Too Good To Be True

1843 July 31: Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day
1991 July 31: Medininkai Massacre
Blue Hills defensive battles remembered in Ida-Viru County
Latvian awaydays: Active Valmiera
Why are men in Lithuania so good at throwing things?
Volunteers all over Estonia make camouflage netting for Ukraine
Uncovering the secrets of the Curonian Spit dunes
Latvia, State Security Service: taking in Russian media comes with risks
Mirotvortseva breaks Estonian record and makes world top ten
It’s coming home! England rejoices as soccer women win Euros
Drone explosion hits Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters

1291 August 1: Swiss National Day
1960 August 1: Benin Independence Day
Line of over 20 Russia-destined cargo ships wait off Estonian coast
Nauseda continues to top popularity ratings in Lithuania, followed by defmin
Operator wants compensation to keep gas buses going in Pärnu
All eligible drinks must come in deposit packages as of August 1 in Latvia
Azon Broadens Their Distribution Network to Estonia and Lithuania
Latvia Ministry of Agriculture to install electric vehicle charging network
LHV also stops accepting payments from Russia, Belarus
The unseen side of depopulation in Lithuania
Solar panel boom in Latvian homes
Outgoing Defense League chief appointed Estonia’s attaché to Ukraine
First picture of Lithuanian fruit picker charged with murder of girl, 9
Lithuania almost twice the EU average for digital public services
Foreign tourists back in numbers in Tallinn Old Town
No gas from Russia has flowed to Latvia since Gazprom’s announcement on cessation of exports
Tallinn launches ‘Bike to School’ bike buying support measure
Project to help young people get remote jobs in Latvia
Anett Kontaveit remains WTA world number two
Lithuania will not be short of gas in winter thanks to LNG facility
Estonia is building AI Gov Stack
Germany’s strategically important decision to significantly strengthen its presence in Lithuania is also very important for Latvia – ambassador
How Russia’s war in Ukraine has changed Estonia’s outlook
Russia should be labelled terrorism sponsor, says Latvian FM
Jüri Vips fifth in Hungary F2 race
Nausėda urges to draw strength from defenders of Lithuania’s borders
27m Canados motor yacht Hooligan catches fire and sinks in Estonia
Artists turn Vilnius’ Moscow House into symbol of Ukraine’s freedom
Estonian crisis hotline expanded to include Ukrainian-speaking providers
Lithuanian firm to launch serial production of lung ventilators developed during pandemic
Läänemets: Narva tank needs to be removed with dignity
Another arrest made in Latvia in relation to supporting war crimes
Thirty years pass since Erika Salumäe iconic olympic medal victory
Silver bullet for small EU countries in defence innovation
Watchdog allows broadcasting of independent Russian TV channel in Latvia
Lithuanian prosecutors launch probe into Paleckis’ neighbourhood watch
Estonia supports digital transformation for startups in Kyrgyzstan
As Latvia Goes…Front Line Report
‘Terror is the main instrument of Russia’s lost war’
Belarus deploys additional e-warfare systems near Ukraine border
Chinese company eyes Solomon Islands deep-water port
Fleeing Belarusians struggle to stay in Ukraine
China warns its military will ‘not sit idly by’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan
A year after Olympic defection, Belarusian sprinter dreams of 2024 Paris Games
Poles mark 1944 uprising against Nazis; compare to Ukraine
Poland’s unemployment rate at 2.7 pct in June
Russia’s Chubais in intensive care with rare immune disorder – close sources
Hawley vows to vote ‘no’ on adding Sweden and Finland to NATO
Ukraine seeks to retake the south, tying down Russian forces
German retail sales fall by largest rate on record
‘Glimmer of hope’ as Ukraine grain ship leaves Odesa
Polish made official language in Brazilian town founded by Poles
Pelosi starts Asian tour with speculation over Taiwan visit
France excludes players and coaches signed to Russian or Belarusian teams
White House says Pelosi has a right to visit Taiwan

1944 August 2: European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma
1969 August 2: Act of Free Choice/Act of No Choice, West Papua
Estonian, Latvian ministers set out first stages of air defense procurement
Latvia may run out of gas if winter turns out harsh
Tallinn purchasing 50 more natural gas buses despite steep fuel costs rise
Chinese Influence in Lithuania
Estonian foreign minister: Lukashenko regime must be weakened
Burning polluting fuel oil to reduce heating prices is ‘least of all evils’, say Vilnius authorities
Germany welcomed in Estonia to augment NATO’s Baltic air policing
Counterfeit money in Lithuania on the rise again
Five-year statistics: More Estonians returning to country than leaving
Lithuania’s Panevėžys threatened with flooding after dam breakdown
Newly arrived British unit ready to train with Estonian forces
Latvia Stops Issuing Entry Visas to Russian Citizens
Estonia seeking to strengthen ties with diaspora communities
The European Commission’s Guidelines regarding transit through Lithuania
New NATO CCDCOE director takes office in Tallinn
Latvian visas issued to nearly 250 employees of independent Russian media
Estonian scientists study marine life in Gulf of Riga wind farm area
Three new military campuses to be built in Lithuania
Estonia legalizes migrant pushbacks at borders in emergencies
Latvian authorities detain ex-Riga City Council member for acting in Russia’s interests
‘Disco Elysium’ creators’ job openings provide clues to possible next game
Lithuanian government reported six cases of seabird bycatch between 2015-2019. This is why it’s too good to be true.
Estonia’s youth athletes latest to bring home glory
Latvia responds after Russia choked its gas supplies
Interior minister: Narva tank will be moved, support package being prepared
Bilotaitė on illegal migration: Lithuania will continue using pushback policy
Kersna: 13 notes from reality of the switch to Estonian-language education
Lukashenko promises quick-track Belarusian citizenship to ‘good neighbours’ from Baltics, Poland
US charge d’affaires, Estonian president open GLOBE environmental research expedition
Kaunas’ UNESCO application stalls amid controversy over Russian chairmanship
Estonian FM visits Ukraine, lays new kindergarten cornerstone in Zhytomyr
All lists handed in for Latvia’s parliament elections
Red Army howitzer that stood in front of NE Estonian power plant moved to museum
Latvian Saeima’s Foreign Affairs Committee declares Russia a state sponsoring terrorism
Smuggled cigarettes worth EUR 1.9 mln found in Germany-bound truck in Lithuania
HIMARS will increase region’s security – Estonian defense minister in Latvia
Russia High Court Labels Ukraine’s Azov Regiment ‘Terrorist’ Group
Norway: Number of Russians Crossing the Borders Has Doubled Since Russia Abolished COVID Restrictions
China’s Belt And Road Grapples With Mounting Debt Crisis, Impacting Central Asia, Pakistan, And Beyond
Rail route of the month: gliding past Finland’s pristine forests and lakes
Mark Rutte becomes Netherlands’ longest-serving prime minister
Austria’s Raiffeisen sees big profit gains in Russia and Belarus
Somalia names former al-Shabab deputy a government minister
Sweden summons Russian envoy over remarks about slain Swedish volunteer in Ukraine
Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, vowing U.S. commitment; China enraged
Norway paint maker Jotun exits Russia
Britain, U.S. Broaden Sanctions On Russian Oil Company, Airlines
Finland to Become the First EU Country to Test Digital Passports
NATO peacekeepers remove blockades on Kosovo-Serbia border after days of tensions
A Historic Opportunity for Ukraine and Poland
From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters
A financial crisis has begun in Ukraine
EU approves €3 billion German green heating scheme
Curbing energy prices in Poland will cost 50 bln zlotys -PM
UK PM hopeful sparks anger with jibe at Scottish leader
Jailed Belarusian Businessman Reportedly Drinks Tea On 23rd Day Of Hunger Strike
Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade
Russian border tourism to EU still alive thanks to Finland loophole
U.S. kills al Qaeda leader Zawahiri in Kabul drone missile strike
Public institutions in Poland are subject to numerous hacker attacks
Pelosi: America’s solidarity with Taiwanese people more important than ever
Was Danish King Harald Bluetooth buried in Poland?
Taiwan visit caps Nancy Pelosi’s long history of confronting Beijing
Polish factories in downward spiral, July PMI shows
Russia claims US ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine war
Iberdrola acquires 98MW of solar and wind projects in Poland
Qatar Financial Centre and Digital Poland Foundation sign MoU
War in Ukraine: Irish president’s wife defends letter after criticism
Germany Struggling to Accommodate Ukrainian Refugees
Ukraine president backs civil partnerships for same-sex couples

1960 August 3: Niger Independence Day
2014 August 3: Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL
Latvia Tax Agency Announces Refund for VAT Paid in Switzerland by Latvian VAT Payers
Isamaa chair: Narva tank cannot be used as bargaining chip
European Judo: Latvia officially on the tour
20 percent of Estonian residents have a master’s degree
Russian propaganda currently paying less attention to Latvia but situation can change – Sarts
Integration Foundation opens free Estonian language class registration
Landsbergis: Pelosi has opened door to Taiwan much wider
Foreign minister: Estonia, US firm in face of Russian aggression in Ukraine
Another initiative launched to define ‘family’ in Constitution of Latvia
Towns, businesses updating electrical equipment to save on power bills
‘Hopes of permanently demilitarising Russia are not realistic’ – interview
Tallinn seeks compensation or annulment of government scrapping of hospital
Latvian beekeepers buzz about production prices
Tallink passenger figures recovered almost to pre-pandemic levels in July
More Latvians turn to charity for heating help
Russia exploits media interest in Kaliningrad issue, says Lithuanian FM
Estonian hay producer has eyes on Middle East and beyond
Mayor: Rīga has enough gas until next spring
Estonia sending 12 athletes to European Championships in Munich
Lithuania to take in Ukrainian refugees from Moldova
7 artists from Estonia to add to your playlists
Latvia has no plans to preserve any parts of Soviet monument in Pārdaugava
European orienteering championships 2022 get underway near Rakvere
Landsbergis: Pelosi has opened door to Taiwan much wider
Alexela: New electricity price records expected every month this winter
Housing portal for refugees established in Latvia
Estonia: Natural gas emergency cut-off prioritization ready by end of October
Lithuania confirms its first case of monkeypox
Estonia to discuss possible switch to European gauge with Latvia, Lithuania
Ice Hockey: 2022 World Junior Championship Team Latvia Final Roster
Estonia: Jaan-Hendrik Toomeli new trade union confederation leader
Suspicions of secrecy around demolishing Soviet monument in Rīga
Estonia to explore thermal energy potential of Gdov groundwater complex
Acclaimed Latvian football player Andrejs Rubins dies at 43
Paide face Anderlecht in UEFA Conference League for shot at play-offs
Finnish Outokumpu celebrates six years in Lithuania: Vilnius is no longer just a dot on the company’s map
Reinsalu in Kyiv: Winter is coming, rebuilding Ukraine must start now
Latvia’s industrial output slightly up in June
Bench unveiled in Viljandi to commemorate Naiskodukaitse’s first chairwoman
Latvian embassy opens in Canberra, Australia
Security assistance and European integration: Shmyhal meets with Estonia’s foreign minister
PM met with Lithuanian World Community Board members
Estonia’s other two women tennis stars make headway in ITF competitions
Ministry of Interior of Latvia urges tougher checks on travelers from Russia, Belarus
Lithuania: Kaliningrad transit settlements will depend on banks only
Estonia prepares emergency gas rationing strategy
Lithuania to shut part of its main motorway at night to allow repairs
Estonia: 1st environmental impact assessment of Rail Baltic main line meets requirements
Army sergeant’s death being investigated after car falls off bridge in Lithuania
The best restaurants in Tallinn for 2022
Four-day week or work on weekends? Lithuanian firms look for ways to save energy
In bid to boost poll numbers, Poland’s ruling party targets trans people
Pelosi hails Taiwan’s free society as China holds military drills, vents anger
Payment holidays, aid fund have left Poland’s banks less resilient, mBank says
Pelosi’s Taiwan visit captivates public in China and Taiwan
Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge heads to Helsinki
Russian pullout must precede any dialogue, says Ukraine
For the first time, US Army conduct Bradley gunnery in Finland
Webb telescope captures colourful Cartwheel Galaxy
TVP journalist sentenced to five years in jail in Belarus
Pelosi lauds Taiwan, says China’s fury cannot stop visits by world leaders
Finnish government advises shops not to sell luxury goods to Russian tourists
Volcano near Iceland’s main airport erupts again after pause
Warsaw decries Russian missile attack on region bordering Poland during FM’s Ukraine visit
Russian claims of destroying Ukrainian HIMARS false -Pentagon
Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder under fire for meeting Putin
Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden
Finnish customs confiscate technical equipment at the Russian border
Lebanon clears ship accused of carrying stolen Ukrainian grain for departure
EC allows Poland to launch cross-border e-prescription
US, Indonesia hold joint military drills amid China concerns
Poland – Lukashenka’s enemy no. 1
Taiwan expects increased ‘psychological warfare’ after Pelosi visit
Poland digs in over EU rule-of-law pressure
French lawmakers OK $20.3 billion to help with rising prices
Dutch government declares water shortage due to drought
Why do seabirds eat plastic? How a citizen science project in Poland is helping to find answers
Washington ratifies Sweden and Finland’s Nato membership
Eutelsat bars Russia’s NTV Mir over Ukraine Nazi slurs
Trinidad and Tobago Chinese associations condemn Pelosi

War in Ukraine Puts Estonia’s Debt Burden on Upward Trajectory
Belarusian citizen in Latvia officially accused of espionage
Estonia: Labor minister plans tax increase to restore Unemployment Fund reserve
Lithuania’s FCIS: exemptions are possible in servicing payments for Kaliningrad transit
Estonian defense ministry: NATO divisional HQ should be ready in early 2023
Latvian-Russian economic cooperation agreement suspended
Latvian minister: We can survive the winter with LNG terminals, gas storage
UK Should Investigate Sourcing Biomass from Estonia
Latvia: Party ratings in July still show plenty of floating voters
Reinsalu: Narva tank must be removed within a month
Several dozen more Ukrainian war refugees move to Lithuania from Moldova – ministry
Estonia’s Top Diplomat Wants EU-Wide Ban on Russian Visas
Ruling coalition in Latvia split on energy austerity measures
Estonia: Goalkeeper Hein promoted to Arsenal first team ahead of new season
Non-cash payments still grow in popularity in Latvia
Estonia initiates designated spatial plan for connections of Gulf of Riga offshore farm
Latvia: Elections will come with cyber challenges, say experts
Estonian in Taiwan: Pelosi visit latest in major shift in western relations
Fears of another Kaliningrad transit crisis; Lithuanian banks pauses Russian payments
First full-size IKEA in Estonia opens on August 25
Belarus directs irregular migrants to Lithuania, says border guard chief
Marko Raat Shoots 8 Views of Lake Biwa on Estonian/Russian Border
Suspicious envelope brought to LRT, police on site
Is it easy to get customer service job in Rīga without knowing Russian?
Kallas: Soviet monuments will be moved as soon as possible
Latvian PM orders state administration to prepare for energy austerity measures
Interest in CNG cars wanes as price of fuel increases
Giraffes in a Catalan theatre surprise people in Lithuania
Estonia: Rescue Board sends two mechanical excavators to Ukraine
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan important for Lithuania, says president’s adviser
Kuressaare Maritime Festival brings parties, concerts to Saaremaa
Latvia keen to co-op with Azerbaijan in renewables – MFA
Narva councilors want to meet government to resolve tank monument issue
Soviet monument in Rīga will be taken down whole
The biggest Russian threat is not to Lithuania, says Ukraine’s former president
Reinsalu: If West remains passive, Russia gains an advantage in Ukraine
S. Korea seeks stronger ties with Lithuania in bio, laser sectors
Traditional Hiiumaa ‘boat blankets’ get contemporary take
As Lithuania considers total ban on business with Russia, firms fear unintended consequences
‘Not enough’: Estonia’s FM wants more support for Ukraine
Lithuania confirms two more cases of monkeypox
Estonia and Latvia defy the Kremlin
Canada to send trainers to UK to teach Ukrainian forces
NATO Chief: World Will Be a More Dangerous Place if Russia Wins Ukraine War
Ten per cent of the population in Norway may have chronic kidney disease
Poland summons Belarus diplomat over jailing of journalist
With Pelosi Gone, China Circles Taiwan with Missiles
Fire, explosions at Berlin police munitions facility
China foreign minister walks out moments before ASEAN meeting gala dinner
Amnesty Accuses Ukrainian Forces Of Endangering Civilians, Sparking Angry Response From Kyiv
Could biogas help Germany break Russia’s fossil stranglehold?
China warns that its temperatures are rising faster than global average
NATO Chief Says Ukraine War Poses Greatest Danger For Europe Since WWII
Turkey Accuses Finland and Sweden of Betraying Extradition Pledge
From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit
Russian-Imposed Court In Crimea Launches Case Against RFE/RL Journalist
F-22 Raptors in Poland for Air Shielding mission
NATO members working with defence companies to boost weapons supplies to Ukraine -Stoltenberg
Scholz opens door to extend nuclear as Russia squeezes gas supply
Germany’s Lindner wants stricter enforcement of EU rules on budget deficits
China scolds G7 foreign ministers over Taiwan statement
Bank of England delivers biggest rate hike in 27 years
Bank of England predicts recession at the end of the year
Griner sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia
Poland ‘fully stocked with gas for winter’: Climate Minister
Italian police seize assets from architect linked to ‘Putin’s Black Sea palace’
Entrepreneurs benefiting from low lump-sum taxation in Poland
In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China
Poland sees rise of African migrants coming through Russia
China conducts ‘precision missile strikes’ in Taiwan Strait
Japan protests after Chinese missiles land in its exclusive economic zone
Senators call on Biden administration to fill the vacant role of U.S. special envoy to Belarus

1960 August 5: Burkina Faso Independence Day
Free admission to Tallinn-owned museums on Sunday
Latvian/Lithuanian Feature Portraying Millennials Generation Wraps Shooting in Latvia
Estonia: Inflation stood at 22.8 percent on year to July 2022
Lukashenko’s promise on «unprecedentedly quick citizenship for honest and good neighbours» can backfire
Ilmar Raag: We need to care for Narva residents who support Estonia
Latvia has had three cases of monkey pox so far
Falling grain prices may help avoid crises, but not likely to reach stores
Paleckis’ association under probe over aiding another country to act against Lithuania
Estonian foreign minister visits Chernobyl power plant, Hostomel Airport
Provocations by Soviet monument will not be tolerated: Interior Minister of Latvia
Lithuania’s chief epidemiologist quits Health Ministry
First NFT art gallery in Latvia opens in Rīga
Kremlin says indignant at Estonia’s plans to deconstruct Soviet-era monuments
Big proportion of Latvia’s children have had Covid, says hospital
Estonian singer-songwriter Anna Kaneelina to open for Nick Cave in Haapsalu
China blasts Lithuanian approval of Pelosi in Taiwan
Estonian defmin stresses role of unity in ensuring security during visit to Athens
EM: Latvia has enough woodchips for heating season
Estonia’s basketball team loses away to Lithuania
Latvia’s anti-inflation plan could include lower VAT on food
Telia Lithuania acquires 5G spectrum for EUR 7 million
Film Estonia rebate fund boosted by €3.4 million
All three Lithuanians diagnosed with monkeypox arrived from Germany
Estonian climber: K2 summit was a bit of an anti-climax
‘Children in Latvia’ statistics compilation published
TalTech to compete in prestigious European table tennis series
Sugihara House in Lithuania to secure state funding amid drop in tourists from Japan
Estonia: University survey paves way for new physical education school curriculum
Latvia indefinitely stops issuing visas to Russian citizens
Banks in Lithuania waiting for additional clarifications over Kaliningrad transit
Around 120,000 Ukrainians have crossed Latvia’s eastern border this year
Lithuania appoints new ambassadors to Norway, Estonia, Moldova and Netherlands
Tallinn’s Ukrainian school needs more teachers to fully operate
Latvian households’ ability to cover everyday expenses improves slightly
Poland, Estonia ready to assist Ukraine in joining EU: FM
Beijing describes Lithuanian formin’s comments on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as “erroneous”
Estonia to dismantle any remaining Soviet monuments
EC’s latest guidance on Kaliningrad transit is in line with previous one – von der Leyen
Ukrainians granted temporary protection in June
Kotryna Teterevkova wins a pair of European uni championships in euros tuneup
Car ownership rates across Europe show marked disparities East and West
Lithuania to accommodate 2,000 Ukrainian refugees from Moldova: official
China’s Drills Threaten Status Quo of Taiwan Strait, Warns Taipei
Germany to bring ‘Self-Determination Act’ that will permit citizens to change gender and name once a year, every year
China cuts off vital US contacts over Pelosi Taiwan visit
Russian Occupiers Emptying Ammunition Depots In Belarus – Defense Ministry
Pelosi: China cannot isolate Taiwan by preventing visits
Germany gets solar power boost amid energy crisis
Autocratic Hungarian leader Orban hailed by US conservatives
Russia-Installed Kherson Official Hospitalized as Kyiv Wages Offensive
Blinken: China military drills are ‘significant escalation’
Germany: Commissioner urges more aid for Roma in Ukraine
Across the sea from Taiwan, Chinese tourists await island’s ‘return’
European Power Hits Records as Plants Start to Buckle in Heat
Putin and Erdogan agree to boost cooperation, some rouble payments for gas
US amphibious assault ship in Sweden sends a clear signal to Russia
Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country
Russia’s looming defeat in Ukraine
Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 10, including senior militant
Finland to Limit Number of Visas Issued to Russian Tourists
Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity
Norway Mulls Curbing Electricity Exports to Avoid Shortages
Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones
Millions of kilos of unpicked strawberries left to rot in Finland
Italy’s Salvini hits campaign trail with migrants in Lampedusa
EU countries rubber-stamp emergency gas cuts, Poland and Hungary oppose
Pentagon denies DC request for National Guard migrant help
Finland has broad, cross-party support from US, ambassador says
Iran: Hijab Protester Beaten Before ‘Confession’ Aired On TV
Europe’s Top Copper Producer Looks to Cut Gas Usage in Germany
Putin Signs Ban Keeping Investors From ‘Unfriendly’ Countries From Selling Stakes In Key Companies
Finland’s biggest rally race attracts controversy
How the Dutch could come to the rescue of Europe
Josh Hawley’s lonely, manly stand against Finland and Sweden
Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to check spread
Study completed for first nuclear station in Poland
France’s going through its most severe drought ever, PM says
British rider Hayter claims Tour of Poland title
Flash floods kill 550 in Pakistan in heaviest rains in decades
Poland seeks to boost housing by turning vacant malls and offices into apartments
Zaporizhzhia: Russian rockets damaged part of nuclear plant, Ukraine says

1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day
1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day
LTG offers free train travel for all people fleeing Ukraine from war with Russia
Tallinn’s education chief: Transition to Estonian schooling not feasible
Latvian awaydays: Ziemeļblāzma Palace of Culture
Estonian defense minister visits Greece, discusses Mediterranean security
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Latvia
Estonia: Soviet monument committee criticized for lack of transparency
Lithuania is paying 100 times more for electricity than Sweden – why?
US Navy ship USS Gunston Hall docks in Tallinn
G League standout Ahmad Caver joins newly established Lithuanian club
Estonia to build electrical connection to Gulf of Riga offshore wind farm
Lithuanian deputy transportation chief to visit Taiwan: MOFA
Amnesty International’s Ukraine report ‘grossly misguided’ — Estonian MFA
Valanciunas and Sabonis are already practicing with Lithuanian NT

1920 August 11: Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day