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 recruits volunteer army of 'cyber warriors' - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Estonia recruits volunteer army of 'cyber warriors'
Telegraph.co.uk
If an emergency of this kind were to recur, Estonia's cyber defenders would be mobilised. "We call them guys with ponytails but we don't all have ponytails," said Tanel Tetlov, a 33-year-old volunteer member of the Cyber Unit. "The worst part of ...
Estonia Recruits Guys With Ponytails in Battle Against Cyber WarfareSputnik International

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Tesla Hacked, Tesla Rentals In Estonia, 1979 ETV-1 (Cleantech Link Drop) - CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica

Tesla Hacked, Tesla Rentals In Estonia, 1979 ETV-1 (Cleantech Link Drop)
CleanTechnica
Time for another link drop. In no case should you ever read an article from a site other than CleanTechnica if you haven't yet read all of our pieces of course. But these stories can be consumed by those of you who have too many reading needs. ;).



Russia's leading environmentalist flees to Estonia - The Guardian

The Guardian

Russia's leading environmentalist flees to Estonia
The Guardian
Russia's leading environmentalist whose fierce campaigning once threatened the interests of some of the country's richest men has moved to Estonia to ensure she is not separated from her children. Yevgenia Chirikova, 38, is best known for a 2010 ...
Prominent Russian Environmental Activist Flees to EstoniaThe Moscow Times
Russian environmentalist Chirikova flees to EstoniaUPI.com

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NATO to Hold Major Cyber Defense Drill in Estonia - ABC News

NATO to Hold Major Cyber Defense Drill in Estonia
ABC News
About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. Teams from 16 nations will take part in the Locked ...

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Republican Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Estonia, Poland - Reuters

Reuters

Republican Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Estonia, Poland
Reuters
Bush's visit will give him a chance to lay out his differences with Obama, a Democrat, particularly when it comes to NATO as alliance members Poland and Estonia watch events in Ukraine with alarm. Polish politicians have repeatedly called for increased ...
Bush planning to visit Germany, Estonia and Poland in JuneWashington Post (blog)
Jeb Bush To Visit Germany, Poland, EstoniaHuffington Post
GOP Candidates Put Estonia on List of Must-VisitsWall Street Journal (blog)
U.S. News & World Report
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David Blair: Would we nuke Russia to save Estonia? - National Post

National Post

David Blair: Would we nuke Russia to save Estonia?
National Post
The date is already forgotten, but its significance may return to haunt us. On March 29, 2004, Britain promised to fight for Estonia just as surely as we would defend the White Cliffs of Dover. That was the day when the Baltic country joined NATO and ...
Estonia: Defense leagues on the riseDeutsche Welle
Will NATO Go to Nuclear War for Estonia?Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)
Britain DEFIES Vladimir Putin and DOES send troops and RAF jets to Baltic war ...Express.co.uk

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Would we really go nuclear to protect Estonia? - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Would we really go nuclear to protect Estonia?
Telegraph.co.uk
The date is already forgotten, but its significance may return to haunt us. On March 29, 2004, Britain promised to fight for Estonia just as surely as we would defend the White Cliffs of Dover. That was the day when the Baltic country joined Nato and ...

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Fuel excise tax increase opponents promise more demonstrations in Estonia - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Fuel excise tax increase opponents promise more demonstrations in Estonia
The Baltic Course
The protesters claim that following the excise tax increases, by the year 2020 it would be cheaper to fill up a car in Finland, where the average salary is several times higher than in Estonia. While the protest action was meant to fight against fuel ...



Estonia envies Latvia's tax initiative - Baltic Business News

Estonia envies Latvia's tax initiative
Baltic Business News
Also Estonian enterprises have said that taxes are high and they need to find for alternatives to survive. Unfortunately, often the choice is tax optimation including paying employees salaries without reporting them. I personally like the Latvian ...

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Secretary General thanks Estonia for its commitment to NATO's collective defence - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO HQ (press release)

Secretary General thanks Estonia for its commitment to NATO's collective defence
NATO HQ (press release)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed his appreciation to Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rivas for his country's strong commitment to the Alliance during talks on Thursday (23 April 2015) at NATO headquarters. The discussion focused on ...

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