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.

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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Foreign ambassadors urge Estonia to do more about the HIV epidemic

The American, British and Finnish ambassadors to Estonia urge the parliament to do more about the spread of HIV in the country, saying the situation of the epidemic is “gravely concerning”. The US ambassador, James D Melville, Jr, the British ambassador, Chris Holtby, and the Finnish ambassador, Kristi Narinen, have …

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Estonian clean-up initiative aims to engage 150 countries in 2018

The Estonian global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries all over the world for a massive waste clean-up on 8 September 2018; to kickstart the event, the organisers have launched a crowdfunding campaign. “With our crowdfunding campaign, we’re taking the first real step to …

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Estonia scores ninth in the world by economic freedom

Estonia has scored ninth in the world by economic freedom in the Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Index of Economic Freedom; compared with the last year, Estonia has dropped by one place. The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, says in its report that the Estonian economy continues to benefit from the …

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