Cooler Med & Wagner Rush

1940 July 23: Welles Declaration condemning occupation Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
EKRE MP aids man in flying Soviet Estonian flag from Old Town building
Brussels no longer a dream destination for Lithuanians
Prison break in Latvia on Sunday; escapee caught
Ott Tänak finishes eighth in WRC Rally Estonia
MS Estonia wreck investigation team raise more never-before-seen items
Ohio State’s Sean McNeil signs to begin professional career in Lithuania
Wagner Troops In Belarus ‘Want To Go West’ Into Poland, Lukashenka Quips During Meeting With Putin

Liepāja wastewater treatment plant wall collapses
Estonia among fastest growing technology centers in the world
Latvia: Foreign Ministry repeatedly warns public against travel to Russia, Belarus
Despite warm welcome, Ukrainians in Lithuania eye home: ‘it’s a different culture, different customs’
‘Titan Forge’ NATO training starts in Latvia
Munster claims maiden Junior WRC victory on Rally Estonia
Health experts expect alcohol restriction laws in Latvia
Infant intoxication cases on the rise again in Estonia
Latvia: Start-ups invited to sign up to NATO’s DIANA innovation program
Estonian-built satellite to help combat space debris problem
Wagner’s New Belarus Base Puts Them Closer to Moscow Than Ever
Re:Baltica provides recent disinformation digest
UK solar player strikes Lithuanian deal
Latvia: Progressives ‘cautiously optimistic’ about coalition talks
Estonia to adopt loftier climate goals
Latvia’s minimum wage remains among EU’s lowest
Crew prepares to recover bow from MS Estonia wreck Monday
Latvia and Germany singing together in the same choir
Estonian Ambassador discusses Ukraine’s future reconstruction challenges with CEOE International
Experts: Latvia’s food prices should continue to fall in coming months
Lithuania opposes easing sanctions in exchange for grain deal extension – Nausėda
Estonia Cricket to host 2023 Baltic Cup tournament in August
EC criticises Lithuania for failing to transpose laws on child suspects
Rainer Saks: Lukashenko’s Poland threats should be taken as humor
Latvia looks toward business cooperation after signing agreement with Israel
Lithuania: State Defence Council asks government to agree with Baltics on synchronisation in 2025
Estonia: Clevon to delist without buying back minority shares
Lithuania to sign letter of intent on acquisition of Leopard tanks – minister
Diary of a Belarusian journalist in Latvia, Part 2
Jefimova sets new Estonian breaststroke record, through to finals in Japan
Lithuanian language watchdog chief compares Vilnius region with Ukraine’s occupied territories, outrages Poland
Latvian Ministry of Defence says Wagner Group’s presence in Belarus presents no direct threats
Lithuania ready to send firefighter team to Greece when needed
Estonia: Real estate sales fell in Q2 — but Tallinn property prices keep rising
EUR 200M for Ukraine defense: Lithuania supports three-year aid plan
Thousands attend Estonia’s largest summer light festival
Betsafe violates Lithuania gambling law, escapes sanctions
Estonia to benefit from hydrogen tech but ‘extensive investments’ needed
DiGiCo Quantum 338 triumphs at The Voice Lithuania grand finale
Foreign tourists returning to Tartu
Jenkem goes to Latvia with Madars Apse
Loubet steps in for Tänak in Finland warm-up rally
Microevolutionary processes analysis in the Lithuanian genome
Near-fatal illness strengthens Estonia’s Niina Petrokina
Faroe Islanders defend butchering 78 dolphins in front of cruise ship tourists
Slovenia to install solar power plants along highways
First AI-hosted radio show in Poland launched
Sweden Is the Land of Ikea, ABBA—and China Hawks
Poland’s monk-firefighters given new engine to help protect planned mega-airport
Poland Forms Specialist Sapper Unit To Counter Wagner Threat
Seychelles and Poland to further cooperation in areas of common interest
Germany Readies €20 Billion in Aid to Bolster Chip Output
Sixty-two arrested in Europol-Interpol human trafficking crackdown
Norway government ministries hit by cyber attack
Lukashenko ‘Struggling to Keep Wagner Troops from Attacking Poland’
Could cooler Sweden replace the Med as Europe’s top summer tourist destination?
Wagner fighters want to ‘visit’ Poland, says Belarus president
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation suspends Sweden’s special envoy status
Greta Thunberg forcibly removed from protest hours after conviction for similar action in June
Two protesters burn Quran outside Iraqi embassy in Denmark
Ukraine needs its women back for a shot at economic recovery
Sweden at the end of their Golden Generation?? | Dub at the Cup
The Future of Finland’s Energy Market: Key Trends and Opportunities
Russia accuses Ukraine of Moscow drone attack
Exploring the Future of Conversational Commerce in Finland: Opportunities and Challenges

July 25: Día Nacional de Galicia
Fukuyama Transporting : Visit to the Republic of Lithuania
Latvia beaches closed after spill from sewage treatment plant
10 Estonian startups you should keep an eye on in 2023 and beyond
Self-service counters appear on Latvia’s roadside
MS Estonia bow ramp raised
Lithuania to buy tanks in record €2 billion order
Maag Grupp must sell off two major food brands ahead of HKScan purchase
No schools will close in Rīga this year
Raag: By sending Ukrainians aid, we show them they’re not alone
Latvia’s president points to State Land Service’s unacceptable slowness
Ott Tänak on WRC rally going to Latvia: ‘Really stupid’
Lithuania’s Meilutyte Wins 100m Breaststroke World Title
Central Tallinn road work uncovers 18th century bridge
PM on Wagner in Belarus: Lithuania’s preparedness is adequate
Poll: 72 percent of Estonian residents against proposed car tax
Baltic butchery brands to change hands
Estonia: Bill proposed to grant Defense League members right to use tasers, shotguns
Healthcare and IT popular choices among university applicants in Latvia
Estonia: Blackcurrant harvest very poor, prices through the roof
Media freedom and media restriction
‘Russia’s defensive positions are brittle’ – interview with ISW analyst
Future leaders invited to apply to SSE Riga
David Evans: Estonia proved me wrong over the years
Swimming in Baltic Sea not recommended after waste spill in Latvia
Estonia’s Chef de Mission says European Games medals “highly commendable”
Latvia: Who’s the biggest taxpayer of them all?
The addition of Brits to the Estonian Division has caused tensions
Fence-building on Latvian-Belarusian border to be sped up
Lithuania urges EU to strengthen Ukraine’s grain exports via Baltics
Estonian officials approve sale of HKScan’s Baltic business
Former MP’s child molestation case referred to court in Lithuania
Estonia seeking mandate to deploy up to five EDF service members to Niger
Developer fined merely 2,889 euros for felling old oak tree in Vilnius
‘Salt of Freedom’ project wants your stories for Ukraine
Gibraltar Dominates Lithuania with Impressive Performance
Baltic states want to help distribute Ukraine’s grain
Estonia sinking: Ramp from ferry wreck raised after 29 years
Latvian Ministry of Welfare suggests increasing part of pensions at state budget’s expense
Police ban Russian war propaganda-related public meetings in Narva
Baltic ministers agree to synchronise power grids with Europe by early 2025
Latvia hopes for biotech, digital cooperation with Korea: minister
We don’t dance to Putin’s, Lukashenko’s tune – Lithuanian def min
Baltics agree to move up European power grid synchronization target
Smiltene to host contemporary art summer school
German Leopard tanks best meet Lithuania’s operational requirements – minister
Lithuania Urges EU to Use Baltic Ports to Export Ukrainian Grain
Barbie movie sets new Estonian opening weekend record
Lithuania offers to expand Baltic route for Ukrainian grain export
How to replace Russian language at schools of Latvia?
The subversive statue that captures the heart of Vilnius
Investigation bureau to create ‘digital model’ of MS Estonia disaster
The Role of Hydroelectric Power in San Marino’s Energy Market
Power cuts in Malta put the government in hot water
The mysterious death of Transnistria’s last opposition politician
Russian Bear of Influence in Slovakia
High Caucasus by Tom Parfitt — Russia’s haunted hinterland
Belarus arms emergency ministry to be ready in case of armed conflict
Three reasons why Germany is in love with e-Pharmacy
Finland’s rising hammer hero Kosonen is ready for more magic after home gold in Espoo
Body of Obamas’ personal chef recovered from Martha’s Vineyard lake
Poland announced plans to buy more Black Hawks, but how many more will be coming?
Qurans burned outside Egyptian, Turkish embassies in Denmark
Poland places sanctions on two other Russia-affiliated firms
Pope tells transgender person: ‘God loves us as we are’
Sweden’s opposition calls for emergency meeting on Quran burnings
Total Eren and Aliceco plan to build new e-fuel facility in Finland
Ivanti rushes to patch zero-day used to breach Norway’s government
China replaces foreign minister Qin after mysterious absence
Norway: second Norwegian financial contribution to the European Peace Facility
Egypt, Belarus discuss co-manufacturing products in Egyptian market
Belarus says it has applied to join BRICS club – Russian RIA agency

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day
1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day
Estonia dive survey conclusion: Nothing found to refute official narrative
Latvian government introduces €73 Million EU-Backed support program to foster innovation in SMEs
Estonia: Imported Egyptian carrots pulled from sale over contamination fears
Latvian-Lithuanian Connections from Morta to Modernity
Environment expert: Climate change spells need to alter, adapt actions
Soviet collaborator or Lithuanian literary genius? Plans for a monument reopen old scars
Latvia: Russian pensioner language exam-taking causes social media outrage
Lithuanian PM says army prepared for Wagner’s move to neighbouring Belarus
Historically lowest unemployment numbers registered in Latvia
KN: four firms book capacity at Lithuanian FSRU
Electric car charging network in Latvia grows rapidly
Lithuania: Ministry of Energy’s Letter of Expectations for EPSO-G
Seven Latvian municipalities to join international campaign for clean Baltic Sea
Police mulls inquiry after man dies on the way to hospital during Vilnius NATO Summit
Latvia: Caution over spring water quality
Estonia: New market player Hoog brings e-scooters to streets of Türi
Latvia: Three-million-euro hole in Rēzekne’s budget
Estonia: Committee wants plain-language EU legislation briefs from government
Latvia: Call for GPS tracking of official vehicles
NATO Member ‘Monitoring’ Wagner Activity as Russia Eyes Suwałki Gap
Kristaps Porzingis headlines Latvia’s 16-man roster
Lithuania to fund studies of 350 Ukrainians
Estonian pilgrims seek to bring joy and witness to World Youth Day Lisbon
Fact Check-Latvia did not fine citizens for celebrating WW2 victory over Hitler
VOA Interview: Dr. Ricardas Daunoravicius, Lithuanian ‘Tank Man’
Estonia: Three airlines in bidding for Saaremaa, Hiiumaa air service contracts
Latvia: Campaign asks for lower age limit for state language exams
Estonia: Ministry wants 562 ha of private forest as flying squirrel protection zone
Protesters ask government to protect Lithuanian sanctions-hit fertiliser producer from closure
Why Estonia’s support of Latvia isn’t “political bulls***”
Lithuania allocates €276m from borrowed funds for military mobility projects
Latvia: Students invited to apply to eco-innovation course
Canada’s new defence attaché accredited to Lithuania
Baltic states to IOC: Don’t ‘open a path’ for Russia and Belarus into the Olympics
EU adopts new sanctions against Belarus after a year
Kloogaranna has highest density of protected summer houses nationwide
Sixt acquires car subscription site Renti Plus in Latvia
Estonia: Competition Authority approves Utilitas takeover of Tallinna Soojus
Lithuania picks Leopard 2 tank over Abrams, Black Panther
Kremlin propagandist has reportedly left Latvia
Lithuanian president criticises minister‘s Facebook posts about German tanks
RAF Lossiemouth pilots deployed to Estonia as part of NATO air mission
Baltic states aim for earlier electricity desynchronization date
Estonia: 9,000 pigs to be slaughtered after African swine fever detected at farm
Baltics voice concern over Russian, Belarusian athletes at Paris Olympics
Tallinn saw 10th of annual rainfall on Tuesday
UK government is heavily criticized for underestimating Wagner group’s actions around the world
Albania announces results of first onshore wind auction
Kosovo’s Other Deadlock: LGBT Rights in a Time of Strife
Moldova to expel Russian embassy staff
Orbán questions sovereignty of Slovakia and Romania
Amid Crackdown In Restive Region, Tajikistan Targets Properties Linked To Aga Khan
Israel’s judicial overhaul sparks military crisis as number of refusing reservists grows
Man swims from Estonia to Finland, fundraising for kids’ swimming lessons
US military aid for Ukraine for first time includes Black Hornet spy drone
German industry changes tack as river Rhine runs drier
Trevor Reed is expected to make a full recovery after being wounded in Ukraine
Irregularities found in over 80% of kebab shops inspected in Poland
Poland will introduce own ban on Ukrainian grain if EU does not, says minister
Poland pushes ahead with $58M early warning aircraft purchase: Saab
Ship carrying 3,000 cars ablaze off Dutch coast, crew member dead
Germany’s updated hydrogen strategy sees heavy reliance on imported fuel in future
Kevin Spacey acquitted of all nine sexual offence charges in London trial
Sweden exposes Russia’s disinformation campaign amid NATO, Quran controversy
Canada’s Trudeau unveils major cabinet shuffle as poll numbers sag
Medieval Poland was hit by floods 166 times, study finds
Singer Sinead O’Connor dies aged 56
Ukrainian forces edge closer to Bakhmut as Russia’s hold on city weakens
Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to tax charges
Nobel laureates from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine unite to get Ukraine more weapons

‘Latvijas Gāze’ reportedly investigated by State Security Service
Wagner recruits Belarusians ready to fight against Poland and Lithuania
Drivers complain of parking tickets issued to moving cars in Rīga
IAEA Mission Says Lithuania’s Siting Plans for Deep Geological Disposal for Radioactive Waste are Safe, Sees Areas for Improvement
Audit: Latvian National Archive could be losing digital information
Eastern Europe remains in the ‘grey zone’ – opinion
Media regulator bans three more Russian sites in Latvia
Saaremaa Opera Festival opens in Kuressaare
Hospital reform plan in Latvia outlines liquidation of certain hospital wards in regions
Defense minister calls for extension to Spain NASAMS deployment in Estonia
Lithuanian parents who abducted children linked to anti-state movement
Latvia: ‘Porta’ world music festival ready for another year
Estonia: IT expert criticizes €275,000 HARNO young person’s website
Russians easily dodge visa restrictions for football match in Latvia
Leopard 2 Tanks ‘Overpower’ US Abrams For Lithuanian MBT Deal; Defense Minister Explains Why
Latvia: 30 year wait for asphalt on Ziemupe road continues
Tallink back in profit in second quarter of 2023
Latvia: Grain harvest will be moderate, says farming co-op
Wagner recruiting fighters in Belarus on condition of readiness to fight in Poland, Lithuania
Little mushroom magic so far this year in Latvia
Lithuania paid €2.3m for rental cars during NATO summit
Rīga park to welcome alpine climbers
NATO to back Estonia’s allies reception construction with €40 million
Malta earn first point in EuroHockey after late rally against Lithuania
Latvia Calls for Unified Schengen Visa Approach for Russian & Belarusian Citizens Following Recent Incident
Police deny wrongdoing after man in Vilnius dies en route to hospital
RAF Eurofighters in Estonian skies
Virši network uses only renewable electricity produced in Latvia
Estonia’s larger security firms also enjoyed financially healthy 2022
The Impact of European Union Policies on Lithuania’s Energy Market
Tallinna Vesi: Wastewater overhaul to safeguard against future flooding
Tree falls on Lithuanian man in Indonesia, family appeals for help
Latvia: Russian and Belarusian border fences still have a long way to go
Estonia: Ministry defends €150,000 grant to failed English-language website
Rimi claims food product price differences in Baltic States are insignificant
PPA’s foreign partner breaches Estonian e-residency card issuing procedures
Ukrainian woman allowed to stay in Lithuania after saying that ‘Crimea belongs to Russia’
Whitecap Consulting Appointed By Estonian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs To Boost UK Trade Strategy For High-Growth Tech Sectors
New Wagner recruits are now being told they must agree to fight inside NATO countries Poland and Lithuania
Estonia’s growing lynx population increasingly venturing into urban areas
OlyBet named as Title Sponsor of Riga 2023 FIM Speedway GP, Latvia
RAF jets are ‘sound of freedom’ in Estonia amid Russian aggression – commander
Estonia’s aid to Ukraine over 1% of GDP – Defense Minister Pevkur
Artists and venues for joint exhibition Long-distance Friendships
Estonian dolls made at German refugee camp on display at Tallinn museum
Belarus-EU borders may be closed if Wagner group incidents occur
Poland and Estonia victorious at the Amber of Liepāja
Russia’s claim of placing nuclear weapons in Belarus escalates regional tension
A new monograph by Lithuanian scientists explores circular economy patterns in small open economies
Henning Larsen references ancient construction methods for Faroe Islands university building
Icelandic Roads Least Lethal Worldwide
Why are younger people leaving Wales?
Russian-Backed Sedition in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Catalan and Basque differential in politics
At Ukraine’s Edge, Russia Presses Hybrid War on Tiny Moldova
Romania: War edges closer to NATO’s border
For Russians in Tbilisi, the writing is on the wall
Trapped in NATO antechamber, Kyiv eyes ‘military Marshall plan’
ECB hikes rates for ninth time, despite recession fears
Low-income workers to receive first enhanced Canada Workers Benefit payments
Japan’s population fell by 800,000 last year as demographic crisis accelerates
Ship carrying nearly 3,000 cars ablaze off Dutch coast, crew member dead
Bluffing or not, Putin’s declared deployment of nuclear weapons to Belarus raises tensions
Finland’s Loyalty Market Poised for Strong Growth: Set to Reach $526.0 Million in 2023
Russian seafood ban sees Norway’s US crab sales rocket
Lilly’s obesity drug leads to about 26% weight loss in new studies
With Wagner in Belarus, tension grows on northern Ukraine border
Hybrid attack on Poland’s eastern border continues, PM says
Putin’s escalations in Ukraine show that any fear of NATO is diminishing
Putin promises African leaders free grain despite ‘hypocritical’ Western sanctions
Sweden, Finland and Switzerland are considering security links with US National Guard, general says
Belarus’ “Nuclear-Capable” Iskanders Get A New Garage
What does the Kremlin think about Turkiye’s stance on Sweden’s NATO bid?
Putin says Ukrainian attacks intensify as Kyiv touts steady gains
In Norway, Russians Keep the Free Press Flame Alive
Belarusian Journalist Larysa Shchyrakova Goes On Trial On Extremism Charges
Ukraine war: Western armour struggles against Russian defences
Ukraine’s sappers advance slowly through Russian minefields
Ukraine lifts ban on its athletes competing against Russians, Belarusians
Ukraine may have launched a new push, but seeks longer-range weapons
Ukraine’s counteroffensive is ramping up after months of slow progress
US intelligence report says China likely supplying tech for Russian military
Germany strengthens lightweight construction to save emissions and raw materials
Finland reaches 20-year high in aquaculture output
A More Strategic German Foreign Policy?
Ukraine’s Kharlan disqualified after refusing to shake hands with Russian opponent
Germany launches its own green taxonomy for export credits
Andritz awarded FEED contract for large-scale green-hydrogen project in Finland
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Needs a Plan B
White House says there is no possibility Biden would pardon his son
Ukraine war: Russians stage plasticine protests to oppose war
Sweden Nixes Vattenfall’s Offshore Wind Project
Germany faces 5 tough years, economy minister warns
Countries urge return to order in Niger day after coup
Hungary won’t be obstacle to Sweden’s NATO bid: foreign minister
The Frozen Corner of Sweden That Tests the Most Advanced Cars in the World
Denmark to get extra seat in EU parliament
Rwandan forces crossed Congolese border, Congo’s army says
Finland witnesses record-low birthrate but rising immigration
Atlantic Sapphire looking for a buyer for former RAS site in Denmark
Debt chief says Sweden has financial muscle to stem any property fire sale
Ukraine recaptures Staromaiorske village in southeast, Zelenskiy says
Swedish PM ‘extremely worried’ as more apply to burn Qur’an
New building starts nosedive in Germany in latest sign of property stress
Poland: Venice Commission recommends repealing “fundamentally flawed” Law on State Commission to Investigate Russian Influence
July 2023 set to be world’s hottest month on record
Ukraine war: Kyiv claims success as southern fighting intensifies
North Korea’s Kim shows off banned missiles to Russian minister

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru
2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang
LRT English Newsletter. Tanks or no tanks?
Central Tallinn Härjapea bridge to be reburied rather than left on display
Farmers raise alarm over cattle feed shortage in Latvia
Estonia: Retail turnover for manufactured items down 12 percent in June
Lithuania: Seven indicted for fraud involving livestock farming and wellness centre
Estonia to build military and disaster medicine center in Tartu
Ambassador Riekstiņš: Latvia has to be confident in allied capabilities
Minister appeals to president to strip ice dancer Drobiazko of Lithuanian citizenship
IMF: Republic of Estonia: 2023 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report
What to make of the Wagner’s threats?
Estonia: consent law against rape?
Minsk authorities auction off Tikhanovskaya’s apartment
President Karis: Viljandi Folk testimony to Estonia’s thriving culture
Lithuania, Poland mull jointly closing border with Belarus over Wagner
Four detained for drug trafficking in Latvia
In Estonia, Saunas Are a Space for Women to Steam—And Heal
Former Rīga mayor Staķis cleared of work trip offense suspicions
Finnish TV Series The Revenge Shoots in Estonia
Flash estimate: Latvia’s GDP down 0.9%
Lithuania Picks Leopard Over Abrams, Black Panther Tanks
Retail trade down 2.3% in Latvia
US Senate approves boost to $228 million in Baltic defense support in 2024
Poland, Lithuania mull joint closure of borders with Belarus
Estonia: Savings and loan association membership on rise again in Q2
Lithuania hands in note to Belarus over launch of Astravyets NPP’s 2nd unit
Crypto Firm CoinsPaid Reports $37 Million Hack to Estonia Police
Poland, Lithuania mull shutting Belarus border over Wagner
Fleeing detainee captured in central Rīga
Lithuania sends Germany letter of intent on Leopard tank acquisition
The Impact of European Union Policies on Estonia’s Energy Market
Lithuania and Poland ‘may close Belarus borders’ due to Wagner fighters
Pruunsild resigning from Bigbank supervisory board
Latvian army commander: Wagner is an information war product, and many took their “glorification bait”
UK RAF personnel set to depart Estonia after playing key role in NATO mission
Lithuania Debates the Legalisation of Same-Sex Partnerships
Experts believe Tallinn’s pedestrian crosswalks favor cars
Experts link Latvia’s GDP fall to exports reduction
Estonia: Archbishop, heritage society call for new stained glass museum
Women’s hygiene goods free in Scotland. Will Latvia follow this example?
Estonia: Consumption will pick up in second half of 2023
NATO’s Vilnius Summit and Baltic Security
Estonia: Child protection services to undergo €40 million reform
Papua New Guinea and Estonia to work together on Digital Government Initiative
Saab Offers Four Expeditionary Submarines To The Netherlands
Forest for Cornwall reaches milestone of a tree for every resident
The Role of Energy Storage in Andorra’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy
Most fires in Greece were started ‘by human hand’, government says
France and Spain give euro zone economy a boost before outlook darkens
Italy eyes €19bn in EU post-COVID funds for energy investments
Bulgaria launches 92 mln euro circular economy grant
The Czech Republic is suing Russia for unpaid rent on communist-era buildings
Crimean Tatar human rights defenders Lutfiye Zudiyeva and Kulamet Ibraimov detained while attempting to cover a court hearing and charged
Pride and Prejudice: Looking Back at 2023 Tbilisi Pride Week
Canada approves historic C$23bn child welfare settlement
Biden to Host Leaders of Japan, South Korea at Camp David in August
Japan sends yen soaring and stocks tumbling with hint it could join rate-hiking party
Japan raises alarm over China’s military, Russia ties and Taiwan tensions in new defense paper
US Sending Taiwan $345 Million in Security Assistance
Ukraine struggles to rebuild a navy destroyed by Russia
Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland — nation-builder and Nazi partner
How the ghost of the 1990s property crash returned to haunt Sweden
They Tried to Rally South America Behind Ukraine. They Nearly Got Killed.
Germany’s pivotal chemicals industry gripped by crisis
German economy stagnates in second quarter
Russia, Ukraine, and Poland: The End of a Tragic Triangle
Sweden’s GDP Shrinks More Than Expected, Fueling Recession Risks
Stagnant German growth clouds eurozone economy
‘Lake Nato’: What’s next for Russia’s Kaliningrad?
Norway, Finland battle rapid spread of bird flu
IOC Declines to Give Russia and Belarus Formal Invites to 2024 Olympic Games in Paris
Russian, Belarusian Players Denied Entry To Prague Women’s Tennis Event
Third racism scandal hits Finland’s government in space of a month
Belarus: Journalist Pavel Mazheyka sentenced to 6 years in prison
Ukraine moves Christmas date to 25 December in snub to Russia
Russia urged to renew Ukraine grain deal at Africa summit
Mexican peso hits 7-1/2 year high vs dollar, further gains eyed
Denmark pays DKK 791 million in Brexit compensation
Turkiye in close coordination with Hungary over Sweden’s NATO application, says FM
Captivating a nation: the Tour de Pologne’s path to becoming Poland’s biggest annual sporting event
Why I ditched Germany for Denmark’s tech scene
Finland is preparing for reconstruction of Ukraine
IOC invites Ukraine’s Kharlan to Olympics after disqualification

1961 July 29: Territory Day, Wallis and Futuna
We must prepare for Russia’s long-term aggressive policy – diplomat
Fitch keeps Latvia’s credit rating at ‘A-‘ with positive outlook
‘Like day and night’: long-time Ukrainian residents feel less welcome in Lithuania than refugees
Fitch downgrades Estonia rating to ‘A+’, with stable outlook
Finnish court trying human trafficking case involving Estonian, Latvian victims
Estonia’s youth athletes take seven medals in Slovenia
Baltics need more self-reflection, not self-righteousness – opinion
Bigbank reports 21 percent rise in profit for first half of 2023
Baltic defence in the shadow of the war
Ekspress Grupp profits down 71 percent in first half of 2023
Narva district heating prices up 84 percent from September
Latvia: Revolution Through Song
Tripod Link is shaping the future of HR consulting in Baltics: “We empower similarities rather than seeking out differences”
‘Don’t Visit Faroe’: Campaign launched to boycott island over controversial whale and dolphin hunt
Protecting migrants’ rights in an independent Scotland
Vatican City’s Green Energy Initiatives: A Model for Small States
Spanish Election Stalemate: Regional assemblies hold the key
Germany education minister warns of spying ‘risk’ with some Chinese students
The Basque PSE Rescues The Federalist Proposal For Catalonia And The Basque Country
WTA hits back at Czech Republic for banning Russian tennis players
US to help Australia develop guided missiles by 2025

July 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day
1843 July 31: Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day
1991 July 31: Medininkai Massacre
1291 August 1: Swiss National Day
1960 August 1: Benin Independence Day
1944 August 2: European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma
1969 August 2: Act of Free Choice/Act of No Choice, West Papua
1960 August 3: Niger Independence Day
2014 August 3: Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL
1965 August 4: Constitution Day, Cook Islands
1960 August 5: Burkina Faso Independence Day
1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day
1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day