Latvian security service offers insight on Russia’s ‘ideologization’
Tallinn to rename Moskva puiestee this year
Voluntary certification proposed to battle grey car service centres in Latvia
[Estonia] Court: Stripping Russian citizens of weapons permits not counter to Constitution
Lithuania: Klaipėda expects to start building new cruise ship terminal this year
OSCE cybersecurity points of contact from Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus visit Estonia
Lithuania at the forefront of Latvia’s exports and imports in May
The impact of Tänak’s huge Estonia crash
Lithuania Imposes Record Fine on Crypto Company Over Sanctions
Latvia organizes a thematic discussion at the UN on strengthening resilience in cyberspace
Lithuania to buy Swedish air defense system to boost security
Latvia: Baltic states ready to plug into European energy network
Lithuania: ‘Irreversible’ path to Ukraine’s NATO membership ‘best common denominator’ – Nausėda
Estonia: Political parties spend up to a million euros on European election campaigns
Survey shows Latvian swimming skills are grim
Lithuania provides €1m to rebuild Russia-struck children’s hospital in Kyiv
Estonia: Alexela most profitable fuel retailer in 2023
Lithuania’s leading role in laser technology
[Estonia] World’s first: Roose’s dramatic 3.6km slackline walk on the Messina Strait
Lithuania grants special status to Rheinmetall ammunition plant to speed up construction
Eesti Energia green hybrid bonds raise €400 million on London Stock Exchange
Association: Huge shadow economy in Latvia’s car service sector
Lithuania: Baltics to inform Moscow of their exit from Russian power system
Estonia, Germany explore Kenya’s digital potential
More Lithuanian high school graduates pass math exam
Latvia: Reaching out to remember
Lithuania allocates EUR 1mn for reconstruction of children’s hospital in Kyiv
Estonia: Nordica’s economic difficulties inflicted large losses on parent company
Lithuania seeks to withdraw from the cluster munitions convention
Estonian finance minister suggests floating RB Rail on stock exchange
World Aquatics drops Lithuanian men’s 4×200 free relay due to olympic quota
Estonia: Coalition planning to make cuts until 2027
Latvia to increase defence spending, urges NATO allies to do the same
Baltic Countries Demand EU Action Against Russia’s Fishing in the Baltic Sea
Latvia: Pro-Kremlin activist sentenced to three years in prison
Nine Baltic states to jointly purchase naval mines
Warming Baltic Sea: a red flag for global oceans
How much do Nato members spend on defence?
In early 2025, the Baltic states will be disconnected from the energy system of Russia and Belarus
NATO SUMMIT NEWS: Baltic Sea Now Called a ‘NATO Lake’
Agri Careers: horticulture students bring home bronze from Estonia
Latvian foreign minister: Putin is counting on West to get tired
Speedway of Nations 2024: Latvia take advantage of Jan Kvech mistake to make final in Manchester

Thursday, July 11
1995 July 11: Srebrenica Massacre
Jacobs graduate flexes his way to Estonia
Latvian politician Jānis Straume dies
Women’s pairs from Ukraine and Lithuania medal at Rakvere Futures in Estonia with FIVB Volleyball Empowerment support
Survey: Latvians tend to go abroad on vacation
Lithuania’s outgoing government: four years of crises?
Pro-Kremlin Activist Gets 3 Years In Prison In Latvia
London to Vilnius: my rail odyssey to the Baltics
Around 8,000 cruise ship tourists visited Tallinn on Wednesday
D. Jauniškis: The Belarusian regime is determined to kidnap Lithuanian citizens
Latvia: Court says transition to education in Latvian only is ok
Nordex secures 42-MW turbine order in Lithuania
Lithuania will respond to Belarus abducting its citizens – intelligence chief
First Tartu-Riga train connection test to take place in August
Saab Clinches $123M Air Defense Contract From Lithuania
From Kyiv to Rīga: Russian Sabotage Operations in the Baltics exposed
Lithuania: Kaunas City Hall reopens after major reconstruction
Baltic States urge EU action against Russia’s ‘unsustainable’ fishing practices
Nausėda to be sworn in for second term as Lithuanian president – what you need to know
NATO summit outcome meets Estonia’s goals
Life expectancy in Latvia goes up again after the drop during the pandemic
Estonia: Tartu searching for ways to make savings
Sufficient bio-waste sorting still a long way ahead in Latvia
Lithuania delivers ammunition, anti-drones, field beds to Ukraine
Latvia: Rīga to develop startup centers
Lithuania leads among OECD in real wage growth
Pakistan, Estonia Should Enhance People-to-people Contacts: Diplomats
Lithuania: Vibrant and rapidly growing hub of innovation
[Estonia] Tartu Administrative Court: Banning Palestinian protest was unlawful
The first Latvia–Sri Lanka political consultations concluded
Lithuania Moves To Quit Convention On Cluster Munitions
Estonia: Latvian Days brings pop-rock band Sudden Lights to Tartu’s Car-Free Avenue
Nordex to supply onshore wind project in Lithuania
Life expectancy has increased by 22 years over a century in Latvia
Delfi: Estonia among worst in Europe for data speeds, prices
500 Years of Latvian Books: Mancelius and Fürecker – founding fathers of Latvian written language
Pakistan, Estonia review bilateral ties in diverse areas
Economic Outlook and Inflation Trends for the Baltic States
Rīga-Tartu train tests scheduled for August
BNN ANALYSES | Which US President would be better for the Baltic States?
Giant hemp maze re-opens in South Estonia for Kanepi Festival
Latvia: Ministry plans to tweak language agency’s role
German defence start-up Helsing to invest in Estonia
Woman in Latvia sentenced to three years in prison for glorifying Putin
Foreign countries interested in renting out Estonian prison space
Lithuania’s Seimas backs motion to leave convention on cluster munitions
Latvia: Saeima’s ‘Rail Baltica commission’ meets for first time
Lithuania tightens supervision of crypto market
Latvia Jails Activist 3 Years for Pro-Russian Memorabilia
ISSI hosts Estonian delegation for wide-ranging exchanges
Latvia-led Drone Coalition for Ukraine flying high at NATO summit
Estonia: Jaan Roose comes agonizingly close to setting new slacklining world record
Baltic states fully prepared for synchronization with European power grid – ministers
Rail Baltic Estonia and Tariston sign contract for railway construction in Rapla County
50 athletes to represent Lithuania at Paris Olympics
Russian GRU’s sabotage recruitment in Baltics exposed by journalists
Lithuania delivers ammunition, anti-drones and other aid to Ukraine
STI prevalence in Latvia grows; health authorities stress safe sex
Report: Estonia spends too much on ‘luxurious’ school buildings
Lithuania would be satisfied with European Commission portfolio that could affect EU policies – PM
Lithuanian parliament backs motion to quit cluster munitions convention
Lithuania among EU leaders in digitisation – EconMin
Belarusian regime is prepared to kidnap Lithuanians – intelligence chief
Exploring initiatives that empower youth in Estonia
Million-Drone Effort for Ukraine Is Moving Forward, Latvia Says
Helsing’s Major Investment in Estonia: Boosting AI for NATO Defense
The President of Latvia thanks Canada for the successful work on establishing a brigade-level military presence in Latvia
HRW: Lithuania: Don’t Leave Global Ban on Cluster Munitions

Friday, July 12
1975 July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe Independence Day
1979 July 12: Kiribati Independence Day
22 MW Tauragė solar farm in Lithuania has reached commercial operation date
Rīga unveils new sewage pumping station
Helsing Establishes Helsing Estonia to Bolster Baltic Defence Operations
Latvia will welcome 421 Ukrainian children in camps this summer
Estonian construction company Mapri Ehitus acquires stake in Lithuanian company
Rīga airport plans multi-storey parking
[Lithuania] LRT English Newsletter. Basketball country no more
Top 23 In-Demand Jobs for Foreigners in Estonia – EU’s Easiest Country to Get a Work Visa
Vilnius residents discover Vilnius and its surroundings: they are surprised by the unique treasures of nature
[Estonia] Narva customs chief: Every border crosser’s luggage could soon be checked
[Latvia] Bauska continues storm cleanup on Friday
Estonia’s team for 2024 Paralympics in Paris confirmed
Lithuania slammed for seeking withdrawal from Convention on Cluster Munitions
Estonia: Transport Administration planning new online environment for travel services
How ready are Latvian residents for ‘X’ hour?
Lithuania will not send ministers to Hungary in reaction to Orbán’s Moscow visit
Latvia: MEP Vaidere to take commissioner-nominee Dombrovskis’ seat in EP
[Estonia] Kallas: Ukraine’s pathway to NATO is irreversible
Latvia: Toyota Gazoo Racing faces a new challenge with full strength
Estonia: Former EKRE MP joins Reform Party
Ignitis commissions 22-MW solar farm in Lithuania
Latvia: Skulls found under storm-toppled tree in Bauska
Estonian-American AI startup Pactum raises USD20 million
Ogier declared fit for WRC return in Latvia
Boats arrive in Tallinn ports for this weekend’s Tall Ships Races
Tech Mahindra expands into Baltics with new office in Riga
Estonia: Popular hotels seeing more frugal domestic customers this summer
Oil company Orlen Lithuania appoints new CEO
How Will Estonia’s New Online Travel Platform Revolutionize the Way We Travel?
In Lithuania, storms, floods and rains will only increase: how to protect yourself and your property?
Estonia: FCI Levadia win 2-0 away in Lithuania as Conference League campaign begins
Latvia says efforts to provide Ukraine with 1 million drones moving ahead
Estonia: Prime Minister Kaja Kallas may submit resignation on Monday
[Latvia] President Rinkēvičs: Concentrate on results of NATO summit, not rhetoric
Gitanas Nausėda inaugurated as president of Lithuania for second term
Estonia: All to play for in Pärnu after Paide earn narrow victory against Bala Town
Latvia: Transition to education only in Latvian language declared compliant with the Constitution
Telia Estonia stops 708 mln cyber-attacks against business customers in Q2
Latvia: Fast roads and plentiful jumps and crests
Estonia: Political parties must pay SALK over €90,000
Grain harvest starts early in Latvia this year
Organisers cancel Oliver Tree’s concert in Vilnius over Russian firm connection
Basketball: Who was each national team’s MVP in Riga?
Lithuania moves to toughen supervision of crypto market
Estonia to repair Ikla border crossing in 2026
Court of law sentences Latvian youngster to prison for glorifying Putin and war crimes
Estonia: Kalev taste defeat in first leg of Conference League tie against FC Urartu
Lithuania: President G. Nausėda, who was re-elected for a second term, took the oath in the Seimas
Latvia: Putin-praiser gets two months in prison
Bank of Lithuania restricts Foxpay activities
Latvian PM’s flights scandal: one State Chancellery worker gets wage cut, another leaves entirely
Lithuania gets EC nod to back Achema’s 171-MW green hydrogen project
Sri Lanka and Latvia successfully conclude inaugural bilateral consultations
Lithuania: Thursday’s storm left more than 7,000 households without power
Economic Impact of the Casino Industry in the Baltic States
Lithuanian central bank restricts activities of fintech Foxpay
Baltic States, Nordic States and Poland to boycott Hungary’s EU presidency
Lithuania: Nausėda begins his second term of office
Estonia: Human Rights Center appealing ‘From the River to the Sea’ protest slogan fine
German Eurofighter jets intercepted MiG-29KR fighter aircraft of the Russian Navy over the Baltic
[Estonia] EDF colonel: Russia attacking Ukraine across front without major success
Moscow-aligned Orthodox clergy not invited to Lithuanian president’s inauguration
Payeer fined USD 10 mln in Lithuania
Latvia: Agriculture Ministry official could be next director of State Chancellery
Lithuanian government returns mandate following presidential inauguration
Estonia: Coalition to support construction of rental properties in rural areas
Mag. 2.0 quake – 39 km southeast of Kohtla-Järve, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia, on Friday, Jul 12, 2024, at 02:19 pm
Lithuania’s largest fertiliser producer bags €122m government grant to replace grey hydrogen with green H2
Saab receives MSHORAD air defense order from Lithuania
Dwight Ramos on Gilas’ victory over Latvia: ‘Best win in my career’
German Brigade Entering Lithuania Is a Welcome Change for NATO
The NATO Washington Summit: Nordic Allies Emerge Stronger
German shock at reported Russian assassination plot

Saturday, July 13
1260 July 13: Battle of Durbe, Latvia
Estonian researchers produce cloned horse embryo in Tartu
Ogier Returns to WRC in Latvia After Recovering from Pre-Poland Crash
How I found bliss cycling along the coast of Estonia
Ugnė Lazdauskaitė Q&A: ‘We’re hoping more girls will get into football in Lithuania’
Latvia beats EU average on affordability of a square meal
Pakistan, Estonia enjoy cordial ties
500 Years of Latvian Books: Nikolaus Mollinus, the ‘Gutenberg of Riga’
How to fight shoplifting? Lithuanian retailers came up with original proposal
Tartu 2024 Is Now Accepting Applications for the European Capital of Culture Side Programme
Uzbekistan discloses trade turnover volume with Lithuania
Estonia keep Euro 2025 hopes alive after 1-1 draw in Luxembourg
Lithuanian club, FK Dembava signs 23 Nigerian footballers
Elfyn Evans looking to build on his momentum at Rally Latvia
Lithuania gets EC approval to back Achema’s 171-MW green hydrogen project
Estonia contributes three times more than agreed in NATO to support Ukraine
Russia’s war against the Baltic states. What can become a reason — the forecast of a political scientist

1789 July 14: Bastille Day, French National Day
1410 July 15: Battle of Grunwald/Žalgiris
1933 July 15: Darius and Girėnas’ transatlantic Lituanica flight
July 15, 3d Week of July: Captive Nations Week
1945 July 16: Trinity nuclear bomb test
1992 July 17: Slovak National Council’s Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Nation
1924 July 19: Napalpí massacre, Argentina
1953 July 19: Vorkuta uprising
1810 July 20: Colombian Declaration of Independence
1969 July 20: Moon Landing
1831 July 21: Belgian National Day