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LIVE: Estonia initiates a virtual meeting on the peace process in Afghanistan

On 20 November at 9:00 AM EST (4:00 PM EET), an informal high-level virtual meeting is organised on the initiative of Estonia, entitled, “What can the Security Council do to support the peace process in Afghanistan?”; Estonian World will live stream the meeting. The event is co-organised by the UN …

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Estonia’s interior minister Mart Helme resigns

Estonia’s interior minister, the former leader of the far-right populist Estonian Conservative People’s Party, Mart Helme, announced on 9 November that he will resign as he’s “fed up” with the “libel and lies the Estonian media is producing”. “Looking at the libel and lies the Estonian media is producing, I …

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UPDATED: Estonia’s interior minister: Joe Biden and his son are corrupt characters

Mart Helme, the Estonian interior minister and the deputy leader of the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party, also known as EKRE, said on 8 November that Joe Biden was elected president of the United States by the “state” and the president-elect and his son, Hunter Biden, are “corrupt characters”. Helme …

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Estonian leaders congratulate president-elect Biden and vice president-elect Harris

The Estonian leaders have congratulated the winner of the US presidential election, Joe Biden, and his running mate, Kamala Harris, for their victory. The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, said on Twitter: “Warm congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! Estonia and the United States remain strong allies and committed partners. Looking forward …

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Joe Biden on Estonia and the Baltics: Russia, don’t bully a NATO member

During the 2020 United States presidential campaign, the then-Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, published a document on his vision on the US relations with Estonia and the Baltics, saying he will send a strong message to Russia: don’t bully a NATO member. “As President, Joe Biden will send a strong …

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NATO Air Chief Marshal commends Estonia for its contributions to the alliance

The chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, on 26-28 October travelled to Estonia where he met with state officials and commended the country for its contributions to the alliance. Peach met with Estonian officials, including president Kersti Kaljulaid and the commander of the Estonian …

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The European Commission calls on Estonia to criminalise hate speech

The European Commission sent a formal notice to Estonia, calling the country to criminalise hate speech and hate crimes; the country also received a notice regarding its illegal restrictions on travellers crossing the external EU land border. The commission decided on 30 October to send letters of formal notice to …

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Participants from 14 countries join a virtual Estonian cyber security hackathon

Garage48, Startup Estonia, the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu and several cyber security-related startups and organisations held a virtual hackathon from 23-25 October; participants from 14 countries joined it to bring usable solutions to burning topics in just 48 hours. The aim of the fourth cyber …

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A member of the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s board calls TV hosts “sodomites”

Urmas Reitelmann, the chairman of the far-right EKRE party’s council and a member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Public Broadcasting has in a social media post called two TV hosts “sodomites”; politicians and the chairman of the supervisory board call for his resignation. Urmas Reitelmann, a member of …

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Estonia supports development cooperation projects in Belarus with €500,000

The Estonian foreign ministry has opened a call for proposals for funding development cooperation projects with the aim of supporting the civil society in Belarus; in total, €500,000 has been earmarked for the projects. The call for proposals aims to assist and strengthen the civil society in Belarus. Applications for …

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