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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Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves shames Trump troll in best way - Metro

Metro

Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves shames Trump troll in best way
Metro
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia, delivered the sickest burn to a Trump troll on Twitter. The troll, going by the name 'Trump Gabbard 2016', tweeted Ilves saying: 'Your [sic] the President of Estonia why in heck are you tweeting in English?



British Beeb Journo Becomes an Estonian e-Resident - CryptoCoinsNews

CryptoCoinsNews

British Beeb Journo Becomes an Estonian e-Resident
CryptoCoinsNews
Rory Cellan-Jones, a BBC technology writer, recently took advantage of Estonia's e-Residency program and became an Estonian resident. He now has a plastic card with an embedded chip that confirms his identity. The e-Residency platform is an electronic ...



Estonia to take over UK presidency in 2017 - EurActiv

EurActiv

Estonia to take over UK presidency in 2017
EurActiv
Estonia will take over the rotating EU presidency from the United Kingdom in late 2017 after London pulled out to focus on negotiations to leave the bloc, diplomats agreed on Tuesday (26 July). In the first major step towards Brexit after last month's ...
Estonia to assume EU presidency six months earlierXinhua
It's final: Estonia will assume EU presidency in 2nd half of 2017Baltic Times
EU states confirm Estonia to take over presidency from UKYahoo7 News

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Estonia ranks first in the Freedom House democratic development index - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonia ranks first in the Freedom House democratic development index
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
Among 29 post-communist nations, Estonia ranks first in democratic development in an index compiled by Freedom House, a US-based human rights organisation. Estonia is followed in the index by Slovenia, Latvia and the Czech Republic. Lithuania ranks ...



This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich - MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review

This Tiny Country Thinks Virtual Citizens Will Make It Rich
MIT Technology Review
With 1.3 million citizens, Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but its ambition is to become one of the largest countries in the world. Not one of the largest geographically or even by number of citizens, however. Largest in e-residents ...



Whiteman Reservists, A-10s arrive in Estonia - Minuteman

Minuteman

Whiteman Reservists, A-10s arrive in Estonia
Minuteman
Eight U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, park on the runway as maintainers perform post-flight inspections at mari Air Base, Estonia, July 25, 2016. The A-10s are participating in ...

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Amid worries of Russian cyber-invasion, Estonia to store citizen data ... - ZDNet

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Estonia considers a UK 'Data Embassy' to protect its data ... - ITProPortal

ITProPortal

Estonia considers a UK 'Data Embassy' to protect its data ...
ITProPortal
As tensions with its neighbour Russia rise, Estonia has begun to consider storing the data of its citizens in British data centres.
Estonia in talks to back up data in UK - SC Magazine UKSC Magazine UK

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Cyber threats prompt Estonia to set up UK data centre - FT.com - Financial Times

Financial Times

Cyber threats prompt Estonia to set up UK data centre - FT.com
Financial Times
Fearful of Russian cyber attack or invasion, the Baltic state of Estonia is planning to make a virtual copy of itself in Britain. Negotiations are under way ...

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Estonians are the third tallest people on the planet - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonians are the third tallest people on the planet
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
The top four tallest countries for men are the Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Latvia. The top four tallest countries for women are Latvia, the Netherlands, Estonia and the Czech Republic. In 1914, the Estonian women had an average height of 157cm ...
Which country do you think has the tallest people? No, it's not the USHindustan Times
Americans are growing shorter than the rest of the worldTech Insider
Shortest women in world are Guatemalan, tallest men are Dutch, study findsFox News Latino
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