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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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Estonian design showcased in France

The Marseille-based gallery, Kolektiv 318, and the Estonian Design House collaborate to showcase Estonian design at the Le Corbusier-designed Unité d’habitation in the second largest city of France.  Entitled “Estonian Modern”, the exhibition will be held at the Unité d’habitation in Marseille and will comprise of two exhibitions. “Luther & …

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Baltic art classics exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, will feature symbolist art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania dating from the late 19th century to the 1930s. The exhibition, “Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Baltic States” (“Âmes sauvages. Le symbolisme dans les pays baltes”), is due to be opened on 10 …

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Estonian-founded Taxify launches its ridesharing platform in Paris

The Estonian-founded ridesharing startup, Taxify, has launched its service in Paris, France, with 5,000 drivers signed up to the platform. Taxify’s platform in Paris is open to both taxi drivers and private hire drivers who have the required documentation. Taxify takes 15% commission from the drivers, which is up to …

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Isabelle Frochot: Estonia is very advanced in teaching methods

Dr Isabelle Frochot, a visiting associate professor of tourism marketing at the University of Tartu Pärnu College, says that she would recommend Estonia as a place to study without hesitation. In Estonia, when one talks about a “university town”, one usually means Tartu, the home of the largest and oldest …

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France to send troops, tanks and combat vehicles to Estonia

France is to send five Leclerc tanks, 12 infantry combat vehicles and 300 troops to Estonia next year. The deployment was confirmed by the French defence minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to his Estonian counterpart, Hannes Hanso, at a meeting of the security forum in Halifax, Canada. “We recognise that we …

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France and Germany take over protecting the Baltic skies

France and Germany took over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from Portugal and the United Kingdom on 31 August. France will lead the mission until the end of the year, with four Mirage jets based at Šiauliai airbase in Lithuania, while Germany will provide four Eurofighter Typhoon that will fly …

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Axelle Lemaire

French digital affairs minister: Estonia is a small state that became bigger, thanks to its choice of being a digital country

Axelle Lemaire, the French minister responsible for her country’s digital affairs, visited the Estonian capital as a guest of the Tallinn e-Governance Conference, and discussed with Estonian World the entrepreneurship and startup culture in respective countries and what could a large country like France pick up from Estonia. The Estonian ICT Week, taking …

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