Hedging & Shortcomings

1960 August 7: Ivory Coast Independence Day
It is high time we talk about women in Lithuanian history – interview
The most exotic job in Lithuania – dune rangers preserve unique Curonian Spit nature
Basketball: Lithuania edges Estonia at home in friendly game
Basketball: Ireland senior women hold nerve to claim series win over Estonia
Bulgaria’s caretaker government mulls new long-term contract with Gazprom
ECB injects billions of euros into weaker eurozone debt markets

Latvia urges Australia to support designating Russia as state sponsor of terrorism
Estonia: Foreign tourism up over 50 percent on year to June 2022
Apartment prices in Latvia are rising; increase by 30% in new projects
Superb Tänak wins Rally Finland
Soviet-related street name change urged in Latvia
Tallinn in Estonia is new host city for IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship
Ten million passengers celebrated at Rīga port
Kaia Kanepi loses in Washington WTA250 final
Latvian volunteers 3D print parts of explosives for Ukraine
Karmen Bruus wins gold for Estonia at World U-20 Championships in Colombia
Lithuania’s deputy transpmin, business reps visiting Taiwan
Reinsalu: Putin and Russia must bear legal liability for Ukraine genocide
Lessons from Lithuania: Plotting FDI growth on the edge of war
Locomotive built in Tapa licensed to operate on Finnish railway
Latvian funeral traditions change due to pandemic
Tartu University Hospital procurement infringements total €5 million
Taiwan: Lithuania officials discuss transport cooperation plans
Narva city government opts to remove Soviet-era tank monument itself
Lithuanian citizens advised against travel to Israel, Palestine – ministry
Pärnu removes Soviet monument from Old Park, begins relocating remains
All permits sold in Lithuania’s 3.5GHz auction
Viktor Morozov takes triple-jump Bronze for Estonia in U20 world championships
Lithuanian delegation visits Taiwan
Rail Baltica gets EU military mobility financing
Work in Estonia’s spouse program pays off nearly tenfold
Lithuania’s formin calls not to forget about Belarusians despite war in Ukraine
Canoeist Joosep Karlson sixth in world championships 5,000m in Canada
European Commission approved Lithuania’s plans for EUR 7.5bn investments
Reenactment focuses on Saaremaa’s most famous Forest Brother
Chinese media warns of ‘countermeasures’ as Lithuanian delegation visits Taiwan
Thousands of Ukrainian children to attend Estonian schools this fall
Latvenergo and Latvian State Forests plan joint wind parks
Estonia: Bürokratt will soon be here to serve you
Annual inflation in July at 21.5% in Latvia
Lithuania’s sanctions-hit fertiliser producer resumes operation, sees challenges ahead
Fitch keeps Latvia’s economic rating at ‘A-‘
Home crowd inspires Estonian teams at European Orienteering Championships
Latvia eager to cooperate with Azerbaijan in renewable energy sector
Estonian PM Kaja Kallas awarded European Prize for Political Culture
Change of hands in Latvian gas companies
Belarusian opposition in Vilnius to discuss situation in Belarus, its action
Estonia: Stockpiling agency tries for third time to get winter gas reserves together
Lithuania sets sights on electric bus cooperation with Taiwan
Tartuff 2022 attracts well over 11,000 attendees
Trakai Castle in Lithuania to install medieval toilets
Latvian number 1 Ostapenko to play at Tallinn WTA 250 in September
Famed Russo-Lithuanian ice skaters to appear in Sochi, sparks calls to remove state award
New United States Ambassador to Iceland Appointed
Spy’s confession sheds light on Russian espionage in Georgia
Drilling company Archer acquires 50% stake in Iceland Drilling
Billionaires are funding a massive treasure hunt in Greenland as ice vanishes
North Macedonia’s annual inflation accelerates to 16% in July
‘Spying’ Russian Journalist Rejected by Kosovo Back in Serbia
‘There will be no peace!’ Fresh fears for Balkans as Putin now threatens crisis in Bosnia
U.S. to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new fiscal, military aid
A trade war with China would cost Germany six times as much as Brexit: ifo Institute
U.S. slams China’s ‘unacceptable’ disruption in countering fentanyl
7-Eleven stores in Denmark closed due to a cyberattack
‘Storm is gathering’ – Singapore PM warns of risk of U.S.-China miscalculation
Is the energy crisis the final nail in Germany’s export-dependent economic model?
Biden ‘concerned’ as China extends military drills around Taiwan
‘Will come and kill you all’ Russia MP threatens to murder Germans covering Ukraine war
Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashoura
Denmark Adds Guards and Cameras to Bolster Rail Security
Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift
Upheaval In Belarus: How The Opposition Rocked Lukashenka’s Regime In 2020 And How The Strongman Struck Back
Fire at Cuba oil facility spreads as 3rd tank ignites
As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, we must not forget about Belarus
Australia calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensions
Past And Future In Ukraine And Belarus
Ukraine’s nuclear chief calls for military-free zone at Zaporizhzhia plant
Polish PM slams Germany over eastern-Europe policy
German-Built Howitzers Pound Russian Targets In Ukraine
Russian Reelected As Head Of International Chess Body, Defeating Ukrainian Challenger
Bangladesh Seeks China Help to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees
Helsinki removes Soviet-donated World Peace statue
As Japan Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversary, Threat from China Breaks Military Taboo
Russian Activist Jailed For Repeatedly Violating Protest Law
UN: International Aid Needed for People of Ukraine
Saudi Arabia allocates USD 10 mln to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland
UN Chief Calls for Access to Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant After New Attack
Poland’s ban on abortion forces many to seek help in Germany
With Enough Help, Ukraine Can Win
Finnish PM: EU should restrict Russian tourism
Marshall Islands voices support for Taiwan after Chinese drills
Why Poland’s handouts for coal consumers are short sighted
Micronesia urges China, US to ‘de-escalate tensions’
Poland warns it will turn cannons on the EU in rule of law dispute

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
1965 August 9: Singapore National Day
Lääne-Viru County Soviet-era monument vandalized
Pensions will grow on average by 23% in Latvia this year
The top five biotech startups in Lithuania
Most Latvians had to rethink their habits due to inflation
US-Lithuania Team first-time partners in the European Best Sniper Competition
Heating aid conceptually agreed on in Latvia
More companies going bankrupt in Lithuania as state support ends
Exhibition marks 100 years of Estonian diplomatic relations with Holy See
Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Latvia
Latvia: Unions call for disclosure of government’s Soviet monument committee
It’s almost impossible for regime-fleeing Belarusians get humanitarian visas – opposition
Lauristin: Tank should be part of a “Narva 1944 – Mariupol 2022” exhibition
Landsbergis: finding ways to pay for Kaliningrad transit is Moscow’s task, not Vilnius’
Transport Minister: Latvian Railways will need grants to function
Lithuanian foreign minister plans to visit Odessa
Ice Hockey: 3 players to watch on Team Latvia at 2022 World Juniors
Chinese Influence in Estonia
Aid requests could double this year, says municipal union of Latvia
Finland and Estonia urge EU to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians
Spanish artillery, key to NATO mission in Latvia
Ukraine’s victory could be fatal for Lukashenko’s regime – Tikhanovskaya
It appears that Latvia will have enough gas for whole heating season – PM Karins
Two golds for young Estonian draughts players at European Championships
In Delhi, Lithuanian MPs laud ties with India and back Taiwan
Russia resumes natural gas supplies to Latvia
US to gift additional combat drones to Lithuania
Latvia’s Tourism Improves Notably Compared to Last Year, Figures Show
Tallinn planning bike lanes that avoid public transport routes
Military drills start in Panevėžys and western Lithuania
Latvian hospitals feel energy price hikes and hope for state support
Europos Parkas: A Forest of Art for Dreams and Dreaming
Estonian FM: 2 years since Lukashenko stole hopes of Belarusians
Construction output drop observed in Q2 in Latvia
Police sent to Belarusian opposition event in Vilnius in response to bomb threats
airBaltic’s passenger figures doubled on year in July
Estonia, Oil industry spokesperson: Fuel sales dropping with increased rapidity
Latvia plans monthly allowance for vulnerable groups this winter
Soaring energy prices prompt high demand for heat pumps
Emergency on Latvia-Belarus border extended for fourth time
Estonia: Criminal proceedings opened over large-scale river pollution incident
Belarus people’s supporters march for freedom in Rīga Tuesday evening
Belarusian opposition in Vilnius announces transitional cabinet
Latvia requests third-party action in Ukraine’s claim against Russia
Where, and how big, are the Nordic kelp forests?
Moldova’s maize, sunflower crops decimated by drought
Greenland: the unexpected Netflix-star
How to deal with Russia
Montenegro Launches War Crimes Probe Against former Military Chief
EBRD unveils loan portfolio of projects in Turkmenistan
Sailors, sirens, and surfers of the Basque Coast
Finland to help train Ukrainian volunteers in UK
Tourist boats marooned, farm land parched as drought lowers Europe’s rivers
Sweden’s junior market becomes Europe’s hottest for growth stocks
U.S. defense secretary raises concerns for Tunisia democracy
Parliament of Finland website hacked
Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit
China’s Oppo and OnePlus halt phone sales in Germany following Nokia lawsuit
Face paint and folklore transform Chicago bride for traditional wedding in Kosovo
With its geothermal plans local utilities in Germany eye Lithium extraction
Taiwanese foreign minister says China drills part of a game-plan for invasion
The Case for Cautious Optimism in Ukraine
As Mexico’s inflation hits 8.15%, families cut back
NIO’S second battery swap station in Norway to open on august 15
Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island
Denmark sees record 53.3% share of renewables in H1
Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas
Belarus Opposition Urges West To Keep Pressure On Regime
‘The Sacrifice Zone’: Myanmar bears cost of green energy
Biden signs NATO membership protocols for Finland and Sweden
Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas
Russia Extradites Belarusian Activist Despite Torture Fears
Sanctions bite: Russia starts stripping jetliners for parts
U.S. sour crude cargo sails to Germany as Russia sanctions bite
U.S. Calls For ‘Immediate Steps’ To Reduce Tensions In Nagorno-Karabakh
Disinformation Trackers Say Myth-Spreading Sites Doubled After Russian Invasion Began
Russian Border Guards Set Up Road Checkpoints In Southern Armenia
Ukraine war: Blasts rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea
Russian Extremists Target A Bar In Tbilisi Where Patrons Have To Denounce Putin
COMUSAFE welcomes F-22s to Poland
‘We Underestimated The Regime’s Cruelty’: Exiled Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya Remains Confident Change Will Come For Belarus
Polish university orders 162 Ukrainian refugees to leave dorms
Trump Facing Major Criminal Investigations as He Considers 2024 Presidential Run
Supreme Court chief calls on EU to stop “bullying” Poland
American Motorcyclist Rides Deep Into Russia-Ukraine War’s Heart of Darkness
Lithuania President Gitanas Nauseda Speaks to VOA
Bubble Nasal Devices Saving Premature Babies in War-Torn Ukraine

1809 August 10: Ecuador Independence Day
Narva city council to rule on fate of tank monument next Monday
Latvia’s cereal farmers uncertain about next year
Estonia: Every third shopper buys cheapest products
Lithuania said it would deport irregular migrants. It hasn’t happened – what’s next?
Already high book prices in Estonia may increase even further
Transit limit for some Kaliningrad good has already been exhausted – Lithuania’s LTG
Estonian prime minister tests positive for COVID-19
Gas storage unit reserved for Latvian households
Estonia mulls enhancing road safety via upgraded speed camera system
EU ban on Russian coal comes into force, transit via Lithuania allowed
Latvia: Former State Police chief Ints Ķuzis passes away
Estonia: Education ministry buys 4 million COVID-19 rapid tests to keep schools open
Ombudsman calls Amnesty’s claim on Latvia’s treatment of migrants deceitful
Estonia continues to improve international competitiveness
Lithuanian ice skating pair stripped of state award after appearing at Sochi show
Hiiumaa war museum offers to take on Narva tank
Japanese designer Miyake, author of Lithuania’s iconic 1992 Olympic uniforms, passes away
Latvia finance watchdog okays PrivatBank’s asset transfer to Industra Bank
Marin Mõttus: encourage young Estonians abroad to study and work in Estonia
U.S. Defense Secretary visits Latvia
Eesti Energia creating unique hydropower storage plant in Ida-Viru County
Belarusian opposition marks anti-Lukashenko protests anniversary in Vilnius
Seven Saeima candidate names found in KGB files
Fintech Frontiers: Vilnius and the fintech boom in Lithuania
Ukrainian students’ interest in Latvian universities rather high
Covid-19 medication for home use will be available in Estonia in the fall
Lithuania supports Belarusian people in their aspiration to fight for free life – Nauseda
Haljala Municipality residents concerned over quarry plans
Parliament speaker: Lithuania lagged behind other countries in liberalisation of electricity supply market
Bank of Estonia: Pension fund asset volumes continue decline in second quarter
Latvia’s foreign trade up 23.7% in June
Estonia’s tax revenue increased by 16 percent in first half of 2022
Austin pledges military training, support for Baltics
Russian helicopter violates Estonian airspace in Koidula region
Gazprom’s Latvijas Gaze says can’t meet Latvia’s gas storage goal
Estonia’s inflation keeps growing – 22.8% in July year-on-year
Latvia: One party can spend up to 708 thousand on pre-election campaign
Tete-a-Tete Casino warned over anti-money laundering failings in Lithuania
Another arrest in ‘rush-hour’ murder of insolvency administrator in Latvia
Lithuanian speaker proposes delegation from EU countries to visit Taiwan
Medvedev to Estonian PM: You being at large not your merit, but our shortcoming
Canada earns first win at WJC as Latvia applies unexpected pressure
Germany’s Maulbecker takes over command of NATO eFP Battle Group in Lithuania
Austin Visits U.S. Troops in Latvia, Meets Latvian Officials
Entire Lithuanian alphabet on coins dedicated to fairy tale Zuikis Puikis
Latvia is growing its military as Russia becomes increasingly aggressive
NATO Is Hedging on Its Promise to Protect the Baltics
Aotearoa or New Zealand: has the moment come to change the country’s name?
First Filipino pope? Cardinal Tagle a strong papal contender
Chinese Influence in Slovenia
Karabakh authorities demand villagers quickly evacuate ahead of handover to Azerbaijan
Armenians ordered to evacuate Berdzor corridor ahead of Azerbaijani handover
U.S.-Sponsored Regional Military Drills Kick Off In Tajikistan
After Ukraine, Is Kazakhstan Next in the Kremlin’s Sights?
The untapped potential of the Three Seas Initiative
The ECB’s new inflation target one year on
Poland’s Gain, Ukraine’s Loss: A Hot Job Market Welcomes Refugees
Suspected Islamists free over 800 prisoners in attack on east Congo jail
Norway’s unexpected energy crisis
Deputy Secretary Sherman says US ‘doubling down’ on Pacific
Collective mussel: the rise of Denmark’s communal mussel farms
Belgium pulls more Haagen-Dazs ice-creams from sale
‘We borrow our lands from our children’: Sami say they are paying for Sweden going green
Pelosi: U.S. cannot allow China’s ‘new normal’ over Taiwan
Denmark to offer monkeypox vaccine to vulnerable groups
‘We’re back, baby’: New bill boosts US climate credibility
Norway gives new lease of life to old oil platforms
Greece to exit EU’s ‘enhanced surveillance’ framework after 12 years
Inflation rises in Denmark, Norway, hitting food costs hard [8.7% and 6.8%]
Kosovo PM says tensions with Serbs in north could escalate, warns of possible new conflict
Sweden: a smörgåsbord of innovation.
“The Snowman” children’s author Raymond Briggs dies at 88
Denmark to train Ukrainian soldiers in Britain, Denmark
China appears to wind down threatening wargames near Taiwan
Poll shows every other Russian supports continuing the war against Ukraine
U.S. charges Iranian in plot to murder ex-Trump adviser John Bolton
A month on, here’s where we are in Finland and Sweden’s NATO accession process
Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism
Low Rhine water levels threaten Germany’s economic growth
Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests
Belarus: “Speaking about what I suffered has been a relief.”
Biden marks 10 years of journalist Austin Tice’s captivity in Syria
‘Tougher times’: Sweden’s economy to slow next year
China withdraws promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of island
Second Anniversary of the Fraudulent Presidential Belarusian Election
Chinese envoy tells Australia to show ‘caution’ over Taiwan
Germany is now the fulcrum for Vladimir Putin’s pressure
Ukraine’s long-awaited southern counteroffensive begins with a bang in Crimea
Poland Issued Most Residence Permits for Employment & France for Education in 2021
EU to stand firm in clash with Poland over cash, officials say
Denmark gives cash to 400,000 households hit by energy costs
Germany To Reinstate Mask Mandate For The Entire Winter
Swedes are one of the least angry nations in Europe
Sweden tops France as Europe’s largest net power exporter
Russian hackers claim another denial-of-service attack on Finnish state website

1920 August 11: Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day
1947 August 11: Balochistan National Day
1960 August 11: Chad Independence Day
Rate hikes are little help for Estonia’s 22% inflation, Europe’s worst
Taiwan, Lithuania look to sign air services pact
US Congressional delegation meets with Estonian leaders in Tallinn
Refugee flow to Latvia slows down
Reform MP: Estonia should also host a Tawianese diplomatic representation
Newswire LETA experienced big cyber attack over weekend
Lithuania and Russia’s Kaliningrad: Analysing the Most Recent “Crisis” That Shook the EU
Latvia’s ice rinks consider closing due to energy bills
Amid economic uncertainty, Lithuanians are turning to gold
Estonia plans 225MW pumped hydro energy storage facility to help disconnect from Russia
Lithuania’s exports to the Indo-Pacific offset drop in trade with China – MFA
PERH medical chief: New COVID virus less severe, hospitals better prepared
Survila, Neliupsiene to become Lithuania’s foreign affairs vice ministers
Over 100 asylum claims submitted by Russians in Estonia in 2022
Latvia, Lithuania join forces in ice hockey
Expansion of export markets increases Lithuania’s resilience to geopolitical challenges
Initiative demands closure of Latvian Russian Union party
Estonia bars entry to Russian citizens with Estonian-issued visas
MPs propose law to strip ice skater Drobiazko of Lithuanian citizenship
Latvian Saeima names Russia terrorism-supporting state
Estonia and Finland’s defense plans must be integrated
Over 100 Ukrainian doctors have permit to work in Latvia
Estonia: Freight transport more than halved since invasion of Ukraine
Works by Soutine and Modigliani to be displayed in Lithuania’s Alytus
Latvia: None of KGB-archived candidates will be banned from being elected
Estonia not sending ambassador to Belarus, Indrek Tarand to head up mission
Latvia: Chamber of Commerce sees shadow economy risks in heating aid system
Mass blue-green algae blooms off northwest Estonian coast
Latvia’s pre-election campaign spending currently at €1.45 million
Tallinn Fringe set to host over 90 comedy, music and theater performances
Changing defence outlook: Latvia joins other Baltic states in reintroducing conscription
Saeima okays Latvian heating aid system
Tallinn’s Okapi Gallery opens new exhibition on cross-border conflict
Down to 14 + 1: Estonia and Latvia quit China’s club in Eastern Europe
Sanctions do not ban Russian payments for Lithuanian rail services, EC spokeswoman says
Estonia has received more than 50,000 refugees from Ukraine
Robertson heats up, Oklahoma beats Lithuania
First SPAR shop opens in Latvia
Valanciunas and Lithuania destroyed Finland
Israeli group BIG to develop 96.9MW wind farm in Romania
Moscow says Switzerland cannot represent Ukraine in Russia
Turkey ready to move Armenia normalisation talks to Yerevan and Ankara
Moldova says it won’t be able to make next payment to Gazprom
Tajikistan: Pamiri activists imprisoned en masse
Will the U.S. Keep Up with Slovenia and Andorra on Marriage Equality?
China’s ‘new normal’ for Taiwan raises fears for global trade
Romania Gives Moldova Million Pills Against Nuclear Radioactivity
New Zealand welcomes back first cruise ship since COVID hit
Italy’s rightwing alliance pledges solidarity with EU and Nato
Hundreds join anti-Gazprom protest in Bulgaria
Political instability and economic uncertainty stalk Bulgaria, again
Poland imports first Murban oil as it prepares to ban Russian oil
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Appeals for More Western Aid
U.S. backs calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine nuclear power plant -State Dept
Will the Ukraine War Return Poland to Europe’s Democratic Fold?
LGBT Soldiers in Ukraine – Fighting for Their Homeland and Their Rights
Police kill 3 in Somaliland opposition protests over vote
Several explosions at Belarusian airport hosting Russian aircraft: report
Navalny Establishes One-Man Labor Union In Russian Penal Colony
Guatemalans march in protest of corruption, cost of living
International investors from Norway and Canada enter UK energy storage market
Russian TV Journalist Who Protested Ukraine War On Air Is Put Under House Arrest
Police say rebels storm India army camp in Kashmir, 5 killed
Rumia, Poland, to store millions of litres of water underground
At 75, India seeks way forward in big but job-scarce economy
Satellite imagery shows Antarctic ice shelf crumbling faster than thought
Belarus hops on Russia-India train with express service to Azerbaijan
France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe
North Korea claims disputed victory over virus, blames Seoul
Sweden agrees to extradite man to Turkey in wake of NATO deal
China renews Taiwan threats, island cites ‘wishful thinking’
Taiwan rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ plan for the island
Russia exceeds EU quotas for Kaliningrad in just two months
U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response
EU says US electric vehicle tax credit could break WTO rules
Russian ambassador warns Denmark about training Ukrainian soldiers
South Korea, China clash over U.S. missile shield, complicating conciliation
Scholz confident Germany can weather energy crisis in winter
Anti-communist “Solidarity is alive” inscription from 1980s found during building renovation in Poland
Ukraine preparing for ‘tragedy’ at Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant – minister
Bartering increases in Argentina as inflation keeps soaring [7.4%]
Britain, Denmark contribute additional money, weapons to Ukraine
Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman’s arrest
Poland, Germany, Greece, Romania, Austria to help France combat wildfires
African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats
SK Innovation vice chairman visits Poland
Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 48
Sweden, Finland haven’t taken concrete action on Türkiye’s concerns
Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe
Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

August 12: Day of the Tribes in Nauru
Narva authorities hope to remove tank monument by August 20
Allegations about mistreatment of migrants by Latvia are one-sided and not substantiated by evidence
Reinsalu on visa ban: Russian citizens cannot be differentiated from Putin
Construction starts at refinery modernisation project in Lithuania
Tallinn mulling ‘clean air zone’ to ban old cars from city center
Lithuania asks ECHR to join case on Russian aggression in Ukraine
Annual Admiral Pitka military reconnaissance race underway
China cuts transport ties with Lithuania after vicemin’s Taiwan visit
Hardware store customers waiting weeks for deliveries this summer
Young people offered free training for remote work in Latvia
Saaremaa man creates labyrinths in flower field
Migrant flow on Latvia-Belarus border picks up again
Tallinn appeal against government hospital decision dismissed by court
‘Ketch-up’ with the prettiest tomatoes at Latvian Natural Museum
Kallas: Russian visa ban is Kremlin’s Achilles’ heel
Rīga offers free sports activities for all
Central bank: Estonia’s current account close to balance in June
Free theater performances take place in Pārdaugava in August
Estonia: Revenue from 2021 CO2 quota sales beats forecast, at €248 million
Survey: Many would like to see cultural events outside Rīga center
Opinion Festival starts in Paide, includes several science-focused panels
Latvia’s Security Service expects risks with dismantling of Soviet monument
Estonia, Finland to integrate coastal missile defense systems
Latvia: Downturn in both birth and death figures in first half of 2022
Slipknot perform in Tallinn, supported by Donetsk band Jinjer
Lithuania to broadcast into Russia radio programme ‘against war’
Noblessner hosts ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ electronic music festival
Last Lithuanian bank servicing Kaliningrad transit payments asks authorities for clarity
Estonian defmin: Ukraine must be supported for as long as necessary
Activities of Lithuanian school in Belarus suspended due to ‘fire safety violations’
Expert assessment: Drafting of Estonia’s forestry development plan non-transparent
One Saeima candidate crossed out from list
15 pct of Estonian residents have started saving as a result of war in Ukraine
Latvian skeleton champion Martins Dukurs ends career
Estonia Never Needed to Import Gas by Ship. Until It Did.
Help needed to fill load with donations for Ukraine
Fitch Affirms Turkmenistan at ‘B+’; Outlook Stable
Switzerland says sorry! Oligarchs’ paradise
Moldova Bans Work Trips by Officials from Breakaway Transnistria
Kyrgyzstan: Rights lawyer gets reprieve in high-profile case
Who Are Ireland’s Top 5 Female CEOs?
Tree hugging championships set for August 20 in Arctic Finland
And then there were 14: China’s CEE dreams begin to crumble
Possible extradition of Russian national from Bulgaria raises eyebrows
Europe Needs To Go All In on Diversifying Oil and Gas
Montenegro to expel Russian diplomat; Moscow vows to respond
‘It was my moment,’ says wrestler who won Nunavut’s 1st Canada Summer Games gold
Orban Logging-for-Firewood Plan Triggers Backlash in Hungary
It’s time Australia recognised cats and their impact as a major environmental issue
Albania has Highest Risk of Poverty in Europe
South Korea pardons Samsung boss to ‘counter economic crisis’
Czech Republic strengthen ties with Tibetan People
South Korean Rights Envoy Calls for Global Cooperation on North Korea
Compared to the Countries of the Region, BiH is the least Safe for Living
Japan’s low inflation conundrum
Romania’s headline inflation eases marginally in July to just under 15%
Taiwan greets Chinese military intimidation with parties rather than panic
EBRD lending 10 mln euro to help Bosnian SMEs go digital
Mostly Bluster: Why China Went Easy on Taiwan’s Economy
Georgia’s ruling party is committed to silencing independent media
Chinese Influence in Croatia
Russian Economic Minister Visits Abkhazia
Spain says gas link to wider EU could be ready within months
Finland, Sweden, Türkiye to meet soon for NATO bid: FM Çavuşoğlu
Nicaragua police ban Catholic procession in Church crackdown
Germany is on Track to Meeting its Gas Saving Target
Eleven dead in mass shooting in Montenegro, state prosecutor says
The Prisoner Who Could Have Been President: After Two Years In Solitary Confinement, Belarusian Blogger Has ‘No Regrets’
Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder
Sweco lands €48m advisory role on Denmark’s €28bn ‘energy island’ scheme
Ukraine says it can hit ‘almost all’ Russian supply lines in occupied south
Berlin to support new gas link from Spain to Germany– Scholz
Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions
Catching a €10 Million Series A, Sweden’s Hooked Foods to Take Vegan Fish Global
‘Accidents can happen at European nuclear plants too,’ Russian ex-president says
Hyundai cautiously optimistic after shock Finland WRC win
Wait for Kenya election result tests people’s patience
Sweden: Making up lost ground on offshore wind
Salman Rushdie is stabbed in the neck at a New York lecture
Russia’s war in Ukraine pushes Ukrainian steel production to the brink
German ex-leader Schroeder sues to restore official perks
Finland’s Elisa shares heat in Helsinki, helped by Helen
Portugal: EU eyes Iberia-Italy pipeline to get gas to Europe
Analysis: Gang crime looms over election in Sweden as shootings spread
Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school
Finland Does Not Recognise New Vietnamese Passport
Gang violence leaves 11 dead in Mexican border city
Finland: Ex-President Halonen, three former PMs used Russian banks’ private jets
Paraguay vice president to quit after US alleges corruption
Extreme Tourism+? Visit Ukraine
Kazakhstan to start oil sales via Azeri pipeline to bypass Russia
Poland’s CPI growth rate picks up just 0.1pp to 15.6% y/y in July
More Foreign Delegations Welcome in Taiwan, Foreign Minister Tells VOA
Germany to keep sending arms to Ukraine – Ambassador
France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels
Volunteers in Ukraine, California Find a Way to Save Ukrainian Animals
Relatives Of Victims Of Ukrainian Airlines Flight Shot Down By IRGC Begin March To Ottawa
Ukraine Cyber Chief Visits ‘Black Hat’ Hacker Meeting in Las Vegas
Russia-Backed Separatists In Ukraine Set Date For Trial Of Foreigners Accused Of Being Mercenaries

1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day
NATO mission that includes Manitoba-based soldiers takes on added significance after invasion of Ukraine
Estonians earn five blitz draughts medals in European Youth Championships
Bauska municipality named Youth Capital of Latvia
Estonia former foreign minister: Russian travel in EU undermining sanctions
Remembering Minsk – the turning point for Lithuania
XIII Disabled Song and Dance Festival ‘Reunion’ taking place in Viljandi
Undergound aliens in Lithuania and biolabs in Ukraine – why do conspiracies trend?
Latvian awaydays: Ķemeri
Could food-sharing app help cut food waste in Lithuania?
Latvia joins other countries asking EU to stop issuing visas to Russians
Census: Education levels in Estonia on the rise
Lithuania seeks fintech, biotech & soft power partnership with India
New anti-ship missile deal will bolster Finland and Estonia’s coastal defences against Russian warships
Largest Lithuanian manor & popular tourist attraction decided to not allow entry to tourists from Russia
Protest against war near Russian embassy in Rīga
F2: Mansoor dazzles to claim pole in Lithuania
Estonia offers Finland and Sweden to make the Baltic an internal sea of ​​NATO
Poll: People in Finland do no believe relations with Russia will improve
The head of the Ministry of Defense of Estonia considers it possible to make the Baltic a NATO internal sea
US allies most vulnerable to Russia press for more troops, weapons
An exhibition dedicated to the cultural and pastoral commitment of Archbishop Profittlich
Could Russian nationals be shut out of EU and Schengen?
Denmark announces 1st tender for carbon storage permits
China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises
Finland to join reconstruction of Chernihiv region
Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines
Germany Proposes Cooler Office Temperatures to Save Gas
North American Experts Help Revive Endangered Australian Indigenous Languages
Two dozen Luxembourgish soldiers stationed in Mali
Tender – Survey on supercritical geothermal fluids, Japan
Zuzana 2 howitzers, offered by Slovakia, already in Ukraine
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1980 August 14: Founding of Polish non-governmental trade union Solidarność
August 15: Liechtenstein National Day
1945 August 15: National Liberation Day of Korea
1947 August 15: India Independence Day
1960 August 15: Republic of the Congo Independence Day
1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence
1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day
1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day
1991 August 19: 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, August Putsch
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