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Estonia is looking for people’s help with its 15-year long-term strategy

The Estonian ministry of finance has started a new long-term strategy process for the country and is looking for people’s help to find what words should describe Estonia in the year 2035. The ministry is looking to reach Estonians and Estonian enthusiasts all over the world and have created a …

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Hafiz Abdul Manan: The case for modern Estonian identity

Hafiz Abdul Manan, a mechanical engineer and a Pakistani expat living in Tallinn, argues that the fundamental cause of current Estonian political tension is rooted in crisis of values; Estonians need to unite and forge an identity that not just nurtures their culture and traditions but also makes them a …

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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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Estonia regulates the future of the British living in Estonia after Brexit

The Estonian parliament on 21 February passed an act that regulates the conditions for the citizens of the UK and their family members for residing in Estonia after Brexit. As it is still not yet clear whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the basis of a …

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Writers and translators can apply for a literature residency in Tartu, Estonia

The Tartu City of Literature International Residency Programme for English-speaking writers and translators is open for an application for an April-May 2019 residency period; the application deadline is 25 February. English-speaking writers and translators can apply for a two-month literature residency programme in the second largest town in Estonia, Tartu. The …

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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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