Latvian Government Down; China’s Defense Minister on Visit to Russia and Belarus

1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day
“We do this not only in Ukraine’s interests but also in our own,” Estonia Amb to Ukraine
Why it is not just Putin’s war: the collective responsibility of Russians

August 14: Navajo Code Talkers Day
1592 August 14: Falklands Day
1947 August 14: Pakistan Independence Day, Youm-e-Azadi
1980 August 14: Founding of Polish non-governmental trade union Solidarność
Lithuania providing Kyiv and Chisinau with security materiel
Rural farm life and city living: Paul Aron on growing up in Estonia
110th Lithuanian Days continues to draw attendees to grove
Thriving, Not Surviving: Digital Transformation Lessons From Estonia
LTV looks at past, present and future of Latvian eastern border
Petition against car tax signed by over 50,000 people in Estonia
Half of planned major roadworks in Latvia completed so far in 2023
‘Co-created in Lithuania’. Will new branding give breakthrough to Lithuanian exports?
Potato prices in Latvia still high; moderate harvest expected
Lithuania’s deputy foreign minister resigns over drink-driving
Central bank: Estonia’s external economic activity fell in June
Lithuania’s record road transport completed
Jaunpils castle severely damaged in last week’s storm
Russian lieutenant applies for asylum in Lithuania
University of Tartu sacks dean Raul Eamets
Bark beetle continues to ravage Latvian forests
Bigbank seven-month net profit up 23 percent to €20.7 million
Lithuania intends to extend classified info exchange pacts with Israel
Estonia: Select committee invites head of prime minister’s office to give evidence
Bank of Latvia supports Finance Ministry’s proposal on advance corporate tax payment for banks
Estonia’s largest reservist exercise starts at end of August
Latvia: Many complain about employees lacking Latvian language
Oru Hub Hotel Handwritten Collection Opens in Tallinn in Estonia
Latvia: Births and deaths both down in first half of 2023
Fake marketplace ads, fraud schemes new trend in cyber incidents in Estonia in July
Latvia’s youth have high income ambitions, survey shows
Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi wins Grand Prix of Lithuania
Latvian Prime Minister Kariņš announces resignation
Lithuanian business proposes to use river transport to deliver grain from Ukraine to Klaipeda
Anger and frustration as Lithuania moves to close Belarus border checkpoint
Latvia’s prime minister announces resignation
Latvian prime minister resigns
Lithuania: Family Movement preparing for 2024 elections, holds talks with Young Lithuania
The Government in Latvia has Resigned
19 million liters of ice cream made last year in Latvia
NovaPost to appear in Latvia, Estonia in autumn
UK RAF completed NATO air policing mission in Baltic, intercepted 50 Russian aircraft
China’s defence minister visits Russia and Belarus in show of support
Finnish border ‘pretty empty’ of Russian troops, says Helsinki
Russia to equip new nuclear submarines with hypersonic missiles
Minsk Shuts Down Opposition Belarusian Popular Front Party
Poland detains Russians spreading Wagner Group propaganda
Romania deploys ship, chopper to find stray Black Sea mines
Belarus Auctions Off Former Would-Be Presidential Candidate Viktar Babaryka’s Belongings
Danish air force intercepts Russian bombers headed to Dutch NATO airspace
Britain says it intercepted two Russian bomber aircraft north of Scotland
China’s Easpring to build battery CAM plant in Finland
Norway railway bridge collapses into river after torrential rains
Contagion fears spread as China property sector cash crunch intensifies
Britain warns of possible terrorist attacks in Sweden after Quran burnings
Sweden calls for vigilance abroad after threats over Quran desecrations
Mount Etna eruption closes Sicily’s troubled Catania airport
Norway: Sexual Harassment of Female Soccer Players – What it Is and What Can Be Done to Prevent it
Russia sets Odesa ablaze in overnight air strikes on Ukraine

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
Are the Baltic States back on the road to economic recovery?
From allies to uncertainty: Lithuania’s Belarusian exile dilemma
New Narva coalition to retain Katri Raik as mayor
Liepāja wastewater accident leaves dent in tourist activity
The startup fair in Vilnius, Lithuania will teach us to adapt
Latvian investigative media travel to eastern border city Daugavpils
Stoicescu: Putin aims to prolong Ukraine war to US presidential election
DPD Lithuania launches fresh food service
Estonia: PPA to construct six new listening posts on eastern border
Solar energy users also get high power bills in Latvia
Estonian navy officer: Mines to remain Black Sea hazard for decades to come
Latvian Railways could help transport Ukraine’s grain
Estonia prepares 10,000 personnel for largest reserve exercise in its history
Latvia: Bored, bored, bored
Parties jostle for position in wake of Kariņš’ resignation announcement
Latvia: Four more officials punished in army rations case
Survey: Men in Estonia prefer to remain silent on mental health issues
Estonia: Fiscal deficit 0.9 percent of GDP by end of June
Calls to join Wagner Group exposed in Latvia
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Tiit Salumäe to retire at year-end
Catholic pilgrims celebrate in Aglona, Latvia
Estonia: Gas sellers: We’re seeing rise in natural gas price looming
Latvia could begin Ukrainian grain exports in autumn -Latvian Railways
Estonia: Fund and experts: Unemployment spike still to come
Latvia’s new trains are very late
Bogs, bones and bodies: Violent past of northern European mires
Ukraine and Lithuania honor fallen Polish soldiers on Polish Army Day
Estonia: Nursing homes raising prices after care reform
Latvia: Border guard sends extra forces to Belarus border
Estonia: Potato growers expecting better than average harvest
Latvia increases Belarus border protection after 96 illegal crossing attempts
Estonia-Latvia regional bus connection project gets EU funding
Russian Attacks Hit Lviv, Lutsk in Western Ukraine
Kyoto Group begins tests at 4MW/18MWh power-to-heat energy storage project in Denmark
‘More than annoying’: German minister cancels Pacific trip after plane mishap
Three suspected Russian spies arrested in Britain
Norway to provide Ukraine with anti-drone systems
China fast encroaching on Germany’s share of EU markets – study
Finland’s Basware makes offer to acquire Irish fintech Glantus for £17.8m
Missile hits Swedish SKF factory in Ukraine, killing three
Al-Qaida calls for ‘revenge’ attacks on Sweden and Denmark
Finland’s Elenia progresses next-gen smart meter rollout
Sweden prepares $314 mln military support package for Ukraine
Ukraine’s frontline farmers face Russian rockets and rock-bottom prices
Finnish startup receives Business Finland R&D grant for redefining textile manufacturing with chemical-free approach
Denmark is crawling with ‘world’s toughest animal’: researchers
Ukraine ploughs funding into fortifying border with Russia, Belarus
Georgia charges Trump with racketeering in election subversion case

Kariņš: I won’t be disappearing
Poor grain harvest in Latvia unlikely to affect bread supply
Latvia’s Porziņģis out of basketball World Cup contention
Estonia men’s basketball team beat Israel in olympic qualifier competition
Over 100 people claim asylum in Lithuania in 2023
Latvia increases defences against ‘hybrid threat’ from Belarus
Lithuania undertakes broadband study
Latvia: Border offender numbers grow, says Interior Minister
Estonia: No legal requirement yet for taxi drivers to have Estonian-language skills
Latvia moves to boost security on border with Belarus amid ‘rising hybrid war threat’
Estonia: Petition opposing car tax hits record-breaking 50,000 signatures
Initiative calls for freezing Euribor rates on past loans in Latvia
Lithuania closes 2 checkpoints with Belarus over Wagner Group border concerns
Estonia: Doctor hotlines sold to Confido due to staff, funding shortages
No grounds to change Belarusian diaspora policy, says Lithuanian official
Estonia: Drugs wholesaler Magnum Medical turnover €222 million
Ex-president Levits appointed Latvia’s representative in international law matters
Lithuania temporarily closes two checkpoints on border with Belarus as tensions rise
Latvia sends soldiers to boost security on border with Belarus
Lithuania to close two Belarus border checkpoints on Friday
Estonia and Czech Republic sign agreement to promote defense cooperation
Latvia: Evika Siliņa is New Unity’s party pick for PM
Lithuania to prep standard school design for Ukraine’s reconstruction
Estonia considers barring Russian citizens from voting in local elections, cites clashing allegiances
Latvia: New Unity and faction support Silina’s candidacy as Prime Minister
Estonia’s ministries hosting summer retreats on weekdays
Latvia: Tourist numbers picked up strongly in June
Baltics, Poland consider closing Belarus border
Lithuania closes two Belarus border crossings
TV series about MS Estonia ferry disaster chosen for Toronto Film Festival
Ukrainian short film marathon to take place in Rīga
Tallink CEO quits Reform Party
Polish and Latvian Presidents meet in Warsaw
Estonia: Major revamp of historic Patarei Sea Fortress is gaining momentum
Referees turn up drunk at Latvia’s football league game
Latvia Minister Silina Poised to Succeed Karins as Prime Minister
Lithuania Boosts Readiness at Belarus Border
Heatwave in Lithuania slows delivery of Orlen reactor in Lithuania
Lithuania closes two Belarus border crossings
Weak Russian ruble encouraging cross-border trade in Estonia’s border town
Estonia: RIA records ‘above average’ number of cyberattacks in July
Poland holds its largest military parade in decades
Cargo ship exits Ukraine port despite threat from Russian navy
Sweden: Thirteenth support package to Ukraine focusing on ammunition and spare parts
Denmark calls on China to ‘speak up’ to Russia over Ukraine
Nobina to develop city transport in Oulu, Finland from June 2024
Russian citizen sentenced to jail for attempted $3.5 bln fraud in Denmark
Wagner Mercenary Group Registered In Belarus As Educational Organization
Norway wealth fund makes $143 bln profit as AI surge lifts tech
Finland to Build EU’s Largest Stockpile for Chemical and Nuclear Emergencies
German cabinet approves plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use
US secretary of state says Poland’s 1943 Bialystok ghetto uprising was an act of bravery and dignity
Sarkozy says Europe ‘needs’ Russia, slams Europe’s Ukraine policy
Poland’s GDP falls 1.3% y/y in Q2, flash estimate shows

1945 August 17: Indonesian Declaration of Independence
1960 August 17: Gabon Independence Day
Estonia’s 2023 state budget deficit likely to be smaller than forecast
Latvia publishes list of businesses exporting to Russia and Belarus
Estonia: New law banning mother-tongue education for minorities may violate human rights, warn UN experts
Latvia: attitude changes toward school transition to Latvian only
‘Instinctive knowledge’ or prejudice: Do Lithuanians have better understanding of Russia than Westerners?
Polish, Latvian leaders discuss security, defense issues
No attempts to recruit Lithuanians to join Wagner – VSD
Twelve teachers in Liepāja leave jobs over Latvian language requirement
Kaja Kallas on Estonia’s support for Ukraine, resisting Russia and reinforcing global democracy
Latvia: PM candidate Siliņa: coalition talks must be brief
Lithuania and Latvia also boost Belarus-border security
Estonia to ask Latvia about Salacgriva Bridge
Belarusian IT firms mull leaving Lithuania amid growing hostility
Latvian Voices ‘a capella’ festival on song in Valmiera
Kristi Hunt to head up digital state development at Estonia’s Ministry of Economics
Latvia’s greenhouse gas emissions rose in first quarter
Estonian parlt speaker: Finland’s NATO accession opens defense cooperation opportunities
Latvia racks up another win in latest basketball World Cup warm-up
Estonia: Fermi Energia targets Aidu-Liiva as possible nuclear power plant site
Vilnius University fires Russian professor who denied Soviet occupation of Baltics
Rīga City Council forms new coalition
Following sewage spill, Latvian officials blame Lithuanian media for tourism drop
Baltic states issue joint statement on G7 support for Ukraine
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania join G7 declaration of support for Ukraine
Latvia can not only be equal to, but also surpass the other Baltic states – Silina
Famed Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi embarks on Germany, Austria tour
Lithuania closes two border crossings with Belarus amid growing tensions
Estonia: Vanemuine Theater in Tartu kicks off 154th season
The Latvian Ambassador to Egypt Andris Razāns receives credentials
Estonian MFA recommends avoiding crowds in Sweden
Baltic PMs join G7 declaration of support for Ukraine
Rail Baltica is “beyond excited” about the future
Speaker of Finnish Parliament makes official visit to Estonia on Thursday
Lithuania shuts down two border checkpoints, angers some cross-border shoppers
Estonia: Sudden, major spike in hay prices hits livestock farmers hard
GYC Europe In Latvia – More Than A Coincidence
Huge rise in Russian citizens seeking protection in Estonia last year
Kariņš officially hands in government’s resignation
Record high weather temperature set in Lithuania for 2nd day in a row
Tallinn charity concert to raise funds for bomb shelters in eastern Ukraine
Latvia: Five police officers penalized over Jēkabpils murder case
Lithuanian military to hold Belarus border drills
Latvia-Belarus illegal border crossings intensify
Narva wants four streets to retain names of Red Army soldiers
Team profile: Lithuania with “less talent, but more discipline and desire”
Estonia: Elektrilevi to invest millions in island power lines
Baltic gas demand up in July for first time since war
Eesti Gaas to Triple LNG Supply to Baltics, Finland
Lithuanian cos implementing projects with Taiwanese technology, support – minister
Baltic home loan interest rates highest in EU
Office that manages Holocaust memorial sites in Germany has windows shattered
BRICS nations to meet in South Africa seeking to blunt Western dominance
Washington is forcing a losing strategy upon Ukraine
Heavy rain causes flight cancellations, floods in Germany
Tyson Foods plans to sell China poultry business
Israel to sell Arrow 3 defense to Germany
EU funding for Russia and Belarus reallocated towards Ukraine and Moldova
Ukraine claims gains on southeastern front, fighting rages in east
FIFA Women’s World Cup Final 2023: Spain vs England head-to-head
Norway’s central bank raises rate to 4%, eyes September hike
Tenerife fires: Thousands evacuated on Spanish island
NATO must respond to Russia’s provocations in Belarus
Is NATO’s Eastern Border on the Verge of Conflict?
US slams North Korea for using repression to build nuclear weapons
Sweden Raises Terror Threat Level Following Quran Burnings
Number of foreigners working in Poland up 27% y/y in 2022, data show
Moscow court arrests American national for ‘espionage’ -Russian news agencies
China, Belarus seek closer military ties
Poland brings first charges over sale of Ukrainian industrial grain for human consumption
Canada wildfire: all 20,000 Yellowknife residents evacuating
Belarus’ GDP 2.9% up in January-July
Belarus declares 19th Century nationalist poems ‘extremist’

Lithuania allocates EUR 800,000 for two projects to support Ukraine
Joint Estonian-Finnish exercise rehearses maritime hijack scenario
Vilnis Ķirsis becomes Mayor of Rīga
Estonia looking to boost construction waste recycling
Riga’s Peitav-Shul Bears Witness To Latvia’s Jewish Heritage
Estonia’s Operail freight volumes down 83 percent in first half of 2023
Latvian power distribution network cancels some service fees
Climate minister makes changes to Tallinn Airport’s supervisory board
Insurers say few Latvians value property adequately
Tallinn to celebrate Estonia’s Independence Restoration Day with free concert
New refugee center opens doors in Liepna, Latvia
The Estonian cultural festival showcasing free speech theatre
Virši grows EV charging network in Latvia
Estonia climate minister: Current car tax model does not meet environmental aims
Lithuania Closes Two Border Crossings With Belarus
Estonian movie ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ put forward for next year’s Oscars
Baltic states reaffirm steadfast support for Ukraine
Belarusian Nobel prize nominee denied asylum in Lithuania
Latvia: Law changes foresee tougher sentences for migrant smuggling
Lithuania to step up protection of oil refinery, key electricity infrastructure
Estonians’ favourite season is – surprisingly – not the summer
What is the Suwalki Gap and why does it matter for Russia and NATO?
Two suspected of theft from parcel machines in Rīga, Latvia
Belarusian citizens residing in Lithuania call not to equate them to Russians
Enefit Volt upgrades electric car charging points in 13 Estonian counties
Informal meeting of Baltic prime ministers at Arvo Pärt Center
Suspected taxi-driving Russian spy detained by Latvian security service
Bolt taxi app in Lithuania separates drivers by language proficiency
Nova Post to open branches in Latvia and Estonia
Belarus exiles decry growing hostility in Lithuania
Fire kills two children in Purvciems, Rīga
Workshops in Tallinn show how to prepare seaweed and use it in construction
Estonian politicians not in favor of legalizing cannabis
No future victories for Russia in Ukraine without further mobilization — Estonian intelligence
Chains of the Past, Ways of the Future: Art, Education, and Resilience in the Baltics Today
Thoughts on NATO from the Estonian-Russian Border
Russia recruited operatives online to target weapons crossing Poland
First ship safely exits Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor despite Russian blockade
Pole falls short in attempt to become first to swim from Sweden to Poland
Norway awards trio offshore CO2 storage licences
Evergrande files for US bankruptcy protection as China economic fears mount
Poland’s ruling party ‘instrumentalizes’ migrants for electoral gain
Greenpeace slams Poland’s new river protection law
Poland signs agreement to fly astronaut on Axiom Space ISS mission
Troop Deaths and Injuries in Ukraine War Near 500,000, U.S. Officials Say
Lucy Letby: British nurse found guilty of murdering seven newborn babies
Polish parliament condemns German “interference” in elections
New ‘very different’ COVID-19 variant detected in Israel, Denmark and US
Belarus says it reliably protects Russia from NATO attack
Europe’s fastest supercomputer trains large language models in Finland
UN peacekeepers hurt in Cyprus buffer zone clash with Turkish forces
Finland allows Russian civilian planes in its airspace due to stormy weather
Netherlands, Denmark confirm US has approved sending Ukraine F-16 jets
Britain warns of possible attacks in Denmark
Belarus takes in over 38,000 Ukrainian citizens since 1 January 2023

1919 August 19: Afghan Independence Day
1991 August 19: 1991 Soviet coup d’état attempt, August Putsch
Discover the 9 Countries That Start With L
Estonia: Akkermann wants to channel car tax revenues into roads
Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas’s double-double too much for Puerto Rico
Latvia: The best moments of Madona Roller Ski World Cup day 1
Estonia: Ida-Viru County leaders test-fly to south Finland
Lithuania: Mead on road to recovery
Carmel welcomes police officers from Latvian sister city Jelgava
Estonia’s Kristin Tattar became European champion before her home crowd
Lithuania: Maintaining the family tradition, Alekna closes in on big catch
Latvia Bolsters Border Defense Amid ‘Hybrid Threat’
Estonia: Ministry of Climate wants to ban heating private houses with coal
Lithuania receives 200 JLTV armored vehicles
The essential guide to visiting Estonia
Norway’s far-right mass killer Breivik sues state over prison isolation
Belarus hands over firefighting equipment to Zimbabwe
Germany Hunts for Cyber Criminals Amid Billion-Euro Scams
National Memorial to the Winter War, Helsinki, Finland
Once Europe’s dependable powerhouse, Germany faces economic stagnation
Russian Lawmaker Issues Dire Warning to Poland: ‘Everything Will End Badly’
World’s 2 Most Stressful Train Stations Are in Belarus & Czechia
Germany must pull away from China before it’s too late, warns Berlin’s top economic adviser
Sweden beat Australia to claim third place at the Women’s World Cup
Poland to equip FA-50 attack aircraft with advanced targeting pods
The New “Wars” Against the West in Africa
Finland eats too much saturated fat, nutritionists says
Russia’s Lavrov says West needs continual reminder of risks of nuclear war
Chernihiv: Russian missile strike kills seven and injures 110, Ukraine says

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia
August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
1939 August 23: Nazi–Soviet Treaty of Non-Aggression, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
1979 August 23: Baltic Appeal to the UN
1989 August 23: Baltic Way
1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day
1825 August 25: Uruguay Independence Day
1967 August 25: Guarani Language Day, Paraguay
2006 August 26: Murder of Akbar Bugti, the father of the Baloch nation
1991 August 27: Moldova Independence Day