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 - CIA World Fact Book
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In Estonia, modernized Tallinn still savors Old World ambience - MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com

In Estonia, modernized Tallinn still savors Old World ambience
MiamiHerald.com
Stepping off the boat in Tallinn, Estonia a ferry ride from Sweden or Finland or an easy flight from anywhere in Europe you feel that you've traveled farther culturally than you have throughout the rest of Scandinavia. Located about an equal ...



USA gifts Estonia two transport planes - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

USA gifts Estonia two transport planes
The Baltic Course
US Army donates Estonia two military transport aircraft C-23B+ Sherpa, which will replace the existing Antonov An-2 aircraft, LETA/Postimees Online reports. 141222_C23B_sherpa_samol.jpg. Sherpa C-23B+ is produced by the British company's Shorts ...

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Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian 'agent of ... - RT (blog)

RT (blog)

Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian 'agent of ...
RT (blog)
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia's national security, the country's Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail ...
Estonia arrests, releases pro-Kremlin Italian journalistEUobserver
Russia claims it had secret agent in Estonian spy agency for 15 yearsThe Japan Times
Spy row as Kremlin agent in Estonia tells all on Russian TVGlobalPost

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Estonia's Taxify, An Anti-Uber Taxi App, Raises 1.4M For Further European ... - TechCrunch

TechCrunch

Estonia's Taxify, An Anti-Uber Taxi App, Raises 1.4M For Further European ...
TechCrunch
Estonian startup Taxify is one of a number of taxi apps aiming to help traditional taxi firms and drivers fight back against behemoth Uber and its ilk. It does this by providing an iOS, Android and mobile web app that lets you order a cab online. This ...
Estonian Taxify raises 1.4m to expand to Eastern and Central EuropeArcticStartup

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Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for ... - Newsweek

Newsweek

Estonian Intelligence Charges Double Agent with Treason After Spying for ...
Newsweek
Estonian police are charging a former agent of the state's security services (CAPO) for treason, after the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) unveiled that he had been working as a double agent for Moscow since 1996 on the Russian state broadcaster ...
Kremlin claims it had double agent in Estonia feeding them MI5 secretsDaily Mail
FSB reveals it had agent in Estonia intel for 20 yearsRussia Beyond the Headlines
FSB Names Former Russian Spy In EstoniaRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Eesti elu -The Baltic Course
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Italian journalist Chiesa is arrested in Estonia - euronews

The Baltic Course

Italian journalist Chiesa is arrested in Estonia
euronews
The influential Italian journalist and politician Giulietto Chiesa has been arrested in Estonia according to his family. Chiesa was in Tallin to attend a conference but has been detained in his hotel room without phone or internet. A warrant to expel ...
Influential Italian journalist to leave for Moscow after being expelled from ...ITAR-TASS

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Estonia offers e-residency to allow non-citizens access to government services ... - ABC Online

ABC Online

Estonia offers e-residency to allow non-citizens access to government services ...
ABC Online
Kaspar Korjus, the project manager, said the move was initially to help foreign residents in Estonia, often described as "the most wired country in Europe", participate in the country's "digital society" - the suite of government services that are ...
Is this the beginning of the end of the nation state?ABC Technology and Games
Estonia targets foreign business with 'e-residency' schemeEesti elu

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Medical workers collective labour agreement in Estonia finally signed - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Medical workers collective labour agreement in Estonia finally signed
The Baltic Course
Estonian medical employees collective labour agreement, which includes a wage increase, was signed on Friday finally at the National Conciliator in the Ministry of Social Affairs, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.



In Q3, the dwelling price in Estonia grew by 4.1% - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

In Q3, the dwelling price in Estonia grew by 4.1%
The Baltic Course
AD. ?Apartments and houses in Riga and Jurmala. According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 4.1% compared to the 2nd quarter and by 13.2% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013.
Estonia Producer Prices Fall In NovemberRTT News

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Minority report: the plight of Estonia's ethnic Swedes - New Statesman

New Statesman

Minority report: the plight of Estonia's ethnic Swedes
New Statesman
In 1993 I found myself living on a former collective farm in a remote border protection zone in western Estonia. The place was like small collective farms everywhere in the Soviet Union: there was a cultural hall, a school, a dining room (then closed ...