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The 2013 Viljandi Folk Music Festival will focus on ritual music (video)

The Viljandi Folk Music Festival is an annual music festival in Estonia with a central focus on European folk music. It is traditionally held during the last weekend of July, when the otherwise quiet city of Viljandi is completely transformed, as the small city center is suddenly flooded with people. On average, over 25,000 people attend the …

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David Drummond on the Singing Revolution at TEDx Houses of Parliament 2013 (UK/Video)

At the recent TED Houses of Parliament event in London, British conductor David Drummond spoke about the Estonian Singing Revolution and also conducted his choir to sing “Mu isamaa on minu arm” (“My Fatherland is My Love”), a much loved patriotic song in Estonia. David Drummond has been director of the London …

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Group exhibition by Estonian painters opens in Corfu, Greece

Group exhibition by Estonian painters opens in Corfu Municipal Art Gallery. “Two-Way Street. Contemporary Estonian Painting” by Vano Allsalu, Mihkel Ilus, Mihkel Maripuu and Jaan Toomik is open from 12 July until 31 July. The exhibition provides an insight into contemporary Estonian painting and creates an opportunity to view it …

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Estonia urges the EU to rely less on US ‘clouds’

IT hub Estonia has urged the European Union to rely less on US firms for ‘cloud’ data storage, amid tensions over claims of US spying and data surveillance. “Recent months have proven once again that it’s very important for Europe to have its own data clouds that operate strictly under European …

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Estonia tops the list of best e-health implementors in Europe

According to a recent report by OECD and European Commission, Estonia is on top of the list of 30 countries in implementing e-health services. The study included 1737 hospitals from 27 European member states, Croatia, Norway and Iceland. According to the report, Estonia leads the way in Europe, followed by Denmark, …

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Moscow desires Russian missile shield over the Baltic States, Finland, Poland, Sweden, and Norway

Russia still wants to avoid elements of NATO’s anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence in close vicinity and proposes to the Alliance to divide Europe into responsibility areas, the Second Investigation Department under Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence, in charge of military intelligence, said in a 2012 report on threats to national security. “Despite …

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Start-up Spotlight: PARiM

PARiM is a human resource planning and management application based in the cloud. It is designed for companies who provide human resources as a service to different clients. Typical users of the PARiM HRM software are companies in the following industries: security, maintenance, cleaning, building, facility management. PARiM Limited is an Estonian-run UK company …

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Estonia celebrates the traditional Victory Day

Võidupüha or Victory Day is an Estonian public holiday, which has been celebrated on 23 June every year since 1934 until 1939 — and then again after the restoration of Estonian independence from 1992. Victory Day recalls the decisive battle during the War of Independence in which the Estonian military forces and …

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Velodroom is trying to vie cyclists around the world with a smart bicycle light (video)

Tartu-based start-up Velodroom is trying to vie bicyclists around the world with a new smart light, which switches on by itself when you go for a ride, adjusts to ambient light level and flashes a bright stop-light while braking. The light turns on with bike movement and switches off one minute after the bike has …

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