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.

Politico lists Estonia’s Kaja Kallas as one of the most influential MEPs

The Politico magazine has picked the chair of the Estonian Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, as one of the 40 members of the European Parliament “who mattered in 2014-2019”, the current term of the legislative body of the European Union. “As MEPs’ terms come to an end this month ahead of …

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The Tartu Science Park opens a business incubator for game developers

The Tartu Science Park has opened a new business incubator for game developers; it can be joined by teams that already have an idea for a game and have no more than three years of work experience. “We are starting to support game developers because we see great potential in …

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Estonian delivery startup Starship is rolling into university campuses

The Estonian delivery startup, Starship Technologies, is rolling into university campuses with its delivery robots, having launched at Northern Arizona University recently. Starship, together with Sodexo, a provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services, launched the delivery robots at the end of March with Einstein Bros Bagels and …

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UK to deploy nearly 2,000 military personnel to the Baltic Sea in May

The United Kingdom will deploy nearly 2,000 armed forces personnel to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises in support of European security. Sailors and marines from all nations of the UK-led high-readiness Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will take part in the deployment due to take place in …

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The 70th anniversary of NATO confirms the solidarity of the alliance

On 4 April, a ministerial meeting marked the 70th anniversary of NATO and confirmed the solidarity of the alliance. At the meeting, the talks covered the future of NATO and the changing security situation, including Russia and the effect of the violation of the INF Treaty, the Estonian foreign ministry …

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The Bank of Estonia: growth in the economy will slow; the economy still to perform above average

According to the Bank of Estonia, the country’s central bank, growth in the Estonian economy will slow in the coming years to two per cent, but the economy will continue to perform better than average. The central bank said in a news release that it would be a mistake to …

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Estonian ride-sharing company Bolt awarded as the best young-led startup

At the Startup Europe Awards ceremony, held in Romania, the Estonian ride-sharing company Bolt was awarded as the best young-led startup in Europe. At the awards ceremony in late March, the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation awarded five significant startups in Europe for their social impact. Bolt – formerly …

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Estonia to host the world’s largest cyber exercise

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is to host the annual NATO Locked Shields cyber exercise from 8-12 April – the world’s largest of its kind. The exercise is organised by the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to …

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Lennart Meri, the president many loved, and everybody respected

Today, the former president and foreign minister, Lennart Meri, would’ve celebrated his 90th birthday; a Statesman with a capital S, he’s one of the founding fathers of the Estonian post-occupation success story, and one of the politicians in Estonia that everybody truly respected. My best friend celebrates his birthday on …

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