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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In Estonia, Merkel and Roivas talk Russia and internet - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

In Estonia, Merkel and Roivas talk Russia and internet
Deutsche Welle
Thursday's visit to the St. Mary's Cathedral in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel a chance to look back on Europe's history. On display, the cathedral has three letters Martin Luther wrote regarding the sending of ...
Merkel stresses EU's strengths in Estonia talksEurope Online Magazine
Merkel urges judicious moves by remaining EU states after Brexit voteThomson Reuters Foundation
Merkel urges Britain to file EU exit request soonFox News
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania ... - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

FACT SHEET: The United States and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania ...
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
NATO Allies: As NATO allies, the United States, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania remain unwavering in their commitment to mutual defense, including building ...

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Estonia appoints new ambassador to Azerbaijan - Trend - Trend News Agency

Trend News Agency

Estonia appoints new ambassador to Azerbaijan - Trend
Trend News Agency
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves signed decrees Aug. 24 in the country's Kadriorg subdistrict on the appointment of extraordinary and plenipotentiary ...

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25 incredible things you didn't know about Estonia - The Telegraph - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

25 incredible things you didn't know about Estonia - The Telegraph
Telegraph.co.uk
To mark 25 years since Estonia declared independence from the Soviet Union, here are a few things you didn't know about the country.

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25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Latvia - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Latvia
Telegraph.co.uk
To mark 25 years of independence, here are a few things you probably didn't know about Latvia. 1. Browsing is rapid. Latvia's internet speeds are among the ...

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Silver Tambur: Non-native residents benefit Estonia - Estonian World - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Silver Tambur: Non-native residents benefit Estonia - Estonian World
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
High rewards with almost zero problems: Estonia's experience with its non-native resident population in the last 25 years has been extremely positive.
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Estonia to ban free plastic bags in stores - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Estonia to ban free plastic bags in stores
The Baltic Course
Citing a EU directive, the Estonian Ministry of Environment wishes to ban free lightweight plastic bags in stores from July 2017 and to raise the price of plastic carrier bags available in stores to up to one euro apiece from 2019, write LETA/BNS.

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Estonia: Riigikogu, August 20 Club mark Day of Restoration of Independence - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Estonia: Riigikogu, August 20 Club mark Day of Restoration of Independence
Baltic Times
TALLINN - The parliament of Estonia and the August 20 Club commemorated the Day of Restoration of Independence with a celebratory joint sitting on Saturday that was attended also by the speakers of the parliaments of Latvia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, ...



Estonia at the Olympics - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonia at the Olympics
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
Despite its small size, Estonia has actually done remarkably well in the history of the Olympics: it ranks number eight in the total medal count and number two in summer Olympics, when calculated per capita. In total, Estonian athletes have won 26 gold ...



Joint Declaration on Increased Security and Defense Cooperation between the United States, Estonia, Latvia, and ... - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Joint Declaration on Increased Security and Defense Cooperation between the United States, Estonia, Latvia, and ...
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
On the occasion of Vice President Biden's visit to Latvia, we, the United States of America, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, reaffirm our strategic alliance. Faced with an unpredictable security environment, we commit to deepening our cooperation and ...
The US and the Baltics reaffirm their strategic allianceEstonian World (press release) (blog)
Biden: US committed to protecting Baltic states from RussiaThe Herald
Trump shouldn't be taken seriously, Biden tells NATO alliesUSA TODAY
Wall Street Journal -Reuters
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