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A grassroots movement against the far-right takes hold in Estonia

A grassroots movement against the far-right populism has taken hold in Estonia in the social media; its dedicated Facebook page, Kõigi Eesti, gathered over 15,000 likes in its first day. The Kõigi Eesti (#kõigieesti #общаяэстония #myestoniatoo) movement was started by residents of Estonia from all walks of life and from …

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Almost half Estonian managers are women – second in EU

Almost half of the managers in Estonia are women, placing the country second in the European Union, together with Bulgaria. According to Eurostat, the European statistics agency, 49 per cent of the leadership positions in Estonia are held by women. That makes Estonia to stand out among its peers, as …

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Pre-election political debate on the future of Estonia

Powered by Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings event series hosts an English-language political debate on 18 February; the debate is open to the public. On 3 March, Estonian citizens will go to the polls to elect the country’s next parliament. Estonian citizens living abroad can …

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Estonia is one of the least corrupt countries in the world – index

According to the 2018 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Estonia is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, having been ranked 18th among 180 countries. The 180 countries in the index are given a score from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Estonia’s score in the 2018 …

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Manan Anwar: Is living in Estonia more expensive than Western Europe?

Manan Anwar, a Tallinn-based expat, is concerned about the rising cost of living in Estonia – so much so that he shared his experience from visiting various cities in Europe and then comparing the living costs there with Tallinn in the “Expats in Tallinn/Estonia” Facebook group to initiate a discussion; …

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Estonian World’s readership grew by 15% in 2018 – but we need your support to continue

Estonian World broke a record in terms of readership – but we need your help to make our future more secure. First, we want to use the opportunity and wish a peaceful year to all of you who are reading Estonian World; the online magazine we – three stubborn, London-based, …

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Kristina Kallas: Estonia’s second silent surrender

Kristina Kallas, the chairwoman of Estonia 200, a new political party aiming to get elected to the Estonian parliament on 3 March 2019, writes that, contrary to what some political forces preach, Estonia’s independence is guaranteed by its membership in the EU and NATO, and fearmongering will lead to a …

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