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Successful Estonian startups share their experiences in London

Successful Estonian startups will be taking part in an event in London, the UK, to talk about how their companies have succeeded and the experiences they’ve gained. The event, organised by the British Estonian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Enterprise Estonia will be held on 25 September near the …

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First impressions from the Hay literature festival – an interview with writer Ene Sepp

Edith Soosaar interviews a young Estonian author, Ene Sepp, at the Hay Literature Festival in the UK, an event that the former US president, Bill Clinton, once called “The Woodstock of the mind”. Ene Sepp is an Estonian author who writes young adult fiction. She started writing her first book …

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Estonian Guardtime launches a personal care record platform for the UK NHS patients

The Estonian-founded, Amsterdam-based software security company, Guardtime, has launched a blockchain-supported personal care record platform, offering 30 million British National Health Service patients instant access to their primary care information. The programme, called MyPCR, is, according to the company, the world’s first comprehensive blockchain-supported personal care record platform. It’s currently …

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A song and dance festival in the UK to celebrate Estonia’s centennial

The European Estonian Song and Dance Festival in the English city of Leicester in September will feature performances by choirs and singers from Estonia and the Estonian expat communities from 14 European countries. After the Second World War, tens of thousands of Estonians, who had been forced to flee their …

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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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London’s Victoria and Albert Museum puts the Estonian e-residency card on display

The Victoria and Albert Museum, one of the leading art and design museums in the world, has put the Estonian e-residency card on display in its latest exhibition. “The Future Starts Here” is a new exhibition at the museum in London that challenges visitors to consider how cutting-edge technology will …

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TransferWise becomes part of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme

The Estonian-founded, London-based money transfer company, TransferWise, has become the first non-bank payment service provider in the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme. By being part of the scheme, TransferWise will be able to directly connect and settle with the scheme’s 24/7 real-time payment infrastructure, opening the possibility to offer payment services …

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The London Book Fair focusses on Estonian literature

The London Book Fair 2018 focussed on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the countries are celebrating their centenaries; numerous events at the fair concentrated on Estonian books, writers and translators in the city that is considered a gateway to the European markets. The London Book Fair, held from 10-12 April …

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