Sten Hankewitz

Sten Hankewitz is a lifelong journalist and the Executive 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.

Estonia’s e-Governance Academy to lead digital transformation for Ukraine

In November 2020, the European Union launched the EU4DigitalUA project with the EU financial contribution of €25 million to support Ukrainian digital transformation and harmonisation with the EU Digital Single Market; the Estonian e-Governance Academy is to lead the implementation of the electronic governance and cybersecurity tasks of the project, …

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Three Estonian ministries had significant data breaches in November

According to the Estonian Information System Authority – also known by its Estonian acronym, RIA – three Estonian ministries reported cybersecurity incidents in November that resulted in significant breaches of personal data. The three ministries were the economy ministry, the foreign ministry and the social affairs ministry. “The affected ministries …

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A new virtual marketplace connects Estonian service providers to e-residents

A new virtual e-residency marketplace helps Estonia’s e-residents connect with and find cooperation partners among Estonian service providers. Over 75,000 Estonian e-residents have already established over 15,000 Estonian companies; about one in five e-residents creates an Estonian business. The renewed virtual e-residency marketplace offers e-residents a convenient way to find …

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An Estonian anti-masker made a complete fool out of himself by protesting against masks while wearing one. Photo: screenshot from the video.

An Estonian anti-masker makes a fool out of himself by wearing – yup – a mask

An Estonian anti-mask demonstrator made a complete fool out of himself by giving an interview to a local TV channel while protesting against the country’s mask mandate while wearing a mask. The young man, who, in his own words, was protesting the mask mandate that the government finally instituted in …

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Telecom giant Telia and Estonian robotics company Cleveron team up to bring self-service pods to Estonia’s small towns

The Nordic telecom giant, Telia, and Estonian robotics company Cleveron are teaming up to bring self-service pods that carry Telia’s most popular products to Estonian small towns where having traditional service officers is not viable. According to a statement by Cleveron, Telia will set up a self-service pod in a …

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Estonia is hosting the Global Conference for Media Freedom in 2021

Estonia will be hosting the Global Conference for Media Freedom in 2021, an event designed to strengthen joint efforts in defending media freedom worldwide and to connect with journalists and media workers, civil society and governments. According to the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, Estonia was taking on the responsibility …

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An online publication names Tallinn the 12th biggest startup hub in Europe

EU-Startups.com, an online publication focussing on startups in Europe, has named the Estonian capital, Tallinn, the 12th biggest startup hub in Europe. The website says it has published an annual ranking of Europe’s biggest startup hubs since 2011, and in the rankings of 2020, Tallinn is listed on the 12th …

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Estonian cyber security company CybExer to build a cyber range for Luxembourg

Estonian cyber security company CybExer has been awarded a three-year contract by the Luxembourg Directorate of Defence for the acquisition of a cyber range – an IT-systems’ simulation environment for enhancing an organisation’s cyber defence capabilities through training and testing activities. The Directorate of Defence of Luxembourg recently decided to …

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British comparison website: Tallinn is the top 16th place for expats to move

According to MoverDB, a British moving services comparison website, the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is the top 16th place for expats to move after the novel coronavirus pandemic. The website says in its 2021 guide, “The World’s 25 Best Cities for Expats to Move to Post COVID-19”, that it is highlighting …

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People arriving in Estonia from all European countries subjected to self-isolation

People arriving in Estonia from all European countries will have to self-isolate for 10 days due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The mandatory self-isolation applies to people arriving in Estonia from a European country with an infection rate above 50 people per 100,000 inhabitants. Based on the coronavirus …

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