Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.

Travel site: Tallinn is the best place for remote working in 2021

Big 7 Travel, a Hong Kong-based global travel site, listed “50 best places for remote working in 2021”, crowning the Estonian capital, Tallinn, in the top spot. “It’s no surprise that the world of remote workers and digital nomads is growing at a rapid rate. With more and more yearning …

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Estonia’s prime minister Jüri Ratas resigns, Kaja Kallas asked to form the government

Jüri Ratas, the Estonian prime minister and the head of the Centre Party, has resigned, following the party’s suspected criminal involvement in a corruption case, bringing an end to the current coalition government; On 14 January, the Estonian president nominated the opposition leader Kaja Kallas as the candidate for new …

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NATO intercepts hundreds of Russian military jets

In 2020, the NATO-allied air forces in Europe scrambled around 350 times to intercept Russian military aircraft approaching the alliance’s airspace – including 48 times by the NATO jets based at Estonia’s Ämari Air Base. The NATO headquarters said in a statement that the alliance’s aircraft were scrambled more than …

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LIVE: Estonian singers to perform at a concert to support the renovation of Tartu Maarja Church

A group of Estonian singers are due to sing at a concert on Christmas Eve to support Tartu Maarja Church renovation; the concert will be broadcast on a television and viewers are encouraged to make donations. The Estonian Church Foundation and an Estonian television channel, Kanal 2, will on Christmas …

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“Chasing Unicorns”, an Estonian startup comedy, now available worldwide

“Chasing Unicorns”, directed by Estonian startup entrepreneur Rain Rannu – the founder of Fortumo – is now available to watch on Amazon Prime and other online platforms around the world. The semi-satirical story, “Chasing Unicorns” (“Ükssarvik” in Estonian), is told from the perspective of Õie, a young woman from rural …

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The Estonian Navy receives two brand new vessels

Two brand new patrol boats, christened Risto and Roland, have been handed over to the Estonian Navy – the first ones built in post-Soviet occupation independent Estonia. Built by the Saaremaa-based Estonian company, Baltic Workboats, the patrol boats are meant to ensure the military protection of NATO and its partner countries’ …

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Estonian town of Tartu to consume only renewable energy

Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest town, is planning to consume only green electricity from 2021. In 2015, Tartu’s local authority established an action plan for the town’s sustainable energy economy, the strategic goal of which is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption. Based on this goal, Tartu will conclude …

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