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LIVE BLOG: Estonian World brings you Estonian European Parliament election results

Estonian World brings you the results of the Estonian European Parliament election of 2019 in a live blog, starting around 8:00 PM EEDT (6 PM UK time; 1 PM ET). The deputy editor-in-chief of Estonian World, Sten Hankewitz, will also be live-tweeting the results. 02:55We’re wrapping up here for now – the …

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LGBT+ rights: Estonia ranks 21st on Rainbow Europe map

Estonia ranks 21st among the 49 European countries in terms of the laws and policies that protect the rights of the LGBT+ community, according to an assessment by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). Now in its 10th year, the ILGA-Europe ranking analysed laws and policies …

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15 years of Estonia’s EU membership – victories, challenges and future developments

Estonia has been a member state of the European Union for 15 years – Estonian World takes a closer look at the journey towards the EU, the biggest achievements during these years and contemplates the developments and challenges the country might face in the future.  The first vote in my …

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Estonia slightly improves its happiness ranking

According to the World Happiness Report 2019, Estonians are the 55th happiest people in the world, having improved their ranking compared with 2018 by eight places. In the World Happiness Report 2018, Estonia only ranked 63rd. The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, …

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WATCH: Estonian EU parliament candidates explain what they stand for

Organised by the Open Estonia Foundation, Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament debated in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May; watch the candidates explaining what they stand for in Europe. The European Parliament …

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Estonian EU parliament candidates to debate the future of Europe at a public event

Organised by Estonishing Evenings, the Open Estonia Foundation and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament will debate in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May at 7PM; the event is open to the public. The European Parliament …

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Estonian World is again rated number one authority on Estonia by a French agency

Estonian World has again been rated the number one authority on Estonia on the social media by the Paris-based agency, Agilience. According to the agency, Estonian World “is rated #1 Estonia authority, covering also Tallinn and [the] Baltic states” for May 2019. The Estonian government is rated the number two …

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30 pictures of the Soviet-era street scenes in Tallinn

Estonian World takes a glimpse into an increasingly forgotten era – the street scenes of the Soviet Union-occupied Estonia (1944-1991) and, specifically, the country’s capital Tallinn at the time. The Hungarian-made Ikarus bus was the backbone of the Tallinn public transport system in the 1970s and 80s, all the way …

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Queen Margrethe to visit Estonia for the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will pay a visit to Estonia in June, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag that has a mythical connection to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. The Danish legend says the country got its flag, known as the Dannebrog, during the battle that took …

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