Estonia

Syrian refugee in Estonia jailed for setting wife on fire

An Estonian court has sentenced a Syrian refugee guilty to 10 years in prison for setting his wife on fire.

Military

ID card security risk causes no changes in attitudes towards e-voting in Estonia

TALLINN - Figures from a survey carried out by pollster Kantar Emor show that the ID card security risk exposed in the beginning of September did not …

European News

Europe bank boss slams Estonia cryptocurrency plan

<b>Europe’s most powerful bank boss has strongly criticised Estonia’s idea of launching a digital currency backed by the state.</b><p>In a report by Reuters, …

Cryptocurrency

Greece has not sent Estonia any quota refugee files since May

Greek authorities have not sent any files for so-called quota refugees to Estonia since May, and as the last proceeding mission to Turkey produced no …

Refugees

EU national drug coordinators to discuss fentanyl problem in Tallinn

TALLINN - Problems related to the illicit use of the drug fentanyl will take center stage at a meeting of EU national drug coordinators in Tallinn …

European News

Alleged gang leader brought to Estonia from Spain

TALLINN - Vjatseslav Gulevits, an alleged Estonian drug kingpin arrested in Spain on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by Estonia, …

European News

Estonia and its Love for Extreme Swinging

Starting out as a childhood past time, by way of a traditional Easter celebration, swinging has developed into the sport of <i>kiiking</i> in Baltic Europe, …

Culture

Kurat võtku! Estonia identifies security risk in almost 750,000 ID cards

The Estonian government has discovered a security risk in its ID card system, potentially affecting almost 750,000 residents.<p>"When notified, Estonian …

Security

Red faces in Estonia over ID card security flaw

Estonia suffered an embarrassing blow to its much-vaunted ID cards that underpin everything from electronic voting to online banking, just days …

Cybersecurity

Israeli company wanting to test self-driving equipment of cars in Estonia

TALLINN – The Israeli technology company Mobileye is wanting to test solutions which assist drivers and in the future enable self-driving on Estonian …

European News

Estonia vs. Cyprus | 2017 UEFA World Cup Qualifying Highlights

Soccer

Estonia among countries with lowest risk of money laundering

TALLINN – According to the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index, Estonia is among world countries with the lowest risk of money laundering and …

European News

Estonia would do best to accumulate reserves

TALLINN – The current growth rates of the Estonian economy surpass the economy's potential, which is why the economy does not need an additional …

Economy

The Great Disruption: The Advent Of E-Government

Humanity has always utilized technology. In one form or another, people have been using and creating things to make or do other things for ages. …

Innovation

Estcoin: Estonia Could Soon Launch Its Own Digital Currency

Estonia launched its e-residency program about three years ago and, since then, about 22,000 people from all over the world signed up to the program …

Bitcoin

[Focus] Estonia tests water for own virtual currency

Following the success of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, some in the Baltic nation propose introducing their own version for their e-residents. …

European News

Estonia Gearing Up To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Estonia is gearing up to launch its own virtual currency and turning to Vitalik Buterin, the founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum. According to a news …

Bitcoin

Estonia’s plan to replace boring bonds with crazy cryptocurrencies

Is Estcoin the next Bitcoin?<p>Will you invest?<p>The idea of Estcoin would “enable anyone to invest in a country for the first time” writes Kaspar Korjus, …

Invest

The World's First Government ICO: Estonia Could Offer Its Own Token

Estonia has taken to being at the forefront of the European blockchain revolution swimmingly, offering its e-residency program and now considering a …

Bitcoin

Estonia is looking into starting its own national cryptocurrency

Kaspar Korjus, the Managing Director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, just announced the program’s proposals to make Estonia the first country in the world to launch its own crypto tokens and Initial Coin Offering (ICO).<p>In his blog post, Korjus illustrates how creating ‘estcoins’ could greatly …

Bitcoin

Estonia’s Government Wants to Raise Money With a Cryptocurrency ICO

This is a first.<p>I've never been to the Baltic nation of Estonia, and I'm sure many of its 21,000 "e-residents" haven't, either. But the small country of just 1.3 million people has made a name for itself in tech by letting anybody on the internet become a resident and open a business there, even if …

Bitcoin

This Country May Launch Its Own Virtual Currency

If you're already having trouble keeping track of all the virtual "cryptocurrencies" out there, then here's another one that might end up on your …

Bitcoin

Prime Minister says Estonia's story far from being finished

TALLINN – In his speech on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the restoration of independence, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said that the …

European News

Finnish ferry passengers make historic shift: More travel to Estonia than Sweden

Estonia is now the preferred destination for Finnish ferry passengers, surpassing Sweden for the first time ever during the first half of this year, …

Europe

Ratas: Turkey staying on European course is important to Estonia

TALLINN - Turkey is Estonia's important strategic partner and Estonia as well as the rest of the European Union want Turkey to stay on course, Prime …

Turkey

Brexit: Estonia is ramping up efforts to woo British entrepreneurs with e-residency

The small but innovative eastern European country of Estonia is planning on ramping up its efforts to woo British entrepreneurs after Brexit.<p>More …

Brexit

Estonia 'e-residency' offers Brexit Brits EU loophole

As Brits brace for the upheaval that Brexit could bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID programme to keep doing business across …

Ecology

How to Travel from Finland to Estonia

The level of comfort available on-board is high, even for those opting for standard class. Passengers can enjoy numerous restaurant options, cafes, …

Travel

Estonia’s ‘e-residency’ giving businesses fearing ‘hard Brexit’ upheaval the EU loophole they’ve been looking for

As many British brace for the upheaval that Brexit could potentially bring, an increasing number have turned to Estonia’s ­“e-residency” digital ID …

Brexit

Estonia steps up plan to counter cyber attacks by siting critical systems offshore | ZDNet

To thwart a cyber-attack on its national infrastructure or even an invasion, Estonia is getting ready to open its first data embassy overseas.<p>In …