In Estonia

Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Ilves remembers crimes of mass deportations…

“Today we commemorate all the victims, regardless of their ethnicity, religion or homeland,” he added. President Ilves stated that twenty-five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain ...

Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Early Ukraine crisis resolution unlikely, says Ilves…

The earlier understandings no longer work. We can no longer believe in these rules, because one party has violated all of them. The question now is: what next? I would argue that a very noticeab...

Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Translation prize won by Godins…

Thanks to him, close to 20 works of Estonian poetry and prose have been translated into Latvian. He has translated the works of Estonian writers Andres Ehin, Jaan Kaplinski and Andrus Kivirahk. He...

Thu, 1 May 2014, EU election race too close to call…

Those living in cities are more likely to cast their votes. In the EU-wide elections, the center-right EPP group has pulled ahead of the center-left S&D group in the latest PollWatch2014 predict...

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Estonia submits final census report to Eurostat…

In those seven years, nearly 2700 people across Estonia participated in the census. “The data collected, could fill about 90 encyclopaedias, there is now a thorough and a very detailed datab...

Wed, 2 Apr 2014, Sales increase from 2013 levels…

Sales increased in most economic activities. Only retail sales in non-specialized stores selling predominantly industrial goods (e.g. department stores) were 7% smaller than in February of the p...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, Ansip keeps promise: ‘It’s time to go’…

I have always tried to keep my promises. So today is the day that I can assure you. On Shrove Tuesday, I will hand my resignation application to the president of the Republic.” Looking ahe...

Wed, 5 Mar 2014, EU funds spending agreed…

Estonia gets 5.9 billion euros, during the same period we pay in 1.4 billion euros,” Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said at a government press conference. “The 5.9 billion that we defini...



ESTONIA is a state in Northern Europe which has borders with Latvia and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Finland in the north and Sweden in the west. Estonia covers around 45 thousands square kilometers. The Estonians are part of Finnic people. The only official language in Estonia is Estonian, which has too much in common with Finnish language. Estonia as a state is a parliamentary republic with internal division of 15 regions. The largest city and the capital as well is Tallinn. Estonia is one of the least-populous countries of the European Union - its population is less than 1.5 million. Various international ogranizations highly ranked Estonia regarding press, democracy and political freedom.



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