Approaching Another Molotov & Ribbentrop

Estonia: Unemployment rate moving toward pre-crisis level
Economist: Latvia’s trade sector is doing well
Almost 400 migrants denied entry to Latvia on Belarus border so far
Estonian partners in Afghanistan fear reprisals from Taliban
Most firetrucks in Latvia are over 25 years old
Afghan city mayor asks for asylum in Latvia
Belarusian cyclists drop out of Baltic Chain Tour
Lithuania starts phasing-in mandatory immunity certificates
Traveling production premieres at Freedom Festival
MEP: Estonia must rescue interpreters in Afghanistan
Only one in three disabled people have a job in Latvia
Lithuanian military receive 50 new Oshkosh JLTVs from the US
Kaljulaid: We have been living in illusions about Afghanistan
Poland keeps ambassador at home amid dispute with Israel
Polish minister urges Vilnius to consider ethnic minorities when implementing school reform
Possibilities to evacuate Afghan translators ‘getting slimmer’, says Lithuanian minister
Kabul Embassy closed, 18 Finns evacuated, 170 Afghans to be brought to Finland
Largest-Scale Protests in the History of Belarus Happened a Year Ago
Russian gas giant Gazprom drastically reduces transit through Ukraine as gas prices in Europe reach record highs
Pregnant, tortured, seriously ill: women devoured by concentration camp of Russian-occupied Donbas
Four Crimean Tatars Jailed On Extremism Charges In Russia
Narva mayor loses no-confidence vote
Latvia lags behind Baltic neighbors in state-reimbursed medicines
Klaipėda welcomes first cruise ship since pandemic
Daugavpils scales back new tram line plans
Bolt posts 2020 losses of €45 million
Raul Kirjanen now Estonia’s second biggest landowner after the state
Rein Taaramäe wins Tour of Spain third stage, becomes overall leader
State plans to cover €4,500 of electric car purchase in Latvia
UN Security Council focuses on security situation in Afghanistan
Sixteen people die in Lithuania after drinking fake alcohol
Lithuania receives €289m from EC under Recovery and Resilience Facility
Unique foundation in Lithuania buys up forests to preserve them
airBaltic in line to get another 90 million euros of public money
1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence
1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day
Maki Kaji, ‘godfather’ of numbers puzzle Sudoku, dies of cancer at 69
Taliban declare ‘amnesty,’ call on women to join government
Children of Detained Uyghur Parents Held in ‘Welfare Schools’ in China’s Xinjiang
China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’
North Macedonia Expels Russian Diplomat, Second Since May, No Reason Given
Hardline coup set the stage for Soviet collapse 30 years ago
Belarusian officers enter Lithuanian territory, push migrants over the border
Lithuania’s illicit tobacco market remains among biggest in Europe
Baltic parliamentarians meeting in Jūrmala and at Lithuania-Belarus border
First full-size Latvian national Cable Wakeboarding championship is coming
Estonia to procure barrier wire for Lithuania
EU may step up sanctions on Belarus – EP president in Vilnius
Latvians gamble illegally twice as often as Europeans on average
100m high office building to be develop near Tallinn Kaubamaja
Estonia’s July inflation fastest in euro area
United Kingdom-based travel portal recommends Hiiumaa for seclusion
Freedom Theater Festival opens with ‘Someone From the KGB’
Thousands protest against ‘compulsory’ vaccination in Rīga
EU condemns Belarus for ‘direct attack’ using migrants
Poland sends troops to Belarus border as migrant numbers surge
70 Finnish nationals await evacuation from Afghanistan
Survivors of ’98 Taliban Massacre in Mazar-e-Sharif Recall Slain Relatives
Top Businessman to Face Trial for Malta Journalist’s Murder
Belgium: Teenager seeks to break women’s solo flight record
Right’s group: 1,001 killed since military took over Myanmar
Taliban militants violently disperse rare Afghan protest
Baltic parliament speakers, Sassoli visit Lithuania-Belarus border
EU to provide assistance on Latvia-Belarus border
Pippi Lotta Enok second in Under 20s World Championship Heptathlon
Belarus stages mock testimonies of migrant beatings in Lithuania
Mural on school wall causes friction in Latvian society
Limits on airspace over Latvian eastern border imposed
Poll places Mart Laar Estonia’s most influential prime minister of past 30 years
ABB pulling part of its manufacturing operations out of Estonia
Former Latvijas Krājbanka board members get prison sentence
EU presidency says Belarus’ actions amount to ‘aggression’, does not rule out further sanctions
Casual drinking on the rise in Baltics – survey
Lithuanian police troll protesters who claim tear gas contained Covid
1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day
1991 August 19: 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, August Putsch
Finland sending troops to Kabul to safeguard evacuation
Gas prices in Europe tumble as Russia’s Gazprom promises to launch Nord Stream 2 this year
Tsikhanouskaya meets with EP President David Sassoli, announces hearings on Belarus in Brussels
Lukashenka used to threaten West with drug trafficking from Afghanistan to EU through Belarus
Taliban declare ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’
Africa’s First Youth Games Bring Hopes for Continent’s First Olympics
1991 August 20: Estonia celebrates Day of Restoration of Independence
What happened in Latvia on August 21, 1991?
Migrants are forced across Latvia/Belarus border, says official
Lithuania hosts annual Vilnius Russia Forum, Khodorkovsky among speakers
Parachute exhibit in Vilnius celebrates partisan Juozas Lukša-Daumantas at 100
Lithuania asks NATO to send ‘Counter Hybrid Support Team’
August 20th Club president: We have won and fulfilled our dreams
Kaljulaid, Kallas and Ratas meet European Parliament president
Jüri Ratas: Every Estonian must feel safe and cared for in this country
Latvian Railway plans to sack 700 employees
Lithuania jails man who allegedly fought for Russia’s Wagner
Infographics: Vaccination in different parts of Latvia
Lithuanian military begins evacuations from Kabul
President of Estonia: We will persevere if we stay honest and bold
BYPOL unveils illegal migration organizers
Spain denies Russian warships entry in the port of Ceuta
Lithuania’s Interior: 20K visas issued to Belarusians since autumn 2020
Merkel raises Belarusian issue in Moscow. Putin warns against ‘interference from outside’
US State Department sanctions more Russians over Nord Stream 2
UK, U.S. impose sanctions on Russian intelligence agents over Navalny poisoning
Night Song Festival celebrates 30 years of free Estonia
Lithuanian owner of Belarusian Mart Inn stores regrets doing business in Belarus
European Parliament President: I truly admire Estonia’s transformation
S&P affirms Estonia’s long-term rating at AA-, raises outlook
Museum of the Occupation of Latvia backs out of ‘Hong Kong Way’ exhibition
Estonia’s presidential election 2021
EU neighbours jointly rebuke Belarus for illegal migrant surge
Painting The Bride: A Kosovar Wedding Tradition
Female Journalists Say Taliban Barred Them From State-Run Media
Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeover
Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge
Vatican disciplines Polish archbishop after abuse cover-up investigation
Constantinople Patriarch visits Ukraine for independence
German companies violated sanctions to bring Dutch sea platform to luxury marina in Crimea
The Last Hearing of a Khmer Rouge Leader
The Soviet military was a hollow colossus
Tibetans Chafe at Repression as China Celebrates 70 Years of Rule over Tibet
Renewed Taliban Rule in Afghanistan Adds to Fears of China’s Uyghurs
Massive Wildfires Hit Russia’s Mari El Republic, Hundreds Forced From Area
Joint Russian-Chinese Venture In Chuvashia Accused Of Violation Of Environment Regulations
The Coup That Killed The USSR
Biogas changes attitudes towards waste in rural Benin
The most besieged castle in Europe ‘seized’ again – in the silliest siege yet
Ajax unveil special Bob Marley kit and it’s all thanks to Cardiff City
A valley of breathtaking beauty where one can still hear the language of the troubadours
Dissecting the ‘win-win’ of Chinese investment in Greece
Kazakhstan Surges to Third Place in Global Crypto-Currency Production, Behind China and US
Testimony reveals pre-trial torture of Tibetan businessman-philanthropist
Russian Interference in Georgian Politics: The Activation of Ultra-Right Forces
Hydrogen Production in Ukraine: Escape From Energy Dependency and a New Source of Revenue After Nord Stream Two
Teenage Tibetan petitioner arrested in Ngaba by Chinese police authorities
As Much Fear in Nicaragua as in Afghanistan
Lukashenka Says No to Russian Military Base and Deeper Integration With Russia
Will digital money belong to democrats or despots?
Chinese investments in Nigeria flourish on a Silk Road of corruption
Gunmen kill 37, including children, in Niger village
Dozens die in Burkina Faso as Islamist militants, soldiers clash
Cameroon ethnic clashes kill at least 32 as villages are torched
Gunmen kill at least 16 in latest Niger village attack
Gunmen kidnap more than 75 people in northwest Nigeria
At 60, Peace Corps plots return to world after virus hiatus
Crimean Tatars bemoan their plight as Ukraine hosts summit
1939 August 23: Nazi–Soviet Treaty of Non-Aggression, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
1979 August 23: Baltic Appeal to the UN
1989 August 23: Baltic Way
August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day