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Gallery: Queen Margrethe visits Estonia for the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited Estonia from 15-16 June, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag that has a mythical connection to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. The queen, who arrived in Tallinn onboard the royal yacht Dannebrog, opened a dedicated exhibit at the Kadriorg Art Museum, participated …

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Annelinn, Tartu. Old family photo albums mostly have pictures of birthdays, weddings and funerals. People are stiff, looking into the camera. Everyday domestic life is a rare find. My photo stack is pretty much the opposite. So here’s one family photo as it’s supposed to be.

UNICEF: Estonia one of the most family-friendly countries in the EU and OECD

Estonia is one of the most family-friendly countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to a new report by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Portugal offer the best family-friendly policies among 31 rich countries with available data, …

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Tallinn among the most expensive cities to buy cannabis

The intolerant attitude by the Estonian authorities towards cannabis consumption has pushed the price up in the country – it’s more expensive to buy weed in Tallinn than in Oslo. According to the Global Cannabis Price Index, compiled by the Berlin-based PR group, ABCD Agency, the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is …

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Yes, we clan: Why do Estonians have a clan mentality?

Estonians, especially diaspora, are inclined towards clan mentality – but they do not fit the strict definition of a clan; so, why is this so? Although maybe more accurately described in terms of a tribe, the Estonian diaspora are rather clearly inclined to clan mentality. There is a difference between …

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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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