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Estonia’s foreign policy objectives: the preservation of the Estonian people, language and culture

The Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, on 19 May presented his ministry’s foreign policy strategy at the parliament; according to the document, the country’s foreign policy objectives are “the preservation of the Estonian people, the Estonian language and the Estonian culture through the ages”. The document Reinsalu presented covers the …

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Estonia among the countries best prepared against cyberattacks

According to the Estonian National Cyber Security Index that ranks over 160 countries’ cyber security status, Estonia is among the top 10 countries best prepared against cyberattacks. The National Cyber Security Index is developed by the Estonian e-Governance Academy and it uses the know-how of Estonian cyber security experts, measures …

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Estonia’s Information System Authority: cyber criminals are becoming more resourceful

According to a new yearbook by the Estonian Information System Authority, the department that ensures the interoperability of the country’s information system, cyber criminals are becoming increasingly resourceful and find new ways to exploit unsuspecting people. The newly published yearbook describes the role of the departments of the Information System …

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US Postal Service suspends mail service to Estonia

On 9 May, the news broke that the United States Postal Service had suspended sending any mail to Estonia, citing the lack of means of transportation; the evidence suggests the mail has been suspended for weeks already. “The Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain destinations due …

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A new online exhibition on the Red Army terror in Estonia launched

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory has compiled an interactive exhibition, “The ‘Liberator’ Arrived” – about the terrors of the Soviet Union’s Red Army that occupied Estonia and many other countries in 1944. The viewer gets an introduction to life in Estonia in 1944-1945, when the country had fallen under …

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Estonia to take over the presidency of the UN Security Council

On 1 May, Estonia will take over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for a month; the country plans to pay particular attention to the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic and the security environment, cybersecurity, the fundamental principles of international law, including the protection of civilians and increasing …

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France, Spain and the UK to protect the Baltic airspace

France, Spain and the United Kingdom will take up NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission starting in May, guarding the skies over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the next four months. The three NATO allies are replacing air force detachments from Belgium and Poland that have protected the Baltic airspace since January. The …

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