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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New Estonian formin to visit Latvia, Lithuania - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

New Estonian formin to visit Latvia, Lithuania
Baltic Times
The focus of the meetings will be Estonian-Latvian relations, the future of the EU, matters of the Eastern Partnership, the migrant crisis, Estonia's EU presidency, and the conflict in Ukraine. The two foreign ministers will hold a joint press conference.



Estonian National Museum opens in Tartu - Estonian World - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian National Museum opens in Tartu - Estonian World
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
It's been a long wait 107 years, to be exact but Estonia has finally opened its first national museum dedicated to the history and life of Estonians.
Russian journalists sent back from border planned to visit Estonian ...The Baltic Course

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Estonia's constitutional deadlock: no President in sight - New Europe

New Europe

Estonia's constitutional deadlock: no President in sight
New Europe
The President of Estonia needs a two-third majority to be elected. The magic number is 167. Members of Parliament (Riigikogu) vote in two successive ballots. That happened in August. If that does not work, an electoral body is convened consisting of ...



Estonia Declines Russian Invitation For Security Talks - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Estonia Declines Russian Invitation For Security Talks
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Estonia says it has declined an offer from Russia to hold talks on Baltic Sea security. Defense Ministry spokesman Andres Sang said on September 22 that such "military-political" meetings between NATO-member Estonia and Russia are impossible because ...

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Slutsk Cheese Factory set to launch direct supplies to Russia, Estonia - Belarus News (BelTA)

Slutsk Cheese Factory set to launch direct supplies to Russia, Estonia
Belarus News (BelTA)
SLUTSK, 30 September (BelTA) Slutsk Cheese Factory is considering the possibility of launching direct supplies to Russia and Estonia, Slutsk Cheese Factory Director General Anatoly Stetsko said at a business cooperation forum in Slutsk on 30 ...



The Ghosts of Soviets Past: Unearthing the Memory of Occupation in Estonia - War on the Rocks

War on the Rocks

The Ghosts of Soviets Past: Unearthing the Memory of Occupation in Estonia
War on the Rocks
The rows of stadium lights leading to the crossing cast an uneasy glow across the otherwise dark Estonian countryside. Briefly dismounting for an impromptu photo-op, we continued on to the next chapter of our next Baltic journey: Narva, a city ...



Estonia CIO Calls U.S. Open Data 'So Last Century' - MeriTalk (blog)

MeriTalk (blog)

Estonia CIO Calls U.S. Open Data 'So Last Century'
MeriTalk (blog)
When you have two or three radical reforms, if they are successful, the people of Estonia start to trust you, he said. One such radical reform was to require all teachers to record their grades in an online format in 2002. Teachers were told that ...



Estonia again fails to elect new president; will try again - Fox News

Sputnik International

Estonia again fails to elect new president; will try again
Fox News
But its failure Saturday means an extraordinary presidential election will again be held in the 101-seat Riigikogu parliament on Oct. 3 a first since Estonia's independence in 1991. The winner takes over the mostly ceremonial job on Oct. 10, when ...
Estonian Electoral College Fails to Choose President in 1st Round of VotingSputnik International
Estonia fails to elect next head of state - Famagusta GazetteFamagusta Gazette
Estonia: After failed presidential vote, Joks, Kallas exit raceBaltic Times
China Post
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Estonia and Poland investigating EUR 5 mln alleged fraud - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Estonia and Poland investigating EUR 5 mln alleged fraud
The Baltic Course
Estonia and Poland have opened a criminal investigation into large-scale fraud and subsequent money laundering believed to have caused damage worth more than 5 mln euros, writes LETA/BNS.



Polish F-16 Jets deploy for the first time to Estonia to take part in Baltic Exercise - The Aviationist (blog)

The Aviationist (blog)

Polish F-16 Jets deploy for the first time to Estonia to take part in Baltic Exercise
The Aviationist (blog)
Along with the Polish Vipers, French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighters deployed to Siauliai, Lithuania as the lead NATO BAP (Baltic Air Patrol) nation, with German Air Force Eurofighters augmenting the BAP mission from Amari, Estonia, took part in the ...