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.

Estonia donates €110,000 to the US state of Maryland

The Estonian government decided to allocate €110,000 to help the state of Maryland fight the novel coronavirus. Maryland is a long-time security and defence partner of Estonia. The relations began in the early 1990s with military cooperation and links have expanded to include many areas, such as education, cyber space, …

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The Estonian-initiated World Cleanup Day raises awareness about cigarette butt pollution

The third World Cleanup Day, engaging millions of people across the globe on 19 September, aims to raise awareness about the devastating effect that waste cigarette butts cause to our environment. This year, the World Cleanup Day, initiated by the Tallinn-based NGO, Let’s Do It World, draws a particular attention …

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Dame Jane Goodall endorses the Estonian-initiated World Cleanup Day

Dame Jane Goodall, the British primatologist and the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, has given her support to the World Cleanup Day that this year takes place on 19 September across the world. “I wholeheartedly support World Cleanup Day. Waste and waste management are huge problems around the world,” she said in a …

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra introduces a “virtual concert hall”

The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and its new chief conductor and artistic director, Olari Elts, will begin its 94th season both at the Estonia Concert Hall and a virtual concert hall; the first concert will be broadcast live for free on the new online platform on 11 September. On 11 …

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VIDEO: Anne Akiko Meyers performs “Estonian Lullaby” by Arvo Pärt

Anne Akiko Meyers, an American concert violinist and the top-selling classical instrumentalist of 2014 on Billboard’s traditional classical charts, has released a recording of Arvo Pärt’s “Estonian Lullaby for Violin and Piano”, dedicated to her by the maestro; her performance is accompanied by a beautiful animated video. The piece was …

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Twenty most attractive employers in Estonia

CVKeskus, a leading online job searching platform in Estonia, has published its annual list of the most attractive employers in the country. CVKeskus’s 2020 survey of the most attractive employers is based on the responses of 5,699 employees. The Estonian branch of the Swedish telecommunications company, Telia, was chosen to …

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LIVE: Estonia holds a discussion on human rights in Belarus at the UN Security Council

On the initiative of Estonia, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, and backed by many United Nations member states, a high-level meeting will be held to discuss human rights abuses in Belarus. Belarus, a country bordering the Baltic states of Latvia and Lithuania as well as Russia, Poland …

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The University of Tartu among the 300 best universities in the world

The University of Tartu has achieved its best-ever ranking in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The oldest and largest university in Estonia shares the 251–300th position in the World University Rankings 2021, compiled by the British journal, Times Higher Education, since 2004. The ranking considers 13 performance …

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German jets are protecting the Baltic airspace

The German Air Force Eurofighter detachment has taken over the augmenting role of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission at Ämari Air Base in Estonia, protecting the region against Russian aircraft. Germany took over the role from the French Air Force Mirage 2000-5 detachment on 31 August. The Baltic Air Policing …

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Estonians live longer

Life expectancy in Estonia has increased for both genders – and slightly more for males, the latest statistics shows. According to Statistics Estonia, the country’s official statistics agency, in 2019, life expectancy at birth was 74.4 years for males and 82.8 years for females. Life expectancy in the country has increased …

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