Estonia’s future

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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Estonian youths in the Netherlands protest against coalition talks with far-right EKRE

The Estonian youngsters in the Netherlands arranged a protest against the ongoing coalition talks with the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE). The youths gathered in front of the Estonian embassy in the Hague on Sunday, 17 March, to express their objection to the inclusion of the EKRE party in …

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European liberals’ leader urges the Estonian PM not to ally with the far right

The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Guy Verhofstadt, is urging the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, not to form a coalition with the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party, EKRE. Verhofstadt, the leader of the the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, that the Jüri …

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Abdul Turay in a public letter to Jüri Ratas: EKRE are flat out fascists

The freelance journalist and a member of the Estonian Centre Party, Abdul Turay, says in a public letter to prime minister Jüri Ratas that the coalition with far-right EKRE party would not only destroy Ratas’s legacy – it would destroy the reputation of Estonia; Estonian World publishes Turay’s letter in …

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LIVE BLOG: Estonian World brings you Estonian election results

Estonian World brings you the results of the Estonian parliamentary election of 2019 in a live blog, starting around 8:00 PM EET (6 PM UK time; 1 PM ET). The deputy editor-in-chief of Estonian World, Sten Hankewitz, will also be live-tweeting the results. 05:15 We’re wrapping up here for now – the …

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Kristi Raik: The rise of Estonia’s radical right

The rise of the right-wing party, EKRE – an intolerant, xenophobic, populist and Eurosceptic party – in Estonia is putting in question the country’s political landscape ahead of the parliamentary election in March. The rise of the populist radical right is reshaping the political landscape across Europe. Estonia, which is preparing for …

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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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A photo exhibition examines the impact of population changes in Estonia

A photo exhibition that examines how Estonia will last for the next one hundred years with a declining population has opened at the Baltic Station, the central train station in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The exhibition #kuidasmekestame (“how we will last”) depicts images taken by renowned Estonian photographer, Birgit Püve, who has captured …

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WATCH: Is climate change a threat to Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look on what impact does climate change have on Estonia.* Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints …

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