Estonia

How to Spend 24 Hours in Tallinn, Estonia

Stepping into Tallinn’s Old Town is like stepping into an enchanting fairytale, so visitors spending only a short time in Tallinn should choose to …

Europe

The 15 Best Things to Do in Tallinn, Estonia

Enjoy the medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia, and get off the beaten path to see even more of this stunning city by the sea.

Culture

The 9 Best Guided Tours to Take in Estonia

Take a walking tour in Tallinn Old Town with a photographer<p>History buffs who also love to take a lot of pictures while traveling should look no …

Europe

Estonia Is Going to Grow Several Inches in a Single Day

When the country switches from Russian to European standards.<p>Parts of Estonia will soon be between six and nine-and-a-half inches taller after the …

Culture

Estonia wants law to allow criminals on the run to be stripped of special pension

TALLINN - Estonia's Interior Minister Andres Anvelt wishes to amend the law to enable to suspend the payment of a special pension before a guilty …

European News

Estonia's EU presidency could finally bring real tech savviness to EU politics

On July 1 one of the smallest countries in Europe took over the rotating Presidency of the EU for the next six months. Estonia stands poised to make an impact far larger than its size as a part of the EU on labor and economic policy with its expertise in digital legislation. Estonia was bumped up …

Innovation

Flash - Estonia to open world's first virtual data embassy - France 24

TALLINN (AFP) -<p>Cyber-savvy Estonia has taken yet another step forward in global technology, as the small Baltic state is set to open the world's first data embassy in Luxembourg early next year.<p>The heavily protected server room will contain important Estonian e-government data, so that the NATO and …

Russia

Minister: Estonia to take alcohol policy to EU level

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Health and Labor Jevgeni Ossinovski in Brussels on Tuesday introduced the priorities of the Estonian EU presidency to …

European News

Nato sends 'alive and strong' message from Estonia

<b>The Estonian town of Tapa is about an hour and half's drive eastwards from the capital Tallinn. Tapa owes its existence to the fact that it sits at an important railway junction. It bears all the hallmarks of an old Soviet garrison town - there was indeed a Russian air base here during the Cold War.</b><p>…

War

Swedbank: Estonia's export growth set to continue

TALLINN – The increase in Estonian exports is expected to continue as the business confidence indicators of Estonia's main trading partners remain …

European News

Red rainbow at sunset, over Estonia

Jüri Voit captured this image on July 6 in Kuusalu, Estonia. It looks like a special kind of rainbow, called a red rainbow.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped …

Baltic States

Estonia is trying to convert the EU to its digital creed

ESTONIANS are among Europe’s least pious folk. Just 2% of the population attend services weekly in the medieval churches of Tallinn, or anywhere …

Economics

Welcome to the blockchain nation

The world’s most advanced digital nation is helping entrepreneurs unleash the potential of blockchain technology.<p>If you want a glimpse at the future …

Bitcoin

Russia Sent 2,500 Troops to Its Border Near Latvia and Estonia Amid Fears of Conflict and Annexation

Moscow has sent 2,500 troops to its western border region to practice landing in unfamiliar territory.

World News

Tallinn’s ‘new Nordic’ food scene – and the restaurants leading the way

A new generation of Estonian chefs is feeding a culinary revolution by mixing Scandi-style cooking with traditional flavours to create innovative dishes at affordable prices<p>Behind the medieval city of Tallinn, a former Hanseatic port and a Unesco world heritage site, the woods run to the Russian …

Restaurants

Fines to guarantee open internet vary greatly within EU

An EU regulation adopted in 2015 says that internet service providers cannot discriminate between content - something called net neutrality.<p>It means …

Net Neutrality

Estonia helps Jamaica set up its first digital identity

Jamaica wants to establish the first fully-digitised government system in the region with help from digitally-advanced Estonia, it was announced.<p>In a …

Innovation

Juncker: I still don't have a smartphone, admits Luxembourg's ex-PM

(AFP) European Commission chief and Luxembourg's ex-PM Jean-Claude Juncker has admitted that he had not yet joined the smartphone revolution, as he …

Brexit

Germany slightly increases renewable energy share

Opinion<p>Nuclear accountability curbed by EU politics and industry interests<p>Today, 09:04<p>Lobbyists and politics are having a detrimental effect on …

Renewable Energy

Juncker: Far right has not been vanquished

TALLINN — The EU’s battle against populism is not done.<p>Despite victories of pro-European candidates in a series of major national elections in recent …

Jean-Claude Juncker

‘The best is yet to come’ – Estonia set to take up EU presidency

Celebration events have been held in Tallinn, as Estonia prepares to take up the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.<p>Prime Minister Juri Ratas told those gathered that Europe had “proven to be everything we hoped it to be,” but that “the best is yet to come.”<p>Estonia will take …

Brexit

Beautiful Mirror Hotel Room in Estonia

ÖÖD hotel rooms are imagined for short stays in Estonia. Built in eight hours, it can be put everywhere. Inside all the comfort. The façade made from …

Cool Stuff

Estonia takes EU's helm with focus on digitalization, cyberdefense

Eager to take over the EU Council's rotating presidency, Estonia has said it can help bridge divides among EU members. A digital pioneer, the Baltic …

Brexit

'USB condoms' and migration on Estonia's EU agenda

But when asked by an audience member what most kept him awake at night, Maasikas did manage to boil it down to a single issue: “The migration crisis, …

European News

Estonia combats hacking with world’s first data embassy

Written by Aliide Naylor<p>On June 20th, the prime ministers of Luxembourg and Estonia signed agreement establishing the world’s first data embassy — a …

Russia

Estonia will back up its government in a 'digital embassy'

The rules on what governments can, and can't, do with your personal data is based entirely on where the information is stored. Since tech companies shunt your stuff to servers across the globe, there's a risk that an oppressive regime can use its rights to start peeking at your stuff. That's why …

Baltic States

5 Day Road Trip in the South and the North of Estonia

What to see in Estonia, where to enjoy its stunning nature and what are the places and cities not to miss? Bright green forests, calm lakes and …

Europe

The Natural Beauty of Estonia from Above

We've seen Norway, we've seen Puerto Rico, and now, we have Estonia. The beautiful aerial views you can get from this eastern European country are …

Natural Beauty

How to Digitize a Country

Lessons from Estonia<p>Pop quiz: The Creators of Skype Belong To Which 3 Countries?<p>If you know the answer to this question, you know what I am alluding …

FinTech

Estonia to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg

<i>14.06.2017</i><p><b>Estonia’s pilot project – the world’s first data embassy – could set an example for the rest of the world.</b><p>In the last 20 years, Estonia has …

Big Data