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Microsoft founder Bill Gates becomes an Estonian e-resident

Microsoft founder and former CEO Bill Gates has become an e-resident of Estonia after having received the digital ID-card as an early birthday present from the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas. Gates, an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, received the e-resident’s ID-card during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, where he and …

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Estonia is the 32nd most competitive economy in the world

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2018, Estonia is the 32nd most competitive economy in the world. Covering 140 economies, the Global Competitiveness Index measures national competitiveness – defined as the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity. Estonia is preceded by …

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Estonia to have a dedicated centre for expat professionals

Six Estonian institutions and the city of Tallinn will open the International House of Estonia by the end of 2018 in the capital’s Ülemiste City area – the idea is to help expat specialists with information and services in one place. The International House of Estonia will aim to provide …

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Estonia’s e-residency 2.0: Making it beneficial for everyone

Estonia’s e-residency programme is going through a period of change as Estonians from across the public and private sector work together to develop an initiative called e-residency 2.0. This article is commercial content. Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid recently said that a small country like Estonia has only one natural resource and …

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Ireland and Estonia are a good match, a co-founder of the Irish-Estonian Business Network says

Rachel Armstrong, a co-founder of the Irish-Estonian Business Network, says in an interview with Estonian World that Estonia and Ireland could be very good partners – Estonia is good in technical tasks and Ireland in sales and strategy. How many Irish people are living in Estonia? There is a small …

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Newspaper names TransferWise founders the richest Estonians of 2018

Äripäev, the only business-oriented daily newspaper in Estonia, has published its annual richest Estonians’ list and named the two founders of the money-moving company, TransferWise, the richest citizens of the country. According to the daily, the richest Estonian citizen is Kristo Käärmann, estimating his worth at €258.2 million (USD297.4 million). …

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Pope Francis becomes an Estonian e-resident

Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican city state, became an e-resident of Estonia during his visit to the country. Francis was presented with his own digital ID card by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, during pope’s visit to Tallinn on 25 September. Pope Francis is …

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Successful Estonian startups share their experiences in London

Successful Estonian startups will be taking part in an event in London, the UK, to talk about how their companies have succeeded and the experiences they’ve gained. The event, organised by the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia will be held on 25 September near the …

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