Gazprom Stops Gas to Latvia

Latvia interested in buying HIMARS systems
Former Los Angeles Laker Medvedenko Auctions NBA Title Rings for Ukraine
Russia Blocks Another Site by Novaya Gazeta Staff
Serbia’s push into Africa revives old Cold War ties

July 25: Día Nacional de Galicia
Latvian NFT Artist €8.7 Million Earnings Seized Over Allegations of Money Laundering
Estonia, Education minister: Free higher education should continue
Sky’s Drama-Documentary Series ‘The Royal Mob’ Shoots in Lithuania
Estonia: Ukrainian school preparing for academic year, still short on teachers
Lithuania-Poland unity ‘vital’ in face of Russian aggression, Nauseda tells Duda
Cruise ships remaining in Tallinn longer than before
Latvian fighter in Ukraine tells of his experiences
Over 80% of Estonia’s residents support armed resistance in case of an attack
Building two LNG terminals in Latvia is a possibility, says Economics Minister
Lithuanian Railways resumes transit of sanctioned goods to Kaliningrad
Latvia: Performers team up to support Ukrainian Resistance
Interior minister: Estonia alone cannot stop Russian tourists coming
Lithuania’s first lady pays tribute to Ukrainian war victims in Bucha, Irpin
Estonia, Foreign and defense ministers: It is important to trust Ukrainians’ choices
Lithuanian actor Vytautas Tomkus passes away
Latvia: Residents protest proposed catalytic converter processing plant
The first autonomous fuel cell shuttle is Estonian (by Auve Tech)
NATO STRATCOMCOE report examines malicious behavior online
Estonian Native breed cows not a good fit for intensive farming
Acclaimed poet Knuts Skujenieks passes away
Thousands of Belarusians flee to Lithuania for fear of repressions and conscription
Center Party group submits interpellation to PM about Estonian-language education
UM-Dearborn professor works to connect activism and justice efforts happening 5,000 miles apart
Economy ministry wants special plan from Hiiumaa offshore wind developer
Over dozen new Lithuanian sites added to EU’s nature protection network
Tele2 Latvia to reduce plastic consumption by offering smaller packages for SIMs
ICDS director: Grain crisis most dangerous for Russia’s few allies
Lithuania’s defence procurements stand as role model for Allies: experience in Vilkas system development shared in Slovenia
Jaanus Aun: Gas related worries overshadow environmental goals
New Polish defense attache accredited to Latvia
Wrestlers Epp Mäe and Viktoria Vesso bag gold and silver in Poland
New defence attaché of Poland accredited to Lithuania
Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 ships visit Estonia
Average of 136 people drown in Latvia every year
Thousands of candles lit on the Tõrva Fire Night
Lithuania’s ‘defence of democracy touched the Taiwanese people’s hearts’ – interview
11 Riigikogu committees elect new chairs
Lithuanian Orthodox Church should seek autonomy, not separation from Moscow, says Russian oppositionist
Baltic countries to focus on Baltic Sea during World Cleanup Day this year
Lithuanian lawyer joins Russia war crimes investigation, says it will take years
How to Register a Business in Estonia
Spain claims European U20 Championship gold edging Lithuania in final
Latvian expert says Russia doesn’t care about its troops
Lithuania: Opposition considers launching parliament probe over plans to incinerate heavy fuel oil
Latvia’s FM urges West to give Ukraine more HIMARS
Estonia’s prime minister has a message for the West: ‘Don’t worry about Putin’s feelings’
EU Cohesion Policy: €31.5 billion for Romania
More Quiet On The Eastern Front: Russian Shelling Lessens In Ukraine’s Donbas Region
UK to host 2023 Eurovision after Ukraine ruled too risky
Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage
Germany on Cusp of Recession, Says Ifo, as Business Sentiment Sinks
European satellite firms eye tie-up to create ‘global champion’
Zimbabwe debuts gold coins as legal tender to stem inflation
Zelenskyy says Ukraine will win as war enters sixth month
Pope apologizes for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools
EU’s Varhelyi: Will for enlargement is back, we’re ready to move fast
Poland delivers batch of PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine
Iran Says IAEA Cameras Will Remain Off Until New Nuclear Deal Is Reached
Russia poses threat to Italian election, says centre-left chief
50 Finnish firefighters head to Greece to battle wildfires
Poor in India can dream, says its first tribal president
New Polls Show Increased Support In Hungary For Ties With China
Finland’s main parties back suspension of tourist visas for Russians

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day
1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day
Vare: Russia can withstand sanctions for another nine months
Regime’s Money. Russian and Belarusian oligarchs amass profits in Lithuania – LRT Investigation
Latvian economy likely to slow at year’s end
First train with sanctioned Russian goods transits via Lithuania to Kaliningrad
European Youth Parliament meeting in Latvia
Estonia steps up virtual civil servant project
Daugavpils hosts International Contemporary Ceramics Festival 2022
Former Michigan basketball standout leaves NBA for Lithuania
US experts to arrive in Latvia to advise on building new military base and training grounds
Estonia preparing EU proposal to stop issuing Schengen visas to Russians
The Irregular Latvian guide to arguments
Enterprise Estonia accepts 2021 trade promotion award at forum in Istanbul
Five Latvian businesses to compete at the National Finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup
Ieva Ilves, wife of former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, to run in Latvian elections
Good ties with Lithuania helpful in present int’l situation – president
Belarusian citizen faces prosecution for espionage in Latvia
Orthodox bishop says Moscow patriarch ‘positive’ about autonomy for Lithuanian church
Estonian Govt Office to prepare to remove symbols of occupying forces from public spaces
Russia may run out of steam in Ukraine by next March – interview with Lithuanian defence minister
Latvia requests HIMARS weapon to bolster Baltic defense
University applications down in Lithuania
Foreigner murdered in Tallinn in early July identified as trans Black woman
Irregular migrants keep coming to Lithuania, but even more leave for Western Europe
Estonia ex-leader calls for ‘digital alliance’ to combat cyber threats
Pangea wins Andorran government international tender for providing new e-Passport system
Huge Chinese-built bridge connects Dubrovnik to rest of Croatia
Greece receives new batch of M1117 armored security vehicles
A tour through the Basque Festival of Jaialdi
Russian tourists in Bulgaria quadruple y/y through May despite war
Britain targets Russian officials in new wave of sanctions
Guatemala’s president visits Ukraine, expresses solidarity
Unemployment in Poland lowest since 1990
UK’s Boris Johnson defends meeting ex-KGB agent at party
US LNG exports to Europe on track to surpass Biden promise
Electricity “almost free” in windy Finland; petrol prices edge down
Russia doing better than expected despite sanctions: IMF
IMF Paints Gloomy World Economic Outlook
Unity, Song at a Humanitarian Hub in Poland for Aid to Ukraine
Ugandan leader extols Africa-Russia friendship during visit by Lavrov
British Intel Refutes Russia’s Claim That Odesa Strike Was Aimed At Ukraine Warship
Germany Acted ‘Too Slowly’ In Helping Ukraine, Foreign Minister Admits, But Is Making Amends
Legendary Goalie Hasek Calls For Law To Keep Fellow Czechs From Playing In Russia
Kosovo to apply for EU membership by end of 2022
EU ministers agree to gas reduction plans — Finland has already cut back
U.S. says Beijing’s South China Sea ‘provocations’ risk major incident
U.S. Congressman Adam Smith Says Long-Range Weapons Key To Ukraine Victory
Germany has ‘homework’ to do on gas demand cuts to preserve EU unity
MEPs urge Borrell to take stand against Tunisia’s slide to autocracy
Macron pledges support to boost food production in Africa
Eurozone crisis in reverse as southern states scold Germany over gas
German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights
Anguished Cree anthem caps emotional Pope apology in Canada
Mercedes sports cars to roll off production line on Finland’s west coast
Tributes paid to Northern Ireland peacemaker David Trimble
Croatia opens bridge around Bosnia to get to Dubrovnik

Estonia’s consumer spending at record high
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow banned from entering Lithuania
Narva Mayor: Narva will not relocate Soviet tank monument
Latvia must join Europe’s gas solidarity mechanism – MP Golubeva
NATO maritime group practicing cooperation in Baltic Sea
Energy independence boosts Lithuania’s FDI appeal
Elering builds three synchronous condensers to separate from Russian system
Latvian police bust suspected human trafficking ring
Lithuania’s Klaipėda hosts port defence military exercise
Electric bike share scheme opens in Hiiumaa
Majority of Ukrainian refugees in Latvia employed in the industrial sector
Estonia: One-third of district heating gas can be replaced by shale oil
Lithuania will not run out of gas, PM says
Smart street lights could help municipalities save money
Enefit Green will establish Estonia’s largest wind energy site
Amber Grid has ensured reliable operation of Lithuanian gas system in event of cutting supplies from East
Calls to Estonian donation hotlines for Ukraine not tax-deductible
MP proposes direct management of Lithuanian Football Federation, blaming it for sport’s ‘deplorable situation’
Carmel, Indiana University Health partner to send medical supplies to Ukraine and Latvia
Fintech Frontiers: Estonia’s flourishing fintech ecosystem
Kristaps Porzingis returns to Latvia national team
Ex-Estonia president lauds Taiwan for upholding democracy
Presidents Of Poland And Lithuania Plan Fresh Visit To Ukraine As War Drags On
Economist: Estonia’s electricity price increase inexplicably large
Azerbaijan, Lithuania discuss health, medical science cooperation
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson calls Estonia ‘dictatorship’
Lithuania MoD planned to buy possibly Russian-made equipment for NATO fighters
Estonia’s 3.5GHz 5G auctions end quietly
Ukraine to start seaborne gasoline imports from Lithuania -Refinitiv, traders
Medics protest over pay in Rīga
Cyprus and Lithuania seek to bolster public health and better manage health crises
‘Latvia Weekly’ podcast talks energy, inflation and urban bees
Lithuanian, Polish troops hold joint drills in Alytus
Initiative to shut down Latvian Russians Union gains traction
Lithuania to buy HIMARS launchers, confirms ministry
Estonian Stockpiling Agency to announce 3rd natgas procurement next week
Huge market changes are coming: A new ride platform
Lithuanian-founded platform InRento recognised as the best investment technology in Europe
Montenegro Freezes Property of Two Russians on EU Sanctions list
National Day of Catalonia to begin ‘new onslaught’ for independence, says Dolors Feliu
Off-the-scale wildfire devastates Czech Republic’s Bohemian Switzerland National Park
Moldova Plans Cyber Overhauls Amid War in Neighboring Ukraine
The Anglican Communion debates inclusion of LGBT members
First English-language course about Crimea dispels Russian imperial narratives on peninsula’s history
Turkey says Sweden and Finland not fulfilling NATO deal
Table Tennis: Russia and Belarus not allowed in Chengdu 2022 World Championships Finals
Pacific defense chiefs meet against backdrop of rising China
England’s women reach Euro 2022 final with stunning win over Sweden
Poland claims migrants arriving from Belarus have Russian visas
15 killed, 50 injured in anti-UN protests in Congo’s east
Special Military Cell Flows Weapons and Equipment Into Ukraine
Finland’s consumer confidence “gloomiest in history”
Ukrainians sign petition to give citizenship, PM role to UK’s Johnson
Poland’s first gas tankers to enter service next year
Finland: Citizens’ initiative on supervised drug use rooms headed to Parliament
Beneath a portrait of Putin, some Ukrainians embrace Russian passports
Finns worry more about fuel costs and Russia than climate change
Basically the entire population of Denmark came to fête Jonas Vingegaard
WHO says more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox globally, most in Europe
Republican senator slows US approval of Finnish Nato bid
France can provide Germany some of its gas in case of shortage: Sources
Increased awareness prompts record-high sex crime reports
Gymnastics congress moved out of Norway to let Russian officials attend
Germany books final spot as Euro 2022 approaches fever pitch
Why did the FA-50 win in Poland? F-15EX and KF-21 on the horizon
One car for every two people living in the EU in 2020

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru
2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang
Estonia could get medium-range air defense in three years
Latvia is interested in bilateral cooperation with Turkey in military and military industrial sphere – Pabriks
GoCraft to rebuild armored cars and self-propelled artillery in Tallinn
Over 150 Ukrainian medics found work in Lithuania, but hospitals are asking for more
Estonia: Print newspapers will not be sold on Mondays starting from August 1
Lithuania won’t get tired supporting Ukraine – Nauseda in Kyiv
Ukraine refugee kids in Estonia attending summer camps, learning language
US serviceman drowns after driving car off bridge in Lithuania’s Klaipėda
Estonia no longer issuing visas to Russian, Belarusian citizens for purpose of study
Tourist arrivals in Lithuania down 70%, partly due to war in Ukraine – minister
Baltic states mark century of diplomatic relations with United States
Estonia gives LNG terminal developers €38-million guarantee
Latvia Requests HIMARS Rocket Launchers From US
Riina Solman: The time to remove symbols of occupation is now
Europe should give up Russian gas to stop Moscow’s ‘manipulation’, says Lithuanian president’s adviser
More military aid to Ukraine approved by Latvian government
Harju Elekter signs three-year cooperation contract with CERN
First German brigade troops to be deployed in Lithuania by September – army chief
Latvian GDP down from first to second quarter of 2022
Estonia bans Russian and Belarusian players from tennis competitions
Military personnel of Hungary deploys to Lithuania to ensure NATO Air Policing in the Baltics
Women invited to be part of Latvian army’s Honor Guard
Tallink leases two ships to Netherlands for temporary housing
Lithuania to support speedy beginning of talks on Ukraine’s EU membership – Nauseda
Latvian man brought to Wales was forced to work and denied access to £10,000 wages, court hears
Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine FMs on the second anniversary of the Lublin Triangle
Freedom Monument concerts for Ukraine in Rīga
Zelenskyy Meets Lithuania’s Nauseda In Kyiv
Estonian troops serving on foreign missions awarded mission medals
IMF: in face of global challenges and great uncertainties, Lithuania remains on path of growth
Estonia increases stockpiling agency share capital, extends gas deadline
Lithuanian president presents highest state decoration to Zelensky
The best surf spots in Estonia
Russian envoy hands note to Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit payments
Russia issues protest over Latvian border guards’ treatment of Russian tourists
Tajik Air hopes to settle agreement with Lithuania’s Skyroad Leasing
Govt upgrades research cooperation opportunities between Estonia, US
Lithuania to buy HIMARS launchers, confirms ministry
Sandy splendour: sculptors gather in Latvia to create incredible art – in pictures
A Lithuanian bank serving transit in Kaliningrad has stopped operations with Russia
Call to Rebuild Njegos Chapel Divides Montenegro
New law may cement de facto ban on Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Jews holding high office
Switzerland, China launch Swiss leg of joint platform for cross-listings
Human rights in Russia: invocation of OSCE Moscow Mechanism
Romania hires 5,400 from Bangladesh, seeks more from Nepal and India
Germany and east European allies struggle to seal deals over Ukraine-bound weapons
Keep calm and cut the air con – Japan’s energy saving is model for Europe
U.S. Offers $10 Million Reward For Information On Russian Election Interference
Firm behind Poland’s planned mega-airport signs €1.5 billion deal for design work
Russian TV Journalist Who Protested War On-Air Fined For ‘Discrediting’ Army
U.S. carrier strike group returns to South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions
Danish Inflation to Continue to Accelerate, Producer Survey Shows
With massive Polish arms deal, South Korea steps closer to Ukraine war
Russia’s LGBT Community Braces For More Persecution As Duma Readies Stricter Propaganda Law
US Air Force deploys F-22 Raptors to Poland amid Russia’s war on Ukraine
French president wraps up Africa tour in Guinea-Bissau
Macron and bin Salman’s Paris ‘working dinner’ prompts backlash
Kherson: Ukraine stepping up counter offensive to retake city – sources
Brussels approves €152 million Saxony-Czechia catchup-scheme
Japan discusses regional defense in rare visit to Taiwan
Accelerating Inflation Deepens Gloom Among Swedish Consumers
Kremlin poker-faced on US swap offer to free Griner, Whelan
New EU office in the Silicon Valley mulls Big Tech diplomacy
Inflation in Germany has peaked, IFO researchers say
Ukraine appoints anti-corruption prosecutor, answering EU request
Russian forces fire barrage of missiles at northern Ukraine from Belarus
G7 aim to have price cap on Russian oil in place before 5 December
Norse Announces EasyJet, Norwegian & Spirit Partnerships
Spain asks EU parliament to make Catalan its first regional language
Overnight stays by foreign tourists in Finland quadrupled since last year
A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan
‘Ukraine is under constant stress’ – First Lady Olena Zelenska
‘Rescind the Doctrine’ protest greets pope in Canada
Poland and Spain to strengthen defence, energy and transport cooperation after Warsaw talks
Kim threatens to use nukes amid tensions with US, S. Korea
Denmark among the world’s wealthiest nations, but high tax rates restrict it to #10
German Inflation Unexpectedly Accelerates After Dip in June
Bavarian Nordic gets US and EU approval for Denmark fill finish vaccine facility
Bremen to shut all betting shops amid money-laundering allegations
Agent Arrested in Ukraine – Caught Spying for Russia and Belarus
German cities impose cold showers and turn off lights amid Russian gas crisis

Estonia wants to require platform businesses to report workers to Tax Board
NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses positive preliminary assessment of Latvia’s request
New minister accuses Bank of Estonia of incompetency
Hungary takes over NATO air policing mission in Lithuania
Minister: Estonia proposes restricting Russian citizens’ access to Europe
Ministry of Finance: economic recession has begun in Latvia
Estonia: Ministry finds positive credit register would lower interest rates
Our money for gas does not end up in Russia – Lithuanian energy minister
Viljandi Folk Music Festival takes place for 29th time
Wounded Ukrainians will undergo rehabilitation in Latvia
Estonia: With state help, more than 800 families from Ukraine now renting long term
Latvijas Gāze is buying gas from Russia, but won’t say from which company
Lithuania – A promising direction in green hydrogen production
Police museum collection gets 86-year-old patrol boat
Lithuanians spend third of income on food, expenditure on essentials rises 50 percent
Nature and culture of Estonia
TVP expands in Lithuania
Estonia’s inflation still highest in Eurozone in July
Anušauskas confirms to Ukrainian counterpart: more assistance is coming soon from Lithuania
Art in the shadow of war: curating a show at Latvia’s Mark Rothko Art Centre
Amid Russia threat, Biden says US stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Baltic states
Hibernians coach Pisanu heaps praise on players after qualification in Estonia
Russia begins erasing Lithuanian traces from Kaliningrad
Estonia to cancel purchase of Valneva COVID vaccine
Lithuania’s Orthodox Church puts distance from Moscow after outcry over patriarch travel ban
Estonian expert Mailin Aasmäe to join civilian EU mission to Moldova
Lithuania moves to enshrine migrant pushbacks in law
Lithuanian schoolgirl, nine, stabbed to death in broad daylight in England
Troy Barnies returning to Estonia for 12th pro basketball season
Lithuanian guard Martynas Arlauskas leaving Gonzaga for pro career in Europe
Malta’s e-Gov services rank first among 35 European countries
North Macedonia to donate tanks to Ukraine
Albania and United States mark 100 years of relations
Serbia Ignores Calls to Free Kurdish Politician on Hunger Strike
Spanish PM Sanchez opens Balkan tour with visit to Serbia
Why is this Basque farmer reviving a traditional, colourful and genetically diverse type of corn?
“Scotland has a sisterhood with Catalonia.” The rebel politics of language
Italy VS Russian propaganda. Who wins?
Luxembourg taps into innovation for better government tech
Belgium ranks poorly for digitisation and even worse for connectivity
Farmer Protests in the Netherlands Show Just How Messy the Climate Transition Will Be
State Of Emergency In Moldova Extended For 60 Days
Bulgaria’s European awakening
Ukraine calls for Russia to be recognised as state sponsor of terrorism
Poland battles ‘forgotten’ refugee crisis by building Belarus border fence
Dozens of Ukrainian POWs reported killed in missile strike
Finland leads in EU digitalisation comparison
Russia tasks mercenaries with frontline sectors as infantry losses mount
Russia uses Belarus as proxy to bypass Western sanctions, opposition warns
Russia is failing in many areas of Ukraine war – UK defence minister
Montenegro becomes 20th member to ratify Finland’s Nato accession
U.S. accuses Russian of election interference campaign
Berlin’s landmarks go dark as Germany races to save energy for winter
London’s High Court rules against Venezuela’s Maduro in $1 bln gold battle
Turkey again requests legal assistance against Tampere man that insulted Erdoğan
Why the war in Ukraine warrants a rethink of the EU carbon border tax
German economy stagnates in second quarter as France resumes growth
Investigation: Belgrade Doles Out Deals To Firms Despite U.S. Sanctions For Alleged Crime Ties
Poland’s land forces will be most powerful in Europe, says defence minister
World Bank has no new financing plans for crisis-hit Sri Lanka
State Department approves $8.4 billion F-35 sale to Germany
Inflation hits record 8.9% in euro area, but economy grows
Fitch Affirms Norway at ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable
The EU’s minimum wage directive explained
Germany lends more support to Ukraine forces with tanks pledge
CAP Tracker: From planning to planting
Ukraine targets supply routes to weaken Russian troops in Kherson
Pope heads to Nunavut to apologize at end of Canadian tour
Turkey says Germany has lost impartiality in mediating between Ankara and Athens
Participatory tools can help integrate displaced Ukrainians, experts say
Vladimir Putin’s possible successor groomed to take over was MURDERED, close pal claims

July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day
Tourism in Estonia & Lithuania Recuperates Significantly in Summer Peak Season
Poland Supports Banning Issuance of Visas for All Russians
Minister: Doubling Estonia’s territorial defense is necessary
Gazprom Halts Gas Supplies to Latvia, Citing Purchase Violations
French jets scrambled 15 times during Estonian NATO Air Policing rotation
Germany, Hungary, Italy take up NATO’s Baltic air policing
Thousands of Ukrainian refugees still living on ferry in Tallinn harbor
After family’s decision to kill her, Iraqi woman finds love in Lithuania’s migrant camp
Narva residents want to hold referendum over Soviet tank monument’s future
Ukrainian refugees in Latvia mainly adult women
Books: The history of Scotland’s influence in the world and the world’s on Scotland
San Marino’s Vicini creates Davis Cup history
Indyref2: Self-determination is Scotland’s right in international law
Portugal faces worst drought on record
Chinese Space Rocket Debris Could Fall On Greece
Spain: Vigilantes set six homes of Romani families on fire in an act of collective punishment
Austria: Country mourns suicide of doctor targeted by anti-vaccine campaigners
Spain and Brazil report first monkeypox-related deaths outside Africa
„Hungary is my home”, says Somali supermodel sold for animals
Australia PM unveils draft Indigenous recognition referendum question
U.S., Japan to cooperate on semiconductors as part of new economic dialogue
Russia bans 32 New Zealanders from entering the country
China announces military exercise opposite Taiwan
Russia is recruiting thousands of volunteers to replenish its ranks in Ukraine. Prior experience isn’t always required
Iran arrests Sweden citizen on espionage charges: state media
Sweden to ban unregistered pre-paid mobile phones
More British troops deploy to Finland
Energy crisis could slow Finnish industry
Survey: more than 80% of Ukrainians support Ukraine’s accession to the EU, only 4% are against
Norway donates 14 Iveco LAV III armored vehicles to Ukraine
Poland will create the “Valley of Drones” in partnership with Ukraine and the USA
Cyber attack targets Finnish news agency STT
Data-Stealing? Battery-Draining? An Anti-VPN Campaign Sweeps Russian Social Media

1991 July 31: Medininkai Massacre
1291 August 1: Swiss National Day
1944 August 2: European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma
2014 August 3: Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL