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Estonia launches a global survey for the Estonian community abroad

The Estonian foreign ministry invites all Estonians living abroad to take part in a survey to collect feedback on the engagement of the expat community and their satisfaction with consular services. The foreign ministry said that “it was vital to keep in touch with the Estonian community across the globe”. …

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Only people arriving in Estonia from one European country don’t need to self-isolate

Starting from Monday, 26 October, only people arriving in Estonia from one European country – Norway – don’t need to self-isolate for two weeks. The mandatory self-isolation does not apply to passengers arriving in Estonia from a country of the European Union and the European Economic Area, the Schengen area …

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Gallery: Hundreds rally in support of Estonia’s LGBT community

Approximately 250-300 people on 18 October gathered at Tallinn’s Freedom Square in protest against a referendum on the definition of marriage, proposed by the Estonian Conservative People’s Party – also known as EKRE; the populist party, part of the coalition government, wants to define marriage as a union of a …

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The US Library of Congress selects Estonian World for inclusion in its web archives

The United States Library of Congress has selected Estonian World for inclusion in its web archives. “We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record,” the US Library of Congress said in its email where it asked for permission to provide public access …

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Only people coming to Estonia from three European countries don’t have to self-isolate

From Monday, 19 October, only people coming from Cyprus, Greece and Norway don’t have to self-isolate when they arrive in Estonia; people coming from the rest of Europe need to self-quarantine for two weeks once they arrive in Estonia. From 19 October, the limit related to the self-isolation requirement in …

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Estonia’s interior minister: Let our gays run to Sweden

Mart Helme, Estonia’s current interior minister and one of the leaders of the governing populist Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE), told in an interview with Deutsche Welle that his attitude towards gays is unfriendly and Estonian gays could be better off in Sweden. The Russian version of Deutsche Welle – a …

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Estonia eases COVID entry restrictions

The Estonian government has revised its coronavirus self-isolation requirement rules – when previously, people coming from a European country with 16 new infections per 100,000 people in the last two weeks had to self-isolate, then now the new infection rate was raised to 50 per 100,000. “The mandatory self-isolation does …

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Tallinn’s Kalamaja among the “40 coolest neighbourhoods in the world”

TimeOut magazine has included the Kalamaja district in the Estonian capital among the “coolest neighbourhoods in the world”. The magazine said it “surveyed thousands and asked local experts to rank the greatest places right now for fun, food, culture and community”. The shortlist is based on the opinions of 38,000 …

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Seven Estonian locations included in the global top 100 sustainable destinations

Seven locations in Estonia – three towns, two islands, a county and a national park – have been included in the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations 2020 list. The Sustainable Top 100 Destinations competition, organised by 12 international organisations under the Green Destinations umbrella, aims to showcase sustainable tourism stories and …

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Of European countries, only people from Finland and Latvia arriving in Estonia don’t have to self-isolate

Based on the novel coronavirus infection rate, starting from Monday, 5 October, of European countries, only people from Finland and Latvia arriving in Estonia don’t have to self-isolate for two weeks. The self-isolation requirement also doesn’t apply to people arriving from the Vatican, but realistically no one can come to …

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