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, Baltic states stand to suffer most from Russia sanctions - EurActiv

EurActiv

Estonia, Baltic states stand to suffer most from Russia sanctions
EurActiv
In contrast to neighbouring Ukraine, strong governance makes Estonia less vulnerable to internal challenges to stability. Yet, potential economic sanctions on Russia could have a profound impact on the Baltic state too, writes Jan Hofmeyr. Jan Hofmeyr ...



Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia's culture - Anchorage Daily News

Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia's culture
Anchorage Daily News
Standing shoulder to shoulder, they all sing in Estonian, a surprise in this Russian enclave of 58,600 on the dividing line between the European Union and the Russian Federation. Once a thriving manufacturing center in Soviet times, Narva has become ...

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Moscow disdained with detention of Russian journalists in Estonia Foreign ... - ITAR-TASS

Moscow disdained with detention of Russian journalists in Estonia Foreign ...
ITAR-TASS
The Russian embassy in Estonia has sent an officer to the Tallinn airport to clarify the situation with the detention of two Russian journalists, Russian foreign ministry's human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov told ITAR-TASS on Friday. We demand the ...
Estonia Explains Denial of Entry to Russian JournalistsRIA Novosti
Russian TV journalists waiting for deportation at Tallinn airport's departure areaFamagusta Gazette

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Estonia closing Budapest embassy - Politics.hu

Baltic Times

Estonia closing Budapest embassy
Politics.hu
Estonia will close its embassy in Budapest, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet announced in Tallinn on Thursday, saying this is the appropriate step. Hungary announced two weeks ago that it will close its embassies in Tallinn and Nicosia this year. The ...
Estonia sends aid to Gaza strip residents whilst fighting rages onBaltic Times
Estonia to shut embassy in BudapestCihan News Agency

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Estonia FM announces humanitarian aid to Gaza - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Estonia FM announces humanitarian aid to Gaza
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
TALLINN, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Estonian government has donated 75,000 euros (101,000 U.S. dollars) to ease up hardship of humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, with the money going to the area through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for ...

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Estonia fears loss of its EU commissioner seat - GlobalPost

Estonia fears loss of its EU commissioner seat
GlobalPost
TALLINN, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Estonia on Friday expressed worries about its EU Commissioner seat being threatened by a row over the lack of female representatives at the European Commission (EC). Most candidates currently being nominated by national ...
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Olivia Mehaffey off pace after rocky start in Estonia - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Olivia Mehaffey off pace after rocky start in Estonia
Irish Independent
Published 24/07/2014|02:30. 0 Comments; Share. Olivia Mehaffey. Two double bogeys in the first three holes prevented teenage sensation Olivia Mehaffey from being among the leaders after the first round of the European Ladies Amateur Championship in ...

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Estonia will face a major milk fine - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Estonia will face a major milk fine
The Baltic Course
Estonian Minister of Agriculture Ivar Padar told Postimees that Estonia is likely to face a 10-14 million euro milk fine for exceeding the European dairy quota next spring, informs LETA. 140725_milk.jpg. "Let's be honest, we've always known that if we ...



Steven Seagal dropped from Estonia music festival lineup after outcry - The Guardian

The Guardian

Steven Seagal dropped from Estonia music festival lineup after outcry
The Guardian
Steven Seagal created controversy last week in the Baltic nation of Estonia, but not for his cinematic efforts. The actor, better known for his Hollywood tough guy roles is also, it transpires, a blues singer and guitar player. But his attempts to ...
Steven Seagal kicked out of music festival over his Putin supportNew York Daily News
Estonia pulls plug on Steven Seagal over praise for PutinWashington Times
MH17 Crash Forces Estonian Blues Festival To Drop Putin Supporter Steven ...Huffington Post UK
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Singing for Freedom - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Singing for Freedom
Wall Street Journal
Estonians say that everything changes in Tallinn during the week of the quintennial song and dance festival everyone calls Laulupidu. The northern Baltic nation's long, dark winters give way to 20 hours of sunshine per day, tourists arrive, and the ...
New market study, "Estonia Shipping Report Q3 2014", has been publishedUSPRwire (press release)
Piedmont: Choir experiences life-changing concertSan Jose Mercury News
Globalist Mouthpiece Calls For The Entire Planet To Adopt The 'National ...Right Side News

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