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.

The majority of the Estonian youth say inequality is an essential topic

Nearly 2,000 young people in Estonia contributed to the development of the new EU Youth Strategy, highlighting the need for the community to focus more on equal treatment, the consequences of actions on the internet and the mental health of youth. According to the EU Youth Strategy’s survey, the Estonian …

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Baltic art classics exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, will feature symbolist art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania dating from the late 19th century to the 1930s. The exhibition, “Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” (“Âmes sauvages. Le symbolisme dans les pays baltes”), is due to be opened on 10 …

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Estonian ICT company Cybernetica to participate in the first project backed by the European Defence Fund

Cybernetica, an Estonian ICT company that researches, develops and manufactures software solutions, maritime surveillance and radio communications systems, will participate in the pan-European military research programme OCEAN2020. The Estonian company will participate in the research programme with a consortium of 42 European companies, led by the Italian aerospace and defence …

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Central bank: the Estonian economy had the most successful year since the economic crisis

The Bank of Estonia, the country’s central bank, has said 2017 was the most successful one for the Estonian economy after the economic crisis; however, it also advised to be cautious about the future. According to the Estonia’s central bank, the economic growth climbed to almost 5%, having been stalled …

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“Adam’s Passion” – a unique cooperation by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson premieres in Berlin

Three years after its premiere in Tallinn, the Estonian capital, a joint venture of Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson reaches the Berlin Concert House. In 2015, the Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, and the American theatre visionary, Robert Wilson, combined their creative forces and came up with a mesmerising music theatre …

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Estonia to move ahead with the “data embassy” concept

The Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, passed an act that would allow Estonia to host its critical databases in Luxembourg. Based on the ratified agreement, the data relevant for ensuring the continuity of the Estonian state can be hosted at the Luxembourg national data centre. It is hoped that this step will …

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The government is to give 100,000 Estonians information about their genetic risks

The Estonian government will allocate €5 million to a development project that aims to collect the genetic data of 100,000 people and integrate it into everyday medical practice by giving people feedback of their personal genetic risks. The general purpose of the project is to boost the development of personalised …

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Estonian documentary makers to release a vinyl with Soviet hippie music

The Estonian filmmakers behind the “Soviet Hippies” documentary that is currently making waves at international film festivals will soon release its soundtrack that was completely based on the music from the Soviet underground. The bare fact that there was a hippie movement in the Soviet Union might come as a surprise …

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An Estonian architecture company designs an installation for a festival in Winnipeg

A wooden installation comprising of two towers, designed by the Estonian architecture company, b210, was selected from among 180 proposals submitted to the international arts and architecture festival Warming Huts, an urban outdoor winter festival in Winnipeg, Canada.  The Warming Huts festival commissions several installations each year, with the projects to …

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