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 scientists to protest the populist government’s decision to freeze funding on research

In response to the new government’s decision to reverse on its promise to increase spending on research and development, young Estonian scientists are organising several street protests and a strike. In late 2018, all the major political parties, par the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE), pledged to increase public spend …

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Taavet Hinrikus.

TransferWise cofounder: the new government’s damage to Estonia’s reputation is disastrous

Taavet Hinrikus, one of the founders of TransferWise, the most successful Estonian-founded startup, said in an interview that Estonia’s new populist and far-right government has caused immeasurable damage to the country’s reputation.  In an interview given to Estonian daily newspaper, Postimees, Taavet Hinrikus – a cofounder of the London-based money …

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Estonian-founded cybersecurity startup RangeForce raises USD1.5M in seed funding

RangeForce, an Estonia and New York-based startup, has raised USD1.5 million in seed funding for cybersecurity simulation-based learning platform. The Estonian-founded startup raised the funding from Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Trind Ventures. RangeForce helps companies deal with their cybersecurity and information security vulnerabilities by training their security specialists …

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Estonian film industry aims to catch attention in Cannes

Estonia is represented with the pavilion at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France, showcasing the country’s movies and its movie industry, aiming to catch attention. Under the leadership of the Estonian Film Institute, tens of Estonian movie professionals are represented at the festival, taking place from 14 to 25 …

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An exhibition about communist crimes opens in Tallinn

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory opened an exhibition about the international crimes of communism at the former Patarei prison in Tallinn. The exhibition, “Communism is Prison”, educates visitors on the ideology and international crimes of communism as well as giving hindsight into the history of the former Patarei prison …

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LIVE: An international digital governance conference in Tallinn hosts 110 countries

The fifth annual International e-Governance Conference in Estonia will focus on digital transformation roadmaps and present case studies from African and European countries, and beyond; it will be attended by 110 countries. Electronic governance – or e-governance, as it’s known in Estonia – is the application of information and communication technology for delivering government services and …

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LGBT+ rights: Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map

Estonia ranks 21st among the 49 European countries in terms of the laws and policies that protect the rights of the LGBT+ community, according to an assessment by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Now in its 10th year, the ILGA-Europe ranking analysed laws and policies …

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Estonian far-right minister resigns after a day in office

Marti Kuusik, the IT and foreign trade minister, appointed by the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) to the new government, was forced to resign after just a day in the office, in the face of domestic violence allegations against him – which, shockingly, include twice breaking his former wife’s …

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Queen Margrethe to visit Estonia for the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will pay a visit to Estonia in June, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag that has a mythical connection to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. The Danish legend says the country got its flag, known as the Dannebrog, during the battle that took …

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