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Estonian World is a global independent online magazine, founded in London in 2012 and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. The magazine has editorial representations in London, Chicago and Tallinn, and contributors all over the world, on every continent. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Estonian-developed autonomous ship shows the future of the maritime industry

Researchers at Tallinn University of Technology have developed an autonomous ship, called NYMO, that could be used for parcel delivery, mapping the seabed, conducting rescue operations or detecting pollution. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. Robotic vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers and delivery robots are now part of our …

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A new medical service suited for expats launched in Estonia

A new medical service suited for expats, minudoc.ee, has launched in Estonia; in addition to English-speaking family physician video consultations, it has also started home visits by an English-speaking nurse and launched the online prescription extension service. This is a paid content. The multilingual portal minudoc.ee launched in 2018 with a …

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Estonishing Evenings LIVE: How to survive in Estonia as a man?

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continued in Tallinn on 28 October, this time taking a closer look into the lives of Estonian men, and other men who live in Estonia. Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events …

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Ott Tänak becomes the first Estonian WRC champion

Rally driver Ott Tänak, driving for Toyota, has become the first Estonian to win the World Rally Championship, after successfully completing the Rally de Catalunya in Spain. Having won Rally Sweden, Rally Chile, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland, ADAC Rallye Deutschland and Wales Rally GB earlier in the year, Ott …

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Young people from Estonia can apply to become a UN delegate

The Estonian foreign ministry and the Union of Estonian Youth Organisations have announced a competition to find a UN youth delegate – the programme allows one young person from Estonia aged 18-24 to see the work of the Estonian delegation in the United Nations up-close and represent the voice of …

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An Estonian drug lord among the Europol’s “most wanted” women

The European Union’s crime agency, Europol, has launched a campaign showing its “most wanted” women, accused or convicted of serious and organised crimes; among the “most wanted” is also Kristi Amberg, a young lady from Estonia. In May 2018, Amberg was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison …

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Estonian World joins Project Syndicate

Estonian World has become Estonia’s first English-language publication to join Project Syndicate – an influential international media network that comprises nearly 500 outlets, including the Guardian, El País and Le Monde, in more than 150 countries. Project Syndicate, described as “the world’s smartest op-ed page”, publishes and syndicates commentary and …

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Estonian study: How excessive smartphone use may take its toll on mental health

Is disproportionate smartphone use associated with poorer mental health and educational variables? This was in the focus of Dmitri Rozgonjuk, who studied problematic smartphone use and recently defended his PhD in psychology at the University of Tartu.   This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. How did you …

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An event in support of the independent Baltic media to take place in Riga

The Baltic Times, a Riga-based independent monthly newspaper published in English, is hosting a fundraising event in the Latvian capital to support the independent media; Estonian World’s editor-in-chief Silver Tambur is also due to speak at the gathering on 10 October. Gene Zolotarev, the publisher of the Baltic Times, told …

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TalTech engineers develop a new method to test fireproofing of buildings

The civil engineers of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have developed a theoretical design method that allows more secure and cost-efficient construction of timber structures. For the last four years, an engineering research group at TalTech has analysed fire resistance of timber structures, by considering the effect of different …

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