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Gallery: The people of the Estonian Song Celebration

While most of the attention at the Estonian Song Celebration 2019 was naturally drawn to the performers, Estonian World walked among the 100,000-strong audience at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and took snapshots of the diverse public at the joyful event. Estonia’s cherished Song Celebration that, in 2019, celebrated its …

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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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Sir Arvi Parbo, an Estonian-Australian mining entrepreneur and a knight – obituary

Sir Arvi Parbo, one of Australia’s most well-known and recognised mining entrepreneurs, and probably the only knighted Estonian, died on 1 May at the age of 93 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian newspaper, Financial Review, calls Parbo “one of corporate Australia’s most significant figures”. “Sir Arvi Parbo will be fondly …

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Politico lists Estonia’s Kaja Kallas as one of the most influential MEPs

The Politico magazine has picked the chair of the Estonian Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, as one of the 40 members of the European Parliament “who mattered in 2014-2019”, the current term of the legislative body of the European Union. “As MEPs’ terms come to an end this month ahead of …

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Lennart Meri, the president many loved, and everybody respected

Today, the former president and foreign minister, Lennart Meri, would’ve celebrated his 90th birthday; a Statesman with a capital S, he’s one of the founding fathers of the Estonian post-occupation success story, and one of the politicians in Estonia that everybody truly respected. My best friend celebrates his birthday on …

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Estonia’s first cybersecurity ambassador among the shapers of Europe

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonia’s first ambassador at large for cybersecurity, has been nominated by the Politico magazine as one of the 28 people shaping, shaking and stirring Europe – placing her at number four among the “doers”. “Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar wants to write the rules of cyber conflict,” the magazine says. “As …

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Former British MP Lembit Öpik considers running for Estonian presidency

Lembit Öpik told the BBC that he is considering contesting the Estonian presidency when it next comes up for election. Öpik, who served as a Liberal Democrat member of the UK parliament representing the constituency of Montgomeryshire in Wales from 1997 until he lost his seat in the 2010 general election, told the BBC that “he is …

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