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.

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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Three Estonian children’s books among the 2020 best list

The Munich-based International Youth Library released The White Ravens 2020 catalogue that contains information about the 200 best children’s books in the world; this year, the selection includes books from three Estonian authors: Aidi Vallik, Jaanus Vaiksoo and Piret Jaaks. The catalogue is published by the International Youth Library in …

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Global study: Estonian boys the third tallest in the world

A global study, involving hundreds of researchers and published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest general medical journals, shows that in 2019, the 19-year-old boys who were on average the tallest in the world, lived in the Netherlands, Montenegro and Estonia. The scientists behind the study pooled over …

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A call to collect films showcasing lives of Estonians abroad

The Tallinn-based Vabamu Museum and the Estonian television channel, ETV2, are collecting films showcasing the lives of Estonian communities abroad; the collection initiative is set to last until 31 December 2020. ETV2 and the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom are collecting 8 mm and Super 8 films recording the …

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Estonia brings together young people to develop green ideas

Estonia, as the coordinator of the Nordic-Baltic cooperation format NB8 – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden – will bring together young people from eight countries to develop green ideas as part of international cooperation. During the idea creation day, “Empowering Youth on 21 November: Green Together”, …

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UPDATED: Estonia’s interior minister: Joe Biden and his son are corrupt characters

Mart Helme, the Estonian interior minister and the deputy leader of the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party, also known as EKRE, said on 8 November that Joe Biden was elected president of the United States by the “state” and the president-elect and his son, Hunter Biden, are “corrupt characters”. Helme …

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Estonia launches a global survey for the Estonian community abroad

The Estonian foreign ministry invites all Estonians living abroad to take part in a survey to collect feedback on the engagement of the expat community and their satisfaction with consular services. The foreign ministry said that “it was vital to keep in touch with the Estonian community across the globe. …

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Tallinn named the “2020 Intelligent Community of the Year”

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, succeeds Taoyuan in Taiwan as the “number one intelligent community”. The “intelligent community” title is handed over annually by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) – a global network of 180 cities, metro regions and counties, with a think tank at its heart. The think …

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An Estonian crowdfunding platform launches a blockchain-based secondary market

Fundwise, an Estonian equity-based crowdfunding platform, has launched of a blockchain-based secondary market, in collaboration with the security token issuance and settlement platform, Ignium. “Through the partnership, investments in Fundwise will be tokenised through Ignium’s security token issuance and settlement platform. Investors from around the globe can then invest in …

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