Estonia

Country Estonia
Capital Tallinn
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Estonian, Võro & Setu

Information

Introduction

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Estonia - Wikipedia
Estonia - CIA World Fact Book
Estonia - BBC
Estonia - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
UK teens worse than in Estonia at core subjects - Sky News

The Baltic Course

UK teens worse than in Estonia at core subjects
Sky News
Students from Singapore, Japan and European countries such as Estonia, Finland and Norway fare better at those subjects, the study for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found. The study, which assesses how students ...
PISA 2015: Estonia's basic education best in EuropeThe Baltic Course
Britain worse than Estonia and Finland in international education rankingsEvening Standard
[Focus] Estonia and Finland have best EU science teachingEUobserver
BBC News -Mirror.co.uk -STV News -OECD
all 253 news articles »


Finland and Estonia top of the class in EU for education - euronews

Finland and Estonia top of the class in EU for education
euronews
Finland and Estonia are among the best countries in the EU for education, according to new rankings by the OECD. Singapore was rated the global leader in the PISA tests, a benchmark for comparing 15-year-old's skills in key areas like science ...



Chilling images show Russian tanks invading British countryside as troops prepare for Estonia face-off with Putin - The Sun

Morning News USA

Chilling images show Russian tanks invading British countryside as troops prepare for Estonia face-off with Putin
The Sun
The display was designed so that every detail was as close as possible to what would actually be experienced by British soldiers if Putin moves into Estonia. The belligerent 'Russian' forces in the simulation wore distinctive blue uniforms and were ...
Russian tanks in exercise as British soldiers prepare to face up to Putin in EstoniaDaily Mail
WW3 News: Russia Tanks Prepare To Invade EstoniaMorning News USA
UK uses museum tanks, civilians to simulate 'Putin launching WWIII ...RT

all 7 news articles »


The Back to our roots programme helps Estonians abroad connect with their origin - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonian World (press release) (blog)

The Back to our roots programme helps Estonians abroad connect with their origin
Estonian World (press release) (blog)
In cooperation with the Estonian ministry of education, the Estonian Youth Work Centre and the Brotherhood of Adventurers, people with Estonian roots, but who live abroad, have the chance to take part in a new programme Back to our roots to help ...



Europe|Estonia's New Premier Comes From Party With Links to Russia - New York Times

New York Times

Europe|Estonia's New Premier Comes From Party With Links to Russia
New York Times
Despite having the second-largest number of seats in Estonia's Parliament, the Center Party had long been shut out of power for its links to the United Russia party of Vladimir V. Putin. But the Center Party successfully formed a coalition of sharply ...
New 3-party center-left government in EstoniaWashington Post
Estonia's New Government Denies Pro-Russia StanceTransitions Online
Centre-left leader nominated as Estonia's next PMReuters UK
New Europe -EUobserver
all 19 news articles »


Estonian farm minister resigns after less than 2 weeks on the job ... - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Estonian farm minister resigns after less than 2 weeks on the job ...
The Baltic Course
Estonia's Minister of Rural Affairs Martin Repinski handed his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Juri Ratas on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the new ...

and more »


NATO holds annual cyber exercise in Estonia - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO HQ (press release)

NATO holds annual cyber exercise in Estonia
NATO HQ (press release)
The three-day event attracted more than 700 cyber defenders and legal experts, government officials and military officers, academics and industry representatives, participating from dozens of locations across the Alliance and partner nations. Cyber ...



Estonia Inflation Accelerates In November - RTT News

Estonia Inflation Accelerates In November
RTT News
Estonia's consumer prices climbed for the fourth consecutive month in November, and at a faster pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 1.0 percent year-over-year in November, ...



Russian 'provocation' risk irks Estonia amid US transition - Europe ... - Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

Russian 'provocation' risk irks Estonia amid US transition - Europe ...
Stars and Stripes
Estonia is braced for "provocations" from neighboring Russia, which it says could seek to undermine Western solidarity during Donald Trump's transition to the ...

and more »


Biking down the Bloc: Touring the line that divided Europe - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Biking down the Bloc: Touring the line that divided Europe
The Globe and Mail
The Iron Curtain Trail spans 9,000 kilometres, following the imaginary line that divided Europe into East and West. In The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold, Tim Moore rides it all, from Russia to Estonia, and witnesses the lasting impact of the Soviet ...