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The unpredictable future of the Nordic-Baltic region

The triple menace of Russian revanchist, American opportunist and eurozone disintegrative tendencies does not bode well for future prospects of the Nordic-Baltic region, the Icelandic diplomat and former foreign minister, Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, writes. The prospects for the Nordic-Baltic (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden – editor) …

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Global knitting enthusiasts gather in the Estonian town of Viljandi

The Nordic Knitting Symposium in Viljandi will bring together more than a hundred participants from the Nordic countries, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The native crafts department of the University of Tartu’s Viljandi Culture Academy will host this year’s Nordic Knitting Symposium …

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Estonia tries to entice China to use it as a transit corridor

Estonia is trying to persuade China to use the country as a transit corridor to the rest of the Nordic countries. The Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, met with Li Keqiang, the premier of the state council of China, in Budapest, Hungary, where he highlighted Estonia’s railway connections and possibilities …

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The UN classifies Estonia as a Northern European country

The United Nations has classified Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as Northern European countries instead of Eastern European.* According to the United Nations, Northern European countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Eastern European countries are, according to the classification, Belarus, Bulgaria, the …

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Adam Garrie: Nordic by Nordic East: Estonia’s regional identity

In terms of both historical accuracy and political strategy, more and more Estonians are turning to the concept of a Nordic political identity. Shaking the toxic “Eastern European” label could only be politically beneficial to Estonia. National identity has always been and always will be a controversial subject, but what …

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Nordic defence cooperation and the Russian threat

Michael Lambert explores the state of Nordic defence cooperation in light of recent Russian aggression. Military cooperation between Northern European countries has been difficult to implement, especially because of diverging interests among countries bordering the Baltic Sea. This unique space includes Russia and its military outpost located in the oblast …

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Marjo Miettinen: Finns shouldn’t adopt a big-brother attitude to Estonia

On 9-10 October, many business leaders from around the world will gather in Helsinki, at the Nordic Business Forum. The guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sir Alex Ferguson, Dambisa Moyo, and others. This year, Enterprise Estonia is an official partner of the forum. In association with the leading business event in the Nordics, …

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We invest in Estonia because it is highly competitive, says Christian Testman, CEO of Norway-based ICD Industries

What can you do when you need to keep your IT company’s costs down in one of the most expensive countries in the world, Norway? Christian Testman, the energetic and tech savvy CEO of Ålesund-based ICD Industries decided that the answer lay in locating some of the operations overseas. The …

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