and any other democracy

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

1920 August 11: Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day

1980 August 14: Founding of Polish non-governmental trade union Solidarność

1945 August 15: National Liberation Day of Korea

1991 August 19: 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, August Putsch

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia

1939 August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

1979 August 23: Baltic Appeal

1989 August 23: Baltic Way

1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day

The first Europeans weren’t who you might think

The forgotten ‘wolf children’ of World War II

Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs

Trump may get involved in Donbas negotiations

Coca-Cola featured gay couples kissing in a Hungarian ad. People are furious

Russia hinders independent Tajik news website

A hermit nation ruled by an egomaniac: Is Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

Kyrgyzstan: With tensions still simmering, exiled big-hitter makes homecoming

China’s use of AI in Xinjiang is ‘future of oppression’

New Russia Sanctions: Justified, But Feeble and Awkward

U.S. Senate Increases Pressure on Poland Over Confiscated Jewish Property

Lithuanian broker plans to buy more timber via Belarusian commodity exchange

EU disinformation watchdog debunks over 6,000 cases of pro-Kremlin disinformation

Almost half of Finnish shops could disappear by 2030, warns Commerce Federation

Globe Trekker: Finland And The Baltic States

Russia Rehearses Multi-Platform Warfare in the Baltic Sea

Europe Needs to Calculate for the U.S. Military’s Shortcomings

Controversial Nord Stream 2 To Complete New Section In October

Baltic States are rather immune to potential Brexit job losses

‘Little Latvia’ lives on in Siberia

Latvia’s Aerones raises €2.7 million for its firefighting, building-cleaning and wind turbine-managing drones

Economists: industrial growth is slowing down. Should people brace for drop?

Borrow to pay off a debt? Latvian residents’ loan obligations on a rise

Lithuania Introduces E-Residency Program

World’s First Digital Collector Coin is Under Way in Lithuania

Maxima to allocate EUR 52 million for green investments

Scientists Unearth Child-Sized Parrot ‘Hercules’

The Trade War Isn’t The Only Reason For The Dow’s Big Drop

Welsh Wikipedia Gives Me Hope

The battle to secure adequate support for autistic children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Macedonian Court Rejects Extradition Of Kosovar War Crimes Suspect To Serbia

Serbia grants citizenship to Thailand’s fugitive ex-PM

Norway’s Krone Hits Crisis Low as Oil Slump Wipes Out Value

No cities from Baltic states among EU ‘Smart Tourism’ top ten

Largest steel fabrications manufacturer in Europe expands in Estonia

Brexit LIVE: Time for work! Johnson and Raab launch trade charge with Estonia and Canada

Russia suspected of using civilian ships for intelligence gathering and influence operations

Russia has tripled military presence in Crimea for ‘possible offensive operations’ against Ukraine, says intel report

Belarus helps Ukraine overcome Russian diesel blockade

Estonia’s Triin Ruumet Preps Second Feature, ‘Dark Paradise’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rise of electric cars part of planning for Estonian network operator

Latvia President Levits welcomes European Summer School students

Lithuania wants EU to bar east Ukraine’s Russian passports

11 years since Russia-Georgia war Georgia calls on Russia to respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

Freedom fighters v. Wikipedia. Is it a tool to distort history?

Lithuania reports highest tick-borne encephalitis spread in Europe

Pentagon chief in Mongolia to strengthen military bonds

Commuting To Moscow: Lega Nord’s Pilgrimage To Russia

‘Brief radiation spike’ after rocket engine blast in northern Russia

First oil, now food: Saudi Arabia and Russia grow closer

Ikea and the Queen of Sweden are designing homes for people with dementia

Exclusive: Denmark’s Nord Stream 2 route request could cause eight-month delay, cost 660 million euros – operator

Finnish company making food of the future out of thin air

Report: Amazon mulls Baltic state AWS expansion

Amazon’s Estonian subsidiary veiled in secret

Finnish tourism to Estonia drops by 9%

RAF Typhoons scramble from UK and Estonia to intercept Russian aircraft

Estonia and Maryland sign cooperation agreement

Estonia seeking to make e-residency more efficient for entrepreneurs

Another Estonian platoon takes over mission in Mali

ECB’s Rimsevics to Face Corruption Trial in Latvia in November

Ukrainian flag hoisted in occupied Crimea

Tunisian lawyer is hoping to be the country’s first openly gay president

World Tribal Day 2019: Facts About Indigenous Tribes That Will Leave You Astonished

Finland’s Air Force chief tackles recruiting challenges and its quest for a future fighter

Scientists find a pristine Renaissance-era shipwreck between Estonia and Sweden

Russian heliport on Gogland in the Gulf of Finland a demonstration of power

“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots’ family

Czech fighters to patrol Baltic airspace in NATO mission

Airbaltic To Round Out Baltic Special Liveries

Baltic States Increase Efforts to Identify Russian Spies

Baltic Sea Docs film forum arrives in September

Estonia’s culture promotion spending dwarfs other Baltic nations’

Small Nation, Big Singing: An Iowan Joins The Chorus At Estonia’s Gigantic “Song Party”

Estonian prosecutor seizes 2 million euros from former Danske Bank employee

Estonia wants increased US involvement in backing Baltic region security

Latvia’s Platforma Expands Its ‘Swingers’ Franchise Across Europe

IMF: Latvian economy increasingly resilient

President Levits stresses role of Naval Forces in strengthening Latvia’s defense capabilities

Green energy industrial park planned near Rīga airport

Lithuanian Jewish Community Reopens Vilnius Synagogue 2 Days After Contested Closure

3.5GW of offshore wind in Lithuania shows strong effects of price cannibalisation

Georgia calls on Lithuanian parlt to end ties with Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

Belarus to erect statue of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

Lithuanian same-sex couples struggle with equal access to financial services

Cuban Agents Advise Nicaraguan Military

Tornadoes Tear Through Southern Luxembourg, Amsterdam: Storms Injure Nearly 2 Dozen

A Green Economy Grows in Denmark

Estonia keen to invest in Andhra Pradesh

Latvian duo Graudina/Kravcenoka win EuroBeachVolley 2019 title

Hong Kong protests continue for a 10th week in face of Beijing’s threats

China’s worst fears: Hong Kong, Taiwan and any other democracy

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Mandating Public Schools Teach LGBTQ History

Prague Pride features Romani float again, award given to LGBT and Romani activist David Tišer

Poland’s ruling party fuels anti-LGBT sentiment ahead of elections

Norway Mosque Shooting Investigated as Attempted Terrorist Attack

Muslims In Kosovo Celebrate End Of Hajj

In Greece’s Aegean Sea, Divers Find ‘Gulf of Plastic Corals’

Where Lenin Lives: Inside Latvia’s VIP Nuclear Bunker

Historic gardens in Latvia and Lithuania unified into a scenic path

Lithuania’s Asadauskaitė claims another gold on British soil with victory at European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath

Your friendly local pro-Kremlin outlet: Russian disinformation net in Belarus

Russia says it’s going to arm a submarine with 6 nuclear ‘doomsday’ devices

Baltic Innovation Fund to bring €300m to the region

Latvia to have 36 municipalities after administrative territorial reform

Potato maintains vegetable supremacy in Latvia

Latvia, Lithuania dominate EU drowning deaths

Klaipeda LNG Terminal meets Lithunia’s Domestic Gas demand

Russian military plane enters Lithuanian airspace due to bad weather

Baltic Prime Ministers to mark Baltic Way 30th anniversary in Rīga

Estonian PM, incoming European Commission president, talk priorities

Latvian Foreign Ministry opens new grant competition

Two major multinational military exercises to be held in Latvia in the autumn

Youths from Ukraine’s war zone spend summer in Lithuania

Lithuanian-Polish gas connector bidder removed due national security risks

Singapore slashes 2019 growth forecast stoking recession fears

Russia reverts to Stalin-era ‘confessions’ and insane charges in occupied Crimea

New type of Russian equipment Spotted in Donbas: IMR-3 with nuclear-grade crew protection