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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.

Estonia’s five best Eurovision finalists – chosen by the LGBT community

Estonian World asked the members of the country’s gay community to nominate their all-time favourite Estonian Eurovision finalists and these are the results. Estonia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 25 times since making its debut in 1994. The country won the contest once in 2001 when Tanel Padar, …

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The annual Lennart Meri Conference focuses on foreign policy and security developments

The annual Lennart Meri Conference is taking place from 17-19 May in Tallinn; it’s a high-level meeting at which foreign and security policy issues are discussed from the perspective of the Northern and Eastern parts of Europe. The first president of the post-occupation Estonia, Lennart Meri, said, “Europe has one …

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European heads of state: European citizens decide which path the EU shall follow

On Europe Day, 21 European heads of state made a joint call, encouraging everybody to vote in the European Parliament election, saying it’s the European citizens who decide which path the bloc will follow. Europe is the best idea we have ever had European integration has helped realise a centuries-old …

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Latitude59 tech conference in Tallinn to feature 250 investors and over 700 startup entrepreneurs

The Estonian tech and startup conference, Latitude59, is to take place from 16-17 May and is expected to be visited by 2,500 people. The event, taking place at the Kultuurikatel event space in Tallinn, Estonia, will present a programme covering different topics – startups, digital governance, sustainable business development, innovation …

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University of Tartu professor to develop an AI for improving business processes

Marlon Dumas, a professor of information systems at the University of Tartu, has received a prestigious grant worth over €2 million to develop an artificial intelligence-based tool called “Pix” to enable companies to improve their business processes automatically. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Randel Kreitsberg, …

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WATCH: Estonian EU parliament candidates explain what they stand for

Organised by the Open Estonia Foundation, Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament debated in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May; watch the candidates explaining what they stand for in Europe. The European Parliament …

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Estonian grassroots movement Kõigi Eesti: freedoms might already be at risk

The Kõigi Eesti grassroots movement that was started in March out of concern about the recent developments in the Estonian politics, on Sunday issued a strong statement, influenced by the historical events and quoting a legendary writer, in the face of public threats and intimidation by the far-right Estonian Conservative …

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Estonian EU parliament candidates to debate the future of Europe at a public event

Organised by Estonishing Evenings, the Open Estonia Foundation and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament will debate in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May at 7PM; the event is open to the public. The European Parliament …

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Estonian World is again rated number one authority on Estonia by a French agency

Estonian World has again been rated the number one authority on Estonia on the social media by the Paris-based agency, Agilience. According to the agency, Estonian World “is rated #1 Estonia authority, covering also Tallinn and [the] Baltic states” for May 2019. The Estonian government is rated the number two …

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Editorial: Estonian World is not for turning

Estonian World finds itself in a new and unique position where, for the first time, the inclusion of a far-right party in the Estonian government demands an English-language “watchdog” media role from us. For almost 28 years, Estonia moved forward. Successive governments introduced reforms, the country turned its face west …

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