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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Estonia wants, expects more NATO troops on its territory - Reuters

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Estonia wants, expects more NATO troops on its territory
Reuters
Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - with their own Russian-speaking minorities - have been increasingly worried that Russia's annexation of Crimea - partly on ethnic grounds - could herald destabilization in their own region by Moscow. "I ...
Estonia continues to search working solution for Rail Baltic - MinistryBaltic Business News
Russian threat prompts Baltics to try to solve squabblesFinancial Times

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Cannes: 'The Salvation' Finds Home In France, Greece and Estonia - Variety

Cannes: 'The Salvation' Finds Home In France, Greece and Estonia
Variety
PARIS TrustNordisk has sold Kristian Levring's western The Salvation to France, Greece and Estonia, in the run-up to Cannes Film Festival, where the movie will world-premiere in the Midnight section. Pic was acquired by Jour2Fte and Chrysalis Films ...
Salvation heads to France, Greece, EstoniaScreen International

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Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP - BBC News

BBC News

Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP
BBC News
In October Abdul Turay made political history. By winning a seat on Tallinn city council, he became the first black person to hold political office in predominantly white Estonia. In next month's European Parliament elections he wants to make another ...



Sanctions against Russia may cost Estonia a billion euros - study - Baltic Business News

Sanctions against Russia may cost Estonia a billion euros - study
Baltic Business News
According to a study made by the European Commission, full sanctions against Russia would severely affect Estonia's economy. European Commission estimates that if EU would impose the toughest economic sanctions against Russia, it would reduce ...



U.S. to Hold Teeny Tiny Military Drills in Poland and Estonia - The Wire

The Wire

U.S. to Hold Teeny Tiny Military Drills in Poland and Estonia
The Wire
American efforts to reassure rattled NATO members in Eastern Europe seem (kind of) underway with the forthcoming announcement of military drills in Poland and Estonia. The exercises will be announced next week. The news comes on the heels of a poll in ...

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Another Taxi Company App, Estonia's Taxify, Takes In $100K To Grow In ... - TechCrunch

Another Taxi Company App, Estonia's Taxify, Takes In $100K To Grow In ...
TechCrunch
Another funding round for another taxi app company albeit this one, Estonian startup Taxify, is focusing on helping existing taxi companies fight the encroaching threat on their business from independent drivers making like cabbies with help of apps ...



Kazakhstan to divert fuel oil exports away from Estonia - Baltic Business News

Kazakhstan to divert fuel oil exports away from Estonia
Baltic Business News
Kazakhstan plans to start fuel oil exports from Georgia's Batumi terminal in May, diverting some 700,000 tonnes from Baltic Sea ports, mainly in Estonia, by the year-end as it seeks to cut its costs and transit risks, ripev reported with reference to ...



A tourist's take on Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis

A tourist's take on Tallin, the charming capital of Estonia
Daily News & Analysis
Right now, wherever in the world you're reading this from and at whatever time, there is a huge ocean liner plying the Gulf of Finland. En route from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia or vice versa. This huge boat is packed to the brim with ...

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Western official: US considering deploying Army company to Poland and Estonia ... - Fox News

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Western official: US considering deploying Army company to Poland and Estonia ...
Fox News
WASHINGTON A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with ...
US troops arriving in Eastern Europe. Is it more than symbolic? (+video)Christian Science Monitor
US Plans Military Exercises Near RussiaTIME
US could send troops to Poland, EstoniaFinancial Times
Stars and Stripes -CTV News -Politico
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Estonia's government deficit among lowest in EU last year - Baltic Business News

Estonia's government deficit among lowest in EU last year
Baltic Business News
The general government deficit of Estonia in 2013, measuring 2 percent of GDP, was lower than in any other EU member state save for Luxembourg and Germany, which boasted a surplus of 0.1 and 0 percent of GDP. The countries with the lowest deficits ...