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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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Saber Strike 2013 successfully concluded (video)

Saber Strike 2013 concluded last week, as training locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia held closing ceremonies to commemorate two weeks of multinational exercises in the Baltics. “The exercise was an extreme success,” said Col. Frederick Jessen, U.S. Army Europe’s contingency-command post officer in charge. “We partnered with numerous nations …

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Estonian display at Venice Art Biennale – “Evident in Advance” by Dénes Farkas

At the 55th international art biennale in Venice, Estonia is represented by the artist Dénes Farkas with the project “Evident in Advance”, curated by Adam Budak. Dénes Farkas is a Tallinn-based post-conceptual photo artist, who has been focusing on social structures since the second half of the 2000s and presenting …

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Estonia and Lithuania disagree on rotating NATO air policing mission

Estonian Minister of Defence, Urmas Reinsalu, has declined to comment on the dispute between Estonia and Lithuania in relation to NATO air policing mission’s periodic rotation. Currently, the mission is based in Lithuania, but Estonia would like to see it rotating between the two countries. Meanwhile, Juozas Olekas, Lithuanian defence minister, who wants …

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Estonia to support development of domestic defence industry with 300 thousand Euros

Estonian government will this year allocate 300 000 euros as a measure aimed at promoting the development of the domestic defence industry. “The competition for development support announced at the beginning of the year that is now in the phase of filing applications, is meant namely for entrepreneurs, to whom …

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