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.

Former Estonian president joins prominent Facebook critics to form an independent oversight board

A former president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, has joined a new initiative, founded by prominent critics of the social media platform, Facebook – a new independent oversight board whose goal is to analyse and critique Facebook’s content moderation decisions, policies and other platform issues in the run-up to the …

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Finland bans Estonian tourists due to the country’s coronavirus infection rate

Finland is banning tourists from Estonia, starting Monday, 28 September, due to Estonia’s coronavirus infection rate. The Finnish government decided that Estonians can only enter the country to return home, to go to work, for transiting through or for an emergency reason. For the purposes of tourism, Estonians can for …

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The US and Estonia sign an agreement for collaborative research in cyber defence

The United States Army and the Estonian ministry of defence signed an agreement on 14 September that will enable the two countries to conduct future collaborative science and technology efforts in cyber defence. The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center – a component of Army …

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Craig and Kirsty Stenzel taking a selfie with the Tallinn Old Town in the background. Photo from the couple's Instagram.

Two Britons have been stuck in Estonia for the past seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic

Two Britons who left the United Kingdom to tour the world got stuck in Estonia for the past seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic – and they say Estonia is the best place to be trapped in. The British tabloid, The Sun, reported that Craig and Kirsty Stenzel quit …

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US Black Hawk helicopters are to train in the Estonian airspace

Many US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Ämari Air Base in Estonia on 13 September to take part in exercises around Ämari, the central training ground and around the town of Tapa in the following week. The main purpose of the helicopters is to train their cooperation with …

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People arriving in Estonia from 29 European countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 14 September, people arriving in Estonia from 29 European countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks. These countries are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, …

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The Latvian-Estonian border between the Estonian town of Valga and the Latvian town of Valka. Photo by Vesahjr, shared under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

Latvia imposes a self-isolation requirement on Estonians entering the country

The Estonian foreign ministry has announced that due to the increased coronavirus infection rate in Estonia, Latvia is imposing a self-isolation requirement on people arriving in the country from Estonia, starting 12:00 AM on Saturday, 12 September. According to the Estonian foreign ministry, mandatory self-isolation does not apply when entering …

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Estonian researchers test a self-driving car at the Rally Estonia test stage

Estonian researchers from the University of Tartu and rideshare provider Bolt tested a self-driving car at the Rally Estonia test stage on 4 September; the vehicle became the world’s first self-driving car to successfully drive at the official World Rally Championship rally stage. “The goal of the test drive was …

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Estonian Ott Tänak wins the inaugural WRC Rally Estonia

Estonian rally driver Ott Tänak and his copilot, Martin Järveoja, on 6 September won the inaugural full-calendar WRC event, Rally Estonia, held in the southern parts of the country. Tänak and Järveoja took an early lead the day earlier and rallied to the victory on 6 September with a time …

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People arriving in Estonia from 29 European countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks

Based on the coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 7 September, people arriving in Estonia from 29 European countries will have to self-isolate for two weeks. These countries are: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the …

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