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Opinion stories from and about Estonians.

Anirudh Ramesh: How the COVID-19 crisis has affected international students in Estonia

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected also the international students in Estonia, adding fuel to the fire of uncertainty and dramatically reducing their prospects for a part-time job; however, one of the good things about the pandemic was it forced people to get creative in order to ease their boredom, Anirudh …

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Keit Spiegel: Estonians abroad should feel they matter to Estonia

Every Estonian should feel they matter to Estonia and are a part of their country – regardless of their location in the world, Keit Spiegel, an adviser on diaspora affairs at the Estonian foreign ministry, writes. To achieve that Estonians abroad feel connected and included, it is vital to enhance …

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Antonieta Cendoya: Five suggestions on how to beat anxiety

Antonieta Cendoya, a Tallinn, Estonia-based Spanish clinical psychologist, offers suggestions that can help you deal with anxiety about the crisis we are going through. We have lost the plot Anguish, anxiety, stress and depression are neither really feelings nor emotions – they are effects – painful and unpleasant. These are …

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Kristi Raik: Liberal Estonia is back – but mainstream parties need to learn their lessons

During the past year and eight months, Estonia experimented with a coalition including radical right-wing populists; the coalition collapsed on 13 January and the new liberal government is taking over, but mainstream parties need to solve the problems that explain the rise of populists – such as alienation and bitterness …

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Natalie Mets: Why does Tallinn need a night mayor?

Natalie Mets, the Social Democrats’ candidate for “night mayor”, writes why the position she’s running for (but doesn’t exist yet) is necessary in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The main task of a night mayor is to promote a safe, an economically successful and a culturally diverse nightlife. Equally important is …

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