Estonia

Country Estonia
Capital Tallinn
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Estonian, Võro & Setu

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After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

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Estonia - Wikipedia
Estonia - CIA World Fact Book
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USAID study: Estonia tops civil society viability ranking in 2016 - ERR News

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USAID study: Estonia tops civil society viability ranking in 2016
ERR News
Estonia has been at the top of the index for years, meaning it is the country with the most vital civil society. Private giving is becoming more ingrained in society and volunteerism is also on the rise. CSOs remain active advocates, demonstrating ...
USAID: viability of Estonian civil society declined in 2016The Baltic Course

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IRONMAN Announces Full Distance Event in Estonia - IRONMAN

IRONMAN Announces Full Distance Event in Estonia
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The inaugural IRONMAN Tallinn will take place on August 4, 2018. General registration opens August 28, 2017.

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Anytime, anywhere: combat controllers enable global access in Estonia - Robins Rev Up

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Anytime, anywhere: combat controllers enable global access in Estonia
Robins Rev Up
Two combat controllers with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron observe an A-10 Thunderbolt II landing on Jgala-Kravete Highway, Aug. 10, 2017, in Jgala, Estonia. A small force of eight Special Tactics combat controllers from the 321st STS surveyed ...

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How Estonia became a global heavyweight in cyber security - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

How Estonia became a global heavyweight in cyber security
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
In 2007, following a disputed relocation of the Soviet-era Bronze Soldier monument, Estonia faced cyber-attacks that have been widely acknowledged as the world's first cyber war. At the peak of these attacks, fifty-eight Estonian websites were offline ...

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6 Reasons to Visit Estonia, Now! - HuffPost

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6 Reasons to Visit Estonia, Now!
HuffPost
Estonia is a country that many travelers never think to visit. In fact, some travelers aren't even sure where the country is located. Nesstled between Scandinavia, Europe and Russia, Estonia is a beautiful country with incredible food and a culture of ...



Every country should have a cyber war: What Estonia learned from Russian hacking - Quartz

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Every country should have a cyber war: What Estonia learned from Russian hacking
Quartz
In 1991, Estonia was part of the dying communist empire. Its economy was run by central planners in Moscow, less than half of all households had a phone line, and goods were so scarce that people had to line up for food. Skip ahead 26 years, and ...



Turkey, Estonia discuss EU ties, refugee crisis - Daily Sabah

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Turkey, Estonia discuss EU ties, refugee crisis
Daily Sabah
The prime ministers of Turkey and Estonia met yesterday for high-level talks in capital Ankara, where the issue of a Turkey-EU refugee deal resurfaced. At a joint news conference, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Estonian leader Juri Ratas, whose ...
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Halonen: Estonia should not frantically fear Russia - ERR News

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Halonen: Estonia should not frantically fear Russia
ERR News
In an interview with daily Eesti Pevaleht (link in Estonian), Halnen said that Estonia was definitely in a safe place. "You are in the EU and NATO and thus not only are you sheltered, but you have become an independent and fully-fledged state," she said.



Estonia's e-Residency program launches partnership with Paymentwall - ERR News

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Estonia's e-Residency program launches partnership with Paymentwall
ERR News
In cooperation with Estonia's e-Residency program, international payments company Paymentwall on Monday launched Passport, a new service with which entrepreneurs worldwide will be able to digitally establish an EU company and access payment and ...



Estonian e-voting beta testing launched with vote for most beautiful place - ERR News

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Estonian e-voting beta testing launched with vote for most beautiful place
ERR News
After logging in securely using their national ID card, Digi-ID or Mobile-ID, voters can then select from a list of candidates for most naturally beautiful place in Estonia and submit their vote as usual. As in regular elections, if a voter should ...