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The US and Estonia sign a five-year road map on defence cooperation

The United States and Estonia signed a five-year defence cooperation agreement at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, that will continue the cooperation between the two countries through 2024. The document was signed by the acting assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs, Kathryn L. Wheelbarger, and the Estonian undersecretary …

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World-famous Christopher Nolan is to shoot a movie in Estonia

The world-famous director, Christopher Nolan, is in the summer of 2019 going to shoot his new movie in Estonia – and no, it’s not April Fools. The new spy thriller, titled “Tenet”, has already started shooting, according to a statement by Warner Brothers. It will be filmed on location across …

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The annual Lennart Meri Conference focuses on foreign policy and security developments

The annual Lennart Meri Conference is taking place from 17-19 May in Tallinn; it’s a high-level meeting at which foreign and security policy issues are discussed from the perspective of the Northern and Eastern parts of Europe. The first president of the post-occupation Estonia, Lennart Meri, said, “Europe has one …

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Estonian and American universities to collaborate on developing self-driving cars

Tallinn University of Technology has signed a co-operation agreement with Florida Polytechnic University to join forces for future development and increasing the security of automated vehicles. TalTech started developing Estonia’s first automated vehicle from scratch in 2017 and in the summer of 2018, presented the first prototype. The university announced …

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US Air Force B-52s conduct missions across Europe, including Estonia

Four US Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses conducted flights from RAF Fairford, the UK, to several places in Europe on 18 March, including to the Norwegian Sea, the Baltic Sea and Estonia, and the Mediterranean Sea and Greece. In Estonia, a B-52 conducted training with NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on …

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Estonia opens an honorary consulate in St. Petersburg, Florida

Estonia on 22 February opened an honorary consulate in the St Petersburg, Florida, area; the honorary consul at the newest consulate is Kaie Tiina Põhi Latterner. The consulate was opened by the director general of the consular department at the Estonian ministry of foreign affairs, Kersti Eesmaa, who said that …

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President Kaljulaid introduces Estonian “digigirls” initiatives to Ivanka Trump

The Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, discussed the empowerment of women and introduced her country’s digital initiatives to Ivanka Trump, an adviser to the US president, Donald Trump, at the Munich Security Conference. The two ladies discussed the empowerment of women and global technological developments during the meeting. “Right now, our …

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Enterprise Estonia to open an office in New York City

Enterprise Estonia, the state-run agency responsible for promoting Estonia abroad and attracting investment, is to open a representative office in New York City in 2019. The agency will launch a search of the foreign representative in the beginning of the new year. “To be able to get access to export …

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SecDef James Mattis greets the Estonian minister of defence, Jüri Luik, at the Pentagon on 7 March 2018.

Estonian officials: Mattis’s departure from the Defense Department is bad news

According to Estonian officials, the resignation of James Mattis, the US defence secretary, is bad news for Estonia and the rest of the allies. The chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament, Marko Mihkelson said that Mattis’s departure is bad news for the US allies because it …

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