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Estonians one of the least culturally chauvinist in Europe – but they don’t like Muslims

According to a recently-published paper by the Pew Research Center, Estonians are one of the least culturally chauvinist nations in Europe; however, the Estonians’ attitude towards Muslims is not very friendly. The Pew survey measured public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion …

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Tartu Town Hall Square. This laid-back classicist old town is where my Tartu office lies. Nothing beats the foggy weather during the blue hours of short late autumn days. It’s soft, sweet and relaxing for some – and, yes, appallingly morbid for others.

PICTURES: Eesti blues through the eyes of photographer Tõnu Runnel

Estonians cherish their beautiful summer, long sunny days and short fairy-tale nights. In return, most of us are inversely aching about the rest of the year – the dim, wet and somber days of fog and darkness. Then again, the bad weather is as beautiful as those sunny summer days …

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Could Estonia become a bi-ethnic success story?

The Estonishing Evenings series continues in the Estonian capital, Tallinn – Marju Lauristin, Sergei Metlev and Artemy Troitsky will look into the topic of the past, present and the future of the Russian-speaking people in Estonia. On 22 October, the English-speaking event series, Estonishing Evenings, will have an open discussion about identities, stereotypes …

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Political scientist Heather Grabbe: Let’s make the EU the best it can be

Estonian World sat down with Dr Heather Grabbe, a political scientist focussing on open society concerns, who believes that the people of Europe should make the European Union the best it can be, address its flaws and solve its problems. On 2 October, the Open Estonia Foundation held the XXII …

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Estonian-founded global clean-up movement wins UNESCO-Japan prize

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, the Let’s Do It Foundation, is one of the three winners of the 2018 edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize. The Let’s Do It Foundation won the prize for its international projects, the “World Cleanup Day” and “Keep it Clean.” The UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by …

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The people have spoken: 33 ideas on how to make Tallinn great again

A recent event in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, organised by Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, featured a discussion on how to make Tallinn so awesome that people would want to stay and never leave again – this is what the audience came up with. “A good city is like a …

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