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WATCH: Is climate change a threat to Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look on what impact does climate change have on Estonia.* Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints …

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Estonian citizens have the twelfth most powerful passport in the world

According to 2019 Henley Passport Index, Estonian citizens have the 12th most powerful passport in the world with visa-free access to 179 countries. Estonia is sharing its 12th spot with Malaysia whose passport holders also get visa-free access to the same number of countries. The most powerful passport holders in …

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The London Evening Standard picks Estonia as a Valentine’s Day destination

The Evening Standard, the dominant local evening paper in London, picked 14 non-cliché travel destinations for Valentine’s Day, giving Estonia the top spot. The paper said that while many couples flock to Paris to celebrate their love in the city of, well, love, it has come up with a few …

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How to compete in Estonia’s European sauna marathon 2019

Adam Rang gives an overview of Estonia’s European sauna marathon, a bizarre competition, held in the Estonia’s “winter capital” Otepää (as always) on 2 February. The European sauna marathon – one of the few sports in which Estonians regularly emerge as world champions – will take place for the 10th …

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Estonian World’s readership grew by 15% in 2018 – but we need your support to continue

Estonian World broke a record in terms of readership – but we need your help to make our future more secure. First, we want to use the opportunity and wish a peaceful year to all of you who are reading Estonian World; the online magazine we – three stubborn, London-based, …

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Over one fifth of Estonian residents live at risk of poverty

According to Estonia’s official statistics agency, 22.6% of the Estonian population lived at risk of poverty in 2017; the number increased compared with the previous year. According to Statistics Estonia, 295,000 Estonian residents lived at risk of poverty last year – a 1.6 percentage points increase compared with 2016. In …

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The Estonian tricolour celebrates its 100th year as the national flag

On 12 December, at 9:09 am, the 100th anniversary of raising of the blue-black-and-white flag as the national flag of Estonia on the Tall Hermann Tower was celebrated at the Governor’s Garden in Tallinn. The chairman of the Estonian parliament, Eiki Nestor, said at the ceremony, “We will raise the …

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Estonia and Finland – common values and common future?

The Estonishing Evenings series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look at the relationship between Estonia and Finland – and the relations between the people of the two countries. The evening will start with a presentation by Kristi Raik, the director of the Estonian …

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