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 the New Hampshire Seacoast. 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.

People arriving in Estonia from only one European country must self-isolate

In the week of 28 June, people arriving in Estonia from only one European country have to self-isolate to curb the spread of the coronavirus and its different strains. A 10-day self-isolation requirement applies on entering Estonia from a country in the European Union, the European Economic Area and the …

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Two Estonian actors have been cast in the new Netflix series, “Vikings: Valhalla”

Two Estonian actors – Pääru Oja and Henessi Schmidt – have been cast in the new Netflix series, “Vikings: Valhalla”, which is a sequel to the highly popular series, “Vikings”. Pääru Oja is a 31-year-old Estonian actor who has starred in the Estonian TV series, “Kättemaksukontor” (The Office of Revenge), …

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Milrem's THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle is the centre of the system to be created for the iMUGS project. Photo by Milrem.

Estonian robotics company Milrem to share its knowhow with the European Space Agency

The Estonian robotics company, Milrem, has secured a European Space Agency contract to start applying its autonomy capabilities toward planetary rovers. The current project, planned as the first in a series of projects, is for mapping the current state of the art of planetary rovers and for developing tools to …

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British Red Arrows air acrobats to perform a show in Tallinn on 23 June

On the Estonian Victory Day, June 23, the British Royal Air Force Aerobatic team, called the Red Arrows, will display an airshow over Tallinn Bay. On the morning of the same day, the Red Arrows will fly over the Victory Day parade in Paide, in which the soldiers of the …

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People arriving in Estonia from two European countries need to self-isolate

In the week of 21 June, people arriving in Estonia from two European countries need to self-isolate to curb the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. A 10-day self-isolation requirement applies on entering Estonia from a country in the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Schengen area …

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Three Estonian towns are in the top 10 of Europe’s air cleanliness list

Three Estonian towns – Tallinn, Narva and Tartu – are in the top 10 of the European Environment Agency’s air cleanliness list. In the European Environment Agency’s city and town air quality list, they’re ranked from the cleanest city/town to the most polluted, on the basis of average levels of …

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The Estonian e-residency programme makes a €15 million profit

The Estonian e-residency programme in 2020 made what it says was a record-breaking return, earning a revenue of €19.7 million with costs amounting to €4.85 million – therefore making the programme’s profit €14.85 million. “The profit made last year is thus far the largest in the programme’s history, bringing in …

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Estonian prime minister meets president Biden at the NATO summit

The Estonian prime minister, Kaja Kallas, on 14 June met with the new US president, Joe Biden, at the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium; the US head of state affirmed strong support for Estonia. Kallas met with Biden together with the Latvian president, Egils Levits, and the Lithuanian president, Gitanas …

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Over half of Estonians consider same-sex attraction acceptable

For the first time in the last ten years, more than half of Estonians consider same-sex attraction acceptable, according to a recent survey on the attitudes towards LGBT topics in Estonia. The Estonian Human Rights Centre has conducted five public opinion surveys in the last ten years, and the latest, …

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