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Tallinn to get a world class photo exhibition space

In June 2019, Fotografiska, the Stockholm-based internationally renowned meeting place for the world’s best photography, will open in Tallinn; it aims to be a meeting place where art, good food, music, design and the open way of thinking get together. With a vast network of world-class photographers at the core, …

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Estonia will be represented by Swedish artist Victor Crone at Eurovision 2019

The Swedish singer-songwriter, Victor Crone, has won the Eesti Laul, Estonia’s song competition to determine the country’s representative at the Eurovision song contest. Crone won the contest with a song called “Storm”, co-written by him and Estonian songwriters Stig Rästa, Vallo Kikas and Fred Krieger. Victor Crone is from Österåker …

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Sweden to allocate SEK10 million to promote “special relations” with Estonia

Swedish government announced that it intends to allocate SEK30 million to promote a broad exchange between Swedes and Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, with a special focus on promoting relations between young people. The announcement was made by the Swedish foreign affairs minister, Margot Wallström, who met with her Baltic colleagues …

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Cold War in the north

The Nordic and Baltic states are increasingly worried about Russia. Discussing NATO membership in Sweden is a bit like discussing sex at a church youth club. Everyone agrees the subject is important, but you have to tiptoe round some taboos. I have just been in Stockholm courtesy of the terrific Free …

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Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt: “The future of democratic capitalism is bright”

Iivi Anna Masso interviewed Carl Bildt for the Estonian magazine Diplomaatia when Bildt took part of Lennart  Meri Conference this spring. Full version of the article can be found here. You wrote beautifully in your blog when President Ilves visited Sweden at the beginning of 2011 of how his parents had …

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