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.

Estonian ultracapacitor maker chosen for the Global Cleantech 100 list

The Estonian ultracapacitor maker, Skeleton Technologies, was for the sixth year in a row chosen for the Global Cleantech 100 list by Cleantech Group. The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 is the 11th edition of the annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. “It features the private, …

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Estonian ridesharing platform Bolt gets access to €50 million venture debt facility

The European Investment Bank has signed a €50 million venture debt facility with the Estonian ridesharing startup, Bolt; the financing is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. According to a statement by the company, the goal of the funding is to support Bolt’s product development and research in …

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Estonia is not to attend a Holocaust remembrance event in Israel

None of the Estonian leaders will represent the country in Israel at a high-level Holocaust remembrance event on 23 January even though almost all European Union member states will attend. The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, is currently in Antarctica with an expedition celebrating the bicentennial of the discovery of the …

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Reporters Without Borders expresses concerns about investigative journalism in Estonia

Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, has expressed “extreme” concern about investigative journalism in Estonia in the light of a crisis in Postimees, the country’s leading newspaper. Reporters Without Borders said in a 13 …

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Estonian and Finnish towns recycle their Christmas trees into drinks

When Helsinki city took down its Christmas tree on the early morning of the second day of 2020, the founders of the Saaremaa-based drinks company, Lahhentagge, were picking up the branches. Helsinki was the first of the four Baltic Sea coastal towns – alongside Loviisa in southern Finland and the …

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Tallinn selected as one of 21 European cities to join a new digital innovation programme

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, has been selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of 21 European cities to join a new digital innovation programme; as part of it, the cities will receive technical support, access to a network of city leaders and training from global innovation experts to improve services. According …

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TripAdvisor lists Tallinn as a European destination for a magical winter getaway

The American travel website, TripAdvisor, has listed the Estonian capital, Tallinn, as one of seven picturesque destinations in Europe for a “magical wintertime getaway”. TripAdvisor on 11 January published a list of seven destinations in Europe that people should visit, especially in the wintertime. And even though the holiday season …

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Three-day startup conference in Tartu to feature international speakers

At the end of January, one of the biggest business conferences in the Baltics, the sTARTUp Day, will take place in Tartu, Estonia, and is to feature a speaker from a global company like Fiverr. The conference is taking place from 29-31 January, lasting for three days with four stages …

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