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.

The University of Tartu among best 200 in Europe

The University of Tartu is ranked among the best 200 in Europe in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Tartu University is sharing the 181-190th place with a number of universities from all over Europe, for instance the University of Cyprus, the Polytechnic University of Turin and the …

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Estonian intelligence: Russia biggest threat to the regional security

The Estonian Information Board – the country’s foreign intelligence service – warns in its “International Security and Estonia 2016” report that the policies of the current Russian government will remain the greatest threat of the military security of the Baltic Sea region in the near future; however, a Russian attack …

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Estonia to protect patient records with Guardtime blockchain technology

The Estonian eHealth Foundation has formed a partnership with the Estonian-founded, Amsterdam-based software security company, Guardtime, to use its blockchain-based security to protect patient records. Estonia is one of the few countries in the world where a majority of citizens carry an ID-card with access to hundreds of government services. …

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VIDEO: Estonian company Milrem unveils a unique military ground vehicle

The Estonian defence solutions provider, Milrem, has unveiled the first-of-its-kind modular hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System). A multi-mission vehicle platform that can assist and replace soldiers on the battlefield in complex and hazardous tasks, THeMIS is able to reduce operational risks and work as …

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Estonian startup Paytailor introduces a new direct payment application

The Estonian startup, Paytailor, has introduced a next generation mobile wallet that enables payments specifically between a merchant and its customer via a carrier billing without the need for a card terminal. According to Paytailor, its solution allows merchants to collect payments via a mobile application into which the merchant …

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Estonian mobile mapping startup Nutiteq acquired by American company

Estonian mobile mapping software development company Nutiteq has been recently acquired by a New York-based location intelligence company CartoDB, the companies announced. The Tartu, Estonia-based company is a developer of mobile maps for smartphone platforms. Its acquisition by the American company will allow CartoDB to offer a cross-platform mobile mapping …

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E-residency enables Nasdaq Tallinn-listed companies’ shareholders to e-vote

The shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq’s Tallinn Stock Exchange can soon start voting in shareholder meetings using e-voting through Estonia’s e-residency platform. As part of the programme’s pilot, shareholders who are Estonian or Estonian e-residents will be able to participate in the corporate governance of companies more conveniently, Nasdaq …

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The UK to send warships and troops to help defend the Baltics

The United Kingdom is going to send five warships to the Baltics to help defend NATO’s eastern flank; the country will also contribute troops to a new 6,000-strong NATO force. Michael Fallon, the UK defence secretary, said that increasing the country’s NATO contributions will send a strong message “to our …

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