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June 30
1960 June 30: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day
June 30: International Day of Parliamentarism
[Estonia] Michal: National defense tax could be broad-based and temporary
Plans to give police more powers and ease policing restrictions in Estonia
Estonia: Hospital escapes €200,000 fine due to statute of limitations
Tidying gardens and sleeping on straw – the first Song Celebration in Lithuania
Finland first country to vaccinate people against bird flu
[Estonia] Margus Tsahkna: Security agreement sets the stage for a Ukrainian victory
Animals are not for entertainment – interview with Lithuanian Zoo director
Estonia: Returning nurses eligible for starting grant in three counties

July 1
1867 July 1: Canada Day
1960 July 1: Somalia Independence Day
1962 July 1: Independence Day of Burundi
1962 July 1: Rwanda Independence Day
1971 July 1: The proclamation of West Papua
1997 July 1: Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong
1998 July 1: Biak Massacre, West Papua
Bundeswehr general fears attack on NATO territory
Smoking rates rise in Latvia, say public health experts
Lithuanian Military Launches FPV Drone Training Course
Partnership law enters into force in Latvia
Iconic Lithuania Tie Dye® Skullman® Basketball Uniforms are in the News Again Ahead of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics
Electronic line system on Latvian border still waiting its turn
Tallinn hopes to remove Soviet symbols from buildings inside this year
First same-sex couple registers partnership in Latvia
Who is Estonia’s next prime minister Kristen Michal and what happens next?
30-degree heat is the new normal in Lithuania – experts
Latvia has six months to solve nightlife noise problem
[Estonia] Public poll: Pevkur more popular than Michal
Lithuania: EU hikes import duties on Russian, Belarusian grain
[Latvia] Happy birthday to us: 10 years of LSM’s English-language service
Olena Zelenska: The Ukrainian center in Lithuania brings back to our people the opportunities taken away by the Russian attack
New Latvian collector coin celebrates writer Vilis Plūdons
[Estonia] Heldur Meerits: What to consider when untangling the state budget mess?
Song Day in Kaunas kicks off Lithuania’s centenary Song Celebration
Estonia: Enefit Green upsizes Swedbank loan to EUR 100m
Latvia: No cigs or tents on Jūrmala’s beaches
Estonia: New beach area for people with disabilities and special needs opens in Pärnu
Lithuania: Propair Flight releases Kaunas Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Allied aircraft practice in Estonian airspace
Lithuania’s 15min Group signs deal to buy M-1 radio stations
Fuel expected to get greener and costlier in Latvia
Estonian experts see tried and tested technologies as key to green transition
Rīga Airport to reconstruct one of its aprons
Nausėda greets Lithuanian Song Festival participants
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Latvia 2024: Dates, times and how to watch last chance games
Lithuania: First lady attended Ukrainian Centre’s birthday celebration
Rick Steves: Estonia’s Tallinn holding tight to its Old World charm
EBRD appoints new Director for Poland and Baltic States
Estonia: Removal of Red Army grave markings begins in Tehumardi, Saaremaa
Baltic security experts showcase the regional importance of EU and NATO
[Estonia] Raul Rebane: Sexual violence as a weapon – we have to talk about it
Asylum seekers seek compensation from Lithuania for illegal detention
Latvian couple become first to register same-sex partnership under new law
Lithuanians choose vacations in their country based on the sun
Estonia: Metaprint makes €5 million profit despite Russia loss
No matter if Trump wins or loses, NATO must learn to defend Europe without the Americans
Estonia says it could hold out against a Russian attack ‘for a couple of weeks’ before NATO arrives
Mall in Rīga flooded during rainfall
Lithuanian police search for man who assaulted wild swan
Estonia: Saue Municipality initiates new city center detailed plan
New campaign to tackle phone fraud against senior citizens in Latvia
Lithuanian government considers waiving usual procedures for Rheinmetall factory
Petro Beshta, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Lithuania
Significant rise in number of American visitors to Latvia
Lithuania sets new heat record
Tallinn launches planning procedure for 33-hectare Bekker Port site
Latvia registers first civil partnership by gay couple
Baltic defensive bunker line not meant to stop Russian attack, but ‘shape’ it: General
New Lithuanian ambassador to Bangladesh calls on Foreign Secretary
German foreign minister accuses Russia of carrying out ‘hybrid attacks’ on Baltic states

July 2
Lithuanian startup’s offer – up to 20 ct/l cheaper fuel and a unique car sharing platform
Estonia: Long lines at the Narva border crossing liven up smuggling
Latvia: €39 million debt to Rail Baltica’s builders will not be paid yet
Lithuania: pilot projects with solar noise barriers
Latvia: Lavender fields forever
Algeria replaces Russia as Baltics’ main metal supplier
Estonia: Tax hikes, extent of austerity and munitions decisions expected in a month
Acute shortage of housing in Vidzeme, Latvia
The people behind the wheel: Kaido Zimmermann’s story, Estonian Railways
[Latvia] Inčupe train station: public transport far from public
Turkish YÖRÜK 4X4 Armored Vehicles in Estonia’s Sights.
Majority of motorists in Latvia systematically exceed speed limits
[Estonia] Expert: Kallas and Rutte can push EU and NATO to do more for Ukraine
Lithuania: Hotels in Vilnius, Kaunas nearly full during centenary Song Celebration
Estonia’s Mark Lajal exits Wimbledon with head held high
Effective cooperation for economic development is a priority in Latvia’s foreign policy and security
Estonia: Bolt turnover and loss grow on year
Latvia: Applications open for NATO DIANA grant program
Estonian milk producers and dairy herds on top in Europe
Latvia: Vape producer unhappy with vape production restrictions
Netherlands to deploy Patriot air defence system in Lithuania
500 Years of Latvian books: ‘Missale Rigense’ and music in medieval Rīga
Estonia: Government plans to abolish entrepreneur account’s higher income tax rate
Latvia’s Kalve coffee company plans IPO this year
2024 RS Feva European champions were revealed in Lithuania
Latvia Considering Additional Stinger MANPADS for Ukraine
Dutch air defence system Patriot will be deployed in Lithuania for training
[Estonia] SDE chairman: Allocation of ministries should be reviewed
At least five people drowned in Lithuania over past weekend
Latvian pupils did best in English exams, worst in math
Lithuanian Airports network marks 10th anniversary
What Estonian drone companies are learning from Ukraine
Lithuania: Priorities of cooperation with Italy remain unchanged – defmin
Museum TV becomes first free-to-air UHD channel in Estonia
Unemployment in Latvia exceeds the average in EU and Eurozone in May
Doctoral thesis: Naivety regarding Päts coup stems from exile Estonia
Latvian State Border Guard to grant Ukraine 87 different vehicles
Estonia: Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas not after ministerial posting
Latvia generated 44% more renewable energy in 2023
Estonia’s consumer price index rises 2.8 percent in June
Lithuanian MP rejects IMF’s proposal to tax pensions
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry planning business association to boost relations with Baltic states
Latvia: Conflict over sick leave payment between policy-makers and employees
Rally Estonia is the halfway point for Aoife Raftery in the 2024 FIA European Rally Championship
Latvian central bank publishes second climate and sustainability report
Lithuania plans to buy tracked combat vehicles
[Estonia] Deputy mayor: Electrifying Harju County public transport requires €2 billion
airBaltic announces new winter routes from Riga including Innsbruck, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh
Estonia: Saatse Museum releases book of stories to mark 50th anniversary
Lithuania to join the few to ever build a hydrogen fuel ship
Estonia: Government was aware of €1.6 billion munitions shortage last June
Change of high officials in Latvian Armed Forces
Estonia: Foreign minister pays back influencer’s India trip expenses
Vilnius authorities unveil city defence plan
Estonia: President meets top graduates at annual Rose Garden ceremony
The Baltic-Finnish gas market can and must be decarbonised
French Foreign Legion: 2e REP: 2nd Company in Estonia in 2024
FIBA Olympic Qualifiers Live Day 1: Bahamas faces Finland
NATO bids to stop splits by delaying 2.5 percent GDP spending plan until 2025: Estonian official
Lithuania: Baltic grid synchronisation will slightly raise electricity prices – minister
Saudi FM arrives in Estonia
Rail Baltica is in such a deep pit, it could fundamentally influence existing state budget, says Kulbergs
Former UP and Conrail locomotives in Estonia go to scrap
Lithuania protests to Moscow after Russian civil aircraft entered its airspace
As Estonia donates to Ukraine, Norway and Netherlands enhance air defences
[Swimming] 2024 European Junior Championships: Day 1 finals live recap
Dansk Industri: Defence Delegation to the Baltics
Finland Picks Sierra Nevada’s RAPCON-X as New Border Surveillance Jet
Poland, Germany to cooperate in defence, Tusk says
NATO on red alert as frontline ally prepares for Russian invasion

July 3
Lithuania issues protest, summons representatives after Russian aircraft enters airspace
Latvia’s Baiba Braže and Moldova cybersecurity officials visit ENISA headquarters in Athens
Lithuania’s Klaipeda Port orders hybrid pilot boats from Estonian builder
Virši expands service station network in Latvia
Basketball: Lithuania survive feisty Mexico in opener
NATO brigade in Latvia: 5 000 troops from many countries to be stationed
Lithuania protests to Russia over airspace violations
Latvia: Rail Baltica’s construction bill will rise further this year
Estonia — Access to Healthcare Services for Refugees from Ukraine (January – March 2024)
Number of serious accidents involving trucks on Latvia’s roads rise
Alona Lebedieva: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Political Stability in Eastern Europe
Latvia: Doctors repeatedly raise alarm over teenage drug overdoses
Prince Faisal: Saudi Arabia to enhance political and economic cooperation with Estonia
Latvia: Historical tram depot to be reconstructed in Rīga
Why underage marriages still occur in Lithuania?
Finnish defense chief: Finland is dedicated to NATO’s Northern, Baltic needs
Lithuania Advances with Acquisition of Tracked Combat Vehicles
Latvia’s Kalve Coffee seeks $1.1m IPO to fuel international expansion
Vestas acquires EPC turnkey project in Lithuania
State Audit: Latvia has work to do to ensure enough teachers
Ensemble Evening continues the centennial Lithuanian Song Celebration
Estonia: State, Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate still at odds over subordination change
Latvian linguists nay de-capitalizing ‘russia’
The Washington Summit Series
Latvian terminology portal asks for input
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments full schedule: all results, scores and standings – complete list
Lithuanian MEP Uspaskich takes charge of ailing Labour Party
Greece Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with President of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs
Lithuania Reports Airspace Violation by Russian Aircraft
New munitions factory planned for Iecava, southern Latvia
Estonia: Reform Party expels former Riigikogu MP Aivar Viidik
Ceremony marks further strengthening of NATO’s defensive presence in Latvia
Polish defense minister visits Lithuania to discuss border security and support for Ukraine
Latvia: Forests near Cēsis hit hardest in Monday’s storm
Baltic States and Israel underline the need for closer coordination in addressing regional security challenges
Latvia starts Olympic basketball qualifying in fine style with win over Georgia
Estonia: Excavation reveals Tehumardi Soviet-era war graves are no ‘mass grave’
Europeans skeptical that Ukraine can win the war
Lithuania envoy to India Diana Mickevičienė visits Eskimi’s Dhaka office, Bangladesh
Estonia: Administrative language rules to become clearer
Latvia: Warning about fake ‘Smart-ID’ phishing fraud
Latvia: Indian ‘Tech Mahindra’ opens center in Rīga
Estonia: Riigikogu committee vice-chair wary of proposed surveillance law amendments
Forestry costs growing strongly in Latvia
Estonia: Finance ministry confirms plan to offer bonds to small investors
Lithuania plans auction for 1,432-1,518 MHz band
Current UK ambassador writes Latvian travel guide
Latvia to triple number of average speed cams on roads
Lithuania’s Vinted fined €2.4m for consumer data breaches
Secretive meeting throws spotlight on tensions in Lithuania’s ruling coalition
[Estonia] Ministry: 66% of 2023 company reports filed by deadline
Poland, Lithuania to advocate border protection in EU, NATO
Russian MFA: Baltic countries are pursuing a destructive line in the South Caucasus
Vote Now: Who is the best player in OQT 2024 Latvia?
[Estonia] Prime minister candidate: Weekly festival of proposing new taxes needs to end
Estonia: Justice ministry plans to continue collecting communications data
Lithuanian government backs withdrawal from convention on cluster munitions
Estonia: Tallink passenger numbers down nearly 6 percent on year to June
Bank reps meet with Lithuanian PM, voice dissatisfaction with extended windfall tax
Estonia wants to set gender balance requirements for listed companies
Senior UN official coming on working visit to Latvia
Law change allows private security on Estonian-flagged ships sailing in risk zones
Floating LNG terminal “Neptune” arrives in Mukran
Estonia: Ministry drafting new law to allow foreign volunteers to join Defense League
Moscow Slams NATO for Inviting Armenia and Azerbaijan to Summit
Estonia: Liberal Citizen Foundation expands beyond Estonia’s borders, aims to boost revenues further
Estonia: Foundation for Protection of Family and Tradition reports 2023 profits of €90,000
[Estonia] Climatologist: Likelihood of heatwaves has doubled in Estonia
Estonia: Defense tax likely to come from multiple sources

July 4
1776 July 4: United States Independence Day
July 4 Permutations: Who will qualify for the Semi-Finals in Latvia?
Tänak’s not the only rockstar in Estonia this week
Basketball: Kai Sotto explains Gilas win vs Latvia, sends message to Philippines
Basketball: Lithuania advance to Semi-Finals after sweeping Group A
Ukraine, Russian armed group claim arson attack on Moscow warship in Baltic
‘Latvijas finieris’ new plant starts working in Kuldīga
Lithuanian castles and estates invite you to visit their historical parks and gardens (calendar of events)
Latvia: High risk of cyanobacteria pollution in water
United States Approves ATACMS Missile Sale to Baltic Countries Poland and Morocco.
Latvian basketball team loses to Philippines
Brit joins Lithuanian Song Celebration: ‘Your language is very beautiful’
Saudi Arabia, Estonia to Expand Bilateral Relations
Chicken waste turns into biomethane in Iecava, Latvia
Estonian professor emeritus justifies speaking at Russian forum
Lithuania to Implement Stricter Rules on Selection of Foreign Countries for Submission of Residence Permits
Estonia: Hotels and restaurants grapple with another year of falling tourist numbers
Sarens lifts Lithuania’s locomotives to European standards
Hensoldt supplies air defence radars to Latvia and Slovenia
Poland and Lithuania consider joint purchase of Polish air defence systems
Estonia: Jaak Madison joins European Conservatives and Reformists
Lithuania intends to withdraw from cluster munitions convention
Belarus intentionally increases migrant flow towards Latvia, border authorities report
Lithuanian psychologist convicted for sexually abusing asylum seekers
Latvian Border Guard: illegal crossing attempt numbers rise
Estonia: Ministry of Justice plans to expedite criminal proceedings
U.S. Congressmen pay a visit to Latvia
Lithuania: Foreign student attacked by masked assailants in Vilnius, police reject hate group
Estonia: Elering preparing to replace damaged Estlink 2 cable
Sprūds: Latvia will have 5000 allied troops in coming years
Statistics: Estonia’s industrial production volumes down 1 percent on year
Poland and Lithuania seek EU and NATO assistance in defending their borders
The Philippines wrote a historic chapter in their Riga’s OQT debut
Estonia: Põlva social insurance office inaccessible for people with mobility disabilities
Swimming: Host nation Lithuania makes major moves on day 2 of European Junior Championships
Estonia pursues relations with Saudi Arabia mainly on economic grounds
Victims of Jewish genocide in Latvia remembered
Lithuania: Govt not to change its stance on banks’ windfall tax despite worries of shareholders, finance min says
The biggest deal in the Baltic office market: Global IT company Tech Mahindra expands its presence in the Baltic States with a new BPS center in Latvia
Lithuania: PM congratulates the United States celebrating its Independence Day
Europe is strengthening its defense: Latvia will build a €12M ammunition factory, and Italy will buy hundreds of tanks and IFV for €20B.
Bank shareholders met with Lithuanian PM to express concern about investment environment
Estonia: New capercaillie habitats being set up due to revised Rail Baltica route
Latvia: Competition watchdog allows waste management merger
Lithuania: Druskininkai will celebrate its birthday all year round – quests will just have to enjoy the celebrations!
Latvia: Pianist Mārtiņš Zilberts dies aged 46
Lithuania: The tradition of philanthropy in Siauliai creates a more beautiful city and nurtures its future
Latvia currently in NATO’s top four on defense spending
It may take another 15 years to map Estonia’s seabed in full
Politologist: Can Latvia’s president distance from New Unity and draw lines?
[Estonia] Audit Office: RMK’s fixed-price timber sales lack transparency
Lithuania: Speaker of the Seimas congratulates the United States on its Independence Day
Banksy exhibition opens in July at Tallinn’s Telliskivi
Baltic states tackle gender bias in AI, the world’s most gender-equal country, and more
Economist: Estonia’s food prices among highest in Europe
Rally Estonia brings traffic changes to Tartu this weekend
Estonia: Museum of the Coastal Swedes opens exhibition of Ruhnu knitting
Latvia: Keep counting your storks, ornithologists urge
Estonia: ERR mixed choir performs at song festival in Canada
[Estonia] Kallas: Coalition has discussed reducing income tax-free threshold
Gallery: Scooter performs at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds
‘What we’ve always wanted’: Cone says Gilas Pilipinas stunner vs Latvia huge for PH hoops
Estonian composer Kristjan Järvi’s band Nordic Pulse perform with Coldplay at Glastonbury
Fixing Lithuania’s roads would cost €1.3bn – minister
June busiest month in history for Tallinn Airport
Lithuania’s Sinkevičius elected vice chair of Greens/EFA group in EP
Gilas Pilipinas makes FIBA OQT semifinals despite loss to Georgia
Tall Ships Races with 50 classic vessels seeks to draw attention to Baltic Sea’s alarming status
Baltic, Ukrainian public broadcasters sign deal on cooperation in emergencies
Survey: More than 60% of population prepared to defend Estonia
PBBM lauds Gilas for historic win vs. Latvia
Spanish slug spreading slowly but surely in Estonia
Marcos congratulates Gilas Pilipinas on stunning win against Latvia
Baltoscandal festival brings top-class non-mainstream theater to Rakvere, Estonia
BCG Financial Year 2024 Results: 20% Real Estate YoY Revenue Growth Among Several Strong Metrics
Dentons advises the Republic of Lithuania on €1 billion bond issuance
Apply for 4th Baltic Women in Film Mentorship

July 5
July 5th: Tynwald Day, Manx National Day
1811 July 5: Venezuelan Declaration of Independence
1962 July 5: Algeria Independence Day
1975 July 5: Cape Verde Independence Day
2009 July 5th: Urumqi Massacre, Xinjiang
Pictures Show US’s NATO Ally Shadowing Russian Attack Submarine
Latvian Postal Service to keep most offices after all
Lithuania’s FreeBnk captures $3m to pioneer in tokenized real-world assets
Rīga psychiatric hospital’s 200-year-old buildings renovated
Lithuania and the Jehovah’s Witnesses: What Is the Matter?
Latvia: Company fined EUR 10,000 for possible import of Russian wood
Lithuanian Defense Ministry to purchase drones worth EUR 36 million
Estonia: Saare 3 offshore wind farm zone auction attracts zero bids
Sexual assault suspect detained in Rīga
[Lithuania] LRT English Newsletter: Singing in the sun
Suspended lecturer files lawsuit against Latvian music academy
Estonia: Kaja Kallas pledges not to comment on domestic politics once in new EU role
Rīga promises to tackle Old Town ghost town
European Rally Championship – all-square in title chase as ERC returns to Estonia
VIDEO: Press conference of Foreign Minister of Latvia and President of UNGA
Lithuanian government develops app for donating to military
Statistics: Estonia’s consumer price index up 2.3 percent on year
Defence, education will remain next year’s government spending – Lithuanian PM
Latvia: Villagers sad about bicycle going missing
Estonia: ISS officials attend fraternity event under false names and get caught
Ukrainian Intelligence Details Sabotage Operation Against Russian Corvette in the Baltic Sea
[Estonia] Michal: Incoming government has no plan to lower basic exemption
Latvia to send thousands more drones to Ukraine
The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania will buy drones worth 36 million euros
Three new bicycle lanes installed in Rīga
[Estonia] University of Tartu rector: Fee-based higher education needs to be discussed
Latvia to supply more than 2 500 drones to Ukraine
5 Best Sites to Buy Instagram Followers Estonia (Real & Cheap)
Lithuanian leaders hope for London’s continued support for Ukraine after Labour victory
Estonia attracts no bids in auction for 3rd offshore wind area
Lithuania urgently purchases a large batch of drones
Estonia: Estonian Nationalists and Conservatives (ERK) membership reaches 500
Lithuania prepares to withdraw from cluster munition pact
Estonia’s leaders congratulate Keir Starmer on UK election victory
Lucy Barker makes it two EMX Women’ European Motocross titles in a row in Lithuania
Latvia interests in cooperation with China: a more even trade balance and China’s constructive involvement in resolving Russia war in Ukraine
Statt, Gardiner & Jagielski shine at European MX Championship Semi Final in Lithuania!
Baltic company to develop AI solutions for small European languages
[Estonia] ERJK: Four parties must bear SALK consultancy work costs
Most of Rīga’s bathing sites safe for swimming
Estonia-based SmartCap invests €5M in Antler’s Nordic Fund II to boost early-stage tech startups
Latvia to send over 2,500 drones to Ukraine in July, ministry says
Competition Authority: Estonia has undersupply of orthodontic services
Historic! New Zealand upset Lithuania, reach first Semis
European Commission, Baltic PMs question Hungary’s EU presidency role after Moscow meeting
Vilnius slams Orbán’s meeting with Putin: it undermines Hungary’s EU presidency
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya at LAMPA Festival: “No regime, propaganda, or Russian occupation could erase our European identity”
[Estonia] Top court: Local governments must finance general care services
Baiba Braže at the conversation festival LAMPA advocates for stronger support to Ukraine and greater representation of small nations at the UN
Lithuania in talks with Northrop Grumman on ammunition production – MoD
Tokyo Tech Hosts Latvian Ambassador And RTU Delegation For Bilateral Discussions
Estonia: Court issues new injunction on Auvere shale oil plant
Latvia to send over 2,500 drones to Ukraine
Gallery: Finnish Eurovision star Windows95Man performs in Tallinn
Latvian house prices buck eurozone trend
Google bans sanctioned Russian performers after request from Lithuania
Latvia to start sending Ukraine thousands of combat drones within days
Think tank: Home battery storage could help Estonian electricity system
Tourism promotion with Kazakhstan discussed in Jurmala City Council
Nordic and Baltic business representatives’ messages to EU leaders on defence, security and resilience
The Latvian-Estonian Languages Award to travel to Tartu University this year
Celtic set for Lithuania trip in Champions League opener
Latvia, Estonia tap German industry for air defense radars, weapons

July 6
1253 July 6: Crowning of King Mindaugas – Day of Statehood in Lithuania
1964 July 6: Malawi Independence Day
1975 July 6: Comoros Independence Day
July 6: Ra o te Ui Ariki, Cook Islands
Lithuania is preparing to sing the National Anthem: the anthem will sound even underwater
Estonia delivers Mistral air defense systems to Ukraine
Lithuania is Sabonis’ team now: Will he lead them to Paris?
European Judo: Young talent in Estonia
Lithuania: Rosters confirmed for FIBA U20 Women’s EuroBasket 2024
Estonia announces full team for 2024 Paris Olympics Partners with Hacksaw Gaming to Introduce Popular Titles
Estonia: Rail Baltica’s Ülemiste terminal construction costs fall due to phased tendering
Hen nights of yore and today – Lithuanian pre-wedding traditions make a comeback
Estonia has received tens of millions of dollars in US security assistance
Lithuanian goes to Paris: discus thrower Zarankaitė-Gumbs has no competition at home
Ott Tänak crashes out of Rally Estonia on Saturday morning
Week in Lithuania | Sinkevičius named Greens/EFA vice chair; ex-psychologist jailed for migrant sex offenses
NATO DIANA launches new call for deep-tech solutions to tackle critical challenges
Joey Florez, author of ‘The Psychology of UAP,’ explains historical sightings in the Baltic states
Estonia conducts teacher training sessions in Armenia
Latvian president urges more EU defense spending
Tänak and Järveoja unharmed in Estonia rollover

1978 July 7: Solomon Islands Independence Day
1816 July 9: Argentine Independence Day
2011 July 9: South Sudan Independence Day
1973 July 10: Bahamas Independence Day
1995 July 11: Srebrenica Massacre
1975 July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe Independence Day
1979 July 12: Kiribati Independence Day
1260 July 13: Battle of Durbe, Latvia
1789 July 14: Bastille Day, French National Day
July 15, 3d Week of July: Captive Nations Week