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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Why little Estonia's not worried about Russia - The Japan Times

Why little Estonia's not worried about Russia
The Japan Times
BERLIN Estonian President Toomas Ilves paused when I asked him if the annual Estonia's Friends meeting he hosts is a copy of Russian President Vladimir Putin's Valdai Club, which gathers Russia experts from around the world every year. Uhhhhh no ...



Closing Ekseko in Estonia would cause chain reaction making thousands of ... - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Closing Ekseko in Estonia would cause chain reaction making thousands of ...
The Baltic Course
"230,000 pigs are sent out to other farms in Estonia, of which there are a total of 25," said Tuvi, who added that if the strict restrictions are imposed, according to which Ekseko can no longer export animals, all these farms will remain empty. Also ...

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Palm Springs author from Estonia shares WWII experience - The Desert Sun

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs author from Estonia shares WWII experience
The Desert Sun
Nina Markos and her family were living in Estonia when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Now 83, the Palm Springs resident was 9 years old when artillery blasts erupted in the distant skies on a peaceful summer day more than 74 ...



Russia's Ban on Fish Imports From Latvia, Estonia Violates WTO Rules - EC - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Russia's Ban on Fish Imports From Latvia, Estonia Violates WTO Rules - EC
Sputnik International
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) The European Union considers Russia's ban on imports of fish products from Latvia and Estonia ungrounded as it violates rules commonly accepted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), a spokesperson for the European ...
Latvia's roads the most dangerous in the EUPublic broadcasting of Latvia

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Why Estonia's not worried, despite its neighbor to the east - Reuters Blogs (blog)

Reuters Blogs (blog)

Why Estonia's not worried, despite its neighbor to the east
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Of course my question was meant to be provocative because Estonia and Russia have taken radically different paths since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Estonia, with a population of 1.3 million, is the smallest of the former Soviet republics ...
Tsahkna: 150 refugees will not arrive all at once to EstoniaThe Baltic Course
Estonia tries to resettle EU-rationed refugeesGlobalPost

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Delfi v Estonia - what is the real impact? - Lexology (registration)

Delfi v Estonia - what is the real impact?
Lexology (registration)
In November 2013, we reported on the decision by the European Court of Human Rights (EctHR) in a reference from Estonia. The Estonian Supreme Court had held that online news portal Delfi, was liable for racist and threatening user generated content ...



Obligation to report 1000 euro transactions boosted VAT revenue in Estonia in H1 - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Obligation to report 1000 euro transactions boosted VAT revenue in Estonia in H1
The Baltic Course
In the first half of the year 2015, companies have paid 95 million euros more VAT than last year in Estonia, which the Tax and Customs Board (TCB) considers a result of the introduction of the obligation to report 1,000 euro transactions, informs LETA.



Thousands tonnes of packaging was sent into recycling in Estonia in 2014 - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Thousands tonnes of packaging was sent into recycling in Estonia in 2014
The Baltic Course
A total of 54,836 tonnes of packaging was channelled to the Estonian market last year, of which 40,887 tonnes Eesti Pakendiringlus sent into recycling, LETA/Postimees Online reports. 150729_pakendiringlus_recyc.jpg. "The biggest amount is paper and ...



Estonian Air earned punctuality award - Travel Daily News International

Travel Daily News International

Estonian Air earned punctuality award
Travel Daily News International
Previous years, Estonian Air has earned the title of most punctual airline in such bigger international airports as Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels and Kiev. Providing excellent services and regular daily connections starting from Tallinn is the approach ...



Commentary: Why Estonia's Not Worried, Despite Its Neighbor to the East - Jakarta Globe

Commentary: Why Estonia's Not Worried, Despite Its Neighbor to the East
Jakarta Globe
A man jumps into water from the roof of an abandoned Soviet-era prison in Rummu quarry, Estonia, during hot weather on July 4. The country's president, Toomas Ilves, says he doesn't like to dwell on the supposed Russian threat to his country after ...