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.

US Marines teach Estonian youths first aid and orienteering

US Marines who arrived in Estonia ahead of the 47th annual maritime exercise, Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), are visiting schools and local communities to teach youths about first aid, orienteering and teamwork. The Marines arrived in Tallinn on 25 May ahead of the BALTOPS exercise that will take place in Sweden, …

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Estonia drops four places in the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings

Estonia has in 2019 dropped four places in the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings and is now ranked 35th. IMD, an independent business school, based in Switzerland and Singapore, ranks Estonia 35th in this year’s index. The index doesn’t specify what caused Estonia’s drop, but it says that “competitiveness across Europe …

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An interactive cyber law toolkit launched in Tallinn

The Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has launched an interactive web-based resource for legal professionals and students, called the Cyber Law Toolkit. The toolkit was launched at the 11th Annual Conference on Cyber Conflict – or CyCon 2019 – in Tallinn, Estonia, on 29 May. According to …

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The US and Estonia sign a five-year road map on defence cooperation

The United States and Estonia signed a five-year defence cooperation agreement at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, that will continue the cooperation between the two countries through 2024. The document was signed by the acting assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs, Kathryn L. Wheelbarger, and the Estonian undersecretary …

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LIVE FEED: Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict

From 28-31 May, Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict – or CyCon, as it’s known – and Estonian World is providing a live stream of some of the keynote speeches at the conference. CyCon is bringing together over 600 key experts and decision-makers from the global …

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An Estonian email address was used to make a bomb threat against a Kyiv synagogue

An email address with the Estonian domain was used to make a bomb threat to the Brodsky synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine; people were evacuated from the temple and no explosives were found. According to the Estonian newspaper, Postimees, the email with the bomb threat was sent from motorola_dnr_1488@mail.ee in the …

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Estonian-founded TransferWise is now the most valuable fintech startup in Europe

The Estonian-founded money transfer startup, TransferWise, is now the most valuable fintech startup in Europe after a new investment round that values the company at USD3.5 billion. The Estonian-founded, London-based company, raised USD292 in a round of funding, giving it a valuation of 3.5 billion US dollars. To date, the …

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World-famous Christopher Nolan is to shoot a movie in Estonia

The world-famous director, Christopher Nolan, is in the summer of 2019 going to shoot his new movie in Estonia – and no, it’s not April Fools. The new spy thriller, titled “Tenet”, has already started shooting, according to a statement by Warner Brothers. It will be filmed on location across …

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