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.

Estonians popping up in Uganda – the story of Pop Up Kampala (video)

One would not expect to find an Estonian-run café in East Africa. Yet, it turns out that there is at least one — Pop Up Café in Kampala, Uganda. A cafeteria with a small garden in Ntinda area of Kampala, where people can enjoy self-roasted coffee and delicious meals. But what makes this …

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Rock Summer 25 brings a sense of nostalgia to Tallinn

Three years before the Soviet Union collapsed, a rock festival took place in Tallinn, Estonia. It wasn’t an ordinary festival — the Rock Summer or “Glasnost Rock”, as it was known in 1988, was at the time the most international rock festival ever to take place behind the Iron Curtain. Initiated …

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Tallinn competes for the title of the most intelligent community in the world

Back in January we were the first Estonian media channel to report that Tallinn was named as one of the seven most intelligent city communities in the world by the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum. June 07 is the day to find out whether it has become the most intelligent one. …

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British-Estonian political columnist Abdul Turay: “A Jamaican is culturally more similar to an Englishman than an Estonian.”

Abdul Turay is a British-Estonian political columnist working for Estonia’s leading national newspaper Postimees. After living and working in Estonia for so many years, he published his first book “Väike Valge Riik” (“A Small White Nation”) in December 2012 (the English version is due this fall). The book deals with …

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What can others learn from Estonian entrepreneurs – lessons from Europe’s startup capital

Despite having a population of just 1,300,000 – just a sixth the size of London’s – the tiny Nordic country of Estonia has more business start-ups per head than any other country in Europe. So what can other aspiring European entrepreneurs learn from their successful counterparts to the North? It’s …

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Is the London-based money transfer firm TransferWise the next big thing to come out from Estonia?

Europas – Europe’s equivalent of  Tech Startup Oscars – took  place in Berlin on Tuesday evening with over 1,000 guests gathering to celebrate the best of the continent’s tech entrepreneurship. Estonian-owned TransferWise was among them and didn’t come away empty-handed. Among the audience were two young, London-based Estonian startuppers – …

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