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 - Wikipedia
Estonia - CIA World Fact Book
Estonia - BBC
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Estonia's election - The Economist

euronews

Estonia's election
The Economist
NARVA, an Estonian town on the Russian border, is tired of hearing it is next. There simply couldn't be a repeat of Crimea here, says Vladislav Ponjatovski, head of a local trade union. Mr Ponjatovski, an ethnic Russian, helped launch a Narva ...
Little Estonia did its post-Soviet homeworkThe Japan Times
Concerns over Ukraine in Estonia's Russian speaking communityeuronews
Estonia is One of the Most Advanced E-Societies in the WorldFair Observer
Nasdaq
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Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year - The Guardian

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year
The Guardian
Oak on Estonia football pitch crowned European tree of the year. An Estonian oak tree in a football field has left UK trees in the shade by scooping the European tree of the year award with almost 60,000 votes. Estonia oak on a football field, the ...
Estonian oak takes top prize in European Tree of the Year competitionMother Nature Network (blog)
UK trees lose out to Estonia in European Tree of the Year pollTelegraph.co.uk
'Robin Hood' Major Oak fails to win in Euro tree competitionBBC News
Horticulture Week
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Leonid Bershidsky: Tiny Estonia awaits Putin's next move with quiet defiance - National Post

National Post

Leonid Bershidsky: Tiny Estonia awaits Putin's next move with quiet defiance
National Post
Few European leaders take a harder line on Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine than his Estonian counterpart, Toomas Hendrik Ilves. His sympathy for Ukraine, however, is tempered by a belief that it didn't do enough in advance to ...
Envying Estonia's Digital GovernmentBloomberg View

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Tiny Estonia can handle Putin's soft power - Chicago Tribune

Yahoo News UK

Tiny Estonia can handle Putin's soft power
Chicago Tribune
The results of Sunday's parliamentary election in Estonia would not be of interest to anyone outside the tiny nation, were they not a test of Russian President Vladimir Putin's soft power in the post-Soviet Baltic states. The voting tallies suggest ...
Nazi Hunter: Even Putin would condemn Nuremberg-esque parades in EstoniaYahoo News UK
Estonian Defence Ministry snubs RT following info request by Kremlin channelUkraine Today

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Estonia's Overhyped Silicon Valley - Bloomberg View

Bloomberg View

Estonia's Overhyped Silicon Valley
Bloomberg View
We're sitting in the accelerator's cozy, bean bag-filled workspace in the old town of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The city hosts one of the hottest startup scenes in the world. "Few factors get us as excited as Estonian founders," Silicon Valley ...



Canadian teams headed to 1-2 Page playoff games in Estonia - Canadian Curling Association (press release) (blog)

Canadian teams headed to 1-2 Page playoff games in Estonia
Canadian Curling Association (press release) (blog)
TALLINN, ESTONIA It was a big day at the Tondiraba Ice Hall for the Canadian teams, as they both won their respective matches to clinch a berth in the 1-2 Page playoff games at the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships. Holly Jamieson and Jessica ...



Estonia's 2015 election result ensures the Reform Party will continue to ... - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

Estonia's 2015 election result ensures the Reform Party will continue to ...
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)
Estonia held a parliamentary election on 1 March. Allan Sikk writes that while the nature of the coalition which emerges from the election remains to be seen, the result was another success for the Reform Party, which has been in government ...



5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election
U.S. News & World Report
CAPTION CORRECTION, CORRECTS CITY IN CAPTION AND IPTC FIELD - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves greets people in Narva, Estonia, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2014. Troops and vehicles from U.S. and NATO regiments took part in the military ...
Reform Party Wins Estonia ElectionsWall Street Journal
Estonia's ruling Reform Party wins election victoryBBC News
Estonia's pro-NATO Reform party wins vote overshadowed by RussiaYahoo News
Reuters -euronews
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Estonia will use the last chance of getting back sugar fine - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Estonia will use the last chance of getting back sugar fine
The Baltic Course
The Estonian Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday filed an action to the European Court of Justice, to get back, at least in part, the 34.3 million euros fee paid for the sugar surplus stock, LETA/delfi.ee reports.



Warren County family facing possible deportation back to Estonia - WLWT Cincinnati

Warren County family facing possible deportation back to Estonia
WLWT Cincinnati
Although the parents are non-citizens from Estonia, their three youngest boys, Daniel, Elijah and Andrew, were born here and are therefore citizens by birthright. The oldest son, Alex, a volunteer firefighter, said his parents got a three-month ...