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 wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10000 virtual residents - Business Insider

Business Insider

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10000 virtual residents
Business Insider
"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi Kotka, Estonia's chief information officer, tells Business Insider. He adds: ...

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Estonia confirms entry ban for Russian journalists - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Estonia confirms entry ban for Russian journalists
Russia Beyond the Headlines
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board confirmed on Tuesday that Russian journalists of the VGTRK television station were not allowed to enter Estonia. "It was established during a check of documents at the Narva-1 border crossing point yesterday ...

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ERR: Estonia interested in being involved in matters of global security - Ukraine Today

Ukraine Today

ERR: Estonia interested in being involved in matters of global security
Ukraine Today
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rivas said in a meeting at the UN's headquarters in New York on Monday (May 2) that Estonia was interested in being involved more in matters of global security, and that one of its biggest foreign policy goals after the ...



Estonia expects 1500 NATO troops for major Spring Storm drills - RT

RT

Estonia expects 1500 NATO troops for major Spring Storm drills
RT
The country's largest training exercise this year, comprising approximately 6,000 military personnel, including 1,500 allied soldiers, will run from May 2 to May 20, Estonian military said in a statement. The maneuvers are set to take place in Tartu ...
Estonia Kicks Off Joint NATO Drills on Russian BorderSputnik International
NATO begin large-scale drills in Estonia, near Russian borderUkraine Today
Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russialegal Insurrection (blog)

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EU Commission lowers Estonia's 2016 economic forecast to 1.9%; 2.8% GDP growth for Lithuania - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

EU Commission lowers Estonia's 2016 economic forecast to 1.9%; 2.8% GDP growth for Lithuania
The Baltic Course
The European Commission expects the Estonian economy to grow 1.9% in 2016 and 2.4% the next year, it appears from the newly-released spring 2016 economic forecast. Lithuania's GDP growth will accelerate to 2.8% this year and to 3.1% next year.

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Number of residence permits issued to foreigners in Estonia grows by 1/3 - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Number of residence permits issued to foreigners in Estonia grows by 1/3
The Baltic Course
Increased labor migration raised the number of residence permits issued to foreigners in Estonia by one-third in 2015, figures available from the Police and Border Guard Board show, cites LETA/BNS.



Security Police informs NATO about possible Russia's operations in Estonia - Ukraine Today

Ukraine Today

Security Police informs NATO about possible Russia's operations in Estonia
Ukraine Today
The Estonian Security Police report about possible operations of Russian secret services in Estonia. According to the Norwegian web portal AldriMer, the Estonian police are concerned over the presence of spy drones on the country's territory, allegedly ...
Estonia Works to Bring Additional NATO Forces to the BalticSputnik International
Royal Air Force Typhoons to participate in Baltic air policing missionAirforce Technology
Why Russia Resents UsA Magazine of American Culture
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Estonian World is rated number two Estonia authority by a Paris agency - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World is rated number two Estonia authority by a Paris agency
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
We are used to sharing many cool and positive news about others generally Estonia and Estonians. So let us this time share good news about us: we are excited to announce that the Paris-based rating agency, Agilience, has rated Estonian World very ...



ERR: Wounded Ukrainian soldiers to receive treatment in Estonia - Ukraine Today

Ukraine Today

ERR: Wounded Ukrainian soldiers to receive treatment in Estonia
Ukraine Today
Over the next two months, a total of ten members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wounded in battle will arrive in Estonia for treatment and rehabilitation. Five wounded Ukrainian soldiers are scheduled to arrive in Estonia for rehabilitation treatment ...



Estonia is building a high-security fence along the Russian border - Ukraine Today

Ukraine Today

Estonia is building a high-security fence along the Russian border
Ukraine Today
Estonia will build a high-security wall along the Russian border. According to Estonia's Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur, the fence will be finished before 2018, since in two years the country is going to celebrate the 100-anniversary of Estonian Republic.