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.

Majority of TalTech foreign IT students find professional work in Estonia

Two-thirds of the foreign graduates of the School of Information Technologies of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) have found a job in Estonia, the official statistics show. Contrary to often circulated fake news by the Estonian far-right populists that aim to portray foreign students as useless, residing in Estonia only …

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Education as a tool to achieve an organic European integration

Europeans should start learning about other European countries, cultures and history from as early age as possible – ie at primary school – to have a better mutual understanding of fellow Europeans later in life, Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief of Estonian World, writes. In 2016, I joined the IJP – …

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Estonian startups have paid €150 million in taxes to state’s coffers since 2016

Data from Startup Estonia shows Estonian startups’ contribution to the country’s budget is constantly increasing – from just €28 million in 2016 to over €32 million in the first half of 2019 alone. According to data, compiled by Startup Estonia, a governmental initiative aimed at supercharging the country’s startup ecosystem, …

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Estonian town Viljandi is designated as a “creative city” by UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has designated 66 new “creative cities” around the world; among them is the sixth largest town in Estonia, Viljandi. The Paris-based organisation said in a statement that as “laboratories of ideas and innovative practices”, the UNESCO Creative Cities “bring a tangible …

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Cleveron's new autonomous robot delivery system. Image courtesy the company.

Estonian robot courier beats off competition from Renault to take an innovation award

A self-driving robot courier, developed by the Viljandi-based Estonian tech company, Cleveron, won in the Last Mile Delivery Innovation category at the Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards in Amsterdam. The award, presented at the 2019 Parcel+Post Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, recognises companies that are leading the way in …

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Enterprise Estonia opens an office in New York City

Enterprise Estonia, the state-run agency responsible for promoting Estonia abroad and attracting investment, on 28 October opened a representative office in New York City. The representative office was opened by the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, while the opening speech was delivered by Penny Abeywardena, the New York City’s commissioner for …

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Inspire’d Stage to be launched in Tallinn

A UK platform for inspirational and transformational talks, called Inspire’d Stage, makes its Estonian debut at Tallinn’s central artists’ bar, the KuKu Club. Inspire’d Stage, a British-initiated monthly night of personal leadership talks that has been featured in Psychologies Magazine and The Sunday Times as a vehicle for creating meaningful …

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Estonia and Japan agree a visa-free working holiday arrangement

The Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, has ratified a new legislation that allows Estonia and Japan to issue multiple entry working holiday visas to their citizens of 18 to 30 years of age with the duration of up to one year.   The bilateral agreement allows both Japanese and Estonian young adults …

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Estonia’s Tallinn Airport voted sixth best in Europe

According to the airport guide, Sleeping in Airports, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the sixth best airport in Europe, based on the overall experience determined by travellers who had taken the site’s 2019 airport survey. In the annual survey, the guide asked travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall …

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