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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Cybersecurity is a mess, but Obama can learn a few things from Estonia and ... - Quartz

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Cybersecurity is a mess, but Obama can learn a few things from Estonia and ...
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Cyber attacks cost an estimated $400 billion in damages per year, but that number may soon soar thanks to what Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves called the little green men-ization of cyberspace, at Davos last weekend, referring to the little ...

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Estonia could ease its labour shortage with refugees from Ukraine - column - Baltic Business News

Estonia could ease its labour shortage with refugees from Ukraine - column
Baltic Business News
A survey commissioned by the Ministry of Interior last year showed that only 8% of Estonians regard arrival of refugees positively. At the same time 15% of respondents said that Estonia is already granting too many asylum applications, although in 2013 ...

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Estonia's Rise As A High-Tech Leader Boils Down To One Notion: Think ... - Forbes

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Estonia's Rise As A High-Tech Leader Boils Down To One Notion: Think ...
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The small Baltic country of Estonia, with a population of slightly more than 1 million, is a place with big ideas and a big footprint in the world of technology. Entrepreneurs who plan to expand globally in 2015 can take note from Estonia's rapid success.



Real wages in Estonia to grow 6.5 pct in 2015 - Swedbank - Baltic Business News

Real wages in Estonia to grow 6.5 pct in 2015 - Swedbank
Baltic Business News
Swedbank, the largest bank in Estonia, expects real wages to increase 6.5 percent in Estonia this year. The bank said in its fresh economic outlook that as inflation will be low, labor income will increase by more than 6 percent in real terms this year ...

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Lithuania to supply Estonia with natural gas from LNG terminal - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Lithuania to supply Estonia with natural gas from LNG terminal
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Lithuania to supply Estonia with natural gas from LNG terminal. Jan 28,2015. VILNIUS, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania will supply natural gas to Estonia, the state controlled natural gas supply and trading company LITGAS announced on Tuesday. According ...



Sent to Guantnamo as a Teen-Ager, and Now to Estonia - The New Yorker

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Sent to Guantnamo as a Teen-Ager, and Now to Estonia
The New Yorker
Finally, on Wednesday, the Obama Administration announced that it had put Hussain on a plane to Estonia. He is not Estonian; he was born in Yemen. But now, at the age of about thirty-one, he will presumably learn at least the rudiments of the Estonian ...

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How much should Russia's neighbors fear Moscow? - CNBC

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How much should Russia's neighbors fear Moscow?
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However, Estonia feels a little more confident. It is "inconceivable" that Russia's incursions into Ukraine will be repeated in Estonia, the country's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves told CNBC Friday. Estonia's President said he did not believe the ...

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4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia - NPR (blog)

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4 Guantanamo Detainees Transferred To Oman, 1 To Estonia
NPR (blog)
The detainees sent to Oman are Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd Al-Rahman Abdullah Au Shabati and Mohammed Ahmed Salam; the lone detainee moved to Estonia is Akhmed Abdul Qadir. All of the men are Yemeni.
Guantanamo inmates sent to Oman, Estonia as military moves ahead with ...Washington Post
Guantnamo sends 5 Yemeni detainees to Oman, EstoniaMiamiHerald.com
5 Guantanamo Prisoners Released, Sent to Estonia and OmanABC News
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Lithuania Litgas signs second deal to supply gas to Estonia - Reuters Africa

The Baltic Course

Lithuania Litgas signs second deal to supply gas to Estonia
Reuters Africa
OSLO Jan 28 (Reuters) - Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Litgas, said it has signed a deal to supply gas to Estonian energy group Eesti Energia, a second such deal this week. Litgas has said it planned to deliver a total of 30 million ...
Eesti Energia also bought gas from Klaipeda LNG terminalThe Baltic Course

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Interior minister: Estonia could also introduce "keys back" principle for home ... - The Baltic Course

Interior minister: Estonia could also introduce "keys back" principle for home ...
The Baltic Course
Estonia could implement the so-called "keys back" principle, following the example of Latvia, Estonian Justice Minister Andres Anvelt said on Monday in the Riigikogu when answering questions, LETA/Postimees Online reports.