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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Is Estonia the New Finland? - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Is Estonia the New Finland?
The Atlantic
While there is less income inequality in Estonia than in the United Statesand, with 1.3 million people, the country is significantly smallerthe Baltic nation also has its share of cultural diversity. When it achieved independence from the Soviet ...

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US, Estonia Sign Defense Research Agreement - Department of Defense

Department of Defense

US, Estonia Sign Defense Research Agreement
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement today reinforcing cooperation in research, development, testing ...
US and Estonia sign a defence research agreementEstonian World (press release) (blog)
Estonia, US ink R&D agreementInside Defense (subscription)
US, Estonia Sign Agreement to Enhance Defense CapabilitiesSputnik International

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Minister: UK decision has small short-term effect on Estonia - Baltic Times

Baltic Times

Minister: UK decision has small short-term effect on Estonia
Baltic Times
While Brexit poses a risk both to the European Union economy and the economy of the UK in the long term, its short-term effect on the Estonian economy will be small, Finance Minister Sven Sester said on Friday. "You have to throw emotions aside and ...



Estonia celebrates Victory Day - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonia celebrates Victory Day
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
Victory Day (Vidupha) marks the decisive battle during the Estonian War of Independence in which the country's military forces and their allies defeated the German forces who sought to re-assert control over the region. The day has been celebrated on ...

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UN Human Rights Council: Adoption of Estonia's UPR - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

UN Human Rights Council: Adoption of Estonia's UPR
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Estonia, which reflected many important recommendations to address new and long-standing human rights concerns. We take note of Estonia's stated commitment to improving ...

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EU has given Estonia a voice - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.com

EU has given Estonia a voice
gulfnews.com
Deep down, the Estonians had doubts about the EU. Estonia wanted to join Nato passionately and wholeheartedly. The trauma of having been crushed between two totalitarian states in 1939-1940, with no one coming to your aid, had made membership of ...



Report reveals we spend less on treating cancer than countries Estonia, Greece and Lithuania - Daily Mail

Report reveals we spend less on treating cancer than countries Estonia, Greece and Lithuania
Daily Mail
Damning figures have revealed the UK spends less on cancer care than nations including Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania, a report has revealed. The probe by the Swedish Institute for Health Economics found the UK lagging behind other countries when it ...

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The Unexpected Story of How This Tiny Country Became the Most Tech-Savvy on Earth - Mic

Mic

The Unexpected Story of How This Tiny Country Became the Most Tech-Savvy on Earth
Mic
Yet it's taking place thousands of miles away, at the Latitude59 tech conference in the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia. If you're like most Americans, you probably can't find Estonia on a map but make no mistake, Estonia has found you. Over the past ...
Let's dust off e-EstoniaBaltic Business News

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U.S., Estonia strengthening defense technology collaboration - UPI.com

U.S., Estonia strengthening defense technology collaboration
UPI.com
WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The United States and Estonia are strengthening their cooperation in research and technological development in the field of defense. The U.S. Defense Department said an agreement to reinforce collaborative efforts was ...
Estonia, the US sign defence research and development agreementIHS Jane's 360

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A-10s make rare highway landing near Russian border - CNN

CNN

A-10s make rare highway landing near Russian border
CNN
The landing was part of a U.S. Army-Europe-led military training exercise, Saber Strike 16, which involves 13 countries training throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. According to U.S. Air Force Europe, the goal of the exercise is to ensure that ...
US fighter jets make rare highway landingQ13 FOX
Rail Baltica: Who Benefits From $4 Bln Railway Project in the Baltics?Sputnik International
Vladimir Putin's new Cold War: Spooked NATO on the offensiveThe Australian
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