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Queen Margrethe to visit Estonia for the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will pay a visit to Estonia in June, in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of the Danish flag that has a mythical connection to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. The Danish legend says the country got its flag, known as the Dannebrog, during the battle that took …

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Estonia kicks Danske Bank out of the country after the money-laundering scandal

Estonia’s Financial Supervision Agency has ordered Danske Bank to leave the country, saying that the Danish bank’s $230 billion money-laundering scandal had marred Estonia’s financial market’s reputation. Danske Bank said it would comply with the order that demands they leave the country within eight months. It also plans to stop …

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Jürgen Ligi: Estonian supervision stopped the Danske case already in 2014

Jürgen Ligi, the current MP and the former minister of finance, writes that the Danske Bank case*, where USD235 billion was moved through the Danish bank’s Estonian branch, was already stopped by Estonian supervision in 2014 – yet, the bank did nothing. The Danske Bank scandal is an Estonian failure …

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Denmark and Italy take over the air policing mission in the Baltics

Denmark and Italy have taken over the Baltic Air Policing mission; the Danes will be based in Lithuania and the Italians in Estonia. The Danish F-16 jets will fly from the Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania, while Italy’s Eurofighters will operate in a supporting role from Ämari in Estonia. NATO …

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Denmark to contribute in the security of the Baltic region

From 2018, Denmark will again offer a contribution to the NATO enforcement of the Baltic countries’ airspace sovereignty, taking part in the Baltic Air Policing mission. “Denmark should make a robust contribution to security and stability in the Baltic Sea and the Baltic region. Therefore, I am pleased that Denmark …

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