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Estonians are the least critical of the dangers of fake news in the EU

The Estonian population is the least critical of the dangers of fake news in the European Union, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. The survey, published by the European Commission, was the first on fake news and disinformation, examining two current issues – the trust in media channels and the …

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Estonia one of only three NATO members in the EU to spend enough on defence

Even though the global state of security, especially the potential threat from Russia has only grown in the recent years, only three NATO countries in the European Union hit the alliance’s defence spending target in 2017 – Estonia among them. In the EU, only Greece, the United Kingdom and Estonia …

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Estonia’s murder rate is the third highest in the EU

Over three people per 100,000 got murdered in Estonia in 2015, making the country’s murder rate the third highest in the European Union. Only Lithuania (5.89 murders per 100,000 people) and Latvia (3.37) rank higher in the statistics, which prompted Euronews, a European news agency, title its news story, “Baltics …

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Theresa May: EU residents’ rights in the UK will be protected

The British prime minister, Theresa May, says in an open letter to the EU citizens living in the UK that she is proud of them and their rights will be protected; the United Kingdom is also home to approximately 18,000 Estonian citizens. As prime minister of the United Kingdom, I …

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Finns to be able to buy prescription medicine in Estonia

One of the first steps towards the free movement of data in the European Union is coming true in the summer of 2018 when Finnish residents will be able to buy prescription drugs from Estonian pharmacies using e-prescriptions issued by Finnish doctors. The Finnish newspaper, Uutisuomalainen, reported that Finnish pharmacies …

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Estonia hosts the Startup Nations Summit 2017

Estonia is hosting the Startup Nations Summit 2017, a startup-focussed gathering that explores how digital disruption is changing the world. The event, organised annually by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and hosted in Tallinn by the Estonian ministry of economic affairs and Startup Estonia, brings together policymakers and entrepreneurs, such as …

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Estonia ranks high in social justice index – but not everything is peachy

Estonia ranks 12th in this year’s Bertelsmann Foundation’s Social Justice in the EU index; however, the country ranks lowest in health-related issues, like the people’s healthy lifespan and inequality across income groups. “Across the six social justice dimensions that comprise our index, Estonia places among the top ten in three …

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Estonian MEP Kaja Kallas named as one of the most powerful women in Brussels

The international political magazine, Politico, has named the Estonian member of the European Parliament, Kaja Kallas, as one of the most powerful women in Brussels. Politico compiled a list of the most powerful women in Brussels, saying that “[n]ow more than ever, women in Brussels are driving Europe’s major political …

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Tallinn awarded for being a testing ground for breakthrough technologies

The European Commission has awarded the Estonian capital, Tallinn, for its initiative to act as a testing ground for potential breakthrough technologies. According to the European Commission, Tallinn has “fostered the use of self-driving cars, parcel delivery robots and ride-sharing”. According to a statement by the commission, “Tallinn has also …

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