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Italy and Spain receive Estonia’s aid to fight the coronavirus

Italy and Spain have received 30,000 face masks each from Estonia, to help control the spread of the coronavirus. The Estonian government decided on 16 April to allocate €100,000 to both Italy and Spain via the International Red Cross to control the spread of the coronavirus, and also send 30,000 face masks …

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Investigation: The world’s largest coronascam is run from Estonia

According to a recent investigation by BuzzFeed, George Washington University and the Estonian daily, Eesti Päevaleht, the largest scam abusing people’s fear of the coronavirus is run from Estonia. The investigation has revealed that a Portuguese millionaire businessman, Ricardo Jorge Pereira de Sousa Coelho, who has residences in Malta, the …

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Estonia drops three places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index

Estonia has dropped three places in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders. In 2019, Estonia was ranked 11th; however, this year, the international organisation that conducts political advocacy on issues relating to freedom of information and freedom of the press, places Estonia 14th. “In 2019, …

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Estonia to support Italy and Spain with money and masks

Estonia will allocate €100,000 and send 30,000 face masks to both Italy and Spain to control the spread of the coronavirus. Estonia will allocate €100,000 to both Italy and Spain via the International Red Cross to control the spread of the coronavirus, the Estonian government announced on Thursday. Estonia will …

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Estonia joins the statement on journalists’ safety and access to information during the coronavirus crisis

Estonia has joined the list of countries that have signed a joint statement by the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists at UNESCO, the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and the OSCE, that calls for ensuring the journalists’ safety and access to information during the novel …

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A global neo-Nazi organisation led by a 13-year-old Estonian schoolboy

Estonia’s Internal Security Service (KAPO) captured a ringleader of the extremist Feuerkrieg Division (“Firewar Division” in German; FKD for short) – a 13-year-old schoolboy, known online as “Commander FKD”; the boy lived in a small Estonian town. KAPO stopped the activities of the boy, using a “Commander FKD” or “Kriegsherr” (“Warlord” …

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The Kremlin claims the Estonian purchase of protective gear was Russian humanitarian aid

The Kremlin has claimed that the Estonian and Latvian joint purchase of protective gear from China was, instead, Russian humanitarian aid. Last week, good news spread in Estonia during the coronavirus emergency crisis. On Thursday, 2 April, a plane with millions of protective masks and other protective equipment landed in …

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Estonian companies to develop a NATO cyber platform

The Tallinn-based companies, Guardtime and Cyber Technologies, will develop an automated command and development platform for the NATO Cyber Range. The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment has signed an agreement with Guardtime and GT Cyber Technologies for the companies to develop over four years an automated command and development platform …

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Estonia’s far-right EKRE MPs vote against a statement supporting the EU and NATO

The Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) MPs voted against the parliament foreign affairs committee’s statement in support of the unity of the EU and NATO. In the light of the current crisis, members of the Estonian parliament’s (Riigikogu) foreign affairs committee on 2 April adopted a statement in support of …

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Estonian cyber security company shares free cyber hygiene training with Ukrainian police cadets

The Estonian-based cyber security company, Cybexer Technologies, is supporting the Ukrainian National Academy of Internal Affairs with online cyber hygiene e-learning and is opening the free e-learning course to the whole world. Cybexer has decided to contribute to personal cyber hygiene through its free online course, which is available in …

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