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Ambroise Fayolle: Disrupting climate change through innovation

The only way to get ahead of a crisis as large as climate change is through groundbreaking technological innovation in clean energy and low-carbon technologies, writes Ambroise Fayolle, the Vice President of the European Investment Bank. Because it poses an existential threat to humanity, climate change represents the bad kind …

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Education as a tool to achieve an organic European integration

Europeans should start learning about other European countries, cultures and history from as early age as possible – ie at primary school – to have a better mutual understanding of fellow Europeans later in life, Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief of Estonian World, writes. In 2016, I joined the IJP – …

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Photo: the Kremlin.

Christopher R. Hill: Emmanuel Macron’s Balkan betrayal

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, both European and US leaders had recognised that an orderly expansion of the European project is key to European peace and prosperity; French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to block Albania and North Macedonia’s EU-membership bids has brought a symbolic end to the post-1989 …

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How Estonia’s cyber security strategy can help the EU cope with China

Fred Roeder, a German health economist and the managing director of the Consumer Choice Center, proposes Estonia to lead the European Union to a coherent cyber security strategy in order to protect consumers and businesses not only from cyberattacks from Russia but also from potentially much larger attacks and espionage …

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Maris Vaher: Living abroad we forget to keep our children’s ties with Estonia

Finland-based Estonian expat Maris Vaher shares her thoughts on the challenges of keeping her children’s ties with the Estonian identity, culture and language. How do you preserve Estonian culture and the national identity when living and working abroad? How can you set important things straight for yourself and your children …

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Kristina Lupp: My favourite restaurants and cafés where to eat out in Tallinn

Kristina Lupp, a Tallinn-based Estonian-Canadian food and travel writer, lists some of her favourite places where to eat out in the Estonian capital. A few people have asked, where to eat in Tallinn this summer. Here is a list of my favourite restaurants and cafés, in no particular order. Salt …

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A national identity performed: the Estonian Song Celebration

The moment a Song Celebration conductor kisses their baton means a tribute to the soul of a nation; the Tallinn-based Italian expat, Milena Spigaglia shares her impressions of the Estonian Song Celebration 2019. I am currently reading a book about the nation state. The book was published last year in …

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