Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and Deputy Editor at Estonian World. Having lived in Estonia, Spain, the UK and all around the US, he now resides in Chicago, IL. He loves to write and besides working at Estonian World and doing some occasional blogging, he writes books and contributes to other outlets in Estonia, Israel and elsewhere. He has strong convictions and he shows them unashamedly. You can follow him on Twitter, like his page on Facebook or check out his personal blog. You can write to Sten at sten@estonianworld.com.

Survey: Estonia is millennial expats’ second-favourite country to settle

According to a recent survey, Estonia is millennial expats’ second-favourite country to settle or at least to live in. The 2019 Expat Insider Survey is compiled by InterNations, a global network with members in 420 cities. The survey is based on the answers from 20,259 respondents around the world. According …

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A golf course in Pärnu, Estonia, among the top 100 golf courses in the world

The Pärnu Bay Golf Links golf course has been included in the top 100 golf courses in the world in 2020 list, compiled by Golfscape, an online golf reservation service. The golf course in Pärnu is listed 88th in this year’s top. “Here, links golf is embodied in true form. …

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Estonia’s new defence development plan will increase investments in communication and awareness

The Estonian defence minister, Jüri Luik, has approved the new defence development plan for 2021-2024 that will increase investments in the development of situational awareness, communication capabilities and units. According to Luik, the plan focuses on manned and equipped combat units of the Defence Forces and the Defence League that …

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The Museum of Occupations celebrates the Independence Day with a special programme

The Estonian Museum of Occupations and Freedom is to celebrate the country’s Independence Day on 24 February with a special programme with activities for the entire family. The museum and the KGB prison cells will open their doors to the public at 8:00 AM on 24 February. The museum will …

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Estonian startup FanSifter joins a leading music tech accelerator programme

The Estonian fan and ticketing data analytics and marketing optimisation automation startup, FanSifter, has raised USD300,000 in the pre-seed investment round and is the first Estonian startup to join a leading music tech startups’ accelerator programme, Techstars Music Los Angeles. “FanSifter is a machine learning-powered fan data analytics platform which …

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A fashion event in Estonia invites designers to submit their works for showcasing

The Estonian Fashion Festival 2020 is inviting designers from all over the world to submit their works to be potentially showcased at three fashion shows. “As of today, the design contest for the thee distinctive fashions shows of the Estonian Fashion Festival is open for everyone to apply,” the organisers …

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Exhibition of weapons after a children’s parade in Rostov-on-Don. Photo: screenshot from the report.

Estonian foreign intelligence: we’re particularly threatened by Russia

The Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service says in its 2020 annual report that the country is particularly threatened by Russia whose leadership is aggressively and actively opposed to the democratic world order. The foreign intelligence says in its report, “International Security and Estonia”, that the world has not become a more secure …

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Foreign minister Reinsalu: Estonian foreign policy is centred on protecting national interests

The Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, said in his annual foreign policy address on 11 February that the country’s foreign policy is centred on protecting its national interests in the world. Reinsalu gave the annual foreign policy address at the Estonian parliament, presenting an overview of the main foreign policy …

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