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: Russian border incidents signal new divide - USA TODAY

The Inquisitr

Estonia: Russian border incidents signal new divide
USA TODAY
TALLINN, Estonia Incidents involving Russian security forces on the borders of European Union countries are evidence Russia seeks to shut itself off from the West, Estonia's foreign minister says. Russia sees NATO as a threat and is trying "step by ...
Russian Spy Plane Violates NATO Airspace, Estonia AlarmedThe Inquisitr
Estonia report firmly holds Russian airspace "violation"Xinhua
Russian buyers look for good deals in Tallinn, EstoniaOPP Connect
UPI.com -Chinatopix
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Estonia: Tensions Over a Russian Jet - New York Times

Voice of America

Estonia: Tensions Over a Russian Jet
New York Times
In the latest sign of rising military tension in the Baltic region, a Russian military surveillance airplane crossed into Estonia's airspace and was intercepted by NATO jets, the Estonian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman told journalists on Wednesday ...
Estonia: Russian Military Plane Violated Air SpaceABC News
Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy PlaneVoice of America
Russian defence ministry says Russian warplane did not violate Estonia's air ...ITAR-TASS
Deutsche Welle -Washington Times
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Estonia to Offer 'E-Residency' to Foreigners - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Estonia to Offer 'E-Residency' to Foreigners
Wall Street Journal
Estonia hopes the move will cement its reputation as a world tech leader. The country already has pioneered online voting in general elections and is home to tech innovators such as video-chat provider Skype and peer-to-peer money-transfer facilitator ...
Estonia Approves E-Residence to Lure Foreign InvestmentsBloomberg
Become Estonian - all you need is an internet connection and 40Mirror.co.uk
Estonia pioneers e-residence system to attract foreign investmentBaltic Times
Big News Network.com
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Estonia arrests former KGB officers - The Guardian

The Guardian

Estonia arrests former KGB officers
The Guardian
The Kohver abduction was possibly political and symbolic, as it happened the same day as the Nato summit in Wales and a day after Obama's visit to Estonia, Stoicescu said. But there may be more prosaic reasons connected to the FSB's own relations ...



E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders - New Scientist

E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders
New Scientist
ESTONIA flung open its digital borders last week. The eastern European country invited anyone, anywhere, to open a bank account or start a business. By the end of the year, anyone with an internet connection will be able to live their financial life in ...



Estonia supports Turkey to join EU: president - Xinhua

Estonia supports Turkey to join EU: president
Xinhua
TALLINN, Oct. 24, (Xinhua) -- Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves reassured visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here Friday that Estonia supports Turkey's wish to join the European Union. Ilves said Erdogan's two-day visit shows that ...
Risk Summary - Estonia - DEC 2014Emerging Europe Monitor (subscription)

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Become an E-Citizen of Estonian Digital Society - CryptoCoinsNews

CryptoCoinsNews

Become an E-Citizen of Estonian Digital Society
CryptoCoinsNews
Estonia Last week Estonia invited anyone, anywhere, to become an e-citizen of the Estonian digital society, open a bank account in Estonia, or start a business. By the end of the year, anyone with an internet connection will be able to live their ...



Lithuanian businesses are coming to Estonia - Baltic Business News

Lithuanian businesses are coming to Estonia
Baltic Business News
In the ripev richlist published in September 2014, Nerijus Numavicius, one of the owners of Maxima, has EUR 118 million in assets in Estonia which makes him Estonia's sixth-richest businessman. His total wealth is estimated to be 1.2 billion euros.

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Estonia man gets 11 years in prison for credit card hacking - Atlanta Journal Constitution

BankInfoSecurity.com

Estonia man gets 11 years in prison for credit card hacking
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sergei Nicolaevich Turikov, 30, of Tallinn, Estonia, was also ordered to pay $8.4 million in restitution and must be spend three years on supervised released, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. Turikov pleaded guilty on Sept. 11, 2012. A ...
International Hacker SentencedFederal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
RBS WorldPay Hacker Gets Hefty SentenceBankInfoSecurity.com

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Estonia: How Much Equality? - New Eastern Europe

The Baltic Course

Estonia: How Much Equality?
New Eastern Europe
constitution-of-the-republic-of-estonia-photo-usemb Estonia became the first post-Soviet state to legalised same-sex unions. Compared to other former Soviet nations such as Kyrgyzstan, which has been considering criminalising the spreading gay ...
Estonian Parliament passes e-residency lawBaltic Business News
Estonian PM: oil price, not environmental fees is the challenge of oil shale priceThe Baltic Course
Estonia to Offer E-Residency to ForeignersEesti elu

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