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An Estonian poet among the top minds selected for the pan-European creativity project

The Hay Festival has announced the selection of authors for the Europa28 anthology; among the 28 women is also the Estonian poet and translator, Maarja Kangro. Kangro has written librettos for Estonian composers, published 13 books and translates from Italian, English, German and other languages.  She won the Estonian Children’s …

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Estonian-founded TransferWise is now the most valuable fintech startup in Europe

The Estonian-founded money transfer startup, TransferWise, is now the most valuable fintech startup in Europe after a new investment round that values the company at USD3.5 billion. The Estonian-founded, London-based company, raised USD292 in a round of funding, giving it a valuation of 3.5 billion US dollars. To date, the …

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The annual Lennart Meri Conference focuses on foreign policy and security developments

The annual Lennart Meri Conference is taking place from 17-19 May in Tallinn; it’s a high-level meeting at which foreign and security policy issues are discussed from the perspective of the Northern and Eastern parts of Europe. The first president of the post-occupation Estonia, Lennart Meri, said, “Europe has one …

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European heads of state: European citizens decide which path the EU shall follow

On Europe Day, 21 European heads of state made a joint call, encouraging everybody to vote in the European Parliament election, saying it’s the European citizens who decide which path the bloc will follow. Europe is the best idea we have ever had European integration has helped realise a centuries-old …

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French nationalist Marine Le Pen visits Estonia

Shortly after the far-right Estonian Conservative People’s Party was included in the country’s government, the French nationalist populist politician, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally party, came to Estonia for a visit. The National Rally party is known as a right-wing populist and nationalist political party in …

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15 years of Estonia’s EU membership – victories, challenges and future developments

Estonia has been a member state of the European Union for 15 years – Estonian World takes a closer look at the journey towards the EU, the biggest achievements during these years and contemplates the developments and challenges the country might face in the future.  The first vote in my …

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WATCH: Estonian EU parliament candidates explain what they stand for

Organised by the Open Estonia Foundation, Estonishing Evenings and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament debated in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May; watch the candidates explaining what they stand for in Europe. The European Parliament …

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Estonian EU parliament candidates to debate the future of Europe at a public event

Organised by Estonishing Evenings, the Open Estonia Foundation and Estonian World, seven major Estonian candidates running for the European Parliament will debate in English the future of Europe at the Tallinn Club of Different Rooms on 6 May at 7PM; the event is open to the public. The European Parliament …

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Compared with other European countries, Estonian children experience fewer internet threats

A pan-European survey shows that compared with other European countries, Estonia is the only one where children’s exposure to internet threats has decreased in the last eight years. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Multinational research network EU Kids Online has published the preliminary results of a …

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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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