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Estonia to lead the development of the next generation unmanned ground system

Seven countries – Estonia, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, France, Germany and Finland signed an agreement for the development of modular unmanned ground systems; Estonia is to be the lead country for the project. The director general of the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments, Kusti Salm, signed the agreement on 23 August. …

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Estonia in the grip of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the realpolitik of great powers

On 23 August 1939, the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Vyacheslav Molotov, his counterpart in the Soviet Union, signed a non-aggression treaty – the so-called Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact – and its additional secret protocols that divided the spheres of influence between the two totalitarian powers; Meelis Maripuu looks back …

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Ultra-conservative former US presidential candidates quietly visit Estonia

The ultra-conservative former US presidential candidates, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, quietly visited Estonia in August; there is no information on why and whether they had any official meetings with their likeminded politicians in Estonia. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a pastor, and Santorum, the former senator from …

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Estonia and Maryland sign a cooperation agreement

On 5 August, the Estonian ambassador to the United States, Jonatan Vseviov, signed a new memorandum of cooperation with the US state of Maryland with the aim of developing relations between Estonia and the Maryland state government. Although the close cooperation between Estonia and Maryland began in the early 1990s …

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Estonian PM: The UK will remain a close partner and friend after Brexit

The Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, met with his British counterpart in London on 6 August and confirmed that the United Kingdom will remain a close partner and friend to Estonia even after the UK leaves the European Union. Ratas said that it was important to the European Union that …

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Estonian radical MEP calls for a “final solution” against immigrants in Europe

Jaak Madison, the only Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) member at the European Parliament (EP), used a Nazi term – originally used to camouflage the Holocaust – against immigrants in Europe. Madison, elected to the EP in May, posted an article on his Facebook page on 1 August about a murder committed …

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British Typhoon aircraft intercept a Russian military transport aircraft near the Estonian air space

British Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets operating from Ämari Air Base in Estonia launched on 28 July to intercept a Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft that was flying close to Estonian airspace. This is a routine NATO mission for the Typhoons which provides reassurance that the UK is here …

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US SecState Pompeo wants to increase cooperation with Estonia

The United States secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, wishes to increase cooperation with Estonia, he confirmed in a letter to the Estonian foreign minister. At a meeting that took place recently in Tallinn, Estonia, with the US undersecretary of state, David Hale, the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, delivered a …

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Five Estonian soldiers hurt after terrorists attack a military base in Mali

Five Estonian soldiers were hurt after suicide terrorists attacked a military base in Gao, Mali, where the Estonians serve together with the French and Mali servicemen. Suicide terrorists attacked the military base in Gao on 22 July with an improvised explosive device placed in a car, the Estonian military said …

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Estonian Juhan Lepassaar to become the EU’s new cybersecurity boss

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) selected Estonian Juhan Lepassaar to be its new executive director. Lepassaar, currently in charge of the cabinet for the outgoing Estonian EU commissioner, Andrus Ansip, was selected on 16 July by the ENISA management board. Prior to being formally appointed, Lepassaar shall be …

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