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 Is Making Modular Bomb Shelters - Popular Science

Popular Science

Estonia Is Making Modular Bomb Shelters
Popular Science
Russia is not an easy neighbor for a country to have. In 2008 they invaded parts of nearby Georgia, protecting splinter republics that exist to this day. Last year, shortly after the Winter Olympics and a protest movement in Ukraine that drove out a ...

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My life under Estonia's digital government - The Register

The Register

My life under Estonia's digital government
The Register
The example of Estonia, offers a startling contrast (and one different from that of the European Commission as summarised by The Reg earlier this year). Before going into how Estonia delivers, consider my own experience in Tallinn when obtaining an ...



Rally car race turns deadly for spectators in Estonia - CBS News

CBS News

Rally car race turns deadly for spectators in Estonia
CBS News
Vaikmaa said Sunday that the victims were all Estonian, in their 20s and 30s, and were watching in a designated area deemed safe for spectators. The Estonian driver and navigator, Sander Sepp and Ants Uustalu, were taken to hospital to be examined ...
Three spectators killed at rally car race in EstoniaFOXSports.com

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Russia Extends Detention Of Alleged Estonian Spy - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russia Extends Detention Of Alleged Estonian Spy
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
A Russian court has extended the pretrial custody of an Estonian security officer who faces more than 20 years if convicted of espionage and whose case is at the center of a bitter dispute between Moscow and Tallinn. Estonia claims Eston Kohver was ...

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Reel time: Maryland National Guard, Estonian bomb squad partner to save lives - United States Army (press release)

United States Army (press release)

Reel time: Maryland National Guard, Estonian bomb squad partner to save lives
United States Army (press release)
TALLINN, Estonia (June 2, 2015) --The smoke billowed around a young man, who lay bleeding and barely breathing on the sandy ground. His injuries had come from a treasure hunt gone bad: he had struck a half-buried bomb with the blade of his shovel.



Estonia v San Marino background - UEFA EURO News - UEFA.com - UEFA.com

UEFA.com

Estonia v San Marino background - UEFA EURO News - UEFA.com
UEFA.com
San Marino ended a 59-game wait for a first UEFA European Championship point when they held Estonia to a 0-0 draw in Serravalle back in November. They had not gained a competitive point since 2001, when they drew 1-1 with Latvia in a FIFA World ...



Estonia Industrial Production Falls Slightly In April - RTT News

Baltic Times

Estonia Industrial Production Falls Slightly In April
RTT News
Estonia's industrial production declined for the first time in more than one year in April, though slightly, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Tuesday. Industrial production fell a working-day-adjusted 0.1 percent year-over-year in April ...
Estonia's industrial production at 2014 levelBaltic Business News
April 2015 saw Estonia's industrial production remain at 2014 levelsBaltic Times

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Riigikogu: Estonia must avoid sowing of fear and populism in dealing with the ... - The Baltic Course

The Baltic Course

Riigikogu: Estonia must avoid sowing of fear and populism in dealing with the ...
The Baltic Course
At its Monday sitting, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Estonian Riigikogu discussed the European migration policy, and heard the positions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Police and Border Guard Board, the ...



Estonia: A ticking time bomb - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Estonia: A ticking time bomb
Deutsche Welle
Estonia has one of the highest HIV infection rates in Europe. Most of the people infected are young drug addicts, who pass around the virus by using dirty needles. Many people living with HIV keep their infection a secret because they fear stigmatization.



Malorita Vegetable Cannery ships trial batches to Italy, Estonia - Belarus News (BelTA)

Malorita Vegetable Cannery ships trial batches to Italy, Estonia
Belarus News (BelTA)
In Estonia, the products will be distributed through a network of retail outlets. As for Italy, the goods have been shipped to the restaurant Belarusian Cuisine in Milan. Lyudmila Voznosimenko pointed out that representatives of the Italian company ...