Summer Solstice, BALTOPS, Power Grid Sync to Begin

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1953 June 17: Uprising of 1953 in East Germany

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

1941 June 23: June Uprising, Lithuania

1917 June 26: Crimean Tatar National Flag Day

1867 July 1: Canada Day

1997 July 1: Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

1776 July 4: United States Independence Day

2009 July 5th: Urumqi Massacre, Xinjiang

1253 July 6: Crowning of King Mindaugas – Day of Statehood in Lithuania

City Airport’s nod to Lithuanian residents

Catholic Church: paedophilia scandal dents Poland’s faith

Estonia: From AI judges to robot bartenders, is the post-Soviet state the dark horse of digital tech?

Vatican will consider ordaining married men as priests in the Amazon

Chinese military taking ‘irresponsible actions’ toward U.S. forces in Djibouti, intel chief says

US B-52H bombers Intercepted By Russian Su-27 Flanker Jets Over the Black and Baltic Seas

B-52 Bomber Made Run Straight At Crimea During Long Range Mission

Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president

Norway island of Sommarøy wants to be world’s first time-free zone

Balticconnector undersea gas pipeline reaches land in Estonia

RAF Typhoons scramble to intercept Russian fighters as part of Baltic Air Policing Mission

Estonian FM calls for extension of sanctions against Russia due to Crimea occupation

Eesti Energia suggests introducing customs tax to cheap Russian power

Social care centre in Latvia blamed for severe human rights violations

Film-maker Jonas Mekas laid to rest in native Lithuania

Draghi Shines Spotlight on Risks to Europe’s Upstart Fintech Hub

What Reagan can teach us about handling Russia

The ‘Great Firewall’: China censors videos, social media posts of Hong Kong protests

The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things

Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

EU Delays Decision on Membership Talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Swedbank suspends chiefs at Estonian arm after money laundering review

Swedbank stresses commitment to Baltics after suspending Estonian chiefs

New chairman pledges to ‘clean’ scandal-hit Swedbank

Bolt, Citybee to launch electric scooter services in Tallinn

Where Is Latvia? ‘The Bachelorette’ Takes Her Men Across The Globe For Episode Six

Latvia pushing for joint stance of Baltic-Nordic MPs on security policy

Latvia has potential for expanding bilateral political and economic cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina

New Rothko artworks to go on show in Daugavpils

Finance Latvia Association head quits to take up World Bank job

Thornbush Strategy – Deterrence by Denial in Lithuania

Lithuanian MoD to receive radio equipment for €2.67m via US Assistance Fund

Lithuania plans to build cultural center in Poland’s Suwalki on its own

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions

Russia refuses to comply with ECHR order to hospitalize Ukrainian political prisoner

Italian prosecutor demands more than 1 million euros from Ukraine for Italian reporter’s death in Donbas

Ukrainian MP and “Information Resistance” coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk found shot dead

Crimean Tatars Feel Familiar Threat of Persecution

Three out of four MH17 suspects are ‘former’ Russian FSB or military intelligence officers

Pentagon to send $250M in weapons to Ukraine

BALTOPS: Thousands Of Troops Train On NATO Exercise

Staten Island son participates in multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Reborn 2nd Fleet runs Baltic exercise as Russia keeps a close watch

Snoqualmie native participates in multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

U.S., NATO Want Expanded BALTOPS Exercise to Show Commitment to European Security

Rockwall native participates in multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Estonia Braces for Huge Christopher Nolan Shoot, ‘Tenet’ Reportedly His Priciest Original Film

Summer solstice: no one does it better than the Estonians

Estonia taking part in first ever G7 meeting in July

Estonia’s Matti Maasikas new EU Ambassador to Ukraine

Availability of cancer diagnostics in Latvia worsening critically, surgeon warns

A crash course in Latvian Midsummer

Economics Minister sacks entire Latvenergo Supervisory Board

NATO lands on ‘shaman’ beach in Latvia

Presidential Change in Lithuania: Implications for the Country’s Foreign Policy

Lithuanian products may have entered Crimea; company’s export license rejected

Jewish-Lithuanian writer Grigory Kanovich turns 90

Over 500 children born in Lithuania after assisted insemination

Lithuanian government backs EU plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2050

Cruise ships ‘seized by Russian authorities’, putting hundreds of holidays at risk

Ukraine will have snap elections on 21 July after all, Constitutional Court rules

Ukraine thwarted 28 terrorist attacks last year

Poland’s ruling party plans to ‘repolonise’ media if re-elected

European Patent Office honours exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain

Finnish archbishop Tapio Luoma: “Same sex couples are welcome at all church activities”

Monerium’s blockchain backed alternative to PayPal and Google Pay

Russia and China Go War Against America. Here’s What Could Happen Next.

Baltic defense ministers meet in Tartu, agree on cooperation outline

Ironman: Survival and Spirit in Estonia: One Race Director’s Story

Saved from icy river, Estonian wolf “probably” shot

Facing East, from the West: A Conversation with Estonia’s President

Bulgaria, Estonia and Latvia are emerging Europe’s largest beneficiaries of Juncker Plan

University of Tartu just short of top 300 in latest worldwide rankings

Estonia’s Reinsalu in Sweden: Only together can Russian aggression be countered

Colorful crown of flowers graces new stamp from Latvia

Latvian FM thanks outgoing U.S. ambassador for her personal contribution in strengthening bilateral relations

Rally in support of convicted Crimean Tatars held in Riga

Latvia’s battle against espionage

Rīga mayor Turlais voted out after just three weeks

Fake news target NATO exercises; several news websites hacked in Latvia and Lithuania

Lithuanian FM: Russian threats are real and should be taken seriously

Skvernelis voices doubts on whether to stay as Lithuania’s PM

Lithuania’s modest house price rises

Archeologists discover remains of Lithuania’s last anti-Soviet partisan

Search for remains of last anti-Soviet partisan – attempts to mislead researchers and false witnesses

Grybauskaitė vetoes ‘restrictive’ law on gun ownership during wartime

Vilnius warns EU over Russia’s revenge against Lithuanian judges

Controversial former adviser to impeached president wins contracts with Lithuanian military

Lithuanian border guards leave for Frontex mission in the Mediterranean

Lithuanian court finds two people guilty of spying for Russia

Baltic states, Poland endorse schedule for power grid synchronization with West

Strengthening tobacco control in Slovenia to save lives

Poland Blocks Merkel’s Push to End EU Carbon Emissions by 2050

Untapped potential: How new alliances can strengthen the EU

Implementation roadmap for Baltic grid synchronization project signed Thursday

EC signs roadmap for CEN synchronisation of the Baltic States’ grids

Energy security: The synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks – European solidarity in action

Baltic States grid will link up with EU via Poland

A big step forward in the electricity connection of the Baltic States

Increased US Presence in Poland is a Good Deal for NATO

British airborne forces join Nato allies in show of force to Russia

Royal Navy Marines storm seaside resort beach in front of tourists

NATO eroding Russia’s military trump card in Baltics

Eighteen-nation BALTOPS exercise wraps up in Germany

UK RAF Eurofighter Typhoon jets intercept Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighters near Estonian airspace

Estonian parlt committee chair taking part in security forum on fight against terrorism

Estonian top court: Refusing residence permit to same-sex partner is unconstitutional

Estonia signs €40 million anti-tank weaponry procurement

European roadmap further decouples Estonia electricity grid from Russia

Maryland National Guard officer service recognized with Estonian defense ministry medal

Traffic-related death rate has increased by 20% since last year in Latvia

Lithuania: more needs to be done to combat human trafficking

New “Chernobyl”? New nuclear plant in Belarus raises concerns over reactor design

UN forecasts 1.5 mln people in Lithuania in late XXI century

Tbilisi protests lead to public solidarity against Russian occupation

Britain Is Sending Its Special Forces to Fight Russian “Little Green Men”

Finland’s Lahti nabs European green city award

Estonian president: Freedom of Baltic states can only be ensured through cooperation

Latvia and Estonia celebrate 100th anniversary of Battle of Cēsis victory

Thousands march in Ukraine’s largest ever Pride parade

‘Biggest protest since fall of Communism’ demands the resignation of ‘Czech Trump’

‘Biggest Hobby Horse event in the world’ takes place in Finland

SCA Acquires 10,000 Hectares of Forest Land in Estonia

Estonian President on Victory Day: Defense starts with everyone

Latvia’s energy and climate plan calls for developing climate neutral economy

Ukrainian jailed for protest over monument to Russian invaders of Crimea

Ukrainian Special Operations Forces Center gains NATO certification

French Prime Minister Philippe: Sanctions against Russia can be lifted “at any time”

Finland taking on the presidency of the Council of the European Union

Lithuanian, Polish operators ask for EU support for submarine Harmony Link cable

Under Guise Of Parade, Russia Brings Columns Of Equipment And Soldiers To Belarus