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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Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia
The Guardian
A separate study in the Lancet medical journal found that Poland, Croatia and Estonia have lower rates of stillbirths than the UK. On average the number of stillbirths in the UK has fallen 1.8% since 2000, compared with 3.5% in Poland and 6.8% in the ...
UK has higher stillbirth rate than Poland, Croatia and EstoniaThe Independent
Office for National Statistics says UK has worse rate of stillbirths than Estonia and PolandDaily Mail
Britain's shocking stillborn baby rateThe Sunday Times

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205 micro producers hooked up to power grid in Estonia in 2015 - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

205 micro producers hooked up to power grid in Estonia in 2015
The Baltic Course
A record 205 micro producers mostly using solar panels to produce electric power hooked up to the network of the Estonian distribution system operator Elering in 2015, informs LETA/BNS. 150710_elektrilevi.jpg. All told 515 micro producers with a ...



Interview: Estonia's Defence Minister Hannes Hanso - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Interview: Estonia's Defence Minister Hannes Hanso
DefenseNews.com
TALLINN, Estonia At a time when many of Russia's neighbors are growing increasingly wary and investing more in their military capabilities, Hannes Hanso became Estonia's minister of defence on Sept. 14. Hanso, 44, has served as mayor of Kuressaare, ...
Nato cannot stop Russian tanks in the Baltics, wargames predictTelegraph.co.uk
NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold WarThe Japan Times
Russian forces 'could take eastern European capitals in three days'Times of India
Military.com
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The New Jersey-raised, bow tie-loving president of Estonia gave the best speech on the refugee crisis - Quartz

Quartz

The New Jersey-raised, bow tie-loving president of Estonia gave the best speech on the refugee crisis
Quartz
Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves knows the life of a refugee: His parents left Soviet-occupied Estonia for Sweden, where he was born, and then moved to the United States. His youth in Leonia, New Jersey happened to give him a perfect American ...



Growth of Estonian startups impaired by shortage of skilled labor, capital - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Growth of Estonian startups impaired by shortage of skilled labor, capital
The Baltic Course
Estonian startups' satisfaction with national government is almost three times higher than the global average, but a growing shortage of talent and capital are seen as the biggest drawbacks, it appears from an international startup ecosystem study ...



My Perfect Country: Estonia - BBC News

BBC News

My Perfect Country: Estonia
BBC News
Fi Glover and digital guru Martha Lane Fox look at the digital revolution pioneered by the government in Estonia where people vote, get their medical prescriptions even pay for their parking, online. With the help of Professor Henrietta Moore from ...



Estonia picks Singapore for e-residency scheme - The Straits Times

Estonia picks Singapore for e-residency scheme
The Straits Times
Start-ups in Singapore eyeing the European Union (EU) market will become the first in the world to benefit from a scheme enabling them to open a bank account in the Baltic nation Estonia without needing to travel there. This benefit comes with ...

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Estonia's plan for anyone to be a citizen, digitally: Here's why thousands are signing up - ZDNet

ZDNet

Estonia's plan for anyone to be a citizen, digitally: Here's why thousands are signing up
ZDNet
An Estonian smart ID card. Image: Wikipedia. One year into its e-residency plan to offer people who are not Estonian citizens or residents a digital identity, the project's head, Kaspar Korjus, is quietly satisfied with the results. "Already by May, we ...



Fed Cup Tennis: Israel storms back, sweeps Estonia to stay in contention - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Fed Cup Tennis: Israel storms back, sweeps Estonia to stay in contention
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Israel enters Friday's Fed Cup Europe/ Africa Zone Group I tie against Croatia in Eilat still in contention to advance to the World Group II playoffs after defeating Estonia 3-0 on Thursday. After falling 2-1 to Turkey in its opening Pool C tie, the ...

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Ted Cruz looks to Estonia for tax tips - Financial Times

Ted Cruz looks to Estonia for tax tips
Financial Times
Estonia is not a feature of Ted Cruz's stump speech or election ads, but the diminutive Baltic nation has taken on an odd role as a glowing model for his presidential tax plan. As the conservative Republican hardliner vies with Donald Trump for victory ...