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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.

The people have spoken: 33 ideas on how to make Tallinn great again

A recent event in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, organised by Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, featured a discussion on how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again – this is what the audience came up with. “A good city is like a …

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Pope Francis becomes an Estonian e-resident

Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican city state, became an e-resident of Estonia during his visit to the country. Francis was presented with his own digital ID card by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, during pope’s visit to Tallinn on 25 September. Pope Francis is …

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Ten facts about pope Francis who is visiting Estonia

On the occasion of pope Francis’ visit to Tallinn on 25 September, Estonian World picked ten facts about the current sovereign of the Vatican city state – some quirky, some admirable and some controversial. • Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013 after the previous head of the Catholic Church, pope Benedict XVI, …

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An Estonian collaboration develops a smart barn

In cooperation with scientists from the University of Tartu, the southern Estonian organic farm, Koivakonnu, has developed an innovative livestock farm that is characterised by energy efficiency, thought-out thermal regulation and the maximum use of passive energy. The Koivakonnu organic farm has been raising Hereford beef cattle for about twenty …

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100 years of Estonian song and dance showcased in Leicester

The fifth European Estonian Song and Dance Festival took place in Leicester, the UK, as part of Estonia’s centenary celebrations. By Katrin Puutsa, Reet Järvik, Toomas Ojasoo The festival, taking place from 7-9 September, brought together Estonian choirs, singers and dancers from 14 European countries. The main objectives of the …

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UPDATED: The Estonian clean-up initiative engages 144 countries in a single day

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, brought together 144 countries from all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 15 September.* The Let’s Do It! movement, which started in Estonia in 2008 when 50,000 people came together and cleaned up the entire country in five …

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Estonishing Evenings: How to make Tallinn great again?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in the Estonian capital, this time discussing how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again. “A good city is like a good party – people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves,” Jan Gehl, a renowned …

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Estonian-founded banking app Monese secures USD60 million investment

The Estonian-founded, UK-based fintech startup Monese announced it has secured USD 60 million in series B funding. The London-based Monese, with an office also in Tallinn, offers a mobile-only current account and targets customers with a low credit score and expats who have moved to a new country. The company …

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