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Estonian startup wins the first prize at a metal industry exhibition

A year-old Estonian startup, Fractory.co, has won the title of the best startup at EuroBLECH, one of the world’s largest exhibitions of metal working technology, held in Germany, for a solution that accelerates the production and ordering process of metal companies. Competing with contestants from 40 countries in the EuroBLECH …

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Volkswagen to use Estonian startup’s scooter rent service

The German car manufacturer, Volkswagen, is to use the electric bike renting service created by the Estonian startup, Stigo. Volkswagen will use the shared electric scooters in its facilities and head office in Wolfsburg, Germany, and around its office in downtown Berlin. “Imagine a plant mechanic arriving to his workplace …

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On the rise: Europe seeks Estonian startups

Tallinn has become one of Europe’s most hyped startup cities, and leading technology companies – like Merck – want to partner up with Estonia’s talents. This article is commercial content. Lately, Tallinn has become one of Europe’s most hyped startup cities. Crowds of technology talents and business angels are flooding …

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The missing piece in the German foreign policy discourse: the Baltic Sea region

With the recent German coalition agreement in place, attention turns to Germany’s role in Europe. This article was originally published in the International Centre for Defence and Security’s blog. Although the German election campaign revolved around issues of domestic politics, the approved coalition agreement included a chapter on Germany’s role in the EU, Europe …

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The Rudolstadt Festival in Germany to feature Estonian music and art

Estonian artists, including Maarja Nuut and Mari Kalkun, are to perform at the largest folk and world music festival in Germany – the Rudolstadt Festival. The small town of Rudolstadt in Thuringia – a federal state that is also known as “the green heart of Germany” – has become the “German Woodstock of …

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When Putin couldn’t take the truth spoken by Lennart Meri

The late Estonian president, Lennart Meri, once delivered a remarkable address in Hamburg, Germany, that caused the then-deputy mayor of St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin, to stomp out of the hall. Even Western leaders, who are distinguished by the boldness of their statements on other issues, appear reluctant to speak directly …

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